By Tom Quiner
Here’s what the president said:
“What we should be doing is setting up a smart, legal immigration system, that doesn’t separate families but does focus on making sure that people who are dangerous, you know, people who are gang bangers, are criminals, that we are deporting them as quickly as possible.”
Before the words could soak in, he proceeded to deport 434,000 illegal aliens, the highest number since 1892. That was in 2013.
Interestingly, the mainstream media (MSM) was muted. So were Democrats.
Obviously, I’m not talking about Donald Trump, I’m talking about Barack Obama.
Those are his words.
The record number of deportations were his deportations.
Last week, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) arrested some 680 undocumented aliens around the country, deporting many of them. Three out of four had convictions for violent crimes like homicide and rape.
Democratic politicians and the media raged:
“What took place yesterday with raids and personal homes is part of the cog of the Trump deportation machine.” [California State Sen. Kevin De Leon (D)]
“…how inhumane this is to be breaking down people’s doors and separating parents from their children.” [MSNBC Attorney Raul Reyes]
“This is Donald Trump really executing his campaign plan. He is trying to be a tough guy, so, he will go after, you know, the maids, the moms, the people that are working in the shops instead of going after the hard-core criminals.” [Arizona Rep. Ruben Gallego (D)]
Rep. Gallego evidently hadn’t gotten his facts straight. We’re not talking maids and moms, but rapists and murders.
Newspaper headlines were not nuanced:
“The Trump deportation regime has begun.”
“Immigrant community on high alert fearing Trump’s deportation force.”
“On Devon Avenue in Chicago, news of immigration raids intensifies fears.”
Someone might want to mention to these “nattering nabobs of negativism” that some 1.4 million illegal aliens live in Southern California. The sweep of these illegals by ICE netted 160 of them out there.
160 out of 1,400,000.
Is this really cause for such hysterics, especially when Obama deported nearly a half a million four years ago?
In light of the MSM’s muted response in 2013, in contrast to their feverish delirium today designed to polarize our country, middle America can only respond with revulsion.
The MSM’s loathing for journalistic objectivity is on full display. They don’t care about the truth anymore.
Increasingly, middle America doesn’t care what the MSM has to say. This once proud estate has been reduced to dissemblers pandering to the Leftist mob.