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Obama’s Unscrupulous Selma Speech

la-na-obama-selma-post-presidency-20150306Originally posted at American Thinker

Under the guise of commemorating justice, on the 50th Anniversary of the Bloody Sunday March in Selma, Alabama, Barack Obama engaged in his usual artful deception by exploiting the event to further his agenda.

While placing the subtext of blame upon the shoulders of racist white men, to make a self-serving point concerning illegal immigration Obama used black Americans as beasts of burden to haul the weight of his reprimand.

For starters, historical revisionist Barack Obama left out the fact that those doing the beating in Selma were members of the Democratic Party. The president dared not reveal that, 50 years later, both he and his political cronies are now politically and economically billy-clubbing the very people he pretends to defend.

Keynote speaker Obama opened the discourse by extolling civil rights leader/Martial Law advocate John Lewis (D-GA).  Predictably, before long, Obama’s words started to sound more like he was discussing his own struggles as a ‘fundamental transformer’ than commemorating a half-century old injustice.

Identifying with freedom marchers at Selma, Obama began to compare the struggle for civil rights with the need for unnamed oppressors to accept his “idea of a just… fair… inclusive… generous America.”

At one point, the president went so far as to side with phone-buddy Kanye West by mentioning that white newsman Bill Plante confirmed Kanye’s Beyoncé vs. Beck and Taylor Grammy assertion when he said that on the day of the original Selma march, “white people lowered the quality of the [hymn] singing.”

Then, what came across as a leftist jab to the jaw of those who disagree with his illegal immigration policy, Obama said, “We are well-served to remember that at the time of the marches, many in power condemned rather than praised them.”

“Back then, they were called Communists, half-breeds, outside agitators, sexual and moral degenerates, and worse,” Obama explained, “Their faith was questioned. Their lives were threatened. Their patriotism was challenged.

Then he asked:

What could more profoundly vindicate the idea of America than plain and humble people — the unsung, the downtrodden, the dreamers not of high station, not born to wealth or privilege, not of one religious tradition but many – coming together to shape their country’s course?

Rest assured that when Barack Obama names ‘dreamers… shaping [the] country’s course… [and]… America being not yet finished,’ and when he proposes “closely align[ing] with our highest ideals” what he is really referring to is a nation remade entirely upon progressive principles.

Moreover, know this: when this president speaks of “a more perfect union,” and then says this is “a roadmap for citizenship and an insistence in the capacity of free men and women to shape our own destiny,” the underlying theme is a cry for an America flooded to overflowing with illegal immigrants.

Take for instance his reference to “pick[ing] up torches and crossing the bridge,” which was followed by his hinting at the moral equivalency between coyotes on jet skis smuggling illegals across the Rio Grande and those who legally migrate to America.

By equating illegal immigrants with Iwo Jima and the moonwalk and obscuring insinuation behind commendation, Barack Obama managed to successfully use Selma to denigrate two of America’s greatest accomplishments.

Then, mid-speech, the president justified stirring racial tensions when playing the “race card,” brought up the “long shadow… [of]… this nation’s racial history,” the inequity of black incarceration, and the need for voting rights, something he apparently believes illegals deserve.  Subsequently, while skirting his own policy contribution to a situation he stressed was indicative of racial injustice, Obama broached the volatile subject of black poverty.

Quickly returning to illegal immigration, Mr. Obama introduced his own selfish agenda into a moral issue by sharing his skewed view of “American exceptionalism.”

The president seemed to suggest that individuals who cling to the rule of law simply do not understand that those who risk everything to realize the promise of citizenship are the ones who truly love and believe in America.

According to President Obama, American exceptionalism contains the “imperative of citizenship.”

That’s why Obama implied that border jumpers are somehow on par with black Revolutionary era heroes like Crispus Attucks or U.S. refugees such as Holocaust survivors, Soviet defectors, and the Lost Boys of Sudan, and why he believes true Americans “brave the unfamiliar” by doing things like “stowing away on ships.”

