The PJ Tatler

Video of Obama: 'They Are Americans in Their Hearts, Even if They Don’t Have a Right Piece of Paper'

Hat tip: NoMoreCocktails.com and Grabien. Transcript:

“What we’re also saying tough, is that for those who have American children or children who are legal permanent residents, that you can actually register and submit yourself to a criminal background check, pay any back taxes, and commit to paying future taxes. And if you do that you get as a piece of paper that gives you insurance that you can work and live here without fear of deportation.That does not apply to everybody but it does apply to roughly 5 million, about half of what is estimated to be the number of undocumented workers here.

Now, that is a temporary just like DACA, the program that we put in place for young people who were brought here, who otherwise are good citizens, or studying, working, join our military. We did that several years ago where we said it does not make sense for us to subject these young people to a deportation risk. They are Americans in their hearts, even if they don’t have a right piece of paper. That is temporary as well although it’s been subject to renewal.”

Another video excerpt from this townhall puts the president’s emotion-based idea — that one can look into someone’s heart to figure out if they’re an American and should be recognized as such by the federal government — into greater context. On the next page see a video from the same session of the president with one of his famous Bible butcherings: 

I think, uh, Good Book says, uh, y’know, don’t throw stones in glass houses, or make sure we’re looking at the log in our eye before pointing out the mote in other folks’ eyes, and I think that’s as true in politics as it is in life.

Favor to progressives: can we stop referring to criminals and accused terrorists with the word “folks”? Last night this was how MSNBC anchor Chris Hayes chose to describe some of the most salacious accounts in the recent report criticizing the CIA’s anti-terror policies:


A recent clip from presumed Democratic Party front-runner Hillary Clinton expressed the same feelings-based mentality toward those breaking the law and waging war against America….

Hat Tip to the Weekly Standard:

Using every possible tool and partner to advance peace and security. Leaving no one on the sidelines. Showing respect even for one’s enemies. Trying to understand, in so far as psychologically possible, empathize with their perspective and point of view. Helping to define the problems, determine the solutions. That is what we believe in the 21st century will change — change the prospects for peace.

Where does Clinton claim that she got this position about empathizing with those who want to implement Sharia law across the entire planet? From Breitbart in June, highlighting a New York Times interview:

“If you had to name one book that made you who you are today, what would it be?” asked The New York Times, in a book review questionnaire.

“At the risk of appearing predictable, the Bible was and remains the biggest influence on my thinking,” Clinton said. “I was raised reading it, memorizing passages from it and being guided by it.”

“I still find it a source of wisdom, comfort and encouragement,” she added.

If we really placed the wisdom of the Bible at the center of how America responded to the jihadists making war on us and the illegal immigrants invading the country to demand the social welfare comparable to the failed states that they’re fleeing, what would it look like?