Obama Following Chicago Style Politics – Buying Votes

Back in the early and middle 1900s, the city of Chicago had a reputation of dirty politics.  Corrupt politicians would stand outside the polls with a stack of money with which they would distribute to voters willing to cast their votes for the politician providing the bribe money.

Finally the practice was made illegal and voters could no longer have their votes bought with a couple of dollars.  But politicians, especially the more corrupted ones are shrewd and clever and have found other questionable means of securing votes.

And why should Barack Obama be any different from other Chicago politicians?  After all, that’s where he got his start in politics.  Why even former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich, a close friend of Obama, tried to sell Obama’s senate seat to the highest bidder when Obama was elected President.

A number of people are starting to believe that Obama is actively trying to buy the votes of millions of Hispanic voters.

Jessica Vaughan, director of policy studies at the Center for Immigration Studies said,

“Despite the claims of the Obama administration that they’ve been tough on illegal immigration and that the border is more secure than ever, the fact is that they have gone to extreme measures and have really stretched the authority of the executive branch to try to slow down immigration law enforcement in the interior to a slow trickle.”

Speaking about the Immigration and Customs Enforcement settlement with 11 illegals arrested in Connecticut in 2007, Vaughan went on to say,

“The administration has chosen not to defend the actions of its agency in doing its routine job.  They have put pressure on all of the agents all over the country to avoid arresting illegal aliens.”

Bob Dane, spokesman for the Federation for American Immigration Reform pointed out that the Obama administration has been actively working on a plan to give amnesty and citizenship to the 13 million illegal immigrants (most of which are Hispanic).  Dane said,

“There’s a massive amnesty occurring behind the scenes.  Unless you represent a national security threat, you’ll be let go and given more authorization. That’s the new amnesty plan, declared unilaterally by this president.  The president has been using immigration policies, to intentionally try to alter the electorate in his favor.

“The fact is that most Latinos are lower income. They are heavily government-dependent, and tend to vote for the government that gives them free stuff, and it’s typically not Republicans. It’s Democrats.”

According to a former ICE agent, the Worksite Enforcement Program has been slaughtered ever since John Morton was appointed by Obama to be director of ICE in 2009.  He pointed out that under the Bush administration ICE agents went after employers of illegals as well as individual illegals.  However, under the Obama administration, ICE only targets individuals and has left the employers virtually untouched.

The agent, who did not want to be identified, said,

“The Obama administration and ICE killed the program.  They said they’re focusing more on the employer and doing I-9 inspections, which is true.  But now, when auditors do these inspections, they encounter workers with fake documents and give the employer a list of documents to re-verify. If they cannot be re-verified within 30 days, the employer is fined or they just terminate the workers. But ICE never arrests any workers.  They’re sandbagging the entire immigration process from A to Z at every point possible within the system.”

Now add to all of that the fact that Obama has attacked every state and local law enforcement agency that has tried to enforce state and federal immigration laws.  The administration has created health clinics to provide free health care for illegals.  Schools have been instructed by the Obama administration to turn a deaf ear when it comes to identifying children of illegals.  In some instances they are giving illegals more benefits and privileges than they give US citizens.

When you add all this up, is there any difference between buying votes with cash as in old Chicago or with undeserved benefits and the promise of automatic citizenship?  They both use illegal and unconstitutional methods to purchase votes and should tell us a lot about the man behind the purchase.