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Obama enacts the Dream Act — on his own, evading Congress

Obama enacts the Dream Act — on his own, evading Congress

So much for the rule of law.  This guy wants reelection, so to hell with the Congress.

Via Associated Press:

The Obama administration will stop deporting and begin granting work permits to younger illegal immigrants who came to the U.S. as children and have since led law-abiding lives. The election-year initiative addresses a top priority of an influential Latino electorate that has been vocal in its opposition to administration deportation policies.

The policy change, described to The Associated Press by two senior administration officials, will affect as many as 800,000 immigrants who have lived in fear of deportation. It also bypasses Congress and partially achieves the goals of the so-called DREAM Act, a long-sought but never enacted plan to establish a path toward citizenship for young people who came to the United States illegally but who have attended college or served in the military.

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano was to announce the new policy Friday, one week before President Barack Obama plans to address the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials’ annual conference in Orlando, Fla. Republican presidential challenger Mitt Romney is scheduled to speak to the group on Thursday.

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“Is there nothing Obama will not do?”

Not much.

He and his Obamabanana Republic regime are outlaws. They have to be stopped, because they really recognize no limits.

    Subotai Bahadur in reply to Ragspierre. | June 15, 2012 at 2:12 pm

    Yesterday they called the Egyptian military’s takeover of the country a “slow motion coup”. They have nothing on us. Ours started in January of 2009 and is still ongoing. The rule of law and the Constitution are ignored by this administration and its agents.

    1. His authority under the law and Constitution to do this is at best questionable, and at worst non-existent.

    2. If he gets away with this, expect more rule by decree, possibly up to and including an Enabling Act.

    3. Congress can do nothing because their power is the power of the purse. We have not had a Constitutional budget for 3 1/2 years, and have been promised that there will not be one in this presidential term. Thanks to the administration’s agents in the Senate.

    4. Romney’s people have been amazingly fast in responding to Obama’s campaign propaganda. It would be a good time to put out a series of ads noting that we have an official unemployment rate of 8.2% and an unofficial U-6 of close to 20%. And with the declared automatic granting of Federal work permits attached to the illegal amnesty, Obama is adding at least 800,000 competitors to out of work Americans in the job market.

    5. Obama’s agents are claiming that the amnesty will not include citizenship or the ability to vote. I would point out that in the recent Wisconsin election, Democrat bastion Dane County had a voter turnout of 119% of the registered voters, and no one batted an eye. And that Obama’s Department of Justice is suing to stop every attempt at preventing vote fraud around the country, including the removal of known foreign nationals who have voted illegally from the voter rolls.

    This is all happening on our watch.

    Subotai Bahadur

      2nd Ammendment Mother in reply to Subotai Bahadur. | June 15, 2012 at 2:26 pm

      Romney’s ad needs to focus on Obama as a Tyrant. Not only without the consent of Congress, but without the consent of the governed…… there’s a reason the Dream Act didn’t get out of Congress.

      FYI… notice a bit of soft bigotry in alluding to Hispanics as only farm workers.

      Icepilot in reply to Subotai Bahadur. | June 15, 2012 at 4:07 pm

      Another cynical, political distraction vomited by Obama. How many self-serving surprises will this preening peacock spring on the American people in order to try and change the subject of his dismal performance?

      I think that this is an alternate desperation Clinton strategy – piss off the Republicans to the point they impeach him in the House, cry “RACIST” and then rage against the “extremists” to the cheers of the MSM.

    A president cannot claim discretion honestly to say that he will not enforce an entire law — especially where, as here, the executive branch is enforcing the rest of immigration law.

    Imagine the precedent this claim would create. President Romney could lower tax rates simply by saying he will not use enforcement resources to prosecute anyone who refuses to pay capital-gains tax. He could repeal Obamacare simply by refusing to fine or prosecute anyone who violates it.

      Neo in reply to Neo. | June 16, 2012 at 9:48 am

      Actually, it’s worse.
      Nobody can be sure that this non-enforcement will stand, therefore Obama is suckering a whole generation of Latinos to come in to ICE offices and turn themselves in.

Cowboy Curtis | June 15, 2012 at 10:40 am

I know this is supposed to be some brilliant move that locks up the latino vote, but really, how do you think the millions of unemployed Americans in the rust belt are going to feel about now having to compete for what few jobs there with millions of illegals?

