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WHY REPUBLICANS SHOULD SAY “HELL NO” TO THIS LAWLESS PRESIDENT
Power Line ^ | JUNE 25, 2012 | PAUL MIRENGOFF

Posted on 06/26/2012 3:14:30 PM PDT by kingattax

There’s been much speculation about whether the Obama administration has a Plan B ready in case the Supreme Court strikes down all or some of Obamacare. But it’s clear that the White House was ready today when the Court rejected its challenge to the constitutionality of an Arizona law requiring local law enforcement officers, during routine stops, to check the immigration status of anyone they suspect is in the country illegally.

The White House promptly reacted to the decision, which also struck down three important provisions through which Arizona attempted to counteract the federal government’s unwillingness to do anything much about the flood of illegal aliens into the State. First, and predictably, Obama renewed his call for comprehensive immigration reform. Sen. Harry Reid quickly echoed the White House, tweeting that “[Republicans] must join [Democrats] to forge fair, tough, practical solutions.”

Next, the administration announced measures designed to undermine the portion of the Arizona law that was upheld, unanimously, by the Supreme Court. The Department of Homeland Security said it would exclude Arizona from a program known as 287(g), which allows the feds to deputize local officials to make immigration-based arrests. A Homeland Security official explained that the administration finds such agreements “not useful” in states that have Arizona-style laws. I guess the program is “useful” only in states that aren’t taking meaningful measures to identify illegal aliens.

Accordingly, local police in Arizona will have to rely on federal officials to arrest illegal aliens. But federal officials have made it clear that the feds will not respond to calls from Arizona law enforcement unless the person detained meets certain criteria, such as being wanted for a felony. Being an illegal alien is not enough. As Obama showed with his unilateral mini-DREAM act, this administration is no longer interested in enforcing the immigration laws except perhaps against illegal aliens who are shown to have engaged in felonious conduct.

In addition, the Justice Department set up a hotline through which people can complain about having their immigration status checked by Arizona law enforcement officials. Obama thus hopes to drum up complaints against Arizona law enforcement agents. He wants to make the federal government a party to the harassment of those trying to do what Obama won’t – enforce the law. Obama hopes to intimidate them into not using their authority to address the severe problem of illegal immigration — authority granted by the state legislature and upheld as constitutional by the Supreme Court.

Given all of this, it’s quite clear that the Republicans should say “hell no” to Obama’s call for comprehensive immigration reform. Republicans must not permit themselves to be coerced into writing a new immigration law by Obama’s refusal to enforce the law we have.

Moreover, what is the point of legislating with a lawless administration? Legislation on an issue like immigration requires compromise, and that’s fine – I have no objection in principle to compromising. But suppose a compromise is reached. This president has demonstrated that his response would likely be to ignore the provisions the Republicans insisted upon – because ignoring them is “the right thing to do.” Immigration reform, if it is to occur, must await the election of a president who, unlike Obama, is willing to enforce the law as written, not just the portions of the law he finds palatable. Indeed, I’m tempted to say that the passage of compromise legislation on any important issue should await the election of such a president


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1 posted on 06/26/2012 3:14:34 PM PDT by kingattax
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To: kingattax
Given all of this, it’s quite clear that the Republicans should say “hell no” to Obama’s call for comprehensive immigration reform. Republicans must not permit themselves to be coerced into writing a new immigration law by Obama’s refusal to enforce the law we have.

That would be great...but, unfortunately, the GOPe has no spine.

2 posted on 06/26/2012 3:19:35 PM PDT by Jane Long (Soli Deo Gloria!)
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To: kingattax

The GOPe will never say “Hell No!”

But they WILL say, “Please, massuh, don’ call me racis’”.


3 posted on 06/26/2012 3:21:37 PM PDT by Old Sarge (Sic gorgiamus allos subjectatos nunc... not just pretty words...)
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To: kingattax

The answer was loud and clear under Bush. If you won’t secure the borders, then don’t push some amnesty on us and call it comprehensive immigration reform.


4 posted on 06/26/2012 3:21:37 PM PDT by Bearshouse
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To: kingattax

Since these were obviously measures the Obama regime had decided upon in advance, we need to consider what their response will be if the Supreme Court strikes down all or part of Obamacare.

There is no doubt in my formerly military mind that Obama has already worked out ways to replace, by executive fiat if necessary, every one of the provisions that might be nullified by the Supreme Court decisions.

These people are not even pretending to respect the Constitution or Separation of Powers anymore. America is more than three quarters of the way to totalitarianism.


5 posted on 06/26/2012 3:22:09 PM PDT by Ronin (Dumb, dependent and Democrat is no way to go through life - Rep. L. Gohmert, Tex)
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To: Jane Long

Yup. This would all end quickly if Bohner simply shut down congress until Obama regained compliance with the constitution.

