While everyone is talking about Obama’s revealing comments yesterday admitting defeat when it comes to changing Washington DC from the inside, what struck me most after watching his entire Univision interview was Obama’s condescending and deceitful answer when pressed on the issue of immigration reform.
And I’m not even talking about Obama declaring the lack of immigration reform “my biggest failure,” as opposed to creating jobs. I’m talking about this:
Anyone who remembers the 2008 Saddleback Church forum knows that Obama just doesn’t do well in situations where he’s being questioned by someone who isn’t a part of his lapdog media. Throughout yesterday’s interview, Univision reporter Jorge Ramos pressed Obama, expecting truthful answers. Not being used to this kind of dogged intellectual honesty from anyone in media, Obama really fumbled his way through much of the session.
From where I stand, though, the worst part was the clip above. First off, Obama addresses Ramos and the audience as though they’re children in need of a history lesson: Let me sit here and explain to you children how the three branches of government works. You obviously don’t know this because if you did, you never would’ve asked such a stupid question.
Secondly, Obama’s brazenly misleading here. One fact Obama and the corrupt media would love for us to forget is that for two long years Obama enjoyed blank check approval in both chambers of Congress (including a filibuster-proof majority in the Senate). But during this time, not once did Obama submit anything in the form of immigration reform, even though he most certainly could’ve gotten it passed. Which makes what he said about Republicans all the more outrageous:
The president said that he was also taken aback by the resistance he said he received from Republican lawmakers when he reached out to them about an immigration bill, especially from those who previously supported such measures.
“I am happy to take responsibility for being naive here,” he said.
What in the world do Republicans have to do with anything when you own the Executive and Legislative branches of government for two freakin’ years?
The Romney campaign has a real opportunity here. You take that clip above and intercut it with the facts and point out the insulting condescension and you just might have yourself something.
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