President Obama remains committed to comprehensive immigration reform despite the incendiary nature of the issue.In one breath Obama tells "the rich" they have to cough up more to pay for his socialist schemes.
Participants at a White House meeting with Obama on Tuesday reported he's determined to keep the issue alive - and asked for help forging a bipartisan consensus behind reforming an immigration policy he often calls "broken."
The Rev. Al Sharpton called the session "a very healthy beginning" and suggested proponents and opponents join together in "unlikely pairs" to "give a central message: Immigration reform is something America needs and something that America must do together."
"Immigration reform must be a priority," he said.
Sharpton urged the country to unite behind "a humane policy but a legal policy that does not threaten American citizens nor violate American law but at the same time deals with the basic need of building this country."
"We can't just tell the wealthiest among us, 'You don't have to do a thing. You just sit there and relax, and everybody else, we're gonna solve this problem,' " Obama told a crowd of mostly students at a town-hall-style event in suburban Virginia.Then he welcomes in a thug who owes $3.7 million in taxes.
No wonder they're laughing.