Monday, November 27, 2017

Bill Clinton on Illegal Aliens

Just in case you forgot, here are the immortal words of President Bill Clinton, from his 1995 State of the Union Address. They have miraculously reappeared on the Moonbattery blog, via Maggie’s Farm:

All Americans, not only in the states most heavily affected but in every place in this country, are rightly disturbed by the large numbers of illegal aliens entering our country. The jobs they hold might otherwise be held by citizens or legal immigrants. The public services they use impose burdens on our taxpayers. That’s why our administration has moved aggressively to secure our borders more by hiring a record number of new border guards, by deporting twice as many criminal aliens as ever before, by cracking down on illegal hiring, by barring welfare benefits to illegal aliens. In the budget I will present to you, we will try to do more to speed the deportation of illegal aliens who are arrested for crimes, to better identify illegal aliens in the workplace as recommended by the commission headed by former Congresswoman Barbara Jordan. We are a nation of immigrants. But we are also a nation of laws. It is wrong and ultimately self-defeating for a nation of immigrants to permit the kind of abuse of our immigration laws we have seen in recent years, and we must do more to stop it.

Today, Moonbattery says, those sentiments would put Clinton to the right of Paul Ryan. How times have changed.


trigger warning said...

That quote is taken from the 1995 SOTU, following the Republican victories in Congress. It must be interpreted as a form of lying that came to be known as "triangulation". As former Democratic Senator, Bob Kerrey, noted, Clinton is an "unusually good liar" (but not quite good enough to prevent his disbarment).

Pity his pathologically lying (ie, "Progressive") domestic partner is such a bad one.

It was also about this time that he was using a young intern as - channeling Mr Colbert's metaphorical flourish - a self-propelled autohumidifying humidor, so I assume he was getting a lot of practice at home.

Ares Olympus said...

Bill Clinton was always good at stealing ideas from the right. Perhaps that's party why the right hated slick willy so much, although I'm sure Newt Gingrich must have felt some pride.

And on the other side, Trump is the one who gladly hires illegal workers whenever he has a chance to save a dime or two.

And don't forget Hillary's super predators comments for expanded police powers, back when we thought all we have to do is build prisons to improve public safety. Surely if Bill was president today, he'd be calling for expanding private prisons like the republicans want.

trigger warning said...

I can't believe Trump didn't personally verify the immigration status of every employee hired by contractors and subcontractors! Cad!