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upaloopa

(11,417 posts)
Thu Nov 20, 2014, 07:16 PM Nov 2014

Tonight I am really proud of President Obama.

How many times have we asked that Dems grow a spine.
I will watch the speech with a broad smile knowing 5,000,000 people in this country and their children will breathe a large sigh of relief.

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Tonight I am really proud of President Obama. (Original Post) upaloopa Nov 2014 OP
Me too upa mcar Nov 2014 #1
I worked as a temp in Arvin CA where the mayor upaloopa Nov 2014 #6
Obama is doing the morally right thing. I wish he had done a better job Vattel Nov 2014 #2
If i may disagree slightly... alp227 Nov 2014 #3
I am also proud of our President tonight. misterhighwasted Nov 2014 #4
I'm sure all the networks will support him tavernier Nov 2014 #5
Appears the one's that matter are supporting him. misterhighwasted Nov 2014 #7
I thought it extremely interesting tavernier Nov 2014 #10
guess they don't want their base to hear the truth of what Obama is proposing misterhighwasted Nov 2014 #11
SSDD with the MSM. Sorry state of affairs for the 1A. freshwest Nov 2014 #12
With the barkers and the colored balloons BeyondGeography Nov 2014 #8
He's actually standing up while most Dems are being cowards! Liberal_Stalwart71 Nov 2014 #9
I think he always has been standing up strong. Too many others have their hair on fire from M$M. freshwest Nov 2014 #13
Agree 100% Liberal_Stalwart71 Nov 2014 #14
Me too olddots Nov 2014 #15
k&r... spanone Nov 2014 #16
This issue has been worked on for well over a decade. joshcryer Nov 2014 #17

upaloopa

(11,417 posts)
6. I worked as a temp in Arvin CA where the mayor
Thu Nov 20, 2014, 07:25 PM
Nov 2014

told me that 1/2 of the residents were undocumented. One morning a older Hispanic man bumped into my truck with his van. You should have seen the fear on his face thinking I would call the Highway Patrol and he could get deported. I was also controller of the largest labor contractor in the San Joaquin Valley. We had 3,000 employees each week. Those folks will be happy tomorrow. All friends of mine in some way. I can see in my mind's eye the long line of headlights in the early morning darkness as the workers headed for their jobs in the fields. Tomorrow will be a better day for them.
There will also be celebrations in Keene where the United Farm Workers headquarters is. I almost worked as their accounting manager but could not live on what they could pay.

 

Vattel

(9,289 posts)
2. Obama is doing the morally right thing. I wish he had done a better job
Thu Nov 20, 2014, 07:18 PM
Nov 2014

on immigration issues early on, but this is a huge improvement.

alp227

(32,089 posts)
3. If i may disagree slightly...
Thu Nov 20, 2014, 07:22 PM
Nov 2014

Thinking back, Obama signed DACA in July 2012 without worrying that this would cause the swing voters to go for Romney. Reality though was that the alternative would be to vote for a candidate who pledged to veto the DREAM Act and promoted "self-deportation". Still, shouldn't signing DACA the summer before his re-election bid have been seen as a gutsy move for Obama and contributing to getting Latinos to the ballot boxes?

I know that the summer before this year's election all the fuss about the Central American families migrating to the USA would have made signing this XO really really wrong. But I wonder what would've been worse, risking angering an already-active right wing "NO AMNESTY" crowd despite satisfying Latinos by signing XO before Nov. 2014 or doing so now?

misterhighwasted

(9,148 posts)
4. I am also proud of our President tonight.
Thu Nov 20, 2014, 07:22 PM
Nov 2014

May the powers of the universe protect him & his dear family forever.

tavernier

(12,437 posts)
5. I'm sure all the networks will support him
Thu Nov 20, 2014, 07:24 PM
Nov 2014

by carrying his message to the American people.

Hahaha... Here I go again, living on Sugar Mountain!

misterhighwasted

(9,148 posts)
7. Appears the one's that matter are supporting him.
Thu Nov 20, 2014, 07:29 PM
Nov 2014

Will be interesting to find out the response from the Latino community tomorrow

tavernier

(12,437 posts)
10. I thought it extremely interesting
Thu Nov 20, 2014, 07:37 PM
Nov 2014

that NBC announced his speech tonight, then followed up by saying, "None of the major networks will televise it."

Hubby turned to me and said, "WTF???"

misterhighwasted

(9,148 posts)
11. guess they don't want their base to hear the truth of what Obama is proposing
Thu Nov 20, 2014, 07:45 PM
Nov 2014

Makes it so much harder for the trolls to distort & lie about it later.

joshcryer

(62,287 posts)
17. This issue has been worked on for well over a decade.
Thu Nov 20, 2014, 10:43 PM
Nov 2014

It had to be addressed eventually when Congress continually failed to do so.

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