President Barack Obama channeled both Fox News host Sean Hannity and Cesar Chavez during his speech before the Congressional Hispanic Caucus on Thursday.
“You already know how powerful the Latino vote can be. In 2012, Latinos voted in record numbers. The next day, even Sean Hannity changed his mind, and decided immigration reform was a good idea” Obama said.
It was the second time in the same day that Obama had made reference associated with Fox News.
He also stated that Cesar Chavez gave him inspiration to push for immigration reform, “earlier this year, I had a chance to host a screening of the film ‘Cesar Chavez’ at the White House, and I was reminded that Cesar organized for nearly 20 years before his first major victory. He never saw that time as a failure. Looking back, he said, ‘I remember the families who joined our movement and paid dues long before there was any hope of winning contracts.’ I remember thinking then that with spirit like that, no force on earth could stop us.”
Obama further declared, “America isn’t Congress. America isn’t Washington. America is the striving immigrant who starts a business or the mom who works two low-wage jobs to give her kids a better life. America is the union leader and the CEO who put aside their differences to make the economy stronger. America is the student who defies the odds to become the first in the family to go to college, the citizen who defies the cynics and goes out there and votes, the young person who comes out of the shadows to demand the right to dream. That’s what America is about.”
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