So Friday was an interesting day. Julius Caesar or I mean President Obama decreed that illegal aliens between the ages of 18-30 I believe along with some other criteria, will no longer have to worry about being deported and can obtain work visas. A noble idea to be sure, and one that would find little argument amongst conservatives, but the manner in which it was done is not only politically questionable but once again is legally questionable. Obama has a sworn duty to uphold the laws, and can not give orders to any federal agency to over look those laws, so once again Obama may find himself in court. But the bigger question is the political one, and there are plenty of those, justifiably. First of all, Obama had two years of a super Congressional majority during which he could have accomplished a lot, and actually did, much to mine, and many others chagrin, but failed to do anything about immigration reform which he had actually promised to do. Instead, he spent that time chasing the democrats holy grail of government run healthcare. That should tell the Hispanic community of where his priorities are, and this last minute bone he is throwing them is an actual insult in my opinion. Of course that is in stark contrast as to how the Obama sycophantic media is reporting it, according to them, this was a deft move that caught Romney off guard.
However this recent stunt by Obama is typical liberal – appeasing and assuaging the proletariat with feel good, do nothing policies that only serve to keep the masses wanting more. What needs to be done is serious reform, with compassionate measures such as this built in to the bill. In fact Marco Rubio is, or was, working on a very similar piece of legislation that he planned to introduce to the floor, you know the proper method of getting things done, until Obama delivered his sermon, so this is hardly an idea that will be fought. In fact, President Bush initiated reform legislation which was defeated mainly by conservatives because of the amnesty aspect, but there is common ground and their is a political will I believe on both sides of the aisle to get something done. A real leader would recognize and work wintin the system to get something meaningful, instead iwe get just a band aid on a gaping wound for our country and we will need serious people to resolve this problem – not some narcissistic, egomaniac looking to win an election.