Thursday, April 29, 2010

Obama Favors Climate Over Illegal Aliens ... This Year

Immigration reform/illegal alien amnesty was removed from the political agenda by Obama opting for the climate change con. Speaking to reporters aboard Air Force One Wednesday night, Obama said legislators may lack the "appetite" for an immigration fight in a mid-term election year.

"I don't want us to do something just for the sake of politics that doesn't solve the problem," Obama told reporters Wednesday night aboard Air Force One.

Immigration reform was an issue Obama promised Latino groups that he would take up in his first year in office. But several hard realities — a tanked economy, a crowded agenda, election-year politics and lack of political will — led to so much foot-dragging in Congress that, ultimately, Obama decided to set the issue aside.

With that move, the president calculated that an immigration bill would not prove as costly to his party two years from now, when he seeks re-election, than it would today, even though some immigration reformers warned that a delay could so discourage Democratic-leaning Latino voters that they would stay home from the polls in November.

Some Democrats thought pushing a bill through now might help their party, or at least their own re-election prospects.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, whose campaign is struggling in heavily Hispanic Nevada, unveiled an outline — not legislation — on Thursday for an immigration bill at a packed news conference. Asked when it might advance, he declined to set an "arbitrary deadline."

If immigration goes nowhere this year, Democrats can blame Republican resistance, though in reality many Democrats didn't want to deal with an immigration bill this year either.

The Democrats' draft proposal, obtained by The Associated Press on Tuesday, called for, among other things, meeting border security benchmarks before anyone in the country illegally can become a legal permanent U.S. resident.

Obama praised the outline and said the next step is ironing out a bill. He said his administration will "play an active role" trying to get bipartisan supporters.
Good decision. Even more voters of every stripe disagree with the climate change fraud than illegal alien amnesty.

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Mike's America said...

I'd be surprised if Reid didn't try and push this along. After all, he's in charge in the Senate, not Obama.

Frankly, I'd rather have it go this way since it means my idiot Sen. Graham won't play along.

Willis Clubfoot said...

Gotta bring in new voters that have not heard and given up on the Bullshit.
Speaking of Graham, What the hell am I to do at election time?

Tom C said...

Dammit, why does Google use my test blog ID?

tha malcontent said...

Another attempted terrorist attack foiled by luck and the terrorist’s ineptness. Why are these people not being caught earlier? Oh wait, we wouldn’t want to violate their rights by tapping their phones, or waste money on intelligence or undercover operations when we need it for health care.
Doesn’t it just seem soooo comforting to know that it WASN’T a Rightwing nut Tea Party member!

Anonymous said...

Mal the poor misguided guy was probably driven to it by the AZ law that says it is illegal to be illegal. Don

Always On Watch said...

The Latinos are going to be pissed. Big time.

Ask me if I care.

Indigo Red said...

Ok. Do you care?