Obama on new DREAM Act policy: This isn’t amnesty, it’s the right thing to do

posted at 4:01 pm on June 15, 2012 by Allahpundit

Contrary to popular belief, this shift doesn’t appear to stem from any new executive orders from The One. It comes from a directive issued by Janet Napolitano (at Obama’s behest, of course) instructing DHS to defer action on all young illegals who meet the DREAM-like criteria specified in the directive. That’s why O is insisting that this isn’t amnesty: It’s not formal legalization, it’s de facto legalization insofar as they’re simply not going to enforce the existing law against a certain class of illegal immigrants. It’s prosecutorial discretion, in other words — exercised en masse on behalf of something like 800,000 people. President Romney’s DHS director could reverse it with a single memo, but of course Obama’s calculating that he won’t dare now that the precedent’s been established, especially given all the pressure Romney’s feeling and will continue to feel to be more competitive for Hispanic votes.

When O was asked about this last year, he claimed his hands were tied. Amazing what sorts of “evolution” can happen with Election Day bearing down:

THE PRESIDENT: I just have to continue to say this notion that somehow I can just change the laws unilaterally is just not true. We are doing everything we can administratively. But the fact of the matter is there are laws on the books that I have to enforce. And I think there’s been a great disservice done to the cause of getting the DREAM Act passed and getting comprehensive immigration passed by perpetrating the notion that somehow, by myself, I can go and do these things. It’s just not true…

[W]e live in a democracy. You have to pass bills through the legislature, and then I can sign it. And if all the attention is focused away from the legislative process, then that is going to lead to a constant dead-end. We have to recognize how the system works, and then apply pressure to those places where votes can be gotten and, ultimately, we can get this thing solved. And nobody will be a stronger advocate for making that happen than me.

His “rah-rah democracy” approach there is misleading: As Byron York notes, he’s been flirting with the idea of unilateral executive action for a long time. But his basic point, that you’ll need a compromise in Congress to finally settle this issue, is all too true. And Matt Lewis is dead right in thinking that Obama made that much more difficult today:

As someone who opposed the Arizona law — and has supported Rubio’s DREAM ACT — I am convinced that America needs to have a serious national discussion about immigration reform. Short-circuiting the legislative process deprives us of that organic discussion. It also guarantees there will be no bipartisan consensus. Perhaps Rubio could have persuaded more conservatives to back common sense reforms? The water is now poisoned. Obama — for transparently political purposes — has made sure that conservatives and Republicans will feel slighted and kept out of the loop.

That’s because they have been.

The downside, of course, is that this does nothing to heal this nation, nothing to bring us together, and only serves as a short-term solution for immigrants when a long-term solution — one based on consensus, not political opportunism — was needed.

If O actually cared about DREAM on the merits instead of as a cynical electoral cudgel against the GOP, he would have let Rubio float his own DREAM bill to try to shake some Republican support loose. The bill might have passed with Democratic support; even if it didn’t, Obama would have been in a better position at that point to act unilaterally since there would already be multiple Republicans on record as supporting the basics of DREAM (even if they opposed unilateral executive action). But he couldn’t afford to let Rubio take the lead lest the publicity surrounding that jeopardize Obama’s huge lead over the GOP among Latinos. So, just as he did with gay marriage, he cynically decided that now was the moment for a pure, bold, crystalline pander to one of the Democrats’ core client constituencies.

But I don’t know, maybe I’m underestimating him. As I say, now that a de facto DREAM amnesty is in effect, the politics of this have changed. If there’s any tried and true principle in the entitlement age, it’s that most politicians are deathly afraid to take something away from a group once it’s been granted — especially a group whose electoral power is increasing. Will President Romney or a Republican Congress really be willing to undo this when given the chance? At best, I think they might be willing to replace it with a new DREAM Act of their own, but unless there’s a ferocious backlash among the rest of the electorate, I’m skeptical that pulling the plug is an option.

Here’s a chunk of O’s presser. I’ve got updates coming below the video, so stand by.

