In writing about Obama’s “alligator moat” speech yesterday, I didn’t pick up on this comment (video here), which is being reported as a dig at Fox News (emphasis mine):

One CEO has this to say about reform, ‘American ingenuity is a product of the openness and diversity of the society. Immigrants have made America great, as the world leader in business and science, higher education and innovation.’ You know who that leader was? Rupert Murdoch, who owns Fox News, and is an immigrant himself. I don’t know if you’re familiar with Rupert Murdoch’s views, but let’s just say he doesn’t have an Obama sticker on his car. But he agrees with me on this. So there’s a consensus around fixing what’s broken, and now we need Congress to catch up. Now we need to come together around reform that reflects our values as a nation of laws and a nation of immigrants.

This was not a dig only at Fox News, it was a dig at all of you who make the distinction between legal and illegal immigration.  He might has well just played the audio of his bitter clinger speech:

And it’s not surprising then they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy toward people who aren’t like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations.

Opposing illegal immigration, and demanding enforcement of immigration laws is not anti-immigrant, as Obama portrays it.  That’s just another in a long line of strawman arguments which has become the primary way Obama makes arguments.

And once again, the focus is in belittling opponents.  Because he just can’t help himself:  And it’s why giving the go ahead to the bin Laden operation has changed nothing about why Obama needs to be defeated in 2012.

Sunday night on 60 Minutes was just the exception which proves the rule.

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