Immigration

Candidate Obama Secures the Vote of Undocumented Democrats

Presidential candidate Barack Obama, seeking the Democratic Party nomination in 2012, stumped for the illegal alien vote in El Paso, Tex., this week, urging Congress to pass an amnesty bill and hitting Republicans for wanting to build a moat at the border and fill it with alligators. 

Obama’s signature soaring rhetoric extolled the beneficial impact of immigration throughout the history of the United States, citing Einstein and I. M. Pei, and the immigrant founders of Google, Yahoo, Intel, and eBay, smoothly blending the importance of these legal immigrants with the tidal wave of illegals swamping the country’s social safety net, prisons, and schools.

After the inspiring reminder of what America owes to past (legal) immigrants, came the trademark slam, the Alinsky left hook.  “At times, there has been fear and resentment directed toward newcomers.”  Translation:  Enforcing immigration law is racist.

Then candidate Obama shot a right hook.  Apparently aware of the Pew Research Center polling that shows Democrats more split on illegal alien amnesty than Republicans, the candidate pivoted to explain that he himself had enforced immigration law, built the border fence, and cracked down on employers exploiting illegal labor. 

Obama also bluntly acknowledged that illegals have been known to break the law, and if so should pay a fine and any back taxes, “learn English” and “undergo background checks” before being allowed to become citizens.

The candidate failed to mention what his campaign website makes clear—under his amnesty proposal, before all of the tough paying of fines and learning English requirements, illegals would be eligible immediately for temporary residency cards that make them legal. 

Most states allow legal residents to get a driver’s license, and all states are required (under the federal “Motor Voter” law) to register driver’s license applicants as voters. 

Jackpot!  Eleven million new registered Democrat voters just in time for 2012. 

The candidate appeared unfazed by contradictions between his inspiring border-control rhetoric and known facts.

The number of Border Patrol (BP) officers has indeed increased, reflecting congressional action during the Bush administration.  The candidate says that today “fewer people are attempting to cross the border illegally.”  But today’s BP is ordered to make the statistics look good by ignoring rather than apprehending those who make illegal crossings. 

A BP agent, armed with a government-issued bean bag gun, recently died in the Arizona desert going up against an illegal with an AK-47.  The illegal’s weapon had been sold in the U.S. and smuggled into Mexico under the watchful eyes of Obama’s Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (a division of the Justice Department) in a sting gone wrong called Operation Gunrunner.

As to border control, the candidate’s own Government Accountability Office (GAO) has reported that just 44% of the 1,954-mile border with Mexico is under “operational” control, with just 15% totally controlled.

Candidate Obama asserted that the border fence is “basically complete.”  In 2006, Congress passed a law requiring a double fence along 700 miles of the border where smuggling was concentrated.  To date, the GAO reports just 36.3 miles of that fence has been built.

Candidate Obama’s amnesty proposal clashes with political reality too. 

Obama did not propose his “comprehensive” reform when his party dominated the last Congress because he knew that there were not sufficient Democratic votes to pass it.

Open-border advocate groups have called candidate Obama’s bluff by demanding that he ignore Congress and issue an Executive Order stopping all deportations.  The candidate deftly turned these demands aside, asserting “that’s not how democracy works.”

Illegal alien amnesty failed in 2007 when it was called the McCain-Kennedy Bill, and it will fail today for the same reason—a majority of Republicans and Democrats do not support rewarding lawbreakers.  Even candidate Obama acknowledged that it is “also true that the presence of so many illegal immigrants makes a mockery of all those who are trying to immigrate legally.”

If amnesty (“comprehensive reform”) will not pass Congress and Obama will not issue an Executive Order, how will he get the “undocumented Democrat” vote?

The 2010 reelection of the wildly unpopular Sen. Harry Reid in Nevada provides the answer.  There, challenger Sharon Angle won all but Clark County (Las Vegas), where Reid’s pro-illegal DREAM (Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors) Act rhetoric coupled with union members bused to the polls gave Harry the win.

Lesson:  Mobilize the immigrant vote by promising amnesty.  Don’t antagonize citizen voters by actually delivering amnesty.  Count on the unions to fund the campaign and bus in the union member voters.

Last week, a former U.S. intelligence agent told ABC News in San Diego that Hezbollah has training camps in Mexico.  The stats on illegal immigration (however manipulated) still show thousands of OTM (Other Than Mexican) apprehensions every year, including young Muslim men from terrorist enclaves.

Securing the border is about more than protecting American jobs, more even than protecting the rule of law.  It’s about national security.  It’s about the survival of the United States as a sovereign country.

