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GOP: New Obama deportation policy violates oath of office
The Hill ^ | 06/15/12 11:31 AM ET | Mike Lillis

Posted on 06/15/2012 9:50:14 AM PDT by BradtotheBone

Republicans are criticizing the Obama administration’s new leniency for some illegal immigrants as a politically motivated and possibly illegal effort to win over Hispanic voters.

The Republicans contend the new rules — which will prevent deportations for as many as 800,000 illegal immigrants brought to the United States as children — circumvent the law just to buy Obama support from Hispanics ahead of November's elections, in which the Hispanic vote will likely be crucial.

Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Texas), chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, said the change marks "a breach of faith with the American people."

“This huge policy shift has horrible consequences for unemployed Americans looking for jobs and violates President Obama’s oath to uphold the laws of this land," Smith said in a statement.

“How can the administration justify allowing illegal immigrants to work in the U.S. when millions of Americans are unemployed?” he added. “President Obama and his administration once again have put partisan politics and illegal immigrants ahead of the rule of law and the American people.”

On Twitter, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said the policy would entice people to break the law.

“President Obama’s attempt to go around Congress and the American people is at best unwise and possibly illegal,” he tweeted. “This is a classic Barack Obama move of choosing politics over leadership.

“This decision avoids dealing with Congress and the American people instead of fixing a broken immigration system once and for all,” he said on Twitter.

Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.) piled on, arguing that changes of such significance should require the approval of Congress.

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1 posted on 06/15/2012 9:50:18 AM PDT by BradtotheBone
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To: BradtotheBone
Is there anything The Won does that doesn't violate his oath of office?
2 posted on 06/15/2012 9:54:54 AM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: BradtotheBone

Desperation mode for Odinga...


3 posted on 06/15/2012 9:55:54 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: DuncanWaring
Is there anything The Won does that doesn't violate his oath of office?

Including taking the oath in the first place.
4 posted on 06/15/2012 9:55:58 AM PDT by crosshairs
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To: crosshairs

This stunt will backfire also...


5 posted on 06/15/2012 9:56:54 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: BradtotheBone

Congress. Do your damn job and Impeach this SOB. Dont just sit their and bitch about it. If we have to vote a new Congress, so be it.


6 posted on 06/15/2012 9:57:08 AM PDT by DownInFlames
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To: BradtotheBone

All those lofty comments are fine, but I’d rather see some action instead. When will our representatives in Congress stand up to this dictator?

Congress, prepare articles of impeachment and I will take you seriously.


7 posted on 06/15/2012 9:57:12 AM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: BradtotheBone

Obama has been violating his oath of office since the day he took it ..... so what else is new? Since no one has dared say ‘no’ to him in any consequential way, he’s been emboldened and continues to thumb his nose at the Constitution, the American people and both the Congress and Supreme Court. If dissing the Mooch & his kids would buy him enough votes, he’d do that too.


8 posted on 06/15/2012 9:57:54 AM PDT by MissMagnolia (Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't. (M.Thatcher))
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To: BradtotheBone

Fiduciary Malfeasance, a Class A midemeanor.

That last word is familiar. I think I’ve seen it in the Constitution.

Again, I believe there will NEVER again be impeachment proceedings for any sitting POTUS regardless of party.


9 posted on 06/15/2012 9:58:17 AM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alterations - The acronym explains the science.)
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To: BradtotheBone

More than ever this move just tells the American people what Obama thinks of them. “I can do what ever I want and I don’t give a damn about you or your silly Constitution.”


10 posted on 06/15/2012 9:58:56 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: BradtotheBone

HEY GOP!!!!!!
STOP CRITICIZING and START TAKING ACTION!!!!!!!!!


11 posted on 06/15/2012 9:59:08 AM PDT by pollywog ("O Thou who changest not, abide with me.".......)
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To: BradtotheBone

Congress. What a joke.


12 posted on 06/15/2012 9:59:10 AM PDT by onedoug
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To: fatnotlazy

STAND UP CONGRESS! You bunch of balless wimps!


13 posted on 06/15/2012 10:00:25 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: BradtotheBone

And?


