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RNC Video Attacks Obama's State Of The Union Address

01/25/2012 06:04 pm 18:04:41

The RNC released a video Wednesday in response to portions of President Obama's State of the Union Address--portions that you may have heard from the president in his previous addresses. As HuffPost's Elise Foley reported, Obama's rhetoric on immigration echoed his 2011 speech:

Indeed, he "strongly believe[d] that we should take on, once and for all, the issue of illegal immigration" last year, according to his State of the Union speech.

This year, he reminded lawmakers that "hundreds of thousands of talented, hardworking students in this country face another challenge: The fact that they aren't yet American citizens," an allusion to the Dream Act, which would provide legal status to some undocumented immigrants who came to the United States as children, if they join the military or attend college.

Last year, too, he talked about the "hundreds of thousands of students excelling in our schools who are not American citizens."

The RNC attack video, titled 'Familiar Rhetoric, Failed Record,' mashes up similar portions of the two immigration arguments, suggesting that Obama has been all talk and no action.

Immigration language isn't the only thing that Obama's speech writers seem to be recycling, as the Daily Caller points out:

Last year and this year, he spoke of rebuilding the country's infrastructure, phrasing it both years as a need to deal with the nation's crumbling roads and bridges.

Watch the video above.

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