A frustrated President Obama told pro-immigration hecklers in Chicago Tuesday to “get the facts,” and pointed out that he had circumvented the Constitution to stop illegal immigrants being deported.
Obama, whose approval rating has fallen below 40 percent, close to an all time low, was responding to a heckler who interrupted his speech by shouting “You have been deporting families.”
“What you’re not paying attention to is the fact that I just took an action to change the law, so that’s point No. 1,” Obama responded.
“Point No. 2, the way the change in the law works is that we’re reprioritizing how we enforce our immigration laws generally.” he added.
“The point is that though I understand why you might have yelled at me a month ago, although I disagree with some of your characterizations, it doesn’t make much sense to yell at me right now when we’re making changes,” he said.
Sycophantics in the audience thunderously applauded this outright admission by the President that he has violated the Constitution.
Just last week both Obama and his staff were insistent that the President is not changing the law and cannot do so without a bill being passed in Congress. Indeed, Obama has said repeatedly that he cannot change the law.
“This notion that somehow I can just change the laws unilaterally is just not true,” Obama said at a Hispanic Roundtable meeting in the White House in 2011, adding “We are doing everything we can administratively.”
Two days before the announcement of the executive amnesty order, White House Press secretary Josh Earnest cited a “large number of cases in which the president has said, ‘I’m not an emperor, I’m not a king, and I can’t change the law.'”
Yet, here is Obama now flat out admitting he HAS changed the law.
Lies upon lies upon lies.
Obama 2012: I can't change the law Obama last week: I'm not changing the law Obama now: I just changed the law Media: *seal clap*
— AG (@AG_Conservative) November 26, 2014
.@Heminator White cop upholding the law doesn't get indicted; Left goes nuts. Black president disregarding the law indicts himself: Crickets
— Larousse Trebek (@effinziti) November 26, 2014
Obama went on to suggest that most Americans have no right to decide who lives in their country, even if foreigners have entered illegally.
“There have been periods where the folks who were already here suddenly say, ‘Well, I don’t want those folks,’ even though the only people who have the right to say that are some Native Americans,” Obama said.
“Sometimes we get attached to our particular tribe, our particular race, our particular religion, and then we start treating other folks differently… that, sometimes, has been a bottleneck to how we think about immigration,” he argued.
The speech comes on the back of the revelation that illegal immigrants protected from deportation by Obama will be eligible for Medicare and other benefits once they enter the federal system.
A new You Gov poll indicates that 33 percent of Americans strongly oppose the amnesty, while only 21 percent strongly support the plan to halt deportations for as many as 5 million undocumented immigrants.
Steve Watson is a London based writer and editor for Alex Jones’ Infowars.com, and Prisonplanet.com. He has a Masters Degree in International Relations from the School of Politics at The University of Nottingham, and a Bachelor Of Arts Degree in Literature and Creative Writing from Nottingham Trent University.