Tuesday, October 06, 2015

Hillary Clinton claims Obama too strict on illegal immigrants

During an interview with Telemundo, Hillary Clinton actually claimed that President Barack Obama is too strict on illegal immigrants.

"I believe in comprehensive immigration reform.  And it would include in my plan a path to citizenship, which I think is absolutely essential.  That is the goal.  But if we still are f-- working toward it, fighting for it, then I want to do everything in my power not only to continue-- the executive orders that-- President Obama has put forth, D.A.P.A., and D.A.C.A., and the kinds of changes that he has made.

"But I want to do more on an individual basis by putting more resources, more personnel into the system to try to help as many people as possible get a different status. I will not be deporting parents. I will not be breaking up families. I will not be doing what we've seen too much of, which is tryin' to, you know, make immigrants the scapegoat for everything that people are concerned about in the country.

"And the best way to do that is to build on what we have accomplished, keep fightin' for comprehensive immigration reform, and then use the tools that exist for more individual determinations about how to keep more people who are hard working, contributing people in our country while we still-- fight over the comprehensive immigration reform-- plan.

"Well, it has to be legal. There is no doubt about that. And I am a strong supporter of what the president did because it was legal. It was necessary. It was important. And I believe it was rooted in the presidential authority that he relied on. But even within existing immigration law, there are provisions for trying to determine-- who can stay in the country, to try to change the deportation-- rules and regulations.

"That's within existing authority within the executive branch. I'm gonna look for every legal way I can find to make sure that we don't intimidate and terrify hard working immigration families. That they know that they will not have to worry about a knock on the door or a raid on their workplace. Because I just don't think that's the right thing to do," Clinton said.

There is a simple explanation for why so many, especially on the left, are so ready to accept the nonsense the liberal media feeds them.

Too many liberals are so gullible that they actually believe their own rhetoric and whatever the liberal media, and that's the largest outlets, tells them. Over the years I've been amazed at what they believe and on those few occasions when I've taken them on I have realized that they haven't a clue what the real facts are. Instead what they believe is what they hear in the liberal echo chamber, and an echo chamber it is.

I recall once in a social setting a liberal attacking George W. Bush on a point of fact, something that I knew a lot about. I innocently asked the person in a very nice way where she had gotten the
information she had, without in any way suggesting disagreement. Her reaction was amazing. She said "I knew I should not have mentioned it," whereupon she got up and left in a huff. I think I was just meant to go along and I suppose say something like "oh, yes, isn't he terrible."

Let's take Obama's proposals.

Correlation doesn't mean causality, yet it leads to simplistic statements like "Common sense gun laws," as Obama suggests. As long as we are being simplistic we could also say that criminals should follow the law, right?

So let's stop jumping to simplistic solutions and instead look deeper for the problems that drive people to commit such heinous crimes. I have been very surprised that our glorious leaders never mention analyses by sociologists or criminologists but instead give photo ops with Al Sharpton.

Until our leaders start taking the problem seriously and maturely rather than just try to make political points, we will not have good solutions. But then our current leaders are also simpleminded.

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