14 posted on 06/15/2012 10:00:25 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: fatnotlazy

What is truly sad is that hard working, truly productive Americans and their children are absolutely despised by this administration. It is us they are trying to destroy. In the mean time the republicans in office do nothing but huff and puff about it. Yea I see they really have our backs.


15 posted on 06/15/2012 10:00:37 AM PDT by formosa (Formosa)
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To: BradtotheBone

What will they do about it?.........................*crickets*


16 posted on 06/15/2012 10:01:15 AM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11 0bie don' t eat my dog!)
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To: crosshairs

One of the articles of Nixon’s impeachment was breach of his constitutional oath of office to faithfully execute the laws of the country. Perhaps in anticipation of the SC decision in the AZ case, Obama decided to preempt its objective ahead of time. So in one stroke he violates state and federal law and thumbs his nose at SCOTUS. Trifecta! We are now a banana republic, Kenyan style.


17 posted on 06/15/2012 10:01:30 AM PDT by Steelfish (ui)
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To: BradtotheBone
Odds are that the spineless GOP will stick to their past game plan:

Don't just do something, sit there.

18 posted on 06/15/2012 10:03:08 AM PDT by JPG (Don't just talk about it, make it happen.)
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To: BradtotheBone

My prediciton: House GOP will pass legislation (even though we already have laws against what Obama is doing here) and it will go to the Senate and be added to the dust bin full of bills Harry is sitting on.


19 posted on 06/15/2012 10:04:23 AM PDT by IamConservative (Well done is better than well said. - Ben Franklin)
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To: BradtotheBone

“New Obama deportation policy violates oath of office”

...OH YEAH!? SO WHAT!? Since when does a dictator even HAVE an oath?


20 posted on 06/15/2012 10:05:53 AM PDT by albie
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To: pollywog
NO! Impeaching him will only make Obama a martyr--just as it did Clinton.

Get the heck out of the way and let him be hoisted on his own petard!

21 posted on 06/15/2012 10:05:59 AM PDT by milagro (There is no peace in appeasement.)
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To: BradtotheBone

Obama is creating a class of Helots. They live here and work at the pleasure of the President but cannot vote or get government benefits. This is an insult.


22 posted on 06/15/2012 10:06:11 AM PDT by Mike Darancette (Ineptocracy; the Obama way.)
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To: BradtotheBone

Just the tip of the iceberg.

Murder - Fast and Furious
Murder - Seal Team Six
Gun Trafficking - Fast and Furious
Forgery - Birth Certificate(s)
Social Security Identity Fraud - stolen SSN#
Election fraud
Rezco
Blago - Senate seat
Solyndra
Russia - I’ll have more flexibility
Drones - Iran


23 posted on 06/15/2012 10:06:32 AM PDT by Smokeyblue
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To: BradtotheBone
Just about everything else the sob does also. Why should this one be different? The question is, who will stop him? The answer from where I sit is not a damned soul.

Tere are literly millions of individuals in positions of authority who have taken an oath to defend and support the Constitution and this imposter in the White House shreds it on a daily basis and one hears not a peep from any of them.

24 posted on 06/15/2012 10:06:48 AM PDT by sport
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To: BradtotheBone

Yea, but isn’t the oath of office just a symbolic gesture?

/s


25 posted on 06/15/2012 10:07:36 AM PDT by rockrr (Everything is different now...)
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To: BradtotheBone

If it’s legal (which I doubt) due to the fact that Congress has unwisely delegated its own authority to “regulations”, then shut up.

If it’s illegal, then impeach.

In either case, it’s long since past time to stop talking.


26 posted on 06/15/2012 10:13:10 AM PDT by kevkrom (Those in a rush to trample the Constitution seem to forget that it is the source of their authority.)
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To: DuncanWaring

We’re not even sure he took one. He botched the public oath and retook the oath in private with no cameras.

He can’t violate an oath he never took.


27 posted on 06/15/2012 10:14:50 AM PDT by CrappieLuck
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To: AngelesCrestHighway
This stunt will backfire also...

He delivers this illegal diktat amidst news reports this week that jobless claims continue to rise, the economy continues to slow, his support among Blacks is on the decline, and Americans' median net worth has fallen 38.9%.

