If you live in Denver or send your kid to public school or get involved in our community in even the most limited way, you probably know families who will benefit from Obama's announcement to stop the deportation of some undocumented immigrants with family ties to our country. And you know we'll be better for it, our humanity, our economy, our soccer teams. It gives you hope.
The Republican-loving radio hosts, quoted below, broadcast their shows from Denver, but you wonder if their hearts reside somewhere else:
KHOW's Michael "Heck-of-a-Job" Brown Nov. 19:
Brownie: The people who are, you know, mowing your yards, or fixing your roof, or doing whatever they happen to be doing - those low-skilled workers. I ran into one today over at the Sonic, bless her heart. I'm not sure she could read or write, but she managed to get the order straight, so I guess I should be happy, right? Listen to Brown 11.19.14
KOA 850-AM's Mike Rosen Nov. 19:
Rosen: I think the chip [Obama] has on his shoulder is that he doesn't want to be pushed around by these white Republicans in the House when they had a majority, and now he doesn't want to be pushed around by white Republicans in the Senate, now that they'll have a majority in January. He's looking at so much of this through a racial prism, and I think that's his hangup. Listen to Rosen 11.19.14
KNUS 710-AM's Dan Caplis on Wednesday:
Caplis: But we have the President now on the brink, on the brink of essentially tearing up the Constitution. Looks like that "tearing up ceremony"-- you know, we get so upset, as we should about flag burning. You know, this president is just going to burn the Constitution. And it's going to be formally scheduled Friday in Las Vegas. Listen to Caplis 11.19.14
To be fair, most outraged talk-radio hosts say they want something done about immigration, just like everybody, except the House Republicans who blocked a bipartisan immigration-reform passed by the Senate last year.
Rosen: We've waited so long to address the problem of the 11 or 12 million people who are here illegally, we can wait a little longer. We can wait another year. And a year should give us time to make some real progress on border security. Once that's done, then the Republicans will be willing to compromise.
Nothing Obama did yesterday stops Congress from passing immigration-reform legislation, Mike. Meanwhile, this allows some families to be home together for the holidays and then get back to work without fear of their lives being torn apart.