When the walls come tumbling down: NSA, Obamacare and immigration

The Obama Administration is deep in trouble and sinking deeper. Their best hope of keeping afloat is the GOP establishment. Photo: AP

NEWPORT NEWS, Va., June 26, 2013 — America’s famed and once-beloved President, Barack Obama is falling through the cracks. According to a recent CNN/ORC poll, the president’s approval rating has dropped seventeen points among millennials; according to Rasmussen, nearly 50 percent of Americans disapprove of the leader’s administration and Huffington Post polling shows over 50 percent of the people strongly disapprove of Obama’s position on civil liberties.

All of this is happening just as the administration unveils a major public step toward implementing the widely unpopular Obamacare, the Affordable Care Act’s Healthcare.gov. Healthcare.gov is an online marketplace outlining all of the free, too-good-to-be-true opportunities the government is offering.

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As the 100-day countdown begins for Obama’s landmark legislation, CNBC reported nearly 50 percent of small businesses have put a freeze on hiring; 52 percent have said they expect a major reduction in the quality of healthcare altogether. On Tuesday, the Washington Times reported that the White House is in talks with a representative for Eva Longoria, John Legend and other Hollywood elites, discussing ways they can promote the radical overhaul. Just to sure things up, the Obama administration has also sought out the marketing power of the NFL, asking the organization to advertize the Affordable Care Act’s insurance options. This may be a tough sell with the American people, given how unpopular the legislation is.

Obama is also on thin ice with the public for the recent developments regarding the National Security Agency. On Tuesday, Russian President Vladimir Putin informed the United States that NSA leaker, Edward Snowden, was at the Moscow International Airport. He also said that Snowden is “entitled to buy a ticket and fly wherever he wants,” declaring the Obama administration’s accusations regarding U.S.-Russia relations “nonsense and rubbish.” WikiLeaks founder, Julian Assange, insisted, “any country which assists in upholding his rights must be applauded.” WikiLeaks has revealed that Snowden is seeking asylum in multiple countries. All of this has developed on the heels of an immigration drama worthy of an Academy Award.

The shared legislation drafted by Republican Senators Bob Corker and John Hoeven proposed $40 billion over the next decade to border security measures, doubling the number of border agents to 40,000 and completing 700 miles of fencing. The major problem with this proposal, as Senator Rand Paul presented, is the question of checks-and-balances or the accountability these changes will require.

The United States currently has laws on the books that have not been implemented for years, because the federal government has been allowed to go unchecked on this issue. It is clear that the Obama administration, and the progressive fan club that follows it, is simply using legal and illegal Hispanics as a bargaining chip to accomplish its goals. As Ann Coulter outlined in her blog post addressing the issue, the Hispanic vote in the 2012 election came in at only 8.4 percent of the total electorate, a smaller percentage than the pro-amnesty left is claiming. According to The Examiner’s Byron York, even if Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney had won 70 percent of the Hispanic vote, he still would have lost the election. According to Mediaite.com, Latina Delgado argued, “Latinos will resent the added competition for jobs.”

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Things are not going so smoothly for Obama right now, and it seems jumping into the murky waters of washed-up immigration ideology might not be the light at the end of the tunnel. The stilts that have long propped-up the Obama White House and the progressive elite are beginning to crack. As far as health care goes, the people are ready to listen given Obamacare’s nationwide malaise.

When it comes to the NSA, the administration has prosecuted the most whistleblowers in American history and the millennial populace is not impressed. Hispanic America — both legal and illegal immigrants — are growing weary of their position as a bargaining chip. All in all, the conservative right has immense opportunity to drive the conversation. The biggest roadblock in the way is not Harry Reid or even Barack Obama himself, but the establishment GOP. It is this moment in history and the American voices of this generation that will decide if the United States will “secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity.”  


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Tré was born in Richmond, Virginia and currently lives between Newport News, VA and Lynchburg, VA. He is studying political journalism at Liberty University. He brings fresh and prolific ideas center-stage, challenging readers of all ages and walks of life to engage in defining today’s culture. 


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