White House: Immigration and gun control are happening. Soon.

posted at 8:41 pm on January 2, 2013 by Erika Johnsen

Certain parties may be taking more political heat than others, but I think it’s safe to say that nobody but nobody is going to walk away from the fiscal cliff deal completely unscathed — and we only have even more similarly piddling but surely melodramatic standoffs on deck for the near future. Ergo, no doubt the White House will be eager to have a few bright-’n-shiny political items on hand with which to tout President Obama’s go-gettin’, even-handed know-how. It would be a darn shame to miss the chance to lament what amazing victories President Obama could achieve, if only those silly hostage-taking Republicans would let him, so why not start preparing some liberal red meat to conveniently keep on the back-burner, via HuffPo:

Despite a bruising fiscal cliff battle that managed to set the stage for an even more heated showdown that will likely take place in a matter of months, President Barack Obama is planning to move full steam ahead with the rest of his domestic policy agenda.

An Obama administration official said the president plans to push for immigration reform this January. The official, who spoke about legislative plans only on condition of anonymity, said that coming standoffs over deficit reduction are unlikely to drain momentum from other priorities. The White House plans to push forward quickly, not just on immigration reform but gun control laws as well.

The timeframe is likely to be cheered by Democrats and immigration reform advocates alike, who have privately expressed fears that Obama’s second term will be drowned out in seemingly unending showdowns between parties. The just-completed fiscal cliff deal is giving way to a two-month deadline to resolve delayed sequestration cuts, an expiring continuing resolution to fund the government and a debt ceiling that will soon be hit.

Well, who are we to let the fact that our country is on a self-inflicted path to decline distract us from Obama’s legacy-building? If we find ourselves standing in smoking fiscal ruins someday, at least we can look back and take comfort in President Obama’s many attempts to skirt Congress, the latest of which already went down today. Who’s getting excited for the second-term agenda?

The Obama administration eased the way Wednesday for illegal immigrants who are immediate relatives of American citizens to apply for permanent residency, a change that could affect as many as 1 million of the estimated 11 million immigrants unlawfully in the U.S.

A new rule issued by the Department of Homeland Security aims to reduce the time illegal immigrants are separated from their American families while seeking legal status, immigration officials said.

Beginning March 4, when the changes go into effect, illegal immigrants who can demonstrate that time apart from an American spouse, child or parent would create “extreme hardship,” can start the application process for a legal visa without leaving the U.S.

Once approved, applicants would be required to leave the U.S. briefly in order to return to their native country and pick up their visa.


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http://english.pravda.ru/opinion/columnists/28-12-2012/123335-americans_guns-0/

From Pravda

For those of us fighting for our traditional rights, the US 2nd Amendment is a rare light in an ever darkening room. Governments will use the excuse of trying to protect the people from maniacs and crime, but are in reality, it is the bureaucrats protecting their power and position. In all cases where guns are banned, gun crime continues and often increases.

sharrukin on January 2, 2013 at 10:10 PM

Great. Now we’re getting more truth from Pravda than we are from our own media.

trigon on January 2, 2013 at 11:04 PM

Anyone coming to take my guns better damn well be a better marksman than I am…and I’m expert or better depending on the day and how much coffee I had before the test. So good luck with that, you fascist pinko-bast@rds.

Meople on January 3, 2013 at 12:07 AM

I remember an old saying…..

I’ll give up my guns when they pry them out of my cold,dead fingers.

I can see it coming to this within the next 16 years.

Hammie on January 3, 2013 at 1:32 AM

I can see it coming to this within the next 16 years.

Hammie on January 3, 2013 at 1:32 AM

If they really push it, I give it less than 16 months.

AZ_Redneck on January 3, 2013 at 1:39 AM

I wouldn’t hold my breath waiting for the Republican cavalry to ride to the rescue.

sharrukin on January 2, 2013 at 9:20 PM

The GOP in the House can withhold and reduce funding to whatever Obama-controlled Admin. Agencies he’s trying to use to remove Constitutional and voter-approved “immigration” corruptions he has planned.

Defund and underprovide and then make real changes come 2016. If the Dems get another Dem President in then, I’m speechless. Also likely contained in one of their gulags.

Lourdes on January 3, 2013 at 1:42 AM

‘Toon of the Day: The Forgotten Man

Resist We Much on January 2, 2013 at 9:21 PM

This day is coming soon.

sharrukin on January 2, 2013 at 9:26 PM

This day is already upon us.

THE END IS NIGH!

Hammie on January 3, 2013 at 1:43 AM

May all who brung Obama, then rebrung him, go to Hades.

Schadenfreude on January 2, 2013 at 8:59 PM

You know how the Left harps on about “karma”?

Maybe they haven’t considered what “karma” debt they (includes Obama) have incurred and are incurring.

For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction.

Lourdes on January 3, 2013 at 1:44 AM

The GOP will betray you again.

There is a bipartisan “gang of eight” working on shamnesty in the Senate…

Wethal on January 2, 2013 at 9:10 PM

= Lindsey Graham and John McCain and their hangers-on of the other six.

Lourdes on January 3, 2013 at 1:46 AM

http://news.peacefmonline.com/news/201109/66965.php

“Top Ten African Dictators.”

I don’t see any difference between those ten and Barack Obama. Not one bit of difference. I REALIZE they’re “all Black,” but the point I’m making is that their POLITICAL ACTIONS and GOALS are the same as Obama’s.

Lourdes on January 3, 2013 at 1:50 AM

I wouldn’t hold my breath waiting for the Republican cavalry to ride to the rescue.

sharrukin on January 2, 2013 at 9:20 PM

The GOP in the House can withhold and reduce funding to whatever Obama-controlled Admin. Agencies he’s trying to use to remove Constitutional and voter-approved “immigration” corruptions he has planned.