The devastating Romney responses all but right themselves. My prediction is, when we all look back on the 2012 election, this is going to be one of those “what the hell were they thinking?” events.

    Cassandra Lite in reply to Cowboy Curtis. | June 15, 2012 at 11:11 am

    Yet another reason, if you’re black, to vote against him. The teen unemployment rate for the whole country is abominably high–but higher still for black teens. So what does he do? He brings it yet higher. Couple this with his sudden support for gay marriage, and what you have is someone who’s not thinking very clearly.

    By the way, this doesn’t do much for even illegal Latinos who are working, say, as gardeners. A 16-year-old with a work permit and fluent English is a serious competitor, not an ally.

      Ragspierre in reply to Cassandra Lite. | June 15, 2012 at 11:25 am

      It is also just about the most cynical, manipulative thing you could do to young illegals.

      Like his recent BS with the “gay community”, he isn’t really doing a FLUCKING thing, one way or the other. He’s adopting a posture, and rope-a-doping a population of people he thinks he can fool.

      Expect the same with dope.

      Funny how this election is becoming more and more about “social issues”, innit…???

Say hey, now Bis Sis can order her ICE officers to become uniformed & mobile green card issuing agents.

I’ve said it before, & I say it again. Obama is aiming for an autocracy, where legislators are irrelevant (no budget appropriations necessary to spend money) and courts are emasculated (like just who will enforce a ruling?).

If he survives in November, he will double down in January … higher taxes for all (already there in Affordable Care Act … I mean m-o-r-e higher taxes) and no need to anything but executive orders henceforth. As soon as they achieve a 50% working population paying no tax what-so-ever (and I don’t mean SSA recipients), it is a done deal.

    Aridog in reply to Aridog. | June 15, 2012 at 10:46 am

    Forgot to mention …. if re-elected, Obama doesn’t have to do anything, not a single thing, to gain higher taxes as both the Bush tax cuts and the ill advised payroll tax holiday will expire 31 Dec 2012. As planned.

    Please don’t help him achieve this end.

    DINORightMarie in reply to Aridog. | June 15, 2012 at 10:53 am

    I believe the correct term is “fascism.” I just read a great article by Dr. Thomas Sowell on this very topic.

    The imperial president is a fascist dictator.

    (OT but related: a great take-down of Jeb Bush and the RINOs, by Jeffrey Lord yesterday. Great read!)

      MaggotAtBroadAndWall in reply to DINORightMarie. | June 15, 2012 at 12:18 pm

      Thanks for sharing that Jeffrey Lord column. I think his 7 page column can be summarized in two of his sentences:

      “As Ronald Reagan well knew, the presidency had to be used not to accommodate the insatiable Statism of the left — but to defeat it. [T]o play the moderate game, always always always results in the expansion of government and more money down the debt rat hole.”

      He explains eloquently in two sentences why RINOs are every bit as much the enemy as Democrats. Moderation is NOT a desirable goal. It is NOT a virtue.

DINORightMarie | June 15, 2012 at 10:46 am

Is there nothing Obama will not do?

Short answer: if it aligns with his ideology, no.

Qualified answer: if it is a move toward leftist ideology, no. If it is seen as a way to buy a vote for himself, no. If it takes us away from the Constitution, no.

If it is doing what the Founder’s desired, under our Constitution, following a track similar to Ronald Reagan’s, then….yes! Obama HATES our Constitution, and our country as it was founded. Thus, he will NOT Constitutionally limit himself.

    If he, G-d forbid, should achieve re-election, another Constitutional Limit he’ll next try to bypass is the 2 term limit. His “logic” will be: “We aren’t done yet!”

      logos in reply to Aridog. | June 15, 2012 at 1:56 pm

      I fear he will not leave at the end of his first term, if he loses the election- that is, if we have an election.

The Obama administration will stop deporting and begin granting work permits to younger illegal immigrants voters who came to the U.S. as children and have since led law-abiding lives.

First things first in the 44 regime.

That 3 branches of government thingy, as printed in a (use to be) important Constitution document, is secondary:

I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.

Especially when so damn many real deal Americans are jobless.

“Is there nothing Obama will not do?”
We all know the answer to that question; the real question is, “is The Stupid Party going to stand for this, or are they too scared of being called ‘RAAAAACIST!’ to call Obama out on this BS?”

