Fortunately, President Obama is becoming the agent of change we believed in back in 2008. Never in my lifetime did I ever believe I would witness the President of the United States announce full support for marriage equality–what a huge boost for civil rights and what amazing integrity from our President.
Yesterday, President Obama sent another strong message about civil rights and social justice when he announced that the many illegal immigrants that came to the United States as children will be allowed to remain in the country without fear of deportation and able to work. Since Congressional Republicans have consistently resisted this important program (known as the DREAM Act), it will be implemented through an executive action by the Obama administration. Well done, Mr. President. I’m sure this really angers all of the homophobes and racists in Alabama and Arizona.
What I find remarkable here and very telling is that President Obama continues to demonstrate his ability to fight for civil rights. He has an established reputation around the world as a strong, intelligent, and admirable leader. In stark contrast, Mitt Romney stands for the 1%, has signed a pledge against the LGBT community, has been suspiciously quiet around suppressing voter’s rights, and surrounds himself with tea bags that are rancid. In typical Mittbot 2012 fashion, he won’t even make a statement regarding the President’s bold and ethical immigration action. The choice for who to vote for in 2012 seems rather obvious to me.