President Obama had said that since Congress won’t pass immigration reform, he will push it through using executive action. Though he had said he would do so by the end of the summer, he has decided to wait until after the midterm elections in November. He and other Democrats are worried that if he grants some kind of amnesty to illegal immigrants, which he is apparently planning to do, the public outcry would be so great that it would hurt Democrats in the elections.
But if they think the American people are going to react that way, why are they still going to do it? And do they really think the public is so stupid that voters who would be up in arms over this issue would vote for Democrats, knowing their post-election plans? And if the President is doing this in the name of a noble principle, why doesn’t he just do it, instead of playing politics with the issue? Isn’t this an embarrassingly cynical political game? Interestingly, now even immigration activists feel betrayed. [Read more...]