Fool Us Once, Mr. President…
President Obama tries another go at pandering to Hispanic voters to save himself and Democrats from mid-term disaster, goading them to "punish" their "enemies." Chris Salcedo writes that he's fine with that — but President Obama won't like getting what he wished for.
October 26, 2010 - 2:52 pm
Oh, but the president wasn’t done. “If Latinos sit out the election instead of saying, ‘We’re gonna punish our enemies and we’re gonna reward our friends who stand with us on issues that are important to us,’ if they don’t see that kind of upsurge in voting in this election, then I think it’s gonna be harder and that’s why I think it’s so important that people focus on voting on November second,” Obama said.
Rush Limbaugh calls the president a “man-child.” In this last quote Mr. Obama earns that title. I don’t know where to begin with this juvenile attempt at political blackmail. In essence Mr. Obama is saying, if you don’t turn out and save liberal Democrats from the earned ire of your fellow citizens, he may not be able to get immigration reform done?!?! Please. As mentioned, he could have gotten it done with super-majorities in both houses after 2008. And what is this “friends” and “enemies” business?
Well, with all due respect to the president, I’m an educated Hispanic man. I tend to know who my enemies are. My enemies target Texas dams for destruction to settle a score with a rival drug cartel. My enemies target U.S. law enforcement officers for assassination. They are those that killed an AZ rancher and a man riding a jet ski on Falcon Lake, a body of water that sits on the U.S.-Mexico border. In short, the drug cartels are a menace and the real enemies to all Americans. And how odd, border security is another issue this president chooses to ignore.
President Obama and many liberal Democrats assume that the only issue Latinos care about is getting amnesty for the estimated fifteen to twenty million illegal immigrants in the United States. Obama assumes Hispanics look at these folks as “our” people. And some far-left wing loud mouths and hate groups like La Raza and the Nation of Aztlan do. But an ever-growing number of us in the Latino community get up in the morning, look in the mirror, and see an American. We see an American with a rich culture and language to offer our fellow citizens that will enhance the fabric of America. We recognize that our forefathers fled nations that fell far short in founding a government of, by, and for the people. And a majority of Latinos love and respect the United States and its laws. Mr. Obama wants Hispanics to vote against their “enemies”? If that’s how he wants to play it, fine with me. But be careful, Mr. President. You run the risk of educated Hispanics taking another look at you, a man who has deceived Latinos on more than one occasion. We may see any one of the following:
-Your job-killing policies.
-Your spending our children into mountains of debt.
-Your killing off of the best medical system in the world.
-Your nationalizing of whole industries.
-Your practice of picking winners and losers in business.
-Your intentional neglect of Fannie and Freddie in your so-called financial reform bill.
-Your placing of legal/illegal immigration reform on the back burner.
And after a careful review of your broken promises and your not-so-stellar two-year record, Hispanics may decide that it’s you who is the enemy, President Obama.