Skip to comments.Huckabee Defends Obama’s Immigration Policy: ‘It’s An Admirable Thing’
Posted on 06/16/2012 1:18:50 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
Mike Huckabee told the crew at Fox & Friends this morning that he understood his stance on immigration was not particularly popular among Republicans, and he didnt support and executive order for it, but the policy President Obama tried to implement for young undocumented people was something he had also attempted to pass in Arkansas. You dont punish a kid for what his or her parents did, he argued, saying the policy was not a job-killer.
The content itself, the goal, its an admirable thing, Huckabee argued, adding that he had tried to pass a similar measure in Arkansas, but it failed in Congress and he let it lie. It never occurred to me that I could simply bypass the legislature and do what I wanted to do, he added, calling it basic constitutional 101, so much so that the President had previously said himself that he could not pass the bill along.
(Excerpt) Read more at mediaite.com ...
Call it whatever you want, but amnesty is immoral, as are those that support it.
GOP: still working hard to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory.
Apprently Juck isn’t as patriotic as we all thought.
No, you reward the parents for doing it by allowing them to stay here with Junior. We don't want to break up the "family" now do we? Parents, relatives, grandparents, all of them who want to be here to watch Junior get his G.E.D. certificate.
This is why Huckabee won’t ever be president.
There is a difference between being compassionate and being stupid.
“You dont punish a kid for what his or her parents did,”
Soooo....Is he saying that sending them home to their own country is ‘punishment?
Would that not imply that not all cultures are equal? Sounds racist! We must repatriate them to prove that all cultures are equal!
Oh I see! Its a inconvenience to them! How sad, then they dont get special treatment.
I dont think we should follow any federal laws then since they inconvenience us!
How is that Huck?
Huckleberry was a gross fat dumb beachball who couldn’t get a job as a Janitor in any other state then Arkansas! He is a certified Moron and the Liberal media Loves Him for that!
Huckleberry gave America to Obama on a Silver Platter by siding with the Brain Dead McPAIN as the Republican candidate for 2008! The Guy deserves to be tried for TREASON!
Congress has had the opportunity to act on this legislation, time and time again. They have passed certain laws and decided not to pass other bills, including one much like this latest Executive Order.
So how does the President have the authority to administer a law the Congress has specifically chosen not to pass?
The answer is that he doesn’t. That is the only question here. Any discussion about who should and should not be permitted into the country is irrelevant.
The Huckster, Rubio and especially 0bama can go to hell. If they don't like this law, or any law, they are free to introduce legislation to have the law amended or repealed. In the mean time, the usurper swore (twice presumably) to uphold The Constitution and the laws of the United States, INCLUDING immigration laws. Failure to do so is an impeachable offense!
You don't punish the citizens of the USA to accommodate criminals, pud wad.
Romney Republicanism. It’s not just for Massachusetts any more.
No matter how "admirable" or worthy the cause or the rhetoric, if the Constitutional restraint on the coercive power of government officials is violated, then it is unconstitutional and wrong.
Tennessee Congressman Davy Crockett made a speech on the floor of the Congress called "Not Yours to Give" about an incident during his tenure which summarized such an idea here.
We are letting the left win this, “You aren’t compassionate” argument.
I’m compassionate to legal citizens and legal immigrants.
If you can't do that, try doing something else. A rock band comes to mind, which I can view or not at my sole discretion.
Not we all.
All of them have violated us laws, the 14th. amendment was not for them.
And you don’t deny kids who’s parents played by the rules from admissions or job opportunities.
GTH Huckabee, give up your job and those of your family et al to illegals if you really believe in your own crap.
This is the same reason that I was never for Huckabee, though he has some stances that I might call conservative, he is far, far to “sympathetic” to folk that covvet both my land and my purse, misguided Christianity.
A major huck-up in my book, and anyone’s book who supports the LAW. What Obama did was CRIMINAL.
