Skip to comments.W.H. Press Secretary: 'We’re Not Just Going To Sit Around And Wait' For Congress To Write Laws
Posted on 06/26/2014 9:12:54 AM PDT by stevie_d_64
President Obama, tired of waiting for Congress to act on immigration reform, is currently exploring ways to address issues with Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson.
During an interview with MSNBCs Chuck Todd, White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest explained that the Obama was getting impatient with Congress.
[W]ere not just going to sit around and wait interminably for Congress, he explained. Weve been waiting a year already. The president has tasked his Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson with reviewing what options are available to the president, what is at his disposal using his executive authority to try to address some of the problems that have been created by our broken immigration system.
Earnest added although Obama was exploring executive action, it was not a substitute for robust Congressional action on immigration reform.
Thats why were trying to focus on getting that done, he concluded.
Obama has been heavily criticized after his 2012 executive decision to defer the deportations of some young illegal immigrants which critics argue was a key incentive for more children to cross the border illegally.
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This Josh guy is going to be Carney II very soon.
What if we all said that we are not going to just sit around and wait for tax reform, so we are not paying? Think that would fly?
Enforce the law, bozo,
It never occurs to them or the press that maybe congress is just against the laws they want to pass.
Just kidding! Of COURSE it occurs to them. They just don’t want to report it that way.
That is EXACTLY what needs to happen. Same as the Colonists refused complying with the tyranny they faced.
When we refuse to comply with the agents of tyranny - the Tyrants will impose their will by force - and demonstrate for all that they have no legitimate authority over a righteous people.
Hell, no, there are world-class golf courses out there just waiting to be played!
IT AIN'T BROKE! YOU JUST AIN'T ENFORCING THE LAWS!.............what an a$$hole..............
LOL! And we thought carny was an asshat.
You know this is in response to Boehners meaningless lawsuit. By the time his lawsuit is done obamas transformational change will be done. John, Mitch, obamas giving you that middle finger. I think they said ok with them.
Why worry, it seems our government and society as a whole is devoid of following the rule of law in the first place...Why bother with any of it???
If you have a vehicle that has a speedometer that measures speed up to say 120mph...
And most maximum speed limits (you know, the law) says that 75 is about the max in some parts of the country...Why allow vehicles that “can” break the law, be registered, taxed and operated on those roads???
Why not Executive Order vehicles to be recalled and governed to only be able to operate up to the maximum speed limit of your state, or the nation for that matter...
Just illustrating the absurd by being absurd...
Good thing Congress and our SCOTUS do not have the stones to put this executive branch back into check...
Oh well...It was a nice run anyway...We made it, what, 236 years...
Yeah, it's not like you (the administration) has anything else to do, like um, I don't know, enforcing the laws already on the books?
Weve been waiting a year already. The president has tasked his Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson with reviewing what options are available to the president, what is at his disposal using his executive authority to try to address some of the problems that have been created by our broken immigration system.
Yes it's unfortunate the Presidant seems to have few options. It's almost like his job is *executing* the laws as written, not writing them. Huh. I wonder why that is... (Confused look)
Yes, check with the Constitutional scholars at the DHS. I'm sure you'll get to the bottom of this great mystery there. Meanwhile, where's that pen and phone again...
I’m waiting for the classic, “This issue is too important to leave up to the voters.” I got a twenny on two weeks. Any takers?
The only thing broken is the will to enforce existing law.
I have a Corvette. In advance of some ruling you’re talking about that would regulate how fast a car can run...... I had a little “fling” with speed yesterday on a deserted portion of highway. What a cool car. :)
if it was so important, why didn't they do it when they controlled the House?
he might want to check today’s Supreme Court decision about that...
Your’s or my intent???
If both, I’m hip to the idea...It hurts me to be that way, if that’s the case...;-)
Like I said, this country has had a relatively good run...Rule of Law is a real beotch, if you just do not feel like being lawful...
Ironic isn’t it???
Hey that makes sense, mac daddy can make up laws as only he sees fit.
I’ll see that bet, and raise you $20 FReeper dollars...
I’m calling my bookie in Vegas...He can work the odds better than anyone...
Ummm ... I thought that’s what Congress was supposed to do!
Obama: “Supreme Who?”
How many bills has the house sent to your party's dem controlled senate which have not been acted upon. Seems to me that is where Obomhole should address his concerns about in- action.
BTW, Josh ole boy, failure to pass laws they deem inimical to the nation's well being is not a failure of anything more than not caving into the emperor's whims.
The press secretary is announcing the Hero of Benghazi’s intent to violate the law.
With every silver lining, there is a dark cloud! (Reid)
This is what “civil disobedience” is about - refuse to obey the unjust law, and be prepared to take the consequences. The arrest and perhaps the trial and sentence may be imposed, but that is what appeals courts are for. At some level, some judge will exercise conscience in obeying the Constitution, and the injustice of the law is revealed for all to see.
If they bother to look.
Ahhhh, ok...Got it...No prob...
“At some level, some judge will exercise conscience in obeying the Constitution, and the injustice of the law is revealed for all to see.”
But at this level, I can’t see many people rolling that pair of dice, just to make a point...
If you desire to live on the edge, that’s cool, I’m with ya...
Just make absolutely sure that your affairs are in order, and your assets protected and controlled by someone close to you that you trust not to screw you over...
Cause the ride you take lasts longer than 8 seconds cowboy...hehehe, no prob, muh man!!!
1) Klinton likes women, and
2) After getting his a** handed to him in '94, at least Klinton understood the limits on his power. The Obammunist just doesn't give a shi'ite.
Scouts Out! Cavalry Ho!
Kinda like Hitler, Mao, Stalin.... doing it “for the children” no doubt.
W T F!!??
That is still a mild case of Normalcy Bias.
The Courts are as corrupted as the Federal Beast is. Despotism is what will be revealed when we defy the edicts of the Crown, not some 'come to Jesus moment' that a judge will suddenly come to when the courts uphold tyranny.
They will rule "The law is the law" even if it has no legitimacy whatsoever.
Think William Wallace being told he is a subject of a tyrant even though he never recognized his rule over him. We are now in the same boat.
Uh, yes you will.
Let me know when the shooting starts.
This is Congress’ fault. They can rein in the Executive Branch. That’s their duty. The Constitution is very clear on the Executives power and limits.
The Founders were very aware of the dangers of kings and democracy. Us, not so much.
He sounds like one of those 18 year old Olympic stars who says they have been working their whole life for this....
Congress cannot submit a bill because the minute they do, the senate bastardized it, takes it to committee, and it’s over Johnny.
Congress needs to have a press conference with every Republican behind Boehner. And all Boehner needs to say is, “Today the congress has deemed that the current law must be followed as written.” Any reform to that law will be contingent upon the existing law being followed as to ascertain whether there are flaws in the law or if the President has circumvented the law and in such violated the Constitution and should be held accountable.”
There are two people who could “reform” immigration. That’s Perry and Brewer. Call up the National Guard and let them guard our nation.
Elections have consequences...now don’t they?
Guess we showed Romney a thing or two. But hey, Romney and Obama are exactly the same...right?
I’m not so sure the American people ought to keep “sitting and waiting” for Congress to do something about this lawless criminal posing as president and this crazy corrupt government either.
Far past time for action.
By the time his lawsuit is done obamas transformational change will be done.
Yup! Obamugabe and Bonehead apparently made an agreement in this regard.
Can it be said any more clearly? We have a rouge communist government, and both sides of the ONE party are equal members.
Seems to me Congress could eliminate executive orders if it had a mind to do so...
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