Obama 'confident' about immigration reform in a second term
October 24th, 2012
02:43 PM ET

Obama 'confident' about immigration reform in a second term

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Davenport, Iowa (CNN) – New details of President Barack Obama's plans for a second term were given in an off-the-record interview with the Des Moines Register Tuesday but made public only after the paper protested that leaving it private would be a disservice to Iowa voters.

The interview was conducted Tuesday but made public Wednesday after the Obama campaign gave permission to the paper releasing them from their off-the-record agreement.

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  1. Ranger Luna

    What? Obama is going to self-deport to Hawaii? We already know that!

    October 24, 2012 at 3:15 pm |
    • John

      I wonder what charity will get the 5 million?
      If Obama chooses not to relese his records for 5 million what excuse will you libs come up with? What reason could he have for not releaseing these records?

      October 25, 2012 at 8:45 am |
      • Howard

        Poison in a pretty package ...
        OBAMA IS THE LOVER
        WHO IS GIVING YOU AIDS.

        October 27, 2012 at 12:37 pm |
      • jean2009

        Donald Trump and the GOOP have cornered the market on idiocy.

        October 28, 2012 at 12:29 pm |
      • Fayse

        You don't graduate Magna Cum Laude from Harvard with bad grades.You don't become President of the Harvard Law organization with bad grades. Are you accusing Harvard University of falsifying the grades of their students? I am just guessing but, I would guess that your own personal grades would not allow you to enter the doorsteps of Harvard as a student.

        October 28, 2012 at 6:51 pm |
      • DM

        That is funny. He was confident of this during his first term.

        October 29, 2012 at 9:38 am |
    • Howard

      BRILLIANTLY EXPLAINED
      This rather brilliantly cuts thru all the political doublespeak we get.
      It puts it into a much better perspective.

      Lesson # 1:

      * U.S. Tax revenue: $2,170,000,000,000
      * Fed budget: $3,820,000,000,000
      * New debt: $ 1,650,000,000,000
      * National debt: $14,271,000,000,000
      * Recent budget cuts: $ 38,500,000,000

      Let's now remove 8 zeros and pretend it's a household budget:

      * Annual family income: $21,700
      * Money the family spent: $38,200
      * New debt on the credit card: $16,500
      * Outstanding balance on the credit card: $142,710
      * Total budget cuts so far: $3.85

      Got It ?????

      OK, now Lesson # 2: Here's another way to look at the Debt Ceiling:

      Let's say, You come home from work and find there has been a sewer backup in your neighborhood....and your home has sewage all the way up to your ceilings.

      What do you think you should do ......
      Raise the ceilings, or pump out the Sewage?
      Your choice is coming November 6, 2012.

      October 25, 2012 at 1:47 pm |
      • Tyler

        THAT is AWSOME! Great way to portray what we are dealing with. THANK YOU!

        October 25, 2012 at 4:50 pm |
    • Irked

      For Pete's Sake, CNN. "$848 billion in savings will come from winding the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq"? That is such a false statement. The 848 billion for the wars have been borrowed. So if the U.S. stops borrowing the money, this is NOT a savings. It just means the U.S. isn't going into further debt in this one instance. Get it right!

      October 25, 2012 at 3:47 pm |
    • Howard

      Yes, he told us in advance what he planned to do. Few were listening.
      The following is a narrative taken from a 2008 Sunday morning televised "Meet The Press'.
      From Sunday's 07 Sept. 2008 11:48:04 EST, Televised "Meet the Press" THE THEN Senator Obama was asked about his stance on the American Flag.
      General Bill Gann' USAF (ret.) asked Obama to explain WHY he doesn't follow protocol when the National Anthem is played.
      The General stated to Obama that according to the United States Code, Title 36, Chapter 10, Sec. 171...
      During rendition of the national anthem, when the flag is displayed, all present (except those in uniform) are expected to stand at attention facing the flag with the right hand over the heart. Or, at the very least, "Stand and Face It".
      NOW GET THIS !!
      'Senator Obama replied:
      "As I've said about the flag pin, I don't want to be perceived as taking sides". "There are a lot of people in the world to whom the American flag is a symbol of oppression." "The anthem itself conveys a war-like message. You know, the bombs bursting in air and all that sort of thing."
      (ARE YOU READY FOR THIS???)
      Obama continued: "The National Anthem should be 'swapped' for something less parochial and less bellicose. I like the song 'I'd Like To Teach the World To Sing'. If that were our anthem, then, I might salute it. In my opinion, we should consider reinventing our National Anthem as well as 'redesign' our Flag to better offer our enemies hope and love. It's my intention, if elected, to disarm America to the level of acceptance to our Middle East Brethren. If we, as a Nation of warring people, conduct ourselves like the nations of Islam, where peace prevails – - – perhaps a state or period of mutual accord could exist between our governments ......"

