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Say what you will about President Obama, he keeps his priorities straight. Perfect example: you're in a state that has been ravaged by wildfires. Do you: A.) do a fly-over with the state's governor and address the need for federal aid (something you're always willing to dole out) or B.) head to a border town and give an offensive and bitterly partisan campaign speech?
No brainer for the President! B, of course!
Picking out the most appalling line of this speech would be difficult. Many have settled on the "moat" remark...you know, the one where he basically told the country that if you disagree with him on granting amnesty to illegals, you favor letting them be mauled by alligators. Real post-partisan stuff there, Mr. Uniter!
But for my money, the best line was this one:
"Look at Intel, look at Google, look at Yahoo, look at eBay. All those great American companies, all the jobs they've created, everything that has helped us take leadership in the high-tech industry, every one of those was founded by, guess who, an immigrant."
Ah yes, using the sarcastic, condescending flair while saying something incoherent and extremely ignorant - a practice that has come to define this presidency. Let me see if I can answer with a bit of sarcasm myself.
Look at Intel, look at Google, look at Yahoo, look at eBay. All those great American companies, and every one of those was founded by, guess who, Mr. President? LEGAL immigrants. People who followed the rules, worked hard, and lived the American dream.
Those who oppose the president do not want to take that dream away from immigrants. They want to protect it for them, and for every other legal American resident by ending the monumental drain on our public resources, institutions and budgets that is being caused by the influx of illegal immigrants to the country.
But recognizing and acknowledging that would take a degree of character, honesty and class that President Obama has demonstrated he just doesn't have. Sad.