Breaking: Obama administration to loosen deportation rules

posted at 10:44 am on June 15, 2012 by Erika Johnsen

So, the “framing” economic speech yesterday was a bust — yeah, they’re going to need us to move away from that ol’ chestnut pretty quickly — so here comes the next big talking point in the Obama-campaign wheelhouse.

President Obama has decided that the Homeland Security Department will no longer deport younger illegal immigrants who haven’t broken the law, and will instead issue them work permits.

 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.

Updates to follow…

Update: At least as far as the Latino community is concerned (and opinion abounds on the electoral significance of Latinos as a voting group, and whether they really vote so monolithically), this is going to present a stiff challenge for Romney’s campaign. As ABC points out:

The Obama administration is likely to deny that politics played a role in the announcement, but the timing is ideal for the president’s reelection campaign. In the GOP primary, Mitt Romney adopted strictly conservative positions against illegal immigration in his effort to woo right-wing voters. He backs a strong fence along the border with Mexico, opposes most amnesty and boasts of his move as Massachusetts governor to deny in-state tuition for illegal immigrants. …

Obama’s announcement today is likely to curry favor with Hispanics, a key growing voting bloc who could determine the winner in November in important states like Florida, Colorado and Nevada. The president currently beats Romney among Hispanics in polls, but most Latinos say they disapprove of his deportation policy.

Deportation rates under President Obama have actually been relatively high — a point about which many Latino voters and immigration advocates have been displeased. This could be a crucial appeasement-move that will inspire Latinos to get to polls in November.

Can President Obama even do this without Congressional approval? I’m not sure, but then again, it hardly matters. If he can, great; if he can’t, great: It’s just another jab he can aim at an “obstructionist,” “do-nothing” Congress.

Update (Ed): So …. he’s going to hand out hundreds of thousands of work permits when unemployment is at 8.2% nominal, 14.8% U-6, and the civilian participation rate is near the 30-year low Obama set last month (now 63.8%)?  The only thing this accomplishes is driving the labor rate further downward and the unemployment rate further upward.  Work permits make sense when you’re creating jobs, but not when jobs are scarce.  I’m not sure that’s going to endear Obama to unions and blue-collar voters struggling to find work already.

Update (back to Erika): A calculated move to steal some of Sen. Marco Rubio’s alternative-DREAM-Act thunder? It’s widely known that Sen. Rubio has been crafting legislation that would give visas to undocumented immigrants who were brought here as children if they attend college or join the military, though it would not provide legal permanent residency — and President Obama’s plan sounds pretty darn similar. Plenty of Republicans aren’t exactly thanking Rubio for his upcoming proposal, but as a tea-party rockstar with Hispanic roots, Rubio is a major threat to Democrats’ claim that they’re the best political party for Latinos’ interests. Team Obama definitely needed to get out in front on this one.

Update: Here are some immediate reactions from our Congresspeople concerning the Obama campaign’s — er, sorry, I mean, the White House’s — newest immigration policy.

Rep. Allen West, R-Florida

“This is yet another example of executive branch overreach. We have a legislative process that ensures representative governance by the consent of the American people. This action should be crafted into legislation, debated in committee and brought before the House and Senate for vote, with accordance of our Constitutional Republic way. Secretary Napolitano is an unelected administrative bureaucrat who does not have the right to make governing decisions for this country. It is apparent that the goal of the Obama administration is not to govern, but rule by edict. This again is a reflection of the desperation of President Obama and his liberal progressive disciples as November draws nearer. …

Sen. Robert Menendez, D-New Jersey

“For all the young people who call this country their home but have been unable to fulfill their dreams, I am profoundly grateful to the President and the Administration for suspending the deportation of Dreamers. For these young men and women who want to become doctors, teachers, police officers and soldiers, this announcement will change their lives forever.”

Update: Let Homeland Security Secretary Napolitano be clear: This is not to be confused with amnesty.

“A grant of deferred action is not immunity, it is not amnesty,” Napolitano told reporters. “It is an exercise of discretion.”

Update: Sen. Rubio responded by saying that the content of Obama’s proposal is “welcome news,” but was quick to decry the manner of it:

“Today’s announcement will be welcome news for many of these kids desperate for an answer, but it is a short term answer to a long term problem,” the Cuban American Rubio said in a statement. “And by once again ignoring the Constitution and going around Congress, this short term policy will make it harder to find a balanced and responsible long term one.”


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I wasn’t watching Obama’s speech….want to provide a brief recap?

I’d like especially to know about the heckling (’cause I’d have loved to have heard that in context).

Anyone else? Rundown of Mr. Dog Eater’s speech today?

Lourdes on June 15, 2012 at 2:22 PM

Obama starts making his statement. Guy in audience starts to ask question in the middle of statement. Ticks off Obama. He’s says “let me finish”.

