Brit Hume Takes Down Obama’s Immigration Move On Twitter
My earliest memory of Brit Hume is a television image of him standing in Washington wearing a trench coat and holding an ABC microphone. He always seemed reliable and insightful then, up through his work with Fox and it's nice to see him still delivering news via Twitter on his Kimfirst account. There's much to learn in a few short Tweets he sent out after Obama's recent immigration announcement.
I won't pile on the Daily Caller's Neil Munro, he explains himself here on video. Unfortunately, his interaction with Obama did allow many talking heads to change the subject. What Hume goes on to point out is, what we mostly got from Obama yesterday was "just words," as the saying goes and neither Hispanics, nor anyone else should appreciate his Rose Garden staged theatrics on an issue many Americans think important.
Hume's first link points here, to figures for "removals." While leftist sites like Think Progress were pushing Obama's propaganda, claiming it would impact millions of people, by the time you weed out those turned back at the border and those with criminal records, Obama's approach doesn't change much on the ground. They've already shifted focus to the deportation of those with criminal records, as the data indicates.
For a bit of irony, the mostly liberal San Francisco area may be hardest hit, as they are one of the nation's top deporters of non-criminal illegal aliens. Statistics put '"San Francisco in the nation’s "top 38" counties, when it comes to deporting immigrants who had not been convicted of crimes."'
Meanwhile, Obama's hometown of Chicago is giving the White House a hard time on even deporting illegals with criminal records.
Federal immigration officials, frustrated by the refusal of Chicago and Cook County to join a controversial program aimed at deporting immigrants with criminal records, pressed Mayor Richard M. Daley and Sheriff Tom Dart in an aggressive campaign to obtain participation from reluctant police authorities, according to internal documents.
If we're going to defeat Obama in 2012, it should be with the truth, not hype. Obama talked in grand terms to get elected in 2008. He's done the same thing with regard to the economy – talking big and producing nothing. Hispanics, along with all Americans, should be offended by Obama's latest stunt destined to bring about relatively little substantive change, except to perhaps make him more popular with some voters he needs to win re-election for little more than, as noted above, "just words."
Yesterday, in the Washington Times, Emily Miller pointed out Obama's biggest accomplishment since winning the White House. While Bush quit golfing (Katie Pavlich – Townhall) in August 2003 because of the responsibilities of the Oval Office, Obama has actually increased his rounds of golf over the years as America's most critical problems remain unaddressed. We haven't even had a budget!
The next time President Obama hits the links, it will be his 100th round of golf since coming to the White House. That’s quite a milestone in just 3 1/2 years. As it takes him about six hours to drive to the greens and complete 18 holes, Mr. Obama has spent the equivalent of four months’ worth of work time golfing. Meanwhile, the U.S. economy has been stuck in a sand trap.
It's the all show and no dough Obama we need to defeat in 2012, because America can't afford to carry him for another four years. In the case of immigration, as with the economy, Republicans and conservatives would be foolish to help Obama sell the very image he wants to sell, whether from the Rose Garden, or somewhere else. He needs to be exposed for the big zero he actually is.