Somebody's not telling the truth - and it happened in the Oval Office. Sounds like a good mystery that the press corps would just love to solve. My guess, though, is it will remain forever a case of he said/he said.
It started last week when Republican Sen. Jon Kyl said at a town hall in Tempe, Ariz. that during a recent private meeting in the Oval Office the president said: "The problem is, if we secure the border, then you all won't have any reason to support 'comprehensive immigration reform.'" In other words, Kyl said, the president is holding border security hostage to comprehensive reform.
Who's lying? Obama. Why? Because he has the track record of openly lying about so many different items.
Who's Lying? White House Denies Kyl's Immigration Story - Political Hotsheet - CBS News
We have run out of places in the US to drill for oil.
Obama’s oval office speech in June 2010
Now suddenly if you don’t have your papers and you took your kid out to get ice cream, you can be harassed, that’s something that could potentially happen.
Arizona Immigration Law
The Health Care Package will pay for itself
I am immediately instituting PayGo “Pay as you go”
Said during a speech immediately after the Trillion Dollar “Shovel Ready” bill.
Health Care deals will be covered on C-span
Unemployment rate will be 8.5% without stimulus.
I happen to be a proponent of a single payer universal health care plan
Guantanamo bay to be closed within a year
Council on Foreign Relations.
Won’t Raise taxes on those making less than 250,000 per year.
Businessweek: Obama Agnostic on taxes
List of Tax Promise Violations
And that's just the short list.
It makes perfect sense Obama would try and hold securing the border hostage since amnesty has been at the heart of the Democrat position because they want the votes illegals will bring in since the vast majority would be democrats if they were handed citizenship. Republicans want to secure the border first, get that under control, stop the flood but Obama knows the country has no stomach for amnesty cue the McCain Amnesty bill under Bush. So we have a proven liar with an agenda that has never changed when it comes to border policy or a long term standing senator in a border state.
The choice is clear.
Another good reason? One man is on the record on what was said during the discussion, the other hides behind an aide to deliver his response.