Obama holds important immigration meeting with … Latino celebrities

posted at 6:56 pm on April 28, 2011 by Allahpundit

Yesterday’s White House agenda: Slamming the media for focusing on nonsense when there are serious problems to be solved. Today’s White House agenda: Baiting the media with nonsense to distract from the fact that he refuses to solve this serious problem.

He should have used this tactic in lieu of replying to Paul Ryan’s budget proposal. “Today in the East Room: A candlelight vigil to mourn the death of Medicare with Andy Griffith, Wilford Brimley, and Betty White.”

“The President wants a constructive and civil debate on the need to fix the broken immigration system so that it meets America’s economic and security needs for the 21st century,” a White House official said in a statement. “To do that we need to elevate the debate, and folks like these and those who met with him last week can play an important part in bringing this debate around the country, rising above the politics and false debates that too often dominate when the issue comes up, and really address why it matters economically and for other reasons in a constructive way.”…

The White House official said today’s meeting was similar to the one the president held behind closed doors last week, on Tuesday, April 19, with a bipartisan group of individuals from the faith, law enforcement, and business communities…

An attendee of the meeting last week told National Journal that President Obama seemed focused on political strategy, not policy, telling the roughly 60 individuals in the meeting that he wanted to create conditions under which Congress could act to push a comprehensive bill. The president ended the meeting by promising to devote as much time and energy to the issue as he had to the health care law.

Then everybody laughed and promised to vote for him anyway. (Just kidding — or am I?) Attendees at today’s meeting included Eva Longoria and Rosario Dawson; attendees at last week’s meeting included Schwarzenegger and, er, Al Sharpton. The point here, of course, is to give the media an excuse to reassure disgruntled progressives/amnesty shills that Obama’s very, very serious about this issue even though he’s unwilling to pursue the sort of two-step “enforcement first” policy which, realistically, is the only way an eventual amnesty will ever happen. If O wins reelection and, as expected, the GOP picks up a bunch of Senate seats next year, maybe that’s something Democrats will finally be willing to consider in his second term. He’ll be a lame duck and there’ll be even more Blue Dogs whose seats are up in 2014, so there’s an outside chance at 60 votes for a GOP-type plan. After all, he has no compunction about stabbing core constituencies in the back. Ask any liberal who opposes the Bush tax cuts, keeping Gitmo open, or new wars in the Middle East.

Exit question: He really just wanted to meet Eva Longoria, didn’t he? I shall cast no stone from the porch of my glass house.


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Eva Longoria?Now there’s a mental giant….

sandee on April 28, 2011 at 7:02 PM

Today’s White House agenda: Baiting the media with nonsense to distract from the fact that he refuses to solve this serious problem.

Isn’t that pretty much Every day’s agenda?

Chip on April 28, 2011 at 7:02 PM

There’s nothing wrong with the Immigration System except the feds’ failure to enforce it.

The rest is lies.

For votes.

And power.

profitsbeard on April 28, 2011 at 7:03 PM

He really just wanted to meet Eva Longoria, didn’t he? I shall cast no stone from the porch of my glass house.

Well she is available, the last I’d heard. LOL

Watch out Eva. Michelle has those buns of steel working for her. ROFL

capejasmine on April 28, 2011 at 7:05 PM

He should have used this tactic in lieu of replying to Paul Ryan’s budget proposal. “Today in the East Room: A candlelight vigil to mourn the death of Medicare with Andy Griffith, Wilford Brimley, and Betty White.”

This is yet more evidence that if Allah ever turns to the Dark Side, we are totally screwed.

cynccook on April 28, 2011 at 7:10 PM

Democrats engaging in identity politics?

Say it isn’t so.

Rebar on April 28, 2011 at 7:11 PM

profitsbeard on April 28, 2011 at 7:03 PM

Lets not be hasty. When hard working immigrants here on work visas take 10 years to get a green card, the system is too slow. When requirements change every year (and sometimes change BACK) the system is too arbitrary. When, during this ten year struggle, at no point is the immigrant aware if they’re going actually get their green card before their visa expires and they’ll have to return home (which informs whether or not to buy a car, buy a home, etc) then the system is too opaque. When there’s no way for the system to tell whether or not that visa has actually expired, then the system is too stupid.

A fast, efficient, clear, transparent, intelligent system is the obvious goal – and we’re so far from that it’s not even funny.

