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Amnesty: the audaciousness of Obama
Neo-Neocon ^ | July 29, 2014 | Neo-Neocon

Posted on 07/30/2014 10:14:06 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet

How long has Congress been mulling over some sort of amnesty plan for illegal immigrants?

A long time, certainly under several presidents, whether it’s called “amnesty” or whether euphemisms are used to substitute for the word. But there’s a reason Congress hasn’t done much about it in a long time, and that’s because the American people don’t want it and Congress is at least somewhat responsive to the people, despite the fact that many politicians and those who give them money are more interested in amnesty than the general public is.

Presidents have understand that, too, and have also understood that it’s Congress that needs to deal with this for the most part. Until now.

Now we have a president who has the novel idea of completely ignoring the public during his lame duck years. Most presidents are hampered in their power during lame duck time, and they don’t want to do anything to hurt their party’s standing with the public and therefore their party’s election chances. Obama, again, has the novel idea to ignore the public and hurt his party in the short run for enormous gains in the longer run: a demographic that will be reliably Democratic and will insure the party’s hegemony (not to mention his “legacy” as a transformative president) . At least, that’s the calculation.

All the Democratic impeachment chatter (“watch out, the evil Republicans are planning to impeach me, aren’t they mean and aren’t they silly?”) is both an attempt to head outrage off at the pass and pre-characterize it as inappropriate and hateful, and an acknowledgement of the tyrannical nature of what Obama is contemplating.

I’m with Patterico here:

"I think we’re at the point where Obama is actively doing things he knows he has no power to do — because he wants Republicans to mount an effort to impeach him. That would be a political winner, since Americans are generally rationally ignorant of constitutional processes, and impeachment polls badly as a result. They don’t really care whether Obama exceeds his lawful authority if they like what he’s doing, and they see impeachment, not as a necessary Constitutional corrective, but as an irritation brought about by those stupid politicians who can’t get along. And Big Media tells us that when the two sides don’t get along, it’s usually the Republicans’ fault, and who are we to argue?

We get the government we deserve. The idea that the Constitution restrains the branches is pretty much dead; its provisions don’t matter when the public is unwilling to back the side whose territory is being infringed.

Andrew Jackson is famous for saying: “John Marshall has made his decision. Now let him enforce it.” Well, Barack Obama is saying: “Congress may have the ability to rein me in. Let’s see them do it.”

They won’t. And there goes the system of checks and balances. And what will the public do about it?


And that’s the problem."

I would add that a Congress, and a Democratic Party, that doesn’t understand the dangers here to the republic and ultimately to themselves is also a huge part of the problem, as well as a cowardly GOP.

TOPICS: Conspiracy; Government; Politics; Society
KEYWORDS: aliens; amnesty; anotherwastedpost; blog; blogpimping; bloviating; immigration; impeachment; notrealnews; obama; onlyforpostingpoints; personal; personalopinion; postingpimp; postingpointspimp; selfpromotion; shameless; wasteofbandwidth
Good comments after the article.
1 posted on 07/30/2014 10:14:07 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

World wide open borders is the plan for the New World Order.

2 posted on 07/30/2014 10:15:38 PM PDT by B4Ranch (Name your illness, do a Google & YouTube search with "hydrogen peroxide". Do it and be surprised.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

The boy is “fundamentally transforming” America into Mexico, Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador all rolled into one.

3 posted on 07/30/2014 10:18:05 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (America is not a refugee camp! It is my home!!!)
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To: B4Ranch

Will he do it? You bet! and a whole lot more—what will america do—ZIP. I bet he could shoot Ted Cruz on Tv and get away with it. He has a lock on the Democratic Party, the Unions, the Hollywood crowd and the media. I believe he will figure away to serve a 3rd Term—and he could do it—Americans are a wimp nation—neutered by PC and race jockys into a state of subjection. Look how the nation (even the GOP) treated sarah Palin and Ted Cruz. Obama is our new King! I wish he had more ability —makes me long for Prince Harry as our ruler.

4 posted on 07/30/2014 10:33:17 PM PDT by Forward the Light Brigade (Into the Jaws of H*ll Onward! Ride to the sound of the guns!)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
I would disagree comment number three made by "blert" who responded to Sharon W.

"3) The VAST BULK of illegal immigrants don’t work for classically small businesses. They work in huge numbers for large farms, chicken processors, general contractors, etc. all of whom have seriously large payrolls, way, way beyond any Mom and Pop operation."

I don't believe "blert" considers that the illegal work force is largely underground and within their own ethnic communities. That is, an illegal has a landscaping, poop scooping, tree trimming, plumbing, catering, party supply (bounce houses/petting zoos), roofing or maintenance business, employs illegal workers, and caters to the Hispanic community who is less apt to question status and more likely to pay cash. At least that's pretty much how it works in California.

5 posted on 07/30/2014 10:34:46 PM PDT by blueplum
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To: 2ndDivisionVet well as a cowardly GOP.

See, there's the the problem. GOPe isn't cowardly, they're complicit.

6 posted on 07/30/2014 10:39:35 PM PDT by 867V309 (Don't tread on me, bro)
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