Monday, September 04, 2017

Trump Shouldn't End DACA; Obama Shouldn't Speak Out If He Does

That's my $0.02, anyway.


Blogger Pete Mack said...

I don't understand why Obama shouldn't speak out, especially since he said he would if this came to pass. It's going back on a not-all-that-implicit promise: sign up with the government, and we won't treat you as undocumented anymore. Is signing up for DACA enough to get ICE on your tail--which is to say, will they go after immigrants with *actual documentation*? If so, it's a despicable thing to do--up there with sending ICE to pick up illegal immigrants fleeing from Hurricane Harvey.

9:53 PM  
Blogger Winston Smith said...

Because presidents shouldn't comment on the policies and actions of their successors. That practice is more important than any single policy.

12:39 AM  
Blogger The Mystic said...

Whelp, you didn't get either of the things you wanted.

I'm not sure if I know of any president who's really upheld that practice you describe, though.

5:46 PM  
Blogger Pete Mack said...

Maybe. In any case, Obama's statement is a lot more thoughtful and coherent than anything Trump ever said.

Good reminder of what it actually means to be "Presidential."

7:55 PM  
Blogger Aa said...

When faced with an act that is wrong, if not downright evil, what does one do? Follow tradition or speak up?

8:32 PM  
Blogger Winston Smith said...

I think it matters that DACA's not going anywhere, and Obama isn't going to convince anybody who isn't already convinced.

7:13 AM  
Blogger Winston Smith said...

I'm not super-pissed off at Obama or anything...basically the dude can do no real wrong in my eyes...

Also, I think his inclinations are more reliable than mine, anyway, with respect to such things.

5:02 PM  

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