Once he finishes, he angerly points finger to heckler to respond to his question. “It’s the right thing to do”

As Obama leaves. Heckler yells out “What about American jobs?”

He can’t even manage his own press conference the Rose Garden.

WisRich on June 15, 2012 at 2:27 PM

Every Nation on the face of the Earth has laws their own laws about immigration. Every Nation on Earth has neighbours of predominantly on race or another.

Why is it that when Mexico turns away Hispanics at gunpoint on their southern border they aren’t racist? Why is it that I can’t go to Mexico and take up work as I please?

Complicit in the killings of a few hundred Mexican citizens so you can try to take away assault weapons? No problem.

You want secure borders both north and south? You are a racist.

oldroy on June 15, 2012 at 2:28 PM

You’re kidding.
Schadenfreude on June 15, 2012 at 2:27 PM

Yeah, I am. But, why hasn’t he made a statement, yet?

kingsjester on June 15, 2012 at 2:28 PM

Lourdes on June 15, 2012 at 2:22 PM

My comment got eaten. A guy (professionally dressed) interrupted him in the middle. I missed what he said, but it through Obama off.

Then, towards the end, the guy yelled something like, “Why are you favoring foreign workers over Americans.”

Again, Obama got thrown off. He ended directing a comment to the guy again, but (I thought) looked prickly doing so. Then, he quickly ran into the White House.

The end certainly didn’t strike me as some kind of profile in courage.

BuckeyeSam on June 15, 2012 at 2:28 PM

How does this help 0 anyways? We knew already that he hispanics were voting in great numbers for him anyways…the newly legal ones won’t be able to vote anyways, not as holders of work permits., not even as permanent residents…some hispanics who are here legally and can vote but who were not involved or couldn’t care less before his sham executive order, will turn out to vote for him out of sympathy with the hispanic youth etc…but would that be emough, considering the backlash, the rest of the legal citizens of this country getting angry at his disgusting politicization of the issue and blatant disregard for the law? I think it will all backfire….will indies break out for him as a result of this? I doubt it…

jimver on June 15, 2012 at 2:28 PM

No need. We will all remember what a pandering lib leaning assclown you are, Joana.

CherryBombsBigBrownBeaver on June 15, 2012 at 2:22 PM

Of course, my darling.

I mean, what’s the appropraite conservative response to the idea of giving legal residence to US soldiers who were brought here as kids and are now fighting and risking their lives for our liberties?

So which border were you carried across?

North? South? or did you Float in?

portlandon on June 15, 2012 at 2:16 PM

what a pandering lib leaning assclown.

CherryBombsBigBrownBeaver on June 15, 2012 at 2:22 PM

You. Are. An. Idiot.

JPeterman on June 15, 2012 at 2:21 PM

Let’s face it: we all know the reason for that rage.

joana on June 15, 2012 at 2:28 PM

What’s exactly your point? I couldn’t care less from where you came from.

joana on June 15, 2012 at 2:25 PM

Seriously?….You’d better get used to it, because there are millions of other “legal” Americans that feel the same way.

tencole on June 15, 2012 at 2:28 PM

Romney should have said something by now. There’s no wind inside a campaign bus for him to stick his finger into.

kingsjester on June 15, 2012 at 2:26 PM

He just had the press conference. I’m sure Romney will come out with something. You don’t want to comment on a story, you want to fight a person’s direct words.

MobileVideoEngineer on June 15, 2012 at 2:28 PM

Obama and his mob are destroying the country one proclamation at a time. We should simply split this poor sick Republic in half and give Obama his pure Marxist state . . . then, the rest of the people could begin to rebuild what was once a great nation.

rplat on June 15, 2012 at 2:28 PM

Banhammer-bait

Capitalist Hog on June 15, 2012 at 2:05 PM

Nonsense. It’s where things are heading, at a rapid clip. Obama is systematically tearing down this nation one pillar after another – make that one Pilar at a time, given that the proximate issue is Amnesty para los illegales. At some point his tyranny and that of his czars must be stopped. The GOP seems incapable of doing so effectively. What’s left is a 50/50 election in ~20 weeks. Just what do you imagine is going to happen in this nation if Obama wins / steals another term in office? Where else do you think it can possibly wind up?

rayra on June 15, 2012 at 2:29 PM

Let’s face it: we all know the reason for that rage.

joana on June 15, 2012 at 2:28 PM

Your economic ineptitude?

tetriskid on June 15, 2012 at 2:29 PM

Tell me what happened! I missed it on t.v.

Lourdes on June 15, 2012 at 2:26 PM

The video will go viral any minute. Someone asked the King a question in the middle of the speech. The King basically said “sit down and shut up”.

JPeterman on June 15, 2012 at 2:29 PM

This is really something. What other country has done this?

