The Latino vote could swing the U.S. Senate and stop the ruinous trajectory the Democrats running Congress launched us on. Latinos are a swing vote in
Democrats have neglected to push through immigration reform even though since 2006 they have been the majority in power in both the Senate and the House. President George W. Bush would have signed a bill. So would President Barack Obama, so he says.
But here he is desperate for the Latino vote to swing the elections to at least save the Senate.
Obama tells Latinos in the audience that "he's committed to making it happen..." but "if Latinos sit out the election instead of saying we're going to punish our enemies and reward our friends who stand with us on issues that are important to us then its going to be lot harder..."
Make what happen? Comprehensive Immigration Reform? Latinos voted for Obama because he promised Immigration Reform when he got elected but no bill. But he expects Latinos to believe him that this time if Latinos "punish our enemies" then he'll "get it done, because he can't do it alone." Right. ¡Cínicos! (Shameless!)
The majority of Latinos may agree that immigration is now the most important issue. But it is not the only issue. It was not always the number one issue. It has been in the top seven for years, but the emotional dynamics and spirit of debate over Arizona’s SB 1070 elevated the levels of anxiety and dissonance. Jobs, the cost of living, education and healthcare still rank in the top five, after immigration, in that order.
What good is immigration reform if there are no jobs for those who are already here, not to mention those who will come?
What has he delivered? Why would we give him more time to cause more damage.