Obama’s first sequester move: Releasing “waves” of illegal immigrants from detention centers

posted at 4:01 pm on February 26, 2013 by Allahpundit

C’mon. What’s his next move, ordering the Border Patrol to stand down because he supposedly can’t afford to pay them? Oh, right. That is his next move.

This makes me more enthusiastic about the sequester, just because now I’m curious to see how derelict he’s willing to be in his duties to in the name of putting political pressure on the GOP. Next up: Suspending TSA checkpoints at America’s airports, maybe? Where else is he going to find two percent savings in three-plus trillion in spending?

In a highly unusual move, federal immigration officials have released hundreds of detainees from immigration detention centers around the country in an effort to save money as automatic budget cuts loom in Washington, officials said…

The agency, Ms. Christensen added, “is continuing to prosecute their cases in immigration court and, when ordered, will seek their removal from the country.”

Officials did not reveal precisely how many detainees were released or where the releases took place, but immigrants’ advocates around the country have been reporting that hundreds of detainees were freed in numerous locations , including Hudson County, N.J.; Polk County, Texas; Broward County, Fla.; and New Orleans; and from centers in Arizona, Alabama, Georgia and New York.

While immigration officials occasionally free detainees on supervised release, this mass release — so many in such a short span of time — appears to be unprecedented in recent memory, immigration advocates said.

Mark Krikorian calls this the “never let a sequester go to waste” strategy, in which O achieves two goals in one fell swoop — turning up the heat on the GOP to cave on cuts, yes, but also tossing the amnesty fans in his base a bone by reducing border enforcement on the very day that he’s meeting with McCain and Graham at the White House to talk immigration reform. Question for liberals: If he’s suddenly all about penny-pinching in base-pleasing ways, how about getting him to cancel the next year of federal marijuana prosecutions for nonviolent offenders instead? After all, the “waves” of illegals released today will all be legal soon enough. If you’re looking to seize an opportunity for a little emergency cost-cutting social engineering, rolling back the drug war is in more dire need of a jumpstart than immigration.

Via Mediaite, here’s Andrew Napolitano musing about the legal consequences for a president who deliberately seeks to make the federal government perform more poorly than it has to.


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No problem, I’ll put it in the mail straight away.

Give me your address.

Bmore on February 26, 2013 at 5:58 PM

Cardboard box behind the 7-11
Detroit, MI 48201

sesquipedalian on February 26, 2013 at 5:59 PM

affenhauer on February 26, 2013 at 6:00 PM

Obama needs Biden/Kerry/Hagel.

The idiots make him appear intelligent.

Schadenfreude on February 26, 2013 at 6:01 PM

It’s a TROLLAPALOOZA!

scalleywag on February 26, 2013 at 6:01 PM

Sorry, those aren’t tears on your shoulder.

*zzzzziiiipp*

Midas on February 26, 2013 at 5:56 PM

conservative “humor”.

sesquipedalian on February 26, 2013 at 6:01 PM

conservative “humor”.

sesquipedalian on February 26, 2013 at 6:01 PM

Defeats liberal “logic” every time.

But then so does an armadillo of average intelligence.

Midas on February 26, 2013 at 6:04 PM

He just violated his “Oath of Office”…

Seven Percent Solution on February 26, 2013 at 4:07 PM

That bears repeating.

Let’s start the articles of impeachment already. This is a flagrant abuse of power at the expense of the security of the nation and in flagrant flouting of immigration law.

onlineanalyst on February 26, 2013 at 6:06 PM

Hey HA – Where’s the ‘Hagel Confirmed‘ thread?

The four GOP senators who voted to confirm Hagel were Sens. Thad Cochran (Miss.), Mike Johanns (Neb.), Richard Shelby (Ala.) and Rand Paul (Ky.).

Pork-Chop on February 26, 2013 at 6:06 PM

sesquipedalian, you have been infected by Obama Atychiphobia.

