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10 opinionated takes on President Obama’s immigration reform speech

Published: Wednesday, May 11 2011 4:38 p.m. MDT

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President Obama’s speech Tuesday in El Paso on immigration reform sparked debate across the country and the Web. Here are 10 reactions to Obama’s remarks from the nation's editorial pages, columnists and bloggers:
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MormonDem
Provo, UT

Seriously, DN, if you keep running these bizarre "news roundup" features, I'm going to start calling you the Deseret Meta News.

Say No to BO
Mapleton, UT

Is this the DN's effort at balance?
Seriously, your reporter condenses each perspective into a four line description of what he thought the essay meant.
Click on the photo and you get a larger picture of the headline as it appeared in the source newspaper.
How about helping us by allowing the reader to read the essay?
You've obviously got Dave Letterman's Top Ten-itis. That's entertainment for ADHD-sufferers, not information.

Liberal Ted
Salt Lake City, UT

Did barry ever give a solution? He mumbled off a list of ideas, made fun of the opposition, asked for latino votes....he never said anything about what he would do to fix the issue. He doesn't care, never has. He has Air Force 1 taking him around, all the SUV'S and police escorts one needs, and he doesn't pay for a penny of it out of his pocket. It's not like an illegal is running against him. Hmmm that might be intersting to have an illegal alien run against him, I wonder how his song and dance would magically change towards latinos.

barry promised to fix this issue during his first term. He had the house, senate, and the president all controlled by one party. I bet he'll blame President Bush for barrys inability to do something about it. barry also claimed that the fence is up....really?! then how does he explain the gapping holes? The mass graves and illegals in the country?

Send all illegals home. Let's not punish 300 Million people for 13 Million illegals.

Moderate
Salt Lake City, UT

The important thing is the Republicans are NOT talking about it. At all. They were fumbling around birth certificate silliness, and now are toying with destroying America's credit rating. Come election time, they'll trump up a social issue like gay marriage, when the American voters really care about jobs, the deficit, and immigration.

Pagan
Salt Lake City, UT

# 8 - The Daily Caller

Is this a joke?

Being upset about Obama's joke about aligators and moats at the boarder?

previous GOP asked, factually ASKED for LAND MINES!

*'GOP Nominee Proposes Landmines For Mexico Border' - CBS news - 06/15/2010

'During the May 18 interview with KNMX radio in Las Vegas, N.M., (Tom) Mullins (New Mexico) said the U.S. could mine the border, install barbed wire and post signs directing would-be border jumpers to cross legally at designated checkpoints.
"We could put land mines along the border. I know it sounds crazy.'

And that is not a joke!

Does Obama scream 'You lie!' at McCain?
Did he claim Sarah Palin was part of a 'Death Panel?'
Did Obama ever say Newt Gingrich had a 'Kenyan' outlook on the country?

No, no and No.

But landmines, screaming at the president and asking for a birth certificate are all part of Republican talking points now.

And Obama is being 'uncivil.'

Obama didn't make an uncivil joke about the Republican party.

The Republican party is turning INTO a joke.

Jazz Bass Man
Wellsville, Utah

Obama tells the most blatant lie of his life ("we did what we said we'd do, the border is secure"), and no one in the media calls him out on it?

Yes, the repbulicans (ie Bush) have an abysmal record on immigration enforcement, which is why mexico has been allowed to invade the US, but Obama has not been any better on the issue. Just how dumb do these politicans think the people are, that Obama would say such a blatant falsehood?

It's high time that all of these bums were thrown out - and that includes the "representatives" in our state who support amnesty (Herbert, Shurtleff, Becker, Burbank, Hatch, et al).

the truth
Holladay, UT

RE: Pagan

All the quotes you brought up are irrelevant and none of the people are president.

Just another example of Obama's incivility.

Showing the blatant leftest hypocrisy once again.

Belching Cow
Sandy, UT

@Pagan
"The Republican party is turning INTO a joke."

That very well may be true. However I would like to point out that the Democrats have already been a joke for quite sometime. BTW your points are pointless because the Dems are every bit as uncivil as the Republicans and I think you know that.

peter
Alpine, UT

Anybody who believes anything that comes out of any politicians mouth is an idiot. The feds are no more than a cancerous growth on the backs of the people. Get rid of these bums! They are stinking this coutry up! It's time for term limits, if not by law, then by the vote of the people.

RRB
SLC, UT

The "Utah solution" is in court. And the other part has come under attack by the AG to be changed.

The Hispanic vote hurt Obama more than it helped him last election.

RRB
SLC, UT

I would suggest someone do a search and find articles on their own also.

The Republicans have filed dozens of immigration laws this year. Obama needs to put his bill in front of the American people. But he won't, he is a Chicago politician all the way.

The only solution is enforcement. Any form of amnesty will encourage the pro-illegal folks to try it again and again in the future.

Pagan
Salt Lake City, UT

So, to review...

it is 'civil' to scream at the president, compare him to Nazi's and Marxist's, dispute his very citizenship...

lie about abortion (Sen Kyl), lie about your own adultery (Newt and Ensign), want to put explosives (landmines) on the boarder...

but if Obama jokes about a moat?

OH! WELL! Obama is being 'uncivil.'

It's no wonder the Republican party cannot get votes. It BARELY took back the House in what SHOULD have been the House and SENATE.

2012 is looking even worse for them.

Because Republicans are factually caught lying about 'not factual statements' (abortion/headless bodies, etc)

But Republicans are so 'civil.'

And last, Obama deported MORE illegal immigrants, than Bush.

Good day to you all.

worf
Mcallen, TX

Moats and alligators?

Many, many Texans have been hurt and killed by Mexican cartels. Moats and alligators wasn't a funny joke, but disrespect to those people. Shame on the president.

Foolish statements come through ignorance or leaders who don't care.

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