Wednesday, November 2, 2011

It is Time to Vote for a Third Party Candidate for President.

I don't know what is worse, the clowns who are running for President from the GoP, or the clown that is currently holding the office.

I just saw the statistic that in the first six months of fiscal year 2011, the Obama Administration has Deported 46,000 mothers and fathers of U.S. Citizen children.

So much for ending the destruction of families to deportation.

I also read that the ACLU has recently filed a lawsuit claiming 200 reports of sexual abuse of immigrant detainees in immigration detention. This report comes almost exactly two years to the day that the Obama administration announced their "ambitious plan to repair the immigration detention system."

Another broken promise.

Add this to this Administration's disproportionately higher rate of deportations of Hispanics, coupled with systemic racial profiling of Hispanics through Secure Communities, and you are looking at the worst record in history when it comes to immigrant rights.

The bottom line is that neither party could give a rat's ass about immigrants and immigration reform.

It is time for immigration reform activists to back a third party Presidential candidate to send a message to Washington:

No reform, no vote.

Rewarding President Obama with our vote sends the wrong message to Washington. That message is that the Hispanic/reform vote can be taken for granted, and our issues ignored. This message yields the end result of a knife in the back in the voting booth.

Fool me once: shame on you. Fool me twice: shame on me.

Reform activists need to start acting like the NRA, and put all of our efforts towards supporting immigration reform candidates regardless of party, while actively campaigning against those who oppose the issue.

I put President Obama in the latter category, as his and his administration's actions speak much more bluntly than his empty reform rhetoric.


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