Not Germany(Turks) or France (North Africans). That was orderly legal immigration in the 1000s(not 10s of millions) and the end results of that are

In 2010, Chancellor Angela Merkel said that multiculturalism in Germany had “failed utterly”. The German leader said it had been an illusion to think that Germans and foreign workers could “live happily side by side”

and also

why are we voluntarily going to be the great guinea pig lab rat of the world? Shouldn’t we let Mexico defeat us in war before we start this new policy?

BoxHead1 on June 15, 2012 at 2:29 PM

MobileVideoEngineer on June 15, 2012 at 2:28 PM

True. But, he shouldn’t wait too long.

kingsjester on June 15, 2012 at 2:29 PM

So which border were you carried across?

North? South? or did you Float in?

portlandon on June 15, 2012 at 2:16 PM

And I’m not going even to cite people like “Lourdes”.

joana on June 15, 2012 at 2:22 PM

Boy, joana, you’re quite needy about getting me involved with you and your situation, however illogically.

I had nothing to do with — nor any knowledge of or about — your citizenship situation nor your country of origin or anything else about you other than the errata I’ve had the misfortune of reading from you this morning on this thread and the other one about the same issue (AP News Headline story).

So why bring me into that issue when asked by “portlandon” where you’re from? I haven’t the foggiest and don’t really want to.

Lourdes on June 15, 2012 at 2:29 PM

Moby.

Bmore on June 15, 2012 at 2:30 PM

it wasn’t a heckling.. it was a reporter (although I have no idea who?), and Obama lost it cause he didnt’ want to answer the questions.

I think it was more telling that the reporter(s?) were asking about the American workers/famers … and Mr. P-issy-ident didn’t even look back.

I’m almost tempted to flip over to PMS-NBC just to see if they’re licking Obama’s boots after this speech…

DaSaintFan on June 15, 2012 at 2:30 PM

The only thing that needs to be ‘rolled up’ in this republic are the marxists & socialists and their useful idiots. Preferably with rifle fire.

rayra on June 15, 2012 at 1:45 PM

Nothing like a Godless revolution to get things back on track.

labrat on June 15, 2012 at 2:30 PM

I’m almost tempted to flip over to PMS-NBC just to see if they’re licking Obama’s boots after this speech…

DaSaintFan on June 15, 2012 at 2:30 PM

I think that’s joana’s job.

tetriskid on June 15, 2012 at 2:31 PM

Romney should have said something by now. There’s no wind inside a campaign bus for him to stick his finger into.

kingsjester on June 15, 2012 at 2:26 PM

Heh.

KickandSwimMom on June 15, 2012 at 2:31 PM

Whooooooooooo could have seen this coming? Who?

NickDeringer on June 15, 2012 at 2:31 PM

So why bring me into that issue when asked by “portlandon” where you’re from? I haven’t the foggiest and don’t really want to.

Lourdes on June 15, 2012 at 2:29 PM

Because of your shared values about people of other races.

joana on June 15, 2012 at 2:32 PM

Anyone else? Rundown of Mr. Dog Eater’s speech today?

Lourdes on June 15, 2012 at 2:22 PM

Obama starts making his statement. Guy in audience starts to ask question in the middle of statement. Ticks off Obama. He’s says “let me finish”.

Once he finishes, he angerly points finger to heckler to respond to his question. “It’s the right thing to do”

As Obama leaves. Heckler yells out “What about American jobs?”

He can’t even manage his own press conference the Rose Garden.

WisRich on June 15, 2012 at 2:27 PM

Thanks for explaining…

Obama’s “it’s the right thing to do” really does emphasize how utterly incompetent he is to the Presidency. If not also in refernece to the Constitution.

He’s not only clueless, he’s an egomaniacal clueless boob or whatever else you call someone performing the role of President by acting like Hugo Chavez.

Lourdes on June 15, 2012 at 2:32 PM

Let’s face it: we all know the reason for that rage.

joana on June 15, 2012 at 2:28 PM

You’re wasting everyone’s time with silliness and trollery?

kim roy on June 15, 2012 at 2:32 PM

No need. We will all remember what a pandering lib leaning assclown you are, Joana.

CherryBombsBigBrownBeaver on June 15, 2012 at 2:22 PM

Of course, my darling.

I mean, what’s the appropraite conservative response to the idea of giving legal residence to US soldiers who were brought here as kids and are now fighting and risking their lives for our liberties?

So which border were you carried across?

North? South? or did you Float in?

portlandon on June 15, 2012 at 2:16 PM

what a pandering lib leaning assclown.

CherryBombsBigBrownBeaver on June 15, 2012 at 2:22 PM

You. Are. An. Idiot.

JPeterman on June 15, 2012 at 2:21 PM

Let’s face it: we all know the reason for that rage.

joana on June 15, 2012 at 2:28 PM

Oooooh. Say it, Obama. Say it. Funny name, doesn’t look like you…say the word, Joana. That will just be the cherry on top of your ignorant argument. Say it!!!!!!!

