Then and Now

January 28, 2010


And I will make [amnesty] a top priority in my first year as President – not only because we have an obligation to secure our borders and get control of who comes in and out of our country. And not only because we have to crack down on employers who are abusing undocumented immigrants instead of hiring citizens. But because we have to finally bring undocumented immigrants out of the shadows. Yes, they broke the law. And they should have to pay a fine, and learn English, and go to the back of the line. That’s how we’ll put them on a pathway to citizenship.


“And we should continue the work of fixing our broken immigration system -– to secure our borders and enforce our laws, and ensure that everyone who plays by the rules can contribute to our economy and enrich our nation.  (Applause.)

In the end, it’s our ideals, our values that built America  — values that allowed us to forge a nation made up of immigrants from every corner of the globe; values that drive our citizens still.”

That was the only mention of immigration in the president’s speech yesterday.

7 Responses to Then and Now

  1. setnaffa on January 28, 2010 at 1:28 pm

    Okay. We get that Obama is Squealer ( What we want to know is who is Napoleon(, and is it too late to stop the pigs from taking over the farm!

    I will not work myself to death for these bastards. I am an American and entitled under the Constitution to a government with no pork.

    Similarly, I will not be a sheep, bleating out jingoistic slogans like the Kos kids or the guys with tingley legs on MSNBC.

    Not everything a politician (from the party I most admire) says is truth.

    Not everything a politician (from the party I least admire) says is false.

    There will be change in November.

  2. setnaffa on January 28, 2010 at 1:43 pm

    I guess using links pends a post for moderation. That’s good to know!!

  3. ATTILA on January 28, 2010 at 2:29 pm

    Let me be clear”: Let me lie to you.

    “Make no mistake”: See “let me be clear.”

    “This isn’t about me”: This is completely about me.

    “Hitting the reset button”: Refusing to learn from the mistakes of the past and acting as though a fresh start requires utter naivete.

    “Reaching out to the other side of the aisle”: Totally rejecting all ideas from anyone outside the Obama-approved bubble. Then suggesting that subsequent political impasses are their fault, and that they ought to bend down and grab their ankles to establish a new tone in Washington.

    “Failed policies of the past”: Don’t blame me! Blame Bush!

    “Teachable moment”: I screwed something up, now I’ll brag about it.

    “Tax cut”: Redistribution of money from those who pay a disproportionate amount of taxes to those who pay none.

    “Transparency”: Deliberate opaqueness, hiding crucial facts from the American public.

    “Accountability”: Don’t worry, I’ll fire someone.
    “Stimulus”: Payoffs to friends.

    “Shovel-ready “: Jobs that no one wants and that last for two months.

    “Green jobs”: Imaginary jobs.

    “Saved or created”: Old Obama language used to futz the numbers on jobs.

    “Recovery”: Continued economic stagnation.

    “Jobs funded”: Jobs Obama will take credit for, even though he has done nothing to either save or create.

    “It won’t happen overnight”: It will never happen.

    “Progress”: Redistribution.

  4. mnw on January 28, 2010 at 2:44 pm

    Longtime posters:

    Remember WBH? Recall the THOUSANDS of posts from “Wants Big Horse—-” along the lines of “Amnesty is inevitable! You guys are screwed! Obama will do Amnesty within a week of inauguration!”, etc.?

    WBH? How did your analysis go so wrong? That braying adz wsas SO SURE! He preached “Amnesty is coming!” from 2006 until quite recently, didn’t he?

    Does he still show up here?

  5. (((BCL))) on January 28, 2010 at 8:45 pm

    Looks like the illegal Haitians here get “temporary” amnesty. He’s probably gloating about that somewhere.

  6. Attorney on March 20, 2011 at 6:45 pm

    Does anyone really expect anything different from today’s crop of politicians?

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