H2O MAN wrote:
In a nut shell, I am saying it sounds like Obama feels that he needs the illegal votes to win in 2012
Sure, but his problem is that blacks and hispanics have taken a shellacing so far in the Great Recession now again threatening to become a full blown depression, and Obama saying nice words about being willing to void immigration law to help minority groups is not likely to count much to minorities when they go to the polls. It will however be another indication the the suffering American people that Obama panders and is not willing to stand up for what we believe in, and it will motivate those who seek to see him removed from office.
Making a stand of allowing illegals to stay in America and encouraging more to come, take jobs, and drive down the wage scale when good paying jobs are very difficult to find is going to rub most of the legal american labor pool the wrong way, even the ones who happen to be minority group members. This is another case where Obama, once thought by many including me to be politically gifted, has shown that his political skills are not all that. Obama is out of step with the American people here.