Just a few short days ago, Obama made the cynical decision to court the Latino vote by legalizing nearly a million undocumented American workers through an executive order that may or may not be Constitutional, but that’s not really the point here. The point is that the administration isn’t even trying to hide that it needs the lock-step assent of the Democrat’s target demographics in order to effectively play the November numbers game.
This afternoon, the President was scheduled to speak to the NALEO – the North American Latino Elected Officials- at a luncheon, ostensibly to speak on his latest policy evolution and possibly how en fuego he looks in a swimsuit. There’s only one problem: apparently, he doesn’t trust his audience with food service implements. Which seems a little odd if you’re courting them for their unqualified support, don’t you think?
Just a few days after announcing that his administration would no longer deport about 800,000 young illegal Orlando. But the Secret Service wasn’t taking any chances. As hundreds of Latino elected officials were enjoying their lunch at Disney’s Contemporary Resort earlier today, it was announced that forks would be collected before Obama took the stage. It was also mentioned that knives, too, were entirely absent from the lunch for “a reason.”
What, exactly, did the Secret Service think a room full of mid-level bureaucrats were going to do with the forks? Stab themselves in the eyes when they realized Obama is not nearly as great of a speaker in person as he’s portrayed on television? Shank each other over dessert? Were they following up on terrorist chatter indicating an impending silverware threat? Or do progressives just have an inherent preference for the spork?
The world may never know. But luckily, unlike a Republican who might have requested dining implements be pried out of the hands of his lunch companions “for a reason,” there won’t be much discussion of the subject.
[via Publius Forum]