Charles Krauthammer on the real Obama showing his true colors with the divisionist speak that has been happening on the campaign trail.
I think this is how the great post-partisan, post-racial promise of Obama ends; not with a bang or a whimper but with a display of unbelievable presidential smallness. He isn’t only urging hispanics to punish enemies, he’s criticizing hispanics who don’t. And this is the man who told us, this is what propelled him into the spotlight of the country, ‘we’re not a blue America, we’re not a red America, we’re not a black America, hispanic America‘. Now he tells us on the eve on an election, we actually are a hispanic America, anglo America. We aren’t only separate, but in a sense, we are enemies. I don’t even think he uses the word enemy when describing the president of Iran or Hugo Chavez, but he uses it against anglos who believe in the Arizona law. Good grief. I mean this really is something that people who believed him in ’08, I think believed a lie, against all evidence. This really is a man who sat in the pew of Jeremiah Wright for twenty years; some of us have suspected, was not exactly the man who hovered above it all and would bring us all together the way he promised, and I think this display, even though it is pre-election, you can write it off as an extreme, I think this really is the authentic Obama, and I think it is really disappointing.
I personally utterly disagree with A.B. Stoddard (at 3:00) when she states that Obama is going to offer an olive branch to the Republicans, run to the center and reach across the aisle after the pubs take control of the congress because he will be running for re-election. Where has this pundit been hanging out for the last 3 years? We know the Narcissist-In-Chief isn’t going to back down, the whining will continue, and the ratcheting up of hard-core speech like ‘punish our enemies‘ and ‘boot upon their necks‘ will become a daily headline on Drudge. We also know that Obama will not (after much thought and urging from Mishy Antoinette) run for re-election; rather taking the cash and notoriety and running for a far distant country. How does he expect to meet the eligibility issue that is surely going to come up, yet again, when he runs for re-election?
Monster readers know that the pResident and his administration have ALWAYS been about distraction and deflection, so the rapidly approaching illegal alien amnesty flying under the radar of healthcare reform, Afghanistan, cap and tax, and flying to Copenhagen for the Olympics is no surprise.
This administration appears to be pulling out all the stops when it comes to making sure that the pResident achieves re-election; see ACORN, the Census, Illegal Immigration, etc. How many of those 12 million newly legal aliens would NOT vote for the guy that gave them one of the greatest gifts one can achieve in the world; American Citizenship.
Under the direction of a Clinton official who orchestrated the pardon of a major-league drug trafficker, the federal agency that oversees lawful immigration is preparing to legalize millions of illegal immigrants.
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is getting ready for the huge influx of applications that will bombard the agency when President Obama’s plan to legalize the nation’s estimated 12 million illegal aliens becomes law, according to a major newspaper report.
The agency’s director, Alejandro Mayorkas, says his goal is to be ready to expand rapidly in order to handle the massive increase in visa applications under Obama’s comprehensive immigration reform plan. As the Homeland Security agency responsible for overseeing lawful immigration and granting visas, USCIS is equipped to handle applications from about 6 million immigrants a year.
If Obama’s amnesty measure comes to fruition USCIS could receive that many applications in just a few weeks, according to Mayorkas, who recently distributed $1.2 million in grants to help migrants adjust in America. In order to efficiently handle the increase, Mayorkas is implementing several measures to process applications faster. Among them is a method of receiving visa forms in the mail and another that allows illegal aliens to start the legalization process through a simple mail-in registration form.
One high-ranking Republican lawmaker points out that the agency is risking national security by neglecting its current workload, which includes thorough background checks of visa applicants, to focus on preparing for legislation that hasn’t even been introduced. While this is a valid point, consider who’s running USCIS.
A Clinton U.S. Attorney in California, Mayorkas resigned in shame after arranging the pardon of an Argentine drug dealer serving a 15-year prison sentence for operating a monstrous cocaine ring. The convicted felon, Carlos Vignali, is the son of a wealthy political donor (Horacio Vignali) who convinced influential community leaders—mostly recipients of his generous contributions—to advocate for his son’s pardon.
Mayorkas’ intervention was the most crucial and by far carried the most weight, Clinton officials later revealed. Vignali was one of 140 pardons and 36 commutations that Clinton granted during his last hours as president. Outraged federal prosecutors in Minneapolis, where Vignali was convicted for trying to sell 800 pounds of cocaine, said Mayorkas called them several times inquiring about the case. The Minneapolis federal prosecutors subsequently wrote the Justice Department strongly opposing the commutation but were ignored.
A congressional investigation into Clinton’s last-minute pardons blasts Mayorkas for intervening on behalf of Vignali, pointing out that senior law enforcement and political officials should have been precluded from supporting a commutation for such a criminal.
When Obama named Mayorkas to head the USCIS earlier this year, he conveniently omitted the scandals of his past and instead boasted about his credentials as a prosecutor of public corruption, organized crime and civil rights violations. No mention of getting a serious felon pardoned while serving as U.S. Attorney.