President Obama makes political decision

The President of the United States has just put immigration reform on the back burner. A slap in the face to millions of Mexican-Americans.
This decision was obviously made with short term political goals in mind. There are 4 or 5 Democratic senate candidates that are subject to losing based on this issue.
And you wonder why the millennials say they do not trust the government? Wonder no more.
Looking at the big picture one could say; well if they lose the senate, the Democrats would not have the power to do anything. Personally, with the tea party controlling the house, I see little difference no matter the results of the mid-terms.
But on the other hand, looking at the big picture one could say; well they have just thrown more supporters off the train. Not a good long term situation and likely to increase the number of people that have given up on our government.
Politics is nasty, dirty and ruthless. And our President has followed the American way and made a short term decision with the possibilities of creating a long term loss.
From a strictly ethical point of view, this action grieves me.
From a political point of view, this decision is acceptable. If we are to regain control of our government, it will come from the left (Democrats).
But fear not my friends, yesterday the U.S. Senate passed a bill to begin the elimination of Citizens United. The bill was passed with a bipartisan vote of 79 to 18.
A small step in a lengthy journey for sure, but a step in the right direction. Perhaps we will again see a government of, for and by the people.
Keep on keeping on my friends, there is a flicker of brightness in the distance.


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