Only explanation.

MichaelGabriel on February 26, 2013 at 6:07 PM

Except for J. Carter…the lucky dog lived long enough to take 2nd place.

Schadenfreude on February 26, 2013 at 5:57 PM

I would jump at the chance to take back Jimmy Carter in place of what we have now.

Jimmy was just incompetent. And when you’re just incompetent, sometimes you get it right. And there were a couple times he did.

JellyToast on February 26, 2013 at 6:07 PM

Schadenfreude on February 26, 2013 at 5:55 PM

That reeked of awesome.

visions on February 26, 2013 at 6:07 PM

Poor Mr. President. Sold his soul for a tax hike that won’t even put pudding on the table at one of his lavish celebrity dinners. Now he’s back at the trough for more and wants to throw a tantrum until he gets it. Tough luck, chump. No more pudding for you! Waaaah.

scalleywag on February 26, 2013 at 6:09 PM

He just violated his “Oath of Office”…
Seven Percent Solution on February 26, 2013 at 4:07 PM
That bears repeating.
Let’s start the articles of impeachment already. This is a flagrant abuse of power at the expense of the security of the nation and in flagrant flouting of immigration law.
onlineanalyst on February 26, 2013 at 6:06 PM

There is no crime Obama could commit that would cause enough Democrats to turn on him. There is an innocent movie producer in jail because he needed a scapegoat with Benghazi. He has reserved the right to kill Americans at will with not even due process but even any kind of congressional oversight.

crrr6 on February 26, 2013 at 6:14 PM

why would you constrain this great man?
sesquipedalian on February 26, 2013 at 5:31 PM

Heh heh.
Yeah. Hail victory!!,squidward.
Another lonely, dateless Tuesday for our Cheeto dust-encrusted, progressive genius, with the sophisticated polemics of middle school taunts.
You go,girl.
lol.

Dr. Carlo Lombardi on February 26, 2013 at 6:15 PM

affenhauer on February 26, 2013 at 6:00 PM

Huh? I already started the envelope, NY NY, sesquipedalian?

Bmore on February 26, 2013 at 6:16 PM

he’s the worst president we’ve had since gwb.

sesquipedalian on February 26, 2013 at 5:47 PM

============

Does Obama at least give you a reacharound? You’re pathetic. One day you’ll think for yourself.

CW on February 26, 2013 at 6:17 PM

why would you constrain this great man?

sesquipedalian on February 26, 2013 at 5:31 PM

Your “great man” couldn’t even win the vote of college graduates in 2012. He had to rely on an alltime record number of undereducated/uneducated voters to win re-election.

Del Dolemonte on February 26, 2013 at 6:19 PM

That reeked of awesome.

visions on February 26, 2013 at 6:07 PM

Got it in e-mail. Spread it around.

Schadenfreude on February 26, 2013 at 6:20 PM

Another lonely, dateless Tuesday for our Cheeto dust-encrusted, progressive genius, with the sophisticated polemics of middle school taunts.
You go,girl.
lol.

Dr. Carlo Lombardi on February 26, 2013 at 6:15 PM

haha, cheetos, how oiginal.

“humor”.

sesquipedalian on February 26, 2013 at 6:21 PM

MeanWhile,back at Team GOP Posse’ Ranch………….

Roll Call ‏@rollcall

Republicans Blast Release of Immigrant Detainees Due to Sequester http://roll.cl/13SlUEo
======================

Feb.26 2013–5:54PM

http://www.rollcall.com/news/republicans_blast_release_of_immigrant_detainees_due_to_sequester-222659-1.html

canopfor on February 26, 2013 at 6:22 PM

If Boehner falls for this Punk he should lose his speakership!!!

Schadenfreude on February 26, 2013 at 4:18 PM

-
Agreed but I gave him a no-confidence vote months ago. Replacement suggestions?

diogenes on February 26, 2013 at 6:23 PM

Replacement suggestions?

diogenes on February 26, 2013 at 6:23 PM

A chair, or the hammer by itself will do.

