Grabien’s Top 10 Obama Immigration Clips

Candidate Obama promised to never do what President Obama is set to do on immigration

In advance of President Obama's expected announcement Thursday night of an executive order that will grant amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants, Grabien is presenting some of our favorite clips from the political battle over the border.

Since the issue began heating up in May, we've posted more 650 clips to our "Border Battle" top story. To help separate the wheat from the chaff, we hereby present Grabien's Top 10 Obama Immigration Clips:

10. Asked why he won't visit the border to see for himself what was going on, Obama said "I'm not interested in photo ops."

9. When tens of thousands of Central and South American children overran the border earlier this year, Obama blamed ... the Tea Party

8. In October, Obama said that while he may not be on the ballot, his policies were. After Democrats were routed, Obama said, he was nonetheless moving forward on enacting amnesty via executive fiat. 

7. As recently as last year, Obama said he was powerless to enact immigration reform without Congress. My job, he told MSNBC's Jose Diaz-Balart, "is supposed to be to carry out the laws that are passed."

6. In 2008, Obama railed against President Bush for choosing which laws to enforce.

5. The Washington Free Beacon compiled a useful montage of Obama making the case against executive amnesty. 

4. In October, Grabien's editors began noticing a trend. Every time Obama spoke about immigration, he was heckled by immigration activists. So we made a montage. (Note: It's since happened again and again.)

3. Asked this week how he's going to pass amnesty without Congress despite earlier saying he lacked the power, Obama claimed his position from then to now actually hadn't changed

2. MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell said he couldn't find a single Democrat to explain where Obama derives the power to grant amnesty and asked his latest Democratic guest, Rep. Welch, if he could help. "Lawrence, I can’t tell you and I’m not the lawyer who is going to litigate this case," he meekly replied.

1. As a candidate in 2008, then-Sen. Obama pledged "I intend to reverse executive power grabs and respect Congress."

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