Sunday, January 30, 2011

Quote Of The Week

"Now, I strongly believe that we should take on, once and for all, the issue of illegal immigration. I am prepared to work with Republicans and Democrats to protect our borders, enforce our laws and address the millions of undocumented workers who are now living in the shadows. I know that debate will be difficult and take time. But tonight, let's agree to make that effort. And let's stop expelling talented, responsible young people who can staff our research labs, start new businesses, and further enrich this nation."

Barack Obama, State of the Union Speech

I want to do this differently this week. I am assigning you a little homework.

Read the quote carefully and interpret it in your comment. Class dismissed.

8 comments:

LASunsett said...

The words he uses are pure BS. Not because the words themselves, but because of the fact that he doesn't mean them. He was one of many back when we were all screaming about this issue, who called us racists and xenophobes.

Well, it's not about just keeping people out for the purpose of sucking the government services here. Ironically, my post today highlights a larger concern than this.

Mustang said...

"Now, I strongly believe that we should take on, once and for all, the issue of illegal immigration.” Translation: no American president has determined to resolve this problem, and I am no exception.

“I am prepared to work with Republicans and Democrats to protect our borders, enforce our laws and address the millions of undocumented workers who are now living in the shadows.” Translation: Except I will not support any sovereign state that attempts to address border security or illegal entry, and much prefer to protect our borders in sound bites whenever possible because I know better than most that millions of undocumented workers are potential democrats.

“I know that debate will be difficult and take time. But tonight, let's agree to make that effort.” Translation: Work with me, and we can drag this issue out until the twelfth of never, and by all means let us stop drawing attention to my inept domestic/border security policies, which are still in the development stage.

“And let's stop expelling talented, responsible young people who can staff our research labs, start new businesses, and further enrich this nation." Translation: twenty million illegal aliens will vote for democratic causes, including Obama-Care, and if for no other reason than that should be granted amnesty, be enrolled in social welfare programs which should ensure the perpetuation of the democratic party for the next 90 years.

Ticker said...

What Mustang said!!

Phill Senters said...

"Now, I strongly believe that we should GIVE UP on, once and for all, the issue of illegal immigration. I am prepared to work with Republicans and Democrats to OPEN our borders, DISMISS our laws and address the millions of undocumented workers who are now living in the shadows. I know that debate will be difficult and take time. But tonight, let's agree to make that effort. And let's stop expelling UNTALLENTED, IRRESPONSIBLE LAWBREAKERS who CANNOT staff our research labs, start new businesses, OR further enrich this nation."

Chuck said...

You all got As

LA, you almost assume he has his fingers crossed behind his back

Mustang,

“And let's stop expelling talented, responsible young people

I think this was his out. He can define that sentence any way he wants.

Ticker, no copying off of Mustang's paper ;)

Phil, welcome back and agreed

Sam Huntington said...

I don't want to analyze Obama because the SOB will only try to sue me for practicing psychiatry without a license. With that as a disclaimer, whoever says Obama is an eloquent speaker is a retard. He reads well (as we might expect from someone who finished law school), but that's about the sum of it. Worse, he is reading a speech written by someone else.

LASunsett said...

//LA, you almost assume he has his fingers crossed behind his back//

I feel the need to correct your statement: No ALMOST to it.

(We now return you back to you usually pinpoint accurate observations)

Chuck said...

Sam,

I don't want to analyze Obama because the SOB will only try to sue me for practicing psychiatry without a license.

Good to stay safe. Plus, good luck getting paid for your services under Obamakare.

Agreed on the speech writers. I should have credited them.

LA, I stand corrected.