Schadenfreude on February 26, 2013 at 6:25 PM

why would you constrain this great man?

sesquipedalian on February 26, 2013 at 5:31 PM

I’m sure the Hitler youth asked the same thing…

dominigan on February 26, 2013 at 6:27 PM

sesquipedalian on February 26, 2013 at 6:21 PM

Address please.

Bmore on February 26, 2013 at 6:29 PM

What a wonderful land (Drudge):

OBAMA SPRINGS ILLEGALS…

Blames ‘sequestration’…

Government Report: Obamacare to Add $6.2 Trillion to Deficit…

President’s Paycheck Exempt From ‘Sequester’…

Taxpayers Give Big Banks $83 Billion a Year…

Pay employees $156 million a year not to work…

Big Sis Warning on ‘Security’…

Homeless will starve…

Boehner Tells Senate To ‘Get Off Its ASS!’

Schadenfreude on February 26, 2013 at 6:30 PM

A chair, or the hammer by itself will do.

Schadenfreude on February 26, 2013 at 6:25 PM

-
:-)

diogenes on February 26, 2013 at 6:31 PM

Address please.

Bmore on February 26, 2013 at 6:29 PM

Forget about it.

He/she heard about some cheap labor outside an immigration detention center, suddenly available.

Illegals don’t need no stinkin’ resume.

MichaelGabriel on February 26, 2013 at 6:39 PM

Illegals don’t need no stinkin’ resume.

And, they’ll work for cash!

hawkeye54 on February 26, 2013 at 6:41 PM

Wow!..I never thought I would see this day..Obie has totally shown his “craziness” with this..Wow..Just..Wow!..:(

Dire Straits on February 26, 2013 at 6:41 PM

Obie has totally shown his “craziness” with this..Wow..Just..Wow!..:(

Craziness??? Ha! Sheer Evil Genius! Of course it was one of his evil genius advisers who whispered the idea into Barry’s ear. He’d never figure on doing this by himself.

hawkeye54 on February 26, 2013 at 6:43 PM

He’d never figure on doing this by himself.

hawkeye54 on February 26, 2013 at 6:43 PM

Valid point..I don’t see this ending well..:(

Dire Straits on February 26, 2013 at 6:47 PM

Valid point..I don’t see this ending well..:(

Nope. For We the People…it isn’t supposed to.

Gird your loins. Lock and Load.

hawkeye54 on February 26, 2013 at 6:49 PM

I half-expect Obama to start shutting down military bases by the end of the day on Thursday if it looks like he won’t get his way on sequestration.

Aitch748 on February 26, 2013 at 6:51 PM

Wow!..I never thought I would see this day..Obie has totally shown his “craziness” with this..Wow..Just..Wow!..:(

Dire Straits on February 26, 2013 at 6:41 PM

You aint seen nothing. He’s going to fry brains in the coming months with the speed and audacity of his plays for power and control and destruction. With the media phalanx around him, and given the state of the GOP, he doesn’t think he’s got any real worries.

rrpjr on February 26, 2013 at 6:52 PM

Address please.

Bmore on February 26, 2013 at 6:29 PM

on a second thought, you can just paste your resume right in here.

sesquipedalian on February 26, 2013 at 6:53 PM

on a second thought, you can just paste your resume right in here.

sesquipedalian on February 26, 2013 at 6:53 PM

I’d rather he paste you.

MelonCollie on February 26, 2013 at 6:57 PM

So, Homeless, no money, Illegals are turned loose for a CRIME WAVE upon Americans ….. We need to track the “Loose Illegals” as they are arrested (If we catch them) and tie them back to the Crime Syndicate that turned them loose.

Chicago style Politics put upon Americans Nationwide….where ARE these detention centers ? Close to DC I hope.