      When I become President, I will seek a pact of agreement to end hostilities between those who have been at war or in a state of enmity, and a freedom from disquieting oppressive thoughts. We as a Nation, have placed upon the nations of Islam, an unfair injustice which is WHY my wife disrespects the Flag and she and I have attended several flag burning ceremonies in the past".
      "Of course now, I have found myself about to become the President of the United States and I have put my hatred aside. I will use my power to bring CHANGE to this Nation, and offer the people a new path. My wife and I look forward to becoming our Country's First black Family. Indeed, CHANGE is about to overwhelm the United States of America "
      Yes, you read it right.
      I, for one, am speechless!!!
      Dale Lindsborg , Washington Post

      October 26, 2012 at 11:07 am |
    • Howard

      OBAMA LIES AND COVER UP ...

      IF YOU'RE IN THE MILITARY, OR THE STATE DEPARTMENT ... OBAMA DOES NOT HAVE YOUR BACK !!! ... ask Charles Woods, the father of our murdered Navy Seal !!!

      October 26, 2012 at 9:41 pm |
  2. Lauren

    I believe President Obama can achieve comprehensive immigration reform. He's the president to do it.

    October 24, 2012 at 3:26 pm |
  3. California Consevative

    Hussein Obama, why are you denying charities $5 million?? Why are you so heartless?

    October 24, 2012 at 4:03 pm |
    • PhinHead

      Obama will win with over 300 votes, the economy will recover, we will end a 2nd war and deficit will actuall start going down. Then in 2016, what will you guys have to say? Everytime you use Hussien you lose credibility with the enuendo. It is like like me asking about Mitt's tax returns or his magic underwear. See, 2 can play that game. If you are a Christian, i would think you would take exception to electing a cult member to the office of POTUS. Almost all Christian religions call Mormonism a cult, rewriting the word that God has already given and in the process, SUPERCEDING the Bible you know with the Book of Mormon they know. Yes, if the two should conflict BOM supercedes the Bible. There you have your 5M response.

      October 24, 2012 at 4:39 pm |
    • John

      We know why. If papers are relesed showing he applied for school as a "forgein student" there will be no defense for this.
      Can any lib out there (or just a regular dem) explain why he wouldn't take advantage of Trump on this?

      October 25, 2012 at 2:39 pm |
  4. Frank Marshall Davis

    He'll promise anything for votes.

    October 24, 2012 at 4:13 pm |
    • Sylvester T

      Are you for real.

      October 25, 2012 at 1:40 am |
    • Ob@ma2012

      Just like Romney moving to the center...

      October 25, 2012 at 7:37 am |
      • Howard

        DID OBAMA INHERIT A MESS? Updated 10/25/12

        WHAT OBAMA INHERITED……………...WHAT WE HAVE NOW

        AAA Credit Rating…………………………AA- Credit Rating

        7.8% Unemployment…………………......7.8% Unemployment?????

        $1.84 Gas/Gallon………………………….$3.84 Gas/Gallon

        10 Trillion Debt……………………………..16+ Trillion $ Debt

        2 Wars……………………………………. ..2 Wars

        26 Weeks of unemployment…………......99 Weeks of unemployment

        Annual Budget……………………………...NO ANNUAL BUDGET!

        RELIGIOUS FREEDOM…………………...NO RELIGIOUS FREEDOM

        RESPECT AROUND THE WORLD..........NO RESPECT!

        A FRIEND IN EGYPT................................MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD

        Avg. Time on Unemployment,19 Weeks..........Now 42 Weeks

        Gross Debt. 72%....................................GDP. 106%

        Median Income $55,000……………………$50,000

        26 Million On food stamps…………………47 Million On food stamps

        NO COVERUP...........................................BENGHAZI COVERUP!

        .

        FACTS DON’T LIE…………………………LIBERALS DO!

        October 25, 2012 at 1:56 pm |
      • jean2009

        I've pointed out many times the highest every national average price for gasoline was June 2008 at $4.21 per gallon for regular...and my price last evening in central Ohio was $3.12 per gallon for regular.

        And while the Model T boasted 25 MPG in 1908, the average car mileage in 2008 according to the EPA was only at 20.8 MPG! But for Detroit to be bailed out they had to do something that makes your whole gas mileage claim moot.

        Today a 2013 economy model car fuel usage is estimated at 28 mpg city and 38 highway mpg. The 2012 Ford Fusion Hybrid gets 41 mpg city and 36 mpg highway. So, if Detroit can double the mileage of the vehicle that sort of makes your $1.84 mpg rant idiotic and moot. 2 X $1.84 is $3.68 so $3.12 per gallon is less.

        Obama-Biden 2012!

        October 26, 2012 at 7:37 pm |
    • John

      Actually, this particular promise got him votes in the last election. Funny how he can promise things, not deliver on them, then promise them again to try to get votes.
      I guess you really can fool some of the people ALL OF THE TIME...

