“The Internet Never Forgets”
While the left rages against “separated migrant children” which they blame on President Trump’s “zero tolerance” enforcement policy of Bush-era rules, several “inconvenient” video clips have cropped up revealing both Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama advocating virtually the same border policy they are currently attacking Trump over.
For example, Hillary Clinton said during a 2014 CNN Town Hall;
“We have to send a clear message, just because your child gets across the border – doesn’t mean your child gets to stay”
What’s happening to families at the border right now is a humanitarian crisis. Every parent who has ever held a child in their arms, every human being with a sense of compassion and decency, should be outraged.
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) June 18, 2018
Such virtuous signaling could only be outdone by this clip of Obama:
Wow. Obama really did agree with @realDonaldTrump on Immigration.
Show this to your friends. pic.twitter.com/oQGcz5Ng87
— Oliver McGee PhD MBA (@OliverMcGee) June 19, 2018
‘How many precious lives must be needlessly lost, women raped, girls forced into sex trafficking or people trapped into the drug trade before the Obama administration stops luring them here with continued grants of amnesty, legal status, work permits, and benefits?‘ asked Rep. Louie Gohmert. –Daily Mail (2014)
But wait – rolling the calendar back to 1995 when Bill Clinton promised to crack down on illegal immigration, we have the following quote:
“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. We are a nation of immgrants, but we are also a nation of laws.”
Meanwhile, in 1993 and 1994, Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) had some harsh words about immigrants:
“We’ve got to enforce our borders... The day when American can be the welfare system for Mexico is gone… I think we should enforce our borders…”
Somehow we missed the “internment camp” analogies at the time…