Congratulations to President Obama from Arizona: Democrats must work on legal immigration reform before 2014Wednesday, November 7th, 2012
Congratulations to President Obamafrom Arizona!
The best line in his speech last night was when he said:
“We are and forever will be the United States of America.”
It was my first time voting for a Democratic President – ever.
Indeed it has been a crazy election year, and I am glad to retire from hard core grassroots activism now.
I was surprised to learn that it was the Republican Presidential Candidate via Mitt Romney who profited approximately $50 million in the abortion industry via Stericycle despite their pro life platform. How did the Republican Party support a man who made $50 million dollars regarding abortions? Did the GOP change that much? Indeed they did; in fact, the RNC included an anti-immigrant official platform one week before their 2012 Convention in Florida. The John Tanton Network and FAIR thoroughly hijacked them. Republicans are now being viewed more and more each day as the modern-day Dixiecrats of old (reminiscent of the pre Civil Rights era).
What must the Democratic Party do in order to prevent Latinos from registering as independent voters?
Indeed we did listen to Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s victory speech on television last night where he told the whole world that “he is merely enforcing the law” and if “people” have a problem with the law then the law should be changed. This should be a clear signal to all how Arpaio and his minions are hungry to place more blame on the Democratic Party and this is precisely why the Democratic Party must act swiftly.
We all know that Latino and immigration activists sent the Democratic Party a signal earlier this year by threatening not voting for Democratic candidates if they did not see fixes to immigration reform.
We then saw the Deferred Action take place.
Indeed the deferred action is a temporary fix, but it beats the self-deportation policies the Republicans were supporting. That said, the Democratic Party must act fast and not insult the intelligence of Latino voters anymore. We are glad to learn that the Nevada Senator Harry Reid has vowed to work on legal immigration reform.
The Democratic Party has less than two years (well before the 2014 midterm election cycle) to fix the broken immigration system while offering a legal immigration comprehensive plan. If and when the Democratic Party finds itself becoming threatened by restrictionist, isolationist and protectionist Republicans in the House of Representatives … the Democratic Party must outwit them and micro-target 2014 House seats where an increase and heavy Latino voting population exists.
The Democratic Party must take proactive moves and outmaneuver the isolationists or risk alienating Mexican-Americans (the fast growing ethnic group within the Latino population).
The responsibility does not rest on the Democratic Party either because we will be watching so-called Latino leaders and immigration activists accountable, too, to see if they hold Democratic Party leadership and their feet to the fire. Will Latino and immigration activists look the other way and continue to be sheeple? Or will they be more assertive with regard to the immigration issue?
Time will tell.
In any event, the Democratic Party must make moves to the legal immigration regard or else deal with Ruben Navarrette’s continued finger pointing.
Mexican-Americans are tired of the immigration issue being used as a political football, and now that Latinos and women essentially helped vote in President Obama … and in light of key Democratic U.S. Senate seats being won – there are no excuses with regard to taking care of Homeland issues. Indeed Americans are tired of spending millions of dollars on war and abroad – it is time to fix things here at home that will only benefit the American economy and our aging population.
A healthy and legal immigration solution will secure our borders, create a safer North American Continent and promote a stronger relationship with our contiguous neighbors. Enforcement-only initiatives promote a situation that emulates the failed days of Prohibition, which serves only to encourage the underground labor market. Our government needs the additional tax revenues that new immigrants generate in order to sustain the burgeoning entitlement programs baby boomers require as they continue to retire. By developing a reasonable legal immigration plan, we create a system where immigrants share American tax burdens as they continue to contribute millions of dollars into our tax coffers. New immigrants sharing our tax burdens will help discourage our government from increasing taxes, because under the current system these entitlement programs will drain all federal revenues within 15 years.