BREAKING President Obama delayed amnesty until after November 4th.
Just three months ago, the president declared that he would act on amnesty by the end of summer. According to Obama, amnesty was not only an issue which deserved quick attention, but one that connected to numerous other issues, including national security, and the economy. Back in June, the president effectively scolded congress, condemning them for their lack of prioritized action on amnesty:
“I take executive action only when we have a serious problem, a serious issue, and Congress chooses to do nothing…And in this situation, the failure of House Republicans to pass a darn bill is bad for our security, it’s bad for our economy, and it’s bad for our future.“
This incredibly serious issue was to be dealt with by the end of summer, according to White House Spokesman Dan Pfeiffer.
President Obama shows a deep, and wonderful compassion for those who have risked everything to come to this country, and it was clear that he needed to act as quickly as possible. But now, the president has decided to hold off on amnesty until after November 4th. When questioned by Meet The Press’ Chuck Todd about the rather sudden delay, Obama had this to say:
“I’m going to act because it’s the right thing for the country. But it’s going to more sustainable and more effective if the public understands what the facts are on immigration, what we’ve done on unaccompanied children, and why it’s necessary.”
Being that this is president Obama we’re talking about, there is surely no nefarious reason behind his decision to delay action on amnesty. Given that, I was curious to know just why the delay. Obama claims that it is to make certain the American people understand his plan, and I can’t argue with that. So rather than argue, I set out to affirm the merits of waiting until just after the election in November.
Even though we have had an immigration crisis for decades, and even though that crisis has gotten exponentially worse over the last two years, and despite the recent polling showing that a vast majority of Americans oppose executive amnesty, an extra month and a half should tip the scales in Obama’s favor, and here’s why:
- Clearly, Americans don’t understand what Obama is planning, because if they did, they would be standing for it, rather than against it. This extra time will allow the Obama administration to educate the American people, who can’t be blamed for their voluminous ignorance, and show them that executive amnesty is right, and that anyone who opposes it is akin to the KKK.
- It’s a strong possibility that the upcoming election is clouding people’s judgments regarding executive amnesty. Obama knows this, and his decision to delay his executive action is reflective of it. Americans have difficulty juggling too many things at once, given their feeble minds, so if they focus on amnesty prior to the election, it may confuse them into electing Republicans instead of Democrats.
We have to remember that Obama has a vision that is so much farther reaching than ours. He always has our best interest at heart. So, if he believes that waiting until just after November 4th is the right thing to do, it must be the right thing to do. Why would anyone ever think that he was up to something?