On Tuesday, President Obama said the following in El Paso, Texas:
THE PRESIDENT: I want everybody to listen carefully to this. We have gone above and beyond what was requested by the very Republicans who said they supported broader reform as long as we got serious about enforcement. All the stuff they asked for, we’ve done. But even though we’ve answered these concerns, I’ve got to say I suspect there are still going to be some who are trying to move the goal posts on us one more time.
AUDIENCE MEMBER: They’re racist!
THE PRESIDENT: You know, they said we needed to triple the Border Patrol. Or now they’re going to say we need to quadruple the Border Patrol. Or they’ll want a higher fence. Maybe they’ll need a moat. (Laughter.) Maybe they want alligators in the moat. (Laughter.) They’ll never be satisfied. And I understand that. That’s politics.
Speaking of politics, these remarks are blatantly political … and unworthy of the office that the Great Uniter currently holds. Wasn’t a vote for Mr. Obama supposed to be a vote to end, once and for all, the racial and ethnic divisions that still bedevil this country?