      October 25, 2012 at 8:01 am |
    • Howard

      OBAMA WILL GLADLY PAY YOU TOMORROW, FOR THE HAMBURGER YOU GIVE HIM TODAY. WHERE WAS OBAMA FOR THE LAST FOUR YEARS ??? ... DIDN'T HE PROMISE IMMIGRATION REFORM AS A WAY OF GETTING ELECTED TO HIS FIRST TERM. THIS GUY WILL SAY, OR DO ANYTHING TO HOLD ONTO POWER. LIBYA, PLUS FAST AND FURIOUS, SHOWS HOW HE LIES ... AND THEN ENGAGES IN COVER UPS.

      October 25, 2012 at 1:37 pm |
  5. Julian

    He is confident about immigration reform? He is a MENTIROSO!! He could not do it when he had congress under democrats control...There is no second term for you Señor embustero...We now know you will do anything for a vote. Mentiroso!!

    October 24, 2012 at 4:39 pm |
  6. angryed

    Immigration Reform is just a poetic way of saying AMNESTY...it has been tried before and failed miserably....so why do ti again ??? Vote Pandering perhaps ??

    October 24, 2012 at 4:51 pm |
  7. rudyG

    ANYTHING to get re-elected!! Your time's up, my socialist friend. Back to Chicago you go. Rev. Wright will be waiting with open arms.

    October 24, 2012 at 5:36 pm |
  8. dontbow

    Yea here you go America, another large tax payer bill for illegals once obama is through with amnesty and the dream act. Enjoy more taxes and approving more illegals to come accross the border.

    October 24, 2012 at 5:39 pm |
  9. idb

    Another outstanding reason to fire Obama immediately.

    October 24, 2012 at 6:17 pm |
  10. BOB

    I like how this is about a democratic candidate, and all the comments are obviously Republican oriented...

    October 24, 2012 at 6:59 pm |
  11. DEcember 2012

    OBAMA IS ONLY STATING A FACT. TRY NOT TO GET YOUR TIDY WHITIES IN A BUNCH.

    October 24, 2012 at 7:13 pm |
    • John

      Fact is – he promised this 4 years ago and DID NOT DO IT. In typical Obama form, he went around congress and declared illegals "not illegal". This is just one more thing he didn't do right that will not stand. Laws mean nothing to this administration.

      October 25, 2012 at 8:03 am |
      • DEcember 2012

        WHEN CONGRESS CANNOT PASS THE DREAM ACT, WHICH A MAJORITY OF AMERICANS CONSIDER A GOOD THING, THAT TELLS YOU JUST HOW READY CONGRESS IS FOR IMMIGRATION REFORM. WHEN OBAMA WINS THE SECOND TERM WITH THE STRENGTH OF THE LATINO VOTE, CONGRESS WILL GET THEIR ACT TOGETHER.

        October 25, 2012 at 11:27 am |
      • John

        The majority of Americans do not consider putting people who came to this country illegally ahead of people who are trying to get her legally "a good thing", as your post says about the dream act. Your lib views have skewed your mind. Obama had two years with a full dem majority. If he wanted to pass something he could have. He did not, then he went around the law (and congress) and implemented something nobody likes.
        The so called "dream act" would give amnesty to millions of people who either broke the law intentially or unintentially.
        Many illegal immigrants will fraudulently claim they came here as children or that they are under 30. And the federal government has no way to check whether their claims are true or not. THEY ARE UNDOCUMENTED!!!

        October 25, 2012 at 12:13 pm |
      • Caramon

        I think it will be difficult for the President to pass immigration reform, the DREAM act, during his possible second term. He had better opportunity when Democrats controlled both House and Senate. He will need to regain the House and keep the Senate in order to do this. If Republicans pass immigration reform in the house, it will likely sit in the Senate and never come to a vote. If the Senate passes reform, it will be voted down in the House.

        October 25, 2012 at 12:35 pm |
      • DEcember 2012

        THERE ARE MANY IN CONGRESS UP FOR RE-ELECTION. IT WILL BE INTERESTING TO SEE WHAT CONGRESS IS GOING TO LOOK LIKE NEXT YEAR.

        October 25, 2012 at 5:46 pm |
      • John

        Our only hope is to vote all of them out, both dems and repubs. These wasteful spenders in Washington need to know the American People are fed up with what we have had for the past two administrations. If this means some good politicians (if there are any) are voted out, so be it.

        October 26, 2012 at 7:29 am |
      • Patrick

        Typing in all capital letters does not make you look better. It makes you look like you are yelling. More people want the Dream Act? No one I know wants the Dream Act. Even people who were from Latin America and South America. These people happen to be US citizens now. They feel rewarding people who broke the law is a bad thing. Many are going through the process to bring more family members here.

