Here we go again, Barack Obama race-baiting in pursuit of Hispanic voters, or at least those still gullible enough to believe him.
In an interview with Univision from Cartagena, Columbia, Obama suggested that by calling Arizona’s S.B. 1070 “a model for the nation”, Mitt Romney supported “racial profiling” – as his interviewer stated and Obama agreed, calling it “troubling”.
Ignoring the American tradition that “Politics stops at the water’s edge”, Obama, in a foreign nation, accused the Republican presidential candidate of supporting racism, his latest libel against the Arizona law that specifically bars racial profiling. As co-author Kris Kobach said in 2010, after hearing that neither Eric Holder nor Janet Napolitano had even read the law before similarly accusing it…
If they had read it, Holder and Napolitano would have seen that S.B. 1070 expressly prohibits racial profiling. In four different sections, the law reiterates that a law-enforcement official “may not consider race, color, or national origin” in making any stops or determining an alien’s immigration status. With this language, S.B. 1070 goes to extraordinary lengths to protect against racial profiling; most state and federal statutes do not include such special protection in their text. In addition, all the normal Fourth and Fourteenth Amendment protections against racial profiling will continue to apply.
And in perhaps the most definitive proof that the Arizona law does not racial profile, the Obama Justice Department itself shocked its liberal allies by omitting charges of “profiling” in its lawsuit against S.B. 1070, which the New York Times discussed here. Why? Because they know it is false. It is naked, ugly race-baiting for votes, just like the DOJ ridiculous accusations of “profiling” against Maricopa County Sheriff Joseph A. Arpaio, and their blocking of Texas’ Voter ID law, blaming totally unfounded “discrimination” against Latinos.
We expect Univision to stoop to this level, as their anchor Jorge Romos has done on many occasions, but it is beyond unseemly for a president of the United States to wallow in such ugly rhetoric. However Obama has shown he revels in it.
In addition to his Romney attack, Obama responded to a challenge by his interviewer to pass “immigration reform” in his “second term” by blaming Republicans for stopping him. The Univision talking head of course failed to remind him that Obama had filibuster-proof supermajorities in Congress in his first year in office, yet did not even once send any “comprehensive immigration reform” bills to the Congress, even though he had the votes to pass it.
So once again, he is pandering for Hispanic votes by trying to re-sell these lies. Will they drink the Kool Aid once again in 2012?
Here is the video clip…