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November 25, 2013 - 1:00 pm
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President Obama brought former Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, now chancellor of the University of California system, along to an immigration reform speech in San Francisco’s Chinatown today, where he was interrupted by protesters wanting him to issued an executive order to stop all deportations.

Obama squeezed the speech in between four fundraising events on the West Coast.

He began, though, by praising himself on the Iran nuclear deal.

“Now, some of you may recall that when I first ran for president I said it was time for a new era of American leadership in the world, one that turned the page on a decade of war and began a new era of our engagement with the world. And as president and a commander in chief, I’ve done what I said: We ended the war in Iraq, we brought our troops home. Osama bin Laden met justice. The war in Afghanistan will end next year,” Obama said.

“And as the strongest, most powerful nation on the face of the Earth, we’ve engaged in clear-eyed and principled diplomacy even with our adversaries in order to begin to destroy Syria’s chemical weapons and to place the first real constraints in a decade on Iran’s nuclear program,” he added, failing to note that the funding for the program to dismantle Syria’s massive chemical weapons stockpile may run out at the end of this month.

“‘Cause I firmly believe in what President Kennedy once said. He said, ‘Let us never negotiate out of fear, but let us never fear to negotiate.’ I believe that. And this diplomacy, backed by the unprecedented sanctions we brought on Iran, has brought us the progress that was achieved this weekend. For the first time in a decade we’ve halted the progress on Iran’s nuclear program. Key parts of the program will be rolled back.”

Obama claimed “international inspectors will have unprecedented access to Iran’s nuclear-related facilities,” although the agreement does not expressly include unannounced inspections.

“So this will help Iran from building a nuclear weapon. And, over the coming months, we’re gonna continue our diplomacy with the goal of achieving a comprehensive solution that deals with the threat of Iran’s nuclear program once and for all. And, if Iran seizes the opportunity and chooses to join the global community, then we can begin to chip away with the mistrust that has existed for many years between our two nations,” he said.

“None of that’s going to be easy. Huge challenges remain, but we cannot close the door on diplomacy, and we cannot rule out peaceful solutions to the world’s problems. We cannot commit ourselves to an endless cycle of conflict. And tough talk and bluster may be the easy thing to do politically, but it is not the right thing for our security.”

“It is not the right thing for our security,” he repeated, waiting for the applause.

“Now, this progress and the potential it offers reminds us of what is possible when the United States has the courage to lead; not just with the force of arms, but with the strength of diplomacy and our commitment to peace. That’s what keeps us strong. That’s what makes us a beacon for the world. That’s how I will continue to lead so long as I’m president of the United States.”

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If you are Asian, you are wayyyyy down the list. We have laws for Asians and whites.

You aren't "victim class" enough.

For the other immigrants who are "victim class", the law is not so much of an impediment.

I'm so powerful, I can taste it.
I drew a red line, then erased it.
Got a trillion? I can waste it.
The throne of tyranny, I've embraced it
42 weeks ago
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Psychopath, sociopath, pyromaniac, misanthrope.

Obama has so many pathologies it would make Freud's knees knock
And his increasingly demented look would stop a cuckoo clock
42 weeks ago
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The guy is a complete psychopath! The United States of America is so completely hosed. We've got to have a Republican House and Senate majority. Got to.
42 weeks ago
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Seems to me that he has already stopped some deportations. My question is, did Obama commit a felony by doing so?
41 weeks ago
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Illegality has never stopped him before. . .
42 weeks ago
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I understand why, how Uhbama feels the need to constantly demagogue the GOP in front of sycophantic, like-minded b oobs.

His enormous ego needs constant stroking. What better way than accomplishing this than in front of Illiberal, economically-void lemmings, college-aged kids/ professors and other public sector union types.

I couldn't imagine living in such a vacuous, partisan, yes-man bubble. Pathetically sad.
42 weeks ago
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This was obviously a planted protestor.
42 weeks ago
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'..most Americans agree..' with de facto amnesty for tens of millions of low-nil 3rd World-received education for the aforementioned 3rd Worlder's?

What a fictional storytelling chode.

I recall a stat some years back of then-illegals, overstayed green card types whom were in country long enough to begin their citizenship process. > 10% actually do said paperwork!
42 weeks ago
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If you are Asian, you are wayyyyy down the list. We have laws for Asians and whites.

You aren't "victim class" enough.

