Skip to comments.You Have to Give It to the President
Posted on 11/21/2014 4:48:04 AM PST by madprof98
Its a brilliant, brutally cynical near-term gambit. He delayed action until after the election, he even told everybody he was doing it! And then he completely screwed over the incoming Republican majority, making their lame-duck and first 100 days a complete pain-in-the-ass, while shoring up support among his progressive doubters who, if you watched MSNBC tonight, are back to 2008 levels of adoration.
Still, what are the Republicans going to do? Impeach him? Theres a smart-ish strategy that involves funding the rest of the government while denying DHS the funds to enforce His Majestys edict. But when POTUS vetoes it, what will they do then? Most likely John Boehner and Mitch McConnell will seek some face-saving move that has the effect of letting prosecutorial discretion proceed apace. It might be an enforcement-first measure that doesnt require the president to actually reverse course on amnesty. Or, hey, maybe somebody will sue him, but the chief political virtue of that move is that it stretches out the proceedings along a long enough timeline that they can move on to other things, pick their next battle.
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What every hand wringer (sometimes I am one) misses is this: eventually all chickens come home to roost.
Legal immigrants AS WELL AS natural born citizens are not happy with this move....
In the end, this bodes ill for the Demon Rats.
Republican takeover as of midnight 11/5---
<> Alaska went Republican; on Dec 6 so will LA. <>Democrats
who ran ON amnesty were soundly defeated. <>Of 140 Southern
state legislative districts, 110 went Republican. <>Texas is
redder than ever. <>Illiois has a Repub governor.
Midterm Map courtesy of http://www.nationaljournal.com
A dam shame the trounced/rejected Obama is losing it.
Obama's preening, vainglorious bravado in going forward alone was a paean to Jonathan Gruber.... Gruber musta told Obama just make it up as you go along b/c stupid Americans wont understand it, anyway.
SHADES OF OBAMACARE---THIS MADE ME LAUGH OUT LOUD Obama bloviates about "tough border controls"..... the moral equivalent of "if you like your plan, you can keep it."
Is high treason still a capital offence?
Just arrogant, illegal, undemocratic, immoral. All of Obama's specialties.
Nothing has changed. They don’t have the manpower to process 5 million work permits. It’s highly doubtful that the average illegal can document 5 yrs residency. Most employers of illegals are not going to want to start paying matching SS, Med. and Unemp. taxes.
Simple Solution is to fine employers of illegals $10,000 per person and watch how fast they self-deport.
Glenn Beck yesterday described this as the equivalent of Julius Caesar crossing the Rubicon. What he did not mention is how that ended. Do the enemies of tyranny have any politically feasible response short of the one presented by Brutus and Cassius? I dearly hope so, for the sake of the nation.
“Sorry you bothered voting, fools.”
Amen brother. If this stands and it will, we are no longer a nation of laws. WE are a nation of men.
As I listen to the sound & fury coming out of Washington from the Ruling Class, I realize it is all show. Kubuki Theater.
What I think they may be missing is the muffled sound & fury from Flyover Country. When the ballot box fails, only the bullet box is left. Ferguson, Missouri could be the flash point that sets off something, they never dreamed could happen again.
“What every hand wringer (sometimes I am one) misses is this: eventually all chickens come home to roost.”
Reminds one of the unabashed joy in the democrat party in 2008 when Obama was THE ONE. And, now, he’s the one. This could wind up biting them in the butt just as badly. Of course, the republicans must avoid doing stupid things like impeachment, etc,.
Not one jot or tittle different from the democrat one we had.
Zero, zip, nada.
Ubi est nostra Brute?
The practical reality of this is Obama gave the finger to everyone who voted against his policies and the representatives we elected to oppose him. Afterall, we are too stupid to understand the brilliance of his policies.
The effect of his edicts on the targeted illegals will be minimal I believe. The people his decree effected were not being deported and were under no fear of deportation. They have drivers licenses, use other peoples SS#’s and don’t make enough to pay taxes. They get free medical care, education, etc. What motivation do they have to pursue a temporary green card?
The worst effect I fear will be an even bigger flood of immigrants crossing our borders.
Yes, that's what they should do and try to explain why amidst all the LSM noise. Raise the level of the debate to the national level. Let Democrats defend this.
It’s all about crises. This administration has gone from one crisis to another.
This White House has taken advantage of the American attention span. No matter how much we may despise this President and his minions of evil, they do a brilliant job of creating one crisis after another. They don’t allow any time for the Republicans to gain traction, and they have the media as willing accomplices to either ignore or promote their dastardly deeds.
Obama relies on his “coolness” factor to still keep the progressive base and total morons on his side. In the meantime, the Republicans are always beat to the punch, or have no punch due to feckless leadership who continues to want to “go along to get along”.
So, by the time the next election rolls around, this immigration issue is off the table. We, the American people, have lost, and the progressives just get more and more.
I pray that I am wrong and the true republicans (small “R”) raise their heads and rise up to inspire the (mostly) sleeping masses and make them realize that their freedoms are being removed. It’s not happening slowly, but pretty darn quickly.
Fools? What you talkin’ bout Willis? :)
That's the key to their success.
I just checked USAJobs.com. There are no postings for additional people to handle the crush of millions of applications. I expect to see stories about long lines, with pictures to boot.
YOu are assuming that Obama will actually enforce that requirement.
After looking around at some other opposition comments, I’ve come to the conclusion that Rush was right again. To his (Obama)twisted base, this really isn’t about immigration to them. It’s about sticking their finger in the eyes of the opposition and pi#43ing them off. Most of the public comments revolve around “hahahha, you lose, Obama got you again”. In the next breath, they are blaming Reagan because they are unemployed.
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