Saturday, September 06, 2014

White House Announces Immigration Action Will Wait Until November

Early on a Saturday morning, ripe with the possibility of the least amount of Americans noticing, President Obama's White House announced that his next actions on immigration reform will not be known until after the November 2014 mid-term elections.

A quick sentence from the AP declared the latest blatantly political decision from this President:

"White House officials: Obama to delay immigration action until after November election."
Apparently the ruse that Obama had to fly back to Washington from Martha's Vineyard at further taxpayer expense for a two day round of meetings with his administration officials was just that - a smokescreen used for him to travel to his former chef's wedding.

This comes on the heels of reports that even Obama's fellow elected Democrats don't want the political firestorm of continued Execution Order action from him as it relates to illegal immigrants.

Founder and Executive Director of America's Voice sent out this tweet upon learning of the announcement:

 We are bitterly disappointed in the President and Democrats. We didn’t make the reform promise; we just made the mistake of believing it.

Sharry stated recently during a discussion with the a group of conservatives and liberals assembled by a Huffington Post writer :

"I think it's going to be 5 to 6 million [people affected by deferred detention]," said Sharry. "And Obama is going to, he's going to go for it. He's going to go for it. And he's going to be rolling a hand grenade in the middle of American politics that is going to explode."
"I think he is playing to history more than the immediate politics," he added. 

The group was discussing the possibilities of Obama's actions last month, as liberals were chomping at the bit that he go big with something so as to rally the base of the party to get out the vote in the mid-term elections.  The other side of that coin is that big actions taken with Congressional approval via votes will also rally conservative voters.  As usual, Obama took the safest path to save his own skin.

In August, as all the liberal pundits, writers and pollsters were encouraging the president to act and act big, this quote from Democrat pollster Celinda Lake sums it up:

Democratic Pollster Celinda Lake to The Hill — “It would help with Latino voters and we’re in desperate need of higher turnout among Latino voters. Right now they could say, ‘Nobody cares about us, nobody is doing anything for us – either party.”

It cannot be any more clear that President Obama and the Democrats care about little more than the politics of such an important policy.  

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