Comment: Obama Tries To Fool Immigrant Community - Being cynical at the White House is nothing new, both political parties have had hard-boiled cynics working at the White House from time to time. When cynicism is coupled with silliness, however, political losses usually follow. The President spoke earlier today in Texas on immigration policy, an article in Politico captures some of the issues: "Not only is Obama resisting requests to use his executive power, but there also is no evidence the administration has a legislative strategy to pass a bill through Congress. That has left many to question Obama's motives: Is he really serious this time, or is he just checking a political box ahead of the 2012 election?" Angela Kelley, vice president for immigration policy and advocacy at the Center for American Progress, a liberal think tank reminds the President that "he is answerable to all the expanded enforcement actions and to the question people ask: Could you take the edge off enforcement?" Apparently the cynicism is running into the silliness now, the article continues: "At a meeting last week with the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, Obama got pressed on the issue. And at the sitdown with business, political, law enforcement, religious and civil rights figures in the State Dining Room, he got an earful, as well. More than half the questions focused on Obama's executive authority … By the time John Podesta, president and CEO of the Center for American Progress, raised the issue, Obama gave some ground. He told the group that he would sit down with Napolitano for a "serious conversation." This then is the President's fool-the-immigrants strategy: Speak all the right words, but the only action is a "serious conversation" with the DHS Secretary! The record-breaking deportations are testimony to the President's lack of attention to immigration, lack of empathy toward the immigrant community and most importantly, lack of any political reason to do anything material for immigrants (since he takes their votes for granted, and of course only US citizens in their families can vote at all). The surprise is that, in this age of citizen-media, the staff in Mr. Obama's campaign organization believe they can easily pull the wool over the eyes of immigrants, their families, their friends. We have one message for these staffers: Dream On!
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