Skip to comments.Obama warns US not to 'demagogue' immigration
Posted on 08/01/2010 1:42:45 AM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
President Barack Obama warned US leaders not to use the divisive issue of illegal immigration as a way to gain power and name recognition, in an interview with CBS television released on Saturday. Fresh from a court victory that blocked provisions of a tough Arizona immigration law that Obama opposed, the president warned politicians not to "demagogue" the topic and said his administration wanted to work with Arizona on the issue.
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One only need consult the dictionary* for the meaning of the word "demagogue" to instantly realize that it fits Obama to the T.
That's when a cold chill goes up your spine...
* A political leader who seeks support by appealing to popular desires and prejudices rather than by using rational argument.
The Obama Presidency, otherwise known as the Projection Presidency.
Wonder who taught him the long word, demagogue, and explained to him what it means.
I can’t be polite anymore, mixed company or no...
Piss on obama!!!
Obama can KMA! He is president, not a damned king.
Ya, like the mafia offering a business owner protection after their goons bust the place up.
said his administration wanted to work with Arizona on the issue
Actions speak louder than words. His administration sued Arizona, and as far as I can tell, made no effort to negotiate or coordinate activities aimed at curtailing illegal immigration.
What Arizona is demagoging is federal enforcement policy.
Our first bi-polar president
“said his administration wanted to work with Arizona on the issue.”
With? With as in partners? Or is it with as in king and subjects?
Where are the court transcripts of the arguments Obama’s lawyers use to refuse to produce his B/C?
We know that Free Republic is not only an echo chamber for like-minded conservatives but a forum for the expression of conservative policies. Here they are expressed and here they are tested. We know that lurkers of all stripes can be found-or not found-embedded in virtually every thread. I think some of us Conservatives should set down our position with respect to Obama and his shameful demagoguery over immigration and his opportunistic and reckless abandonment of his obligation to protect the borders in plain view for those independents and Democrats of good will to see and judge.
First, it is Obama himself and no conservative Republican who is the demagogue on the issue of immigration. It is Obama who has the motive to cynically capitalize on an influx of Latinos whom Obama can predict with confidence will vote Democrat.
Second, it is Obama who needs to gin up his poll numbers by throwing red meat to his base. There can be no doubt that the action of the NAACP and other left-wing organizations have been coordinated probably through the office of the Chief of Staff of the president of the United States. These actions have been designed to set one race against another. They come coordinated with the lawsuit against Arizona. These actions have been cynically calculated to play the race card. It is cynical and it is racist and it is ignobly motivated for crass electoral advantage. It is the worst and cheapest kind of demagoguery which sells out the soul of the nation on its most sensitive issue over its whole history for partisan advantage at the polls. Obama clearly has motive and his office has given him the opportunity. He has shamefully abused his office.
Third, Obama has opportunity not only to exploit the situation by playing the race card, but, as president of the United States whose party controls Congress, he has the undisputed power to put assets in place along the border to stop the inflow of illegal immigrants. He will not. In fact, his administration has sent every signal imaginable not excluding his lawsuit against Arizona, to encourage the inflow of illegal immigrants and to hold out to them the hope of total amnesty. Despite murders along the border, despite huge jobless numbers for American citizens, despite hundreds of billions of dollars of costs to educate and medically treat illegal aliens, despite a tsunami of illegal drugs, Obama will not lift a finger to stop the flood. To the contrary, he tacitly encourages it.
Obama has the power and the opportunity to do good but he chooses to do evil.
Fourth, as a committed Marxist and leftist, Obama sees America not as the Shining City on the Hill which stands between the civilized world and the barbarians approaching the gate, but as the focus of evil which has retarded the global march of socialism. A basic tenet of Marxist/socialism is the destruction of the nationstate. By definition, a parce of land is not a nation which cannot control its borders. To the degree that America under Obama has countenanced uncontrolled borders, America loses sovereignty. Obama wants America ultimately to shed its role as protector of the weak and innocent and abandon any responsibility coming out of American exceptionalism. If America is a bulwark against socialism, Obama is content to let America die.
Fifth, to the degree that Obama can justify his refusal to see that the laws on immigration are faithfully executed by resort to identity politics-reverse racism-he undermines the rule of law and substitutes another kind of doctrine, a race based doctrine which is hateful and destructive of the American experience. But that process of destruction advances the cause of a committed Marxist as it undermines the Constitution and disparages the whole rule of law. We all are to be governed by executive whim and by identity politics.
These are the conclusions which I come to without much time to reflect. I'm sure more will come later and I am even more certain that other Freepers will have much to add. If you are a lurker, an independent, or a questioning Democrat, and you come across this thread why not come on board and say your piece? Maybe you agree with some of these conclusions, maybe you can change my mind.
Warn all you want, you impotent little clown.
Your political reckoning is ahead.
Crossing my fingers that Obama’s political reckoning will be a historical political wreckoning.
throw sleazy wetbacks out and 99% of the prob is solved.
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