CherryBombsBigBrownBeaver on June 15, 2012 at 2:33 PM

Eleven comments in one minute (2:22).

Most I’ve ever counted before was eight.

Burnin’ up the bandwidth.

davidk on June 15, 2012 at 2:33 PM

Neal Monroe of the Daily Caller interrupted Zero.

Philly on June 15, 2012 at 2:24 PM

Idiot. Now the story is about those right wing nuts. Instead of about Obama’s nonsense.

faraway on June 15, 2012 at 2:33 PM

Moby..

Bmore on June 15, 2012 at 2:34 PM

Because of your shared values about people of other races.

joana on June 15, 2012 at 2:32 PM

I am not white.

So there goes your “racist white Republican” meme.

I asked you a question. Which border did you cross to get here? North? South? or did you float in?

portlandon on June 15, 2012 at 2:34 PM

…Again, Obama got thrown off. He ended directing a comment to the guy again, but (I thought) looked prickly doing so. Then, he quickly ran into the White House.

The end certainly didn’t strike me as some kind of profile in courage.

BuckeyeSam on June 15, 2012 at 2:28 PM

O.K., thanks for that. It sounds like it was a moment of “Classic Petulent Immature Man Runs From Grownups Asking ‘Who Wrecked the Car?’”

Lourdes on June 15, 2012 at 2:34 PM

Joana…you do know which website you’re on, don’t you, dear? This is Hot Air, a conservative website, founded by a Reagan Conservative. Try heading over to dKos. You’ll find kindred spirits over there…and maybe the little men in the white coats won’t find you there.

kingsjester on June 15, 2012 at 2:34 PM

What’s exactly your point? I couldn’t care less from where you came from.

joana on June 15, 2012 at 2:25 PM

My point is that you are stupid if you don’t think this will backfire.

JPeterman on June 15, 2012 at 2:35 PM

A mole inside the government raises some important questions about the president’s illegal DREAM decree.
For instance, how would USCIS process all the applications if it can’t charge any processing fees?
This is vital, because USCIS operates almost entirely from fee revenue rather than appropriated funds — if it has no additional fees, then it would need to have adjudicators stop processing citizenship and green-card applications so they could process the illegals.
How’s that for irony — foreigners who are following the law to get a green card or to become American citizens will have to cool their heels while the Obama campaign DHS processes illegal aliens — and the fees the legal applicants paid would fund the processing of the illegals!
And while the estimates are that 800,000 would apply, my source expects double or triple that, many of them unqualified but betting that their applications will be rubber-stamped, as so many were in the 1986 amnesty.

http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/302983/dream-details-mark-krikorian#

And it begins…

tencole on June 15, 2012 at 2:35 PM

A caller from Colombia on Gibby’s show said he spent $18,000 and many years on his quest to work here legally and obtain citizenship. He was not happy about this.

Philly on June 15, 2012 at 2:35 PM

If this is what he does before the election on immigration…what do you think he will do after the election on gun control???…

Wake up people…

PatriotRider on June 15, 2012 at 2:35 PM

So when is Romney going to respond?

Mark1971 on June 15, 2012 at 2:36 PM

Obama definitely doesn’t believe he is king . . . he thinks he is God, and there’s nobody with balls enough to tell him he’s not. This country has has a great run but it’s just about over.

rplat on June 15, 2012 at 2:36 PM

Rush playing soundbites, and from newsfolks, prior to speech .. at least here.

pambi on June 15, 2012 at 2:36 PM

Good opportunity for Romney to show his quality.

HB3 on June 15, 2012 at 2:36 PM

He issued 291 Executive Orders.

joana on June 15, 2012 at 1:57 PM

joana, the number of EO’s don’t matter. The executive has certain powers under the constitution.

It’s the type of EO’s that matter. Obama’s actions in Libya were unconstitutional. This also may be unconstitutional.

blink on June 15, 2012 at 2:32 PM

Even if you believe EOs can be Constitutional under Article II, Section 1 and Article II, Section 3, I still provided plenty of blatantly unconstitutional Executive Orders issued by Bush.

joana on June 15, 2012 at 2:37 PM

It’s the type of EO’s that matter. Obama’s actions in Libya were unconstitutional. This also may be unconstitutional.

blink on June 15, 2012 at 2:32 PM

This was unconstitutional.

Libya was unconstitutional.

The recess appointment when congress was not in recess was unconstitutional.

Firing Walpin the way he did was illegal.

And those are just some of the crimes Obama committed that we KNOW about. If he was involved in F&F, then he’s also an accessory to murder. If he was involved in the WH leaks… and so on.