For the other immigrants who are "victim class", the law is not so much of an impediment.

I'm so powerful, I can taste it.
I drew a red line, then erased it.
Got a trillion? I can waste it.
The throne of tyranny, I've embraced it
42 weeks ago
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Wait a minute...

He can arbitrarily decide which parts of Obamacare he enforces, and which he doesn't, via a dubious interpretation of a murky and little-known court decision from 25-30 years ago, BUT...

He's powerless and must enforce parts of immigration law, while prohibiting states run by people he doesn't like from enforcing *other* parts of immigration law that he doesn't feel warrant enforcement...

You have to be a lawyer to twist logic this hard without it breaking. It'd give anyone else a headache. Either that or you'd conclude the guy's just making it up as he goes along...
42 weeks ago
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Obama said:

“….what I’m proposing is….to use our democratic processes to achieve the same goal that you want to achieve”

Allow me to finish:

“…which is to give The Right To Vote, and every other Privilege and Benefit formerly reserved for the CITIZENS of this nation, to any and EVERY one of you, who can physical come here by whatever means is necessary or possible to do so.

We have maintained an open border for decades, and of late, flooded your country with guns, specifically to encourage as many of you as possible to come here, regardless of any Law, Principal of Sovereignty, or antiquated thought of Respect or Common Decency…

Patronize drug-smugglers to criminally sneak in, under the cover of darkness?

Please, by all means….

Immediately commit countless acts of Identity Theft, Perjury, Counterfeit, and Fraud to obtain False Documents, Conceal your Status, and Deceive even our Weakest Attempts Law Enforcement?

Of course you should….

Defraud our systems of Proper Taxes and Revenue, while accessing a boundless array of Gifts and Services, NEVER INTENDED FOR YOUR CONSUMPTION?

Why else did we create so many of them?

Use you own children as weapons, as battering rams, as bargaining chips, to “guiltify” our opponents, to call them Racists, to overwhelm by sheer numbers, their resolve to stand fast for the most basic, Natural Expectations for the Rule of Law to prevail?

Yes, My People…. I will use our “Democratic Process” to achieve the Goal …
The Goal we both share, the Grand Bargain…. the culmination of The Dream since the passage of Immigration act of 1965…

To at last, effectively bar any future settlement, or any further domestic growth of, a of Productive, Self Sufficient, Western Ancestry upon this Continent…

…and to replace them at last…Completely and Electorally… with a Dependent Entitlement Class of Loyal People like you…you, who are the Heart, and the Soul, and the FUTURE of our Democratic Parties Permanent Majority in America.

Yes, you….you are the “Ones We’ve been Waiting For”…and you have waited long enough, even if you just got here yesterday….WE’VE waited long enough to use you in our struggle….and the time is now…

Time to use our so-called “Democratic Process” to do what No American Citizen would ever freely do themselves….

To instantly, by Royal Fiat, make tens of millions of YOU…who have Trespassed upon their Land, Plundered their Resources and Indebted their Children….to make YOU, the full and equal shareholders of the Property, Wealth and Future THAT THEY PAID FOR .

But it is true, I cannot, this day , stop the few Symbolic Instances of Deportation Theater…it must go on for now… the “catch, and release”, the Pantomime of Soveriegnty…..it must continue to be a tool, a cudgel with which to Strike Our Enemies…as evidence of their heartlessness, their out-of pace step to Winds ofChange …But I assure you…

They are now, nearly helpless in the face and force of a Complicit Media , unable to resist the wave rising off the gathering storm…..

The Die is Cast, the Narrative is in Place, The Issue has been declared Imminent…..and we will now USE the “Democratic Process”, to at last remove all the Constraints a Republic places upon us, and do as we wish, Regardless of Law…

And, soon, when you are all Declared Citizens….while Open Borders yet remain….our opponents will be forever shamed and out-voted on the propriety of EVER closing that Border again...

and with a perfect, uninterrupted flow of New Voters whenever we need, to go to and from any place or district as required, we will OWN the “Democratic Process” for ourselves…

For as long as this earth shall exist”
42 weeks ago
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True, Bush was in favor of "immigration reform"-amnesty. We were against it then, too.
42 weeks ago
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I'm amazed that Obama would use "illegal" as an excuse not to do something.
42 weeks ago
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Surprises me. I thought he kept a pad of blank executive orders with him for just such occasions.
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