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Update: Daniel Halper at the Standard finds it awfully coincidental that the cover story of Time magazine’s new issue published yesterday is a puff piece on the illegal immigrant experience. I don’t know. Newsweeklies typically don’t need any nudging from the White House to run puff pieces about the “undocumented,” but a well-timed bit of favorable messaging in a major magazine will help Axelrod et al. sell this otherwise controversial policy. Who knows what sorts of little tidbits they’re feeding to journalists about policy shifts to come.

Update: At Reason, Mike Riggs asks a good question. If President Choom can decide that he has better things to do than deport young illegals, why can’t he also decide that he has better things to do than prosecute dope-smokers?

Today’s immigration announcement makes a compelling case that Obama is capable of using his executive powers to *not* enforce the law, and will do so when it’s politically advantageous. There’s a lesson there for drug reformers.


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Panderer in chief. We have a congress Barry!!

FireBlogger on June 15, 2012 at 4:03 PM

Young kids? I thought we were talking about people as old as 30.

greggriffith on June 15, 2012 at 4:05 PM

Not while I’m speaking!!!!!

The right thing to do is uphold the law.
I can see November from my hacienda.

CherryBombsBigBrownBeaver on June 15, 2012 at 4:05 PM

This isn’t amnesty. We’re just forgiving past offenses.

Oh, wait…

db on June 15, 2012 at 4:05 PM

Keeping this fool in office is what makes no sense.

natasha333 on June 15, 2012 at 4:05 PM

King Barry has spoken. Let it be so

EliTheBean on June 15, 2012 at 4:05 PM

Aren’t we an even better nation when the president follows the rule of law, instead of picking and choosing and pandering based on the election cycle?

exceller on June 15, 2012 at 4:05 PM

From Twitter: I wonder when the President is going to start pandering to the 25 million people who are unemployed or underemployed.

rockmom on June 15, 2012 at 4:06 PM

“We are a better nation than one that expels innocent young kids.”

Every day that this guy is in office, I hate my friends that I know voted for him a little more.

CycloneCDB on June 15, 2012 at 4:06 PM

So the Obamadminstration isn’t going to enforce federal law? And what is the news here again?

NeoDawg on June 15, 2012 at 4:06 PM

So now the Homeland Security Director can just make new laws with a single memo? That’s even worse than Oblamer doing so from the Oval Office! And is anyone else surprised this all dropped on Friday afternoon?

And if an “illegal” is granted a work permit pursuant to not having done anything “illegal,” how exactly does that work? If you are “illegal” didn’t you, by definition, already do something illegal?

And how in the world are they planning to adjust the unemployment numbers with this new change? And do all of these “illegals” now get unemployment benefits for 99 months?

UnderstandingisPower on June 15, 2012 at 4:06 PM

I really hope this backfires on him like SSM did…Keep pissing off the indies Obummer!

Battlecruiser-operational on June 15, 2012 at 4:07 PM

Rex Lex

chemman on June 15, 2012 at 4:08 PM

“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.” – President Obama, May 2011

I agree with President Obama, as he believed in 2011. Which apparently is the opposite of what he believes now.

gekkobear on June 15, 2012 at 4:08 PM

So now the Homeland Security Director can just make new laws with a single memo?

UnderstandingisPower on June 15, 2012 at 4:06 PM

She stole that idea from the EPA.

cozmo on June 15, 2012 at 4:08 PM

Right thing to do…

for my campaign.

d1carter on June 15, 2012 at 4:09 PM

This WILL backfire. Here’s why:

OBAMA JOBS PROGRAM: HELP ILLEGALS COMPETE WITH AMERICANS FOR SCARCE JOBS

The Rogue Tomato on June 15, 2012 at 4:09 PM

So, what is Barack Kardashian Obama doing about the PARENTS of the innocent kids??? Is he DEPORTING THEM YET??