The Rogue Tomato on June 15, 2012 at 2:37 PM

Romney should have said something by now. There’s no wind inside a campaign bus for him to stick his finger into.

kingsjester on June 15, 2012 at 2:26 PM

Moron, he’s already got a campaign speech slated for 2:30. Do you expect him to stutter-step that for the bait laid out by the POSUS?

rayra on June 15, 2012 at 2:37 PM

Idiot. Now the story is about those right wing nuts. Instead of about Obama’s nonsense.

faraway on June 15, 2012 at 2:33 PM

Legitimate questions. Reporter knew he wasn’t going to take any questions so he had to interupt.

Maybe the rest of the press will take of the blinders and follow up with some serious questions to this administration.

WisRich on June 15, 2012 at 2:37 PM

Good opportunity for Romney to show his quality.

HB3 on June 15, 2012 at 2:36 PM

Don’t hold you breathe….Mitt is always late to the party.

tencole on June 15, 2012 at 2:37 PM

It’s the type of EO’s that matter. Obama’s actions in Libya were unconstitutional. This also may be unconstitutional.

blink on June 15, 2012 at 2:32 PM

Moreover, since the WH said there would be no EOs regarding this issue (I know, a blatant lie) the issue is Obama’s flagrant disregard for the separation of powers-you know the rule that says the executive (that would be Obama, joana) is charged with the enforcement of laws enacted by Congress. The executive is not empowered to ignore laws the president doesn’t like or with which he doesn’t agree.

I know joana thinks Paul Krugman is God’s gift to scholarly pursuits, but maybe she should listen to Mark Levin, the constitutional scholar, and be educated on just what the Constitution of the United States says.

totherightofthem on June 15, 2012 at 2:38 PM

This idiot isn’t Carter on steroids. He’s Carter on rocket fuel.

kingsjester on June 15, 2012 at 2:38 PM

Tell me what happened! I missed it on t.v.

Lourdes on June 15, 2012 at 2:26 PM

The video will go viral any minute. Someone asked the King a question in the middle of the speech. The King basically said “sit down and shut up”.

JPeterman on June 15, 2012 at 2:29 PM

O.K., thanks for explaining, I’ll be looking for that video.

Lourdes on June 15, 2012 at 2:38 PM

I still provided plenty of blatantly unconstitutional Executive Orders issued by Bush.

joana on June 15, 2012 at 2:37 PM

Then you should have argued to get Bush impeached when he did those things. But check your calendar. Bush isn’t president anymore. You can’t impeach him now. Impeach the president who is violating the constitution NOW.

The Rogue Tomato on June 15, 2012 at 2:38 PM

Maybe the rest of the press will take of the blinders and follow up with some serious questions to this administration.

Where’s Jake Tapper when you REALLY need him? (the only liberal-outlet reporter I trust to ask those kind of questions)

DaSaintFan on June 15, 2012 at 2:38 PM

Joana…you do know which website you’re on, don’t you, dear? This is Hot Air, a conservative website, founded by a Reagan Conservative. Try heading over to dKos. You’ll find kindred spirits over there…and maybe the little men in the white coats won’t find you there.

kingsjester on June 15, 2012 at 2:34 PM

I side with Reagan and Rubio on the immigration issue. And good luck trying to bully me out of here with insults.

joana on June 15, 2012 at 2:39 PM

Because of your shared values about people of other races.

joana on June 15, 2012 at 2:32 PM

I am not white.

So there goes your “racist white Republican” meme.

I asked you a question. Which border did you cross to get here? North? South? or did you float in?

portlandon on June 15, 2012 at 2:34 PM

I’m not either, Joana. But, I am a thinker and I believe in the rule of law.
But, like a liberal, you throw out the race card.
Thank you proving all of us right about you, Joana.

CherryBombsBigBrownBeaver on June 15, 2012 at 2:39 PM

only under Hope and Change can a sitting american president feel the need to appeal to non-americans in an attempt to regain the presidency for a second term- and with record high unemployment offer criminal non-americans jobs over law abiding american citizens and law abiding legal immigrants.

my uncle and his boyfriend have been mired in the immigration process for years- and it is a massive clusterfark fail. they are being punished for doing things the right way, with respect for this country and it’s rule of law .and this piece of filth on his throne has the audacity to cut in front of them and give away citizenship and work permits to those who have evaded the law for decades. evaded the law, i might add, with impunity due to the policies of the current president and his predecessor.

if anyone wanted any proof how much barry hated americans and had such utter contempt for our laws and constitution….

he deserves impeachment.

mittens on June 15, 2012 at 2:39 PM

Then you should have argued to get Bush impeached when he did those things. But check your calendar. Bush isn’t president anymore. You can’t impeach him now. Impeach the president who is violating the constitution NOW.

The Rogue Tomato on June 15, 2012 at 2:38 PM

Did you argue that Bush should have been impeached back then?

joana on June 15, 2012 at 2:39 PM

rayra on June 15, 2012 at 2:37 PM

I expect him to respond like he wants to represent the majority of Americans.