Lourdes on January 3, 2013 at 1:42 AM

The GOP can do a great number of things…none of which they have done, nor do they show any signs of being willing to do them in the future. I don’t expect fairness from Obama, nor courage from the GOP. It just isn’t in them.

sharrukin on January 3, 2013 at 1:51 AM

I don’t see any difference between those ten and Barack Obama. Not one bit of difference. I REALIZE they’re “all Black,” but the point I’m making is that their POLITICAL ACTIONS and GOALS are the same as Obama’s.

Lourdes on January 3, 2013 at 1:50 AM

That’s cause BO is a dictator and we just can’t bring ourselves to admit it.
The next four years will bring more and more EOs that bypass congress. From what I read the other day, I think on Drudge, he already has an EO written for gun control but would prefer it if the congress would do the right thing. If they don’t he will issue the EO.

Dr. Frank Enstine on January 3, 2013 at 6:32 AM

The GOP in the House can withhold and reduce funding to whatever Obama-controlled Admin. Agencies he’s trying to use to remove Constitutional and voter-approved “immigration” corruptions he has planned.

Defund and underprovide and then make real changes come 2016. If the Dems get another Dem President in then, I’m speechless. Also likely contained in one of their gulags.

Lourdes on January 3, 2013 at 1:42 AM

If the GOP ever did that it would be the end of them in 2014 and 2016 would be a done deal for the dems. The reason is that the media would be relentless with their demonetization of the GOP.

The media wants a dictator. They want BO forever and will do all they can to ensure he is forever.

How we fix this I don’t know. One way maybe to allow prosecution when media knowingly lies or misleads for political reasons. How you prove that is another story.

Dr. Frank Enstine on January 3, 2013 at 6:42 AM

The media has been reduced to a propaganda organ. Stop consuming the product. Stop buying advertisement. These are the only available tools to punish a corrupted media.

shaken on January 3, 2013 at 8:09 AM

Make sure you turn on the news or read the paper 1st thing in the morning when you wake up every day to see what the Democrats/Obama are/were able to push through in the wee hours of the morning in the future, the same way they shoved Obamacare through.

Here’s a big difference between Liberals & the GOP: The GOP believe in the Constitution…Democrats’ bottom line desire regarding guns is the complete and utter disarming of America, Constitution be d@mned…

easyt65 on January 3, 2013 at 8:41 AM

The GOP doesn’t believe in the Constitution. They won’t save us.

hatecraft on January 3, 2013 at 8:55 AM

These things are first on Obama’s agenda.

But he does not control the new fiscal debt cliff, and it is not immigration and gun control.

First on HIS agenda, and Harry Reid’s has to be a budget for Oct 2012 -2103. Something the House wants to fund. Aim for the 2008 levels of funding, the Feds are taking in those revenues again.

No more money for Obama. Like the song says: Let him cut things and “change and rearrange” spending the money they have already.

Fleuries on January 3, 2013 at 9:08 AM

What part of shall not be infringed upon don’t these people understand? I’m sure whatever law or EO is implemented will not stand when it gets to the SC. We have nothing to worry about and the constitution will be upheld.

Kissmygrits on January 3, 2013 at 9:50 AM

If the Second Amendment goes, the Twenty-Second won’t be far behind.

TimBuk3 on January 3, 2013 at 9:53 AM

The GOP is pathetic.

Mr. Arrogant on January 3, 2013 at 10:04 AM

If the Second Amendment goes, the Twenty-Second won’t be far behind.

TimBuk3 on January 3, 2013 at 9:53 AM

If the Second Amendment goes, the Twenty-Second won’t apply.

cane_loader on January 3, 2013 at 11:00 AM

If the Second Amendment goes, the Twenty-Second won’t be far behind.

TimBuk3 on January 3, 2013 at 9:53 AM

If the Second Amendment goes, the Twenty-Second won’t apply.

cane_loader on January 3, 2013 at 11:00 AM

The Oppressive-Left is going to the whole enchilada.

They’ve already neutered the 1st amendment with speech-controls and an enabling BSM.

They’re out to destroy the 2nd any way they can.

And they’ve already made noises about scrapping the Constitution.

When are the rest of the folks going to finally wake up to what is happening?

Galt2009 on January 3, 2013 at 11:18 AM

It is more difficult when it is “Their” fingers that are cold and dead…George Patton.

rgranger on January 3, 2013 at 2:57 PM

Anyone coming to take my guns better damn well be a better marksman than I am…and I’m expert or better depending on the day and how much coffee I had before the test. So good luck with that, you fascist pinko-bast@rds.

Meople on January 3, 2013 at 12:07 AM

This is hilarious.

Do you actually believe they’re gonna send just one guy who’s a bad shot?

When they come for your guns, they will be coming in force. Most people will just hand them over without so much as a whimper. Remember the aftermath of Katrina, when both the NOLA cops and the LNG went door-to-door confiscating guns? Was this legal? At either the state or federal levels? Did anyone object? Has anyone paid any legal price for this? And this was in the south.

You’ll do what you’re told, just like they did, because if you don’t you’ll be shot dead and it will be perfectly legal for them to do so. No one will come to your defense because if they do they will be shot as well. And we’ll all know it soon enough.

runawayyyy on January 3, 2013 at 4:17 PM

It appears that from the tatters of “hope n change” a dictatorship is rearing it’s ugly head. Freedom is never cheap and it looks like the fight for it is about to begin. We cannot trust our politicians, they have been selling off our freedoms for what they call safety and if Obama gets what he wants they will be the first ones in the internment camps. Our job is to see that he does not win.

savage24 on January 3, 2013 at 10:37 PM

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