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MUNRO: Obama ignores questions about controversial de facto amnesty decision
The Daily Caller ^ | June 15, 2012 | Neil Munro

Posted on 06/15/2012 5:22:56 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum

Photo: AP

President Barack Obama declined to take any questions from reporters about his controversial and significant decision to offer a de facto amnesty to at least 800,000 foreigners aged 15 to 30.

The president turned and walked away from reporters at the end of an early afternoon address in the White House’s Rose Garden, even though two reporters called out questions about his decision.

The announcement of the decision comes at a time of record unemployment among low-skilled workers, Hispanics and African-Americans.

For example, less than 50 percent of younger African-Americans have full-time jobs, according to data provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Unemployment among Hispanics, youth and African-Americans rose in May, according to the BLS.

Obama justified his immigration decision by saying it is supported by business lobbies.

The president has often used this no-questions strategy when making important or poll-boosting announcements. (VIDEO: Reporter explains his Rose Garden exchange with Obama)

It allows him to deliver his message to his target audience, uncluttered by awkward questions. He speaks smoothly and finishes very rapidly, leaving assertive reporters few chances to ask a question before he reaches the refuge of the Oval Office door.

Sometimes, the president does answer shouted questions. At the end of a March 23 Rose garden event, for example, he answered a shouted question about Trayvon Martin, a Florida youth killed in February.

On Friday The Daily Caller asked a question as his speech appeared to be ending.

The president rebuked the TheDC, but then he declined to answer any other questions when he finished his carefully crafted statement.

He declined to answer TheDC’s shouted question about the impact of his new policy on American workers. He also failed to answer another reporter’s question.

In previous administrations, some reporters used the tactic very effectively. ABC’s Sam Donaldson, for example, was famous for his shouted questions to President George H.W. Bush.

TheDC’s shouted question was described as a heckle by some established outlets.

Obama’s deputy, Janet Napolitano, the secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, followed the same strategy Friday during a morning telephone press-conference. She gave a short statement and then left the conference while two officials provided not-for-attribution answers to selected reporters’ questions.

The reporters selected to offer questions included established media outlets and Spanish-language outlets. The chosen outlets included the Los Angeles Times, CNN, National Journal, Univision, The New York Times and La Prensa.

The selected reporters did not ask about the controversial impact on American workers.

During the Rose Garden event, Obama depicted the immigrants as Americans except for their legal status.

This pitch blurred the political distinction between Americans and foreigners, and helps him portray the illegal immigrants as deserving of American citizenship.

American citizenship is a highly valued status, because it provides Americans with legal protections worldwide and gives them access to the shared wealth and sympathy of other Americans. Millions of illegal immigrants have risked their lives to win the prize for themselves and their children.

Obama has been under increased pressure from Hispanic lobbies to provide access to citizenship for up to 10 million illegal immigrants, whose arrival will boost the clout of ethnic lobbies.

In general, Democratic politicians have favored easy immigration, despite the impact it has on American workers, who provided the party’s base up until the 1980s.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: amnesty; dailycaller; immigration; munro

1 posted on 06/15/2012 5:23:03 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum
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2 posted on 06/15/2012 5:25:56 PM PDT by jimbo123
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Dictators don’t answer questions, they make decrees.


3 posted on 06/15/2012 5:29:46 PM PDT by Sequoyah101 (You've been screwed by your government.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Temple-vein eruption!


4 posted on 06/15/2012 5:32:18 PM PDT by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all.......)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

This announcement WILL NOT boost BHO2’s poll numbers. If anything, it will drive them down.


5 posted on 06/15/2012 5:32:48 PM PDT by SatinDoll (NO FOREIGN NATIONALS AS OUR PRESIDENT)
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To: Sequoyah101

The more I think about this the more I think unions are going to turn on obama. There are many unskilled labor union memebers that don’t need the extra competition for jobs. I don’t think the won thought this through very well. Shaping up for a blowout election.


6 posted on 06/15/2012 5:33:24 PM PDT by refermech
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
leaving assertive reporters few chances to ask a question before he reaches the refuge of the Oval Office door.

What a wimp.

7 posted on 06/15/2012 5:33:46 PM PDT by MulberryDraw (The government "gives" and the government takes away (freedom).)
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To: SatinDoll
This announcement WILL NOT boost BHO2’s poll numbers. If anything, it will drive them down.

If you read between the lines of what Obama said, he was telling the illegals to go out and register as many dead people as they can and vote as many times as they can in November, so he can make this "temporary" edict permanent.

8 posted on 06/15/2012 5:35:29 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopath.)
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To: SatinDoll
This announcement WILL NOT boost BHO2’s poll numbers. If anything, it will drive them down.

I think he's decided that he doesn't care and will do all the damage he can before the end (see tag line; I've been saying this since January). This guy is already a dangerous lame duck.

9 posted on 06/15/2012 5:36:30 PM PDT by Carry_Okie (The Slave Party Switcheroo: Economic crisis! Zero's eligibility Trumped!! Hillary 2012!!!)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

He gets away with this shit because Congress (ie: US) lets him


10 posted on 06/15/2012 5:36:41 PM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Dictators don’t answer questions, they make decrees.


11 posted on 06/15/2012 5:38:25 PM PDT by Sequoyah101 (You've been screwed by your government.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

“If you read between the lines of what Obama said, he was telling the illegals to go out and register as many dead people as they can and vote as many times as they can in November”

You nailed it. Mexicans and dead people are two of the very few voting blocs in which Obamugabe’s is not in free fall in the polls. He’s just pandering to what’s left of his base.


