Obama’s Leadership on Immigration Leaves Romney at a Loss for Words
truthdig.com — President Obama showed last week that it’s possible to find a reasonable, humane solution for at least 800,000 young people who were illegally brought into this country as children. All you need is a moral compass and a heart. Seems to me that Obama’s unilateral decision to let these non-citizens remain here without fear of deportation should have quieted critics who bray and whine about a supposed lack of bold presidential leadership. It didn’t, of course. Republicans immediately — and cynically — charged that the president’s move was purely political, aimed at boosting his chances of re-election. But if taking action on the immigration issue is good politics for Obama and the Democrats, then Republicans have only themselves to blame. The GOP has made a conscious decision to offer nativists and xenophobes a comfortable home where their extremist views go unchallenged. Where is Mitt Romney on all of this, you ask? Excellent question.