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Obama Can Tell Who Is An Immigrant By Looking At Them

Filed under: General — JD @ 10:06 am

[guest post by JD]

Imagine if a conservative said something so profoundly stupid.

Profoundly ignorant.

OBAMA: As I was getting a tour of DreamWorks, I didn’t ask, but just looking at faces, I could tell there were some folks who are here not because they were born here, but because they want to be here and they bring extraordinary talents to the United States.


39 Responses to “Obama Can Tell Who Is An Immigrant By Looking At Them”

  1. Obama – look at my angels. Are they immigrants?

    JD (ea1128)

  2. Is it possible to be more condescending and patronizing?

    narciso (3fec35)

  3. He’ll find a way.

    Gazzer (e6ddf8)

  4. Sounds like he’s describing himself, except for the “extraordinary talents” part.

    Colonel Haiku (749a1f)

  5. what a racist comment…

    but then again, he’s proven himself to be the First Racist previously, so this should not surprise anyone with an IQ larger than their hat size.

    redc1c4 (abd49e)

  6. Aren’t there laws that require employers screen employees to make sure they are legal? Is Obama saying DreamWorks violates those laws?

    DRJ (a83b8b)

  7. I doubt it, which means Obama is saying these people came to America legally with Work or other valid visas — the way everyone should come.

    DRJ (a83b8b)

  8. To Obama, they all look alike, except the typical white people, bitterly clinging to their guns and religion.

    daleyrocks (bf33e9)

  9. Do they all look alike?
    Or does Obama have a sort of radar (gaydar) that tells him immigration status?

    I think DRJ nailed it… Republicans should point to Dreamworks and say that assuming the President was right about immigrants and assuming Dreamworks and the immigrants have followed immigration laws, this is exactly the immigration we wholeheartedly support.
    This type of immigration requires no changes to existing laws… so where is the news?

    The 12M illegal aliens residing in the US are composed of at least 75% hispanics, primarily Mexican. Doubtful any of them work at Dreamworks doing special effects.
    My guess is that if there are any illegal aliens tied to Dreamworks (and there are no doubt some) they are gardening, washing windows, doing child care and janitorial work.
    I wonder if Dreamworks uses E-Verify? I wonder if requires its vendors for the above chores to use E_Verify?
    How about at home? the executives at Dreamworks no doubt have gardeners, nannies, housekeepers and in Southern California these types of jobs are 85% hispanic and rife with illegal aliens.
    Even the people down the food chain making $75K a year probably have a gardener (probably illegal) who does his own route cash only.
    A journalist could find all this out in about 1 hour a day for a week

    steveg (794291)

  10. Colonel Haiku #4 – it sounds to me like Pres’ent Obama truly believes he *is* describing himself, “extraordinary talents” and all …

    Alastor (2e7f9f)

  11. He identifies with immigrants.

    DRJ (a83b8b)

  12. Had Biden been there he would have approached one of the workers and said, “Hey, didn’t you used to work at a convenience store in Wilmington? No? Well the guy looks just like you, pal.”

    JVW (709bc7)

  13. Men like Obama, they often possess a glibness, a superficial charm and usually an above average level of intelligence. They normally aren’t irrational to most observers, at least initially. They are shameless liars, telling obvious lies without compunction, just as long as the lies serve their purposes. They lack a sense of empathy and are wholly unable to accept responsibility for – much less care about – the impact of their behavior and/or actions on others.

    Colonel Haiku (749a1f)

  14. fotb dreamworkers doing the jobs americans won’t do

    happyfeet (f3f833)

  15. “…they often possess a glibness, a superficial charm and usually an above average level of intelligence.”

    Obumbles has the first two, but my Persian cat is smarter than he is.

    redc1c4 (abd49e)

  16. He might have a skill for spotting aliens. He did marry a Klingon.

    nk (dbc370)

  17. Let’s play “what if a Republican said that”!

    Patricia (be0117)

  18. Macaca.

    nk (dbc370)

  19. I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.

    Not going to happen on this day.