He can spin and jive all day long, but people are not buying his lies. The economic carnage he has wrought is there for all to see.

Now he's further diminished employment opportunities for legal citizens.

28 posted on 06/15/2012 10:18:45 AM PDT by BlatherNaut
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To: BradtotheBone

Seriously? Some of you want Republicans to start impeaching President Obama? Why would they do that when a good portion support amnesty? They are probably behind the scenes celebrating as we speak.


29 posted on 06/15/2012 10:23:30 AM PDT by CitizenUSA (Why celebrate evil? Evil is easy. Good is the goal worth striving for.)
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To: sport

“The question is, who will stop him? The answer from where I sit is not a damned soul.”

Nobody has; nobody will. Even though, as you say, there are millions in authority who could/should put an end to Obama’s flagrant abuses, nobody steps up. (I hope our Founding Fathers aren’t able to watch the spineless politicians assist Hussein by saying nothing.)

Many Theologians focusing on eschatology believe that America is not alluded to in the Bible, symbolically or otherwise. The reason: During “end times”, America will be either (1) non-existent or (2) insignificant because of its weakness.

Maybe Obama has been put in place to fulfill the tragic plan, i.e., to destroy our country.


30 posted on 06/15/2012 10:24:46 AM PDT by MayflowerMadam
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To: BradtotheBone

Congress needs to start impeachment hearings against this POS, the problem is that most in the GOP leadership are just as dirty as he.


31 posted on 06/15/2012 10:29:40 AM PDT by stockpirate (Romney, Ann Coulter & our ruling republican elites, are Big Government socialists, Grand Ole Sociali)
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To: BradtotheBone

“The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced a new policy Friday allowing certain illegal immigrants who were brought to the United States as children to remain in the country. The beneficiaries will not be eligible for U.S. citizenship, but they would be allowed to work and would no longer be targeted for deportation. “

I can think of one particular illegal in an oval office that might benefit from this new set of rules.


32 posted on 06/15/2012 10:30:47 AM PDT by READINABLUESTATE ("We must hang together, gentlemen...else, we shall most assuredly hang separately." - Franklin)
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To: BradtotheBone

Doesn’t the camel of Impeachment have enough straws on its back yet?

Total abdication of law, ethics and standards.

And this from a law professor.

Someone please...GET THE HOOK and get this guy off the stage.


33 posted on 06/15/2012 10:34:42 AM PDT by SueRae (The Tower of Sauron falls on 11.06.2012)
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To: BlatherNaut

His inexperience is unbelievable!


34 posted on 06/15/2012 10:36:05 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: CrappieLuck

“He can’t violate an oath he never took.”

Even if he did, an oath sworn on the Bible by a Muslim is meaningless to him.


35 posted on 06/15/2012 10:36:14 AM PDT by Magic Fingers (Political correctness mutates in order to remain virulent.)
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To: BradtotheBone
The attorney General should launch an investigation into the legality of this. Oh wait, never mind.
36 posted on 06/15/2012 10:37:26 AM PDT by McGruff (Support your local Republican candidates. They are our last line of defense.)
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To: BradtotheBone
Found the following comment(s) with a quick google search. A brief but interesting take...

America's Hugo Chavez
37 posted on 06/15/2012 10:40:29 AM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: BradtotheBone
On Twitter, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said the policy would entice people to break the law. “President Obama’s attempt to go around Congress and the American people is at best unwise and possibly illegal,” he tweeted.

Lindsey is upset that he didn't get to do it first.

38 posted on 06/15/2012 10:42:14 AM PDT by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: BradtotheBone

What happened to our House and Senate? Has Obummer overuled them? The dictator’s DEAL OF THE DAY!......


39 posted on 06/15/2012 10:43:49 AM PDT by ncfool (OMG 2012)
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To: Moonman62

Senator Lindsey Graham is not, in my opinion, worth responding to. He is an obama aider and abettor. As well as holding the title of,”The Pride of South Carolina.”


40 posted on 06/15/2012 10:59:22 AM PDT by sport
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To: BradtotheBone

Ok why doesn’t Congress do anything to stop him from his tyrannical behavior? Obama had taken over the entire country, invalidated the Constitution and run roughshod over our civil liberties... Why do they just sit back on all this?


