Surprise: Obama stands shoulder to shoulder w/ foreign leader re: US laws

Posted by: ST on May 19, 2010 at 6:53 pm

… and this time he did it on US soil:

The LA Times has the relevant part of the transcript from the Obama/Calderon WH lawn presser:

With the president of Mexico at his side, President Obama on Wednesday called for a comprehensive immigration overhaul, and the two leaders lashed out at a new law in Arizona that critics have labeled as anti-immigrant.

The law is Arizona “is a misdirected effort that has raised concerns in both of our countries,” Obama said during a joint news conference.

Obama said he understood the frustrations about a broken immigration system that led to the passage of the law, but he repeated his call for a comprehensive approach similar to the one being discussed by some senators.

“We gave special attention to border matters,” Mexican President Felipe Calderon said of the bilateral discussions he, Obama and their staffs had. Calderon said both sides agreed that that more resources were needed to strengthen security and create a safe border that stopped the flow of drugs, guns and cash.

On immigration, Calderon repeated his opposition to the Arizona law.

“We retain our firm opposition to criminalize immigration,” he said, adding he firmly opposes the Arizona law.

Isn’t it great to see our President, instead of taking a neutral ground on the issue of a state law that virtually mirrors established federal law (and is somewhat similar to Mexican immigration laws), standing shoulder to shoulder on the WH lawn w/ a foreign “leader” against a US state? I would almost prefer a bow than this bull sh**.

I see President Obama’s not the only demagoguing head of state who knows how to lie about this law. It does not “criminalize immigration,” Mr. Calderon. READ THE BILL.

Oh, and speaking of – President Obama, have AG Eric Holder and Homeland Sec. Director Janet Napolitano read the bill yet? Feel free to answer – when you finally start taking questions from the press again. 8-|

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  1. Pasadena Phil says:

    That places Obama in the same company as Bush 43 who had a habit of heading south of the border to make speeches calling for us American racists to keep the border open by getting out of the way of his McCain/Kennedy/Bush amnesty bill.

    On one of those trips, Vicente Fox referred to Bush as a “windshield cowboy”. I prefer bike ranch cowboy.

  2. Anthony says:

    Don’t forget, even the Justice Department’s Office of Legal Counsel has said states have the inherent power to enforce immigration law.

    Something else PBO and his Attorney General are apparently ignorant of.

    What a shock. :-w

  3. nina says:

    Reagan would have made the idiot of Calderon walk to the border. His nation is in shambles,they cannot provide for their people and the solution??? Dump them in the USA.

  4. Great White Rat says:

    On immigration, Calderon repeated his opposition to the Arizona law.

    “We retain our firm opposition to criminalize immigration,” he said, adding he firmly opposes the Arizona law.

    By which he means he’s opposed to doing anything about illegal immigration in the U.S.

    Take a look at Mexico’s immigration laws sometime. They make the Arizona statute seem tame. From the Washington Times article ST linked:

    The law also says Mexico can deport foreigners who are deemed detrimental to “economic or national interests,” violate Mexican law, are not “physically or mentally healthy” or lack the “necessary funds for their sustenance” and for their dependents.

    If the U.S. adopted that rationale, we’d have jailed and then deported the huge majority of Mexicans here years ago.

    But somehow I don’t think Calderon plans to change Mexico’s immigration laws anytime soon. And if it were up to me, I’d change our laws to match theirs. Their laws make a hell of a lot more sense than the various “immigration reform” bills that both Bush and Obama favored.

  5. tonynoboloney says:

    Obama is a disgrace. But so are the various other states who should be adopting similar immigration laws in support of Arizona. Shame on conservative politicians in every state not publically castigating Obama for this “dog & pony show”. In other times under other administrations Calderon would have been shown the door not given a banquet.

    I predict the immigration issue will blow up on Obama and his ilk, as more and more true Americans become disallusioned with his antics. That the media is in bed with them makes this a little more difficult, but this discraceful behavior by our president will not go unpunished.

  6. thomas mc donnell says:

    if you come here illegally(without the approval of the american people) you are not an immigrant, you are a colonizer. that is what is happening to the united states now and has been happening for the last thirty years. we have had a politically inspired and directed colonization of this country. finally someone has stepped and said enough. every american that is opposed to this colonization needs to rise up and stand with arizona while we still have a country to stand up for.

