Well itâ€™s pretty clear that the Republicans are feeling the political heat to pass some kind of an immigration reform bill. So some Republicans got together with some Democrats and they came up with a bipartisan plan and presented it the other day. Well immediately after that, Obama goes before a partisan crowd and demands that they act fast on this bill. This is a guy who sat on the immigration issue for four years after having promised the immigration community that it would be one of the first things that he did and not lifting a finger. Now he wants to set Congress on schedule for it.
But put that aside for a minute, he also laid out his own principles that he was demanding for immigration reform. He gave us some insight as to what he was doing. As you can imagine, they are to the left of what the Senate was doing. But he said he just wanted to be helpful and move the issue along and the Democrats in the Senate saying, â€œOh donâ€™t worry about it, he just wants to be helpful and move the issue along.â€
Maybe. But let me give you a scenario and see if it makes sense to you.
The Republicans try their best to pass a decent immigration reform bill. Obama stands fast and says it doesnâ€™t go far enough, that enforcement has got to be lightened, that citizenship has got to be more immediate, and you want a gay and lesbian provision in there somewhere. At the end of the day Republicans just cant support it. Most of them cant. The legislation fails, the Republicans are blamed for it, the Republican Party is split over the issue, Obama is the hero to the Latino community, and the Republicans are in worse shape than when they started.
Just a thoughtâ€¦ What do you think?
Does the truth behind the Benghazi attack and the murder of our Ambassador to Libya really matter? Or is Hillary Clinton right in saying, “What difference does it make?” Fred shares his thoughts in this installment of Fred Thompson’s America.
Hi folks, Iâ€™ve been doing a little traveling this week and I was at the airport in Nashville catching a little television passing by when I heard the most bizarre statement I think Iâ€™ve ever heard a public official make. It was Hillary Clinton on television saying it doesnâ€™t really matter the identity of the people who killed our folks over in Benghazi. Whether it was a demonstration that got out of hand or whether or not it was just some people that decided to kill some Americans, does it really matter now?
Well, I think it matters. Maybe it matters because we owe it to the people that we sent over there to be killed. Maybe we owe to their families. Maybe we owe it to them because the president promised to bring the perpetrators to justice. Maybe it matters because of that. Maybe it matters because nothing seems to be being done to bring them to justice. Maybe it matters because some people strangely think that in order to bring anybody to justice you gotta know who they are. Maybe it matters because what you are saying here in your testimony is that this whole thing about bringing to justice is just a farce to kick the can of responsibility on down the road a little bit further.
Maybe it should matter to you because this ambassador was your person. You sent him over there. You know, the guy who was asking for help and asking for assistance because he was in danger, help that you never sent him. Doesnâ€™t it matter a little bit to you the identity of the people who killed him? Maybe it matters because the president said Al Qaeda was on the run. Maybe it matters because some of these same people are showing up in these other countries attacking our friends and allies.
And finally, maybe it matters because the administration thought that it mattered enough to immediately send out people to lie to the American people about the identity of these perpetrators. Maybe it matters because of that.
It does matter. There are a lot of unanswered questions about this Benghazi situation, but the number one question I have today to Hillary Clinton is:
Madame Secretary, are you not the most overrated secretary of state in the history of our country?
The following special video update features Fred speaking on various important topics of the week, with a focus on the ongoing debate on gun control. FredthompsonsAmerica.com will feature videos like this each week so be sure to subscribe to the email newsletter to ensure you get the updates when new videos go live.
Fred Thompson speaks out on the Sandy Hook school shootings. He says politicians are turning to gun control as a result of this tragedy but that new laws could do more harm than good. He leaves us with this,
For the politician this is kind of an abstract proposition, but for the parent it’s real and becoming more real every day. Our government must never do anything to keep people from protecting themselves and their loved ones in the kind of world we live in today.
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Fred Thompson was recently featured on Fox New’s “On The Record” With Greta Van Susteren. Fred and Greta discussed the question, Is “comprehensive peace” possible in the Middle East? Watch the video below:
Fred Thompson was recently featured on Hannity with Sean Hannity. Watch the video clip below in which Fred Thompson discusses the Obama administration cover-up of the Benghazi attacks and how it relates to our national security.
Fred Thompson was featured on “Hannity” with Sean Hannity Monday night. Here is a short segment of the show in which Hannity and Thompson discuss Harry Reid’s recent demands for Romney’s tax records. Watch the video below for Fred’s thoughts on the subject:
Senator Fred Thompson was featured on Greta Van Susterenâ€™s show â€œOn the Recordâ€ Saturday in which he discussed the possibility of Romney picking Condoleezza Rice as his Vice Presidential nominee. Watch the video below.
Senator Fred Thompson was featured on Greta Van Susteren’s show “On the Record” last night in which he discussed Obama’s economic record and plan, or lack thereof. Watch the video below.
The following are some quotes from Thompson’s interview:
He [Obama] is between a rock and a hard place. For the last three-and-a-half years he has been demonstrating he does not understand the basics of the economy or what to do about it. they came in very convinced that Keynesian economics would bale them out. They were very brash about what they thought the unemployment percentage would be after their policies were instituted. Dead wrong about that. Dead wrong about the affect of the stimulus … So now he can only resort to going back and the reason heâ€™s stumbled so much lately is because he is looking backwards all the time.
He is literally out of things to say. They touted this as a framework speech, you know going forward and all. But the president at this stage of the game with this economy standing up there saying our plan is education, infrastructure, balanced budget … I mean come on! We have now a half a million more people unemployed than we did the day he took office. He canâ€™t escape his own tenure in office.