Jul 04 2014
Obama’s lame duck madness does not seem to be abating, but it does seem to be backfiring. Obama has clearly gone all Imperial – jettisoning all pretense that he recognizes and respects (let alone defends) the checks and balances of our laws and constitution. His frustration with having to work with people of diverse beliefs (which the far left never has been capable of doing over the long haul) has snapped his judgement.
He is going to show America what it would be like to live under liberal dogma.
Maybe this will be good for America. To see what happens when naive ideologues impose government mandates on a free and independent people. Let the foul ups come. Embrace the teachable moments here.
Obama’s attempt to provide immigration refugee camps in California (and elsewhere) is proving to be politically quite toxic. While the immigration wave was contained to deep red Texas there was no major upheaval in the balance of power in the US. But as that wave spreads out, there will be repurcussions.
Obama’s federal guards are forcing communities to take in tens of thousands of undocumented people of questionable background and intent (here I mean we have no idea if these people are criminals, free loaders, wanting a better life or just visiting family). This heavy hand action is producing heated resistance:
The transfer and release of the migrants has created a strong divide between those who want to help and those who don’t want them here at all. Protesters blocked buses that were supposed to arrive at a Murrieta border patrol center on Tuesday.
“When the buses come, you are going to see Americans that are willing to throw themselves under the bus, that’s what you are going to see,” demostrator Greg Allison said ahead of the migrants’ arrival. “I don’t care if I lose a limb. Even if the buses get past me and I lose a limb, guess what? The rest of the country is going to take notice.”
If this type of reaction begins repeating across the country that would be amazing. And it probably will.
But let’s focus on California and how that state will react. I think Obama and his liberal sycophants misunderstand how California thinks as a community. Yes, they are liberal and hate all things Bush and Tea Party (mostly because they are very naive about such topics). But they are not open border types – not at all.
Back in 2012 the Field Poll queried Californians on the issues of immigration and amnesty. This is a good poll to assess given its distance in time from current events and 2012 was a high water mark for President Obama. He won reelection that year and he was so much more popular.
California was supportive of finding paths to citizenship for immigrants currently in the country (for some reasonable period) in 2012. However, their views on open boarders were quite the opposite. First, the question of citizenship for immigrants currently in the US:
What California voters say government policy should be toward illegal immigrants currently residing in the U.S.
Allow illegal immigrants to remain in the U.S. and become citizens, but only if they meet certain requirements over a period of time
Allow illegal immigrants to remain in the U.S. to work, but only for a limited time
Deport all illegal immigrants back to their home country
Large majorities of Democrats (79%) and independents (69%) support granting illegal immigrants [living in the US] a path to citizenship.
If you myopically rely on the response to this one question you might think California would welcome Obama’s wave of random immigrants. And you would be wrong.
Like most of America, California is nuanced and has certain boundaries it prefers to not cross on every issue. Check out these responses on other aspects of immigration:
For example, while a majority of Democrats (56%) support granting California driver’s licenses to illegal immigrants, three in four Republicans (77%) are opposed, as are 58% of independents.
Majorities oppose granting illegal immigrants the same entitlements that legal residents of the state get in two other areas – receiving tuition discounts at the state’s public universities (61% to 33%) and having access to government health and financial assistance benefits (65% to 27%).
What we see here is an acceptance for those who have lived and worked in America for sometime. An acceptance for those who put down roots and have become part of the community. But in terms of providing support (read tax dollars) to illegal immigrants, we begin to see a change of heart. To come here you must be self supportive and earn the benefits of this great country. Immigrants are not wanted if all they do is sit on the dole.
Since the federal government isn’t providing any funding, non-profits and community-based groups, will bear the financial burden of transitioning the migrants into American society, said Luz Gallegos, of the Training Occupational Development Educating Communities Legal Center in Perris.
“Organizations across the Inland Empire, even cities, are coming forward and saying, ‘We’re here to help,’” she said.
It is clear from the polling Californians are not ready to empty their treasury over the long term to deal with this influx of humanity. If they balked at driver’s licenses, tuition assistance and health care what makes anyone think the current chaos will sit well?
Then there is the nail in the coffin of Obama’s current madness with open borders:
Voters in the survey were also asked whether the number of immigrants allowed to come to live in the U.S. from Latin America and Asia should be increased, cut back or kept the same. In each case, pluralities or majorities of California voters favored keeping this at current levels.
Regarding the number of immigrants allowed into the U.S. from Latin America 45% favor keeping this at current levels, while 18% support increasing it and 26% favor reducing it.
Californians DO NOT want more immigrants coming in. Only 18% support that idea. 71% prefer to keep the levels the same or reduce them. This 71% will not like what is happening with the flood of refugees coming into their state, consuming their resources.
Some other factors to consider, if these people were from Mexico they would be sent back immediately:
A tide of Central Americans illegally entering the United States has overwhelmed a system already buckling under the weight of the nation’s 11 million undocumented immigrants.
Unlike undocumented Mexican migrants, who are often immediately deported, the U.S. detains and processes Central Americans, who are eventually released and given a month to report to immigration offices.
Many never show up and join the undocumented population, according to the National Border Patrol Council, the union representing Border Patrol agents.
So, there is a case for just sending these people back as we do others. That leaves the Feds open to a lot of flack about why this crowd must stay when others do not.
What does this all portend? Well the tone death and mad White House is not going to see this coming, anymore than they saw any of the resistance to their mad schemes coming. They are so sure they are morally superior, they don’t care what the masses think. They actually think they will be praised for this mess!