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What Was the Point of
Obama’s Immigration Speech?

National Review Online, by Mark Kirkorian

Original Article

Posted By:Dreadnought, 1/29/2013 8:11:26 PM

I know the president likes the sound of his own voice, but, really, what was the point of his immigration speech today in Las Vegas? He didn’t deal with any of the hard issues — like guestworkers or spousal immigration rights for homosexual couples or how many millions more people a year he wants to admit — and just regurgitated the usual boilerplate about how we’re a nation of immigrants and our system is broken, etc. In fact, he’s become self-parody. I always point out that the DREAM Act was never designed

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Reply 1 - Posted by: Coy860, 1/29/2013 8:13:52 PM     (No. 9147299)

The point was to spend more of our hard earned money using the plane for 9 hours.
AND to get away from Moochelle.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Alpha91c, 1/29/2013 8:14:25 PM     (No. 9147300)

Simple, Obama is just being his illogical narcistic self.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: disasterman, 1/29/2013 8:18:37 PM     (No. 9147304)

Wasting a day burning close to two million bucks in JP4 and operating costs on AF1 when he could have given the same speech from anywhere in DC is the point. He´s the King of The World, we just don´t get it.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: alltheway, 1/29/2013 8:25:21 PM     (No. 9147315)

What´s the point of his EXISTENCE!

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Pearson365, 1/29/2013 8:25:23 PM     (No. 9147316)

Obama had two reasons for this wasteful trip:

A.. Appear to be more sympathetic to illegals than GOP. All appearance, no substance, but that´s all CBS, NBC and rest need for 30 second sound bites. No major network will dare mention costs involved.

B, This is conjecture, but he surely spent quality time with his boy friend. The Mooch gets furious when boy toys are at WH, so the mobile WH complete with bed will do.



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Reply 6 - Posted by: whiskey, 1/29/2013 8:53:06 PM     (No. 9147352)

The point? There were two.
Frist, it got him out of the White House.
Second, he had to go that far to find someone to applaud him.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: bighambone, 1/29/2013 9:31:03 PM     (No. 9147396)

The problem is the US Government could go out and find all the few thousand legitimately really good students like Luis and Alan in the massive 11 to 20 million illegal alien population, give the Luis and Alan crowd "green cards", and you would still have an illegal alien population of 11 to 20 million illegal aliens out there who cannot speak much English, are poor, generally uneducated and unskilled, who would have to be heavily subsidized through US Government financed health care and social welfare programs to make it in the current high cost of living USA.

The point of Obama´s speech was to show that he recognizes that if he and the liberal Democrats can dupe the Stupid Party into going along with a special path to citizenship amnesty for just about every illegal alien now in the USA that in a few years the Democrats will end up with 10 million or more new voters that the Democrats can use to send the Stupid Party downhill into political oblivion. Once the Democrats have the voters to flip States like Arizona, Florida and Texas it is all over for the Stupid Party.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Janjan, 1/30/2013 7:03:20 AM     (No. 9147850)

Rubio seems to believe that if Republicans will get behind amnesty for illegals he can convince them to vote for smaller government. He told Rush yesterday that most of them come here to live the dream. There is truth to that except it isn´t the dream of our Founders. It is the dream of the Obama liberals. Taxpayer booty and entitlements.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: tocsin, 1/30/2013 7:04:44 AM     (No. 9147854)

´´So are the Republican amnesty-pushers to Obama’s left, at least in this respect? That’s pretty pathetic.´´

¡Qué sorpresa!

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Bad Dog, 1/30/2013 7:24:57 AM     (No. 9147898)

#6 was half right in his answer - that Obama came this far to find applause.

Out here, in Reid-Land, Senor Obama is guaranteed crowds and applause the way Reid (any of them, and there are far too many) is guaranteed re-election. Obama gives that speech to adoring crowds of latino teenagers and various other multi-culti faces, as required by their various union memberships, then when he actually does something else later, Harry Reid can then be the point man to start the new conversational direction by pointing back to this speech to illustrate how the people want whatever it was Obama said.

What Obama DOES has never occurred to any of his supporters to be any different from what he says, because they don´t LISTEN to what he says any more than they know what he DOES.

They just cheer him because the Reid Machine out here has ordered them to do so, under threat of loss of their menial pay jobs (which are lucrative for their union handlers).

Don´t get me started......

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Reply 11 - Posted by: lancelink1, 1/30/2013 7:26:02 AM     (No. 9147899)

Why are people still expecting this guy to actually address any of the hard issues?

