Barack Obama spoke to the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) earlier today. Some of his remarks were already covered here. The facts the MSM won't tell you about LULAC are here. A pre-convention BHO lie is here. However, there's much more. In fact, too much, but I'll try.
Thank you, Mayor. And thank you for what you do every day as one of America's finest mayors. At heart, what Mayor Villaraigosa is doing today is the same thing he was doing as a fifteen year old when he volunteered to take part in a grape boycott led by Cesar Chavez - he's fighting to make this country more equal and just. And he is a shining example of what we can achieve when we build a government that reflects the diversity of the United States of America.
Antonio Villaraigosa is little more than a sleazy, self-centered racial demagogue. He's one of our finest mayors only in the sense that, in some ways, he's not as bad as Marion Barry.
That's something I want to talk about because I'm told that today's theme is "diversity in government." So I've been thinking about why that's important and about what it means to have a government that represents all Americans. It's not just about making sure that men and women of every race, religion, and background are represented at every level of government - though that's a critical part of it. It's not just about sending a message to our children that everyone can lead and everyone can serve - although that too is important. It's about making sure that we have a government that knows that a problem facing any American is a problem facing all Americans.
BHO is calling for quotas well beyond even affirmative action. And, what exactly does he mean by "represented"? Is that in the same sense that LULAC "represents" Latinos? And, as their various proposals make clear, groups like LULAC, NCLR, and so on are only concerned about their own "communities", which conflicts with the last sentence.
...When Hispanics lose their jobs faster than almost anybody else, or work jobs that pay less, and come with fewer benefits than almost anybody else, that isn't a Hispanic-American problem, that's an American problem.
"Almost" is an interesting qualifier: which group loses jobs at a faster rate? And, the problem Obama identifies is related to massive immigration. It's a problem he's helped cause.
When 12 million people live in hiding in this country and hundreds of thousands of people cross our borders illegally each year; when companies hire undocumented workers instead of legal citizens to avoid paying overtime or to avoid a union; and a nursing mother is torn away from her baby by an immigration raid, that is a problem that all of us - black, white, and brown - must solve as one nation.
Illegal aliens aren't living "in hiding"; BHO appeared at an event where tens or hundreds of thousands of them marched through our streets. And, whatever situation they're in is because of choices they made; they won't be "living in hiding" if they return to their home countries. BHO could work to secure our borders, but instead those on his side constantly work to reduce all forms of enforcement.
As for the "nursing mother is torn away from her baby", that's yet another in the long line of Barack Obama lies. The baby was already in the hospital when the raid occurred.
If you assume that Barack Obama is just a crooked politician, everything he says makes perfect sense.
Politics · Tue, 07/08/2008 - 14:08 · Importance: 1