This election is about the 12 million people living in the shadows, the communities taking immigration enforcement into their own hand. They are counting on us to stop the hateful rhetoric filling our airwaves, and rise above the fear, and rise above the demagoguery, and finally enact comprehensive immigration reform.
That's a quote from Barack Obama. Bet you didn't know that. I bet a lot of Americans don't know that.
Even worse, Obama promotes McCain without even realizing it. By claiming McCain had to listen to his constituents and back off a bill that outraged the entire nation, literally shut down the phone and fax lines of Congress, in poll after poll, only 23% of the American people approved of, Obama just pointed out the GOP platform does not endorse those bills and McCain has changed his position.
Even the AFL-CIO fought against those corporate written, guest worker laden, nightmare pieces of legislation.
Amazingly enough, Obama doesn't seem to grasp that is one of the issues a huge percentage of the country has with McCain...his sponsorship of comprehensive immigration reform.
I'm sure they will be very glad to hear this. I believe it's about 77% of all U.S. citizens, you know the ones who vote, who strongly disapproved and were outraged by those bills.