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  • How Barack Obama and Thomas Jefferson Ruined Independence Day

    Was your 4th of July "Lemon, wet, good," like Mitt Romney's lemonade? If so, you're lucky, because for many conservative activists the day was Obama, Muslim, bad.

    This time, the freakout was precipitated by Barack Obama's promotion of the DREAM Act before an audience of newly naturalized Americans. The outrage is best summed up on Twitchy, a site named for the seizure-like reaction readers experience when spending more than five minutes on the Michelle Malkin-led Twitter aggregator…

    Is there anything President Obama doesn't have the self-serving gall to politicize? The president decided that today's naturalization ceremony for immigrants serving in the United States military was a sweet opportunity to talk up a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants…

    The country Obama loves is one where the president welcomes new citizens by forcing them to hear about amnesty on the very day they take the oath of citizenship. What a disgrace.

    You know who else used July 4th (or actually, the 2nd) to politicize immigration? The guys who wrote and signed the Declaration of Independence

    He has endeavoured to prevent the population of these States; for that purpose obstructing the Laws for Naturalization of Foreigners; refusing to pass others to encourage their migrations hither, and raising the conditions of new Appropriations of Lands.

    How dare Thomas Jefferson politicize the Declaration of Independence with a mention of opening American borders to more immigrants? Where is his birth certificate? Is he even a Christian? He was a what? What the hell is a deist?

    Shouldn't the Founders have had the foresight to know that the appropriators of their political legacy would one day be very keen on being pro-Jesus, but only one Jesus damnit, because the other Jesuses can go back to Mexico? How inconsiderate of them.

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    Tags: 4th of July, Barack Obama, Conservatives, Declaration of Independence, Dream Act, Founding Fathers, Immigration, Thomas Jefferson
  • Mitt Romney Opens Mouth, Says Words About Immigration

    Mitt Romney

    This is what we've been waiting for all day — Mitt Romney's response to the president's pledge to stop deporting young illegal immigrants. He's had time to think it over and come up with a clear, coherent position on this issue. Wait for it

    "I believe the status of young people who come here through no fault of their own is an important matter to be considered, and it should be resolved on a long-term basis."

    Fascinating. Go on…

    "…I think the action that the president took today makes it more difficult to reach that longterm solution because an executive order is, of course, just a short term matter. It could be reversed by some president."

    Just what I thought: Mitt Romney opposes the president's executive order and would reverse it as president…

    Romney did not respond to questions as to whether he would reverse the order if elected.

    Ah. I forgot for a second it was Mitt Romney talking.

    Related: Marco Rubio Continues to Confuse Liberals

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    Tags: Barack Obama, Dream Act, Mitt Romney
  • Marco Rubio Continues to Confuse Liberals

    Marco RubioFor a while there, disliking Marco Rubio seemed pretty cut-and-dry for liberals. Admittedly he's young and handsome, but when those qualities belong to a Republican, progressives just get scared. (It's the same reason Democrats sighed with relief when Herman Cain bowed out.) Plus there was that weird thing when he lied about when his parents emigrated to the U.S.

    But Rubio insists on throwing a wrench into our carefully maintained right-left dichotomy by having nuanced views on immigration

    "Today's announcement [that Obama will not deport young alien residents] will be welcome news for many of these kids desperate for an answer, but it is a short term answer to a long term problem," the Cuban-American Rubio said in a statement.

    There you have it, folks. Marco Rubio's a liberal now; he supports Obama's plan. Just as long as he doesn't say anything to confound the issue further…

    [Rubio continued,] "And by once again ignoring the Constitution and going around Congress, this short term policy will make it harder to find a balanced and responsible long term one."

    Marco, you're making America short-circuit. Look, why not just say whether you think flag-burning should be legal, or whether you like Wal-Mart? We can draw all the conclusions we need from that.

    Photo by Brendan Hoffman – Stringer/Getty Images News/Getty Images

    Tags: Barack Obama, Dream Act, Marco Rubio, Veepstakes
  • Barack Obama Gets Angrier Than He's Ever Been!

    Barack ObamaJust listen to how he ferociously silences this Daily Caller reporter who dares interrupt him during his speech on immigration reform…

    "The next time I prefer you let me finish my statements before you ask a question," Obama said.

    I'm sorry. I should have warned you that it would be disturbing.

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    Tags: Barack Obama, Daily Caller, Dream Act, Immigration
  • Mitt Romney Not Saying Much About Immigrants

    Mitt RomneyIn a surprising break from his typical candor and forthrightness, Mitt Romney hasn't yet addressed the president's refusal to deport young immigrants who came to the U.S. illegally. He doesn't do much talking about that topic at all, actually

    Since clinching the Republican nomination, Romney has steadfastly avoided the topic of immigration, only discussing economic issues at forums with Hispanic businessmen. The issue is considered a potential liability for the Republican candidate, who has previously said that he would not support the Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act…

    Oh, right. He wants to be president. But does he want it badly enough to compromise on the principles he claims to hold dear?

    That's not the Mitt Romney I know.

    Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images News/Getty Images

    Tags: Dream Act, Immigration, Mitt Romney