President Obama’s speech Tuesday in El Paso on immigration reform sparked debate across the country and the Web. Here are 10 reactions to Obama’s remarks from the nation's editorial pages, columnists and bloggers:
The Dallas Morning News’ editorial observes that Mr. Obama says nice things about immigration reform — yet, they worry that these words may not translate into policy.
Post Partisan’s Lee Hockstader calls Obama’s speech a political tool that casts the GOP as anti-immigration while wooing the Latino caucus.
Hockstader also wrote a piece last month urging congressional Republicans to adopt the “Utah Way” to immigration reform.
Daily Caller’s Mickey Kaus makes six “obvious points” regarding Obama’s speech, exploiting the irony behind the president’s call for civil discussion amidst his uncivil jokes about the GOP.
The Fix’s Chris Cillizza observes that Obama’s speech is not only an attempt to win over Latinos but also independents.
The Economist’s Will Wilkinson opines that Obama’s speech puts Republicans in a precarious position. The columnist suggests that their solution may lie above the border — the Canadian border.
The Washington Post’s Glenn Kessler fact checks Obama’s speech; he finds out that Obama may be giving himself too much credit for some Bush-era policies.
U.S. News & World Report’s Susan Milligan concedes that President Obama may be courting the Latino electorate; yet, she sees the speech as the impetus for good policy.
The New York Times ran an editorial questioning President Obama’s commitment to immigration reform, observing that his speech was not a bill, executive order or a deadline — in short, it was not enough.
Real Clear Politics' David Harsanyi claims that Obama’s speech is dangerous bait for a GOP that needs to remain focused on cutting entitlements and spending.
CNN’s Daniel Griswold believes Obama said some good things. Yet, he intimates that the speech may just be an attempt to rejuvenate the Hispanic vote for 2012.