I would have loved to have heard this conversation:
The White House is finding itself increasingly on defense over deportations of undocumented immigrants, as key Democrats and a top immigration reform group have gone public this week with their desire for President Barack Obama to act.
National Council of La Raza President Janet Murguía called Obama the “deporter-in-chief” in a major speech Tuesday, leading to angry phone calls from senior White House officials — including adviser Valerie Jarrett — according to three people familiar with the calls.
Jarrett told Murguía that Obama was “very disappointed” with the statement, the sources said.
Particularly the point where Murguía replied So what, Jarrett? …Because that would have been my response. Barack Obama’s influence on American politics will probably extend past the end of his term: Valerie Jarrett would be well advised to hop a freight car and sneak out of town on January 19th, 2017. There’s gonna be a lot of people from her party that will want to settle all Family business the second she’s no longer protected by a sitting President.
But back to the matter at hand. Remember when immigration reform was supposed to be this killer political app for Democrats? – Yeah, it turns out that you can kick that particular can down the road for a while longer before it will become an issue. Go figure – and no moral here, except of course for the evergreen Things that are important to people on the Internet are not necessarily as important to people in general.
As I said. Evergreen.
— Seung Min Kim (@seungminkim) March 6, 2014