JayTee on February 26, 2013 at 6:58 PM

With the media phalanx around him, and given the state of the GOP, he doesn’t think he’s got any real worries.

Based on his experience so far, in his mind he has no real worries, except where to take Moochelle on their next Vacay.

hawkeye54 on February 26, 2013 at 6:58 PM

So let ‘em out. Obamawon was never going to deport the ‘undocumented’ anyway. This is just kabuki theater by the community agitator in chief. He has to back up the ‘sequester will cause terror, plane crashes, old people dying and puppies being beheaded’ scare tactics. Meanwhile everyone inside the beltway knows that the government will spend more this year than last year (even with the dreaded sequester ((BOO!)) and that it isn’t going to save any money and it certainly won’t stop our lovely leaders from spending what they don’t have. I think every American household should begin doing their budgets the way the Feds do – and see how fast that Govt. teat dries up.

ghostwalker1 on February 26, 2013 at 7:02 PM

You know…if you can’t figure out how to shave a few pennies in your Department as a Department Head, you need to step aside. Or be fired.

We do it all the time, in our personal lives (when that SS withholding returned to normal, for example) and in our businesses when our sales decrease or expenses increase.

We find ways to keep the customer happy. Just the opposite of the government, apparently.

And of course…all according to plan…Cloward-Piven, that is…

ProfShadow on February 26, 2013 at 7:04 PM

In a highly unusual move, federal immigration officials have released hundreds of detainees

Have released? As in past tense? Sorry, but that’s not a move that can be justified, even symbolically by sequestration, given that the sequester takes place March 1 and today is February 26!

Stoic Patriot on February 26, 2013 at 7:16 PM

rrpjr on February 26, 2013 at 6:52 PM

I’m of the opinion that Team Obie just made a huge mistake with this stupid move..:)

Dire Straits on February 26, 2013 at 7:24 PM

Stoic Patriot on February 26, 2013 at 7:16 PM

Stoic, there you go, bringing facts and figures into this. Well, let me assure you that facts, words and numbers (especially when used in conjunction) have no meaning to liberals with an agenda.

ghostwalker1 on February 26, 2013 at 7:24 PM

We are officially a banana republic at this point.

What a complete disgrace. He deserves nothing but spit in the face from any of us.

WisCon on February 26, 2013 at 7:29 PM

Obama went all-in (as he always does), someone called his bluff (finally); and now he’s throwing a hissy-fit that the coctail waitress stopped giving him free drinks.

Loser.

MichaelGabriel on February 26, 2013 at 7:35 PM

by releasing criminal illegals back into the population he is offering proof again of his traitorous mean streak he governs with.

Can you imagine the howwwwwwwwling from the media if Bush did this?

PappyD61 on February 26, 2013 at 7:36 PM

Impeachable Offense.

Nutstuyu on February 26, 2013 at 7:36 PM

Not a problem. I have my NY pistol permit and two very powerful handguns at my ready. 25 years of law enforcement experience have trained me well in their usage. Bring it on, Obama. Bring it on.

Cherokee on February 26, 2013 at 4:06 PM

You’re so lucky you are in that privileged group of ex-LOE and get the specially luvy-duvy treat of owning a *weapon that assults*.

Nutstuyu on February 26, 2013 at 7:39 PM

Shees the house impeached
The senate convicts
Impeachment with majority of dem will nvwe happen go learn something please.

losarkos on February 26, 2013 at 7:39 PM

I haven’t read all the entries. so forgive me. Doesn’t Obama sound like Castro and his Mariela Boat Flotilla?

MNDavenotPC on February 26, 2013 at 7:42 PM

I love that truth telling post from Palin.

I hate that she didn’t think it was worth the effort to actually run in 2012 and we might not have to go through this.

But she probably realizes she is finished in politics and will have to just fire political shots from a distance.

How about an ELECTED Conservative telling Obama the same thing?