Panderer-in-Chief… what a joke…

Khun Joe on June 15, 2012 at 4:10 PM

Will President Romney or a Republican Congress really be willing to undo this when given the chance? At best, I think they might be willing to replace it with a new DREAM Act of their own, but unless there’s a ferocious backlash among the rest of the electorate, I’m skeptical that pulling the plug is an option.

Uh, hell yes, they will. Were you awake during the amnesty debacle in 2007? That more than anything else destroyed the GOP in the 2008 election. I know everyone points to the economic crisis and Iraq, but that attempt to shove amnesty down the country’s throat in the dead of night with no debate(led by the man who’d become the Republican Presidential nominee the following year for chrissakes!) p-ssed off conservatives, was the final straw for many loyal Republicans who’d stuck by Bush’s side throughout the dark days of the Iraq war, and depressed GOP turnout.

Obama has ensured the opposite now for November. Conservatives will be galvanized. Naive Republicans who still clung to the absurd notion that this man is someone they could compromise and work with legislatively will finally have their eyes opened. And white voters(yes, even women) are pretty much a lost cause for him in this election. Hell, this may even hurt him with some black voters(especially when combined with the potential backlask of the gay marriage “evolution”).

This makes no sense to me from a political standpoint. Whatever he may gain with Latino voters, he’s more than lost with every other constituency out there. But hey, it’s his funeral.

Doughboy on June 15, 2012 at 4:10 PM

So, just as he did with gay marriage, he cynically decided that now was the moment for a pure, bold, crystalline pander to one of his core constituencies.

More Obama evolution.

Bitter Clinger on June 15, 2012 at 4:10 PM

First this, then marijuana, then another 52 weeks of Unemployment, then what?

joepub on June 15, 2012 at 4:10 PM

Also, Rep. Steve King is planning to sue Obama over abuse of power. That’s going to leave a mark, even if the lawsuit isn’t successful.

The Rogue Tomato on June 15, 2012 at 4:10 PM

Who gave them the authority to give out these work permits?

ninjapirate on June 15, 2012 at 4:10 PM

Now, let’s just make sure that the DOJ finds all those voter ID requirements to be illegal and we should be all set.

cynccook on June 15, 2012 at 4:10 PM

Ok, so they are legible for ‘relief from the fear of deportation’, but it’s NOT immunity.
I get it.
Sigh.

pambi on June 15, 2012 at 4:10 PM

SIGH – my poor country :(

gophergirl on June 15, 2012 at 4:10 PM

Allah – We’ve already established that entitlements are the cudgel the democrats will beat republicans over the head with as entitlements are cut. While the Latino sector IS growing and becoming a significant part of our nation, it is, for now, small potatoes compared to the Red Sea of the (attempted) entitlement reform coming across the horizon.

Turtle317 on June 15, 2012 at 4:10 PM

But only a few in this circumstance are ever deported.

I cannot think of one thing he has done–other state and ceremonial functions (and he has politicized those at times as well)–that isn’t based upon political calculation. Very little of what he does is about doing the right thing for doing the right thing’s sake, and I don’t believe him here.

BTW, how does DHS get to set immigration policy?

mwbri on June 15, 2012 at 4:11 PM

Crap…..Romney agrees with Rubio.
What about the rule of law!!!!!!!

CherryBombsBigBrownBeaver on June 15, 2012 at 4:11 PM

Under OBOZO’s illegal AMNESTY FOR ILLEGALS re-election ploy, the Border Patrol will now provide ILLEGALS with THEIR PAPERS: 1. A permit to freely take any job away from an American citizen for lower pay, 2. A filled-out voter registration card for the d-cRAT socialist party, 3. A union card, and 4. A bill for their union dues that go to the d-cRAT socialist party.

March 2011 – OBOZO: “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.”

OBOZO has further DEVOLVED into a tyrannical dictator.

====================================================
OBOZO = disrespecting THE LAW, THE US CONSTITUTION and AMERICAN CITIZENS everyday and in every way.

