'What's Spanish for Hypocrite?'

As the daughter of immigrants who diligently studied to learn English,  who made sure I learned to speak and write the language  properly and who sacrificed their hard earned money so I could learn my heritage in private schools, I am more than slightly annoyed at those who insist that we learn the language of immigrants, illegal or not. 

Then these immigrants further insist that their children be educated in the parental language in public schools--at taxpayer expense of course.  Oh, they add,  be sure these public institutions have personnel who speak our language--not the language of America--or we'll sue for discrimination.  

Pandering to the Hispanic vote, Senator Back Obama seems to agree. 


"I don't understand when people are going around worrying about, we need to have English only. They want to pass a law, we just, we want English only," Obama told supporters in Powder Springs, Georgia on Tuesday. "Now, I agree that immigrants should learn English, I agree with this. But understand this, instead of worrying about whether immigrants can learn English, they'll learn English, you need to make sure your child can speak Spanish."  

So naturally when speaking to the league of United Latin American citizens,,
"Sí, se puede!" Obama, who doesn't speak Spanish, said as he arrived on stage.  

Translation: I don't speak Spanish but I want your vote which is why I managed to quickly memorize  a few meaningless syllables of Spanish so Hispanics will vote for me.   This ploy certainly  worked for him when he grabbed the Hispanic vote in his successful Illinois senatorial campaign a few years ago.  And certainly his children and wife, whom he shamelessly exploited a few days ago 
 for the kiddie and parent vote probably do not speak Spanish. 

After all, between the difficulties he and his wife have paying their controversial mortgage
on their half million dollar combined income they probably don't have any discretionary income for these vital lessons.   

hat tip: Commentary

As the daughter of immigrants who diligently studied to learn English,  who made sure I learned to speak and write the language  properly and who sacrificed their hard earned money so I could learn my heritage in private schools, I am more than slightly annoyed at those who insist that we learn the language of immigrants, illegal or not. 

Then these immigrants further insist that their children be educated in the parental language in public schools--at taxpayer expense of course.  Oh, they add,  be sure these public institutions have personnel who speak our language--not the language of America--or we'll sue for discrimination.  

Pandering to the Hispanic vote, Senator Back Obama seems to agree. 


"I don't understand when people are going around worrying about, we need to have English only. They want to pass a law, we just, we want English only," Obama told supporters in Powder Springs, Georgia on Tuesday. "Now, I agree that immigrants should learn English, I agree with this. But understand this, instead of worrying about whether immigrants can learn English, they'll learn English, you need to make sure your child can speak Spanish."  

So naturally when speaking to the league of United Latin American citizens,,
"Sí, se puede!" Obama, who doesn't speak Spanish, said as he arrived on stage.  

Translation: I don't speak Spanish but I want your vote which is why I managed to quickly memorize  a few meaningless syllables of Spanish so Hispanics will vote for me.   This ploy certainly  worked for him when he grabbed the Hispanic vote in his successful Illinois senatorial campaign a few years ago.  And certainly his children and wife, whom he shamelessly exploited a few days ago 
 for the kiddie and parent vote probably do not speak Spanish. 

After all, between the difficulties he and his wife have paying their controversial mortgage
on their half million dollar combined income they probably don't have any discretionary income for these vital lessons.   

hat tip: Commentary