I’m going to do my part to lead a constructive and civil debate on these issues.
– Barack Obama, speech on immigration, El Paso, Texas, May 10
Constructive and civil debate — like the one Obama initiated just four weeks ago on deficit reduction? The speech in which he accused the Republicans of abandoning families of kids with autism and Down syndrome? The debate in which Obama’s secretary of health and human services said that the Republican plan would make old folks “die sooner”?