by The Rat
BLATANT PATRONIZATION OF LATINOS ANOTHER EXAMPLE OF OBAMA’S DISHONESTY
“Gee, it would be so much easier to be President of China. No one is scrutinizing Hu Jintao’s words in Tahrir Square.”
According to the New York Times, (not exactly a conservative mouthpiece), these are the words of Barack Obama in March of 2010. Did he say them verbatim? We’ll never know.
Is he acting like he’s President of China? Hell yeah.
El presidente (wistfully) “joked” on several occasions last year about how tempting it would be to assume dictatorial powers and “bypass Congress.” One of those occasions was in July, during a teleprompter reading before the National Conference for LaRaza:
“I know some people want me to bypass Congress and change the laws on my own – believe me.”
“Believe me, right now dealing with Congress, the idea – [crowd interrupts, chants “yes you can, yes you can…”] – believe me the idea of doing things on my own is very tempting, I promise you. [And] not just on immigration reform.”
“But that’s not how our system works, that’s not how our democracy functions.”
Excuse me Mr. Liar-in-Chief? “That’s not how our system works?” Obviously the “temptation” finally got to you. Hell, B, from ignoring the Defense of Marriage Act, to precedent-violating recess appointments of controversial figures, to changing immigration laws on your own as you continue your pathetic patronization of the Latino community prior to the election, you’re all in, dude.
¿Entiende usted, mi amigo?
The Regime will announce today a new regulation that would allow certain illegal aliens to remain in the U.S. while applying for legal status – a move Obama claims is aimed at “keeping families intact.” Translation: “a move aimed at shoring up el presidente’s support with Latino voters.”
Currently, illegals must leave the country before they can ask the federal government to waive a three- to 10-year ban on legally returning to the U.S. The length of the ban depends on how long they have lived in the U.S. without permission.
Under the Obama rule change – which will occur without action by Congress - illegal aliens would be allowed to file requests for hardship waivers while remaining in the United States.
El presidente has continually called for an overhaul of the immigration system that would provide a path to legal status for the 11 million immigrants living in the U.S. illegally. But even when both the House and Senate were both under Democratic control, he couldn’t muster the votes needed to make it happen.
The prospects are even weaker now that the House is under Republican control. So what’s a good wannabe-President-of-China to do? Why, do it himself, of course.
Obama won two-thirds of the Latino vote in 2008, and he desperately needs these people fired up about his reelection. Perhaps he can ask black volunteers to contact as many Latinos as possible between now and election day – and tell them all the wonderful things the Democrats have done for them over the past 50 years.
As for Lord Obama’s envy of Hu Jintao, Bill Kristol of the Weekly Standard summed it up quite nicely:
“Mr. Obama is right.
If you’re president of China, people around the world who are fighting for freedom don’t really expect you to help. If you’re president of China, you don’t have to put up with annoying off-year congressional elections, and then negotiate your budget with a bunch of gun-and-religion-clinging congressmen and senators. If you’re president of China, you can fund your national public radio to your heart’s content. And if you’re president of China, when you host a conference on bullying in schools, people take you seriously.
Unfortunately for him and us, Barack Obama is president of the United States. That job brings with it certain special responsibilities. It’s a tough job – maybe tougher than being president of China. But Barack Obama ran for president of the United States. Maybe he should start behaving as one.”
Don’t hold your breath, Bill, don’t hold your breath.
I wonder why Lord Obama didn’t refer to TIANANMEN Square?