Barack Obama, in Mexico, had a few words to say about immigration reform. After whining for the millionth time about how much he has on his plate,Obama said he expects Congress to draft an immigration bill by year's end...after health care, energy, and financial regulations are enacted. Vowing he'll get immigration reform passed next year, Obama warned there will be, quote, "demagogues out there who try to suggest that any form or pathway for legalization for those who are already in the United States is unacceptable."
Thisis good news. If Obama holds to this schedule, the timing is greatfor Republicans --if, that is, they're willing to represent their base. And with the 2010 elections within striking distance,we'll see how "unified" the Democrats-- especially the Blue Dogs-- are when it comes to granting blanket amnesty to illegals.
As for Obama's slamming the so-called demagogues out there:Sadly, it's a ritual for this president to stand on foreign soil and disparage American citizens whose legitimate views rub him wrong. Obama's "stupid" reaction to the Henry Gates matter proved he isn't a transformational figure on race. His nonstop attacks on anybody who opposes his health care takeover are also telling.
What we see-- at home and abroad-- is not a leader who is proud of America and her people. Instead we see a partisan community organizerwho smooth-talked his way into the White House;a guy who doesn't come close to being "presidential"...or even know what it means.