TeaPartyNation on June 15, 2012 at 4:11 PM

Team Obama is attempting to set the conservative’s hair on fire like he did with the HC birth control mandate and create a race issue for the election, don’t take the bait. This issue is about the stupidity of giving a free pass to illegals while unemployment is still pushing 9%.

Please. Keep. Focused.

Texas Gal on June 15, 2012 at 4:11 PM

So, just as he did with gay marriage, he cynically decided that now was the moment for a pure, bold, crystalline pander to one of the Democrats’ core client constituencies.

Legalizing drugs is next.

Schadenfreude on June 15, 2012 at 4:11 PM

“We are a better nation than one that expels innocent young kids.”

Wait, this whole thing was about abortion?

cantaffordcollege on June 15, 2012 at 4:11 PM

Dictatorship is near if we are to just let something like this happen. Even though it won’t be popular, impeachment needs to be discussed openly, if nothing else but to bring to light the crap this president is doing what he is not supposed to do. Declares congress to be in recess so he can appoint people (even liberal blogs admitted it was a power grab), now just giving nearly a million people what will amount to amnesty, with no congressional support.

robertlbryant on June 15, 2012 at 4:11 PM

hmmm… Romney spoke. He sounds like he is just ignoring Obama.

Probably a good idea. Focus on jobs.

faraway on June 15, 2012 at 4:12 PM

So to recap: let’s not enforce DOMA, or immigration or drug laws. Awesome. That should leave a lot more time open for golfing and fundraising.

cynccook on June 15, 2012 at 4:12 PM

When you elect an amateur who has no concept of how government works, this is what you get. He has cut the legs of Marco Rubio, who was trying to come up with a legislative solution, and doing an end around the Congress, who is supposed to do things like this.

He is going to lose this November and if the press and the Democratic Party don’t get their heads on straight, there is going to be nothing they can do when a Republican President tries a stunt like this. They’ve not only lost their credibility, when it comes to the truth, they’ve lost their credibility when it comes to the constitution and the seperation of powers. By the time Obama gets done with these people, the Democratic party will be in shambles and the press will have zero credibility. I certainly hope they don’t cry too much when it happens, they’ve earned all that’s going to happen to them.

bflat879 on June 15, 2012 at 4:12 PM

Great. So now were going to be racists against Blacks and Latinos when we vote him out.

Kataklysmic on June 15, 2012 at 4:12 PM

I’m really get frustrated with the GOP playing Beta on immigration.

ninjapirate on June 15, 2012 at 4:12 PM

Uh, there are now 800,000 more people in the job pool.

Will that be counted by the BLS?

I am guessing unemployment just went up with that announcement?

Marcus Traianus on June 15, 2012 at 4:13 PM

First this, then marijuana, then another 52 weeks of Unemployment, then what?

joepub on June 15, 2012 at 4:10 PM

Forgive student loans?

slickwillie2001 on June 15, 2012 at 4:13 PM

Amazing that in her decree, Napolitano said our laws are not to be enforced “blindly.” I thought justice is supposed to be blind.

So is this for any “children” under thirty or just hispanics? And does it include white hispanics or just the other kind?

magicbeans on June 15, 2012 at 4:13 PM

They will argue this is about fairness. So why would it be fair to not allow a person that was a 10 yo kid in 1987 not to get this new privelidge?

What about a 13 yo today? same thing applies. The 800,000 number is bogus when weighed against the potential as we have in the current condition.

DanMan on June 15, 2012 at 4:13 PM

Who knows what sorts of little tidbits they’re feeding to journalists about policy shifts to come.

Sprinkled into Obama’s caca, which they consume so happily, mistaking it for Beluga caviar.

Schadenfreude on June 15, 2012 at 4:13 PM

President Pander Barry.

Flange on June 15, 2012 at 4:13 PM

Congress is such an annoyance. Why do we even have them?

stenwin77 on June 15, 2012 at 4:13 PM

It’s un-Constitutional and calls for nothing short of impeachment.