Forgetting to state that both freemen and black slaves as well as Scottish stonecutters built the White House, Obama, raised in Indonesia and schooled at Columbia and Harvard, said “We the people” are “slaves who built the White House.”

Then, after likening the plight of MS-13 gang members to Holocaust survivors, Obama related DREAMers in the military to “the Tuskegee Airmen, Navajo code-talkers, and Japanese-Americans who fought for this country even as their own liberty had been denied.”

The black civil-rights crowd, who view equal rights for sexual orientation as vastly different from race, must surely have appreciated the mental imagery Obama concocted when he identified Selma with the LGBT community saying, “We are the gay Americans whose blood ran on the streets of San Francisco and New York, just as blood ran down this bridge.”

When paraphrasing, “You are America… Unencumbered by what is, and ready to seize what ought to be,” America’s first community activist president again paid homage to his late mentor, Saul Alinsky, who often spoke of “the world as it is and the world as it ought to be.”

Before suggesting that “Yes We Can” belonged in the same context as “We the People… [and]… We Shall Overcome,” the Mt. Rushmore hopeful mocked those who revere an iconic American identity when he said that America is “Not stock photos or airbrushed history or feeble attempts to define some of us as more American than others.”

Barack Obama ended his sermon by once again reminding those in attendance that our “union is not perfect,” and by quoting Isaiah 40:31, a Scripture he botched at the National Prayer breakfast in 2013.

Renewed in strength, tireless transformationist Barack Obama said he considers himself among the “we”… who “abhor unfairness, and despise hypocrisy… give voice to the voiceless, and tell truths that need to be told.”

And while that sounds magnificent, underneath all the flowery rhetoric, this president promotes inequity, personifies hypocrisy, funds and supports silencing the voice of the voiceless and, even if his life depended on it, is completely incapable of telling the truth.

Barack Obama Exalts Wading across the Rio Grande

images (2)Originally posted at American Thinker

Barack Obama’s pre-Thanksgiving discourse on immigration gave five million people, including the president’s thrice-deported Uncle Omar, frequenter of Framingham’s Chicken Bone Saloon, something to be thankful for.

Besides instigating a constitutional crisis, Obama’s dictatorial decree justified the unjustifiable by doing things like leaving out explicatory facts.

Take for instance the statement that “our tradition of welcoming immigrants … has given us a tremendous advantage over other nations. … But today, our immigration system is broken – and everybody knows it.”

What Obama conveniently forgot to mention was that for the greater part of 200 years, immigrants entered America with deference and respect for America’s laws.  For immigrants eager to work, this nation was never viewed as a “golden ticket” promising preferential treatment and entitlements.

Furthermore, “everybody knows” that our so-called “broken immigration system” is really politics morphing into an opportunity that benefits lawlessness.

Even so, the president did weakly denounce the prejudicial practice of allowing illegals to cut the line.  But then he quickly shifted the focus to the sad plight of those who busted through the nation’s border like hungry vagrants crashing an all-you-can-eat buffet.

Obama also took the time to remind America that he’s always been “committed to fixing this broken immigration system.”  Unfortunately, when Barack Obama threatens to fix something – such as the economy, joblessness, or health care – Americans had best take heed.

After all, border agents have been murdered, 75 percent of the most wanted criminals in Los Angeles, Phoenix, and Albuquerque are illegal, and disease, terrorism, and anti-American sentiment have crossed the border in droves.  Yet like a spaced-out hippie on LSD, Obama bragged that “we have more agents and technology deployed to secure our southern border than at any time in our history.”

Careful not to omit the “brief spike in unaccompanied children being apprehended at our border,” Obama claimed that the number is actually “lower than it’s been in nearly two years. … Those are the facts.”

Sure, they’re Grubama facts.

Anyway, Obama didn’t squander the opportunity to blame Republicans for a “broken system” that he refuses to enforce and prefers broken.

Lest anyone doubt it, Barack “I won” Obama insisted that he has the “legal authority to take as President – the same kinds of actions taken by Democratic and Republican presidents before [him],” which he thinks “will help make our immigration system more fair and more just.”

