Not sure why this bugs me so much, because it should be expected by now, but apparently I’m not a quick study. I do, however, find myself more and more perturbed with our “new kind of politics” Presidential contender.
Obama tells La Raza in a speech the other day:
“Find out how many senators appeared before an immigration rally last year. Who was talking the talk, and who walked the walk – because I walked,” Mr. Obama said at the National Council of La Raza’s annual convention in Miami Beach. “I didn’t run away from the issue, and I didn’t just talk about it in front of Latino audiences.”
The Illinois Democrat said the recent Senate immigration debate “was both ugly and racist in a way we haven’t see since the struggle for civil rights.”
I’m sorry, but BULLS***, BULLS***, BULLS***.
The REAL debate had absolutely nothing to do with racism. I’m sure there were racists saying racist things, but that wasn’t part of the debate, and Obama knows that. The debate was over a lot of things: national sovereignty, border security, language and culture, economics, but most of all it was about the American Public’s decided lack of trust in Mr. Obama’s august political body to do what they say they are going to do. They believed the Government 20 years ago when Reagan pushed for an amnesty plan, and luckily their memory was long enough not to fall for it again. By saying that all the detractors on the immigration bill are racists is 100% “running away from the issue.”
Connection to the civil rights issue is completely fabricated. African Americans in the Jim Crow era were citizens, and had been in the country for generations. Comparing their plight to the plight of millions of people sneaking over the border is insulting to the social injustice resulting in the Civil Rights movement. No one denies the humanity of the issue, or the fact that those coming over the border are for the most part hard-working decent people, or the obvious fact that they should be treated decently. But pretending that securing the border is “racist” is just childish.
Any semblance of hope that this guy is anything more than an empty suit who writes well, is long gone.