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Sunday, November 23, 2014

The Emperor Tells A Joke?

Well, the Anointed One, the Healer of the Planet, the Master of Hope and Change, Barack Caesar Obama, Emperor of the USA, has issued his "edict" on immigration "reform." While, of course, we all want to bow down and obey -- for such is the state of affairs in our former Republic -- the Emperor, in fact, is having a little fun with us all. To quote Gertrude Stein, "there is no there there."

A few words on context.

With HM Barack, context is the most important issue. Over the past six years, he has built an Empire of Lies. He is a calculating teller of tall tales. These whoppers have a major purpose, actually a couple. The lies, of course, hide the real agenda behind whatever Obama is up to at that particular moment, and they serve to distract from his previous lies when the prior lies are coming to the end of their lifecycle. It is a never-ending cycle of lies to cover lies to cover lies. It exhausts his opponents. He wears them down. The fog of bore.

Think back over the years of Obama lies. It's hard to remember them all. His upbringing? Solyndra? Fast and Furious? Definition of marriage? Unemployment and deficit figures? IRS scandal? Benghazi? Obamacare? There are lots of others which you can fill in. Now we have immigration.

For years HM Barack told us that he did not have the power to alter our immigration system because he is not "emperor." Such a kidder our Supreme Ruler is! He strung along the Latino lobby for years, until just right after the disastrous midterm elections. Then--Suddenly!--it was imperative, urgent, not a moment to be lost in "reforming" the broken immigration system! The drubbing in the midterms coincided in the news cycle with the Gruber videos and the Obamacare architect's smug gloating over how he and HM Barack had fooled the stupid voters. Obamacare was built on a mountain of lies and even the "stupid ones" had begun to figure it out. So now we urgently must stop discussing the Obamacare fraud and turn to discussing immigration. It is imperative!

So what did our Beloved Leader say about immigration? What is his reform of our creaky system? In two words, "generate confusion." The speech really says nothing. Look at it carefully. He offers lots of platitudes and "little" lies--e.g., our border is secure--but no reform proposals. There is no reform in his reform; no there there. After making the obligatory bow in the direction of those immigrants who played by the rules, and blathering on about accountability and the need to respect the law, he offers up a half-baked proposal to reward those who have broken the law. Even there, however, there is no there there.
We expect people who live in this country to play by the rules. We expect those who cut the line will not be unfairly rewarded. So we’re going to offer the following deal: If you’ve with been in America more than five years. If you have children who are American citizens or illegal residents. If you register, pass a criminal background check and you’re willing to pay your fair share of taxes, you’ll be able to apply to stay in this country temporarily without fear of deportation. You can come out of the shadows and get right with the law. That’s what this deal is.
The deal is no deal, to paraphrase the great Canadian philosopher Howie Mandel. Does anybody sane think that the horribly managed and thoroughly politicized Department of Homeland Security can run such background checks? I can assure you if this "proposal" takes root, there will be a booming business--as happened back in the 1980s with the ill-conceived "one-time, never-again" amnesty--in fraudulent documents, e.g., rental receipts, water bills, to prove that an applicant has been in country for over five years. Criminal background checks? That alone gives the lie to Obama's earlier boasting about his misadministration's deporting of criminal aliens. If an illegal alien has a criminal record why is that person still in country? If one has a criminal record, why would he or she come forward to "apply" for . . . what exactly? What is being offered? A temporary stay free of deportation? The illegal aliens already have that. State that you're willing to pay taxes? What? Most of these people I am willing to wager do not reach the income level of having to pay taxes. They collect public dole, but they do not and will not pay income taxes.

And then we have the lachrymose story of how,
Astrid was brought to America when she was 4 years old. Her only possessions were a cross, her doll, and the frilly dress she had on. When she started school, she didn’t speak any English. She caught up to other kids by reading newspapers and watching PBS. And then she became a good student. Her father worked in landscaping. Her mom cleaned other people’s homes. They wouldn’t let Astrid apply to a technology magnet school, not because they didn’t love her, but because they were afraid the paperwork would out her as an undocumented immigrant. So she applied behind their back and got in.
Who believes that? Her parents did not want her to apply to an elite school for fear of what would happen and she secretly applied and--HORRORS!-- she got in. Nothing happened. Nobody got arrested at 3 am and deported. By the way, I think growing up watching PBS to gain knowledge of the world is justification for deportation, but that's just me . . .