Barky thinks he owns this nation. We don’t eat dogs and we have a COnstitution that limits the powers of the various federal branches. Making law is not part of the Executive branch’s powers.

This is the most serious Constitutional violation this White House has committed yet, and that ain’t no mean feat as they have had their boot on the neck of our Constitution since first sliming into office.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on June 15, 2012 at 4:14 PM

I really hope this backfires on him like SSM did…Keep pissing off the indies Obummer!

Battlecruiser-operational on June 15, 2012 at 4:07 PM

I think this is going to backfire but I don’t think you are using the right analogy.

Obama’s pandering to women included much the same tactic. Nevermind religious freedom, he directed Sebelius to order religious organizations to shut up and violate the tenets of their faith.

Now we have him telling Congress to go to hell because Papa needs those Hispanic votes come November. But he isn’t doing it directly, he’s making it a “change in policy” within DHS and not an executive order.

Happy Nomad on June 15, 2012 at 4:15 PM

First this, then marijuana, then another 52 weeks of Unemployment, then what?

joepub on June 15, 2012 at 4:10 PM

Closer to the election, I think we’ll see federal student loan and mortgage forgiveness. True, there is no money for it, but which Republican is going to bust into the nation’s “I don’t have to pay my loans or mortgage party” and tell them that?

Rational Thought on June 15, 2012 at 4:16 PM

It’s un-Constitutional and calls for nothing short of impeachment.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on June 15, 2012 at 4:14 PM

Agreed. Now can we get enough dimwit Democrats in Congress to understand the rule of law has been broken?

Turtle317 on June 15, 2012 at 4:16 PM

May I offer an articulate response: pack sand you treasonous arsehole!

hillsoftx on June 15, 2012 at 4:16 PM

Will President Romney or a Republican Congress really be willing to undo this when given the chance?

If these people vote for Obama, there is no backlash to fear, nothing to lose. Take it away and enforce the laws.

El_Terrible on June 15, 2012 at 4:16 PM

Well, laws aren’t enforced. I guess I can tell the IRS to get bent.
I’m a Ben Franklin collector. I could never part with them to pay my taxes.

CherryBombsBigBrownBeaver on June 15, 2012 at 4:17 PM

It’s un-Constitutional and calls for nothing short of impeachment.

Barky thinks he owns this nation. We don’t eat dogs and we have a COnstitution that limits the powers of the various federal branches. Making law is not part of the Executive branch’s powers.

This is the most serious Constitutional violation this White House has committed yet, and that ain’t no mean feat as they have had their boot on the neck of our Constitution since first sliming into office.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on June 15, 2012 at 4:14 PM

Look, I agree that this is an impeachable offense, but impeachment is as much a political process as it is a legal one. It’ll never go anywhere as long as the Dems control the Senate. It’ll be Clinton-redux.

Bitter Clinger on June 15, 2012 at 4:17 PM

Why would young kids need work permits?

Obama truly thinks America is that stupid.

I can’t type what I just thought of lest I be hit by the banhammer.

BKennedy on June 15, 2012 at 4:18 PM

How long before a 31 yr old illegal sues the US government for age discrimination in enforcing the new policy?

The Hammer on June 15, 2012 at 4:18 PM

It comes from a directive issued by Janet Napolitano (at Obama’s behest, of course) instructing DHS to defer action on all young illegals who meet the DREAM-like criteria specified in the directive.

He let the half Latina/gay decide, so you bigots can’t attack her.

Schadenfreude on June 15, 2012 at 4:18 PM

It’s un-Constitutional and calls for nothing short of impeachment.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on June 15, 2012 at 4:14 PM

You’re right, OPair. Let’s stop talking about jobs to continue driving his poll numbers down and win the upcoming election, so we can focus on impeaching Obama.

Have some more choom and relax.

faraway on June 15, 2012 at 4:18 PM

Obama in a federal facility serving time for treason isn’t racism. It’s the right thing to do.

onomo on June 15, 2012 at 4:18 PM

hmmm… Romney spoke. He sounds like he is just ignoring Obama.

