November 22, 2014

President Obama returned to the same high school that he spoke at in January, 2013 about immigration reform, and boy was he on fire, as was the crowd.

As Rachel says, he is showing Democrats how they could have framed the message in the midterms to their advantage instead of running away from it. Republicans are in the same box today as they were before the election. With or without an executive order, they could have campaigned to pressure the House to pass the damn bill.

Instead they did stupid things like make ads reassuring voters they weren't in support of "amnesty," let the right wing define them and the issues, and ran tepid campaigns. Friday, the President made fools of them with a sweep of the pen and one speech.

One of the funnier moments was when he told the raucous audience he told John Boehner he "would wash his car, walk his dog" if "only he would call the bill, because that's what a democracy is about."

I can only imagine what might have happened if Democrats hadn't turned into wet noodles and decided they should run away from immigration reform to satisfy Republicans' racist base.

Take a lesson for 2016, Dems. Don't sideline the President and don't pander to bigots.

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