He's not xenophobic and he's not anti-immigration. He's against illegal immigration. He's for more legal immigration.
He sees illegal immigration as a way for employers to avoid paying fair wages. And especially, a way to foist the cost of healthcare onto the taxpayers. He doesn't like seeing illegal immigrants get government benefits that legal citizens can't get. And he points out that it's the legal immigrants who suffer the most, since they are often the ones in most direct competition with illegals.
Agreed. It was making fun of both of them. And it was funny.
And IMO, the Obama impersonation is better than the Hillary one. I really don't see anything particularly Hillary-like in Amy Poehler's impersonation. It's just...generic. Fred Armisen at least gets Obama's way of talking (with those staccato pauses).
I think Obama will cruise in Hawai`i, since he was born there and all. Yes, there are a ton of Asian-Americans in Hawai`i, but they don't have a lot in common with the Asian-Americans on the mainland. I think it's a mistake to assume they'll act like mainlanders.
I hope Hillary at least tries in Wisconsin. I was a bit perturbed that she flew to Texas yesterday instead.
Though I think Carter was basically a good man, very smart, and right on a lot of things (like the energy crisis), he was out of his depth in DC. They made him look like a fool, when he was anything but.
Patti Solis Doyle wasn't fired, and they're not all saying bad things about her.
Candy Crowley spoke with several Clinton campaign insiders. They said part of the reason for the shakeup was the feeling that the ground game wasn't well-organized, and money wasn't well-spent. But it was also that they felt things were disorganized, with two different people to report to. They wanted to simplify things.
They also said Doyle will be traveling with Clinton from now on. Hardly what I call being fired.