Amidoinitright | June 15, 2012 at 11:06 am

“Is there nothing Obama will not do?”
Yes. Follow the law.

My, my, my — reminds me of what I saw Chavez do. First he won an election with soaring rhetoric and promises of hope and change. Then he paid nominal lip service for a while to the Constitution and the laws, as he consolidated his power, while the people shook their heads and said, “no, it can’t happen here.” Thirteen years later and with the country virtually in ruins, poverty rampant (worse than ever before), no real middle class to speak of and few if any prospects, people are no longer saying “no, it can’t happen here.” It did, and it can.

This is a complete act of election desperation. He completely flopped on his campaign speech in Ohio so now he’s grasping at the Latino straw. Of course, now that ACORN is fragmented, it will be harder to produce large illegal voting registration – not that they won’t try – but it will be very hard and the states are not backing down from voter sanctity initiatives (see Florida).

This should be very transparent to everyone. He could have easily promoted this over the last few campaign stops if this was not a spur of the moment act of desperation. It will backfire badly. He has forgot the blowback against amnesty the last time it was tried and people who are Americans don’t appreciate dictatorial actions. This will swing the undecided vote further into the GOP camp. It is fun to watch the implosion of the progressive movement.

The SCOTUS ruling on Arizona’s SB1070 must be coming next week

Just wait until he’s a lame duck in November.

I expect he’ll steal the copper wire and plumbing from the white house.

    Milwaukee in reply to Andy. | June 15, 2012 at 12:23 pm

    I worry about this summer. Should the Democrats stage a convention coup and oust him as the party nominee, he would have even more time to destabilize our country.

    9thDistrictNeighbor in reply to Andy. | June 15, 2012 at 5:10 pm

    Not to mention all of the letter “R” keys off the computer keyboards….

This Dream Act will be a nightmare for every legal citizen in the U.S.: less job availability, more homeless people, more health care required, more anarchy, more narco-terrorism, a smaller percentage of people who share U.S. values, etc.

Something tells me that some of this has to do with Illinois representative Luis V. Gutierrez.

    Milhouse in reply to Sally Paradise. | June 15, 2012 at 12:24 pm

    How will it lead to any of those things? Since this is restricted to those who have kept their noses clean, they’re precisely the sort of people we should want in America. What are you, some sort of protectionist? Immigration is what built American and what makes it great; nativism is ugly and unAmerican.

      fulldroolcup in reply to Milhouse. | June 15, 2012 at 12:50 pm

      You really don’t pay attention, do you…. Immigration is a matter of legislative policy, not an act of the Executive. Baraka is not The King. He does not have the power under the Constitution to ignore laws, repeal them, or make new ones. Yet he has done all three.

      I suspect you never learned a gawdam thing about American history or our government. Am I right…?

      dmacleo in reply to Milhouse. | June 15, 2012 at 1:47 pm

      legal immigration is a good thing.
      those that spent years and thousands to do it legally are who we want here.
      those who hop a f’ing fence can kiss my ass.
      those that support them can blow me.

      scfanjl in reply to Milhouse. | June 15, 2012 at 2:35 pm

      Do you really think these illegal immigrants have been here all these years without getting deported because the US Immigration Dept is good at delineating between crimial and non-criminal illegals? HA!

      qzy in reply to Milhouse. | June 15, 2012 at 10:29 pm

      Right. Because illegal aliens would NEVER give a fake name to the police when they are arrested. If there’s one thing illegals respect, it’s proper documentation.

      Sanddog in reply to Milhouse. | June 15, 2012 at 11:31 pm

      I would suggest it is Un-American to grant amnesty to 800K illegal aliens when the US unemployment rate in states like CA are in the double digits.

how does this square with arguments about congressional authority in arizona type cases. plus i fear an obama loss more than his victory. he will be free to punish the country he hates in his lame duck months.

    Milhouse in reply to javau. | June 15, 2012 at 12:26 pm

    What arguments about congressional authority? The administration’s argument against the AZ law is about federal preemption, not Congress. The President is also part of the federal government, equal to Congress.

      javau in reply to Milhouse. | June 15, 2012 at 12:57 pm

      laws made pursuant to the constitution preempt state laws and state constitutions. they could only argue that az law was preempted by an existing federal law passed by congress and signed by the president or by some implict exclusive federal constitutional authority vested in the congress but not yet exercised in the passage of a statute. and thank you. i was not aware that the president is a part of the federal government.

