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Posted on Jul 30, 2010
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President Obama gave a rousing speech in Detroit, where he said the stimulus has helped the area’s economy but reminded everyone that the road ahead is hard. The Arizona immigration law suffered a temporary setback. Will the recent WikiLeaks revelations put troops in harm’s way? And how will Charlie Rangel’s trial affect the Democrats running in November? Robert Scheer, Matt Miller and Tony Blankley take on these topics in this week’s “Left, Right & Center.”  —KA

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By call me roy, August 2, 2010 at 5:58 pm Link to this comment

Barry Barack Hussein Obama gave an interview to CBS on Sunday, wherein he attempted to explain his stance against Arizona’s SB 1070 Immigration bill. Still no word on whether or not he’s actually read the bill yet, but based on his inane murmurings, I’d have to go with No. But, to be fair, during the interview he did display a few things that he does quite well: shameless lying and absolute hypocrisy. You see, President Obama had the utter gall to say that we shouldn’t demagogue nor politicize a national problem like immigration reform. No, really. My jaw dropped too and I thought to myself “could he possibly be that shameless?” Apparently, yes:
In a CBS interview broadcast Sunday, President Obama slammed approaches to immigration reform he said “demagogue” a “national problem.”
He also defended progress in the administration’s suit against Arizona’s SB 1070 immigration law — an action that states that the controversial measure flouts the federal government’s imperative under the ’supremacy’ clause of the constitution.
Does the Smartest Man Alive ™ not know the meaning of the word demagogue? He is the Demagoguer In Chief, for goodness sake. And the entire Democrat party falls in demagogue-y lockstep right behind him. Incessant race card playing? Fear mongering? Sound familiar, President? That comes from you and your fellow Democrats who brand anyone who merely disagrees with you on policy - ever- as racist. You also use demagoguing in tandem with fear to politicize every issue and further your own agendas. Remember what you said about the law when first passed, Mr. President? You tried to tell people that they’d be scooped up and whisked away, for no reason whatsoever, when out getting ice cream with their children.
You allowed a foreign leader to demagogue, denigrate and demonize Arizona from our house floor. Democrats not only allowed it, they applauded it and gave Calderon sycophantic, grand-standing ovations. Once again proving they stand up for anything but America. And it was/is Democrats who are actually wearing demagogue jewelry in the form of Arizona bashing bracelets. It is Democrats, including you, Mr. President, who have made fear mongering hyperbole almost an art form. You demagogue to the point of Godwinning yourselves constantly. Plus, you know, the outright lying as contained in this statement made during your interview today:
“What we can’t do is allow a patchwork of 50 different states, or cities or localities, where anybody wants to make a name for themselves suddenly says, ‘I’m going to be anti-immigrant, and I’m going to try to see if I can solve the problem ourself.’”
No one is anti-immigrant. That is an outright lie. There is a difference between legal immigration and illegal immigration. You sniff haughtily, in your usual holier than thou manner, about icky people “politicizing” issues. Meanwhile, you actually lie in order to politicize. For a Harvard graduate, you don’t have a great grasp of words nor their meaning.
This epitomizes why there truly is no having a dialogue with the left. Intellectual honesty isn’t their strong suit. Of course, this wouldn’t even be an issue if the federal government was doing its job — its primary job, in my opinion — and protecting our borders, not leaving states to resort to trying to do it themselves with far more limited resources. And then suing said States, all while gleefully demonizing them - for passing a law necessitated by the fact that the federal government themselves refused to act - and then feigning righteous indignation over “politicizing” and “demagoguery”.
Before preaching to everyone else, I suggest you learn the meaning of the words and the accusations that you toss about willy nilly. I also suggest Hypocrite, Heal Thyself.

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By Dale Lewis, July 30, 2010 at 3:40 pm Link to this comment
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what is it about posting left, right, and center that prevents it from having a link to click and listen?  when i click A/V booth on the front page of truthdig it sends me to the video BUT THERE’S NO WAY TO ACCESS. I’ve brought this to your attention several times before when I wanted to watch left, right, and center, and the next day or so the link appears. i’m a big fan, and wish you could fix this. In every other way left, right, and center is very professional.

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