The pandering to Hispanic voters has become such a caricature that even Jon Stewart has taken to making fun of both sides for their rather conspicuous attempts to court this burgeoning voting block.
But if you take a closer look, the GOP should be excited at the prospect of using Barack Obama’s words to prove just how disingenuous he is when it comes to immigration reform.
The executive order on deporting young illegal immigrants, another sidestep of the democratic process, was clearly nothing more than a political move to sew up Hispanic voters.
Even lefties can see the obvious and shallow political motivations behind it, particularly considering Obama has deported more illegals in three years than George W. Bush did in eight.
But go a step further and look at the issue of Fast and Furious.
Regardless of whether or not you believe this has been going on for years, this is the first time we’ve had a documented case of such a heinous, egregious, and unconscionable lack of oversight.
Liberal pundits have tried to downplay the incident, saying that the government sells weapons to bad guys all the time, but that’s not the point.
They shouldn’t be doing it at all and now a border patrol agent was killed.
Furthermore, this particular project’s failure was a lack of leadership and institutional control.
There should be no question that Eric Holder either knew about this, or should have known about it. But, of course, Obama’s latest executive privilege invocation, will shield the Attorney General from any blame.
This goes directly to the heart of how President Obama feels about immigration policy: as long as it makes him look good and people vote for him, he doesn’t really care what happens at the federal level.
If he cared, I mean truly cared, he’d have chastised Holder and his own administration for a lack of institutional control, he would have had a massive (and public) investigation of what went on and he’d apologize for the mistake.
Of course, in order to do that, he’d have to admit he mad a mistake.
Ironically, when it comes to a state actually attempting to make our borders safer, Obama has grave concerns. After the Supreme Court struck down much of Arizona’s controversial immigration enforcement law, the president basically said the part which remained, allowing police to ask to prove immigration status, would not be enforced at the federal level.
Federal agents wouldn’t provide data upon request from Arizona police, nor would they take any person who reportedly didn’t comply.
In other words, if we don’t find them, it’s like they don’t exist.
No matter that this was a law dutifully passed by the state and upheld, at least in part, by the Supreme Court.
Barack Obama doesn’t care about the democratic system we have in place. He’ll just do an end around, even if a state passes a law and our supreme judicial body upholds it.
What is democratic about Barack Obama’s immigration policy and what is there to stop him from arbitrarily changing his mind if he’s re-elected.
This uncertainty, lack of transparency, and whimsical authoritarianism likely isn’t the kind of reform most Hispanics, legal and illegal are looking for.
As an exercise simply in protecting our freedoms, it certainly isn’t the kind of leadership any citizen should be looking for.