(PNS reporting from WASHINGTON, D.C.) President Barack Obama gave up his efforts to pass comprehensive immigration reform this week, informing Republican leaders that he didn’t care about reform anymore.
“Fuck it!” Obama reportedly told Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) in a conference call Tuesday.
“I don’t care about reform anymore, are you happy? Don’t pass it, see if I fuckin’ care!”
Washington insiders say that the president’s sudden change of heart on immigration has less to do with his actual desire to see reform pass and more to do with tactical consderations. Every time the president wants to pass legislation, Republicans balk — so if he doesn’t want to pass immigration reform, the thinking goes, conservatives will play along.
“The president never cared about immigration reform — obviously — which is why we pretended like we didn’t want it,” McConnell told PNS.
The president has been promising efforts towards reform since his first bid for the presidency, and now that he’s expressed his indifference towards the issue, Republicans are seizing the opportunity to lure Latino voters.
“Now that the president has outed himself as not caring about the Hispanics, we’re finally able to show our true feelings: Comprehensive immigration reform now! And tacos for everyone!” McConnell said.