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Charles Krauthammer: Obama's immigration bombshell is naked lawlessness
San Jose Mercury News ^ | 06/23/2012 | Charles Krauthammer

Posted on 06/23/2012 7:19:55 PM PDT by moonshinner_09

"With respect to the notion that I can just suspend deportations [of immigrants brought here illegally as children] through executive order, that's just not the case, because there are laws on the books that Congress has passed."

-- President Barack Obama, March 28, 2011

WASHINGTON -- Those laws remain on the books. They have not changed. Yet Obama last week suspended these very deportations -- granting infinitely renewable "deferred action" with attendant work permits -- thereby rewriting the law. And doing precisely what he himself admits he is barred from doing.

Obama had tried to change the law. In late 2010, he asked Congress to pass the DREAM Act, which offered a path to citizenship for hundreds of thousands of illegal immigrants. Congress refused.

When pressed by Hispanic groups to simply implement the law by executive action, Obama said it would be illegal.

Now he's gone and done it anyway. The election approaches and his margin is slipping. He needs a big Hispanic vote. After all, who will call him on it? A supine press? Congressional Democrats?

With a single Homeland Security Department memo, the immigration laws no longer apply to 800,000 people. By what justification? Prosecutorial discretion, says Janet Napolitano.

(Excerpt) Read more at mercurynews.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: aliens; dreamact; immigration; krauthammer; obama
When pressed by Hispanic groups to simply implement the law by executive action, Obama said it would be illegal, imagine that, another scandal in the making.
1 posted on 06/23/2012 7:20:04 PM PDT by moonshinner_09
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To: moonshinner_09

“When you elect a third world banana republic dictator, that is exactly what you get.”

Credit:

http://stevengoddard.wordpress.com/2012/06/23/creepy-dictator-at-work/


2 posted on 06/23/2012 7:28:07 PM PDT by Puckster
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To: moonshinner_09

The boy-king strikes out again.


3 posted on 06/23/2012 7:28:31 PM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: moonshinner_09
>He needs a big Hispanic vote.

But he wont let them eat with him with real silverware.

All those dead FF Sinola cartel victims have relatives!

4 posted on 06/23/2012 7:33:43 PM PDT by rawcatslyentist ("Behold, I am against you, O arrogant one," Jeremiah 50:31)
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To: moonshinner_09

Obama just pushed blacks out of the job market.

If they continue to support him then it means they don’t want jobs.


5 posted on 06/23/2012 7:34:53 PM PDT by NoLibZone (I trust Sarah Palin, Dick Cheney, Cain, Perry, Bachman : I trust their judgment on their 2012 pick.)
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To: moonshinner_09

6 posted on 06/23/2012 7:35:00 PM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: moonshinner_09

Of all the things I’ve seen in my lifetime this was probably the most brazen. Heck, it’s more than that. It’s impeachable. The President takes an oath to defend the constitution and enforce the laws of the US. It’s just a sad, if not incompetent display of leadership.

Who is the President anyway? He unilaterly changes immigration law, puts together a Healthcare bill that is unconstitutional by any reasonable persons analysis of the commerce clause. He then sues Arizona over immigration laws and other states over voter ID regulations all of which are clearly constitutional based on case-law that already went though the system.

Our current President doesn’t even come across as someone who understands American culture let alone our constitution. This is one unusual President and one unusual time period we live in. I sure hope the Wisconsin vote was a harbinger of things to come!


7 posted on 06/23/2012 7:37:52 PM PDT by Mustangman (The GOP)
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To: Mustangman

The very FIRST impeachable and unconstitutional act by Obama was his moving the Census Bureau into the White House under Rahm Emmanuel’s control.


8 posted on 06/23/2012 7:41:54 PM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost

P.S. That’s AFTER taking office.. Lying about being an NBC was another, prior to that.


9 posted on 06/23/2012 7:42:53 PM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: moonshinner_09

Dear Leader wants to make laws without congress - he also wants couples to give up their wedding gifts to help him be re-elected...


10 posted on 06/23/2012 7:53:11 PM PDT by GOPJ (The 'doting court eunuchs' of the MSM fail to notice...)
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To: moonshinner_09

Is it any coincidence that his Secret Service codename is “Renegade”?


11 posted on 06/23/2012 7:57:57 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: Puckster
Right on the money.
12 posted on 06/23/2012 8:02:50 PM PDT by ANGGAPO (Layte Gulf Beach Club)
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To: moonshinner_09

Krauthammer didn’t have the guts to call out the lawlessness of an ineligible fraud assuming the office of President. He was as complicit as anyone for allowing this to happen.


13 posted on 06/23/2012 8:18:13 PM PDT by kreitzer
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To: NoLibZone
“Obama just pushed blacks out of the job market.

If they continue to support him then it means they don’t want jobs.”

Brilliant observation.

So, socialism, and no jobs, is more important than a free market with jobs.....ergo, they don't have to “Put up or shut up!”, when talking about them actually having the desire to work.

It would expose their fearful dependency upon the government dole.

