The cynicism recently displayed by Barack Obama is unusual even for a politician. For example, not too long ago, he had infamously stated that the government did not have a strategy for dealing with ISIS.
Suddenly, as if he had a divine epiphany, a strategy emerged and he is now ready to smash them.
Also, during the election campaign he promised to limit the number of deportations of illegal immigrants who came to this country when they were young, and, on that basis, he won the votes of millions of voters, mostly Hispanic.
But as the day approached for the implementation of the promise, he announced its postponement until after the mid-term Congressional elections.
Thus, he holds the immigrants “prisoners,” with the hope that he will keep his promise, while on the other hand he hopes his party will not lose too many votes from those who oppose it.
Please note : what is outrageous is his blatant statement that he made his decision to postpone not on the basis of the national interest but for political considerations.
“The truth of the matter is that the politics did shift midsummer because of that problem,” Obama said in an interview, referring to the massive influx of children from Central America seeking asylum in the USA.
“I want to spend some time,” he said “even as we’re getting all our ducks in a row for the executive action, I also want to make sure that the public understands why we’re doing this, why it’s the right thing for the American people, why it’s the right thing for the American economy.”
In other words, what is right and just was sacrificed for political reasons, delaying – if it ever happens – the beneficial promise to change the law.
The leader of a large Latin-American organization declared that given the series of broken promises by the President he doubts reform will ever move forward. And this is the cental point: the lack of confidence.
In today’s unstable world, what America suffers from the most is not the economy, or its Armed Forces, or its competitiveness. Neither is the problem a lack of technological discoveries. It is a lack of credibility.
Today the world’s serious leaders, not only do not know where America stands, they no longer have confidence in our country. Remember, for example, the red lines and Syria. The American people are also confused.
What is it that he believes in and what does this President really mean six years since he was elected to the highest office in the country if he can’t keep his word to immigrants, those who voted for him by more than 70 percent, largely getting him elected twice and who are now a part of political support?
If the Democratic Party loses the support of the immigrants, an alliance that goes back to the years of FDR, how will it elect a President next time?
On the other hand, how can the Republican Party win the White House when they mistreated immigrants in words and deeds, given the steady increase in their numbers? Admittedly, we did not expect such cynicism.