The election of the awful, statist Barack Obama to a second term as US President leaves many in America wondering what went wrong. How is it possible that someone so anti- and un-American could get elected to a second term? I think there are two answers to that question.
First, many voters simply disliked Romney more than Obama. (How pitiful is that?!) Obama is a guy that more Americans can identify with. He's a slick talker, and he tells people what they want to hear. Romney is the guy with a horse in the Olympics. Don't get me wrong, I'm not claiming that is a good method by which to select our country's leader, but likability is a huge factor.
Second, the Republicans lost the Latino vote. Granted, Obama has been the worst president ever on immigration. He has deported more people than all presidents combined, but he keeps promising immigration reform. The Republicans are only promising more deportations.
Since the election on Tuesday, Republicans appear ready to admit that their stance on immigration may be flawed:
House Speaker John Boehner on Friday said it was time to address immigration policy and urged President Barack Obama to take the lead in coming up with a plan that would look at both improved enforcement of immigration law and the future of the estimated 11 million people living in the country illegally.
“Sean Hannity has taken a bold step and conservatives are behind him. It is time to allow the market — rather than a bureaucratic federal government — to determine our immigration policy,” Aguilar said, according to a press release.
I certainly hope Republicans follow through on meaningful, moral immigration reform. It's time for them to do something "right."