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Sunday, July 22, 2007

Amnesty Demagoguery Obama Style

This comes to my attention via Allah @ Hot Air and it shows that Barack Obama is now pandering to the Hispanic group La Raza:

Sen. Barack Obama told the nation's largest Hispanic advocacy group yesterday that he earned their support for his presidential campaign by marching in last year's May 1 immigrant rallies and challenged them to learn whether others met that standard.

"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."

The immigration bill failed late last month when a majority of senators, including 16 members of the Democratic caucus joined most Republicans in a filibuster. It would have combined more border-security spending and new workplace-enforcement rules with a guest-worker program for future workers and a path to citizenship for most illegal aliens.

The bill's collapse galvanized Hispanic voters and advocacy groups, who say it exposed an anti-immigrant and anti-Hispanic strain among American voters. The groups are vowing to fight back by pointing out when they think the debate turns hateful and are promising to register Hispanic voters so they can show their displeasure at the polls.

Both Mr. Obama and Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, New York Democrat and the front-runner for the Democratic presidential nomination, supported the bill and yesterday assured NCLR that they will work to pass a bill as president.

Mr. Obama was the most forceful, promising "in my first term we will make this a priority and get this done." Mrs. Clinton said she couldn't predict an outcome, but would "promise my best efforts."

I would like to ask Senator Obama what precisely was racist about the debate? No one we know of threw out any racial slurs regarding the illegal aliens here in the US, and the Republicans standing against the amnesty bill did not throw racial bombs. So, where was that "racism," senator?

Truth be told, the vast majority of people that stood against the bill (we will recall that well over seventy percent of the nation was against is) did so for one reasonand one reason only: While promising security and enforcement, yet again, the people knew the politicians in Washington, DC were not serious about that oath.

We are a nation built on legal immigration. To that, there can be no argument, but the key is legal immigration. The fence has not been built, though work progresses on it slowly, and the border agents have not been hired. Furthermore, the president's "bribe" of a $4.4 billion security and enforcement package was shown to be as much of a sham as the bill itself was. Those funds, should the administration deemed it necessary, would have been dumped into the overall fund for the amnesty, diverting the promised funds towards security away from their intended use.

If Senator Obama thinks that he will get an amnesty bill passed, he had best think again. The reason it did not was because of the vanguard of the alternative media, combined with the public, made sure congress heard loud and clear that we did not want a bill that would have granted amnesty to the illegal aliens here right now.

Despite what some may say, we cannot deport the full amount of illegal aliens. Those that continue to say we can forget that these people, for the most part, have already evaded law enforcement since their arrival. The ones we do find and deport are tokens, at best, and they end up returning again withint a matter of weeks or months. But no bill that calls for the regularization of twelve-to-twenty million illegal aliens will be accepted by the public without the backed-up promise of enforcement and security first.



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