Not surprised that Pres. Obama ran into a little anger about immigration
On Tuesday, President Obama went to Chicago to take a victory lap on his recent immigration executive order.
Yes, some were cheering, but many were not, as reported by The New York Times:
It was supposed to be a triumphant homecoming for President Obama, and a chance to cast his executive action on immigration as the latest chapter in America’s history of welcoming foreigners.
But the president was forced Tuesday to pare down a speech aimed at selling his immigration plan by protesters who repeatedly interrupted him to demand even more relief.
“I understand why you might have yelled at me a month ago,” Mr. Obama told three women in the audience who stood up to shout slogans of “Not one more!” “Stop deportations!” and “There is no justice!”
“It doesn’t make much sense to yell at me right now,” he said.
I don't know if it makes sense to yell at President Obama now. To be fair, he reached pretty far to issue a very controversial order that are very unpopular with the public.
However, a lot of these undocumented immigrants wanted more and sooner rather than later.
President Obama's problem is that he raised expectations in 2008 too much. He will not please them unless he signs some type of comprehensive "immigration" that legalizes 11 million people, including the "DREAMers."
In 2009-10, President Obama had the majorities but did not deliver. He faces the backlash now.
This is a good lesson for the next candidate who tells a lot of people what they want to hear in the campaign. The lesson is that people will remember your promises and file claims to collect the promised benefit after they work to elect you.