President Obama fails us again: Reaganomics passes, but Dream Act doesn’t?

Does President Obama have any credibility now with the legions of people who believed in his mission of hope and change?

The Tax-cut bill was not just an extension of Bushonomics, it was a revival of Reaganomics. We already know trickle down theories are ineffective and yet that was worth compromise?

That was bad enough. But today, considering all the arm-twisting that goes on, couldn’t  he get a few more Republicans to trade  their  tax cut vote  for the Dream Act?

The Dream Act at least reduces the deficit.

Could it be that the racial component of immigration was too much for logic to triumph?

Sad, sad commentary that the majority refuses to recognize the talented innocents who came to this country with their undocumented parents.  These are the ones worth keeping, not deporting.  

This was President Obama’s very hollow statement on the failure of the Senate to pass the Dream Act (from a White House e-mail:

In an incredibly disappointing vote today, a minority of Senators prevented the Senate from doing what most Americans understand is best for the country. As I said last week, when the House passed the DREAM Act, it is not only the right thing to do for talented young people who seek to serve a country they know as their own, it is the right thing for the United States of America. Our nation is enriched by their talents and would benefit from the success of their efforts. The DREAM Act is important to our economic competitiveness, military readiness, and law enforcement efforts. And as the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office reported, the DREAM Act would cut the deficit by $2.2 billion over the next 10 years. There was simply no reason not to pass this important legislation. It is disappointing that common sense did not prevail today.  But my administration will not give up on the DREAM Act, or on the important business of fixing our broken immigration system.   The American people deserve a serious debate on immigration, and it’s time to take the polarizing rhetoric off our national stage.  I thank Senators Durbin, Reid, and Menendez for their tireless efforts. Moving forward, my administration will continue to do everything we can to fix our nation’s broken immigration system so that we can provide lasting and dedicated resources for our border security while at the same time restoring responsibility and accountability to the system at every level.