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  • Krauthammer: Obama Just Called Legal Immigrants “Chumps”

    Washington Post columnist Charles Krauthammer brought the hammer down on Obama’s executive order. Krauthammer said Obama’s promise to delay deportations of those who’ve been living in the U.S. for more than five years, was a spit in the face to legal immigrants who are nothing more than “chumps” because they followed immigration law.

    “I think on the policy, it is very clear that he is making an announcement to all of those people around the world waiting to get into the U.S. legally that they are chumps,” Krauthammer said on Fox News. “If you want to get in this country, you want to stay in this country, the way to do it is to come across, illegally and ultimately you will be legalized” he added.

    In his address to the nation, Obama said he wants to deport “felons, not families,” and promised to beef up the presence of  border agents. “Mass amnesty would be unfair. Mass deportation would be both impossible and contrary to our character. What I’m describing is accountability–a common-sense, middle ground approach,” Obama said.

    However, Krauthammer contains that Obama’s argument that granting amnesty on the basis of an emergency is a bold face lie. “If he felt so strongly about the issue,” Krauthammer said, “why did he delay announcing this until after he got past the election? Because he knew that had he announced it earlier, and after all, it’s supposed to be so urgent, it would have damaged the Democrats’ chances in the election.”

    Indeed, midterm election exist polls from Florida to Ohio to Iowa to New Hamshire showed overwhelming support for Obamacare repeal.

    “Why did he not do this before the 2012 election?” Krauthammer asked. “Because he didn’t want to jeopardize his own re-election. But most importantly, if he feels so strongly about this and Scripture dictates that this ought to be done, why did he do nothing about this in 2009 and 2010 when he had control of the White House, the House, and the Senate and he could actually have done this constitutionally by passing legislation. he wants the issue and he wants to use it and that’s what he’s got.” He concluded “this executive order actually is, an invitation for anybody who comes across the border and to know that ultimately they will be legalized.”

    A whopping 53 percent oppose Obama’s plan to shield as many as five million illegal immigrants from deportation and the extension of legal work permits.


    Jerome Hudson

    Managing Editor

    Jerome Hudson has written for numerous national outlets, including The Hill, National Review, and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and was recognized as one of Florida’s emerging stars, having been included in the list “25 Under 30: Florida’s Rising Young Political Class.” Hudson is a Savannah, Ga. native who currently resides in Florida.

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