With the Libya crisis in full swing, what is getting less notice is the fact that President Obama has been repeating constantly over the past few weeks that he is committed to immigration reform. He did so multiple times while on the trip to Latin America, and now has done so again in a speech at a high school. The first paragraph in the Politico article makes clear the political risk this entails:
President Barack Obama on Monday told an audience of predominantly Latinos that he’s hopeful an immigration overhaul bill will be able to pass Congress soon, even though he was unable to shepherd legislation for the DREAM Act to his desk before the first half of his first term, when Democrats controlled both houses.
At what point does President Obama's promise to get things done combined with inability to convince Congress to pass anything start rebounding negatively on him?