Memorable moments for Obama in Mexico, most prominent – more groveling. Fast and Furious was not mentioned. He trumpeted Mexico’s part in increased manufacturing jobs in America – but we added ZERO manufacturing jobs in this week’s report. Take a look at Jay Leno’s jab in the video below.
…with the March jobs numbers out this morning the economy has created a total of only 39,000 manufacturing jobs this year — zero in March. That leaves the country with 961,000 manufacturing jobs to go in the time remaining [Obama’s stated goal of 1M new manufacturing jobs]. Source: Campaign American’s Future
Fast and Furious ignored:
“Most of the guns used to commit violence here in Mexico come from the United States,” President Obama said during a speech at Mexico’s Anthropology Museum. “I think many of you know that in America, our Constitution guarantees our individual right to bear arms. And as president, I swore an oath to uphold that right, and I always will.”
“But at the same time, as I’ve said in the United States, I will continue to do everything in my power to pass common-sense reforms that keep guns out of the hands of criminals and dangerous people. That can save lives here in Mexico and back home in the United States. It’s the right thing to do,” Obama added. Source: Real Clear Politics – see the video snippet here
To break the code of the above, “common-sense” means the name of all legal gun owners on a database for some scary future use. Criminals and the mentally ill will be off the radar for obvious reasons.
Drug-fueled violence in Mexico is not entirely the fault of the Mexican people, he said. Instead, the United States shares the blame because much of the violence is centered around the Americans’ demand for illegal drugs and the fact that guns are smuggled into Mexico from the United States.
“In this relationship there is no senior partner or junior partner. We are two equal partners, two sovereign nations that must work together in mutual interest and mutual respect,” Obama said.
Obama repeatedly referenced Nobel Prize-winning Mexican writer Octavio Paz (1914-1998) in his speech Friday at the Anthropology Museum in Mexico City, which he visited on the second day of a three-day tour of Mexico and Costa Rica…
“The United States has been one of the principal obstacles we have encountered in our efforts to modernize ourselves,” Paz wrote in his essay. “In Latin America, the United States has been the protector of tyrants and the ally of the enemies of democracy.” Source: Daily Caller
Admits to Amnesty and is proud of it. Other than Muslim countries, how many free countries want to lose citizens to the U.S.? We know Mexico does. Source: Weekly Standard
“He made sure to say the “bill is a compromise,”…”It would provide a pathway to earned citizenship for the 11 million individuals who are already in this country illegally.”
The Washington Post sees Obama practically groveling to Mexico and acknowledging a “new balance of power.”
“But after years of sporadic coordination, the relationship was already changing dramatically when Obama returned this week. Peña Nieto is seeking to limit U.S. involvement in Mexico’s security problems, which include not only drugs but organized crime and kidnappings, and Obama said he had no problem with that new approach.”
“Rather, he put the focus on what the United States needs to do.”
“We understand that the root cause of much of the violence here — and so much suffering for many Mexicans — is the demand for illegal drugs, including in the United States,” Obama said. “We recognize that most of the guns used to commit violence here in Mexico come from the United States.” Source: Washington Post
More from the Washington Post:
“President Obama acknowledged on Thursday that the relationship between U.S. and Mexican law enforcement and intelligence agencies is changing under new Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto, who has been seeking to scale back the United States’ role in confronting drug trafficking and organized crime in Mexico…”
“But the security partnership between Mexico and the United States has been the biggest potential point of conflict between the two leaders ahead of the meeting. With drug trafficking and the illegal transport of weapons over the border still major problems, U.S. officials are concerned that the new Mexican government seems less inclined to provide the same level of deep coordination with U.S. law enforcement and intelligence agencies that was offered by the administration of Felipe Calderóno.” Source: Washington Post