Why Obama is Pushing Immigration Reform – It’s the Votes, Stupid!

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By: Trevor Loudon
New Zeal

For those American citizens struggling to understand why the Obama Administration is talking “immigration reform” (amnesty), at a time of high unemployment and economic uncertainty, this video provides the answer.

The speaker is Eliseo Medina, a leader of the “immigrants rights” movement and an executive vice president of SEIU.

Medina is also a leader of the the Marxist based Democratic Socialists of America – an organization with which President Obama has had a long personal association.

He is speaking at the the “progressive” America’s Future Now! conference in Washington, DC on June 2, 2009.

Speaking of Latino voters, Medina said “when they voted in November, they voted overwhelmingly for progressive candidates. Barack Obama got two out of every three voters that showed up.

So I think there’s two things that matter for the progressive community.

Number one, if we are to expand this electorate to win, the progressive community needs to solidly be on the side of immigrants, that we’ll expand and solidify the progressive coalition for the future…

When you are in the middle of a fight for your life you will remember who was there with you. And immigrants count on progressives to be able to do that.

Number two.

We reform the immigration laws, it puts 12 million people on the path to citizenship and eventually voters. Can you imagine if we have, even the same ratio, two out of three?

If we have eight million new voters who care about …… and will be voting. We will be creating a governing coalition for the long term, not just for an election cycle.

There you have the strategy. Fight for the illegal immigrants, grant them citizenship, then exploit their gratitude in the form of votes to create a “governing coalition for the long term, not just for an election cycle.”

In other words permanent Democrat/socialist power, through immigrant votes.

Damn the consequences for the country, its citizens and taxpayers, even the immigrants themselves.

How cynical is that?

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