On Univision, Obama Admits Breaking Promises
. . . In 2008, he told Univision’s Jorge Ramos, “What I can guarantee is that we will have in the first year an immigration bill that I strongly support and that I’m promoting.”More on the interview from Politico is available here.
On Thursday, he backed away from that promise. He said, “My biggest failure so far is we haven't gotten comprehensive immigration reform done,” and he made a series of excuses.
But as Jorge Ramos said directly to President Obama Thursday, “A promise is a promise, and with all due respect, you didn’t keep that promise.”
The president then proceeded to give a condescending civics lesson to the audience: “In our system of government, I am the head of the executive branch. I’m not the head of the legislature, I’m not the head of the judiciary.”
Hispanics don't need a lecture. We want leadership.
The president can cast blame wherever he wants, but a real leader leads. He doesn’t sit by and make excuses. And remember: President Obama’s own party had control of Congress for two full years. If he’d wanted reform, he could’ve made it happen. There really is no excuse. . . .