It’s been fairly well documented that on the night of the Benghazi attacks on the American consulate leaving four Americans dead no one really knows where Barack Obama was, except for the ilk hiding the truth.
Once again Obama has been invisible, off the world stage after a major crisis where world leaders gathered in solidarity, including polar opposites Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas.
More than 40 heads of state showed up in France this past weekend to denounce the wave of terrorism that left 17 innocent people dead and others wounded. However, the country that symbolizes, or once did, the war on terror after 9/11 attacks in New York City went unrepresented.
By all accounts Obama and VP Biden had open schedules and certainly could have rearranged commitments to show solidarity against terrorism if they saw fit. John Kerry, presumed US Secretary of State was in India and thought the dust up is merely “quibling.”
“We have offered, from the first moment, our intel, our law enforcement and all of our efforts, and I really think that, you know, this is sort of quibbling a little bit,” Kerry told NBC News.
Not to worry, the US ambassador to France, Jane Hartley, receiving that position as a reward for raising more than $500,000 in campaign funds for Obama, made an appearance.
Spokes Idiots for the administration were full of excuses as well as other foreign objects of relative distaste such as security issues, too much distraction, all which didn’t seem to detract other leaders as well as record crowds.
One protester held a banner with Voltaire’s most famous line:
“I do not agree with what you say, but I will fight to the death to defend your right to say it.”
And even from the heart of Brooklyn, bastion for Obama supporters filmmaker Leo Herrera, 33, in front of the Park Slope Food Co-op said:
“It will have a chilling effect that America did not show up (at the Paris rally). This goes into the heart of what free speech is, so we should have a really visible reaction. I don’t think Obama sent any message, and that’s the problem.”
The message may be Obama’s distaste for Jews, his pro-Islam stance, his lack of concern over national security with his open borders, walking away from Iraq and Afghanistan, and over all lack of policy to protect the nation and fight terrorism.
Lie #1: Every President has Taken Executive Action on Immigration: No other president has ever issued an amnesty of anywhere near this scope, created it out of thin air, or built it upon a prior executive action instead of a statute. And in the case of President Eisenhower, his executive action was to deport 80,000 illegal immigrants.
Lie #2: Illegal Immigrant Crossings are Down: Actually, this is the third straight year that border crossings have gone up, not to mention the entirely new wave from Central America.
Lie #3: It does not grant citizenship or the right to stay here permanently: Under the royal edict, the work permits can be renewed every three years, and most likely, they will be renewed at the same 99.5% acceptance rate as DACA applications. And once they get Social Security cards, they are going nowhere. So yes, this is permanent. And yes, they will be able to get green cards, which puts them on an automatic path to citizenship: “we are reducing the time that families are separated while obtaining their green cards. Undocumented immigrants who are immediate relatives of lawful permanent residents or sons or daughters of US citizens can apply to get a waiver if a visa is available.”
Lie #4: Only 5 Million: Make no mistake about it. Obama’s illegal amnesty will not just apply to 5 million individuals. It will apply by default to all 12-20 million illegals in the country as well as the millions more who will now come here to enjoy the permanent cessation of borders and sovereignty. Given the numerous options for people to become eligible for amnesty, ICE and CPB will be restricted from enforcing the law against anyone because each individual has to be afforded the opportunity to present themselves and apply for status. There is no way those who were here for less than 5 years will be deported and there’s no way the new people rushing the border and overstaying their visas will be repatriated.
Lie #5: Deport Felons: Obama claims he is going to focus on deporting felons. Yet, he has done the opposite. 36,000 convicted criminal aliens were released last year, 80,000 criminal aliens encountered by ICE weren’t even placed into deportation proceedings, 167,000 criminal aliens who were ordered deported are still at large, 341,000 criminal aliens released by ICE without deportation orders are known to be free and at large in the US. Again, this is cessation of deportations for everyone. They are leaving no illegal behind.
Lie #6: Don’t deport families: Obama is playing the family card. It works like this: people are encouraged to come here illegally, Obama grants them amnesty, then their relatives all get to come, even though they would otherwise be ineligible under public charge laws. Yet, at the same time, because the bureaucracy will be flooded with applications of illegals, and those are the applications that will be prioritized, those families who came here legally will have to wait longer to be united. There is no longer an incentive to enter the legal immigration process.
Lie #7: They have to pay taxes to stay: Aside from the absurd notion that they would turn someone away for not paying taxes, almost every one of these illegal immigrants lacks a high enough income to incur a net positive tax liability. Hence, by paying taxes, he actually means they will collect refundable tax credits!
Lie #8: Background Checks: Just the thought of a criminal background check of people coming from the third world on a lawless program is a joke. But the reality is that Obama has already done this with DACA, and 99.5% of applications were approved, including those of criminals.
Lie #9: Cracking Down on Illegal Immigration at the Border: Obama promises to beef up resources at the border. But as we’ve seen over the past few years, what good are more agents if they are explicitly intimidated into turning a blind eye. Moreover, there is no promise to build a fence or implement a visa tracking system, so any talk of enforcement is an insult to our intelligence. Moreover, he is unilaterally abolishing the Secure Communities program, the only successful interior enforcement program left after he abolished 287g state-federal cooperation in 2012. At a time when we are facing threats from Islamic terror and deadly diseases, this invitation to the world will present a security nightmare.
Lie #10: Scripture tells us, we shall not oppress a stranger: It’s great to see him quoting the Bible for once, but nice try. There are different variations of this verse throughout the Bible, but each one uses the Hebrew word “Ger” to describe what Obama translates as “stranger.” A Ger is a convert to Judaism. The commandment was not referring to people who illegally migrate to a nation state. And more importantly, it is downright offensive to Americans to insinuate that not granting them benefits is tantamount to oppression, especially given the fact that they have been the biggest recipients of our generous legal system. Moreover, if there is oppression taking place it is to the American taxpayer and worker and those who suffer from gangs like MS-13.
Texas senator Ted Cruz took to the Senate floor to speak out against President Obama’s executive amnesty. He did so today by quoting at length from Cicero:
“Sen. Cruz just gave a speech on the Senate floor,” says a Cruz aide in an email, “adapting Cicero’s famous speech against the Cataline conspiracy (given in 65 B.C.) to what we are facing today under President Obama, in terms of his efforts to implement executive amnesty. The speech he is giving on the floor is almost verbatim to how it was given almost 2200 years ago. It is incredible how accurately this narrative applies to today — the President once said he could not take such action on immigration because he was not an emperor, yet today is is acting just as such.”