Probably a good idea. Focus on jobs.

faraway on June 15, 2012 at 4:12 PM

A great move, ignore this. It’s causing infighting and taking oxygen away from his major fail yesterday.

thebrokenrattle on June 15, 2012 at 4:19 PM

I am really starting to believe the polls showing this will be a landslide defeat for the President.

This smacks of desperation.

Marcus Traianus on June 15, 2012 at 4:19 PM

If O actually cared about DREAM on the merits instead of as a cynical electoral cudgel against the GOP, he would have let Rubio float his own DREAM bill to try to shake some Republican support loose.

Obama could’ve passed the DREAM ACT when he had a super majority in Congress.

RedRobin145 on June 15, 2012 at 4:20 PM

“NOT WHEN I’M SPEAKING…!!!”

Dudes loosing it…

Seven Percent Solution on June 15, 2012 at 4:20 PM

Well seeing as it is the “right thing to do” I guess we now Govern by Feeling??

ToddPA on June 15, 2012 at 4:20 PM

Why do you all have so much disdain for the judicial system your beloved founders put into place?
 
libfreeordie on June 14, 2012 at 11:45 AM

rogerb on June 15, 2012 at 4:20 PM

Look, I agree that this is an impeachable offense, but impeachment is as much a political process as it is a legal one. It’ll never go anywhere as long as the Dems control the Senate. It’ll be Clinton-redux.

Bitter Clinger on June 15, 2012 at 4:17 PM

Indeed. “Impeach” him on November 6th.

thebrokenrattle on June 15, 2012 at 4:20 PM

He let the half Latina/gay decide, so you bigots can’t attack her.

Schadenfreude on June 15, 2012 at 4:18 PM

I’m not a bigot… I hate everybody! /

Turtle317 on June 15, 2012 at 4:21 PM

At best, I think they might be willing to replace it with a new DREAM Act of their own, but unless there’s a ferocious backlash among the rest of the electorate, I’m skeptical that pulling the plug is an option

.

So let me get this straight, you’re suggesting that Romney and the GOP would be forced into passing some sort of amnesty bill because a bunch of illegals would be upset? I guess I missed the part where today’s actions gave these criminals the right to vote in our elections.

And, yes, I fully understand that many naturalized citizens are in full support of the illegals and can vote but politics over principle is never the right choice. No matter what a jug-eared Kenyan says in the Rose Garden.

Happy Nomad on June 15, 2012 at 4:21 PM

hmmm… Romney spoke. He sounds like he is just ignoring Obama.

Probably a good idea. Focus on jobs.

faraway on June 15, 2012 at 4:12 PM

Stop it…..he shouldn’t be “ignoring this” and you know it.

You should be angry with him about this and let him know it.
Mitt needs to know that this is unacceptable to us, and we need to do this now.
If you think dragging Mitt to the right will be any easier after he’s President you’re crazy.

tencole on June 15, 2012 at 4:22 PM

I JUST GOT OFF THE PHONE WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY: Comment line: 202-282-8495

and the WHITE HOUSE: Comment line 202-456-1111

and BOTH of my SENATORS and my REPRESENTATIVE.

I told them:

That I don’t agree with the president and his Executive Order adventurism with the DREAM Act.

I do believe in the rule of law.

I want am immigration system with integrity and its laws enforced.

Congress, not the Executive Branch, has sole power to make laws, the purpose of the Executive Branch is to enforce them.

I object to rewarding illegal immigration through ‘deferred action’ or any other executive maneuver.

It only undermines the rule of law and encourages more illegal immigration.

IT is also an act of SHAMELESS political pandering by the administration five months before the presidential election.

I found these phone numbers on the FAIR website ( Federation of Americans for Immigration Reform)along with the aforementioned points.