        October 26, 2012 at 9:37 am |
      • DEcember 2012

        THE DREAM ACT ARE FOR PEOPLE WHO ARE HERE THROUGH NO FAULT OF THEIR OWN AND THE USA IS THE ONLY COUNTRY THEY HAVE EVER KNOWN. YOU WANT TO PUNISH THEM FOR THEIR PARENTS MISTAKES? YOU WILL FIND WHITE PEOPLE WITH SLAVER ANCESTRY SINGING A DIFFERENT TUNE.

        AND STOP CRYING ABOUT HOW I TYPE. IT'S NOT GOING TO CHANGE SO SET YOUR WHINING ABOUT SOMETHING ELSE.

        October 26, 2012 at 10:57 am |
      • jean2009

        Fact is John if you want to deal with facts, dates, and truth when you harp on something so stupid. then you need to look at all the facts, the truth and quit hiding behind your Bush amnesia.

        George W. Bush's in 2000 when he was a candidate for President for the first time promised immigration reform.

        (George W. Bush 2000 On The Issues

        Immigration

        "Governor Bush believes that immigration is not a problem to be solved, but the sign of a successful nation. As Governor of a border state, he knows first-hand the benefits legal immigrants bring to America. While he is strongly opposed to illegal immigration, he believes more should be done to welcome legal immigrants. Therefore, he will establish a 6-month standard for processing immigration applications, encourage family reunification, and split the INS into two agencies: one focused on enforcement, and one focused on naturalization and immigration services.") Taken directly from the Romney website.

        Bush stated immigration reform was no less than " a sign of a successful nation"

        Well it didn't happen during George W. Bush's first term. Again in 2004 during George W. Bush's second Inaugural address he again promised immigration reform, this due to Kerry having immigration reform as one of his top priority policies....George W. Bush not to be outdone with the Hispanic vote jumped on the reform band wagon yet again.

        Please explain.....Why do I not hear you complaining about Bush promising twice and not getting immigration reform done during a period of 8 years?

        As for Patrick....December may not be shouting, he may be like most seniors eye weary from trying to read script which appears to be printed in a font size that would fit on the head of a pin.

        October 26, 2012 at 6:42 pm |
      • jean2009

        Oh BTW Patrick, I don't see you taking on that windbag troll Howard about his issue with the CapsLock key.

        October 26, 2012 at 7:07 pm |
    • Howard

      @DEcember 2012 ...
      Your blind devotion to 'Dear Leader' ... your Fuhrer, is touching ... but it's time for you to leave the Obama cult. Obama was given a chance ... and, in the past 4 years, he has nearly destroyed America. NOW, it's time for Barack and Michelle to abdicate their throne, so Mitt Romney can begin repairing the excessive damage caused by Obama's terrible policies. Good bye Barack, Michelle, Nancy, Harry, Jarret, and Axelrod, and all the unelected czars ... and, GOOD RIDDANCE TO YOU ALL ... I'm sure you all will find another way to pick the pockets of hard working Americans !!!

      October 28, 2012 at 1:40 pm |
  12. Dan B

    He was confident in his first term. But his logic is Bush somehow stopped him from doing this.
    Romney Ryan 2012

    October 24, 2012 at 7:20 pm |
    • Ob@ma2012

      In fact, since Bush left him with a mess so big loosing 900 thousand jobs/month., that it was impossible to tackle immigration reform.

      October 25, 2012 at 7:38 am |
      • John

        Nice Dem line – it goes south when you conside the economy was better last year, and better still the year before last. If Obama was doing what he says he is doing (improving the economy) things would be getting better with the economy, not worse.

        October 25, 2012 at 8:40 am |
      • ccap

        Apparently it was impossible to tackle a jobs creating policy when he had a democrat house and senate as well. His priority was Obamacare!

        October 26, 2012 at 6:18 am |
      • jean2009

        And again John read my post above and check yourself for time-frame amnesia. Or is that lousy economy that you have been complaining about every day since Jan 19, 2009. That just seem to mysteriously appear with for no reason on 1/19/2009. You would like us to believe we are dealing with time in a bottle. The first 9 months of 2009 we were still living directly under the Bush Whacked Us Budget.

        And Oh Yes to the rest of you, if it was so important to George W. Bush, in 2000, why didn't he pass it during the 6 years he had a Republican majority in both the House and Senate. Instead of concentrating on getting us into two unfunded wars, and pushing the tax rates so low it tanked the economy.

        Obama-Biden 2012!

        October 26, 2012 at 6:55 pm |
  13. Marsh hen

    This what democrats do best. Buy votes.

    No way to govern.

    October 24, 2012 at 7:41 pm |
  14. Ron

    If you are hook line and sinker for either of these candidates consider yourself very low on the political evolutionary scale. They are both going to say whatever will serve them best at the moment. But, I will strongly suggest you take lessons learned through out world history and do not vote for the big government, public union puppet candidate.

