Obama Has A Dream
April 15, 2009, 03:12 PM
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Here's the penultimate paragraph from the President's speech on the economy:
There is no doubt that times are still tough. By no means are we out of the woods just yet. But from where we stand, for the very first time, we are beginning to see glimmers of hope. And beyond that, way off in the distance, we can see a vision of an America’s future that is far different than our troubled economic past. It’s an America teeming with new industry and commerce; humming with new energy and discoveries that light the world once more. A place where anyone from anywhere with a good idea or the will to work can live the dream they’ve heard so much about.
Read that last sentence again: "A place where anyone from anywhere with a good idea or the will to work can live the dream they’ve heard so much about."

Obama is an ex-law school teacher, so when he's verbally ambiguous, it's with a purpose. You could read "anyone from anywhere" as meaning anyone with an ancestry from anywhere. But the more straightforward reading is pure Open Borders sentimentality: anyone of Obama's teeming relatives, or any of the other six billion people, should be able to move to America whenever they feel like it as long as they have "the will to work."

It's a useful rule of thumb that any politician who refers to The American Dream is up to no good.

The President is a rich man with an income of several million dollars per year from his books. Why in hell shouldn't he pay to send his illegal immigrant aunt home to Kenya?