And, if I was an idiot, the Senate Republicans wouldn’t be following my blog.

kingsjester on June 15, 2012 at 2:40 PM

Joana…you do know which website you’re on, don’t you, dear? This is Hot Air, a conservative website, founded by a Reagan Conservative. Try heading over to dKos. You’ll find kindred spirits over there…and maybe the little men in the white coats won’t find you there.

kingsjester on June 15, 2012 at 2:34 PM

I side with Reagan and Rubio on the immigration issue. And good luck trying to bully me out of here with insults.

joana on June 15, 2012 at 2:39 PM

Reagan noted amnesty was a big mistake.
We will bully you with facts.
But, I can’t help myself.
You. Are. An. Idiot.

CherryBombsBigBrownBeaver on June 15, 2012 at 2:40 PM

Idiot. Now the story is about those right wing nuts. Instead of about Obama’s nonsense.

faraway on June 15, 2012 at 2:33 PM

Why are people even there if they can’t ask questions?

To be props?

tetriskid on June 15, 2012 at 2:40 PM

Moron, he’s already got a campaign speech slated for 2:30. Do you expect him to stutter-step that for the bait laid out by the POSUS?

rayra on June 15, 2012 at 2:37 PM

As a matter of fact, yes…..yes I do.

tencole on June 15, 2012 at 2:40 PM

Lourdes on June 15, 2012 at 2:34 PM

I’m sure that the MSM will cover for him, so you should look for some Fox News reporting on it. I’m sure that they’ll cover Obama in a less favorable light–which is what’s warranted. It wasn’t a long press conference so you should try to watch a replay for yourself.

BuckeyeSam on June 15, 2012 at 2:40 PM

Don’t hold you breathe….Mitt is always late to the party.

tencole on June 15, 2012 at 2:37 PM

Well, if he’s going to fuzz out on this issue, then that’s something we need to know. Obviously, he needs to make a choice.

HB3 on June 15, 2012 at 2:41 PM

The Azzhole said “questions at the end” then no questions from the eunuchey wuss.

Heh, his anger is delicious.

Schadenfreude on June 15, 2012 at 2:41 PM

I side with Reagan and Rubio on the immigration issue. And good luck trying to bully me out of here with insults.
joana on June 15, 2012 at 2:39 PM

Sweetness, you’re the one who has been snobbishly filibustering all afternoon.

I’ve been sitting here munching popcorn.

kingsjester on June 15, 2012 at 2:41 PM

The heckler, per CNBC, was Neil Munro from the Daily Caller.

Punchenko on June 15, 2012 at 2:41 PM

This idiot isn’t Carter on steroids. He’s Carter on rocket fuel.

kingsjester on June 15, 2012 at 2:38 PM

Barky’s not Carter. He’s a talentless version of Benedict Arnold with a taste for dog.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on June 15, 2012 at 2:42 PM

The Azzhole said “questions at the end” then no questions from the eunuchey wuss.

I’m glad someone proved I’m not imagining what I thought I heard

DaSaintFan on June 15, 2012 at 2:42 PM

I’m not either, Joana. But, I am a thinker and I believe in the rule of law.
But, like a liberal, you throw out the race card.
Thank you proving all of us right about you, Joana.

CherryBombsBigBrownBeaver on June 15, 2012 at 2:39 PM

I’m a bit unsure why some people think that the only ones who can call out racists are the liberals.

I’m not playing any race card. I’m calling out racists. Couldn’t care less if they’re Black Panther or StormFront members, if they’re white, black, brown or yellow.

And that’s a category moral duty for a conservative, not something liberals do.

joana on June 15, 2012 at 2:42 PM

Lourdes on June 15, 2012 at 2:29 PM

Because of your shared values about people of other races.

joana on June 15, 2012 at 2:32 PM

You continue to provide example of why it is useless to take time and apply any patience with you from the Left to explain anything other than to address your pugalism.

You can accuse anyone and everyone of anything but it doen’t make what you allege any more real than the fantasies you apparently have about strangers being your “dear” and “darling.”

Seriously, you are continuing to make the impression that you’re either very, very immature or you’re very, very mentally ill.

Lourdes on June 15, 2012 at 2:42 PM

Heh “breach of WH protocol”?

He breaches congressional powers and we’re supposed to worry about “breach of WH protocol”…when the preezie is an hour late?

I’b beginning to like precedents.

This president deserves NO respect because he gives none.

Schadenfreude on June 15, 2012 at 2:43 PM

Did you argue that Bush should have been impeached back then?

joana on June 15, 2012 at 2:39 PM

I didn’t follow politics closely then. Too much going on in my life. I was no fan of Bush, and in retrospect (now that I know more about it), I would have been outraged by the Patriot Act (which Obama continued and made worse).

But that’s all water under the bridge. Get rid of the criminal in office NOW.

The Rogue Tomato on June 15, 2012 at 2:43 PM

Good opportunity for Romney to show his quality.

