Saturday, June 16, 2012

Obama's Desperation

"For the American people are a very generous people and will forgive almost any weakness, with the possible exception of stupidity." ~Will Rogers

Imagine you are in line for a big promotion at work. For the last 6 years or more, you have done everything you are supposed to do to give yourself an advantage. You have worked hard specifically for the opportunity to gain this promotion. You come in early and stay late. You volunteer to do extra work. You take courses to improve your marketability. You go out of your way to make sure your boss knows you are the one responsible for bringing in more business. You grovel, plead, beg, cajole, befriend, and bribe to enhance your reputation to literally everyone who has any influence at all with your boss. You pick up the check at those business luncheons with your boss. You let him win at golf.

Now, imagine, in spite of all your efforts, the boss brings in someone from outside the company with no experience, no work history, no sense of responsibility, and no brains, and gives that person the job you have been working so hard for so many years.

How would you feel?

Would that give you positive feelings for your boss? Would you feel betrayed? Would you continue to like and respect your boss? Wouldn't you, in fact, resent him? Would you be likely do anything to help your boss in the future?

The Obama administration announced Friday it will stop deporting illegal immigrants who come to the country at a young age. Obviously, this is a desperate attempt to win votes from immigrant voters.

Nothing more.

 He thinks by relaxing immigration laws and allowing illegal aliens to remain in the country, the move will endear himself to Hispanics, and they will, in turn, vote for him in droves this November.

 I don't think it will work.

The only Hispanics who can vote, so far, are those who have become legal citizens, and those citizens became U.S. citizens by doing what they were supposed to do, legally.

Just as the employee who works tirelessly for years to get that promotion, many of them waited years to become legal American citizens. I don't think they will take too kindly to illegal aliens who have been given a free and effortless path to citizenship without having to go through the process legally.

Yes, some will buy into Obama's bribe, but I think most legal immigrants will see through the sham, and, even if they are lifelong Democrats, may very well vote for anybody but Obama, if only out of pure resentment.

Unlike Obama, I think our legal Latino citizens are smart. He obviously thinks they aren't.


Marshall Art said...

The one drawback here, and it is a good one, is that this is supposedly aimed mostly at the children of illegals who were brought here by their parents. They certainly couldn't just go back to the motherland on their own, and they likely were mostly too young to even understand that they were here illegally. Then, they go to school, do well, abide the rules and do all they thought they were supposed to do while never even realizing that their parents did wrong. What of them?

Regardless of whether these are the only people considered by this latest Obama disregard for the law, this is the aspect upon which all focus will be aimed and any who say "So what? It's their parents' fault." will be regarded as something worst than racist.

Frankly, it is the same angle that Huckabee took as gov of Arkansas. It really shouldn't be our concern that such kids would have to suffer being sent back with their parents, but because they are here by choice, it is easy for the open borders people (more commonly known as "Democrats") to frame the issue in a manner that makes opponents of this idea look nasty.

Trader Rick said...

REd Blood is thicker than the deep blue cold cruel clear waters of the mighty Rio Grande, Mark.

Mark said...

But illegal alien children have illegal alien parents, and, except for the few who will register and vote illegally, they can't vote.

And some of those who register and vote illegally may very well vote against Obama.

Always On Watch said...

I'm not sure how this will all play out for November.

However, every LEGAL immigrant I know has zero patience with illegal immigration.

Jim said...

A majority of real Americans seem to approve of the president's move.

Marshall Art said...


It's debatable that you know a real American when you see one. But which poll are you willing to cite to back up your statement?

Jim said...

This poll.

It's debatable that you know a real American when you see one.

Only in your tiny confused mind.

Marshall Art said...

Which poll?? The one wherein a vast multitude was questioned?

"The Bloomberg National Poll, conducted by Des Moines, Iowa- based polling firm Selzer & Co., has a margin of error of plus or minus 3.6 percentage points for the 734 likely voters contacted."

Well DAMN! Jimmy boy. A whole .00025% of the population really speaks for the nation! Talk about a tiny and confused mind!

Jim said...

It's a poll, Marsha, not an election.

Do you not understand the concept of polling? Of margin of error? Or is your mind simply tiny and confused?

I realize it's not Rasmussen, and I realized it's counter to your world view, but it is a scientific poll done by a legitimate polling organization.

Most polls done are in this manner.