At an immigration town hall event at Florida International University hosted by MSNBC’s José Díaz-Balart, President Barack Obama dropped an uncomfortable truth bomb on conservatives: No matter how much they claim “illegals” carry Ebola across the border in furtherance of President Obama’s plan to infect white people to gain revenge for slavery, eventually…someday…there will be a “President Rodriguez.”
The majority of Americans support a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants, but a small and incredibly vocal faction of our nation’s xenophobes bravely stand up for the right to hate anyone who was not born here (or, to these crusaders for bigotry, looks like they don’t belong in ‘Murikaland).
At the Town Hall, President Obama said that immigration reform must be addressed, and that he intends to deal with it with or without the Tea Party and its cohorts:
The fact of the matter is that even after we passed bipartisan legislation in the Senate, I gave the Republicans a year and a half — a year and a half — to just call the bill. We had the votes. They wouldn’t do it,” Obama said. He added that the notion that Republicans would have voted for reform had he not enacted his executives actions “doesn’t make any sense, that’s an excuse.
Addressing a question of what Obama would want from the man who follows him as Commander-in-Chief, the President explained that his office is the only one that represents all of the people rather than just some of the people. It is the President’s job, said Obama, to look toward the future of the country rather than “short-term politics.”
“In the short term, if Mr. McConnell, the leader of the Senate, and the speaker of the House, John Boehner, want to have a vote on whether what I’m doing is legal or not, they can have that vote,” Obama said. “I will veto that vote, because I am absolutely confident that what we’re doing is the right thing to do.”
“Now, over the long-term this is going to get solved because at some point there’s gonna be a President Rodriguez or there’s gonna be a President Chen,” said Obama as the crowd applauded. “The country is a nation of immigrants, and ultimately it will reflect who we are and its politics are going to reflect who we are.”
Watch a clip of the town hall, below: