More Obama Hypocrisy - I have five more years to do immigration reform
President Barack Obama has a long history of hypocrisy when it comes to Hispanics. He has made many promises to Hispanics and delivered on none of them. He continues to dangle the carrot of promises, but so far, the promises have left an empty plate of unfulfilled dreams. But not to worry Hispanics... According to Obama, he has five more years to get something done for you! Don't you feel better now?
In 2007, then Senator Obama said he supported the McCain-Kennedy Immigration Reform Bill which was also supported by then President George W. Bush. However, the bill failed. It failed, in some part, due to Obama's votes for many of the amendments which made the bill unpopular and destined it to failure. In 2008, Presidential Candidate Obama promised to deliver a pathway to citizenship his first year in office. This, along with many other of his promises piled up on the list of unfulfilled campaign promises.
When President Obama took office in January of 2009 he was in a position to accomplish virtually anything he wanted. He had a Democrat-controlled House of Representatives ruled by the iron fist of Speaker Nancy Pelosi. He had a supermajority Senate that was tightly controlled by Majority Leader Harry Reid. They could pass anything they wanted for nearly two years without a single Republican vote. Despite this position of power, President Obama did not submit one single piece of immigration reform legislation. Not one...
But then, in the waning moments of the Congress in 2010, low and behold a bill was brought forward to provide the children of illegal immigrants a "Dream Act". However, this bill was doomed to failure from the beginning because of the Democrats' anchoring the bill down with abortion on demand amendments and the "Don't ask, Don't tell" provisions that ensured that no Republican would vote for the bill. It was designed by Sen. Reid to fail from the beginning as I wrote in a previous article.
So, during this period where they could pass anything they wanted (as demonstrated by the cramming down our throats of the ObamaCare legislation) Obama and the Democrats did nothing for Hispanics on immigration reform. Okay, that is not entirely accurate, they did set a record for splitting up Hispanic families by deporting more illegal immigrants than any president in recent history. And, according to immigration attorney and fellow TexasGOPVote blogger Linda Vega, the Obama administration deported more US Citizens who were of Hispanic descent than any other president. Don't you feel better about Obama now?
How long will Hispanics allow Obama and the Democrats to play them? Will it take them as long to learn as it has other minorities who have been promised much by Democrats over the past fifty years but who are generally worse off today than before? I certainly hope not.
"I've got another five years coming up," Obama said to a Hispanic radio station yesterday. Really? Does he believe Hispanics are too stupid to see what he has promised and failed to deliver in his first two years? Does he really think they won't realize he could have done whatever he wanted his first year, but chose to ignore their issue? Does he think Hispanics will ignore the slap in the face to the Catholic church he delivered this month?
What Obama has done in his first term should prove to Hispanics that he and the Democrats do not represent their conservative values. They do not respect the Hispanic people and only seek to keep these issues alive in order to drive a wedge between Hispanics and their true conservative values. Obama believes his hypocrisy will go un-noticed as he continues to dangle the carrot of promises he has proven he has not intention to deliver. Obama and the Democrats have lied to Hispanics and will continue to do so as long as they are allowed to get away with unfulfilled dreams.
To quote Congressman Ted Poe, "... and that's just the way it is!"