But not a single congressman has the guts to even suggest it.


6 posted on 06/26/2012 3:22:48 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: Jane Long
We the people are the spine of the politicians. Showing our support through activism is what gives their spine support. Ultimately they know we are their boss.
7 posted on 06/26/2012 3:25:40 PM PDT by tsowellfan (Should Obama recuse himself from making any decisions on immigration?)
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To: kingattax
Let's start with the big one.

0b0z0 is NOT A US CITIZEN.

8 posted on 06/26/2012 3:25:40 PM PDT by rawcatslyentist ("Behold, I am against you, O arrogant one," Jeremiah 50:31)
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To: rawcatslyentist

That is the mother of all the BIG ones. It was the first push of the envelope (his eligibiity).


9 posted on 06/26/2012 3:27:00 PM PDT by tsowellfan (Should Obama recuse himself from making any decisions on immigration?)
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To: kingattax

And how, exactly, are Republicans to rein in this out-of-control paranoid maniacal sociopath? Sweet reason surely has no charms for him, nor is threat of any kind of restraint particularly effective.

Democrats, listen to James Carville, and step up, if you dare, to tell him that not just a line, but several of them, have been crossed, and there is precious little time to retreat from a place where he has burned far too many bridges already.

I wonder if some afternoons he just sits in the Oval Cubicle, grumbling to himself, “I HATE this effing job!”

Clearly, he is in WAY over his depth already, and just discovered the sharks are circling.


10 posted on 06/26/2012 3:27:49 PM PDT by alloysteel (Fear and intimidation work. At least on the short term.)
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To: Norm Lenhart
But not a single congressman has the guts to even suggest it.

That means that our activism not loud enough OR the liberals are louder than we are.

11 posted on 06/26/2012 3:28:51 PM PDT by tsowellfan (Should Obama recuse himself from making any decisions on immigration?)
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To: kingattax
Wishful thinking. Congressional GOP don't have a pair among all of them...

My prediction: Romney will "try to find common ground", McCain will "reach across the aisle", Boehner will go into one of his crying jags then adjourn.

Rinse and repeat.

(I mean why would they change their MO now? It's worked so well in the past )

12 posted on 06/26/2012 3:29:48 PM PDT by LaybackLenny (Principles aren't worth a bucket of warm spit. I'm voting Romney. God help me.)
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To: Ronin
You are correct. We have undergone a coup while America wallows in ignorance (what else would you call it?) and the Constitution is reduced to a meaningless relic, like the House of Windsor.

Yes I really believe that.

13 posted on 06/26/2012 3:30:57 PM PDT by skeeter
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To: tsowellfan
We the people are the spine of the politicians. Showing our support through activism is what gives their spine support. Ultimately they know we are their boss.

I know We used to be the spine of the politicians and we could hold them accountable. But, sadly tso, I'm just not sure we are/can, anymore.

I make calls and attend town halls, etc., etc. I even have a "conservative" rep. It seems like there's not a dime's worth of difference between most of 'em, now.

14 posted on 06/26/2012 3:34:55 PM PDT by Jane Long (Soli Deo Gloria!)
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To: skeeter

We have undergone a coup while America wallows in ignorance (what else would you call it?) and the Constitution is reduced to a meaningless relic, like the House of Windsor.

Yes I really believe that.


I agree.

Anyone not terrified of another 0bama term is not sane.


15 posted on 06/26/2012 3:36:59 PM PDT by unkus
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To: Jane Long
I understand your frustration but we just need be louder because you can bet the other side will do their best to be louder.

Sometimes when listening to Rush we assume that our reps are listening to him too. We must always assume they only watch MSNBC because they probably do.

They need to hear from us, our friends and relatives (the conservative ones preferably)

There are many things they are doing or NOT doing that commits them to the oath they took. They have NO excuse for that. The law is the law. I suppose we can always let them know that we know what the oath is and they had better keep it.

16 posted on 06/26/2012 3:43:23 PM PDT by tsowellfan (Should Obama recuse himself from making any decisions on immigration?)
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To: tsowellfan

I think it means that they were/are willfully deaf, more concerned with becoming Democrats at minimum and want the country wrecked as much as the dems do. I am willing to weigh all evidence to the contrary...should any exist.


17 posted on 06/26/2012 3:48:17 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: kingattax

Both parties are Socialist tyrants. The game is rigged.


18 posted on 06/26/2012 3:48:34 PM PDT by VRWC For Truth (Throw the bums out who vote yes on the bailout)
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To: kingattax

“lawless”

Always reminds me

2 Thessalonians 2:8

New International Version (©1984)
And then the lawless one will be revealed, whom the Lord Jesus will overthrow with the breath of his mouth and destroy by the splendor of his coming.