      HarrietHT in reply to Milhouse. | June 15, 2012 at 1:29 pm

      Preemption, while legitimate under our laws, is used in this case to subvert a specific law that requires the executive branch to faithfully execute the laws of this country. In the case of AZ, I’m sure you know, the executive branch has chosen NOT to enforce the law and thus AZ is on the hook to deal with the massive expenses involved in educating, policing, feeding, and medicating people who are HERE ILLEGALLY — because the feds WANT THEM HERE to dilute American culture, create a disrespect for the rule of law among unthinking American liberals, and to foment a sense of despair among thinking Americans that America will go the way of third world nations where DICTATORS slash liberty and drain off all the wealth and the incentive for creating it.

      In my opinion, nothing but impeachment of this loose cannon will right this wicked wrong done to our country today.

iambasic | June 15, 2012 at 11:07 am

I sincerely hope you are right and that it will swing the pendulum the other way. You forget one thing though, most of these people come from countries where education is free, and government pays for just about everything… as in Venezuela, so they are accustomed to receiving things and will, therefore, vote for more free stuff. I remember a discussion with a young man from Spain (Socialist leaning) before the last election. He was an Obama supporter because as he put it, he would get “free” healthcare, and other stuff. How do you combat that mindset? It’s practically ingrained.

    iambasic in reply to MAB. | June 15, 2012 at 11:47 am

    MAB – I’m not relying on the illegal vote to swing GOP. I’m relying on the states pushing back against DHS, DOJ and Obama and ensuring the vote is protected. The progessives are going to try very hard to get illegals to vote but those actions will push the legal undecided to go GOP.

Speaking of circumventing the law, can someone tell me whether the president can issue a blanket pardon for crimes that may have been committed by an administration official in office?

I’m seeing a lot of references to a pardon for Holder. Can that be done, absent some sort of charge?

    Ragspierre in reply to creeper. | June 15, 2012 at 11:49 am

    Yep. See Ford, Nixon pardon.

    Rick in reply to creeper. | June 15, 2012 at 12:01 pm

    Obama, before he leaves the presidency in January 2013 or 2017, will pardon everyone who ever worked in his administration for any and all crimes, whether or not yet alleged, based on the argument that there will be racist witch-hunts by the new administration.

Obama to Lure Youth Vote through Pot Legalization?

Is there nothing Obama will not do?

Nope! uhm err ah Dope!

I don’t know if this dope plan is specifically geared toward yout’s… his government and private sector union constituents are love-u-longtime dopers.

Just look at the NFL players union, he criticized wealthy players and the NFL … Obama: NFL Should ‘Resolve It Without Me’
And soon as a contract was negotiated there was string of NFL players having marijuana related run-ins with the law.
Twenty-five percent of these embarrassing incidents coming from the Detroit Lions.

Seriously, is this even legal? I mean, can President Obama UNILATERALY decide to admit a population bigger than the US State of Alaska, North Dakota, Vermont, or Wyoming? I seem to remember that “back in the day”, Congress voted on things like that.

I don’t like to throw around the word, “impeach”, but I’d like to see some research on whether or not this is an impeachable offense.

    Milhouse in reply to qzy. | June 15, 2012 at 12:20 pm

    “The executive Power shall be vested in a President of the United States of America.”

    So, yes, he can decline to deport any number of people.

      qzy in reply to Milhouse. | June 15, 2012 at 1:31 pm

      Great. Then strategically, Obama’s next move should be to “decline” to enforce the two term limit for Presidents, and sign an executive order that makes him “King for Life”.

      Canusee in reply to Milhouse. | June 15, 2012 at 10:25 pm

      “Executive Branch” to “execute” the laws — not make them up — Another Branch has the Constitutional job of making the laws that are turned over to the “Executive Branch”. Fourth graders still learn the SEPERATION of powers and responsibilities of EACH Branch of government and explains, at great length, the meaning of EXECUTIVE………….Just saying.

casualobserver | June 15, 2012 at 11:50 am

Yes, this is evidence of an ESCALATING autocratic administration. What is more interesting than this behavior is how some of the older (elite???) members of the party have started to resist. Statements from Rendell, Clinton, even some currently active party members is very informative. The gay marriage stand has energized a significant number of “locked-in” votes to the negative. This may infuriate some of those same voters/groups even more. Watch for who covers it accurately in the press and media.

