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WH: Obama Spoke “Colloquially” on Changing Immigration Law

White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest today tried to claim President Obama was speaking “colloquially” when he said last week that he had taken action to “change” the immigration law.

Obama of course when he’s on script says he is not lawmaking, merely exercising “prosecutorial discretion,” or some such thing.

Alternatively, Earnest said Obama was referring to the change in the “impact” of the law.

Watch Earnest in a tight spot trying to explain Obama’s obvious Freudian slip.

Here’s the original gaffe, spoken during Obama’s remarks last Tuesday in Chicago.

And here’s Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, questioning Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson about the remarks during a House Oversight Committee hearing today.

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8 Responses to WH: Obama Spoke “Colloquially” on Changing Immigration Law

  1. I’ve been away from my computer, and I see no comments. I guess you’ve said it all in pointing out that it was a Freudian slip. But are any Republicans going to pursue his comment?

  2. Good for Chaffetz. Jeh Johnson is as bad as Holder, Obama, when it comes to legal over reach. Plus his head is so far up Obama’s ass…he is not dedicated to securing our border or upholding the law.

  3. Word of the day: COLLOQUIALLY…
    I took notice of o’s comment: First he said: Talk honestly. Ha Ha Ha.
    Then he insulted everyone using the words: Not paying attention. Insult America.
    Than he topped it off with the: I just took action comment.

    • I was thinking “colloquially” = speaking out his rear. If I was Johnson I would be looking for a new job. The BO bus has him in it’s sights.

    • I was looking at their expressions. I was trying to decide if they were embarrassed by being there. It looks like they are thinking to themselves: I sure hope the camera is not going to show my face on tv. and/or:
      They are thinking: That man in the audience made a good point. Than to themselves they are trying to figure out a good excuse, that everything o has/is doing is still right. Even though their gut feeling is telling them otherwise.