At a fund raiser in Miami on Friday, the president attacked a “faction of the other side” for opposing comprehensive immigration reform, warning that there will be “a price to pay” for their Republican obstruction.
He said, “the only way we can continue to place pressure to get that bill done is by making sure that the other side — or at least that small faction on the other side — understands there’s a price to pay when you don’t act on the basis of the interests of the American people. And so that’s something that I hope we can still get done by the end of this year.”
Obama lamented that the bill is being “held up” by Republican obstructionists: “It’s being held up not because it’s not a good idea. The majority of the American people support it. It’s being held up because there’s a small faction in the other party that has decided we don’t want to do anything and our main goal is obstruction.”
This from a president who shoved an unpopular health care bill down the throats of the American people (most of whom were quite happy with their health insurance plans), who now find themselves without health insurance thanks to him. When Obama talks about the “interests of the American people” he really means a small faction (who tend to vote Democrat.)
Contrary to Obama’s assertions in Miami, the latest polling shows the majority of the American people do not support his amnesty efforts, at all. A full 60% disapprove of the job he’s doing on immigration reform. So again, when Obama says “the interests of the American people”, he really means future Democrat voters.
At another fundraiser in Miami Friday, Obama again warned Republicans of “consequences” and continued to speak of behalf of the American people – as if he still has an ounce of credibility with the majority of them.
It should go without saying that if this president were truly concerned with the interests of the American people, he’d be working with Republicans to repeal ObamaCare. Something tells me, as we approach the 2014 midterms, increasing numbers of Democrats will be moving back to “reason and common sense” on that issue. Or there will be “a price to pay.”