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Obama: Troll Hard With a Vengeance
Townhall.com ^ | 7-30-2014 | Ben Shapiro

Posted on 07/30/2014 1:48:39 AM PDT by servo1969

This week, as I have been predicting for months, President Barack Obama announced that he would be considering unprecedented executive action to provide legal status for millions of illegal immigrants. His goal is not to solve the immigration crisis -- you don't grant legal status to 5 million illegal immigrants, then leave the back door wide open if you're interested in solving the problem. His goal is not to help illegal immigrants -- he instead leaves them in limbo by granting them temporary work permits, rather than blanket amnesty.

His goal is trolling.

Trolling is a practice whereby a person takes a deliberately indefensible position simply to draw passionate excess from an opponent. That is Obama's goal here: He hopes for extreme language, impassioned opposition and eventually, impeachment.

This administration is hungry for impeachment. While no Republican leader in Congress has given even a smidgen of credibility to impeachment talk, the Obama administration has been fundraising off impeachment rumors. Last Friday, the White House said that it was not dismissing the possibility of a House impeachment; senior adviser Dan Pfeiffer said that Obama "would not discount the possibility." Two weeks ago, Obama brought up the possibility of impeachment in order to mock it to his supporters. As Politico noted, "Who's talking about impeachment? Barack Obama."

Joe Trippi, a Democratic consultant, explained why Democrats love impeachment talk: "The more they talk about it, the more it has a red hot effect on their base. So if you can get the temperature just right, you're turning out all your base voters, and Democrats don't take it seriously, and it's a good year for you. If that stove gets just a little too hot, and you lose control of it, you're going to have every Democrat on the planet turning out to stop it."

Obama trolls because he recognizes that trends cut against Democrats in 2014. If he believed that Democrats were well-positioned to win back the House of Representatives, he would threaten executive action and then call on Americans to give his party a majority. Instead, he seeks to gin up outrage on the right and enthusiasm on the left. And he'll use the lives of millions of Americans and non-Americans to do it. It's a desperation play, but it's his only play.

That's because Obama has no capacity for compromise. His strategy has always been simple: govern when you have a majority; campaign when you don't. And so, for the last several years, he's spent significantly more time doing fundraisers than being president -- and even when he's being president, he's simply setting up the next stop in his endless campaign.

So what should conservatives do? First off, they should stop talking impeachment. It's a waste of time and effort. It serves no purpose. It is not principled to talk impeachment; it is idiotic. There are zero Democrats in the Senate who would vote to convict Obama and few Republicans.

Second, conservatives should point out that Obama does not have the country's best interests in mind. He does not care about the fate of illegal immigrants -- if he did, he'd stop incentivizing children to travel thousands of miles in the hands of coyotes, then offering uncertainty as to their status, incentivizing thousands more to do the same. He obviously does not care about the political climate of the country -- if he did, he'd stop manipulating and start governing.

Finally, conservatives should ignore Obama. His rhetoric is unimportant. It is a distraction. They should focus instead on his actions, which are deliberately designed to undermine the country for his own political gain.


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Constitution/Conservatism; Crime/Corruption; Editorial; Government; Politics/Elections; US: Ohio
KEYWORDS: aliens; amnesty; immigration; impeach; impeachment; j; johnboehner; obama; ohio; residentbarack0bama

1 posted on 07/30/2014 1:48:39 AM PDT by servo1969
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To: servo1969

Take the word out of the Headline, and you’ve got a very....interesting title.


2 posted on 07/30/2014 1:54:11 AM PDT by lee martell
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To: servo1969

I’d like to see a massive march on DC around the end of September and show this ass and DC what an American Revolution could look like. Something drastic needs to happen.


3 posted on 07/30/2014 2:12:38 AM PDT by maddog55
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To: Jack Hammer
This is a seriously disturbed human being.

Raised by a pack of communists, even into adulthood. It's hard to imagine a different outcome.

5 posted on 07/30/2014 2:25:23 AM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas ( Isaiah 22:22, Matthew 16:19, Revelation 3:7)
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To: Jack Hammer

Of course. Been saying that for some time, too.