And Holder and Obama should both be in jail (along with most in Congress) for what they have done to this country!!!

But Hells bells I guess we elected them……

PappyD61 on February 26, 2013 at 7:44 PM

Is this Obama’s Reichstag Fire moment?

Socratease on February 26, 2013 at 8:04 PM

Impeach

SouthernGent on February 26, 2013 at 8:06 PM

I hate that she didn’t think it was worth the effort to actually run in 2012 and we might not have to go through this…

PappyD61 on February 26, 2013 at 7:44 PM

Oh please, didn’t you even see the GOP machine shoot her down, from Coulter , Krauthammer, Christie, Cheney, Will, Noonan, Ingraham, Rove, etc. just as the primary season started, and she made a fool of the media. They feared her more than the left because she’s a reformer with character and loved by the base.

Only an absolute fool would have run against a party apparatus that just tried to lynch her.

Maybe you missed John McCain’s crew try the same thing on cue from the GOP after he lost the election?
Even MacArthur knew that retreat in the face of overwhelming enemy odds can lead to victory later.

Don L on February 26, 2013 at 8:11 PM

How come Obama had a budget to pay for Michelle’s fancy dress and pay overtime for the military honor guard standing behind her for that remote televised Oscar performance?

He used funds that could have fed 9,500 starving LA school children with grilled (government) cheese sandwiches.

Maybe if we get sequestered we don’t have an Easter WH egg roll????

fred5678 on February 26, 2013 at 8:15 PM

haha, cheetos, how oiginal.

“humor”.

sesquipedalian on February 26, 2013 at 6:21 PM

…so you call your thing a cheeto huh?…that is original!…do you “humor” yourself by chewing on it?

KOOLAID2 on February 26, 2013 at 8:17 PM

PappyD61 on February 26, 2013 at 7:44 PM

It seems like you took it personally that Palin didn’t run in 2012.

GET OVER IT!

idesign on February 26, 2013 at 8:17 PM

Obviously Obama is hoping for those he released to commit murders that he and his tools in the MSM can blame on Republicans.

VorDaj on February 26, 2013 at 8:21 PM

I love that truth telling post from Palin.
PappyD61 on February 26, 2013 at 7:44 PM

Also enjoyed the one from Romney. Wait a minute…

rrpjr on February 26, 2013 at 8:23 PM

Is this Obama’s Reichstag Fire moment?

Socratease on February 26, 2013 at 8:04 PM

He is praying to Allah for just that.

VorDaj on February 26, 2013 at 8:23 PM

Just read this. And this is a reporter, supposedly reporting:

The White House has warned that the cuts could affect everything from commercial flights to classrooms to meat inspections. The cuts would slash domestic and defense spending, leading to furloughs for hundreds of thousands of workers.

Let me repeat, for emphasis, “[T]he cuts would slash domestic and defense spending….”

What exactly does slash mean? I seem to have a different view of slash when every department of the federal government has more to operate with this year than they had last year. Where did the slash come in, exactly?

Time for a huge cry, in unison… “Bull… stuff!”

IndieDogg on February 26, 2013 at 8:24 PM

This makes me more enthusiastic about the sequester, just because now I’m curious to see how derelict he’s willing to be in his duties to in the name of putting political pressure on the GOP.

You have a point Allah..It is going to be a scary ride..:(

Dire Straits on February 26, 2013 at 8:24 PM

Now all he has to do is put them on flotillas to Cuba to have more in common with Fidel.

