Brent Bozell
It seemed like someone had been inhaling something at CNN on Friday morning. They kept touting an upcoming interview: "Barack Obama could win the presidential election by a landslide. Op-ed contributor Charlie Garcia tells us how next."

Garcia, a consultant to corporations on how to market to Hispanics, broke out rainbows and unicorns for Obama: "He's doing all the right things. He's basically saying, 'look guys, comprehensive immigration reform. I'm all for it. It's those Republicans that just keep getting in the way.'"

Neither Garcia nor his CNN anchor/enabler, Kyra Phillips, could recall that Democrats couldn't get amnesty for illegal aliens ("comprehensive immigration reform") passed when they controlled both the House and the Senate. So much for the canard that it's the GOP's fault. How could he promise that he can do it in a supposed second term, especially if Republicans make further gains in Congress?

Don't trouble Garcia with facts. "He wins by a landslide. And I think that the White House knows now that he has it locked. That's why he's on the air all time talking to Latinos about the things that are important to them."

Where does CNN find these guys? Does no one vet them? Garcia was in exclamation-point mode about how Obama granted an interview to Eddie "Piolin" Sotelo, "the biggest radio star in the Hispanic world ... He's the Rush Limbaugh of the Latinos."

Obama told Piolin, "I have five more years and I'll get it done," Garcia said. "He's feeling pretty cocky and he should. I mean, you can accuse him of a lot of things, but he can count."

Is that true? Did Obama really go on Spanish radio and claim a Republican Congress would support him? And no one challenged him? He said Republicans have "shown themselves unwilling to talk at all about any sensible solutions to this issue, and we're going to have to just keep up the pressure until they act."

In his opinion piece on CNN.com, Garcia boasted, "After watching the Republican candidates lock the kryptonite that is the immigration issue around their necks during the Arizona debate, my bet is that President Barack Obama could win another term -- even if he loses key swing states such as Florida, Iowa, New Hampshire, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Wisconsin."

Losing all those states wouldn't make for a "landslide." It will make for a loss.


Brent Bozell

Founder and President of the Media Research Center, Brent Bozell runs the largest media watchdog organization in America.
 
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