Tom Tancredo

Nor does Obama acknowledge that his amnesty is available for illegals as old as 31. It’s also interesting that he keeps on referring to parents. If some of the “DREAMers” are in a difficult position, the fault is with their parents for making breaking our laws, not America for having immigration laws.

This Spanish language pandering is nothing new for Barack Obama. In 2008, he ran Spanish ads attacking John McCain because his “friend” Rush Limbaugh had supposedly said “stupid and unskilled Mexicans” and that all immigrants must “shut your mouth or you get out!” Besides the fact that anyone who listens to Rush Limbaugh knows he is not fond of John McCain, Obama intentionally took both clips completely out of context.

Limbaugh was not calling all Mexicans stupid and unskilled, he was only referring to Mexicans who were taking low skilled jobs. Perhaps it was a broad brush to apply to unskilled workers, but certainly not meant to apply to Mexicans. The comment about telling immigrants to “shut up or get out” were from a clip where Limbaugh was describing Mexico’s immigration laws, where foreigners who engage in political protests can be deported.

For all his claims that Republicans are anti-Hispanics, these ads show that Obama and the Democrats clearly view Hispanics as little more than a voting block that can be manipulated by lies and racial appeals. Hopefully, patriotic Hispanics voters will prove them wrong.

Tom Tancredo

Tom Tancredo represented Colorado's 6th Congressional District from 1999 until 2009 where he chaired the 100+ member bipartisan Immigration Reform Caucus. He currently serves as co-chairman of Team America PAC and president of the Rocky Mountain Foundation. He authored "In Mortal Danger: The Battle for America's Border and Security.