In case you missed our live tweet of Obama’s speech at American University on immigration, I bring bad news. You didn’t miss much.
You didn’t miss Obama’s beautiful and characteristic rhetoric and poetry.
You didn’t miss Obama’s using the usual lines about how immigrants make the U.S. what it is and how the U.S. is a nation of immigrants.
You didn’t miss Obama saying that he would not bow down to the pressure of misguided but well meaning immigrant advocates who want him to sign an executive order in the absence of a reform bill.
You didn’t miss Obama saying that enforcement on the southern border comes first and that he has told Homeland Security Secretary Napolitano to keep up the crackdown on the border especially now since thanks to him there are more “boots on the ground” at the U.S./Mexico border than ever before.
You didn’t miss Obama telling the undocumented, while calling them “illegals”, that they need to admit that they are criminals, pay taxes and fines, and learn English before they can get status.
You didn’t miss Obama telling employers to be accountable and not hire the undocumented.
You didn’t miss Obama referring to the DREAM Act as part of CIR but not as a a stand alone.
You didn’t miss Obama referring to AgJobs but not by name.
You didn’t miss Obama blaming the Republicans.
You can read what you didn’t miss after the jump where I will post the entire text of President Obama’s speech as released by the White House.