HB3 on June 15, 2012 at 2:36 PM

He is scheduled to speak this afternoon…patience, he will acdress it.

jimver on June 15, 2012 at 2:43 PM

Because of your shared values about people of other races.

joana on June 15, 2012 at 2:32 PM

But, no, I’m not related to the Mothman or Ruby Tuesday. I hope that helps straighten things out for you in the Land of Chugalug.

Lourdes on June 15, 2012 at 2:44 PM

Another legal immigrant caller on Gibby. Same story, and she wants a refund for all the money and time spent abiding by the law. LOL. Here’s Mitt’s counterpunch.

Philly on June 15, 2012 at 2:44 PM

I side with Reagan and Rubio on the immigration issue. And good luck trying to bully me out of here with insults.

joana on June 15, 2012 at 2:39 PM

Sweetness, you’re the one who has been snobbishly filibustering all afternoon.

I’ve been sitting here munching popcorn.

kingsjester on June 15, 2012 at 2:41 PM

I too enjoy joana’s hysterical flailing-of-the-arms ranting and raving. :-)

Punchenko on June 15, 2012 at 2:44 PM

Obama definitely doesn’t believe he is king . . . he thinks he is God, and there’s nobody with balls enough to tell him he’s not. This country has has a great run but it’s just about over.

rplat on June 15, 2012 at 2:36 PM

Maybe not, but he’s obviously starting to pay attention to his approval ratings and the media criticism. That’s why he’s becoming so combative and defensive recently.

MobileVideoEngineer on June 15, 2012 at 2:45 PM

The Petulant President strikes again.

kingsjester on June 15, 2012 at 2:46 PM

Did you argue that Bush should have been impeached back then?

joana on June 15, 2012 at 2:39 PM

I didn’t follow politics closely then.
The Rogue Tomato on June 15, 2012 at 2:43 PM

HAHAHAHAA

How convenient, isn’t it?

Anyway, good luck with those impeachment fantasies.

Again: at least 80% of the voters would oppose it. Probably more around 90%.

Which means that no politician will propose it.

This is akin to the MoveOn and far-left loonies were claiming for Bush’s impeachment. Now it happens on the other side.

So, if you want to lose time with that sort of fantasy, knock yourself out. I’m just letting you know what kind of response you can expect.

joana on June 15, 2012 at 2:46 PM

good news is.. at least we got SOME congressmen who move fast:

Lawsuit coming over this one

.. and correct me if I’m wrong, by PBHO’s own words from March of last year… he’s doing something unconstitutional?

With respect to the notion that I can just suspend deportations through executive order, that’s just not the case, because there are laws on the books that Congress has passed — and I know that everybody here at Bell is studying hard so you know that we’ve got three branches of government. Congress passes the law. The executive branch’s job is to enforce and implement those laws. And then the judiciary has to interpret the laws.

There are enough laws on the books by Congress that are very clear in terms of how we have to enforce our immigration system that for me to simply through executive order ignore those congressional mandates would not conform with my appropriate role as President.

DaSaintFan on June 15, 2012 at 2:46 PM

A caller from Colombia on Gibby’s show said he spent $18,000 and many years on his quest to work here legally and obtain citizenship. He was not happy about this.

Philly on June 15, 2012 at 2:35 PM

It took me 7+ years to become a citizen. I never figured out the costs in terms of money.

JPeterman on June 15, 2012 at 2:47 PM

Romney needs to respond before the 5pm news. Before some other nutjobs say something stupid.

He needs to say that Obama is trying to add almost a million new workers into a system that already has 30 million unemployed.

faraway on June 15, 2012 at 2:48 PM

A reporter SHOUTED at Obama…….during a speech……in the Rose Garden.

yes, baby….it’s time.

You never close your eyes ….
anymore
when I kiss….your lips….

there’s no tenderness like before…
in your finger tips….

ted c on June 15, 2012 at 2:48 PM

The only thing this accomplishes is driving the labor rate further downward and the unemployment rate further upward.

Naw, just knock a few points off the workforce participation rate when no one’s looking, and you’re good to go!

thirtyandseven on June 15, 2012 at 2:48 PM

Because of your shared values about people of other races.

joana on June 15, 2012 at 2:32 PM

You sound like libtardforlife.

Schadenfreude on June 15, 2012 at 2:48 PM

rayra on June 15, 2012 at 2:37 PM

Expecting Romney to respond to a Preezy speech before he’d even spoken ?
He’s smarter than that.
It’ll come.

pambi on June 15, 2012 at 2:48 PM

So, we’ve still got 40 minutes until Romney answers?

kingsjester on June 15, 2012 at 2:48 PM

rep-steve-king-to-sue-obama-administration-over-new-immigration-policy

Iowa Republican Rep. Steve King said Friday that he plans to sue the Obama administration to halt implementation of its newly announced selective illegal immigration law enforcement policy. He told Mike Huckabee on the former Arkansas governor’s radio program Friday that he successfully sued his own state’s governor — and won — over a similar separation-of-powers issue.

