The Tea Party and Immigration
Reform: Obama's Ace in the Hole
who thinks that Obama is another Carter is badly mistaken. The mulatto will use
every lever of presidential power to look beyond the current situation. And
that means, of course, advocating comprehensive immigration reform from the presidency.
This would put Republican backs to the wall."
The 2009 deficit of the
federal government of the United States totaled a record $1.4 billion. At the
close of the fiscal year 2010 (September), it fell slightly to almost $1.3
billion, and the estimate for 2011 is between $1.2 billion, and again, $1.4
billion. But the situation may worsen if Bush era tax benefits continue for people
with higher incomes. This amounts to about $700 million either added to the federal
income or remaining in the pockets of a minority. And if we take into account
the deficit in the nation's accounts, exports and imports, where Mexico appears
to be favored- and those at other levels of government (those affecting even
the repair of essential infrastructure, as in New Jersey), we realize the
economic problems confronted by the Obama Administration - and of the U.S. as a
Thus the urgency of "getting
out" of Iraq and opening political discussions with the Taliban inAfghanistan.
In December a general assessment of the course of the conflict will be made to see
if sending 30,000 additional U.S. troops worked - and to change what must be
changed, as Obama said.
The costs of these two wars
have undermined the economy, when - as if that weren't enough - the housing
bubble burst, and now even property rights have been found to have been infringed
by serious financial “errors.” Homes have been taken from people who don't owe
a penny. Some will pay dearly for these “errors,” but for the time being, many
of the proceedings for the removal of debtors have been suspended. It has suddenly become
clear: the standing of the United States in the world today is “first among
peers.” Nothing more, nothing less. Such is the multi-polar world we inherited
after the Cold War.
But that doesn’t please a lot
of angry White men who, after the Tea Party, loathe the cost and spending of
Big Brother. And so they have taken over the entire Republican Party apparatus.
According to the Associated Press, there are some 35 seats in Congress they
can win. From Hawaii to Alaska, the angry White man shouts his frustration, and
he may modify the make-up of Congress in November.
At least he can make Republicans
the majority in the House of Representatives. And that could greatly complicate
the work of the Obama Administration and his reelection.
Given the situation and confronting
the possibility of an increase of interest rates, which will affect the cost of
its immense national debt, the U.S. Federal Reserve (the FED) is prepared to
intervene. It must inject liquidity into the economy to stimulate job creation -
the big issue of the day. Therefore, what’s done is done, and we'll see what
happens after the elections. But what cannot be permitted to continue is to
keep the unemployment rate at current levels (almost 1 in 10 workers). That's
unacceptable - even more so thinking ahead toward 2012 and the battle for the
White House. And for the record, anyone who thinks that Obama is another Carter
is badly mistaken. The mulatto will use every lever of presidential power to
look beyond the current situation. And that means, of course, advocating comprehensive
immigration reform from the presidency. This would put Republican backs to the wall.
So at least this is hopeful news,
whatever comes out of November. Even with a majority Republican Senate, this is
an improbable but not impossible outcome. And it is yet to be seen whether some
event or chain or events manages to rebuild the coalition of minorities and White
liberals that elevated Barack Obama to the presidency. One mustn't dismiss the possibility:
the Tea Party has become all too visible.
Meanwhile, there have been many
changes in Obama Administration team that indicate how the White House and vice
president are bracing for events like an unforeseen takeover of the Capital by
Republicans and their incumbency in many state governments.
If this were to happen, we must
prepare ourselves for fierce war of positions, the broad outlines of which will
“return the country to the White man” on the one hand, or a "majority coalition
of minorities and liberals" on the other.
And as a backdrop, the necessity
of rejuvenating the capacity for economic competence across the entire subcontinent.
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