Remember when President Barack Obama said he was delaying executive action on immigration so that he could run some sort of public relations campaign to convince voters that it was the right thing to do?
So, when does that begin? I mean, not that 438,000 deportations in 2013 is helping that cause any, or the continued deportation program.
Our friends at Latino Rebels tell us that the current campaign to elect anti-immigrant Democrats is going strong. Case in point: Alison Grimes of Kentucky who says she’d never support “amnesty,” like her right-wing opponent Mitch McConnell did in, yes, 1986.
Mary Landrieu in Louisiana is running her own “border security” ad, and we all know how Kay Hagan in North Carolina feels about brown folks from 6 years ago. Reminder: These are two of the Dumbocrats for which executive action was delayed. If only they could be more like the independent guy in Kansas, Greg Orman, who knows how to play to both sides on the sucky S.744.
And what is President Obama (and Bill and Hillary Clinton) going to say about Grimes’ anti-immigrant ads? Note to Prez: Alison Grimes may not be the best spokesperson for that PR campaign.
Frankly, I’m sick of this crap. It doesn’t help Democrats win. Just ask people like Nick Lampson or Chet Edwards how their anti-immigrant ads helped them win. We’ve got some good Democrats to elect here in Texas, and it’s time we start ignoring races in other states, especially when we’re running nativists for these positions; all for an ineffective scorecard majority that gives us nothing.
I’ve said I’m not a single issue voter, but it has become way too easy for Democrats to stomp all over Latinos and immigrants just to gain a vote. We certainly don’t need apologists for nativists in the Party.