My guess is that only Huckabee and O’Rielly are the only two at FOX that support this illegal and ethically wrong political move by our “law-abiding” president.
Huck is a gladhanding douchebag. Why do so many Arkansas politicians act like they should be selling used cars?
How many Irish, English, German, Russian, Polish, Italian etc. illegals kids are allowed get in on this?
I can assure you we DO have illegals here from those “White” countries, and many more.
Is it just limited to “Hispanic”?
What was that, “Equality under the law”? /s
Not with this regime, under this regime we pick and choose who the law is applied to on arbitrary basis.
Under the Constitution we are supposed to have three “Co-Equal” branches of government, not an executive dictatorship.
Congress MUST reverse this ASAP.
Mike Huckabee told the crew at Fox & Friends this morning that he understood his stance on immigration was not particularly popular among Republicans
Well Mike that is why you are not running for President.
Your stance is not popular with AMERICANS..
Including Millions of American Immigrants who came here legally and worked within the system to become Americans.
Awarding any result of a criminal action is wrong for America
“You don’t punish a kid for what his parents did”. Didn’t Huck’s kid get caught torturing dogs? Better try a different subject, Hick.
Re: “You dont punish a kid for what his or her parents did...
Instead you punish the Republican Party and Conservatives by legalizing 800,000 new Democrat voters.
Michael Vick is Huckie’s kid? I thought I saw a resemblance!
So he’s auditioning to be Milt’s VP nominee? Great. Thurston Howell and Gilligan!!
This kind of thinking is ok for individual, but not for anyone in a position with power. If you are elected to an office, you are obligated to uphold the law.
That ‘comapssionate’ streak in a politician (in this case, Huckabee’s pardon of criminals) led to said criminals committing further crimes and more victims lost their lives. How do you compensate for that? Where do you draw the line?
Huckabee’s of the world do not care and did not think through the consequences of their compassionate actions, they only want to FEEL GOOD about themselves.
Curiously, the Soros minions and the radical socialists have managed to purge the internet of the speech, without a hint of its contents.
Well, today that is no longer possible, unless Hussein passes another Executive Order.
Huckabee is an idiot. No wonder he went nowhere in ‘08.
Gomer’s Pile has opened in trap again and nothing but excrement has come out.
With the exception of my 6th great grandfather, John Carpenter (a neighbor, close associate, friend and revolutionary brother in arms of one George Washington) in my paternal grandmother Robinsons family, my other English and German ancestors waited in sometimes years long lines, got on a hot, crowded, rickety ship, crossed the Atlantic and arrived at Ellis Island.
My wife’s English and Irish ancestors also waited in sometimes years long lines, got on a hot, crowded, rickety ship, crossed the Atlantic and arrived at Ellis Island.
There they were deloused, given a cursory medical exam, interrogated, their immigration papers checked and, with just what they were able to carry, took the ferry to the mainland to begin their lives as “Americans.” Those who did not have a complete grasp of English soon undertook formal and informal of the native language and the rest, as they say, is history.
That’s how it USED TO BE DONE.
The 14th Amendment, INTENDED by the drafters to ONLY grant citizenship to emancipated slaves by overturning the Dred Scott decision, has been tortured beyond recognition by the radical left to also include so-called “anchor babies” born to Latinas who stroll across the border to download junior HERE to bypass all the normal immigration processes described above. As an intern in a San Diego ER, my late niece caught many of those babies as part of her OB/GYN training.
By executive fiat, today Obama just took the first step to COMPLETELY open our borders (trust me, it is the first step only!) His action makes FOOLS of those who, like our great-great grandparents, played by the rules. It also makes fools of those waiting in those overseas lines to come here THE RIGHT WAY!!!
A wag declared that a nation without borders is NOT A NATION!!
A Latino “immigration lawyer” on FNN this morning said that if Congress doesn’t like it, they can change the law. He went on to say “THEY DON’T HAVE THE GUTS.” Sadly, he’s right. But if these clowns on Jenkins’ Hill think those latinos (legal and illegal) are going to vote for the GOP, they should be careful to not let their minds wander: They’re too small to be out alone.
