The dreadful destruction visited on Haiti by the earthquake is a genuine humanitarian crisis. But I suspect it is a crisis that our rulers will not let go to waste.
Haiti needs all the help — well, almost all the help — we can offer. It is the poorest country in the Western hemisphere. At the best of times, it hardly has the resources to cope with an emergency; in a full-blown disaster it is virtually helpless. I am more than happy for a portion of my tax money to go for whatever the United States can supply in medical and reconstruction aid. And I'm glad to live in a country where many will volunteer their expertise and labor to reduce suffering in Haiti.
I have $20 that says that within a few days, Little Daddy Obama will call his panting spaniels in the media to a press conference and announce that he has "directed" the Citizenship and Immigration Services to provide tens of thousands of green cards to Haitians to settle in the United States.*
Anybody want to take the other end of the bet?
Obama may be slow off the mark when it comes to standing up to Muslim aggression, but when it's a question of race replacement for "his" country, no gazelle can keep up with him.
* The Citizenship and Immigration Services web site offers green cards for families, jobs, refugee or asylum status, and "other ways." Citizenship may be granted through naturalization, parents, or a "naturalization test." And don't forget humanitarian parole, battered spouse, children and parents (battered parents?), victims of human trafficking and other crimes, "special situations," and "temporary protected status." Who are they kidding? The word "temporary" in connection with government means "get it now and we'll forget to tell you when time's up."