September 6, 2017

Clinton vs. Obama on ‘Self-Defeating’ Immigration Policy

Twenty-two years ago, a former Democrat president would had have issues with Obama’s DACA decree.

There was a specific term Barack Obama used in his 844-word Facebook diatribe against his successor’s DACA reversal that demonstrates just how far down the lawless path today’s leftists have fallen. One of them is a phrase found in a 1995 speech by a man who, at the time, sounded much like Donald Trump does today. According to Democrat Bill Clinton in his State of the Union address, “It is wrong and ultimately self-defeating for a nation of immigrants to permit the kind of abuse of our immigration laws we have seen in recent years, and we must do more to stop it.”

That phrase “self-defeating” was echoed by another Democrat, Barack Obama, this week. In his wet blanket response to Trump’s DACA declaration, he asserts, “It is self-defeating.” Of course, Obama throughout his remarks exploited the innocence of Dreamers to distract from the fact that DACA is unconstitutional. His retort is chock-full of emotional blackmail that lacks sound reasoning in its entirety. There’s a rational argument in favor of Dreamers remaining here in America, but that’s not the debate. The debate is over Barack Obama’s breaking the law. Twenty-two years ago, even Clinton understood that the “abuse of our immigration laws” is “ultimately self-defeating.” So is leftist orthodoxy that contradicts itself.

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