So yeah, there’s lots wrong with the Immigration System. Nothing the Democrats want to fix.

apollyonbob on April 28, 2011 at 7:12 PM

This smacks too much of Nero fiddling while Rome burns.

I’m so tired of the parties, vacations, golfing, superfluous, wasteful trips (Oprah, etc.), and so on. To add insult to injury he gives his pompous scolds.

INC on April 28, 2011 at 7:15 PM

Eva Longoria??

I mean, come on. This is just incredibly frivolous and ridiculous.

INC on April 28, 2011 at 7:15 PM

Can’t argue with Eva. But don’t sleep on Rosario Dawson. With a wife like Michelle, do you blame the guy?

swamp_yankee on April 28, 2011 at 7:16 PM

So just because you’re Latino means you know something about immigration. Does Rosario Dawson (who was born in NY) know that even though her mother was Puerto Rican doesn’t mean her mother was a foreigner? She does know Puerto Ricans are U.S. citizens, right? Right?

lowandslow on April 28, 2011 at 7:16 PM

I wonder what Eva’s opinions are on foreign policy?
Perhaps that’s why BO wants to meet with her.

Badger40 on April 28, 2011 at 7:17 PM

Obama seemed focused on political strategy, not policy

Gee, you’d think there was an upcoming election or something.

GarandFan on April 28, 2011 at 7:17 PM

This is news… The dude’s pandering as always; probably had his knee pads on.

Keemo on April 28, 2011 at 7:18 PM

Viva La Raza…!

/

Seven Percent Solution on April 28, 2011 at 7:18 PM

He really just wanted to meet Eva Longoria, didn’t he?

If Zero shags Eva Longoria and the affair becomes public knowledge, I’ll just look the other way. I don’t care if he is the worst President in the history of mankind. I would not hold that against him. Ever.

joejm65 on April 28, 2011 at 7:19 PM

Exit question: He really just wanted to meet Eva Longoria, didn’t he? I shall cast no stone from the porch of my glass house.

Can’t blame him there. Or for Rosario Dawson.

rbj on April 28, 2011 at 7:23 PM

Yeh he’s an elitest.

CWforFreedom on April 28, 2011 at 7:25 PM

Exit question: He really just wanted to meet Eva Longoria, didn’t he? I shall cast no stone from the porch of my glass house.

Meh. I’ll take Rosario Dawson.

MadisonConservative on April 28, 2011 at 7:25 PM

George Lopez was quoted as saying. ” Barack, I am really mad at you but can I lick your boots anyway? Please”

Hummer53 on April 28, 2011 at 7:26 PM

Eva’s pretty but “mousy”

CWforFreedom on April 28, 2011 at 7:28 PM

Stop the insanity, please!

Knucklehead on April 28, 2011 at 7:28 PM

Yesterday’s White House agenda: Slamming the media for focusing on nonsense when there are serious problems to be solved. Today’s White House agenda: Baiting the media with nonsense to distract from the fact that he refuses to solve this serious problem.

Fooling the fools, while media Obama-arscrawl, while blaming Trump.

Schadenfreude on April 28, 2011 at 7:34 PM

Goodness this man exposes himself to be more and more of a SNL skit every day. If we can’t beat him in 2012 we deserve to go down the tubes.

jawkneemusic on April 28, 2011 at 7:35 PM

Joking about Obama having the hots for a woman is a nonstarter.

No Niks on April 28, 2011 at 7:35 PM

This clown had to use teleprompter to talk about the tornadoes. He was right, we dont need clowns in the Whitehouse.

WoosterOh on April 28, 2011 at 7:35 PM

If O wins reelection and, as expected, the GOP picks up a bunch of Senate seats next year, maybe that’s something Democrats will finally be willing to consider in his second term. He’ll be a lame duck and there’ll be even more Blue Dogs whose seats are up in 2014, so there’s an outside chance at 60 votes for a GOP-type plan.

Two years of literally breaking this nation’s moral and fiscal bank, and we should lower the bar and “expect” to have to put up with this for another four years? No thanks. Obama leads against a generic Republican by 2 points at this stage, and his reign is expected to continue—really?

Rovin on April 28, 2011 at 7:39 PM

Eva Longoria. Could that be why he’s been brushing up on his hoop skills?

Terrie on April 28, 2011 at 7:40 PM

Obama must know that come next year, he will be in dire straits for votes if he is expending any energy on a subject that will go no where until after the election next year.

J_Crater on April 28, 2011 at 7:41 PM

Knucklehead on April 28, 2011 at 7:28 PM

Just for you, Sox fan!

