During his speech, Obama said, "A certain segment has basically been feeding a kind of xenophobia. There’s a reason why hate crimes against Hispanic people doubled last year.”I would look a bit more at the nature of where "hate crimes" are happening. Basically if you have an an area where those most inclined to leave go-you are left with an increasing concentration of those that are inclined to fight.
Who is behind the rise in hate crimes?
Obama left no doubt who he believes to be the culprits. ”If you have people like Lou Dobbs and Rush Limbaugh ginning things up, it’s not surprising that would happen,” he told the crowd.
What we have here is a faux leftist candidate supporting a combination of supporting the wealth of market minorities and the interests of a coalition of minority groups. This is the kind of government Americans get when fund raising among the wealthy is the major prerequisite for playing on the national stage.
What needs to be looked at instead are the issues of jobs and personal autonomy. American disposable income has been falling for a generation. Corporate media dragged its feet in reporting this as long as they could—and finally we get a small part of the obvious story from folks like Dobbs and Limbaugh.