When I hear Rush Limbaugh or you know Lou Dobbs or some of these people talking about how we need to send them all back. We're not going to send them all back. First of all, this is a country of immigrants. Second of all, as a practical matter, we would end up having to use all of our law enforcement resources to round people up, detain them, separate families. It's not a realistic solution.
That seques into a December 2007 clip from Obama, where he says:
We're not going to be able to solve the problem if we're just shouting about it like Lou Dobbs and folks on television.
When Obama refers to "send[ing] them all back", he's trying to raise the specter of mass deportations , complete with cattlecars. That's something that Dobbs doesn't support. In addition to lying, it's also interesting that Obama - a U.S. Senator - is supporting and apologizing for massive illegal activity. Just once it would be great if someone in the audience would call him on his lies and misleading and corrupt statements.
In the rest of the transcript it's a bit unclear exactly what Dobbs' position is. He raises the pandering ante on Obama by saying he won't send anyone back, but it's unclear on whether that's actually his position or whether he's simply trying to make a point. Also, American Patrol points out that Dobbs might be wrong about us deporting 10 million illegal aliens during the 70s. Nevertheless, while Dobbs did discuss on 60 Minutes that we could do mass deportations if we wanted to, that isn't the same as actually supporting mass deportations, and Obama is clearly lying.
 The word "deport" can have different meanings, including:
1. Mass deportations; see the images illegal immigration supporters paint of cattlecars or lines of buses.
2. Deporting illegal aliens from worksites and the interior in discrete cases, such as dozens or hundreds at a time.
3. Deporting criminal and fugitive aliens, with the same dozens or hundreds configuration as the previous.
4. Deporting those who've been caught at the border.
5. Encouraging illegal aliens to self-deport.
Politics · Wed, 03/12/2008 - 11:16 · Importance: 1