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‘President Rodriguez’ on the way to the White House?

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Yes, let’s hope that a “President Rodriguez” walks into The Oval Office someday soon.  Let’s further hope that he does two things that President Obama has not… to read the post:

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February 27, 2015 at 11:00 am

Blog: ‘President Rodriguez’ on the way to the White House?

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February 27, 2015 at 5:00 am

President Obama will kill immigration reform if he goes solo

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We are not sure who is advising President Obama on this latest immigration reform debate and the threat of an executive order. 

I hope that one of President Obama’s advisers is also telling him that a path to legalization is dead if he decides to go solo.

I saw two editorials today that should be read at The White House before the executive order is issued.

First, The Washington Post uses President Obama’s own words to argue against the executive order:

“Three years ago, when advocacy groups pressed him to take such a step, Mr. Obama demurred. “Believe me, the idea of doing things on my own is very tempting,” he said. “Not just on immigration reform. But that’s not how — that’s not how our system works. That’s not how our democracy functions. That’s not how our Constitution is written.”    

Mr. Obama may find a constitutional way to rewrite the nation’s immigration laws. But in his frustration with democracy, he is likely to prove his point: Unilateralism will not make the system work.”

Second, The Dallas Morning News, a newspaper that endorsed Senator McCain and Governor Romney, does not want President Obama to go solo either:

“If Obama truly wants to get Congress moving, he must stop giving legislators the excuses they need to continue delaying and start giving them something to work with.”

By going solo, President Obama shows me a couple of things:

a) He has not learned a thing from the recent election, as David Brooks wrote;

b) He has little faith in his ability to persuade the public.  

Why doesn’t President Obama address the nation and make his case for immigration reform?    I mean a speech from the Oval Office to the country, not some after dinner chat at a fundraiser attended by a bunch of Hollywood stars who paid thousands of dollars to hear him speak.

Last but not least, President Obama will kill any chance to pass a Dream Act, a path to legalization, work visas and anything else that falls under immigration reform.

I hope that the Hispanic left understands that.   President Obama may issue an executive order but it will be downhill from that moment forward for immigration reform.  They will win a very small battle and lose the war.

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November 19, 2014 at 6:30 am


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November 18, 2014 at 7:00 pm

Didn’t anyone in the Hispanic media read Obama’s book?

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November 18, 2014 at 6:00 am


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November 10, 2014 at 1:00 pm

Many Hispanics say “no mas” to Obama

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Tuesday’s election saw a lot of Hispanics stay home rather than vote.    My guess is that many did it on purpose.

The Democrats miscalculated the Hispanic reaction, as Jorge Ponce wrote:

“Hispanics felt betrayed by a President who had promised them back in 2008 that he would make immigration reform one of his top priorities.

Six years later, he has not delivered.

The President could have taken advantage of the Democratic congressional majority during the first years of his administration to pass immigration reform, but he punted and failed to seize the moment.”

Down in Florida, too many Democrats read The New York Times rather talk to Cubans:

“The second issue where Democrats miscalculated was on the lifting of the U.S. embargo against Cuba.

In the Florida governor’s race, Democrat Charlie Crist stated his preference for lifting the U.S. embargo, while Republican Rick Scott indicated that he would keep it.

To the majority of Cuban-Americans in Florida, home to 70% of the nation’s Cubans, keeping the U.S. embargo against a Communist regime that has oppressed its people for 55 years is an article of faith.

With Scott’s victory decided by a 1.4% margin, those who advised Charlie Crist on the U.S. embargo did not help his cause.”

In summary, the Democrats did not deliver to Hispanics or listen to what Cubans were saying in Florida.  

They did not earn their votes!

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November 7, 2014 at 9:00 am