If President Obama were Dr. Frankenstein, the far left’s immigration-reform movement is starting to resemble a monster he can't control.
It haunted Obama last week during an interview with Jorge Ramos, the Fusion/Univision pundit who’s an immigration-reform crusader.
Rather than praise Obama for unilaterally sparing as many as 5 million illegal immigrants from deportations, Ramos’ reaction was more like: Why so little so late? Here’s an edited transcript of the exchange:
Ramos: “You always had the legal authority to stop deportations, then why did you deport 2 million people? ... For six years you did it.”
Obama: “No. Listen, Jorge…”
Ramos: “You destroyed many families. They called you deporter-in-chief.”
Obama: “You called me deporter-in-chief.”
Obama: “No, no, no. … That is not true. Listen, here’s the fact of the matter.”
Ramos: “You could have stopped them…”
Obama: “…those, like you sometimes, Jorge, who suggest that there are simple quick answers to these problems, I think… When you present it in that way, it does a disservice, because it makes the assumption that the political process is one that can easily be moved around, depending on the will of one person, and that’s not how things work.”
The fact that Obama is on defense from the far left over immigration reform is almost as remarkable as the president’s refusal to see the hand he had in the blowback.