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The Real Side | Commentary by Joe Messina
| Monday, Dec 1, 2014

joemessinamugThe equality hypocrites are at it again.  You know those hippy throwbacks who think it would be cool if everyone were “equal” like the Constitution guarantees? Just a heads up: The guarantee is for equal access to succeed, not a guarantee for equal success.

This president can’t seem to grasp that truth. He has a hard time grasping many truths. And now he has given illegals – yes, the people who came here by breaking the law – a leg up over hard-working, taxpaying Americans.

One of the first in-your-face insults was his pushing states to give in-state tuition to illegals. And once again for clarity, these people are here illegally, breaking the law, and not paying taxes.

It just shows his disdain for the American way of life. Veterans can’t even get the same privileges. They have to live in a state for the state’s designated residency period before they are considered residents who qualify for in-state tuition. Maybe they should renounce their citizenship and run up from south of the border into the arms of California Gov. Jerry Brown who recently told all illegals (and anyone thinking about coming to America illegally) to come to California; they are welcome here. And Brown won by big numbers in California. They deserve him.

President Obama has opened previously closed military bases (remember, they were too costly to keep open). He flew in medical supplies with staff to treat the recent influx of illegals coming across the border. This was a “humanitarian act,” according to Obama. Wouldn’t it also have been a humanitarian act to reopen bases to help our vets? But it appears the president wouldn’t think of flying in medical personal to help our vets to shorten the time it takes them to get help because of the costs.

Really, Mr. President? Do you disrespect us that much? I guess you really do believe Americans are stupid.

Mr. Obama, you send Eric Holder into Ferguson to suggest, threateningly, that there is much more going on there behind the scenes with the police than there actually is. How about you sending him in to the VA with threats and a guarantee that many will lose their jobs if they don’t get their act together?

Remember when you told us that the Affordable Care Act would not pay for abortions? Remember that? Remember you said there was no money in there for illegals to get healthcare? Not to mention all that “keep your doctor,” “cheaper rates,” “better policies,” you know, the “Obama bucket-o’-lies” bit.

So then we find that there actually is money for abortions in Obamacare in the form of the morning-after pill, abortions for “emergency reasons,” “rape and incest.”

Mr. Prez, I know you have a word problem, but abortion is abortion. And when the government pays for them, that is taxpayer money, not yours.

Now you have given 5 million-plus illegals the ability to take more American jobs and drain the system.

Let’s do this at a “Sesame Street” level so you can understand. You see, once the illegals feel free to roam about the country, employers will be able to hire them, and still at a lesser rate than their American counterparts. The jobs they leave open will be back-filled by more people coming over the border because the president will not do anything to secure the borders any more than they are today.

He claims Republicans wouldn’t sign an immigration bill that included the hiring of more than 30,000 additional Border Patrol personnel. Nice try. Would you have given those new Border Patrol agents the same “rules of engagement” the current Border Patrol has? Because if that was the plan, then they would be just as useless as you’ve made the current Border Patrol. Our poor Border Patrol agents have their hands tied so badly that even they say they should just stay home.

The president’s claims about “deportation numbers” are bogus. He is counting only those who are caught and released at the border. His numbers are dismal for deporting those here in jail or living in the shadows.

In another recent slap to Americans is his illegal use the executive order to allow 5 million illegal immigrants to stay and work. Ultimately, he’s giving illegals a better chance at finding work than Americans. Why? Because employers get a $3,000 tax credit for hiring an illegal. They say it’s to offset Obamacare fees because the owners don’t have to pay for medical care for illegals. However, illegals can still get Obamacare online or simply go into an emergency room for help, and we still pay for it. (Even one of the staunchest Democrats is now saying Obamacare is a major mess. Chuck Schumer has seen the light.)

Mr. Obama, the Republicans were begging you for some payroll tax relief for employers to get them hiring again. How about a big tax break to hire or retrain veterans? How about a little love for the country and for the people who thought you could make a positive difference? Where is the equality for our vets?

How about you prove guys like me wrong and just do the right thing for once? Something that will finally show people what America is truly made of. Or do us all a favor and resign. Let someone who cares run the country for a few years.

Yo, Joe Biden, you’re up.

 

Joe Messina is host of The Real Side (TheRealSide.com), a nationally syndicated talk show that runs on AM-1220 KHTS radio and SCVTV [here]. He is also an elected member of the Hart School Board. His commentary publishes Mondays.

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5 Comments

  1. Seriously? Why are you given a platform? At the very least, you are entertaining!

  2. That’s right. Equal opportunity, not equal results.

  3. Amen!!!!! Keep doing what you’re doing. Speaking the truth.

  4. “Maybe they should renounce their citizenship and” live a better live someplace else without all the drama and noxious political bickering of the United States.

    It worked for me and may well work for others.

  5. Frank Rock Frank Rock says:

    Right or wrong this man cannot complete a complete sentence or thought without drifting into about 5 anecdotes before making a point.

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