The Prof blurted, “Is there nothing Obama will not do?”

Other than the double negative error, I would say that in the past few months… Plenty.

First, he dissed the Keystone Pipeline going against the grain of public opinion.

Second, he endorsed gay marriage which again is against public opinion.

Third, he yet again dissed Congress with regard to immigration enforcement which is a rather hot button issue with a lot of American citizens.

It appears to me that this might be an intentional path to political suicide. I don’t think that the American public will react favorably to continued in-your-face decisions from the White House. This may be a blessing disguise.

I also wonder if this action was prompted by a largely negative reaction by the MSM to his speech in Cleveland AND his very recent descent in the national polls?

Naw… At least not in *his* mind!

Nobody listened to me in 2008 when I said this man was dangerous. Boy, is my phone ringing off the wall now!
This is what happens when you vote for hope and change.
All you get is HOAX and CHAINS.

    OcTEApi in reply to Tamminator. | June 15, 2012 at 12:36 pm

    In Michigan we’ve been battling radical libtardism since 2003 including former Gov Granholm’s “Venga a Michigan” campaign – Spanish for “Come to Michigan.”

    Also have been waiving flags about Obama since 2006 and boy are my arms tired… just wait till you have to defend RINO policy from charges of being radical right wing extremism.

    Michigan is so mired in leftardism that if I hear high oil prices blamed on speculators one more time I think I’m gonna scream.

      logos in reply to OcTEApi. | June 15, 2012 at 2:13 pm

      Trump said aloud what I’ve been saying for weeks: the Saudis are pumping oil round the clock to keep their boy in the office of president

Obama’s people don’t get it. It’s supposed to be “Divide and conquer.” They’ve turned it into “Divide and flounder.” This will bite them.

A bigger question: WHAT are the Republicans in Congress going to do about this??? Romney??

Breaking his presidential oath, breaking our laws, seizing the Legislature’s power, and totally screwing over our legal young people’s ability to find work…… Will any of our elected Congressional leaders do anything to stop this?

“Is there nothing Obama will not do?”

yeah: he’s not going to grow the economy, get anyone interested in creating j*bs, bring the country together, stop the Iranian nuke project, stand up for Israel, pass a balanced budget, reduce the deficit, support the military, protect American interests abroad…

shall i go on?

    OcTEApi in reply to redc1c4. | June 15, 2012 at 12:50 pm

    meh, he’ll unlike do more than say pass his American Jobs Act which is full of special gifts for his radical left-wing pals.

    work on improving his golf game and peruse cleb sideboob.

iambasic | June 15, 2012 at 11:47 am

I was not referring to the illegal vote. There are many Latinos (and others) who are legal and citizens and who vote. 🙂 But I hear you and understand what you’re saying. Florida is doing just that. I hope the backlash to this little stunt and end run around Congress (if it succeeds) will be enormous and will make up the minds of all the “undecideds.”

javau | June 15, 2012 at 11:30 am
I hear and echo your fears of a lame duck session.

Tamminator | June 15, 2012 at 12:00 pm

I cautioned the same in 2008. It’s sad to be right in this case.

This seems to me within the President’s discretion over enforcement. It’s also a great precedent that I think the next conservative president should enthusiastically adopt, and refuse to enforce all regulations and laws that he disagrees with. Order the EPA not to do anything. No need for Congress, or public comments, or anything; just issue an executive order and announce that there will be no enforcement.

Mexicans have a country. It’s called “Mexico.”

What happened to it?

All of these people will still receive Affirmative Action preferences. Not only are they legalized illegals, but they get to go to the front of the line through racial preferences. Many states are having budget difficulties, and seating is limited in the colleges and universities. But now legal Hispanics will take their seats first.

When the Hispanics, with a superior family and community structure, outperform the African-Americans, what happens then to open borders?