I URGE YOU TO CALL THESE NUMBERS AS WELL AS YOUR OWN SENATORS AND REPRESENTATIVE AND DEMAND THAT THE PRESIDENTS DREAM Act be stopped, that he stop trying to bypass congress, and thereby, the will of the American people.

thatsafactjack on June 15, 2012 at 4:22 PM

So can we call him a traitor yet ?
Or we need more proof ?
What about an anti-American jihady ? Can we call him that atleast, we have ample proof of that !

burrata on June 15, 2012 at 4:22 PM

I have a feeling Romney is intent upon naming Rubio as his running mate. That would explain why he’s taking the position he is. And, in that case, it might work to his benefit, politically. It would lead illegals to expect the policy to continue if Romney gets elected.

The Rogue Tomato on June 15, 2012 at 4:22 PM

Sunday’s meme…

Barky is willing to make the hard choices that Congress can’t

phreshone on June 15, 2012 at 4:23 PM

Another distraction! Will these 800,000 new potential workers be any better off then the millions now working now? Do they want an economy that sucks??? A country where their kids are already in debt! FOCUS WEEDHOPPER!!!

Dread Pirate Roberts VI on June 15, 2012 at 4:23 PM

The next step now of course, is that the poor wittle kids (30 and under) are going to want to be with there families. It isn’t fair that they have to be deported and their kids can stay here.

ANCHORS AWAY!!!!!!!

cajun carrot on June 15, 2012 at 4:23 PM

The Pander and Chief

R Square on June 15, 2012 at 4:23 PM

Indeed. “Impeach” him on November 6th.

thebrokenrattle on June 15, 2012 at 4:20 PM

Impeach on the 6th… bring charges on the 7th…

phreshone on June 15, 2012 at 4:24 PM

How does this help Michelle’s daughters?

Gus Bailey on June 15, 2012 at 4:24 PM

Well bho really did a Friday dump today! Now that he has had his worthless face on the tube telling the American public how wonderful he is, he is off for the week-end of golf and getting mega bucks!

Please God, let this backfire so bad bho only gets four states!

BTW, I ha!e this evil anti-American more than almost anyone in my memory.
L

letget on June 15, 2012 at 4:24 PM

have a feeling Romney is intent upon naming Rubio as his running mate. That would explain why he’s taking the position he is. And, in that case, it might work to his benefit, politically. It would lead illegals to expect the policy to continue if Romney gets elected.

The Rogue Tomato on June 15, 2012 at 4:22 PM

Excellent observation! Now let’s see what happens over the next few days….

Turtle317 on June 15, 2012 at 4:24 PM

This smacks of desperation.

Marcus Traianus on June 15, 2012 at 4:19 PM

It does. I’m not surprised at the tactic just the fact that he is sucking up to Hispanics in June. This is more of an August/September ploy. Internal polling must be really really bad.

Happy Nomad on June 15, 2012 at 4:24 PM

I have a feeling Romney is intent upon naming Rubio as his running mate.

The Rogue Tomato on June 15, 2012 at 4:22 PM

They used the exact same language today – except Rubio added ‘welcome news’

faraway on June 15, 2012 at 4:24 PM

On reflection, this may not be turn out to be a winning move for Barry:

1. His disregard for the constitution and the legislative role of the Congress may upset some of the independent voters.

2. This move may tick off black voters who are competing with Hispanics for powers, jobs and the role of the more powerful minority group.

3. This may tick off some Union members because of addition pressure in the job market.

4. This will fire up the Republicans and Tea Partiers to turn Barry out.

bayview on June 15, 2012 at 4:24 PM

Every day that this guy is in office, I hate my friends that I know voted for him a little more.

Glad I’m not the only one “guilty” of thinking that way. Maybe I don’t hate them, but I’ve lost a lot of respect for them and the intelligence I believed they possessed.

Right Mover on June 15, 2012 at 4:24 PM

So, Romney supports Rubio? I’m not surprised.

kingsjester on June 15, 2012 at 4:24 PM

Somewhere, in a dark corner of the senate building, where he and Lindsey usually rendezvous, John McCain is cursing up a storm that another amnesty decree doesn’t have his name hyphenated on it.

