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12/10/2014

President Obama Attempts To Defend His Actions On Immigration

Filed under: General — Dana @ 10:01 pm

[guest post by Dana]

During a heated interview with President Obama, Fusion network anchor Jorge Ramos zeroed in on the president’s immigration flip-flop by contrasting how at one point in time, the president claimed he was unable to move alone on immigration (I am president, I am not king. I can’t do these things just by myself.) – and yet, did just that:

“If you, as you’re saying, always had the legal authority to stop deportations, then why did you deport 2 million people?” Ramos asked in an interview that aired Tuesday night.

“For six years you did it. You destroyed many families. They called you ‘deporter-in-chief,’ ” the TV host added, pulling no punches.

Ramos went on to point out that with the president’s executive action, 5 million illegal immigrants have been protected, but had he acted sooner, another 2 million could have also received protections and not faced deportations. If he has the power and ability to move on immigration now, he’s always had the power. The man has a point.

“That is not true,” Obama shot back.

“And those, like you sometimes, Jorge, who suggest there are simple quick answers to these problems, I think . . .”

“I never said that,” Ramos interrupted.

“Yes, you do. That’s how you present it,” Obama came back.

“When you present it in that way, it does a disservice because it makes the assumption that the political process is one that can easily be moved around depending on the will of one person, and that’s not how things work.”

Luckily for Jorge and 5 million illegal immigrants, the president got tired of waiting for Congress to act and the political process was ignored. Further, because of the will of one person, we see that this is indeed how things work.

On a side note, as of today 24 states are suing President Obama over immigration.

–Dana

19 Responses to “President Obama Attempts To Defend His Actions On Immigration”

  1. Hello.

    Dana (8e74ce)

  2. the political process is one that can easily be moved around depending on the will of one person

    Isn’t that just what happened and what Jorge was pointing out to the Deporter-In-Chief when he asked him why he waited so long? What am I missing?

    daleyrocks (bf33e9)

  3. Add a few more states to that suit, and you have a Convention.

    Kevin M (25bbee)

  4. Just in – John Boehner gives blow job to obama, obama smiles.

    mg (31009b)

  5. Vote democrat so republicans will get the message. Win the election and screw the voters. middle finger to all you republicans
    http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2014/12/cromnibus_the_1_trillion_betrayal.html.

    mg (31009b)

  6. as i’ve noted a few times and been mentioned here already, the President did what the
    GOP hierarchy also wanted. But I’m confused – if nothing has been signed, can an Executive Order be enacted?

    seeRpea (01f6d3)

  7. Can’t help but think this was a total setup to make The One look like the reasonable and rational alternative to total unfettered illegal immigration. Here Obama gets to play the hardass even though everyone with eyeballs knows it’s an act. And not physcially signing an order is another example of his lawless tyranny. You cannot even show anyone specific physical proof of Obama taking this stand. Still voting present.

    Bugg (f0dbc7)

  8. “For six years you did it. You destroyed many families. They called you ‘deporter-in-chief,’ ” the TV host added, pulling no punches.” Look, Ramos is berating Obama because Barky did not do enough. Ramos is a thief. Ramos and his peops indeed have destroyed many families: forcing citizens out of jobs, forcing them to pay for illegal benefits of health care and schooling. Ramos is a thief.

    jb (4e570e)

  9. “And those, like you sometimes, Jorge, who suggest there are simple quick answers to these problems, I think . . .”

    “I never said that,” Ramos interrupted.

    The straw man fought back!

    Hal Dall (c2e7bb)

  10. It’s hard to be a community organizer when you’re fighting people who aren’t scared of you or who think fighting you is less painful than accepting your terms.

    I would say Mr. O has seriously overplayed his hand as president, starting with Obamacare.

    Patricia (5fc097)

  11. 9. Ramos said he didn’t say it – Janet Murguia, president of the National Council of La Raza, had said it.

    Obama said that at that time, they were asking him to stop ALL deportations.

    And then he quotes himself, as saying they have to enforce the immigration laws, they have prosecutotial discretion, given the limited resources. So, no contradiction.

    Sammy Finkelman (f5c867)

  12. “And then he quotes himself, as saying they have to enforce the immigration laws, they have prosecutotial discretion, given the limited resources. So, no contradiction.”

    Sammy – Completely missed the point. One man’s will, accomplished this in 2014, why couldn’t the Deporter-In-Chief have chosen to do it in 2009 or 2010. I think we all know the answer.

    daleyrocks (bf33e9)

  13. The Won doesn’t like to get called out on his BS

    JD (06633b)

  14. So Jay Vee squirms because he told same news reader that he could not suspend deportation of Dreamer’s families and lies to his face when called on it.

    You can just see him holding his tongue rather than blurt “Come on Jorge, you know that 2 million figure is just h*rsesh!t, most of those ‘deportations’ were of wetbacks who never got to piss on this side of the border.

    DNF (7b206c)

  15. 11. It was Ramos and Schlong can’t help lying during respiration.

    DNF (7b206c)

  16. At least obama did not say “I was against it before I was for it.”

    Jim (84e66d)

  17. What surprises me is that Ramos said this. He is completely in the bag for Democrats and Obama. He is as biased and slanted as someone from an American network. I guess he has just not been brought to heel as well as American reporters. Less training on the leash.

    machinist (313c6a)

  18. Machinist!

    JD (86a5eb)

  19. 16. Jim (84e66d) — 12/11/2014 @ 3:11 pm

    16.At least obama did not say “I was against it before I was for it.”

    No, Obama said he was consistent. \

    He sais that what he was against back then was something different: Stopping ALL deportations.

    Stopping only half of them is different.

    Sammy Finkelman (8bd44f)


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