By Tom Quiner
Candidate Barack Obama promised to …
“… put comprehensive immigration reform back on the nation’s agenda during my first year in office.”
He was elected. In his first two years in office, he enjoyed overwhelming majorities in the House and Senate to take on his campaign pledge of crafting ‘comprehensive immigration reform’ legislation.
The president and his party could have passed any reforms they wanted.
Evidently, the president and his party weren’t really serious about the urgency of the matter.
The issue only became urgent when Republicans regained control of Congress. Now the president can’t wait.
Congressman Trey Gowdey, the Republican from South Carolina, posed a fair question this week:
“[F]rom 2008 to 2010, when he had the House, the Senate and the White House, he didn’t do a damn thing about immigration, so why can’t he give the Republican House and Senate three months, six month, nine months, to do what he wasn’t able to do in two years?”
In light of the overwhelming defeat of the president’s party at both the federal and state level in this month’s election, it is safe to assume that voters do not want blanket amnesty issued to illegal aliens without their representatives voting on the issue.
The president doesn’t care. Elections are irrelevant to the liberal elites who comprise the Democratic Party.