Skip to comments.Obama vows to 'act alone'
Posted on 08/01/2014 1:14:18 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
President Obama on Friday vowed to act alone if Congress fails to pass a supplemental funding bill to deal with child immigrants crossing the border.
Obama said federal authorities dont have the resources to deal with the wave of unaccompanied children unless action is taken.
"I'm gonna have to act alone because we don't have enough resources. We're going to run out of money," he said.
He also ripped into Republicans for failing to approve legislation. The House is set to consider a $694 million funding bill later today far less than the $3.7 billion requested by Obama.
Obama torched the GOP legislation, calling it is a message bill and saying Republicans are not trying to solve the problem.
He accused Republicans of trying to pass the most extreme and unworkable versions of a bill that they already know is going nowhere, and said the current legislation wouldn't pass the Senate and if it did I would veto it and they know it.
A spokesman for Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) quickly returned fire, calling Obama AWOL on the crisis.
"When it comes to the humanitarian crisis on our southern border, President Obama has been completely AWOL in fact, he has made matter worse by flip-flopping on the 2008 law that fueled the crisis, said Michael Steel, a spokesman for Boehner.
The legislation the House is preparing would change that law to make it easier for authorities to return young people seeking asylum from Central American countries to their homelands. The Obama administration had initially sought flexibilities, but the White House has criticized the provisions in the House bill as denying asylum seekers due process.
The Senate left town Thursday night after failing to move their own $2.7 billion bill.
Senate Democrats have left town without acting on his request for a border supplemental. Right now, House Republicans are the only ones still working to address this crisis, Steel said.
The House was supposed to start its recess Thursday, but stayed after members decided to make a second effort at approving a border bill. GOP leaders pulled their legislation from the floor on Thursday after it appeared it did not have the votes to pass.
Obama said Republicans had made the bill a little more extreme hoping they could pass it before they left town for the August recess.
He didn't accept blame for Republican unwillingness to pass the legislation, saying, This is a disagreement between House Republicans and House Republicans.
And he slammed Republicans for not being able to act even on what they say their priorities are.
Arrest the SOB.
Just saw some new national poll numbers and Obamas Administrative Amnesty plan only has 30% support among all registered voters and about 48% support by black registered voters.
He still might do it, but hes going to burn a lot of fellow democrats if he does it. And more than 50% of blacks will be mad at him, too.
The poll numbers are really bad for him and the democrats if they do this.
Obama will relocate resources to pay for his Illegals ,something he couldn’t do during the Government shutdown
Can the House block the money?
It may be of no great concern to anyone in Washington DC, but that would be illegal.
Ask yourselves WHY this border issue is so important to HIM?
Is it time yet?
Obama doesn’t care. He can’t be re-elected so he can go forward with his plan to destroy America and remake it into a socialist sh*thole.
For all of those “conservative” commentators who have been saying Boehner should defund the White House... what does this tell them? When the money runs out, he will act on his own.
Like the special briefcase containing the nuclear launch codes, carried near the president, I hope there is another nearby “25th Amendment briefcase” containing the presidential straitjacket when it becomes evident to even the demonicrat sycophants around him that Traitorobama has taken that final flying leap off the edge of reality.
Really want to screw with him, move the money from welfare and food stamps. Then have a huge press conference and say this was Obamas doing and the money had to come from somewhere.
To make it interesting, say the Hispanics are his new base and he is no longer interested in black votes because they are already on the rat plantation.
Only if they have a swat team that can remove the dictator from office.
So he’s not going to have help on the grassy knoll when he takes us out.
The Rule of Law is dead.
To bring this to pass, Boehner cannot be Speaker and Reid (or similar) cannot be SML. Republican Party is basing ALL its present actions on the notion they must WAIT until at least November when a Republican Senate is projected to be elected.
It is not going to turn out the way the GOPe masterminds think.