While Obama Vacations on Martha’s Vineyard, Americans Protest His Back Door Amnesty
Published on August 23rd, 2011
Here’s unexpected good news. Just as we’re all learning the details of Barack Obama’s treasonous pre-Martha’s Vineyard vacation bombshell of “prosecutorial discretion”—the policy that will allow ICE to determine which illegal aliens stay and which are deported—CNN published a column indicating that president may not be as clever as he thinks he is.
While noting that the administration timed its shift in immigration policy just as Obama was leaving town and when many Americans are on vacation, reporter Alan Silverleib quoted Northeast University political science professor Bill Mayor that “This kind of (policy rollout) may have worked 30 years ago. But given the way the media has developed, people on the other side will still be able to respond via talk radio and cable television and blogs." [Immigration Reform in August: Why Now? by Alan Silverleib, CNN, August 19, 2011]
In other words, before the World Wide Web, changes in a specific area of immigration politics would never get widespread, mainstream media attention. Who gets deported and who stays would have been perceived as a wonkish policy matter of little if any interest.
But today, thanks to the Internet, there are no secrets. Patriotic immigration reform sites like CAPS, bloggers like me and talk show radio hosts are already fuming about Obama’s decision that not only may let as many as 300,000 aliens targeted for deportation remain but will also give them valid work permits to complete with nearly 10 million unemployed Americans.
The question is how active will unemployed Americans becomein their opposition to Obama? According to Mayer: "There are some blue collar workers and people who are less well off who think immigration is hurting them."
Those blue collar workers are right. The relationship between high levels of immigration and the 9.2 percent jobless Americans is beyond debate. If the unemployed focus on that relationship and become more vocal, Obama will likely suffer at the polls and may have a change of heart about his back door amnesty.