At an Arizona town hall meeting on Friday, Senator Jon Kyl revealed that President Obama had confided to him - in a private meeting [in the Oval Office] on Friday - that securing the Mexican border poses a unique problem for him: “The problem," the President said, "is, if we secure the border, then you all won’t have any reason to support ‘Comprehensive Immigration Reform'!"
Sen. Kyl explained to the audience: “In other words, they’re holding it hostage. They don’t want to secure the border unless and until it is combined with Comprehensive Immigration Reform!”
My. Kyl went on to say that he asserted to the President that regardless of his stance on Immigration Reform, “you and I have an obligation to secure the border. That’s an obligation!"
The audience was stunned by the aforementioned revelation. But, in truth, the President's statement should come as no surprise to anyone. This type of political maneuvering and hostage-taking - despite all of the reported violence taking place near the border - is typical Chicago-style politics, and it fully comports with the President's political ideology.
No surprise, no shock; just vintage Obama.......