Obama thinks only Native Americans have a right to protest his amnesty policy

Typical Obama blather, as he sets up a gigantic strawman and then knocks it down with a false metaphor.

The Independent:

"If you look at the history of immigration in this country, each successive wave there have been periods where the folks who were already here have said, 'Well I don't want those folks,'" he said. "Even though the only people who have the right to say that are some Native Americans."

His orders were sufficient in upsetting the GOP, but he also faced criticism from immigration activists who feel they do not go far enough.

Hecklers shouted "Not one more!" and "Stop deportations!"  and "There is no justice!"  during the speech, to which he replied at one point: "It doesn’t make much sense to yell at me right now."

Ploughing on, he argued: "Part of what America is about is stitching together folks from different backgrounds and different faiths and different ethnicities. That's what makes us special and, look, let's face it, sometimes that's hard to do, but it's worthwhile, it's worth doing."

Only the anti-all immigration fringe believes there should be no immigration. To ascribe that position to the vast majority of his political oppnents is sickeningly dishonest. What most of us object to is illegal immigration. And most Americans agree.

As far as Native Americans being the only ones with the "right" to object to illegal immigration, this is just another in a long line of "sit down and shut up" demands made to his opponents.

As far as previous generations welcoming new arrivals, that's simply historically wrong. His description of "some folks" objecting is absurd. Ask the Irish who were faced with "No Irish need apply" signs everywhere or the anti-Catholic bigotry shown against Italian, slav, and Polish immigrants. The fact is, immigrants stayed despite widespread opposition to their presence and by the second generation coming of age, had fully assimilated.

This is typical Obama - he can't engage in debate based on the facts. He has to obscure the facts and set up strawmen to debate. We've seen this tactic for 6 years and it's long past outlived its usefulness.

Typical Obama blather, as he sets up a gigantic strawman and then knocks it down with a false metaphor.

The Independent:

"If you look at the history of immigration in this country, each successive wave there have been periods where the folks who were already here have said, 'Well I don't want those folks,'" he said. "Even though the only people who have the right to say that are some Native Americans."

His orders were sufficient in upsetting the GOP, but he also faced criticism from immigration activists who feel they do not go far enough.

Hecklers shouted "Not one more!" and "Stop deportations!"  and "There is no justice!"  during the speech, to which he replied at one point: "It doesn’t make much sense to yell at me right now."

Ploughing on, he argued: "Part of what America is about is stitching together folks from different backgrounds and different faiths and different ethnicities. That's what makes us special and, look, let's face it, sometimes that's hard to do, but it's worthwhile, it's worth doing."

Only the anti-all immigration fringe believes there should be no immigration. To ascribe that position to the vast majority of his political oppnents is sickeningly dishonest. What most of us object to is illegal immigration. And most Americans agree.

As far as Native Americans being the only ones with the "right" to object to illegal immigration, this is just another in a long line of "sit down and shut up" demands made to his opponents.

As far as previous generations welcoming new arrivals, that's simply historically wrong. His description of "some folks" objecting is absurd. Ask the Irish who were faced with "No Irish need apply" signs everywhere or the anti-Catholic bigotry shown against Italian, slav, and Polish immigrants. The fact is, immigrants stayed despite widespread opposition to their presence and by the second generation coming of age, had fully assimilated.

This is typical Obama - he can't engage in debate based on the facts. He has to obscure the facts and set up strawmen to debate. We've seen this tactic for 6 years and it's long past outlived its usefulness.