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Rinktum, 1/30/2013 7:31:42 AM     (No. 9147901)

He makes these unnecessary trips because he feels he is entitled. You don´t have to be poor and on welfare to have this mindset. He travels so much because he enjoysnit and knows someone else is paying the bills. Getting to bash Republicans while doing so is icing on the cake. The guy is a grifter and has hit on the mother lode in the American taxpayer. He is not alone. There are way too many in Washington DC who agree and waste taxpayer money on "fact finding" trips.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: snapper451, 1/30/2013 7:44:12 AM     (No. 9147914)

When does common sense enter the scene? With a country out of money how can you justify stupid trips like this? Someone on the right has to start exposing this more.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Laurie, 1/30/2013 7:57:31 AM     (No. 9147939)

Or to check out for himself this young man from Las Vegas who has very boldly promised to lead the effort to legally expose Obama for the criminal he is and restore a constitutional America to the people.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=axmjLxNFCAY

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Reply 15 - Posted by: sherlock1, 1/30/2013 9:23:53 AM     (No. 9148156)

It was a chance to get in a few hours of practice with "Duck Hunt".

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Reply 16 - Posted by: mickturn, 1/30/2013 9:27:32 AM     (No. 9148166)

To waste more than $1M on flying out there.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Butch59, 1/30/2013 10:13:32 AM     (No. 9148281)

Obozo just flys around the country and world because it makes him feel like king of the world. He can do as he pleases and have someone else pay for it. And AF 1 is the most luxury aircraft in the world. And he has total control of it.

And I´m really upset that Marco Rubio would jump into this morass. I voted for him because I believe that he is a dedicated conservative. But on this issue he is wrong. Anyone who thinks that latinos are rushing to get in to the U.S. so they can ´live the American dream´ is out of it. These people don´t even have a clue what the ´America dream´ is/was. They have been born and raised in a socialist, corrupt form of government and that´s all they know. And they bring that with them. They are here because of the freebees to be had gives them a better living that what they had in their home country. That´s what has to be broken. Stop the give aways to illegals!

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Reply 18 - Posted by: dman, 1/30/2013 10:18:16 AM     (No. 9148296)

The point is: distraction. Several pundits are pointing this out. Stirring up controversy about immigration and gun control simply keeps our attention away from the debt, lack of a budget, sequestration, Iran, and other acute issues.

As Glenn Beck is fond of saying: "Watch the other hand".

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Reply 19 - Posted by: chicodon, 1/30/2013 11:18:21 AM     (No. 9148480)

Reason? Sadism. Obama will spend the next four years (insert prayer here) rubbing the noses of those of western European ancestry in the fact that demographics have hit the tipping point. They will no longer be able to vote their way out of it. They will be left with few options. A change in voting rights perhaps? This would not happen at the ballot box.

I still maintain he has some vision of a South African model in America´s future. Hopefully he´s not delusional enough to think he can put it on a fast track. Hint: Charlie Manson tried and it didn´t work.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: Ken M., 1/30/2013 11:22:25 AM     (No. 9148493)

At least the high school was very close to the airport this time. Usually when he comes out here, he causes massive traffic disruptions over widespread areas for several hours, and makes for a bad day for lots of folks.


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Reply 21 - Posted by: caddyjak, 1/30/2013 11:22:44 AM     (No. 9148496)

#5 is right on. The RNC needs to wake up and disclose this guy´s disgusting background that they failed to talk about during the campaign.

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Reply 22 - Posted by: Davids918, 1/30/2013 11:28:49 AM     (No. 9148510)

Do not confuse this for being a wasted trip to give a speech.

It is part of the whole 2014 campaign, and the targeted stated of Nevada and all those union workers in the hotels.

Just like the Clintons, it´s all calculated with a purpose.

The difference between this immigration initiative and Reagan´s? Reagan´s provided actual amnesty.
This one only gets them to apply for the green card, which then they can after 5 years, apply for citizenship, and only then be placed at the back of the line (likely another 10 years).

You can´t vote with a green card, and once they have a green card, it will be easier to track illegal voting (if that´s occuring).


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Reply 23 - Posted by: 901AtTheRiver, 1/30/2013 2:07:27 PM     (No. 9148829)

Herself will be an easy act to follow.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: 901AtTheRiver, 1/30/2013 2:08:36 PM     (No. 9148831)

OOPS. That one belongs on the Kerry deal. Sorry.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: Bazi, 1/30/2013 2:24:01 PM     (No. 9148858)

The point is that AF1 is his smoking lounge. The speech was just an excuse.

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Reply 26 - Posted by: wsdiego, 1/30/2013 3:18:48 PM     (No. 9148971)

Narcissus, a fellow in love with his reflection, can never let something go!

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Reply 27 - Posted by: spengler, 1/30/2013 7:52:48 PM     (No. 9149445)

The USA is over with. Stick a fork in it.
We have a Tyrant.
Our Loved Constitution is now toilet paper; congress-all of them-are a rubber-stamp Reich-stag.

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