To candidate Obama, the border is just about getting reelected.

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  • Genna2

    The President claims illegal immigrants who seek amnesty will pay fines and back taxes and learn English and submit to background checks  The federal government doesn’t have the ability to enforce the immigration laws we have now, so how does the President propose it will enforce all the new rules and regulations attached to amnesty?  And who do I see to collect from the illegal immigrant who ran into our car head-on while driving drunk – for the third time?  He got a free ride back to the border and we were left to deal with the financial and personal injuries.  That’s one of the realities of illegal immigration the President forgot to mention in his speech.  Not all illegal immigrants are decent, hard working people and if his amnesty plan becomes reality, we’ll be inviting in the bad with the good and suffering the consequences because those background checks will never happen.

  • http://twitter.com/aemoreira81 Adam Moreira

    Okay—can you please tell me what vote has been secured? The nonexistent vote?

    And even if they are granted amnesty, they are not automatic Democrat votes by a long shot. Ever heard of “Be Careful What You Wish For…”?

  • TenFace

    If there are any registered voters
    that live in Maryland reading this if you don’t already know the Dream act has
    been past here (shocker I know).  There is a petition to get this issue
    put on the ballot, here is the link.

    http://www.mdpetitions.com

    I’m very concerned; the Obama DOJ
    has been very consistent in its enforcement of the law, looking past ideology
    and petty partisan politics.  Since this law clearly interferes with the
    federal government’s enforcement of immigration laws I’m concerned that we will
    be sued like Arizona.

    To any liberal voters in Maryland
    that visit this site and have supported the federal case against Arizona I understand
    that you guys aren’t hypocrites and would love a chance to make sure Maryland
    complies with federal immigration laws just like you think Arizona should and
    look forward to your signature on this petition.
     

  • Walk_thetalk

     OTMs aside, the scofflaws who sneak into America do so in defiance of the God many of them say they worship. There is nothing in the Bible that supports their lawless action. In fact the Bible says there is only one way to enter life (heaven) and that is through the small gate – Jesus. Jesus said, “…anyone who does not enter the sheep pen by the gate, but climbs in by some other way, is a thief and a robber.” So, it is obvious that these scofflaws are falso cristianos.

    Obama, a faux Christian himself, proposes giving amnesty to these invaders. He also jailed border patrol agents for securing our border, and sued the State of Arizona to stop it from implementing federal immigration law. Why did he do this? He actually hates God and therefore does everything the opposite of what Christians would do. In this same vein he also hates America, he thinks the more chaos he can create, the sooner Christian America will collapse. That’s why he promotes illegality of all types, even supporting it with bailouts using taxpayer money. It is up to Christians to stop this scofflaw-in-chief. Those of you clinging to your Bibles and guns had better start implementing the instructions in your Bibles, because this is not a shooting war; it’s a spiritual war. (See http://www.christforamericans.com for indispensable information on the spiritual war.) The only way we are going to take back this one nation under God is to win this war.

  • joesolargenius

    The real problem with amnesty is that it will take years to document all the illegals here now and during that time millions more will come across and claim they have been here .Also as long as the illegals are in this country more and more legitimate tax paying businesses are being replaced by non tax paying businesses. 

  • Dustoff

    Ahhhhhhhhhhhh Adam. You don’t think they “also” wouldn’t get freebies, after the act is passed.

    Please the dem’s are not that stupid.  

  • glock26

    This man will not stop until this Country is no longer ours.  He plans a total Collapse of America.  And then Elect Himself KING by the Sheer Number of Votes he has gained by Allowing These Law Breakers into OUR Country.  We need to flood the Polls and VOTE this man out of Office.  NObama 2012!!!!!!!!!!

  • Mr Kimber

    If 12,000,000 illegals are allowed to vote 65 to 75% vote Dem. They will be told the Democrats did this for them and the MSM will back them up.They will be told they will get SS. and welfare. and b/c they are now Americans their wages will go up. They will be told that they will get free gov. HC which will be Medicade and that sucks so bad that they may not be able to get a physician to treat them not even a espanic one. They will be told that their kids will get free college tution even thou they won’t. They will be told that they can bring their family over…all of them. The Democrats don’t really care what these folks actually get as long as Obama gets the votes. That is all Obama cares about.

  • Keith1941

    Where I live, there are many illegals.  You can see them getting free medical care, etc.  Does anyone, in their right mind, really think these people would have the money to pay a fine–back taxes?  If these idiots in Washington honestly believe that, how can you have confidence in any decisions they make? 