41 posted on 06/15/2012 11:03:57 AM PDT by KarenMarie (NEVER believe anything coming out of DC until it's been denied.)
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To: BradtotheBone
Well, he DID say he was going to start bypassing Congress and the Senate.

Of course, the States can simply ignore this illegal law.

42 posted on 06/15/2012 11:12:17 AM PDT by Lazamataz (People who resort to Godwin's Law are just like Hitler.)
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To: KarenMarie
Ok why doesn’t Congress do anything to stop him from his tyrannical behavior? Obama had taken over the entire country, invalidated the Constitution and run roughshod over our civil liberties... Why do they just sit back on all this?

I feel the answer is easier than an ultimately unsuccessful impeachment attempt:

1) Tie the implementation of this illegal lawmaking up, in court.

2) The States may feel perfectly free to ignore illegal lawmaking.

3) Start laughing at Obama, mocking him mercilessly, for being an impotent loser who has no clue -- after 3.5 years -- what his job is. He'd crack under derision. It also defuses anyone from taking this illegal lawmaking seriously.

43 posted on 06/15/2012 11:16:09 AM PDT by Lazamataz (People who resort to Godwin's Law are just like Hitler.)
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To: fatnotlazy
I just called my Congressman's (Palazzo) office and his contact person said he is in DC but is serious about starting impeachment proceedings and is taking opinions from constituents to take to boner and the other spineless republican leaders to prove that America is demanding an action to block this tyrannical and illegal usurpation of our Constitution and laws.

LLS

44 posted on 06/15/2012 11:24:47 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Don't Tread On Me)
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To: IamConservative
They can impeach him... they may not remove him from office due to the Senate but they can tie obama up and make him defend himself and keep this story in the news until November. This is not about sex... this is about putting illegal invaders ahead of REAL AMERICANS and doing so during a depression and job losses that exceed those during the great depression... we are in the GREATEST DEPRESSION!

LLS

45 posted on 06/15/2012 11:33:16 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Don't Tread On Me)
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To: Lazamataz

No... you can do all of those things and impeach him... there is no reason not to impeach him... regardless of the treason that lies in wait in the Senate.

LLS


46 posted on 06/15/2012 11:36:40 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer (Don't Tread On Me)
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To: BradtotheBone
This huge policy shift ... violates President Obama’s oath to uphold the laws of this land

You're a little late. That shift occurred 3.5 years ago when he took that oath in the first place.

47 posted on 06/15/2012 11:41:22 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: LibLieSlayer

I called Brady’s office (you have to hold a mirror to his face to see if he is breathing) and got some staffer. Poor kid. I am in no mood for political double speak.

They were “surprised” and had not had time to “formulate an position”.

I told him that if they didn’t respond and stop this that Congress is meaningless and that he is already.

At least Palazzo has a position if not a good one.

We have to ask though, is our outrage what he wants? How does it help him? What is the smart thing to do here? This is politics, it is evil. To win it should be simply a matter of right and wrong, lawful and unlawful but it isn’t that way anymore and probably never has been.


48 posted on 06/15/2012 11:47:15 AM PDT by Sequoyah101 (You've been screwed by your government.)
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To: Sequoyah101

I just spoke with a very cordial young lady in Congressman Mike Roger’s (R-AL) D.C. office! She said I was the nicest of the MANY calls she had taken just today - despite my adamant statement that this “USURPER-IN-CHIEF” (NOT my President) needs to be impeached and tossed out of office.

I repeated the same message to folks in the D.C. offices of Senators Jeff Sessions (R-AL) and Richard Shelby (R-AL).


49 posted on 06/15/2012 12:26:42 PM PDT by lyby ("Mathematics is the language with which God has written the universe." ~ Galileo Galilei)
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To: lyby

And you will be politely ignored, just like all of us and just like the Constitution and just like the jobs we hired them to do.

They don’t mind you calling because you don’t matter.


50 posted on 06/15/2012 12:33:57 PM PDT by Sequoyah101 (You've been screwed by your government.)
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