No one sane is surprised anymore when Obama makes outlandish statements or otherwise looks unpresidential on a daily basis, but what he said this past weekend on Univision might have crossed the line (as if never happened before).
In a radio interview that aired on Univision on Monday, Obama sought to assure Hispanics that he would push an immigration overhaul after the midterm elections, despite fierce Republican opposition.
“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 2.”
Referring specifically to Republicans such as Senator John McCain, who are stressing border security and supporting strict immigration laws like Arizona’s anti-illegal immigration measure, Mr. Obama said, “Those aren’t the kinds of folks who represent our core American values.”
This kind of brazen, in your face attitude is not only advocating breaking the law, but goes beyond the pale. American public, by a 2:1 majority, want the immigration laws enforced. Here we have a president who is effectively calling the American public in general enemies. This makes it clear once and for all that Obama does not care about the rule of law. He is there to play hardball like all radicals are. If this is not treasonous, I don't know what is.
P.S. In the other outrageous comment of the week, Obama (in Rhode Island) said Republicans had driven the economy into a ditch and then stood by and criticized while Democrats pulled it out. (Oh really Mr. President, I guess your liberal colleaques had nothing to do with the wrong headed policies of the past few decades) Now that progress has been made, he said, "we can't have special interests sitting shotgun. We gotta have middle class families up in front. We don't mind the Republicans joining us. They can come for the ride, but they gotta sit in back." Those in the Republican leadership who have been hinting at cooperating with the president need to be listening to this.
Of course, unions, trial lawyers, environmentalists, feminists, gays, Goldman Sachs,..... - none of these are special interest groups. All this is straight from "Rules for Radicals"
Finally, I should point out his Friday comments out on the west coast branding Republicans as radical and reactionary, in campaign appearances for high-profile Democratic senators under threat in November's mid-term polls.
Folks, this is almost maddening but it should not discourage you. Their whole game plan is to discourage freedom loving Americans. Don't give in because we have no choice but to fight them here and now. The alternative will be a lot nastier than listening to what amounts to be a bank robber accusing the banker of being a thief in his trial.