Via-Front Page Magazine
By John Perazzo
In back-to-back interviews with a pair of Spanish-language television networks last Wednesday, Barack Obama expressed confidence that an immigration-reform bill—i.e., a path-to amnesty for 10 to 20 million guaranteed Democratic voters—could be passed “certainly before the end of the summer.” The following day, Obama surrounded himself with surviving relatives of the Newtown massacre victims and issued a renewed call for “common-sense” gun-control measures that purportedly would save many innocent lives. Also on Thursday, our busy-as-a-beaver president signed an executive order establishing a special commission “to improve the voting experience in America,” particularly as regards such issues as the voter-ID requirements which Obama and his Justice Department view as discriminatory measures designed to disenfranchise African Americans.
So many crusades, so little time. One day it’s voting rights; the next day, gun control and immigration reform; then health care; then student loans; then climate change; then oil drilling; then the coal industry; then gay marriage; then minimum-wage and living-wage laws; then a brain research initiative. And of course, every so often we are treated to presidential sermons about the need for tax hikes on the loathsome “corporate-jet owners,” “fat-cat bankers,” and “millionaires and billionaires” who are “sitting pretty” at “the very top” of the economic hierarchy, largely as a result of their “breathtaking greed.”
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