New Living Translation (©2007)
Then the man of lawlessness will be revealed, but the Lord Jesus will kill him with the breath of his mouth and destroy him by the splendor of his coming.

English Standard Version (©2001)
And then the lawless one will be revealed, whom the Lord Jesus will kill with the breath of his mouth and bring to nothing by the appearance of his coming.

New American Standard Bible (©1995)
Then that lawless one will be revealed whom the Lord will slay with the breath of His mouth and bring to an end by the appearance of His coming;

King James Bible (Cambridge Ed.)
And then shall that Wicked be revealed, whom the Lord shall consume with the spirit of his mouth, and shall destroy with the brightness of his coming:

International Standard Version (©2008)
Then the lawless one will be revealed, whom the Lord will destroy with the breath of his mouth, rendering him powerless by the manifestation of his coming.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English (©2010)
And then that Evil One will be revealed, whom our Lord Yeshua will consume with a breath of his mouth, and will destroy him by the revelation of his coming.

http://bible.cc/2_thessalonians/2-8.htm


19 posted on 06/26/2012 3:56:24 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: kingattax

At what point does a President’s deliberate refusal to uphold and defend the Constitution and the laws of the United States qualify as an impeachable offense? If the reaction to the AZ decision isn’t it, what the hell is? It’s not just steps taken to compensate for the outcome of the case, but a deliberate attempt to subvert the effect of the decision by saying “We don’t care that the Court deemed AZ’s efforts to inquire about immigration status constitutional and we’re going to actively undermine their constitutional efforts to keep their citizens safe and employed.” Is there no one in the Republican Congressional caucus to take up the gauntlet and bring Articles of Impeachment for this latest and most extreme outrage against We the People?


20 posted on 06/26/2012 4:10:27 PM PDT by JewishRighter (Anybody but Hussein)
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To: JewishRighter
Is there no one in the Republican Congressional caucus to take up the gauntlet and bring Articles of Impeachment for this latest and most extreme outrage against We the People?

Nope!

21 posted on 06/26/2012 4:24:32 PM PDT by Logical me
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To: JewishRighter

obama’s not doing this by himself. If he issues an order lots of people down the line have to follow it. For instance, he tells his cabinet hag not to work with AZ cops. She passes it down to her underling who sends it on down to others and finally to all the agents. Then every ICE agent in AZ is being forced to disobey the law.

Plus, the governor of AZ and all the cops in AZ are going along with it.

The republicans cry a little and that’s that.

No wonder this guy believes himself to be a dictator. He IS a dictator.


22 posted on 06/26/2012 4:29:33 PM PDT by Terry Mross ( To all my kin: Do not attempt to contact me as long as you love obama.)
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To: skeeter

Yes, and then there is that other party, the Enablercans, who made it a cake walk, because of their cowards in leadership. They feign rejection of this or that, using it for a weak springboard to campaign on.
But, they have a real tiger up as our nominee, to lead them—made of paper.


23 posted on 06/26/2012 4:29:39 PM PDT by RitaOK (NO ROMNEY, NO COMPROMISE. NO WAY. NO HOW. NOT NOW. NOT EVER.)
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To: unkus

Anyone not terrified of another Obama term is not sane.

I am terrified of an Obama second term. I am also terrified of a Romney first term.

Now what do I do?
See tag line.


24 posted on 06/26/2012 4:35:20 PM PDT by W. W. SMITH (Maybe the horse (RNC) will learn to sing)
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To: kingattax

There are traitors by action.

Then there are traitors by inaction.

Unfortunately our “representative government” is chockful of both. And I quite honestly see no way around them.


25 posted on 06/26/2012 4:41:04 PM PDT by workerbee (We're not scared, Maobama -- we're pissed off!)
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To: W. W. SMITH

Well, vote for one.


26 posted on 06/26/2012 5:02:26 PM PDT by unkus
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To: Ronin
America is more than three quarters of the way to totalitarianism.

There are still large section of the US that are NOT. Texas is one of them. Lot of open space and lots of freedom, but we do enforce our laws.

27 posted on 06/26/2012 5:51:19 PM PDT by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
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To: Norm Lenhart

Au contraire. Shutting down congress would suit obama just fine. He has darn near shut them down already.


28 posted on 06/26/2012 6:22:09 PM PDT by MestaMachine (obama kills)
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To: MestaMachine

Defund ICE, Homeland security, the Border Patrol and the Justice Dept. If they won’t do their job, why should we pay them?


29 posted on 06/26/2012 9:00:07 PM PDT by Betty Jane
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