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.
Shut down AF1 and the Wookie,s staff.
Buy him a ticket on Malaysian Airways!
He’s not an American in any sense of the word.
+1. Good post.
He cant be re-elected...
True, but he’ probably thinking he’s way beyond the annoying process of elections. There’s still plenty of time left for more mischief, the re-definition of presidental duties, and the ultimate power grab. Who is going to stop him? Certainly not the Republicans.
They will all still vote for his replacement...
The rats are drones... they might get pissed but the will STILL vote rat in mass.
if they could..
Fock Barry the fraud Soetoro.
I fervently pray that there is NOT an armed revolution in the United States. Obama and his thug Democrats including the usual white AND black members of Congress, seem to be pushing for one. I think we know now why Obama bought up so much ammunition.
on the money........
Since the result would be to import more entitled rat voters that will suck the country and WE actual citizens dry - to the point everything collapses and someone rushes in to fill the vacuum...I have to assume he has handlers who figure they'll be the ones benefiting from our collapse. And I'm sure they're promised Obama enough goodies that he figures he'll be just fine.
I figure it's the muslims. And for those who think Putin is all bad - there is this:
On August 04, 2013, Vladimir Putin, the Russian president, addressed the Duma, (Russian Parliament), and gave a speech about the tensions with minorities in Russia:
In Russia, live like Russians. Any minority, from anywhere, if it wants to live in Russia, to work and eat in Russia, it should speak Russian, and should respect the Russian laws. If they prefer Sharia Law, and live the life of Muslims, then we advise them to go to those places where that's the state law.
Russia does not need Muslim minorities. Minorities need Russia, and we will not grant them special privileges, or try to change our laws to fit their desires, no matter how loud they yell 'discrimination'. We will not tolerate disrespect of our Russian culture. We better learn from the suicides of America, England, Holland and France, if we are to survive as a nation. The Muslims are taking over those countries and they will not take over Russia.
The Russian customs and traditions are not compatible with the lack of culture or the primitive ways of Sharia Law and Muslims. When this honorable legislative body thinks of creating new laws, it should have in mind the Russian national interest first, observing that the Muslims Minorities Are Not Russians.
The politicians in the Duma gave Putin a five minute standing ovation.
‘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’
With what money?
I believe there are already fully funded administrative budgets in each Executive Agency. Also, there is the still unspent and unaccounted for TARP money, which may have already been disbursed to various Agencies and Directorates.
He will have to deal with the internecine warfare such re-appropriations will entail.
King Obama need no stinkin’ Constitution, Congress or Scotus.
Let him take the funds out of welfare and food stamps.
Obama thinks he was elected “Dictator”... I’m embarrassed for him...
Is he going to hold some fund raisers?
And tell them that they can't have reparations because he spent it all.
SEN. BARACK OBAMA: I taught constitutional law for ten years. I take the Constitution very seriously. The biggest problems that we’re facing right now have to do with George Bush trying to bring more and more power into the executive branch and not go through Congress at all, and that’s what I intend to reverse when I’m president of the United States of America. (Townhall in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, March 31, 2008)
Also, don’t underestimate the pardons he will issue in his last weeks in office.
Only then will we understand the true meaning of revenge upon this country that he hates.