  • Concerned4America

    I am glad the Roger pointed out the big misdirection right up front. Immigrant is not the same as illegal alien and the immigrants that they point to came here legally even if it required some special treatement for exceptional people like Werner Von Braun.

  • jadedfellow

    There are not enough jobs to go around as it is.  Amnesty will continue to aggravate the situation by dumping more people competing for jobs which will in turn drive down wages via supply and demand forces, not so good for the people who were born and raised in this country who are now looking for gainful employment. 

    Given the language issues many jobs will go to the english speaking workers and that leaves the amnesty “citizens” on welfare and other types of government support.  Not so good for the employed who now have lower paying jobs because of supply and demand and now they have to support the people who are on welfare with additional taxes

    Yeah right Obama is all for job creation? 

    Amnesty is ludicrous and will only hasten the decline in our standard of living, period! 

  • globalcrap

    This  terrorist should be impeached. He is letting illegal criminals with a criminal past into America. drug gangs destroying neighborhoods. What terrorist from other countries are sneaking into America that this socialist lets in. These criminal with their anchor kids get your tax dollars , while this idiot gets the illegal votes. Our grandchildren will pay dearly if this isn’t stopped Wake up America, 2012 will tell the future of our America.

  • Leroy_Whitby

    The candidate failed to mention what his campaign website makes clear—under his amnesty proposal, before all of the tough paying of fines and learning English requirements, illegals would be eligible immediately for temporary residency cards that make them legal.  

    Most states allow legal residents to get a driver’s license, and all states are required (under the federal “Motor Voter” law) to register driver’s license applicants as voters.  

    Jackpot!  Eleven million new registered Democrat voters just in time for 2012.  

    This is the type of thing Republicans need to go scorched earth over. The public understands brass knuckle politics. They should never have allowed the motor voter law to be passed and they should have said why, directly, and that it’s a political scam by the Dems. They need to go scorched earth as well if the Dems try to play this game. F’ em

  • Niniane

    My uncle in New Mexico told me that none of the poll workers ever asked for photo ID before letting voters into the booth. And most of the folks in the place were chattering in Spanish… And with the increasing stolen identities and document mills, few states bother to check if Pablo is really not Mohammed.

    Voter machine malfunctions, lost paper ballots, voting in two states in one election and  now a president fighting for his evil political life spells disaster. And we are the ones encouraging the rest of the world to hold elections and even offer to teach them how. Hah!

  • Rabbitchoker

    I thing I’d like to correct some of you on, they are not illegal immigrants they are criminals pure and simple.  No immigration about it but criminal tresspass, theft, and ect…
    Immigrants do the paperwork, pay the fee’s, and deal with the process. Criminals take that which is not theirs to take. 

  • johntmcdonald

    I don’t believe that motor voter registration requires DMV’s to permit every driver’s license applicant to register to vote.  Registrants must be citizens. 

  • PROUDWHITEGUY

    All I can do is keep saying, all Americans ARM YOURSELVES, the time is coming- Im ready we have pleanty food-water-wepons, Americans start groups. In the near future we will have no choice even the government will turn on us. I hope that cops and all the people that work for this gov stand by the constitution if they are real Americans they will standby us if not it’s a fight to the end. WE WILL HAVE TO KILL TO LIVE. 

  • Niniane

    That works on the honor system. If they get a license in Washington or New Mexico which don’t worry about citizenship or legal residency for the issuance of a license, they can also use that license as proof they are legally here, can get on planes and even vote. Illegals arrive by busloads from other states to be able to get their licenses.  

  • Niniane

    All that are the least bit concerned should keep up with the site of cis.org, which is the Center for Immigration Studies and the think-tank does not mince words about the horrors done to American citizens.

    The DHS is apparently raiding the SS trust fund lockbox to be able to give foreign students in the new STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) program extended visas and permission to work here… Americans in those fields are apparently too stupid to fill the jobs they trained for.

  • http://twitter.com/aemoreira81 Adam Moreira

    (in my Great Gildersleeve voice) Eh, now I wouldn’t say that!

  • AgTrotter

    Ah, I see that willfully ignorant/delusional Adam posted today. We  really will type slower for you if that will help. I guess the lawyer in you is OH SO willing to overlook the voting improprieties that have already occurred in the last 20+ years because of the “legal technicalities”.

    After all, wasn’t it another (in)famous lawyer wannabe who coined the phrase “no controlling legal authority”? 

  • Pamela

    He took an oath to defend the Constitution.  I know it didn’t mean anything to him, but this seems like a really, really obviously flagrant move against his mandate to protect our borders and uphold the laws.  

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