    October 24, 2012 at 9:35 pm |
  15. lance

    is this suppose to be good news or something ? letting illegal immigrants have amnesty during high unemployment in the nation, how about freezing immigration to zero and finding americans that need jobs. obama and the liberals need to pay attention to the american public and stop soliciting for votes.

    October 24, 2012 at 9:54 pm |
    • jean2009

      Well lance then maybe you best talk to Romney, since he wants to truck in trained immigrants to take what high skill jobs there are available, but he doesn't want to spend a dime of money to train the Americans already here to fill those high-skilled jobs.

      October 26, 2012 at 6:59 pm |
      • Howard

        JEAN ... Your blind devotion to 'Dear Leader' ... your Fuhrer, is touching ... but it's time for you to leave the Obama cult. Obama was given a chance ... and, in the past 4 years, he has nearly destroyed America. NOW, it's time for Barack and Michelle to abdicate their throne, so Mitt Romney can begin repairing the excessive damage caused by Obama's terrible policies. Good bye Barack, Michelle, Nancy, Harry, Jarret, and Axelrod, and all the unelected czars ... and, GOOD RIDDANCE TO YOU ALL ... I'm sure you all will find another way to pick the pockets of hard working Americans !!!

        October 27, 2012 at 6:04 pm |
  16. Dan B

    I don't know why Obama tries so hard. He's only the president. He should take an extra golf trip (not)

    October 24, 2012 at 10:48 pm |
  17. rick

    really? this is somehow too funny yet so insulting to anyone's inteliggence that they would try to sell it as an "off the record" interview that they merely got approval for release from the Obama campaign A DAY AFTER. Do they really think people are that stupid not to see through this? wow! clearly vote pandering, hoping that dangling this out there can somehow solidify the latino vote behind Obama. Is this a sign of panic?

    October 24, 2012 at 11:15 pm |
  18. rick

    really? this is somehow too funny yet so insulting to anyone's intelligence that they would try to sell it as an "off the record" interview that they merely got approval for release from the Obama campaign A DAY AFTER. Do they really think people are that stupid not to see through this? wow! clearly vote pandering, hoping that dangling this out there can somehow solidify the latino vote behind Obama. Is this a sign of panic?

    October 24, 2012 at 11:17 pm |
  19. Sav

    It seems like there are a lot of promises, and words being spoken during these campaigns.... here is a pretty on the spot spoof of the Obama and Romney families... and pretty hilarious. http://youtu.be/3yTw9DF5lzg

    October 25, 2012 at 1:27 am |
  20. Frank Marshall Davis

    In Ohio, Biden Talks About All the Ads Being Run 'Here in Iowa'.

    Yet another example of how dumb Biden is.

    October 25, 2012 at 5:39 am |
  21. DeanH

    you know, every once in a while, when I need a laugh I visit this "news" site. It's AMAZING that there doesn't seem to be ONE SINGLE word about the attempted voter intimidation of republicans in Florida or of the son of the democrap senator filmed advising someone how to commit voter fraud! and you wonder why your site is tanking?

    October 25, 2012 at 8:23 am |
  22. John

    Will Obama release his records for 5 million dollars? If not, how do you libs explain this?

    October 25, 2012 at 8:43 am |
    • California Consevative

      Ignorance is a democrats best friend.

      October 25, 2012 at 3:25 pm |
      • jean2009

        Stupidity and the GOP go hand-in-hand.

        October 26, 2012 at 7:01 pm |
      • Concerend Citizen

        jean2009 – Thanks for proving my point.

        October 27, 2012 at 12:54 am |
      • jean2009

        @Concerned Citizen -Thanks you just proved mine...note correct spelling of "concerned".

        October 27, 2012 at 2:27 pm |
  23. NOTADEMOCRAT

    Progressive journalists are FINALLY complaining about Obama's lack of transparency and disservice to voters. Of course its softball interview that can be used as latino bait.., but hey, its a start for our dishonest press..

    October 25, 2012 at 9:57 am |
    • John

      Why are you so surprised? Everyone knows progressives lag behind about 5 weeks when it comes to just about everything...

      October 25, 2012 at 2:41 pm |
  24. California Consevative

    Hussein Obama had plenty of time to do this already.

    Obama is terrible for America.

    ROMNEY / RYAN 2012

    October 25, 2012 at 3:24 pm |
  25. EnuffAlready

    Wasn't he confident about this and a few other topics in the first election.

    October 25, 2012 at 4:18 pm |
  26. Jeff

    Obama and immigration! Ahahahahahahahahahaha. Please vote for this dumb - again! he will again do nothing for You like he promised he would his first 4 years.
    Obama hasn't followed through on any of his hopey changey garbage.

    October 25, 2012 at 4:45 pm |
  27. Tyler

    Confident that what? He can IGNORE it for 4 years again?

    October 25, 2012 at 4:46 pm |
  28. NObama 2012

    oh, surprise! This black president who is a master manipulater, a race bater, and a proven liar...is expecting to get reelected by the hispanic vote. Keep wishing obama, the hispanics know a fraud when they see one...and by the way, many of them are good Christians and family people as well...a population you know nothing of and are not a part of...in reality.

