In her Aug. 4 column "Critics miss Obama's strides," Froma Harrop talks of Obama officials enforcing rules already on the books; expecting to deport 400,000 this year; the checking of company records and imposing fines quadrupled over Bush; a drop of 1 million illegals between 2008 and 2009; suing Arizona; and quietly making strides against illegals.
Honestly, I cannot see a baby step much less a stride in these actions. And a whole bunch of facts and figures are paid lip service through the use of the writer's ploy, the indefinite pronoun.
The significant portion of her article is hidden in the smallest paragraph, in the middle of the page: Obama is handling this explosive immigration issue with skill. Latinos represent a fast-growing and powerful voting bloc.
Yes, Obama is attempting to bring a new voting segment into our system of republicanism. Yes, he is trying to put from 12 million to 20 million illegals on the voting rolls. Yes, he states that having a secure fence at the border first would delay implementation of his ability to have this group of new voters among us all. Talk about fast-growing voter rolls. Think of what this could mean to sanctuary cities (I don't think they have).
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Strides I don't mind. What stops me in my tracks is a person doing a quick double two-step.
The writer lives in North Myrtle Beach