His bizarre childhood, his associations — all very, very strange.

And who knows what’s been left out of the official narrative?

There’s a whole lot of “there”, there.


6 posted on 07/30/2014 2:27:56 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1Jn4:15;5:4-5,11-13;Mt27:50-54;Mk15:33-34;Jn3:17-18,6:69,11:25,14:6,20:31;Ro10:8-11;1Tm2:5-6;Ti3:4-7)
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To: servo1969
you don't grant legal status to 5 million illegal immigrants.......

Going by past amnesties you can count on this 5 million being at least 10 million. When they get US citizenship they can then bring in their illiterate impoverished extended family.

You count on La Raza and other Federally funded parasites/activist groups to be slamming them with information on how to become voting citizens at the earliest possible date

7 posted on 07/30/2014 2:34:27 AM PDT by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: dennisw
"You count on La Raza and other Federally funded parasites/activist groups to be slamming them with information on how to become voting citizens at the earliest possible date"

I bet they will be voting this November, legalities be damned and the DOJ will be aggressively threatening any who demand voter ID verifications.

8 posted on 07/30/2014 2:41:49 AM PDT by Truth29
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To: servo1969

Words cannot express my anger of seeing America fall to this communist girlie-man homo.

The dark future of my 2 daughters is overwhelming and leftwing “liberal” do gooders cannot see the coming evil.

I believe we will soon see CW2.

May God save America...


9 posted on 07/30/2014 3:09:03 AM PDT by newfreep ("Evil succeeds when good men do nothing" - Edmund Burke)
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To: Jack Hammer

I saw him on TV say that “all change comes from me.”


10 posted on 07/30/2014 3:33:25 AM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto!)
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To: servo1969

Who knows the damage this traitor can wreak between now and elections. I say IMPEACH which will bring out his CONSTITUTIONAL violations in an orderly way and far as the senate not convicting... who knows for sure... In any case if the repubs win the senate and don’t impeach how will things get straightened out? Holder should be impeached also... Panetta should be tried for revealing the paki doctor’s name... revealing a CIA asset resulting in his imprisonment. The IRS, VA, Benghazi, Fast and Furious issues should also be brought to justice. the country NEEDS IT...


11 posted on 07/30/2014 5:04:09 AM PDT by zzwhale
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To: F15Eagle

He was a broken child and became a broken man. He doesn’t know who or what he is or what he believes. Sweet nothings were blown in his youthful ears and he was conscripted for an anti-white, anti-capitalist, anti-American, anti-Zionist cause. And now he must pull the trigger as trained.


12 posted on 07/30/2014 5:31:54 AM PDT by polymuser ( Enough is enough.)
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To: servo1969
Marching orders for you damn Conservatives: Bury head in sand


13 posted on 07/30/2014 5:39:25 AM PDT by MaxMax (Pay Attention and you'll be pissed off too! FIRE BOEHNER, NOW!)
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To: servo1969
Obama: Troll Hard With a Vengeance

Unintended consequences can be a b@tch...

14 posted on 07/30/2014 5:40:26 AM PDT by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: servo1969
Don't they need jobs to get a Work visa first?

No, this is not about work GOP, dumbasses. All those illegals
will get our Tax money, and They do not Deserve it, they have no job
skills, they've paid ZERO into the system!

I'm sick of hearing excuses for the law breaker in the WH.

15 posted on 07/30/2014 5:43:13 AM PDT by MaxMax (Pay Attention and you'll be pissed off too! FIRE BOEHNER, NOW!)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; ...

> Joe Trippi, a Democratic consultant, explained why Democrats love impeachment talk: “The more they talk about it, the more it has a red hot effect on their base. So if you can get the temperature just right, you’re turning out all your base voters, and Democrats don’t take it seriously, and it’s a good year for you. If that stove gets just a little too hot, and you lose control of it, you’re going to have every Democrat on the planet turning out to stop it.”

This topic was posted a month ago.


16 posted on 08/30/2014 7:11:01 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: servo1969

...problem?

17 posted on 08/30/2014 7:21:46 PM PDT by RichInOC (Obama: Trolololololololololooooo!!!)
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