Friday, September 21, 2012
Obama Lies to Latinos About His Failure On 'Comprehensive Immigration Reform'
President Obama faced a fairly tough crowd when he appeared The Univision presidential forum at the University of Miami. And his attempt to pander to the largely Latino audience didn't quite go over so well.
There was a lot of gold nuggets to be mined,but here's an obvious one. When he was pressed on his failure to achieve comprehensive immigration reform ( whatever that actually is)President Obama took a typical dodge and blamed it on the Republicans.
Host Jorge Ramos wasn't impressed saying, “You promised that, and a promise is a promise. “And with all due respect, you didn’t keep that promise.”
President Obama's response? To treat the Latino audience like ignorant school children and lecture them on separation of powers!
“There’s the thinking that the president is somebody who is all-powerful and can get everything done,” Obama responded. “In our branch, in our system of government, I am the head of the executive branch. I’m not the head of the legislature, I’m not the head of the judiciary. We have to have cooperation from all these sources in order to get something done. So I am happy to take responsibility for the fact that we didn’t get it done, but I did not make a promise that we would get everything done, 100 percent when I was elected as president.”