ed: First she was left at the alter, now she can’t even find a dance partner 😦 I wonder if an acne breakout is next? Puberty is awkward.
Obama: ‘I need a dance partner’ on immigration reform
Washington (CNN) — America’s immigration system is broken, but pressure from a larger political movement is needed to fix it, President Barack Obama said Monday.
“The idea of doing things on my own is very tempting. I promise you, not just on immigration reform. But that’s not how our system works. That’s not how our democracy functions. That’s not how our Constitution is written,” Obama said at the National Council of La Raza’s annual conference. ed: with tears of regret spilling from his lush, long lashes.
“Let’s be honest, I need a dance partner here, and the floor is empty,” he added, referring to the need for bipartisan congressional support to pass an immigration reform measure.
Members of the audience responded by chanting, “Yes you can, yes you can.”
“I need you to keep building a movement for change outside of Washington, one they can’t stop, one that’s greater than this community,” Obama told them.
The speech comes at a critical time for Obama, who is trying to drum up support among Latino voters in the run-up to the 2012 election.
“Feel free to keep the heat on me and the heat on Democrats. But here’s the thing you should know, the Democrats and your president are with you, don’t get confused about that,” he said Monday.
Hotair has more scoop on our petulant teenager: http://hotair.com/archives/2011/07/25/obama-i-wish-i-could-bypass-congress-and-change-things-on-my-own/