14 posted on 06/23/2012 8:22:48 PM PDT by Puckster
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To: moonshinner_09

King Obama violated the existing immigration law and the offense is impeachable if he attempt to instruct implementation.


15 posted on 06/23/2012 8:25:42 PM PDT by Logical me
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To: Mustangman

All true, but just ponder how emboldened he will be if he wins a second term. He will go the full Hugo Chavez.


16 posted on 06/23/2012 8:29:01 PM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
The very FIRST impeachable and unconstitutional act by Obama was his moving the Census Bureau into the White House under Rahm Emmanuel’s control.

Very interesting!

17 posted on 06/23/2012 8:44:28 PM PDT by tsowellfan (Should Obama recuse himself from making any decisions on immigration?)
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To: tsowellfan; GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
The very FIRST impeachable and unconstitutional act by Obama was his moving the Census Bureau into the White House under Rahm Emmanuel’s control.

I'm not sure that actually happened.

You'll perhaps recall that retiring Senator Judd Gregg (R-NH) was initally appointed Secretary of Commerce. When it became known that the President intended to transfer the census function out of the Commerce Department (leaving it with NOAA and little else), Gregg made a stink and refused to accept the post.

Subsequently, Obama agreed to leave the Census where it was -- in the Commerce Department. Gregg walked away anyway.

I don't think the transfer of the Census to the White House ever actually took place.

18 posted on 06/23/2012 9:06:19 PM PDT by okie01
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[Sen./Rep.] [FIRST NAME] [LAST NAME]
Washington, DC

RE: Support the “HALT” Act - NO Amnesty!

Dear [Sen./Rep.] [LAST NAME]:

I'm writing to ask you to please SUPPORT the “Hinder the Administration's Legalization Temptation” (or HALT) Act, which has been introduced as H.R. 2497 in the House, and S. 1380 in the Senate.

President Barack Obama, along with Janet Napolitano, secretary of Homeland Security, has announced immunity from deportation for illegal immigrants who were brought to the United States before they turned 16 and who are younger than 30 – among other criteria. They can apply for a two-year work permit that can be renewed indefinitely.

The decision is not just a breach of faith with the American people. It blatantly ignores the rule of law that is the foundation of our democracy.

While executive branch authority is justifiable when exercised responsibly, actions taken by the Administration demonstrate that they cannot be trusted with this power. If the Administration gets its way, over 1.4 million illegal immigrants will be allowed to remain in the U.S. — without ANY vote of Congress.

That's NOT RIGHT. Thankfully, Rep. Lamar Smith and Sen. David Vitter have introduced legislation to restore Congress’ Constitutional powers over immigration. Please, SUPPORT the “Hinder the Administration's Legalization Temptation” (or HALT) Act, which has been introduced as H.R. 2497 in the House, and S. 1380 in the Senate. Thank you.

Sincerely,

[YOUR NAME]
[ADDRESS]
[CITY], [STATE] [ZIP]

Find your Representives here... http://www.house.gov/representatives/find/

19 posted on 06/23/2012 9:12:10 PM PDT by tsowellfan (Should Obama recuse himself from making any decisions on immigration?)
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To: tsowellfan

Ah, yes. Let’s just pass more ‘laws’ that won’t be followed, let alone the Constitution.

If the feckless GOP-e won’t do anything NOW, what’s another grandstanding dog-n-pony show going to do?


20 posted on 06/23/2012 10:52:49 PM PDT by i_robot73
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To: tsowellfan
"It blatantly ignores the rule of law that is the foundation of our democracy republic."
21 posted on 06/23/2012 11:05:29 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: moonshinner_09

I was going to write a different reply but I am afraid to do it. There is no free speech in this country anymore.

Why is Hussein afraid of forks? They had to be removed before he would enter a room.

I have never been afraid of a fork. Are you?

Executive orders will continue to flow from his pen because laws don’t matter in this country anymore.

Take care of your families and enjoy every day.


22 posted on 06/23/2012 11:09:17 PM PDT by Marcella (God wouldn't vote for Romney so I won't, either.)
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To: moonshinner_09
Well when you become president without ANY experience at running ANYTHING, this is what you get.
I pinch myself everyday, hoping that I am in the middle of a bad nightmare.
I still have a hard time believing that this country wound up with this slime as our president.
23 posted on 06/24/2012 3:28:30 AM PDT by DeaconRed (My vote in Nov will be dictated by my extreme hatred for ZERO and what he is doing to our country.)
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To: moonshinner_09

“Obama’s immigration bombshell is naked lawlessness”

Should be: Obama’s immigration bombshell is naked campaigning.


24 posted on 06/24/2012 3:51:13 AM PDT by Rennes Templar (No matter how cynical you get, it's never enough to keep up.)
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost

I was just about to respond to your #8 when I saw your correction in #9.

Still technically, as a non-natural born citizen, as soon as he completed his oath he became impeachable and if he was following his oath he should have immediately moved for his own impeachment. No such luck. ;-)


25 posted on 06/24/2012 4:56:29 AM PDT by Tunehead54 (Nothing funny here ;-)
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