Arrogance Isn’t The Answer, Mr. Obama

Angry Obama SC Arrogance isnt the Answer, Mr. Obama

I’m getting tired of President Obama blaming Republicans for everything.

This week, it was immigration.

In Las Vegas, the president called for a policy that would provide a clear path to citizenship for illegal residents who pay their taxes, learn English, and abide by the law.

He warned that if bipartisan talks in Congress break down in bickering, he’ll use his bully pulpit and present an immigration bill based on his ideas — ideas that barely mention the need to secure the border as the first order of business.

The president and his liberal friends in the media like to make everyone think it’s Republicans who’ve been thwarting comprehensive immigration reform all these years.

But the dirty little political secret is that it’s the Democrats who are really the ones who don’t want to see immigration reform happen anytime soon.

As long as immigration policy remains a political football to fight over, Democrats can use the issue as a way to brand Republicans as anti-immigrant and continue to capture the vast majority of Latino voters.

If the GOP wants to have a future, it has to get its act together and get its ideas out to the Hispanic community — 16 percent of Americans. Hispanics are receptive to those ideas when they know the truth.

Right now, Latinos and all immigrants who come to America legally or illegally see Republicans as the party of exclusion, not inclusion.

Except for Marco Rubio and Jeb Bush, the GOP is seen as the party that tells immigrants “We want you out of the country.”

But Republicans should be welcoming and embracing immigrants, not appearing to scare them off. Until the party changes, Democrats will own the Latino vote the way they own the black vote.

The Republican Party also has to prove that Marco Rubio isn’t its only Latino. Rubio is great. I love seeing him in the Senate, and I’d love to see him in the White House someday.

But the GOP has some other great Hispanic political leaders out there who need to be seen and heard on immigration. In fact, liberal CNN recently admitted that among statewide officeholders, Republicans are more diverse than Democrats. Gov. Susana Martinez of New Mexico and Gov. Brian Sandoval of Nevada, plus rising Senate star Ted Cruz of Texas are among that group.

We — the Republican Party and the country — need to hear their ideas. Not at the end of the immigration reform argument, but now, at the beginning.

Meanwhile, the country desperately needs a president who knows how to lead.

We need a leader who doesn’t stand up and point fingers at the other side but instead opens the door to the White House, invites both sides in, finds commonality, and signs the subsequent legislation.

Unfortunately, we don’t have such a president. We have a leader who is arrogant. We have a leader who never gets off the campaign trail long enough to lead. And who spends most of his time demonizing the opposition.

My mother taught me a basic truth that President Obama should learn — “You can’t listen if your mouth is always open.”

President Obama’s mouth is always open. It’s time for him to shut his mouth, open the White House doors, and do what my father Ronald Reagan would have done. It’s time for him to stop talking and start inviting.

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  1. We the People says:

    Impeach him!
    Mitt Romney could have saved the US but instead Obama was appointed to a second term to finish off our country for good

  2. Oscar Dar says:

    Obama is not only ARROGANT, but he thinks he is the KING, DICTATOR, RULER and an "ILLEGAL PRESIDENT". YES, HE IS ILLEGAL PRESIDENT, but not the KING OR RULER,; WE ARE THE RULER AND OWNER OF THIS BELOVED AMERICA and we have the right to GET RID OF THIS ILLEGAL PRESIDENT. WITH YOU HELP, we can do that as soon as possible. WE MUST march to Washington and demand his resignation or we will make a citizens ARREST if possible. He is changing America into the country of the HOMOSEXUALS, MUSLIMS, ABORTIONIST AND ATHEISTS. He want to see America destroyed, because he does not belong here. HE WAS BORN IN KENYA AND HE IS NOT AN AMERICAN. WHY SHOULD WE ALLOW THIS TO HAPPEN? TO LET A KENYAN RULE AND DICTATE US? WE MUST RISE and fight for our rights. We must protect, preserve and defend our country and our CONSTITUTION. AND PEOPLE from this INVASION OF OUR COUNTRY.

  3. I would urge everyone to go to and read the material presented there. For sure go to date 1/30/2013 and read and watch video of Military "Kill Americans Drills" over Miami and Houston marked as "classified".

  4. Edwardkoziol says:

    The American people should have learned from the first 4 years that this burrhead is the most arrogant monkey in the pack.He can't change and he will never compromise with republicans.He thinks his sh-t don't stink.But you don't kill a half black Santa the Food Stamp president.If congress had balls to impeach him because he is a foreigner we would not have to worry about turning to socialism.

  5. It is pretty hard to lead when you have mental health issues. His arrogance is inter tangled with narcissism and is listed in the DSM-4 and DSM-5, the mental health professional reference book. Some have said through the written media that Obama has over 100 pictures of himself strewn about the White House. Several written articles as well as the televised news have stated that Obama is very hard to work with and unreasonable for the most part . It is of my considered opinion that Mr. Obama should be impeached and vituperated from office as soon as possible. Further reasons are that he has done almost 180 degrees from America's core values. There is too much power in one place and it needs to be put back in prospective and allow America heal.

  6. The DEMOCRATS are still bragging that they have fooled the Hispanics to thinking that the Republicans are the
    party that doesn't want immigrants here. When it's the Democrats that doesn't appreciate the Hispanics.
    Yet they tell the Hispanics it's the Republicans that fight against them. They are noted as the biggest LIARS in the Whitehouse with BARACK himself leading the pack.

    Listen Hispanics, you are being laughed at by the Democrats that think they have your votes and you fooled.
    It's time to call for Obama's Impeachment and then see who is laughing and maybe they'll stop laughing at you.
    Then they'll stop blaming the Republicans as being the ones that don't want you here.

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