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Did The President Make Sense Today For Some Reason?

I can’t sit through 20 seconds of an Obama speech and the 60 minutes thing was an abomination. But today I found myself not being able to turn off the President’s explanation of his plans for immigration reform, which interrupted Rush.

It was masterful. It was like the salesman who, when told that his customer simply “can’t afford to buy it,” turns the tables and says “here’s why you can’t afford NOT to buy it.” I was thinking Peter Robinson was moonlighting over there, the speech was so good. He was so confident he let the Republicans have some of the glory.

I have no idea if it’s true, and since this president said it I have my doubts, but he really took the wind out of the “floodgates” argument (as far as talking points go) with his stunning statistic that illegal border crossings are down 80% from their highs in 2000.

Maybe the argument is that Obama’s economy is so bad we barely need a border fence anymore (Al Qaeda agrees with this, by the way). I recently acquired a pass to avoid the Mexican border lines in my car. During my interview, the agent said most people get them because there are lots of jobs in Tijuana for San Diego residents.

I know Obama ignored key issues like enforcement and the drain immigrants have on some services, but regardless, the guy hit one out of the park today. He made limonada by mixing failed economic policies with  broken promises from his last term, and everyone’s going to drink it up.

  1. Garrett Petersen

    It’s well-known that immigration, both legal and illegal, cycles with the economy.  However, I think open borders wouldn’t be such a bad thing if Americans took more pride in their unique culture and didn’t hesitate to prosthelytize it to everyone who entered the country.

  2. Matthew Hennessey
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    I thought the puppet in the picture was Charles Krauthammer.

  3. Joe Escalante
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    good one. Pee Wee was a fan before any of us.

    Matthew Hennessey: I thought the puppet in the picture was Charles Krauthammer. · 13 minutes ago

  4. Tommy De Seno
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    Matthew Hennessey: I thought the puppet in the picture was Charles Krauthammer. · 25 minutes ago

    Beat me to it!  I even right clicked the photo to see the description.

  5. Joe Escalante
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    Because of his timing on the issue, the quality of the speech, and the leanings of the state controlled media, the impression people will walk away with is that the borders are under control.

    Chris Deleon

    Joe Escalante: I have no idea if it’s true, and since this president said it I have my doubts, but he really took the wind out of the “floodgates” argument (as far as talking points go) with his stunning statistic that illegal border crossings are down 80% from their highs in 2000.

    That’s an obsolete statistic, as is typical.  Recent figures indicate illegal immigration is on the upswing again: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/jan/29/arrests-signal-9-percent-jump-illegal-immigration/ · 3 hours ago

  6. flownover

    Buddy went thru yesterday to get the fast pass for TJ, he said it went very quickly. This means the immigration problem might solve itself to an extent. So haw bad do things have to get in Calif for Jerry Brown to go back to Mars ?

  7. Paul DeRocco
    Joe Escalante I have no idea if it’s true, and since this president said it I have my doubts, but he really took the wind out of the “floodgates” argument (as far as talking points go) with his stunning statistic that illegal border crossings are down 80% from their highs in 2000.

    Yes, it’s the lousy economy. But Obama isn’t going to president forever. So it’s a little like saying we don’t need a floodgate because the tide is out.

  8. Chris Deleon
    Joe Escalante: I have no idea if it’s true, and since this president said it I have my doubts, but he really took the wind out of the “floodgates” argument (as far as talking points go) with his stunning statistic that illegal border crossings are down 80% from their highs in 2000.

    That’s an obsolete statistic, as is typical.  Recent figures indicate illegal immigration is on the upswing again: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/jan/29/arrests-signal-9-percent-jump-illegal-immigration/