    Aridog in reply to Milwaukee. | June 15, 2012 at 12:45 pm

    …Hispanics, with a superior family and community structure, outperform the African-Americans, what happens then…

    In my community area, of Detroit, it is not “when” … it has already happened. All you have to do is check out the Hispanic community area versus any the rest of the 85% black city. For some reason, blacks can’t get it together to build their community, but resent Koreans, Chinese, Arabs, Mexicans, et al, who try to help out. Those who can, leav e post haste.

    The future of this is scary, especially since the regular productive blacks have left the city in droves for suburban havens. Some professionals, like my daughter, have moved in to the city center …aka “downtown district”, but it is highly gentrified given rents or condo prices are near double those in most suburbs. Right now it’s a 50 mile round trip for most shopping for her, but rumor is a Whole Foods is going to open up for the downtown metro trade.

      OcTEApi in reply to Aridog. | June 15, 2012 at 1:44 pm

      Riiight, no bikers or Latin Counts?
      That one guy I saw with a swastika tattoo on his neck must have been one of those elusive “White Hispanics”
      -nobody in their right mind would stray two blocks off the beaten path in the Hispanic community area.

        Aridog in reply to OcTEApi. | June 15, 2012 at 3:57 pm

        I didn’t say the community was perfect, or a picture of multi-culti bliss, just that they have been more successful, in less time, in building a community at all.

9thDistrictNeighbor | June 15, 2012 at 12:29 pm

I believe he is also counting on the apparent inability of Congress to revoke/repeal/remove anything. The behemoth just keeps growing. Oh, that’s nice, let’s keep that; and don’t forget about how much people like this,don’t change it….

Next, Barry will equate this with Lincoln and the Emancipation Proclamation…sometimes a President has to do what a President has to do.

You aint seen nothing yet.

Constitution. Constitution? Barry don’t need no stinkin’ Constitution!

It’s a selective rule of law. It is a principal cause of corruption. It ensures a progressive degradation of conditions in America, and maintains the conditions which motivate mass migration and immigration in nations throughout Central and South American, Africa, etc.

Was it the Left who stoked fears of overpopulation? The current generation does not seem to understand what constitutes that condition. Both excessive legal immigration and unmeasured immigration (i.e. illegal) are contributors, as is excessive migration.

Well, there is something to be said for involuntary participants in this action. However, before it is said, the borders must be controlled and citizenship should only be granted based on civil eligibility (i.e. both mother and father are citizens). Finally, the conditions of the immigrants’ home nations which motivates their departure must be addressed.

The Democrat game within a game is to provoke a conservative overreaction that will damage the Republicans more than the original Hispanopandering does. Judging by some comments in this thread, the ploy has promise.

Obama is Castro! Obama is Hugo Chavez! Mooslim Commie America-hating Afrocentrist Jihadi Kenyan traitor! Aaaaargh!

Just the thing to win over all those undecided voters.

    gs in reply to gs. | June 15, 2012 at 1:10 pm

    And he’s a homosexual too!

    Tamminator in reply to gs. | June 15, 2012 at 1:14 pm

    When undecided voters realize that their jobs could be lost to illegals, I’m pretty sure they’ll know who to vote for.

    Nice try, though, Eeyore.

      When undecided voters realize that their jobs could be lost to illegals, I’m pretty sure they’ll know who to vote for.

      1. Presumably Democratic strategists took that into account. Presumably they concluded that the benefits outweigh the costs.

      2. The team that wins the point doesn’t complain about the refereeing. Legitimate complaints should be expressed, but expressed inappropriately they draw technical fouls or worse.

      3. As for your ‘Eeyore’, get back to me after the election.

[…] In defiance of Congress, he’s going to implement the Dream Act by executive order. […]

I think this is great. As soon as Obama is out of office and the Republicans can’t get say tax breaks through, the president should just declare tax amnesty, and give a full pardon of onerous tax rates bypassing Congress entirely. Lets see what the dems feel about rule of law via presidential fiat then.

    Browndog in reply to imfine. | June 15, 2012 at 1:53 pm

    Not sure how great that would be-

    Either way we descend into one of the two sides of the same coin-

    Anarchy or Totalitarianism.

      imfine in reply to Browndog. | June 15, 2012 at 6:10 pm

      Yes tax cuts are the sweet taste of anarchistic-tyrannousity, the choice of a new millennium. Quite frankly I prefer that tyranny to the tyranny we have, which is what tyranny means, “high taxes”. Besides reminding liberals about the importance of the law is a long term thing

gs | June 15, 2012 at 1:03 pm

You know there’s nothing like learning from experience or from having seen something happen and comparing it to what is happening here. There are similarities and a very blatant disregard for the rule of law. There’s also that saying that man is the only creature that will make the same mistake over and over again.

