Except it wasn't. We now have 11 million illegal immigrants.
The Democratic agenda is dominated by gun control, immigration reform, gay marriage, soda size and childhood obesity because Democrats do not want to face up to the fact that the economy remains in the toilet despite an unprecedented $787 billion stimulus in 2009.
Obama got the economy wrong. Big time.
In 2009, President Obama promised that if we gave him all that money to spend, he would create 4 million jobs and unemployment would drop until it fell to 5.3 percent by April 2013.
Unemployment stood at 7.5 percent last month.
Had we done nothing, unemployment today would be 5.6 percent, according to the president's own figures in 2009.
Then there is Obamacare, which its co-author, Senate Finance Chairman Max Baucus, D-Mont., called "a train wreck."
Then there are the trillion-dollar annual deficits, which have become routine under this president.
Then there is not closing Gitmo, a dead ambassador in Benghazi, losing Egypt and nukes in Iran.
All of that failure and waste are why Manchin and the rest of the Democrats in Washington are pushing for gun control legislation.
They need to divert our attention from their incompetence.
On top of that, Manchin's proposal fails to fix the problem, just as the stimulus, Obamacare, the bailouts and all the rest of the Democratic agenda have failed.
Surber's email is donsur...@dailymail.com.