Everything at the White House is staged. That’s probably why Mr. Obama is so comfortable in Hollywood. The latest staged event for Thanksgiving is a faux fast by and for illegal immigrants who want amnesty with chain migration.
According to the White House blog, Mr. Obama and his wife Michelle paid a visit to the ‘brave’ illegal immigrants who are ‘starving’ themselves on the National Mall, ‘sacrificing their health’ for immigration. Sponsors of the Fast for Families starvation event include Center for American Progress, NY Communities for Change aka ACORN, SEIU, and other Progressive organizations.
In his speech, Obama singled out one leader — Eliseo Medina, internationalsecretary-treasurer of the Service Employees International Union — as well as the other fasters. [USA Today]
“I want them to know we hear you,” the president said. “We’re with you. The whole country hears you.”
Mr. Obama doesn’t care about the millions on waiting lists trying to get here legally but he cares about these people who came here illegally because they are the kind of people we want.
The ‘Fast for Families’ has abstained from food since November 12th, or at least two people have – Eliseo Medina and Dae Joong Yoon. – to send a message to Republicans that they need to take a vote on amnesty. It appears that only two actually fasted.
Other visitors to the ‘starving’ people: Vice President Joe Biden, Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack, Secretary of Labor Tom Perez, Chief of Staff Denis McDonough, Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett and Cecilia Munoz.
Munoz said they have empty stomachs but full hearts. The White House claims 3,000 people around the country have joined in solidarity.
Mr. Obama and his wife thanked the fasters for their sacrifice and dedication. They said the country is behind them.
In fact, only 18% think immediate amnesty is desirable; 62% believe legalization should occur after the border is secured; 40% prefer the Senate immigration bill and 40% oppose it with 20% undecided.
The fasters have invoked the memory of communist Cesar Chavez in their declaration along with MLK Jr. and Mahatma Gandhi.
All they want is commonsense immigration reform – amnesty.
The last time I was at the National Mall, I saw aged veterans being barred from open air memorials thanks to Mr. Obama. That wasn’t staged and they weren’t props.