12 posted on 06/15/2012 5:42:33 PM PDT by BarnacleCenturion
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

He rules by ukase but acts like a girlyman. Weird.


13 posted on 06/15/2012 5:43:14 PM PDT by elhombrelibre ("I'd rather be ruled by the Tea Party than the Democratic Party." Norman Podhoretz)
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He rules by ukase but acts like a girlyman. Weird.

He's just reading what Soros types into the TelePrompTer ®.

He never knows what he's going to get.

14 posted on 06/15/2012 5:54:27 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Government is the religion of the sociopath.)
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To: refermech

I can’t see how a union member could view this as a good thing. They already loath Mexicans taking union jobs as it is.

Maybe unions will go for the (R) candidate like they did for Reagan.

Romney must run a Reaganesque patriotic rebuild American campaign.


15 posted on 06/15/2012 6:04:56 PM PDT by TSgt (The only reason I have one in the chamber at all times, is because it is impossible to have two in.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
And Chris Wallace, son of the now-deceased king of the Gotcha question, says Munro should be banned from the White House press corps because of his interrupting Obama and expects he will be booted:

Chris Wallace: Daily Caller heckler 'outrageous'

16 posted on 06/15/2012 6:10:51 PM PDT by CedarDave
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Not only are they likely to ban Munro, they (the libs that run the WH correspondents association) are talking about banning any correspondent for the Daily Caller. Obama ignores questions from conservatives anyway so there would not be much difference but it shows to any fair-minded person what a dictator he is and his lap-dog members of the press wag their collective tails in agreement.


17 posted on 06/15/2012 6:19:13 PM PDT by CedarDave
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
No.

We can vote in November. However, no matter which side wins with what margin, Obama’s move already de-legitimized the result.

Because it will be challenged and tied up in court. And this time it will be much worse than in 2000. I see dark clouds gathering, one side is eager to have an all out civil unrest.

18 posted on 06/15/2012 6:26:26 PM PDT by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: SERKIT
Temple-vein eruption!

This is not an original observation, but I expect within the next 30 days we are going to be witness to a complete explosion and/or melt down by the black jesus.
19 posted on 06/15/2012 6:56:44 PM PDT by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: Cheerio

Oh! I think that is a very good assumtion, a good guess, on what will happen shortly.


20 posted on 06/15/2012 7:17:40 PM PDT by SatinDoll (NO FOREIGN NATIONALS AS OUR PRESIDENT)
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To: Cheerio

Oh! I think that is a very good assumption, a good guess, on what will happen shortly.


21 posted on 06/15/2012 7:18:03 PM PDT by SatinDoll (NO FOREIGN NATIONALS AS OUR PRESIDENT)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

“When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice; But when a wicked man rules, the people groan.” (Proverbs 29:2)


22 posted on 06/15/2012 7:24:44 PM PDT by hope
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

DICTATORS DON’T HAVE TO ANSWER QUESTIONS.


23 posted on 06/15/2012 7:57:43 PM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
We are going to see a flood of aged 30 and under, mostly male Mexicans across our border like never seen before, ever. 0bama needs their votes!
24 posted on 06/15/2012 8:02:23 PM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: MulberryDraw

Brave Sir Barry bravely tucked tail and ran inside.


25 posted on 06/15/2012 8:03:38 PM PDT by tumblindice (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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To: BarnacleCenturion

As Rush says..... Catch, release, vote. Thats what this is about. I just cannot see how the chief executive can ignore his duty to uphold the constitution and laws of this country. Obama has done it countless times. And nobody has the guts to impeach him.


26 posted on 06/15/2012 8:32:01 PM PDT by ABHurst51
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Looks like Obooboo is dancing from one hand grenade to another. The desparation is really starting to show. He’s toast and he knows it. Monday he will probably legalize pot and by Wednesday he will be handing out reparations to the Amish.


27 posted on 06/15/2012 8:48:34 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
Millions of illegal immigrants have risked their lives to win the prize for themselves and their children.

American citizenship is now a "prize," like the World Cup?

-PJ

28 posted on 06/15/2012 10:07:52 PM PDT by Political Junkie Too (If you can vote for President, then your children can run for President.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

GOOD JOB freedom fighter taking on Obama!


29 posted on 06/16/2012 3:04:44 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost

A correction:

But when push comes to sholve, they will ANSWER.


30 posted on 06/16/2012 3:06:52 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: CedarDave

Not surprised. The libs CANNOT FACE THE TRUTH!


31 posted on 06/16/2012 3:12:36 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: refermech

In truth, Obama KNOWS he is going to LOSE in November, so he is going to do all the most stupid stuff such as this in the meantime.


32 posted on 06/16/2012 3:14:37 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: TSgt

As I said, Obama just handed the election to Romney. Obama is TOAST.


33 posted on 06/16/2012 3:17:26 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: Georgia Girl 2

You said it, Obama is TOAST. Nailed it.


34 posted on 06/16/2012 3:18:34 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum
MUNRO: Obama ignores questions...

Now this guy doesn't look the least bit Indian...must not be the same.

35 posted on 06/16/2012 7:19:01 AM PDT by ROCKLOBSTER (Celebrate Republicans Freed the Slaves Month.)
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To: E. Pluribus Unum

Dictators don’t have to answer questions.

Now shut the hell up and pay your taxes. Your government is broke.


36 posted on 06/16/2012 11:51:39 AM PDT by Tzimisce (THIS SUCKS)
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