Our Dear Peter Principle Ex-Governor is at it again:
“I often hear the argument that before reform can move forward, we must first secure our borders,” Napolitano said at the Senate Judiciary Committee’s first hearing on immigration reform.
“But too often, the ‘border security first’ refrain simply serves as an excuse for failing to address the underlying problems. It also ignores the significant progress and efforts that we have undertaken over the past four years. Our borders have, in fact, never been stronger.”
Back in December, “undocumented Americans” were in the running to become TIME Magazine’s “Person of the Year” and just two weeks ago, Democratic Rep. John Conyers referred to illegal immigrants as simply “out of status” Americans. Wednesday before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill, illegal immigrant Jose Antonio Vargas asked Congress not to call him “illegal.”
Jose Antonio Vargas, an illegal immigrant and former reporter, scolded a congressional panel on Wednesday, saying that he should not be called illegal, and saying it is an insult to his family who brought him here.
“When you inaccurately call me illegal, you not only dehumanize me, you’re offending them,” he said. “No human being is illegal.”
Mr. Vargas testified to the Senate Judiciary Committee alongside Chris Crane — a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent and president of the ICE agents’ union — who is unable to arrest him under the administration’s new non-deportation policies.
Mr. Vargas, who “came out” as an illegal immigrant several years ago, delivered an emotional plea for the country to legalize him.
How can Vargas be legalized if he isn’t illegal? As a reminder, entering the United States without permission is a crime or in other words is, illegal.
A reminder about US Code-Section 1325- Improper Entry by Alien:
(a) Improper time or place; avoidance of examination or inspection;
misrepresentation and concealment of facts Any alien who (1) enters or attempts to enter the United States at any time or place other than as designated by immigration officers, or (2) eludes examination or inspection by immigration officers, or (3) attempts to enter or obtains entry to the United States by a willfully false or misleading representation or the willful concealment of a material fact, shall, for the first commission of any such offense, be fined under title 18 or imprisoned not more than 6 months, or both, and, for a subsequent commission of any such offense, be fined under title 18, or imprisoned not more than 2 years, or both.
(b) Improper time or place; civil penalties Any alien who is apprehended while entering (or attempting to enter) the United States at a time or place other than as designated by immigration officers shall be subject to a civil penalty
But that’s the point of the Orwellian word games and the “racist” charges isn’t it?
To make the illegal appear to be just an aberration of normal and nothing to get excited about. And if that doesn’t work, bully people into going along with your Agenda.
How Liberal is that.
Either Obama recruited writers from “The Daily Show” or a thick cloud of unreality has descended on the White House. How else to explain lines like these in Tuesday’s speech:
“It is not a bigger government we need, but a smarter government.”
That’s rich coming from the guy who jacked up spending to record levels. According to the Congressional Budget Office, the federal government is now on track to consume an average of 22.1% of GDP over the next decade.
That’s bigger than all but eight of the 60 post-World War II years before Obama took office.
Going to preschool ends up “boosting graduation rates, reducing teen pregnancy, even reducing violent crime” and can help infants eventually “form more stable families of their own.”
Preschool cuts crime and improves marriages? How was this miracle kept hidden all these years?
Never mind that the two states Obama praised for their commitment to preschool — Georgia and Oklahoma — rank in the bottom third for reading and math proficiency, and college attendance, according to the Department of Education.
Then there was this: “As long as countries like China keep going all in on clean energy, so must we.”
All in? Sixteen of the world’s top 20 most polluted cities are in China. The New York Times reported just a couple weeks ago that Beijing’s air quality ranked a “crazy bad” 755 on a scale of 0 to 500.
The country has been building a new coal plant almost every week and plans 363 more, and China now emits almost twice as much CO2 as the U.S.
“Already, the Affordable Care Act is helping to slow the growth of health care costs.”
This would be funny if it weren’t so tragically wrong. After trending downward, insurance premiums spiked 9.5% the year after ObamaCare became law, and another 4.5% last year. And that’s before the main event happens in 2014, when ObamaCare takes full effect.
One study finds ObamaCare’s mountain of rules and regulations will nearly triple premiums for young people. And his own health care experts say that national spending will shoot up 7.4% in 2014 and will climb 6% or more for the foreseeable future.
“We can’t cut our way to prosperity.”
That line had to elicit a chuckle out of Bill Clinton, at least. After all, the economy saw record growth in the 1990s even as real spending on domestic and defense programs was being cut four years in a row.
The 1980s boom, too, happened while Reagan was cutting federal “investments.” And the economy took flight in the 1950s after Congress slashed spending by a stunning 72% in the years following World War II.
Obama’s own record shows pretty clearly that the obverse — that we can spend our way to prosperity — is just as ridiculously false.
Apparently, Obama believes all this nonsense. Which isn’t funny at all. (IBD)
So it’s the Ministry of Truth’s job to crush the opposition and to prop up the greatest con man since PT Barnum.