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When Obama does it, does that make it legal?
Milwaukee J-S ^ | 5 july 2014 | Jay Ambrose

Posted on 07/05/2014 5:07:44 AM PDT by rellimpank

President Barack Obama, whose power abuses have played a role in the imperilment of tens of thousands of children and earned him slaps by the Supreme Court and the threat of a suit by House Republicans, has promised more of the same.

It's the kind of performance you would more likely expect on a "Saturday Night Live" stage than in the Rose Garden. There he nevertheless was, telling us "America cannot wait forever for them to act." By "them" he meant House Republicans, by "act" he meant passage of sweeping legislation that meets his approval and by "forever" he meant passage is unlikely this year.

While no one can say for sure all that comes next, a New York Times story says the administration may give "work permits and protection from deportation to millions of immigrants now in the country." Except that it would be much further reaching, this move could render something akin to the two-year, renewable, constitutionally questionable amnesty already granted by Obama in 2012 to more than a half million immigrant youths who came here illegally as children.

This presidential venture is now seen as a factor encouraging great crowds of poor children unaccompanied by parents to come to the U.S. border. They come mostly from Central America, were sometimes escaping criminal violence but seem to have thought in many instances that amnesty applied to them and may yet see a new amnesty grant that does. Many have had to walk through desert in temperatures over 100 degrees. Many of the girls have been raped. The U.S. Border Patrol can do little else but take care of them. What might a second amnesty do even as Obama brings more agents from the interior of the country to the border?

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


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: obama
--surprising that the J-S let this be printed--
1 posted on 07/05/2014 5:07:44 AM PDT by rellimpank
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To: rellimpank

If the Senate tips to the Republicans this November and the House remains majority Republican, if they do not indict him in the House (impeach) and try him in the Senate and get 100% Republican support in both houses, then there is no point in voting for any Republican come 2016. No point at all.


2 posted on 07/05/2014 5:09:53 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Gaffer

What then do you suggest?

The alternative to voting Republican is war in the streets


3 posted on 07/05/2014 5:11:36 AM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Obama is public enemy #1)
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To: bert

Its has been a long time since this country had a civil war. Maybe its a long time in coming. Maybe this is a way to prune the dead branches so the tree may survive.


4 posted on 07/05/2014 5:14:23 AM PDT by Yorlik803 ( Church/Caboose in 2016)
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To: bert

If, with both the House and Senate under Republican control, they cannot/will not impeach and convict him of any number of “high crimes and misdemeanors,” then they will not do anything they are promising to get that majority.

If that ends up being the case, why worry about “when” to vote for any of them. They would be nothing more than a replica of the French Vichy government during WWII.


5 posted on 07/05/2014 5:16:21 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: bert
I don't vote for liberals.

/johnny

6 posted on 07/05/2014 5:17:20 AM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: rellimpank
King ZERO?
In his wet dreams. . . . . .
7 posted on 07/05/2014 5:17:29 AM PDT by DeaconRed (Why would ANYBODY want to be President after the mess ZERO is leaving?)
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To: rellimpank

It’s cruel and heartless to keep these children separated from their parent(s). Border patrol agents are not and cannot be surrogate parents. Children need the love and security only their real parents can provide. Send them back to their families ASAP.


8 posted on 07/05/2014 5:17:59 AM PDT by randita
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To: rellimpank
"I will make it legal"
9 posted on 07/05/2014 5:24:45 AM PDT by Momaw Nadon ("...with the ultimate goal of ending tyranny in our world.")
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To: randita
IF we can do this to one, whose mother died trying to bring him to freedom AND FAMILY here ....

We can do it to the rest of them.

Oddly at the time they did this I thought it wrong...but in hindsight it was amazingly right.

10 posted on 07/05/2014 5:30:25 AM PDT by EBH (And the head wound was healed, and Gog became man.)
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To: rellimpank

“When a president does it, that means it is not illegal,” Nixon once said. Whoever thought there would come a day when so many liberals echoed the sentiment?”