Someone mentioned provoking an overreaction… possibly, but the only reaction I can see right now are all the LEGAL Americans without jobs who will feel threatened by this move.

    gs in reply to MAB. | June 15, 2012 at 2:17 pm

    MAB, I agree that, on the apolitical merits, a President should not do this. As I indicated above, I presume that the Democrats counted votes and expect that they’ll gain more than they lose.

    Many Latino citizens, in particular, don’t seem to mind the competition from illegal immigration: at least, not as much as I would in their position. Educating them is not going to be easy. It’s going to be even harder if the Right plays into the Left’s line that conservative opposition to illegal immigration is a fig leaf for bigotry.

    gs in reply to MAB. | June 15, 2012 at 2:24 pm

    Afterthought: By stressing the illegitimacy of Obama’s maneuver, our host demonstrates an intelligent short-term defense. So does Marco Rubio in the link.

how can an EO force a person to knowingly violate the law?
this EO is setting legal requirements to meet before the law of the land is passed, when that law already addressed this.

This will also help remind people of all of the monkey business that went on with getting Obamacare passed. As much the law itself was a POS and unconstitutional to boot, the American people HATED how every law, custom and norm of behavior was violated to get it passed.

The Supreme Court has to be aware of what is going on and I would think if any of them take their oaths seriously they are righteously pissed. Obama knows they Court will jerk a knot in his tail but he also knows there is no way this issue gets before the court until after the election.

In the meantime he can enjoy the racial strife that is the only thing a community organizer really knows how to create and exploit.

Obamacare: Children=26 yr. old

DREAM: Children=30 yr. old

How long before we’re all Obama’s children?

theduchessofkitty | June 15, 2012 at 1:58 pm

Do not be surprised here.

This stuff is precisely what dictators do – what caudillos do.

What Kenyan Marxists do.

2nd Ammendment Mother | June 15, 2012 at 2:19 pm

He’s just a bit testy in his press conference

Someone needs to call bullshit on his military service comment. The military has an excellent program to allow noncitizens to become citizens.



TrooperJohnSmith | June 15, 2012 at 3:07 pm

I think two conditions may make this back-door amnesty a non-issue, except for the way Teh Dear Leader bypassed Congress again.

First, 50-60 percent if Hispanics are dropping out of school, and of that group, illegals are a huge percentage. Most of those folks never get a GED. Having one or the other is a requirement.

Not having a criminal record will also work against many of them. My friends at the Houston PD and on the San Antone PD say that illegals, 13-25, are again, a disproportionate number of those arrested.

What everyone is missing is that instead of staying out of trouble and/or finishing school, it’s easier to use the fruits of their loins to stay in Estados Unidos by dropping one or more anchor babies. And, it comes with some great benefits!

Meanwhile, they say: “Si se pueden! Los gringos stupidos!”

Henry Hawkins | June 15, 2012 at 4:17 pm

Thank you, Mr. President, for swapping away a larger number of white and black independent votes for the dubious number of Hispanic votes you may receive in return. Of course, unions will simply love this too. Individual US states will appreciate your handing them further justification for legislating their own laws, more than your corrupt and litiginous DoJ can keep up with. Your action today will lose you more votes than it gains. Whomever advises you deserves a big fat raise and a big fat kiss as well.

Neither will your actions today achieve the secondary goal of creating yet another diversion from your urine-pauperized record on the economy and jobs. It is exceedingly difficult to make millions of desperate, unemployed people forget they are unemployed and desperate.

[…] Read it. So much for the rule of law.  This guy wants reelection, so to hell with the Congress. […]

So, let me understand. This country is going to tolerate 3-yr olds being searched by TSA’s at airports, but young illegals in this country are going to be able to . . .

We’re in worse shape than I ever could have thought! Much worse. And, this BO is throwing as much at this country as he can. The more that sticks, all the better.

anyonebutbarry | June 16, 2012 at 5:00 pm

Barry does everything but follow the law, most lawless admin imo in history. Holder , Nappy both lied are involved with F&F. Too much to list .

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