“Soft despotism is a term coined by Alexis de Tocqueville describing the state into which a country overrun by "a network of small complicated rules" might degrade. Soft despotism is different from despotism (also called 'hard despotism') in the sense that it is not obvious to the people."

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Note to The First Asshole: We Don't Want a Moat, We Want You to Enforce the Law.

A Moat With Alligators

In a first of many planned speeches to push for amnesty for illegal aliens, otherwise known as Unregistered Democrats, President Barack Obama mocked Republicans and stretched and twisted facts on Tuesday in El Paso.
Obama said that Republicans would never be satisfied with the security on our border with Mexico.  While Obama claimed that almost all of our southern border is secure, in reality less than 5% is both fenced and secure.  Obama also suggested that even a moat with alligators as added border protection would not satisfy his critics.
"Maybe they'll need a moat," he went on. "Maybe they'll want alligators in the moat."
Obama is obviously pursuing Hispanic votes for 2012 elections.  A Gallup Poll reported in mid April showed only “47% of Hispanics said they approved of the job Obama was doing as president.”  This is the lowest approval rating Obama has ever received from Hispanics and is dramatically down from 85% in mid April 2009.
Obama has not yet pursued a “comprehensive immigration” bill, as he promised to do during his first year as President.  There has been pressure on Obama from the Far Left to use his Executive powers to stop the arrest and deportation of illegal immigrants.  It appears this already may betaking place.
Sheriff Larry Dever of Cochise County, Arizona, testified before a House Homeland Security subcommittee about the administration’s lack of seriousness about securing our border. Sheriff Dever made headlines last month when he said that the Border Patrol had directed its agents to stop arresting immigrants. Instead, he says they were ordered to “TBS” them – to tell the illegal immigrants to “Turn back South.”
As Dever explained to Fox News, “This only causes more problems as the aliens … don’t just go back to Mexico and give up. They keep trying… This makes the job for agents more dangerous. Not only are the aliens more defiant, they also begin to feel like they can get away with breaking our federal laws.” Dever noted that illegal immigrants who are detected but not apprehended are often considered to have been “turned back South.”
If Obama thinks our southern border is so secure, why did he give his speech in El Paso with a solid stone fence to his back?


  1. Who is Obama talking about when he says, "WE," complaining about "THEY" "moving the goal post?"

    What is the "Goal Post"?
    The law?
    Secure borders?
    Public Safety?
    National Sovereignty?

  2. Why did he have a slid wall behind him?
    The easy answer, he was in Texas.

    He was not afraid of the Mexicans, but the Texans.

    Most here can remember Dealy Plaza.

    So does the Secret Service.

  3. The Federals are maintaining a constant course.
    There has been no change along the southern frontier.
    While most of those that oppose Federal policy can only hope there will be some change in the works.

    The change, that will be achieved, same as we've had in the past. Those here will be granted legal residence, leading to citizenship.

    That is the McCain position, he being the Standard Bearer of the GOP.

    Just as occurred with Chinese migrants, in 1942, with the repeal of the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882.

    The Chinese Exclusion Act did not stop the illegal migration of Chinese to the US.

    Chester A Arthur was a Republican, his immigration policy, a long term failure.

    Those that disobeyed the law, were granted amnesty, by a New Deal Democrat.

    History repeated itself in the
    Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986

  4. That's the American Way.

    As charted by the "Real Americans" of the past.

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  6. Thank you DR and thanks for not murdering anyone yesterday.

  7. No one libeled me, yesterday, Deuce.

  8. Apr 20, 2011
    ... Under the Obama administration, immigration authorities have carried out record numbers of deportations, with nearly 400000 immigrants ...

  9. Wednesday, May 11, 2011
    Illinois Tries to Opt Out of Federal Deportation Program
    Illinois wants out of a supposedly voluntary federal program in which state law enforcement agencies inform immigration agents about illegal immigrants who have committed crimes. But the Obama administration is refusing to let Illinois out of the program, saying in effect that it’s not voluntary after all.

    Governor Pat Quinn informed the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in a May 4 letter that state police were requesting to withdraw from the Secure Communities program operated by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) service. That program, which involves the sharing of fingerprints, resulted in the deportation of 72,000 people from the U.S. last year.

    Officials in Illinois and other states have questioned the purpose of Secure Communities, which ICE says is all about getting rid of dangerous illegal immigrants who have been convicted of serious crimes. But Quinn stated in his letter that 30% those deported had never been convicted of any crime, much less a serious one, and that only 20% of those deported from Illinois had been convicted of serious crimes. Consequently, Quinn called the program “flawed.”

    Last month, U.S. Representative Zoe Lofgren of California demanded an investigation into Secure Communities, claiming Homeland Secretary Janet Napolitano and other DHS officials had provided “dishonest” communication about the program. DHS responded to Lofgren by saying local governments could opt out.

    But that is apparently not the case, because DHS has told Illinois it can’t withdraw from Secure Communities.
    -Noel Brinkerhoff

  10. The Obama Administration is enforcing the law, especially when compared to the Republican Administration that proceeded it.

  11. Look at what the politicos do, not what they say.

    There is often a whirled of difference 'tween the two.

    Mr Obama using the powers vested in his office much more aggressively than GW Bush dreamed of, despite the rhetoric on both sides of the aisle that would tell a different tale.

  12. Senate Dems To Obama: Stop Deporting DREAM Act Students

    Posted on April 22, 2011

    ... the administration has been unreceptive to requests to block DREAM Act-eligible young people from deportation. Homeland Security Sec. Janet Napolitano said her agency would stay the course on immigration, even if it meant deporting students who would be protected under the legislation.

    “I am not going to stand here and say that there are whole categories that we will, by executive fiat, exempt from the current immigration system — as sympathetic as we feel towards them,”

  13. Deuce said...
    Thank you DR and thanks for not murdering anyone yesterday.

    Wed May 11, 09:55:00 AM EDT

    desert rat said...
    No one libeled me, yesterday, Deuce.


    No one lied about ME so no need to represent the sickening past of one of your bartenders

  14. "He was not afraid of the Mexicans, but the Texans."

    No, he was afraid of Communists.