  7. What is Calderon talking about when he says “criminalize immigration”? Immigration, done the right way, is perfectly legal in the U.S. The only people the law targets are those who are breaking the law and are in the U.S. illegally. President Obama, joined the leader of a foreign state in criticizing one of the United States. He refuses to defend the Constitution and he refuses to defend the United States of America.

  8. DVS1 says:

    Total BS coming from two clueless and self-absorbed men who hold themselves in (undeserving) high regard. One could almost imagine Barry and Felipe playing “Hide the Cigar” together in the White House later on in the evening. At least they’ll have Hillary to give them “tips” on how to do it properly (a fine Clinton tradition)…

  9. Carlos says:

    O’Reilly says we ought to help Calderon out economically by paying for a fence on the Mexican side of the border to keep illegals out. Of Mexico. Because the demand from this side is so great to get to that armpit/snakepit dope-lovin’ corn hole. (snicker)

    What’s the surprise our glorious leader would diss our country (I’m getting to be more and more sure it’s not his)? Now he’s not only licking Arab sandles, he’s licking boots, too.

  10. PE says:

    Typical bs. Obama invites Calderon inside our house and they both urinate on the rug, on national TV. Obama’s followers must think this is a class act, because, after all, he did it.

  11. LINK Check out this link showing Napolitano admitting she hadn’t read the bill either! I don’t believe for one second that Obama has read it. The problem with these people is that they don’t think they have to read the bills and they think we are stupid enough to be satisfied with whatever they tell us about them. If they won’t read the bill, then we must and hold them accountable.

  12. Paul says:

    Just witness the tremendous effort that the Mexican government is making to stem illegal immigration into the United States. NOT !! Calderon could care less ! And Obama about as much.

  13. Zippy says:

    He jumps on every self promoting bandwagon he can ..and he takes up valuable airtime to do it.

    As me mudder used to say “He’s so low, he has to stand on a nickel to piss on a dime”.

  14. Carlos says:

    Read the bill? He can’t. Says he doesn’t have enough time for such triviality, but I know it’s because it doesn’t have pictures/cartoons in it.

  15. Sefton says:

    The law in Arizona “is a misdirected effort that has raised concerns in both of our countries,” Obama said during a joint news conference.

    Is another “beer summit” in order here? First it’s “acted stupidly” in labeling law enforcement officials before he had the facts, now it’s “a misdirected effort” on the part of an entire state regarding a law he doesn’t have the facts on – a version which is merely reflecting federal law already on the books. He even goes so far as to say that his administration is studying the Arizona law when we’ve got documented video proof that they haven’t even read the law.
    But don’t let that stop you from the “Flip The Bird To America” show you’ve got planned on the White House lawn…sorry sack of excrement.

    And here’s some real hypocrisy for those of you who haven’t seen it; you know how California city councils, reps, mayors and the governor are throwing as much crap and boycott rhetoric as they can at Arizona on this law?
    Here’s the law on the books for California regarding illegal immigration:
    Penal Code 834b –
    (a) Every law enforcement agency in California shall fully cooperate with the United States Immigration and Naturalizations Service regarding any person who is arrested if he or she is suspected of being present in the United States in violation of federal immigration laws.
    (b) With respect to any such person who is arrested, and suspected of being present in the United States in violation of federal immigration laws, every law enforcement agency shall do the following:
    (1) Attempt to verify the legal status of such person as a citizen of the United States, an alien lawfully admitted as a permanent resident, an alien lawfully admitted for a temporary period of time or as an alien who is present in the United States in violation of immigration laws. The verification process may include, but shall not be limited to, questioning the person regarding his or her date and place of birth, and entry into the United States, and demanding documentation to indicate his or her legal status.

    LINK

    Obviously, the hypocrisy of the left knows no bounds.

  16. Anthony says:

    Carlos:

    Read the bill? He can’t.

    Well, it’s a secret, but, the reason he can’t is that Biden colored all over it. :o)

  17. Zippy says:

    HAHAHAHA Carlos! @ both posts.