“More fair and just” for whom exactly?

Holding his nose, Barack Obama spoke of Reagan and G.W. Bush, the latter of whom, for the first time in Mr. Obama’s adult life, wasn’t blamed, but was instead exploited.

Obama promised to “deal responsibly with … millions of undocumented immigrants who already live in our country,” such as ISIS terrorists, gang members, murderers, rapists, and pedophiles, as well as those spreading contagious diseases.

The president also stressed that America’s laws are rooted in a document that everyone knows he, as its defender, considers “fundamentally flawed.”

To reassure America that the administration that released onto America’s streets 36,000 illegal-immigrant criminals in 2013 is going to focus “enforcement resources” on “Felons, not families. Criminals, not children… [and] Gang members, not … mom[s],” Obama employed alliteration.

Then the guy who’s never “straight” with anyone said, “[L]et’s be honest – tracking down, rounding up, and deporting millions of people isn’t realistic. Anyone who suggests otherwise isn’t being straight with you.”

But if five million people can’t be tracked down, how are work permits and entitlements going to be distributed?

Either way, sort of like believing that criminals will hand over illegal guns, Barack Obama insisted that lawbreakers who came to America fraudulently will “come out of the shadows” and willingly “submit to a criminal background check.”

Nonetheless, except for the “pass a bill” line, the funniest line in Obama’s whole speech was when he said that he’s going to fix our broken immigration system, and then said that fix “does not apply to anyone who might come to America illegally in the future.”

Then, sounding like enforcing the law is contrary to his character, the president reminded America that “[m]ass deportation would be both impossible and contrary to our character.”

Clearly, in Obama’s morally relativistic world, he believes that if illegals “work hard … support their families … [and] … worship at our churches,” this somehow justifies a president discounting the oath he took to defend the U.S. Constitution.

Still, tough-talking Obama took the time to warn future Death Train travelers that “[i]f [they] plan to enter the U.S. illegally, [their] chances of getting caught and sent back … went up” – sure, from minus zero all the way to zero.

Then the owner of a spanking-new birth certificate signed by Dr. Ukulele, Obama, favored son of Kenya and Moneygall, restated his eligibility to be president by saying that “[m]illions of us, myself included, go back generations in this country, with ancestors who put in the painstaking work to become citizens.”

Obama expressed the opinion that “immigrants are a net plus for our economy,” which is a sentiment the families of Brandon Mendoza and Drew Rosenberg, two of many thousands killed by illegal immigrants, might disagree with.

Oops!  Then the president left out manicurists, landscapers, bus boys, and produce handlers by saying it’s hypocritical to not give amnesty to illegal fruit-pickers and bed-makers.

Speaking of hypocrisy, America’s melodramatic president who supports ripping 3,000-4,000 unborn babies from mothers’ wombs every day asked, “Are we a nation that accepts the cruelty of ripping children from their parents’ arms?”

And by implying that immigrants legally crossing the Atlantic or the Pacific are similar to illegals wading across the Rio Grande, Obama injected moral equivalency into the debate.

Moving right along, and right before sharing a tale of a poor unfortunate from Mexico named Astrid Silva, yet again Obama cited Scripture out of context.

Scripture was an attempt to convince Americans to support an executive order that half the country rejects.  That’s also why Obama mentioned Astrid’s crucifix, doll, frilly dress, poor English skills, domestic-worker parents, and her fear of being outed as an illegal.

Funny how Barack Obama mentioned Astrid but ignored those who died as a result of the recent wave of illegal unaccompanied minors from Central America who, with Obama’s knowledge, carried with them the deadly Enterovirus D-68.

Winding down his defense for issuing an unconstitutional edict, Sovereign Ruler Barack Obama proclaimed that “[w]hat makes us Americans is our shared commitment to an ideal – that all of us are created equal, and all of us have the chance to make of our lives what we will.”

No, Mr. Obama!  What makes us Americans is our shared commitment to a founding document and unifying philosophy that, by going it alone on immigration, you clearly reject.

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