    October 25, 2012 at 5:51 pm |
  29. Fayse

    I have read that there are 50,000, legally born, hispanic children turning 18 every year. If the Republican Party continues to alienate them the GOP will be history. On second thought that might be a good idea.

    October 25, 2012 at 6:13 pm |
    • jerrylax

      what do you think the quality of life for these hispanics is going to be like if we don't do something about this immigration policy? Don't you think it is about time the left quit using this and abortion for political gain? No other country on earth has these politicized and divisive issues...it just shows how stupid some of these voters are to allow politicians to use them in this way...while really destroying their quality of life, that they take for granted...fools.

      October 25, 2012 at 8:44 pm |
  30. Elda

    YEAH RIGHT now that he want the latin american vote HE HAS A PLAN FOR THEM??? He has a plan for everything right now...but why WHY!!! He DID NOT DO IT BEFORE???????

    October 25, 2012 at 6:59 pm |
  31. btlprod

    If Immigration reform is so important to him, why didn't he pass it in his first term? Oh wait, he tried. The Senate failed to pass it 4 TIMES! Including once when the Senate Democrat caucus had 60 members (A filibuster proof majority, in case math isn't your strong suit.)

    What makes him think he can pass it now?

    October 25, 2012 at 8:23 pm |
    • jerrylax

      he knows better, but some fools will vote for him anyway...ignorance.

      October 25, 2012 at 8:44 pm |
  32. Dan B

    He wants more Latino votes, that's why he is saying this now. By the way, anyone hear Joe say he was in IA when he was in OH. Everybody looked so confused

    October 25, 2012 at 9:24 pm |
  33. bettyann

    More people are coming out for this race. Obama is going to destroy Romney.

    October 26, 2012 at 6:09 am |
  34. ccap

    Wasn't this a "priority" in his first term as well? Must be George Bush's fault!

    October 26, 2012 at 6:19 am |
  35. OBAMA2012

    Just think, in the presidents second term there will be millions of new Democratic voters.!

    October 26, 2012 at 10:09 am |
  36. Bob Dobalina

    Yeah right, Obama. He's promising what??? He already promised that 4 yrs ago that he'd do it his first year in office. I know I won't agree with his immigration reform...he doesn't think our border with Mexico is a problem, and he wants to hand everything to illegals for free...more welfare, more food stamps, more gov't social programs, free education, free houses, free cell phones, free healthcare, what else?? Meanwhile, illegals drive around with no insurance and commit an increasing amount of crimes.
    The rest of us pay for them. What a great plan that is. How about NO.
    The cartels and Mexican gangs are an increasing problem that is spilling into our country. They are more heinous than Islamic extremists.

    October 26, 2012 at 10:23 am |
  37. TommytheT

    ever notice that with this Administration, things are always going to done or get better....in the future. So reforms in the next term...gee why not this term?

    October 26, 2012 at 1:27 pm |
  38. Yes we can move Forward...

    Yes we can move Forward. Beyond the bigotry, the hatred, the policies that caused The Great Recessions, the obstructionists, and the faux anger of the extremists designed to hide ignorance and bigotry. By the way the GDP is growing, housing is improving, Osama Bin Laden is dead and GM is alive. Obama actually cares about 100% of the US.

    October 26, 2012 at 1:38 pm |
  39. California Consevative

    Pandering
    Pandering
    Pandering
    Pandering

    October 26, 2012 at 3:09 pm |
  40. California Consevative

    We can't afford 4 more years without a budget.

    ROMNEY / RYAN 2012

    October 26, 2012 at 3:10 pm |
    • jean2009

      What good is a budget if his predecessor ran his deficit charges off the books?

      October 26, 2012 at 7:02 pm |
      • Concerend Citizen

        jean2009 – $6 Trillion in less than one term. Hussein Obama set an unprecedented record on the debt. Lee Majors is jealous.

        October 27, 2012 at 12:56 am |
      • jean2009

        Actually-CC
        Maybe you should run you misinformation past Fact Check, and PolitiFacts...they seem to not agree.

        "Is President Obama’s spending an “inferno,” as Mitt Romney claims, or a binge that “never happened” as an analysis touted by the White House concluded? We judge that both of those claims are wrong on the facts.

        The truth is that the nearly 18 percent spike in spending in fiscal 2009 — for which the president is sometimes blamed entirely — was mostly due to appropriations and policies that were already in place when Obama took office.

        That includes spending for the bank bailout legislation approved by President Bush. Annual increases in amounts actually spent since fiscal 2009 have been relatively modest. In fact, spending for the first seven months of the current fiscal year is running slightly below the same period last year, and below projections."

        But then no one could ever accuse a Repuglitard of telling a factual truth.

