On the Kelly File, Thursday night, Megyn Kelly had on frequent guest Marc Thiessen to discuss the president’s imperial immigration edict.
Thiessen, a former speechwriter for G.W. Bush, vouched for the penmanship of Obama’s speech, calling it “moving” and “beautifully written” but a “deeply cynical speech.” He went on to call it a “cynical” speech about 20 more times during the segment.
“If the president of the United States really believed a word of what he said, Thiessen noted, “he would not be doing this with executive action. He’s not trying to help illegal immigrants. He’s trying to provoke a fight with the Republican party.”
He said “the money quote” from Obama’s speech were the following words; ‘meanwhile, don’t let a disagreement over a single issue be a deal-breaker on every issue. That’s not how our democracy works and Congress certainly shouldn’t shut down the government again because we disagree on this.’
“That’s exactly what he wants!” Thiessen cried. “That’s exactly what he wants the Republicans to do. He’s trying to goad the GOP into self-destructive behavior. He wants them to shut down the government, he wants someone to go out there and issue articles of impeachment, he wants someone to go out there and say something bad about immigrants because he wants to rally his base and he wants to make the GOP blow itself up.”
(It’s true – as should be obvious by now – Obama didn’t come into his presidency with the intention to bring people together. His M/O is to divide people into warring factions. His radical agenda advances through through division and chaos.)
Thiessen went on to say that if Obama had given that same exact speech minus the executive action, it would have been “one of the most powerful speeches of his presidency” that could have rallied “a super majority of Americans to get behind him.”
“If it was a call for legislation rather than executive action he could have rallied the country,” Thiessen said.
Daniel Greenfield, FrontPageMagazine: The 5 Dumbest Lies in Obama’s Amnesty Speech
There were more than the ones he listed – Greenfield must have been working under a strict deadline. The biggest whopper of the night was Obama’s claim that he has a massive, record breaking, deportation record. If you still believe that one, you might be one of the “stupid Americans” Gruber was referring to.
The Hayride: Obama’s Amnesty Speech, Deconstructed
Rich Lowery, NRO: The Immigration Position that Dare Not Speak Its Name — as Usual