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April 12, 2012 5:34 AM
Obama seeks Latino support, delays move on gay issues
Posted by Laura
It's all so predictable--once again we have the president carving up the electorate bit by bit in a divisive bid for reelection. So a trip to the South American country of Colombia is not seen by the White House as an opportunity to improve the lives of all Americans back home, but as an opportunity to improve his standing with Latino voters before the November election. It is not an exaggeration to say that nearly every action taken by this president on domestic policy and foreign affairs is calculated for maximum political impact in his reelection bid. Sometimes this even means he'll rebuff leaders in his own party. Case in point: he has ignored Democrats in Congress who have urged him to sign an Executive Order to end workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation. The White House has told the Hill that "it's not the right time" to move on this issue. When is the right time if this is truly an issue of individual rights and fairness? (And doesn't this sound familiar? Remember his whispering sweet nothings into Medvedev's ear about needing more flexibility until after the election?) What courage!
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