Sunday, May 23, 2010

The Man Without a Country

President Obama continues to adopt the stance of an outsider looking in whenever it comes to his own country. That is the reason why he has no problem apologizing for the U.S. - most recently to the President of Mexico.

Byron York positively nails Obama's aloofness from his fellow citizens in his latest Washington Examiner piece:
When President Obama discussed the new Arizona immigration law with Mexican President Felipe Calderon at the White House Wednesday, he was doing something he has never done with the governor of Arizona. Although Obama has repeatedly criticized the law, he has not once talked about it with Gov. Jan Brewer, nor is any such discussion in the works.

If they did talk, Brewer might ask Obama why he took a foreign leader's side against a U.S. state on the issue of illegal immigration. In a Rose Garden appearance, Calderon called the Arizona law "discriminatory" and said it will lead to immigrants being "treated as criminals." Obama echoed Calderon's remarks, saying the Arizona law "has the potential of being applied in a discriminatory fashion" and creates the "possibility" that immigrants will be "harassed or arrested."
Mona Charen, also writing for the Washington Examiner, underscores the sheer hypocrisy of Calderon criticizing U.S. immigration policy:
While the administration was fulminating about the horrific human rights violation the Arizona law represents, Amnesty International was issuing a report about Mexico's mistreatment of its own illegal migrants. "Migrants in Mexico are facing a major human rights crisis leaving them with virtually no access to justice, fearing reprisals and deportation if they complain of abuses," said Rupert Knox, Mexico Researcher at Amnesty International. "Persistent failure by the authorities to tackle abuses carried out against irregular migrants has made their journey through Mexico one of the most dangerous in the world."

The migrants, who are usually attempting to make their way through Mexico to the United States, suffer kidnappings for ransom, robbery, and rape. Mexico's National Human Rights Commission reports that nearly 10,000 were abducted over six months in 2009. Almost 50 percent of victims said that public officials were involved in their kidnapping. Amnesty estimates that six out of 10 migrant women and girls experience sexual violence.
I hope and pray that Obama will be a one-term president; even so, he will probably have done more damage to both our foreign policy and our economy than any one-term (or, for that matter, two-term) president in history. We will be years digging out of this mess.

Meanwhile, the Blogprof points out that there's profiling, and then there's profiling.


Boy on a bike said...

And in other news, Obama appoints a Golf Czar.

prairiecat55kc said...

There are some citizens, raised in the state of Hawai'i, who really don't feel they belong to the US. The ones I knew were children of immigrants from Asia and the South Pacific (particularly Japan & Korea), but I suppose half-Kenyan children might have the same view. Since we know where BarryO was raised, it makes sense. Then he was taught a political view that reinforces his specialness, dontchaknow. Makes it ok to belittle and insult the country he "leads."


Bob Belvedere said...

The Man Without A Country - I think you're onto something there, Paco.

Quoted from and Linked to at:
Reflections On The Revolution In America

RebeccaH said...

I simply can't watch videos of Obama for longer than 15 seconds before I want to smash my fist through my monitor. The combination of golden tones, college lecturing, and faux I'm-one-of-you folksiness is like nails on a blackboard to my ears.

I hope and pray we get rid of this ideological demagogue in 2012. He despises the America that existed before he wafted down on soaring rhetoric to save us from our mean, racist selves. He despises most of the American people, even some of the ones who voted for him. He is the worst mistake America has ever made.

RebeccaH said...

And btw, Arizona should tell that meddling Calderon to go do the physically impossible to himself.

Paco said...

Rebecca: Me and the missus are the same way. Mrs. Paco, in fact, lets out a little screech every time she sees him on TV, and instinctively reaches for the remote.

File Personal Bankruptcy said...

I am very happpy to see Obama as a President of America.