        October 27, 2012 at 2:39 pm |
      • California Consevative

        So called FackCheck is an Annenberg foundation liberal chit hole. You libs can't hide the truth although you try and change it and history all the time.

        November 2, 2012 at 12:46 pm |
      • jean2009

        Nice try Cal Con...but you can't con intelligent people with outright lies....Walter Annenberg was an ultra-right wing conservative who founded the Annenberg Foundation. He actually sold his Triangle Publishing Empire to Rupert Murdoch so it would remain a conservative rag.

        November 3, 2012 at 5:06 pm |
  41. NObama 2012

    "confident of immigration reform"..who is obama kidding, for heavens sake he refuses to work with his own party...let alone the Republicans to pass a budget or anything else for that matter... Is this guy nuts?

    I bet the administration is hoping like heck this storm takes the attention off the falling obama poll numbers, and the Benghazi disaster. Lord knows obama don't want the voters to understand how he allowed the tragedy and loss of lives to enhance his own reelection prospects...obama, we know Africa is comming appart at the seams..and the middle east is on fire due to your leadership (or lack of)...you are not fooling all of the people all of the time.

    October 26, 2012 at 6:28 pm |
  42. Tyler

    Obama is confident that what? He can ignore latino's for another 4 years?

    October 26, 2012 at 9:39 pm |
  43. Concerend Citizen

    We can't afford 4 more years without a budget.

    We can't afford this administration killing more ambassadors.

    ROMNEY / RYAN 2012

    October 27, 2012 at 1:01 am |
  44. steve

    immigration?
    where will he get his votes?
    he is such a liar

    October 27, 2012 at 6:27 am |
  45. jerrylax

    obama reminds me of slick willie clinton.."I did not have sex with that woman" while looking the American people straight in the eye...sick sick sick...we can't build a strong country physically or morally when we have these characters leading us...no more lies and division..obama must go..god help us.

    October 27, 2012 at 12:08 pm |
  46. jerrylax

    obama reminds me of clinton "I did not have $ex with that woman"...looking America straight in the eye and lying...will we learn this time...or will we vote him back to finish his job? Prosperity or a so called level playing field for all...what is called a government ran/controlled economy or prosperity, hope, and abundance for those who will work.

    October 27, 2012 at 6:06 pm |
  47. jerrylax

    oh JEAN...and your immigration reform garbage.....George Bush is not President and the democratic party is trucking in Africans with interpreters into voting booths in OHIO and showing them who to vote for....of course they do not have to present IDs...so, please quit playing your sick little games and the character assassination theme is dead in the water, your master, obama, blew all his billion dollars trying to rip up Romney's character and it failed...it failed in one and a half hour debate...1 1/2hour to take obama down...1 1/2 hour against one year of mud slinging lies...you are a sick sick woman!

    October 27, 2012 at 6:12 pm |
    • jean2009

      And you are both a liar and an idiot. I live in Ohio.

      The problem is you can't deal with facts, dates, and truth so you have to invent lies. Plus you suck at checking sources, or understanding true facts. From the below I would say the current president and George W. Bush were close on the immigration issue....so again tell me why George didn't get it done in 8 years when he had 6 of those years with both a House & Senate Repubican majority...and try using facts and sources.

      "Some in this country argue that the solution is to — is to deport every illegal immigrant and that any proposal short of this amounts to amnesty. I disagree. It is neither wise nor realistic to round up millions of people, many with deep roots in the United States, and send them across the border. There is a rational middle ground between granting an automatic path to citizenship for every illegal immigrant, and a program of mass deportation. That middle ground recognizes that there are differences between an illegal immigrant who crossed the border recently and someone who has worked here for many years, and has a home, a family, and an otherwise clean record. I believe that illegal immigrants who have roots in our country and want to stay should have to pay a meaningful penalty for breaking the law, … to pay their taxes, … to learn English … and to work in a job for a number of years. People who meet these conditions should be able to apply for citizenship but approval would not be automatic, and they will have to wait in line behind those who played by the rules and followed the law. What I’ve have just described is not amnesty it is a way for those who have broken the law to pay their debt to society, and demonstrate the character that makes a good citizen." George W. Bush from the text of his speech given on immigration – May 15, 2006

      October 28, 2012 at 12:43 pm |
      • jerrylax

        I guess you were not listening when President Romney said he would not round up the illegals...he will just make it very difficult for them to stay here, and then they will leave on their own...good idea, and it makes sense. There are a lot of desirable immigrants waiting to come in...we NEED them, badly...so, lets let them in. Those who want to be here can follow the law... Please, just sit down and think about this...and what this obama ideology will do to our country, this obama approach is not new...its been tried and it has failed, repeatedly...this is no game Jean, and it has nothing to do with race or gender. Americans who know what this all means do not support obama...if you can think for yourself you would understand following this king-master is suicide.

