May 4, 2013 Leave a comment
President Obama is down in Mexico campaigning for immigration reform. The President apparently is interested in reaching future Democrat voters before the Republicans have an opportunity to learn Spanish. That only 56% of the illegals in the United States are Mexicans is no deterrent for this President. The President ought to be concerned about his immigration reform bill. Public support has dropped for comprehensive immigration reform in the wake of the Boston Marathon Bombing. That should hardly be a surprise considering that the bombers were legal immigrants. If we can’t properly keep tabs on people here legally, common sense Americans wonder why the government is going to legalize millions who we don’t know.
Obama’s immigration reform push isn’t even the highlight of his Mexico trip. It’s no secret that Mexico has a massive problem with drug cartel violence. So of course Obama blamed American guns for the gun violence in Mexico. The President never stopped to think for a second that it was his administration that came up with the Fast and Furious program which ran illegal weapons into Mexico resulting in hundreds of Mexican deaths. Surely Obama can recall that his Attorney General, Eric Holder, was found in Contempt of Congress for his refusal to be forthcoming in the Congressional investigation. Yet he said it anyway, likely figuring Mexicans know nothing about our government’s gun running in their country.
American guns are not why Mexican drug cartels are killing each other and turning Mexico into a violent cesspool. That doesn’t mean American law and policy isn’t a contributing factor though. Our drug laws create the demand for illegal drugs which is met, in part, by Mexican drug cartels delivering guns between South American and here. But for our drug laws, the violence in Mexico would be nowhere near what it is right now. You could probably say the same for the cities of our country as well, after all most of the violence in the cites are caused by gangs which fight for drug selling position on the streets.
For any President to go abroad and campaign for domestic laws is cheap and tawdry. It’s even worse when a President attacks his own country and its policies while visiting a foreign nation. We shouldn’t be surprised that Obama is doing this, he’s in his fifth year of attacking the United States abroad. It’s been his goal to knock the US down to size and reduce our power and prestige abroad. He’s been successful, foreigners hate us even more under Obama than they did under Bush. It serves the interests of the United States not in the least for the President to campaign for gun control and immigration reform abroad. Such only serves Obama’s interest in demonizing America and campaigning for future Democrats.
Maybe the Mexicans will listen to Obama because Americans sure aren’t anymore. His approval ratings have tanked and he can’t get anything passed in Congress. Few cared about his most recent press conference and those that did were more interested in his threat to leave and go home, thus channeling Clinton in 1995. With no one listening, the prospects of winning any political battles diminishing by the day and the odds of the Dems winning the House next year looking increasingly dim, no wonder Obama wants to campaign to foreigners. They haven’t tuned him out yet.