Skip to comments.Editorial: The president acts on immigration because Congress won't
Posted on 07/01/2014 4:03:41 PM PDT by Citizen Zed
Obama was right that the nation can no longer continue to wait for Republicans to get past another election. Though House Speaker John Boehner blasted the president for not working with Congress, House leaders have only themselves to blame for not putting a viable bill to an up-or-down vote. The bipartisan comprehensive bill the Senate approved in June 2013 would have reformed the broken system in an orderly way. It would have provided billions of dollars in additional border security, tools for attracting foreign labor to meet America's workforce needs and a lengthy path to citizenship to bring the 12 million illegal immigrants already here into American society.
The lack of a comprehensive immigration strategy sends a mixed message overseas and forces the administration to deal ad hoc with enforcement and hardship cases. Confronting reality is still better than pretending that the border is impregnable, or that states can do Washington's job alone, or that children are not at risk. But a meaningful fix for immigration still will require congressional action and for that, Republicans need to demonstrate they are as interested in governing as they are in campaigning and attacking the administration.
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The Tampa Bay Times is still in business?
Wow, they don’t even bother to rewrite the WH talking points and slogans.
This guy lives in an alternate universe, right?
Fourth estate or fifth column?
They cover Tampa Bay sports very well. Not enough to get me to pay for their constant liberal barrage, however.
They are so going to delete my post:
The Chancellor acts on ____________ because the Reichstag won’t. Congress already acted many times on immigration, these things we call “laws” that Obama has routinely ignored since becoming Der Furher is proof of that.
Tampa Bay sports....you must mean the Seniors' Lawn Bowling League.
Shameless shills for Obama and the Rats.
They have a tabloid version that is free because it's the only way they can get people to read their communist lies.
The president makes Islam the official religion of the US because Congress won’t.
On the run up to the 2012 election ,Obama kept saying he would work with congress ,I think he forgot about it 2 seconds after he said it
I’m waiting for their article, “The President Acts on Spending Because Congress Won’t” when a Republican gets in and unilaterally cuts the budget by 20% or 30% to balance it.
“They are so going to delete my post:
The Chancellor acts on ____________ because the Reichstag wont. Congress already acted many times on immigration, these things we call laws that Obama has routinely ignored since becoming Der Furher is proof of that.”
No they won’t. My Jewish inlaws would toe for Hitler if he was a Democrat. Your comparison of the Reichstag is tame.
St Pete Slimes, a hard left rag staffed full of retired NY Slimes radicals.
The Tampa Bay Times editorial board is staffed with constitutionally ignorant marxist, I guess.
Congress is too busy fighting over whether to make the influx of illegals either dirt cheap labor for republican lobbyists, or the newest additions to the democrat voter welfare rolls. Either way the American people get pushed to the back of the bus. The illegals overrunning the border have more power now than the indigenous population, and the politicians in Washington are going to make damn sure that you abide by that.
Wow! The Tampa Bay Times obviously doesn’t believe in the Constitution. Wonder how they felt about Bush moving against Iraq when the Congress Dems were against it......
I have a delicious bowl of vegetable soup here.
Would you like to put a scoop of Democrat barnyard poop in it to enhance the flavor?
Compromise has its limits.
“They have a tabloid version that is free because it’s the only way they can get people to read their communist lies. “
What makes you think anyone is reading it? Free newsprint is quite useful for a number of things, including packaging material, putting under your car when changing the oil, putting it under stuff you’re spray-painting, etc. And it’s expensive, so communist lies or not, free is free.
The president must faithfully execute the office of the president of the United States and the Constitution.
Last time I check, probably thirty minutes ago, there ARE laws on the books that deal extensively with immigration.
The problem Obama has is his feckless, arrogant, selective non-enforcement of laws he either doesn’t care, understand or know. Maybe someone should lob some golf balls toward the border to get The Won interested.
FAILURE writ large.