        October 28, 2012 at 8:35 pm |
      • jerrylax

        somali's voting in Ohio...just google it....and you might consider keeping your vile name calling to yourself...jeanie. hahaha

        October 28, 2012 at 8:40 pm |
      • jean2009

        @ jerryexlax

        Any Somalians voting in Ohio are American citizens, and the last I checked American citizens regardless of their origin are allowed to vote. The key words here are "American citizens".

        "This allegation is not only unfounded but also very dangerous as evidenced by the more than 2000 angry and negative comments that the column has triggered in two days. Accusing a whole law abiding community and portraying U.S. citizens as illegal immigrants because you suspect that they would vote against your candidate or they just look different is also utterly irresponsible."

        Maybe if the Republican candidates in Ohio, and elsewhere had looked at the real world; not their white-sheet world they envisioned the United States to be, Republican candidates would have made the effort to reach out to the Somalian-American citizens in their Ohio districts.

        As for deportation of illegals it is a known fact that the current administration has deported more illegals than the previous administration.

        "As of July 2012, Obama deported 1.4 million illegal immigrants since the beginning of his administration — that’s 1.5 times more immigrants on average than Bush deported every month, according to official numbers from the Department of Homeland Security*. But that’s only part of Obama’s deportation strategy: The administration’s stated goal is to prioritize the deportation of criminal, dangerous illegal immigrants."

        So fact is, you seem pretty ignorant about what is really going on, and wouldn't know the truth if it kicked you. So it seems my first assumption was accurate.

        October 29, 2012 at 11:59 am |
  48. NCWriter

    You bet he's going to fix immigration – because after he gets through with us, nobody will want to come to the United States anymore. Coming from the world of business, owners and managers are waiting to see what happens with the election before they commit to anything. If Obama wins, there will be no opportunity here.

    And can someone please explain to me why nobody has talked about how Obama's motivation for being president again is all about Obama?

    October 27, 2012 at 8:12 pm |
  49. Donald H

    Obama needs to understand that he cannot tout immigration reform without including enforcement of immigration laws he wants in place. Since Obama keeps circumventing immigration laws through non-enforcement, Congress is not going to follow his direcftion, since it is the Congress that creates and changes our laws.

    October 28, 2012 at 8:49 am |
    • Donald H

      If Obama would require enforcement of the present day immigration laws, a lot more American citizens would be back to work. Obama's immigration policies that pander to illegal immigrants are not helping this country recover from our recession. Obama needs to answer to those unemployed Americans why he favors illegal aliens over citizens when jobs are on the line.

      October 28, 2012 at 8:54 am |
  50. Deez

    I've never seen a company hire based purely off money in the bank. If people aren't buying their product or service enough to necessitate expanding their staff, why hire? What causes people to buy more products? Money in the PEOPLE'S pockets, not corporations pockets. Companies do not print money. They get their income from people buying their product. The power should always be given to the people, including which companies survive or go out of business based on the people buying or not buying a company's product. This helps ensure quality products, which is the way Capitalism is supposed to work. Staying in business based on free money from the government from tax cuts and subsidies (corporate welfare) is not a quality foundation, which is Romney's plan.

    October 28, 2012 at 3:57 pm |
  51. mikle

    America wake up. No more community small organizer. His last ad about first time and free pill make my family sick. What a law president.

    October 28, 2012 at 6:35 pm |
  52. DB

    Bill Clinton was disbarred in Arkansas and was also disbarred in front of the Supreme Court over the Lewinski incident.
    He also paid a $25,000.00 fine over the Lewinski incident. He also paid an $850,000.00 settlement over the Lewinski incident.
    He was also fined $90,000 for giving false testimony in the Paula Jones case.
    So Bill Clinton, a disbarred lawyer, a President who was fined for lying under oath, asks the American people to believe him when he says the best thing for the Country is 4 more years of Obama.
    Just wanted to make sure I had it right!

    October 28, 2012 at 7:55 pm |
  53. Chris

    Obama will forever be known as the president who divided the country into the haves vs the have nots, the whites vs the blacks, the legal citizens of the US vs the illegal aliens from Mexico. No matter what the subject or issue, Obama finds a way to dig the side that he hates -- that side being either the richest, the whitest, or the most legal. He likes to do whatever he can to upset the apple cart by crossing the tax paying, legal citizens of this country. In other words, he is destroying America.

    October 29, 2012 at 11:43 am |
  54. dissatisfied

    Another empty promise from the Liar-in-Chief. He thinks Hispanics are too stupid to remember that he promised that 4 years ago and had a Democrat majority to do it....if he was sincere. They also know that it's another lie that Republicans are against them. If that were the case, why do Republicans consider Senator Marco Rubio a rising star in the Party? And Republican Susana Martinez is the first Latina Governor in the US (another rising star in my opinion). What the Republicans want is comprehensive immigration reform. Hispanics want that too. Not more empty promises from a man who will say anything for a vote.

    October 29, 2012 at 12:28 pm |