According to Mr. Dick Morris, President Obama is suing to invalidate the Arizona State Immigration Law as a desperate, last ditch attempt to rebuild his sagging popularity with America’s Hispanic voters.
Furious at Obama for failing to keep his election year promise to promote comprehensive immigration reform when he had a super-majority at his disposal, they are deserting the president and his party in droves. Unemployment, a sagging economy, and their sharp disagreement with Obama over social issues don’t help the president’s cause any.
So Obama has seized on the Arizona immigration law as a symbolic target, hoping to accomplish in a lawsuit the political task of rebuilding his base.
Remember that in 2008, Obama won precisely the same share of the white vote that Kerry won in 2004. There was a shift among whites as the Obama won more young whites and lost more older ones, but the white vote ratios as a whole remained constant. His entire margin of victory was based on two factors:
a) The African-American vote rose from 11% of the total in 2004 to 14% in 2008 and virtually all voted for Obama; and
b) Latinos, who had backed Kerry by only 10 points, supported Obama by fifty points.
For Obama to have a shot at keeping Democrats in control of Congress, he must replicate the enthusiasm of 2008 among minorities. But his Hispanic flank is definitely weakened. Hence the lawsuit to shore it up.
Regardless of the reasoning, or lack thereof, in suing Arizona over a state law that is supported by over 70% of the people, the Obama lawsuit will fail as certainly as the President has failed to control the border and protect American citizens.
Though this political ploy may gain a little support with the radical anti-immigration enforcement crowd, it will not endear Obama to the larger legal Hispanic populace who view the President as a threat to their religion, family values and general well-being.
The lawsuit will no doubt drag out beyond the upcoming November elections and will have already served its’ intended political purpose by the time it fails.
Look for more White House political stunts throughout the Summer. As the election draws near, and the Obama crowd becomes more desperate, they will begin to toss everything at the wall in the hopes that something will stick and allow them to gain some traction and find some support for their failed and deceitful message of hope and change.
Pay attention to what is going on behind the scenes in the private meeting rooms of Washington DC. What they and the lame stream are keeping out of the public eye will be much more damaging than what they claim to be doing publicly.