The activists will eventually figure out that they have been conned. The ones to watch, however, are the little bureaucrats, the Lois Lerner types who will be interpreting the Great Oracle's pronouncements, as the fine folks at Legal Insurrection have noted with the fate of "secure communities."

Obama has positioned himself so that no matter what happens on immigration he can claim credit for it or disavow it. The speech is a Seinfeld-like masterpiece of nothing, with the spaces left to be filled in by the observer.

Defund DHS.

23 comments:

  1. I had foreseen that chaos of the Presidential executive order coming. It was clear that the rebuke from the voters would trigger the President's personality disorder.

    When a person with a personality disorder isn't getting their way they do what is called "crazy making". They create chaos, confusion, contradiction, catch 22 situations, etc. Their targets will feel outrage at their audacious lies. Their targets will try to point out reality with logic that seems to not overcome the chaotic spin doctoring. Their targets feel like hope is lost and that that the world is no longer rational. They feel crazy when they are a target of crazy making.

    A crazy maker takes one small point and blows it up big. Imagine a little speck of lint on a sock. They make it all about the lint. Pretty soon everyone looks only at the lint. The sock is forgotten. The solution is to flick the lint away and describe the sock. Remember, describe the sock, not the lint, when dealing with our personality disordered, crazy making President.

    Mitch McConnel is fooling himself if he thinks he can work with or reason with the President. Look at every negotiation that has happened....at the 11th hour there is chaos and a grab for more by the President. He will always create chaos amd grab for more. If the President is going along with you it just means he feels well positioned for his next grab later on. If he is unhappy and shows it then you are getting somewhere. Be prepared for chaos though because his personality disorder is going to lash out. Tantrum is how he has always gotten his way and always will.

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    1. Unless conservatives have the backbone to have good boundaries with the personality disordered President. Boundaries and pointing out the contradictions and lies over time. People with personality disorders live and fight in the moment and can't keep their stories straight over long periods. Bring all of the different storylines that they tell different groups together and their house of cards falls. Then enforce the boundaries...that takes as much commitment to win as the personality disordered person. Be willing to shutdown the government and wait it out in order to defeat the executive order crazy making. If they cave part way through it just reinforces to the personality disordered President that crazy making works. Take it to the end for the win. It is the only way to teach him to respect boundaries.

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    2. "Crazy making". I like it. You wouldn't have had immigrant family from Mitteleuropa who spoke either German or Yiddish, would you?

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    3. No I got the phrase from the mental health community. My ex wife was diagnosed with a personality disorder and crazy makes just like Emperor Obama, just on a smaller scale. No less painful as the target though. :|

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  2. Obama and the DNC's approach is time honoured and well proved; just keep going until someone stops you. And they well know that the Republicans are split, and cannot even agree on a strategy, so the prospect of any effective response is remote to non-existent. So on they go; and why wouldn't they, because it works. Angry people might well be, but no one who is angry has any real way of stopping them.

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    1. "If you strike steel, pull back; if you strike mush, keep going." V.I. Lenin

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    2. That sums it up so very well. Now we need to all have steel for spines.

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  3. Dip, you should add pissing off US allies in the Anglosphere to the Emperors wardrobe of new clothes.
    http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2014/11/obama-disses-another-ally.php

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    1. The Obomber has done well in the "pissing off friends" department. I think the only "friend" he hasn't pissed off is the French president, although he really would like to get the cash for those Russian boats.

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  4. Obama's speech was redolent of racism, and of the notion that the #Fruitpickers and #Bedmakers (now Twitter tags, thanks to O!) are unable to better themselves through education, perseverance and hard work in a business-friendly economic environment (which certainly government regulation and taxation – two of Obama’s preferred tools – hinder). To Obama, the #Fruitpickers and #Bedmakers are not (as he had said earlier in the same speech) “able to remake ourselves as [they] choose;” it’s their kids who must be GIVEN a better future. It's a Life of Julia, Amnesty Seeker, scenario.

