Obama tweets ‘We are a nation of immigrants’; Forgets operative word: Legal

Words are hard. This is par for the course for President Obama.

Facts shmacts! President Obama has shamnesty to push! His Twitter feed continued in the same vein last night and today. Citizens graciously help Obama out and helpfully add the missing word: Legal.

Bingo. As Twitchy reported, law-abiding people jump through hoops and wait years, sometimes decades, to come to America. Legally.

And Twitter user @Keder puts it in a nutshell.

 

  • http://twitter.com/einfal Raphael Gluck ツ

    Was expecting to read Obama tweets “we’re a nation of immigrants” Birthers let rip

    • http://twitter.com/TheAngieNC2 Angie (D)

      In your defense, that’s only because you’re an idiot.

  • Steve_J

    He does seem to have an aversion to the word legal.

    • Michelle

      More like he seems to have an aversion for reality, common sense and logic.

  • NachoCheese (D)

    For the liberals that hate the word “illegal” when used in the context of immigration, an analogy:

    Calling “illegal immigrants” “undocumented workers”, is the same as calling a drug dealer an “undocumented pharmacist”.

    • tjcuzns

      LOL Spot on!

  • Barack Hussein Sharpton

    Are we still a nation of laws?

    • NachoCheese (D)

      Only the laws the statists chose to enforce. See David Gregory for follow up.

    • Jim Russell

      “We are a nation of immigrants.” We are also a Nation of Laws Mr. President. A Nation and laws you don’t seem to like much….add the Constitution.

    • grais

      Laws? yes.
      Enforced laws? that depends….

    • Lord Foggybottom

      No. The Commander in Chief sets the tone, and if he chooses to disobey laws he doesn’t like, then all of us should disobey laws we don’t like.

      • Charles Harding

        You mean like the Gun Control Act of 1934? Cool! I can buy me a real Thomson Machine Gun and not have to pay the tax and fill out all that stupid paperwork. Awesome!!

    • Mark Stephens

      Of course we are. But only if those laws advance the agenda of those in power, and help them stay there.
      Otherwise they must be changed for the sake of The Children.

  • Michelle

    Um, the group of folks historically referred to as “Native Americans” also came here from…someplace else. Barry, I suggest you get better educated on Paleo-Indians and their use of the Bering Strait. There are no humans who magically sprung into existence on this continent or the one below us. Ya got one thing right – I descended from folks who came from someplace else – they would be folks who came here legally (I know this for fact, I have my great-grandparents original citizenship papers from the 1890’s) and they would also be folks who learned English instead of expecting everyone else to learn their native language. They would also be the same folks who never once lived on welfare. And for the record Barry, “native” means where something came into existence, where something was created and since I was created and came into existence in The United States of America, that makes ME a Native American.

    • Michelle

      I have a co-worker who came here legally on a work Visa. She spent two years studying English before she applied for a job in this country. She’s a chemical engineer from Colombia. My company hired her, as opposed to finding someone already here, because of her business connections with our customers in South America. Between my employer and herself, tens of thousands of dollars have been spent to get and keep her here LEGALLY, next step is trying to get her green card – she has a LONG wait. She did it right and respectfully – she learned English, asked to move here, paid lots of money for attorneys to do it right and respects OUR culture. Barry, SHE is the kind of immigrant our nation welcomes, not the ones you want to reward.

  • Headshot556

    What a slap in the face to the people that immigrating here LEGALLY!!

    • nc

      Or are trying to.

  • Linda

    The problem is not the failure to divide between illegal/legal immigration. It’s the way this “nation of immigrant” talk implies that those born within America’s sovereign borders are no different from those born outside them, since somewhere down the line America didn’t exist. Um, hello, that’s true of all countries. They all evolved from various nomadic tribes and, later, invading outsiders.

    “Nation of immigrants” bullcrap implies that basically, we got an unfair advantage b/c we just happened to be born American citizens, and that social injustice should be rectified! By letting anyone come on in! It’s only fair!

    Wait, that sounds like Obama’s argument on just about everything.

    We are NOT a nation of immigrants. We are a nation of descendants of immigrants.
    cheers all!

    • Sonya A. Willis

      Exactly! The Left’s constant use of “nation of immigrants” implies that America is a fluid country without native people. I think this is why they talk about the Constitution as a living document to justify the reasons for changing it.

  • Phryj

    Obama says, “We need an immigration system that honors our heritage as a nation of laws & a nation of immigrants.”? Yeah, we already have that, and it’s called
    U.S. Citizenship and Immigration and Citizenship Services, formerly known as the Immigration and Naturalization Service. See, they have a procedure for people to follow if they want to come here and become a U.S. citizen. Democrats, despite running our gov’t for 6 years, have apparently never heard of it.

  • NCRelite

    Every nation is a nation of immigrants

  • $23629333

    I tired of that nonsense – “we are a nation of immigrants” – decades ago. If you’re going to suggest that someone is an immigrant because his/her parents, or grandparents, or great-grandparents or family further back were immigrants, then – surely – you could similarly suggest that someone with a thief, traitor or terrorist on his/her family tree is a thief, traitor or terrorist. If – like me – you were born here, you are NOT by any reasonable definition an immigrant. Only because the portsiders place themselves in positions allowing them to shape opinions and attitudes – and the other side doesn’t say boo – do we have the repetition of this nonsense.

  • lillymckim

    Obama says,
    “We need an immigration system that honors our heritage as a nation of laws & a nation of immigrants”.

    WTH?
    The United States of America has always honored legal immigration..
    what rock has Obama been living under?

  • sqeptiq

    Funny how American Indians weren’t asked for permission.

    • ForTheRepublic

      I wasn’t aware the American Indians had customs offices set up. Of course, it could be the fact that when the settlers came to this nation (which wasn’t a nation), they had peaceful relations with the Native Americans. That is, until they (the natives) started kidnapping and killing them. Then things got ugly.

  • TonyMitch

    Only people that came here directly from another country are immigrants. Otherwise, if you were born in America you are a Native American or Native-born American. Being a descendent of legal immigrants do not make you an immigrant. Liberals love to label us immigrants

  • TonyMitch

    Only people that came here directly from another country are immigrants. Otherwise, if you were born in America you are a Native American or Native-born American. Being a descendent of legal immigrants do not make you an immigrant. Liberals love to label us immigrants

  • TonyMitch

    One way to combat all this ethnic nonsense is to do what I do and have my children do. On any application myself or my family fills out (including the census) we put Native American. If every person born in this country by legal U.S. citizens were to do this Native americans would now be the majority. Stop putting white, black, hispanic. What can the government do screw em.

  • TonyMitch

    One way to combat all this ethnic nonsense is to do what I do and have my children do. On any application myself or my family fills out (including the census) we put Native American. If every person born in this country by legal U.S. citizens were to do this Native americans would now be the majority. Stop putting white, black, hispanic. What can the government do screw em.

  • BeeKaaay

    We are a nation of NON MARXISTS.

    Obama does not know this.