President Barack Obama has decided to re-insert himself in to partisan politics ahead of the 2022 midterm elections.
In 2020, Obama stumped for President Joe Biden on the campaign trail and publicly expressed his support for Democrats.
Now, Obama has weighed in on the issue of immigration, saying that Republicans are opposed to Biden’s open border policies because they are afraid of the country turning ‘darker’.
His comments come as immigration has made its way to the forefront of our national conversation due to Texas Governor Greg Abbott transporting migrants to cities such as New York and Washington DC and Florida Governor Ron DeSantis transporting migrants to Martha’s Vineyard.
The United States under Biden is set to shatter another record for the number of illegal immigrants apprehended at the border, with 2 million illegal immigrants arrested at the border this year for the first time.
“Right now, the biggest fuel behind the Republican agenda is related to immigration and the fear that somehow America’s character is going to be changed if, people of darker shades, there are too many of them here,” Obama told a meeting of Hispanic realtors on September 25 in San Diego, California.
Obama used his divide-and-rule claims of racism to hide the public opposition to migration’s economic impact, according to his comments posted in a September 25 report by the San Diego Union-Tribune:
I wish I could be more euphemistic about it except [they’re] not that subtle about it — they’re just kind of saying it,” Obama said. “You hear it on hard-right media, you hear it from candidates and politicians, you hear things like ‘great replacement theory’ — I mean, this is not subtle. Unless we’re able to return to a more inclusive vision inside the Republican Party, it’s going to be hard to get a bill done.