'President Rodriguez' on the way to the White House?
For the record, I did not watch the Telemundo interview with President Obama. Nevertheless, I did read that President Obama said this:
America’s changing population should and will change American politics, President Barack Obama told a Spanish-speaking audience Wednesday.
“At some point there’s going to be a President Rodriguez, or there’s going to be a President Chin. The country is a nation of immigrants, and ultimately, it will reflect who we are, and its politics will reflect who we are,” Obama said during the MSNBC/Telemundo interview, held at Florida International University, in Miami.
Frankly, a President Rubio or President Cruz would be welcomed in my home, but a "President Rodriguez" would be historic indeed.
My hope is that a future "President Rodriguez" would show more respect for the U.S. Constitution than the current occupant of the Oval Office.
Let's start with the immigration order (or memo?) that just recently ran into a constitutional challenge from a federal judge in Texas. Yes, I mean the same "order" or "memo" that President Obama spent five years saying that he did not have the authority to issue.
Talk about magic. It was impossible before the election, and then suddenly it was possible after the election.
We have a word in Spanish for that. It's not magic (or "magia"). It is "mala fe," or "bad faith."
Second, we just learned today that President Obama will write another "order" (or maybe it will be a memo again) to impose what Senate Democrat majorities could never vote "yes" on:
As promised, President Obama is using executive actions to impose gun control on the nation, targeting the top-selling rifle in the country, the AR-15 style semi-automatic, with a ban on one of the most-used AR bullets by sportsmen and target shooters.
I have never seen this kind of executive overreach before. This is truly dangerous.
We are watching a president who wants to do by decree what the Congress will not pass. That's not the U.S. That's Argentina, Venezuela, Cuba, Ecuador, etc.
Yes, let's hope that a "President Rodriguez" walks into The Oval Office someday soon. Let's further hope that he does two things that President Obama has not:
1) Sits down and looks to work with the opposition. It's amazing what can happen when the president is not afraid of working with the other party.
2) Respects the document that he took an oath to defend.