    I blogged on this on Friday (apologies for the shameless self-promotion) http://datechguyblog.com/2014/11/21/amnesty-a-slap-in-the-face-to-all-of-us-not-just-to-fruitpickers-and-bedmakers/ and managed to work some snark in the post, since OF COURSE the kid learned American English from Sesame Street, and the Queen’s English from Thomas the Tank Engine and Downton Abbey! She must have even picked up a Scottish brogue from Donald and Douglas!

    And, I have a question,
    Now that he bypassed Congress for amnesty, and there’s that deal with Iran coming up, will Obama end the embargo with Cuba before year’s end?

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    1. Excellent comment. I strongly endorse all Diplomad readers to read your blog.

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    2. Thanks! I really appreciate it.

      And add w #LawnMowers & #BedPanEmptiers to O's list of occupations https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_PPl_Za2W70

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    3. I went to the link, too.

      While OT, let me warn all and sundry that I get very testy when people use "immigrant" and "illegal alien" as synonyms. Too many people in my family and too many of my neighbors and friends came here via the legal route for me to feel not just a little bit insulted when I here such usage. When some activist called me up to solicit my support and used "immigrant" to mean "illegal", I chewed her out and told her that I felt very, very insulted, and would she and her organization kindly take my name out of their database.

      Further, as a former consular officer, I know that our immigration law is in fact a lot more generous than those of many other countries, including some hailed as more "progressive"; and it is flexible enough to deal with issues on a case by case bases. Perhaps if we allocated a few resources to apply and enforce what we already have we might do wonders.

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    4. Added to my blog reading list.
      leaperman

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  5. I know it is slightly off topic - but what Obama did whilst here in Australia prior to the G20 meeting makes a trifecta:
    1) China greenhouse deal - upstage APEC meeting and stuff US industry
    2) Insult Australia PM and local host - upstage G20 meeting and stuff an ally
    3) Immigration reform - upstage any Obamacare complaints and stuff the US health care industry
    Next......

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    1. Oops - crossed wires.
      3) Immigration reform - upstage any Obamacare complaints and stuff the US citizenship and electoral system

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  6. Here comes the day... anything for 'a deal' with Iran... Fortunately all HM Barack needs is his pen, right? American security is cheap these days, apparently.

    - reader #1482

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  7. On Iran, http://www.weeklystandard.com//blogs/how-obama-administration-has-already-caved-iran_819818.html#.VHNOx2f5Yos.twitter

    - 10yr sunset clause: "after ten years, whatever so-called permanent deal is reached comes to an end, constraints go away, and Iran is a normalized nuclear power.
    - "The administration gave up on its demands that Iran enrich no uranium at all.
    - "The White House abandoned its demands Iran must dismantle its centrifuges. Now they must only disconnect, or unplug."

    Read the whole thing

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    1. It reminds me of winning a war and losing it at the table..because of Leftists at state. I think Diplomad knows which one I am talking of.
      leaperman

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  8. His Excellency's use of Astrid as a prop reminds me of Nixon and Checkers. (Would I be unkind to note the applicability of the category of pet to both props?) Astrid had a frilly dress, no less. Right there I knew we needed more foreigners to come to America to innovate, start businesses, organize gangs, and do the jobs that even Mike Rowe won't do.

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    1. Except Checkers actually existed.

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    2. He picked "Astrid" to remind the racists among us that although the millions of illegal Swedish immigrants in this country are hated and reviled, they are good people who came here to do the jobs Americans won't do.

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  9. http://www.everyjoe.com/2014/11/24/politics/why-war-games-dont-work/


    Just keeps coming around...
    Fire all competent people...
    unless they are Stalin's helpers.
    Remember the death of the Ukraine?
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JRc7JXkEDl4


    I see that the news is taking many things off..
    leaperman

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