Tyranny and lunacy.


11 posted on 07/05/2014 5:41:54 AM PDT by all the best
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To: Gaffer

Remember that conviction in the Senate is not by just simple majority vote. It has to be two-thirds. Even with the most optimistic assessment of GOP chances to take the Senate in 2014, they won’t even be close to the number required. And, you know the Dems will vote in lockstep against conviction.


12 posted on 07/05/2014 5:49:17 AM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: bert
What then do you suggest? The alternative to voting Republican is war in the streets

I generally agree with the concept of voting even for a lousy republican vs. another Obama. In this case, he is right - if we control both houses and take no action, we are so far gone that your war in the streets is probably the preferable venue as it would be the only way to send a meaningful message from the People to the Overlords.

BTW - one of my breaking points was the Cochran fiasco in Mississippi - If McDaniel doesn't prevail with his contesting the deal, I will vote for Childers (the Democrat) in November - to allow Cochran to prevail is the same as submitting to, and endorsing betrayal of the worst kind.

13 posted on 07/05/2014 5:58:36 AM PDT by trebb (Where in the the hell has my country gone?)
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To: all the best
“When a democrat president does it, that means it is not illegal...”

There, fixed it.

14 posted on 07/05/2014 6:00:26 AM PDT by CPOSharky (I was born with nothing, and I still have most of it.)
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To: Pearls Before Swine

Understood, but it would put Obama in the same slot in History as Clinton. It would also clearly point out who the RINOs in the Senate are.


15 posted on 07/05/2014 6:05:22 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Gaffer
The MSM and the state of the LIV are factors. While Hillary's popularity is questionable, Bill Clinton actually is very popular (not with me, probably not with you). Many people buy the MSM line that there was a lot of politics behind his impeachment. "Yeah, it was perjury, but doesn't everyone lie about sex" was the meme.

I don't know if a failed impeachment really helps us. Although, I bet that Obama would vastly up the pace of his illegal executive order practice while it was underway!

16 posted on 07/05/2014 6:08:20 AM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: Pearls Before Swine
"Yeah, it was perjury, but doesn't everyone lie about sex" was the meme.

Maybe some of that and a little "OJ Jury" action too. Get over on the "man" - the "man" here being Republicans.

Regardless, being impeached I think would make it distasteful and very personal to the narcissist who can do no wrong. That impeachment couldn't be erased from the history books.

17 posted on 07/05/2014 6:12:20 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Gaffer
...being impeached I think would make it distasteful and very personal to the narcissist...

You betcha! And, Michelle wouldn't be proud of her country anymore, either.

18 posted on 07/05/2014 6:18:01 AM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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To: rellimpank

shades of RMN in the David Frost interviews.


19 posted on 07/05/2014 6:19:18 AM PDT by stylin19a (Obama ----> Fredo smart)
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To: EBH

Elian was a different case, IMO, but I do think that he should have returned to his father as was done.

The reasons it was different were 1) one of his parents, his mother, died getting Elian to the US and 2) Elian had close relatives, US citizens, who were very willing to take care of him and be surrogate parents to him.

With the recent illegal children, the parents are shirking their responsibilities and they don’t have relatives willing to care for them. If ICE followed the example set in the Elian Gonzalez case, all the children would be returned to their parents.


20 posted on 07/05/2014 7:39:13 AM PDT by randita
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To: rellimpank
When Obama does it, does that make it legal?

No, silly. It's legal because Obama does it and he's black.......

21 posted on 07/05/2014 7:50:21 AM PDT by cincinnati65
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To: Pearls Before Swine

What they can do is cut off all funding for all of jugheads unicorn dreams. Let him issue whatever decree he wants. If he can’t fund it then screw him.


22 posted on 07/05/2014 7:51:22 AM PDT by wiggen (The teacher card. When the racism card just won't work.)
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