CTSherman on April 28, 2011 at 7:45 PM

Jamiel Shaw was unavailable for comment.

The Ugly American on April 28, 2011 at 7:47 PM

Just for you, Sox fan!

CTSherman on April 28, 2011 at 7:45 PM

Linky no worky.

Knucklehead on April 28, 2011 at 7:49 PM

Eva Longoria couldn’t even keep her husband satisfied. She’s obviously not that great. Unless you’re comparing her to Han Solo’s co-pilot, I guess.

And she’s a brainless liberal.

misterpeasea on April 28, 2011 at 7:51 PM

I’m looking forward to seeing Cap’n Kickass in a Sabado Gigante skit featuring chestally surplussed young women.

Dr. Carlo Lombardi on April 28, 2011 at 7:53 PM

Eva Longoria?Now there’s a mental giant….

sandee on April 28, 2011 at 7:02 PM

Only because J-Lo was unavailable due to prior enagagement (AI)

kooly on April 28, 2011 at 7:55 PM

Sadly, Eva (pause here while my hear flutters) is becoming a bit of a frequent flyer at the O White House. She was in full elegant state dinner regalia at the State dinner thrown for the Mexican president. She’s signed the guest book almost as many times as Andy Stern already.

Captain Scarlet on April 28, 2011 at 7:56 PM

er, that should be “heart flutters.”

Captain Scarlet on April 28, 2011 at 7:57 PM

What did they serve? Arugula?

SouthernGent on April 28, 2011 at 7:57 PM

So, Latinos are the only ones who immigrate to this country? Sounds a little bit racist to only invite them to this shindig.

chewmeister on April 28, 2011 at 7:58 PM

It is almost Cinco de Mayo, and there is an election coming up.

The democrats wouldn’t dare race-bait and exploit a minority group for political gain, now would they???

cntrlfrk on April 28, 2011 at 8:01 PM

How did this asshole ever get elected??? Oh wait… he’s a Democrat. Nevermind.

afotia on April 28, 2011 at 8:04 PM

Linky no worky.

Knucklehead on April 28, 2011 at 7:49 PM

Damn, alright try this:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jqUQqk_v5yM

It’s baseball season, baby!

CTSherman on April 28, 2011 at 8:06 PM

A very racist move by the WH… I thought our broken illegal immigration mess wasn’t to be thought of in terms of Latinos… Did he also meet with some Canadians? Europeans? Asians? Africans? Martians?… Guess not.
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RalphyBoy on April 28, 2011 at 8:20 PM

Jessica Alba, co-star of “Machete”, should have been there to demand justice for La Master Raza. Oh wait, she’s 87% ethnic European.

Liberals are always screeching “ra-a-acist” at conservatives when their entire world view is racist at all times no matter what the subject at hand. And they always express contempt and hatred for white people. They always organize racially against white people but the media see nothing wrong with that. They love, love, love anti-white hatred.

Django on April 28, 2011 at 8:40 PM

I wonder if Paul Rodriguez was invited! his family has a farm in the central valley of Ca, they are struggling because EPA turned off the water.

ColdWarrior57 on April 28, 2011 at 8:44 PM

What did Hugo say?

unclesmrgol on April 28, 2011 at 9:12 PM

Hey Obowma…!

Guess what little story just isn’t going away?

(all the way to the top, baby, all the way to the top)

Seven Percent Solution on April 28, 2011 at 9:22 PM

Eva Longoria? Now there’s a mental giant….

sandee on April 28, 2011 at 7:02 PM

Flat skank.

Jaibones on April 28, 2011 at 9:50 PM

Eva Longoria?Now there’s a mental giant….

sandee on April 28, 2011 at 7:02 PM

.
Who’s looking at her mental I mean brain … one of the few liberal women worth looking at; I can look, right? I’m looking anyway! Terri Hatcher, too…

ExpressoBold on April 28, 2011 at 9:57 PM

Eva Longoria is something like a 3rd or 4th generation San Antonian. But because she has a hispanic surname, she’s supposed to know something about illegal immigration? How transparently racist of Obama.

LASue on April 28, 2011 at 11:44 PM

Gotta admit the sombrero Zero chose to wear to the meeting was pretty amazing.

viking01 on April 29, 2011 at 6:19 AM

“He’s just a Mexican bike cop. He only wants your autograph.”

-Eva Longoria.

Ben Hur on April 29, 2011 at 12:01 PM