“I will tell you that — I’m not without experience on this — I’m prepared to bring a suit and seek a court order to stop implementation of this policy,” King said

“I have done it once in the past successfully when then-Governor Tom Vilsack thought he could legislate by executive order — and the case of King vs. Vilsack is in the books. And that individual, by the way, is now the Secretary of Agriculture. I wonder if he’s not counseling the president on his legal proceedings.”

Huckabee followed up, asking King: “You plan to sue this administration for implementing something that you believe should have required legislative process and approval?”

“That is correct,” King replied

The Iowa Republican is vice-chairman of the House Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Immigration Policy and Enforcement.

On Friday morning, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano announced the Obama administration’s plan to selectively enforce illegal immigration law by refusing to deport illegal aliens brought to the U.S. as “young children” — effectively an administrative version of the DREAM Act.

 http://dailycaller.com/2012/06/15/rep-steve-king-to-sue-obama-administration-over-new-immigration-policy/#ixzz1xtBZoyGy

idesign on June 15, 2012 at 2:49 PM

DaSaintFan on June 15, 2012 at 2:46 PM

Wow. He actually got that right. Guess he hadn’t evolved enough yet. POS.

totherightofthem on June 15, 2012 at 2:49 PM

The Petulant President strikes again.

kingsjester on June 15, 2012 at 2:46 PM

Kindergartens are ingidnant, the world over.

Schadenfreude on June 15, 2012 at 2:49 PM

So, if you want to lose time with that sort of fantasy, knock yourself out. I’m just letting you know what kind of response you can expect.

joana on June 15, 2012 at 2:46 PM

Keep excusing Obama based on what Bush did. It’s a great defense.

“Your honor, I don’t deserve to go to jail for murder. O.J. got away with murder.”

“You’re right. Case dismissed.”

The Rogue Tomato on June 15, 2012 at 2:49 PM

Heckler was Munro, nutjob reporter from The Daily Caller. Show some f-ing respect.

lostmotherland on June 15, 2012 at 2:49 PM

Well, if he’s going to fuzz out on this issue, then that’s something we need to know. Obviously, he needs to make a choice.

HB3 on June 15, 2012 at 2:41 PM

And an interesting decision that’s going to be too.
Either back legal, hard working Americans by calling out Obama on this terrible “decree”, or back Rubio/the gope and compromise.

Hopefully we won’t have to wait days before he decides.

tencole on June 15, 2012 at 2:49 PM

Heckler was Munro, nutjob reporter from The Daily Caller. Show some f-ing respect.

lostmotherland on June 15, 2012 at 2:49 PM

Why? He hasn’t to the American people.

kingsjester on June 15, 2012 at 2:50 PM

“Today’s announcement will be welcome news for many of these kids desperate for an answer, but it is a short term answer to a long term problem,” the Cuban American Rubio said in a statement. “And by once again ignoring the Constitution and going around Congress, this short term policy will make it harder to find a balanced and responsible long term one.”

Ugh. This guy should be ignored.

HB3 on June 15, 2012 at 2:51 PM

Romney needs to respond before the 5pm news. Before some other nutjobs say something stupid.

He needs to say that Obama is trying to add almost a million new workers into a system that already has 30 million unemployed.

faraway on June 15, 2012 at 2:48 PM

No. He needs to say that Barky is destroying what few Constitutional limits have been left on the Office of the Presidency after his Barky’s reign of destruction over the past 3 years. Anything less is nothing but pure cowardice and shows that an oath to protect and defend the Constitution cannot even begin to be taken seriously.

This is a very serious un-Constitutional act and has little to do with jobs or the economy. This is about America.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on June 15, 2012 at 2:51 PM

Which means that no politician will propose it.

So, if you want to lose time with that sort of fantasy, knock yourself out. I’m just letting you know what kind of response you can expect.

joana on June 15, 2012 at 2:46 PM

But they can defund the agencies involved..if no fees are to be requkredof the soon to be ‘legals’ how is Homeland Security/USCIS going to pay for it?

jimver on June 15, 2012 at 2:51 PM

Heckler was Munro, nutjob reporter from The Daily Caller. Show some f-ing respect.

lostmotherland on June 15, 2012 at 2:49 PM

A president who doesn’t honor the constitution and the laws deosn’t deserve ANY respect.

Schadenfreude on June 15, 2012 at 2:51 PM

Heckler was Munro, nutjob reporter from The Daily Caller. Show some f-ing respect.

lostmotherland on June 15, 2012 at 2:49 PM

1. Obama was almost an hour late as usual.

2. When Obama shows respect to the office and Constitution he’ll deserve it in return.

tetriskid on June 15, 2012 at 2:51 PM

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