    Hey, does this mean Obama is okay with the Arizona immigration law? Just sayin’

    ratbeach (477e41)

  20. Maybe Obama thought he smelled curry and then assumed the place was chock full of Bangladeshis

    steveg (794291)

  21. mr. instapundit slathered his turkey’s ass with curry this year

    and then he blogged about it

    happyfeet (8ce051)

  22. He might have a skill for spotting aliens. He did marry a Klingon.

    Oh please… everyone knows she’s the First Wookie.

    redc1c4 (abd49e)

  23. redc1c4 #22 – isn’t she the First Wookette ?

    As in

    Something Wookette This Way Comes …

    Alastor (fca120)

  24. Let’s clarify this:

    What Obama said was that he could tell, just by looking at their faces, is that they “bring extraordinary talents to the United States.”

    You know he can tell people’s level of education or literacy just by looking at them. Can’t everybody? That’s what he meant.

    He knew they were folks who were not born here because that’s what the group was.

    Sammy Finkelman (c720af)

  25. Other people maybe would have to hear people speak at least a few words, but Obama can tell just by looks that they are extraordinarily talented.

    Not very difficult since 95% of the people fall into category, and he said “some” Even if only 60% of young people, on average, were extraordinarily talented he could tell “some” had these extraordinary talents – just by counting.

    Of course he knew this is a pre-selected group.

    Sammy Finkelman (c720af)

  26. He knows also what kinds of jobs they have.

    Sammy Finkelman (c720af)

  27. Obama was saying he didn’t need any prior information – he could tell that just by looking at people.

    Sammy Finkelman (c720af)

  28. Sammy – Why are you making apologies for what Obama said?

    daleyrocks (bf33e9)

  29. Sammy / that analysis is simply surreal.

    JD (5c1832)

  30. I don’t think that’s technically “analysis”, JD. At least not according to Merriam-Webster.

    anal·y·sis noun \ə-ˈna-lə-səs\
    : a careful study of something to learn about its parts, what they do, and how they are related to each other

    : an explanation of the nature and meaning of something

    elissa (295702)

  31. elissa #30 – it’s more like anallysis – the result of the loosening or breaking down of the posterior area …


    (with apologies to those of tender sensibilities)

    Alastor (2e7f9f)

  32. 17.Let’s play “what if a Republican said that”!

    Comment by Patricia (be0117) — 11/30/2013 @ 6:22 pm

    Excellent suggestion. How about the guy from Elissa’s link who asked passersby to sign a petition putting Karl Marx on the pres ballot? He could ask for opinions from people about what (insert name of well known R) said. Then after they vent inform them it was actually our CIC. Watch them walk all the comments back ’cause that’s different.

    felipe (6100bc)

  33. Cipher Sammy

    Colonel Haiku (5ba74a)

  34. 28. Comment by daleyrocks (bf33e9) — 12/1/2013 @ 1:11 pm

    Sammy – Why are you making apologies for what Obama said?

    You have to think. Obama wasn’t trying to be ridiculous.

    He was claiming to recognize talent and motivation on sight, not immigration status.

    Everyone understood from beforehand that a lot of these people were here on H1B visas.

    Of course maybe you could say he was claiming to reciognize immigrants because of their race.

    Whatever it was, he was trying to say something that sounded plausible.

    Sammy Finkelman (c720af)

  35. Sammy, don’t overthink this. He did not have a teleprompter and he said something dumb.

    elissa (295702)

  36. Obumbles has the first two, but my Persian cat is smarter than he is.

    Comment by redc1c4 (abd49e) — 11/30/2013 @ 1:19 pm

    WE have a retarded German Shepherd that is smarter than he is. Poor thing was starving and eating dirt when we rescued him from side of road!

    : an explanation of the nature and meaning of something

    Comment by elissa (295702) — 12/1/2013 @ 2:24 pm

    On my planet, we call it Bantha Poodoo! Or just BS for short, we do!

    Yoda (c1890a)

  37. Didn’t Sharon angle lose an election for how racist she was based on her identifying immigrants in the crowd? a little murky on the memory of it, but I want to say it was something like that.

    Ghost (476943)

  38. Bob Dylan is reportedly under investigation in France for racist statements made there, including that a black person can smell if someone has a KKK member in their ancestry. I did not know black people had such super-human sight and hearing.

    twolaneflash (79ac63)

  39. …sight and smell.

    twolaneflash (79ac63)

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