He was reportedly on the scene in Arizona this morning:
“Today’s decision underscores the need for a president who will lead on this critical issue and work in a bipartisan fashion to pursue a national immigration strategy. President Obama has failed to provide any leadership on immigration. This represents yet another broken promise by this president. I believe that each state has the duty – and the right – to secure our borders and preserve the rule of law, particularly when the federal government has failed to meet its responsibilities. As candidate Obama, he promised to present an immigration plan during his first year in office. But four years later, we are still waiting.”
Translation: What about my broken promises?
I only said that I would veto the DREAM Act and build the border fence to win the Republican nomination. Now that I have won the GOP nomination, “Arizona’s immigration law” has become the E-Verify law, the border fence has become the virtual farce, and we need to “work in a bipartisan fashion” to pass Marco Rubio’s version of the DREAM Act and expand legal immigration to as a kickback to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
I’m really just a guy who wants to be president. I will say anything and take any position to get elected president. As your president, I believe we should “secure our borders” because the polling data requires me to give lip service to that position, but Clinton, Bush, and Obama all said the exact same thing.
If I really believed in securing border, I would have used this as another opportunity to take a firm stand on immigration. My actions speak louder than words.