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May 12, 2011 | 1,815 views | 3 comments

President Barack Obama showed his true motives this week when he gave a speech in El Paso and tried to transfer the blame for lack of immigration reform to the Republicans.

Here’s one quote from the president: “At times, there has been fear and resentment directed toward newcomers, particularly in periods of economic hardship. ... these debates often elicit strong emotions.

“That’s one reason it’s been so difficult to reform our broken immigration system. ... it’s easier for politicians to defer the problem until after the next election. And there’s always a next election.”

Indeed!

If the Dems could pass a colossal health-care bill, as they did while they controlled both Houses of Congress and the White House, they most certainly could have passed immigration reform --- if they had wanted to. But, like the president said, “there’s always another election.”

If immigration reform were to have been accomplished, they would have lost that very “emotional” issue as a campaign tool.

The president continued: “So we’ve seen a lot of blame and politics and ugly rhetoric.” Here’s more of that “ugly rhetoric” from the president: “... over the past two years we have answered those concerns,” said Obama.

Really?

Those in border areas of Arizona and Texas may be surprised to hear that! He continued to belittle the Republicans and, although he didn’t realize it, he belittled all Texans, in more ways than one. “They wanted a fence,” he continued.

“Well, that fence is now basically complete. And we’ve gone further. We tripled the number of intelligence analysts working the border ... [still] I suspect there will be those who will try to move the goal posts one more time. They’ll say we need to triple the border patrol. Or quadruple the border patrol. They’ll say we need a higher fence to support reform.

“Maybe they’ll say we need a moat -- Or alligators in the moat. They’ll never be satisfied. And I understand that. That’s politics,” concluded the leader of the Free World.

The speech in El Paso and his other fundraising stops in Texas this week were particularly galling to Texans, since Obama refused to acknowledge our own governor’s request for federal relief from the devastating drought and the wildfires.

No doubt, Obama accomplished what he set out to do this week by meeting with people with money, as he has a habit of doing, but I wonder how many new friends he made on this trip to Texas.
 
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4th Generation Texan  
Sutherland Springs  
May 15, 2011 12:17pm
 
Last I checked, per the Constitution the President of the USA is the representative of ALL Americans. If Obama wants to take a vacation and use that time for campaigning that would be ok providing he assumes all the responsibilty ... More ›

 
Alvin Charmaine  
May 13, 2011 1:27pm
 
Stop the presses: a politician got political at a campaign fundraising stop. Just wooing Hispanic votes- it makes very little difference in Texas, where he has no chance of winning, but it's pretty important in Florida and ... More ›

 
Elaine K.  
Floresville  
May 12, 2011 9:27pm
 
New blog posted.

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