HornetSting on June 15, 2012 at 4:25 PM

Well, laws aren’t enforced. I guess I can tell the IRS to get bent.
I’m a Ben Franklin collector. I could never part with them to pay my taxes.

CherryBombsBigBrownBeaver on June 15, 2012 at 4:17 PM

Re-register as a Democrap first. Then not only will it be forgiven, you may be offered a cabinet position. Oh wait, we won’t have a Democrap in office next year…

Shay on June 15, 2012 at 4:25 PM

Another distraction! Will these 800,000 new potential workers be any better off then the millions now working now? Do they want an economy that sucks??? A country where their kids are already in debt! FOCUS WEEDHOPPER!!!

Dread Pirate Roberts VI on June 15, 2012 at 4:23 PM

I wouldn’t call it a distraction. It happened and it needs to be called out upon.

tencole on June 15, 2012 at 4:26 PM

That’s why O is insisting that this isn’t amnesty: It’s not formal legalization, it’s de facto legalization insofar as they’re simply not going to enforce the existing law against a certain class of illegal immigrants.

Allahpundit

You know what happens next don’t you? The GOP takes over and they refuse to enforce the laws they don’t like, and then pretty soon laws aren’t really laws at all but are just policy that is or isn’t followed depending on which side holds office. Don’t these morons get that the precedent they are setting is going to result in the complete destruction of the U.S.?

DFCtomm on June 15, 2012 at 4:26 PM

Please God, let this backfire so bad bho only gets four states!

letget on June 15, 2012 at 4:24 PM

That would mean Romney gets the other 50 states?? Hoo-RAH!

Turtle317 on June 15, 2012 at 4:26 PM

Indeed. “Impeach” him on November 6th.

thebrokenrattle on June 15, 2012 at 4:20 PM

Going by how the tyrant has been conducting himself,
I’m betting there will be no more elections in this country.
Bing “Odinga+Obama + Kenya “

burrata on June 15, 2012 at 4:27 PM

Give me some men who are stouthearted men…please.

kingsjester on June 15, 2012 at 4:27 PM

So this makes 8 or 9 Constitutional crises that Barry “The Destroyer” Obama has created.

He defied federal judges orders three times.
He refused to argue DOMA in SCOTUS.
He put in the mandate in Obama HellCare.
He recess appointed when the Congress was not in recess.
He went to war without Congressional authorization.

I’m sure there are some I am forgetting.

jukin3 on June 15, 2012 at 4:27 PM

Does Obama’s new policy secure the border or require e-verify? Obama’s policy is not a solution, it’s a pander.

Americans will oppose this amnesty at 70% in the same manner that they opposed other amnesties that did not secure the border and require e-verify as a prerequisite.

jaime on June 15, 2012 at 4:27 PM

What I said in the other thread. It’s about voters, anyone can vote, now these illegal aliens will not fear going to a polling place.

“If you don’t vote for me, you’ll be gone next year, so vote now, vote often, vote dead!!, si se puede, OLE!!

John Kettlewell on June 15, 2012 at 4:27 PM

How many parents will be given a pass too? Can’t leave Ruben Jr. all alone in the US.

Charlemagne on June 15, 2012 at 4:28 PM

Team Obama is attempting to set the conservative’s hair on fire like he did with the HC birth control mandate and create a race issue for the election, don’t take the bait. This issue is about the stupidity of giving a free pass to illegals while unemployment is still pushing 9%.

Please. Keep. Focused.

Texas Gal on June 15, 2012 at 4:11 PM

This has impact on the economy and unemployment. That point’s been made.

INC on June 15, 2012 at 4:28 PM

“We are a better nation than one that expels innocent young kids.”

What should we do about those who aren’t innocent? What should we do about those who are here ILLEGALLY? Nobody is trying to expel the innocent ones.

kbTexan on June 15, 2012 at 4:29 PM

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