Obama Forcing Right Wing to Be Anti-Immigrant

Heritage Foundation vice president Jim Carafano says that it’s all Obama’s fault that there is anti-immigration sentiment coming from his political enemies. Behold, the astonishing power of the Obama, able to turn the most compassionate right winger into a foaming-at-the-mouth xenophobe against his will.

In an appearance on One America News Network’s “The Daily Ledger” on Friday, Heritage Foundation vice president Jim Carafano claimed that President Obama’s “animosity and divisiveness” is responsible for a rise in anti-immigrant sentiment in the United States.

“Here’s the thing that’s really frustrating to me, is this is a nation of immigrants and that’s part of who we are,” Carafano told host Graham Ledger. “The president’s actions have been so divisive that if you look at the polling, Americans aren’t just worried about illegal immigrants, Americans are now increasingly becoming anti-immigrant. And they’re becoming anti-immigrant because of the animosity and divisiveness of this president, which is really, really shocking.”

The only thing more powerful than The Obama is the power of The Gay, which is apparently able to turn kids gay in an instant.

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  • Reginald Selkirk

    It is stated Republican policy that they have to oppose whatever Obama is for. I think he should come out strong for motherhood, apple pie and baseball.

  • eric

    There is a grain of truth here, but it’s an ugly truth. Many on the far right (and left) are insanely tribal. When their guy is in office and supports immigration, they will support it. When the other guy is in office and supports immigration, they will be against it. So yes, in a sense the right’s opposition to reasonable immigration reform can be said to be because Obama is in office. But not because of Obama’s actions – Carafano is utterly wrong about that. It’s because he’s a (D).

  • http://www.facebook.com/eo.raptor.3 eoraptor

    What Reginald said.

    I was going to ask whether there truly is a significant number of people so dumb they accept this as somehow true. But, then I realized; Why, yes, yes there is.

  • http://www.pandasthumb.org Area Man

    It’s neat how even the Republicans think that the Republicans are too childish to be responsible for their behavior.

  • sketchvac

    I will readily admit that the power of The Obama is formidable indeed. But, as you state here Ed, it pales in comparison to the power of The Gay. The power of The Gay is the Mother of all Powers.

  • John Pieret

    The power of The Gay is the Mother of all Powers.

    Which, of course, is why some wingnuts insist Obama is gay.

  • ianeymeaney

    “Compassionate right winger”

    Jumbo shrimp?

    Invisible pink unicorn?

    Genius Mat Staver?

  • petemoulton

    Reginald Selkirk @ #1: the converse should also be true, namely that the wingnuts would favor whatever Obama opposes. To that end, I’ve been hoping that PBO will come out with a PSA advising the American public to avoid eating yellow snow.

  • D. C. Sessions

    When the other guy is in office and supports immigration, they will be against it.

    And when their guy was in the White House, they were also against it.

    On this one thing, they’re consistent.

  • Kevin Kehres

    I think Obama should declare himself to be a member of the Republican Party.

  • Michael Heath

    Reginald Selkirk writes:

    It is stated Republican policy that they have to oppose whatever Obama is for. I think he should come out strong for motherhood, apple pie and baseball.

    The GOP’s already against all those things. That’s the uppity black usurper’s fault as well.

  • Michael Heath

    Kevin Kehres writes:

    I think Obama should declare himself to be a member of the Republican Party.

    That’s making my head explode!

  • lorn

    When you define yourself as the opposite of whatever Obama does you don’t get to chose sides based on issues. Obama gets to chose the right and popular stance. Leaving the GOP the messy end of the stick.

  • moarscienceplz

    It’s official: All conservatives are spouse-abusers. “I don’t want to hit you, but you just make me so angry!”

  • Jordan Genso

    Silly me, when the program’s host started his response to Mr. Carafano’s comment with:

    Well with all due respect…

    My first thought was: “is the host going to point out how stupid Mr. Carafano’s comment is?”

    But then the host proceeded to disagree with Mr. Carafano’s “we are a nation of immigrants” point instead.

    I really shouldn’t have been surprised. But I was.

  • HazyJay

    So much for the party of personal responsibility. Even their own thoughts are the fault of someone else.

  • iangould

    I want Obama to endorse whoever the Republicans nominate for President in 2016.