Posted by Andrew Roman on May 6, 2010
Yesterday, as he celebrated Cinco De Mayo, President Barack Obama, in commenting on the new Arizona illegal-immigration law, took a page from the Race Baiters Illustrated Handbook and said the following:
The answer isn’t to undermine fundamental principles that define us as a nation. We can’t start singling out people because of who they look like, or how they talk, or how they dress. We can’t turn law-abiding American citizens and law-abiding immigrants into subjects of suspicion and abuse. We can’t divide the American people that way. That’s not the answer. That’s not who we are.
How ironic it is that those words should spring from the tongue (and teleprompter) of America’s foremost divider.
My question to Barack Obama would be: Mr. President, if the “immigrants,” as you call them, are here illegally – which is what we’re talking about here – how can they be law abiding?
The President is either completely ignorant of the law – and considering his extensive history of speaking before knowing, it wouldn’t be that much of a stretch – or he is flat out lying.
Either way, I must also ask: Precisely what defining “fundamental principles” are being undermined here? The state of Arizona acted as they did because President Barack Obama will not do what it is his Constitutional charge to do: defend the borders. Arizona, like many other states, is being inundated with illegals. Something had to be done.
And it was.
The majority of Americans think it was the right thing to do.
Contrary to Obama’s sloganeering, this nation is not defined by its indisposition to crack down on illegal aliens. This country is not characterized by its propensity to capitulate to whiny special interests who feel they are entitled to break our laws. America is not a more accommodating nation because of our failure (and unwillingness) to enforce illegal immigration statutes.
Yet, in Barack Obama’s world – a world where the word “illegal” and “immigrant” never appear in the same speech, let alone the same sentence – America’s core principles are somehow imperiled here.
Let’s be frank for a moment. No one – least of all illegal aliens (i.e., undocumented Democrats) – can possibly take our illegal immigration policies very seriously. How sincere can this nation really be about addressing this problem when we have sanctuary cities?
What is fundamental is the right of this nation to defend its sovereignty and protect all of its citizenry, regardless of creed, color, race, ethnicity and sex. (Yes libs, that includes Americans of Hispanic ancestry, too). It is simply inconceivable to me that the Commander-In-Chief President cannot – and will not – acknowledge this reality.
Then again, this is Barack Obama.
Also, what is the President talking about when he says that “we can’t start singling out people because of who they look like, or how they talk, or how they dress”?
Does he realize how tenth-grade-debating-society he sounds? Does he understand how foolishly naïve and ridiculously uninformed he comes across as? He is as obtuse as he is liberal. (Redundant, I know).
Where exactly is this “singling out” happening? Where in this country are people being “singled out” because of what they look like? The preposterousness of the assertion cannot be overstated. The language of the Arizona law is very specific on this. It does not permit Arizona law enforcement officials to simply “single out” people based on looks or accents, despite the President’s race-baiting predications. It is profoundly irresponsible to say so.
Seeing as it is Barack Obama’s responsibility to make sure America’s borders are secure – and seeing as he has done nothing to do so – it is almost burlesque to hear him berate the state of Arizona for finally taking action. Then again, this President is the master at launching attacks against those who have the audacity – the balls, if you will – to oppose him.
How dare we.
Let’s be clear … again … no one is being picked up, stopped, questioned or incarcerated because of the melanin levels in their skin, the accent on their tongue or their style of apparel (although I’m happy to make a case for those teenage boys who can’t seem to pull up their pants).
I’m not sure how many ways it can be expressed, or how many times it must be repeated, but I’ll give it another go: This is not about Hispanics!
This is about entitled liberals wanting the federal government to promote a policy of sympathy toward a specific minority group, despite the law.
This is about the cheap and pugnacious desperation of race-baiting.
This is about an administration effectively saying “to hell with you” to its citizens while mollycoddling genuine lawbreakers.
The only people being subject to “suspicion” and “abuse,” as Bam puts it, are those to have the temerity to stand up and speak out against him (e.g., tea-partiers, talk-radio listeners, conservatives, etc.)