In an interview with Univision yesterday, President Barack Obama blamed Republican hypocrisy for what he called the "biggest failure" of his presidency -- the absence of comprehensive immigration reform.
What I confess I did not expect, and so I’m happy to take responsibility for being naive here, is that Republicans who had previously supported comprehensive immigration reform -- my opponent in 2008 who had been a champion of it and who attended these meetings -- suddenly would walk away. That’s what I did not anticipate.
Too bad that President Obama didn't ask Senator Obama for advice on comprehensive immigration reform before moving to the White House. If he had, he would not have been quite so "naive." After all, it was Senator Obama who voted for a "poison pill" that was "designed to kill" comprehensive immigration reform in 2007.