November 16, 2010

"Obama wants DREAM Act in lame duck"

He’s sliding to the middle, you see. Because he’s pragmatic that way:

President Barack Obama told Democratic members of Congress Tuesday he wants the DREAM Act passed in the lame duck session as a “down payment” on substantial immigration reform, according to members at the meeting.

And, he said, he’d call resistant senators to get them on board.

The president told Sen. Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), Reps. Nydia Velasquez (D-N.Y.) and Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill.) in a meeting at the White House that he would call members holding out on approving the DREAM Act, which provides a path to citizenship for young illegal immigrants who complete two years of college or military service.

“What we said to him was, ‘We know you’re for comprehensive immigration reform. We have a window. It’s closing. Be for this. Let’s all be for this specific part,’ ” Gutierrez told reporters off the floor of the House. “And he said, ‘I will call the members and say I’m for comprehensive immigration reform, reiterate my commitment to it. I’d like this as a down payment.’ ”

Of course, Democrats really don’t care much about immigration reform per se. Instead, what they care about is expanding their base of potential voters — and in low-skilled, newly-minted citizens, many of whom will be largely dependent on government entitlement programs and set-asides, they see an opportunity.

With California and Nevada both showing real unemployment rates of between 22 and 25%, the idea that the US should be legalizing additional cheap labor to compete openly for the kinds of entry-level jobs once filled by teens and recent high school grads is frankly stunning.

That is, unless you saw Obama for who he was early on. Because were that the case, you’d know that as a true believer Obama wants to crash the system by overpromising on entitlements and unfunded liabilities — that he believes (as did his socialist mentors) that the way to bring socialism to the US is to create a class war by pitting those citizens increasingly reliant on the government against the “rich,” defined as those who remain (against all odds) self-sufficient.

The end game is a centralized governmental power run by elite bureaucrats and academics elevated from the universities — all of whom will pretend to champion the “worker” while busy consolidating power and setting themselves up as the new permanent ruling class.

Some pigs, you see, are more equal than others.

More here.

Posted by Jeff G. @ 6:46pm

Comments (33)

  1. I think the word we’re lookin’ for is “brazen”…

  2. Richard Lugar loves him some DREAM Act. His useless geriatric ass is up for re-election in 2012.

  3. Class warfare is the goal, Cloward-Piven is the game plan.

    The DREAM act is to Amnesty what Obamacare is to single payer socialized medicine.

    Military service already has paths to citizenship. Two years at a college should not; especially in view of broke states like CA underwriting that same education.

  4. I wonder what Mitch Daniels thinks of that Lugar piece of shit today?

  5. that was not a question

  6. Military service already has paths to citizenship.

    Isn’t that how Rick Rescorla became a US citizen?

  7. Tend to think it’s kabuki (past vote) so they can say they tried for ’12.

    Well, two can play at that game. Did you guys know that the hidden sponsor of this bill is FARC?

  8. lots of the R yea people are gone – you think Hatch is feeling lucky enough to vote for it again? Kay Bailey voted for it. She’s that hoochie Texas said piss off we don’t want you as governor. She can’t be feeling terribly secure and her useless ass is up again in 2012.

  9. Colombian narco-terrorists are supporting the DREAM Act?! Democrats are treasonous bastards, every damn one of them.

  10. Michael Williams will primary Kay Bailey Hutchison in 2012.

  11. I’m surprised Warner voted against it. He was a lugaresque pussy towards the end there.

  12. Hasn’t FARC become a wholly-owned subsidiary of Hugo Chavez Worldwide?

  13. Michael Williams I will send money. He’s very very America.

  14. Well, they’re certainly not on opposite teams.

    I wonder if Hugo Chavez illegally donated money to the DNC so that Obama would push the narco-terrorist supported DREAM Act? Just asking the obvious question here.

  15. why do the narco-terrorists want the DREAM Act?

  16. Why don’t the yet to be seated, newly elected, Republican Congressmen/women stand in front of a podium with a brand/logo/seal with words such as “Office of the Congessmen-Elect”, much like are recent bumbleshit elected President did, and say, “No, this shall not stand!”

  17. Probably to create sleeper agents and create terror in our streets that will make Medellín look like Disney World.

    But, that’s just a guess.

  18. my intent was “our”

  19. happyfeet,
    I hate to bust your bubble, but Daniels and Lugar are very close; and Daniels opinion of Lugar appears very high. In fact he was on Lugar’s staff until Ed Rollins stole him away for the Reagan WH.

  20. but that was forever ago – I bet Mitch secretly thinks Lugar is just a big ole useless pussy

  21. I’m with bh – sure, he’d love to get this damaging piece of legislation done, but it is mostly about Him being able to say, “See what I tried” and trying to secure votes for himself in 2012…

  22. – After whats happened already, and we’re not even two years into his disastrous term, I don’t think there’s a crystal ball on the planet that could divine the state he and his cluster fuck party will be in two years from now.

  23. – This is not immigration reform, its just more destruction of American soveriegnty by that POS Eurotrash
    statist. Dayum, make it stop.

  24. they have a cupcake truck in Chicago I don’t think I’ve seen one here yet – my friend D went to the Chicago one it was very tasty he said and they heard La Roux while they were there, which they weren’t expecting

  25. I remember the Helm’s bakery truck …. ::::drool::::

  26. that’s a cool story about the Helms Bakery (the first bread on the moon!) next time I go over to Culver I’ll see if I can find “between Washington and Venice Boulevards” where they used to be – when I go there I usually either eat here for the tasty vegan Indian foozle or I just have them pack me up some for later

    they have mango lassi all the time … I haven’t found a place in the valley yet where you can just stop and grab that

  27. What will the pragmatists think? I wonder. You know, this is going to be very tricky to oppose. If the Republicans vote against this they’ll be tarred as anti-immigrant and anti-hispanic nativists. That might not play well with those moderates and independents that are so coveted by the campaign professionals, you know.

    Hey, Why are you laying your hands upon me again?! Stop That! urrk…

  28. I’m not sure why college suddenly becomes a requisite for citizenship. Why not High School? Or why not, you know, a citizenship class?

    I’ve always been a proponent of reducing the inherent costs in the path to citizenship. It incentivises illegal immigration and punishes those wishing to actually become citizens. I read somewhere that it costs between $10k and $30k for citizenship over the entire process. We should work on reducing the cost of the process instead of this stupid DREAM act.

    But that’s the government. Punish the people who follow the rules. Just ask people who legally own firearms.

  29. I’m not sure why college suddenly becomes a requisite for citizenship.

    Because the values taught by Angry Studies TAs are a lot better than the values taught by DIs. At least, for adherents of a certain set of values.

  30. Why is it that these bloody peasants can’t understand that he is the all-knowing all-wise one? Why do they continue their pointless resistance to the things that he knows are best?

  31. Don’t DREAM it, be it.

  32. Very clever avatar.