Not that it would do any good, I called my congresscritters’ (202-224-3121) this morning to ask when they plan to offer Articles of Impeachment for this, the Law of the Seas Treaty, the activities of Holder, et al, the waste of taxpayer bucks on the green jobs idiocy, etc., etc. I’ll spare you the entire list as it runs to a few hundred pages. If impeachment is not their plan, I asked them to have the decency to RESIGN as the first branch of this government is clearly no longer needed and Obama could use the bucks saved to help buy the coming “election” or perhaps resume his taxpayer funded World Tour.
Bottom line? If you are STILL unconvinced that this guy is a clear and present danger to YOUR way of life, you probably live in a refrigerator crate behind a vacant warehouse. And if that is NOT your current living condition, re-elect this guy and it shortly will be.
Izzy, your comment nails it.
When I first saw Obama’s statement, I thought, “The guy just committed political suicide.”
The GOP leadership is demanding its right to commit political suicide first!
American kids grow up in foreign countries all the time while their parents serve away from home.
Then they all go home to America.
Hows that for an American Dream Plan?
That first sentence is exactly what Crocket said and you opined.
No rational human being can disagree with that.
"Sincerity is everything. Once you learn to fake that, the rest is easy."
This is a trap - just another Obama scam to move the daily debate from the economy and unemployment to "social justice". Democrats always win the argument when it is about "feelings" and helping victim groups out with taxpayer money.
And foolish people like Rubio and The Huckster have fallen into the trap.
They are propping Obama up instead of pointing out how is breaking the law, trashing the constitution and making unemployment worse for blacks and others.
Romney made a safe, middle-of-the-road statement.
Now he needs to drop the subject and concentrate on pounding Obama about the economy, the deficit, and jobs, jobs, jobs.
Good God Almighty, we are NOT in a friggin' dictatorship, ya populist preaching Arkansas do-gooder!!! The solution to a problem (I don't blame these kids for their parents' sins either) is NOT to have some benevolent dictator overrule the LAW.
How ignorant are these people?????????
Oh, wait...I see...this is "Mediaite", from the Obama butt kissing section of the internet. Probably taking Huck out of context. At least I hope so.
I think Romney needs to keep focus on making things better for legal Americans. I believe that Obama has misjudged the opinion of the American public in doing what he did.
I think Romney also needs to hammer him for bypassing Congress.
To all you Huckabee shills, this is why he was never even a blip on the radar.
"In America, where every elected representative swears to uphold the Constitution's protections of the rights and liberties of all, there is no "admirable" action if, by that action, the person who does it violates the Constitution's limits [and] his/her [required oath of office."]
Rep. Steve King is considering filing a lawsuit to block Obama's efforts. We all should show support for King's plan.
At any rate, I hope many folks will flood Huckabee's in-box with that observation. He alluded to the constitution 101 matter, but should have stayed off the stump for the idea, for it gives Obama credit for a purely political ploy.
As for the link to the Crockett file, I provided another one also--located at the Foundation for Economic Education web site--a site loaded with archives which are loaded with other helpful works in this time of great danger in our Republic.
This is yet another reason Boehner must be replaced as SOH...He should be out in the media discussing impeachment over this, not only against Obozo, but against ANY cabinet secretary that attempts to implement any of this BS. Not only is one not obligated to follow an illegal order, one can be prosecuted for doing so. This should be made abundantly clear to Obozo’s appointees.
I believe that the House, or a group from the House, has standing to submit an emergency request for mandamus from the Supreme Court.
That might be an effective cure for the attempted "silent coup."
The Congress (both houses) has no obligation to pass laws demanded by the Executive.
The Executive, on the other hand, has no authority to ignore laws legally passed by the Congress. None.
Even morons can grasp that distinction.
I never could stand Huckabee. Now I have another reason to despise the plastic weenie.
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