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Low In Polls, Obama To Push Amnesty, Gun Laws

From The Hill:

After taking hit in the polls, Obama pivots back to immigration reform

By Justin Sink | March 26, 2013

The White House hopes to bolster President Obama’s political standing by shifting attention from the bruising budget battles of the last month to immigration reform and gun control.

Which is the opposite of what their original strategy was. We were supposed to be so distracted by the GOP’s ‘evil’ sequester cuts, we would not notice that Obama and the Congressional Democrats were ramming through amnesty, and gun control, (as well as same sex laws and climate change legislation).

Democrats welcome the pivot after watching Obama’s standing in polls fall amid fights with Congress over the budget and the automatic spending cuts known as the sequester.

They see immigration and gun reform as a better playing field for Obama that could provide political wins for the president…

Yes. Amnesty and gun control laws are wildly popular with the American public.

A poll released Friday from Quinnipiac University shows that 88 percent of respondents support an expansion of background checks on new weapons purchases. Other provisions banning straw sales and improving gun research programs and school security funding garner similarly commanding poll advantages.

"There actually is a lot of strong support for the proposals that the president has put forward, whether it’s universal background checks, whether it is, you know, outlawing gun trafficking or straw purchasers," White House spokesman Josh Earnest said. "There’s even some support out there in the public for the assault weapons ban."

Sure there is. That’s why an assault weapons is so toxic even the Democrats in the Senate are afraid to put it into their gun control bill.

Yet, the assault weapons ban doesn’t have the votes to pass the Senate, and neither does background checks — unless a bipartisan deal is reached.

Immigration is a better issue for the president, partly because a growing number of Republicans want to pass a bill in the 113th Congress.

Sure they do. Just like we were told they wanted amnesty back in the summer of 2006.

"Immigration reform in particular is something clearly that Latinos and the American public as a whole signaled they wanted in the last election, and Republicans ought to get on the right side of that issue," said Democratic strategist Jamal Simmons. "It doesn’t seem like complicated math, and Republicans are basically deciding, do they want to be a House-based party, or do they want to be a national party that competes for the presidency and competes for the control of the Senate?" …

It isn’t complicated math. If amnesty is allowed to mint 11 million new Democrat voters, no Republican will ever win another election anywhere ever again.

In fact, amnesty is so popular the thugs at the SEIU and the usual Democrat front groups are running a multi-million dollar advertising campaign to try to sell it to the American people.

From the Washington Post:

SEIU launching immigration ad campaign

By Rachel Weiner on March 26, 2013

The Service Employees International Union is launching a cable ad campaign urging lawmakers to support immigration reform, airing on national cable during the congressional recess.

The ad will run for a week on the most-watched cable news programs on Fox News, CNN and MSNBC. The buy is small at $300,000, but it is part of a seven-figure television ad campaign from the SEIU, a media consultant working with the union says…

The coalition Alliance for Citizenship, of which SEIU is a part, is running a multimillion-dollar campaign for immigration reform that includes a pathway to citizenship. Along with the TV ad campaign, the SEIU has aired Spanish-language radio ads, sent out field staffers to mobilize voters in lawmakers’ districts during the recess, and has lobbied lawmakers on Capitol Hill. The groups will hold a rally in front of the Capitol on April 10…

According to The Hill: "The Alliance for Citizenship… is composed of such groups as the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), the National Council of La Raza and the Southern Poverty Law Center."

This article was posted by Steve on Tuesday, March 26th, 2013. Comments are currently closed.

2 Responses to “Low In Polls, Obama To Push Amnesty, Gun Laws”

  1. Liberals Demise says:

    You mean to tell me Dinglebarry is willing to come off the campaign trail?

  2. preparing4theworst says:

    We HAVE a pathway to citizenship…it is called LEGAL immigration…do the paperwork, come through the front door and I say welcome aboard I hope you prosper beyond your wildest dreams! What we need (and can have if we really insist) is a humane pathway to DOCUMENTATION!!..I wish someone, somewhere would get it right.

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