President Obama, Portraying Opponents as Caricatures? He Would Never!

Erika Johnsen

5/11/2011 1:07:00 PM - Erika Johnsen
During President Obama's illegal immigration speech in El Paso, Texas yesterday, he made a few choice comments about Republicans and the good people working to secure the border. And I quote:


"You know, they said we needed to triple the Border Patrol. Or now they’re going to say we need to quadruple the Border Patrol. Or they’ll want a higher fence. Maybe they’ll need a moat. Maybe they want alligators in the moat. They’ll never be satisfied."


The President can certainly crack jokes if he wishes, although frankly, I do not think anyone is looking for a Comedian-in-Chief on such a crucial issue, and this play at being lighthearted was more of a 2012-minded, dismissive, deceptive jab at those darn insatiable Republicans. But please, please, do not post on the White House website about how President Obama is working to resolve a caricature-riddled debate by bringing everyone back down to earth. I'm pretty sure that no "real people" have ever proposed the construction of alligator-filled moats along the southern border, and that Republicans would be satisfied if we actually stopped the flow of immigrants illegally entering the United States.

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