TonyR on February 26, 2013 at 8:24 PM

May a few of these illegal criminals meet you and yours in a dark alley, you worthless f*ck.
Midas on February 26, 2013 at 5:26 PM

Seems some mental patients have been let out off meds as well.

verbaluce on February 26, 2013 at 8:24 PM

Defeats liberal “logic” every time.
But then so does an armadillo of average intelligence.
Midas on February 26, 2013 at 6:04 PM

Well you haven’t managed to prove it yet.
But at least you have a thick skin.

verbaluce on February 26, 2013 at 8:30 PM

Isn’t it funny that the Obama Administration told defense contractors that they didn’t have to issue WARN Act notices because the sequester cuts were not definite the first time around and now he’s preemptively releasing criminals because the sequester cuts are coming the second time around?

blammm on February 26, 2013 at 8:34 PM

All of their future crimes (and they will happen) will be on Obama’s hands. Ridiculous what our “rogue” president is doing to us. Must be stopped.

Amazingoly on February 26, 2013 at 8:42 PM

Seems some mental patients have been let out off meds as well.

verbaluce on February 26, 2013 at 8:24 PM

Yeah, but your prescription refills will be available shortly – hang in there!

Midas on February 26, 2013 at 8:42 PM

Defeats liberal “logic” every time.
But then so does an armadillo of average intelligence.
Midas on February 26, 2013 at 6:04 PM

Well you haven’t managed to prove it yet.
But at least you have a thick skin.

verbaluce on February 26, 2013 at 8:30 PM

Well, the great thing there is that you and sesquipiddlesitself prove it for me, every time you post – thanks!

Midas on February 26, 2013 at 8:43 PM

blammm,

We can’t tell if the illegals are being let go, or they just talking about it as a threat.

But I too, thought it was pretty funny that they did not need the Warn Act when there was a presidential election to pull over everyone’s eyes.

Obama said he would go line by line to eliminate waste when he was president: From Eric Cantor’s web page:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=un4KtCZNSJ0#!

President Obama, Spring break is over, It’s Time to sit down and go Line by Line.

Fleuries on February 26, 2013 at 8:45 PM

Midas on February 26, 2013 at 8:42 PM

Nice comeback..:)

Dire Straits on February 26, 2013 at 8:50 PM

Who let the kid out?

Impeach the traitorous bastage…

Is there more that I should say than that?

Potentia ad Populum!

Scrumpy on February 26, 2013 at 8:53 PM

On the bright side, if Dear Leader ever decides to flip the internet kill switch, at least we won’t have to endure Libtrolls anymore…at least until they come to our doors begging for food.

Dr. ZhivBlago on February 26, 2013 at 8:55 PM

Obama and Nappi said that “they were not criminals and in prison for NO reason and the sequester is good for their freedom”.

Put Obama and his Sow in prison. They are the real criminals.

Schadenfreude on February 26, 2013 at 9:01 PM

Obama’s MO:

1. Obama sh*ts on someone

2. Obama “You stink”.

3. Media “Wow, you stink”.

4. Obama “I won”.

Schadenfreude on February 26, 2013 at 9:03 PM

He really, really wants to make sure no one ever takes away his title:
“The Worst US President Ever”

He gave us the sequester, & he lied about that for weeks as he blamed the GOP for it.

Now he’s using it as an excuse not to enforce the law.

itsnotaboutme on February 26, 2013 at 9:06 PM

On the bright side, if Dear Leader ever decides to flip the internet kill switch, at least we won’t have to endure Libtrolls anymore…at least until they come to our doors begging for food.

Dr. ZhivBlago on February 26, 2013 at 8:55 PM

Last time I checked, the world wide web was created and run by liberals. But correct me if I’m wrong.

Is the President and White House involved in every decision made by the federal government?

bayam on February 26, 2013 at 9:08 PM

sesquipedalian on February 26, 2013 at 6:53 PM

What the heck? Your Mom requires a resume for someone to help you shovel the snow off the sidewalk?

LegendHasIt on February 26, 2013 at 9:17 PM

bayam on February 26, 2013 at 9:08 PM

Wow, this is one of the stupidest statements on HA.

Schadenfreude on February 26, 2013 at 9:18 PM

itsnotaboutme on February 26, 2013 at 9:06 PM

Excellent post..You summed it up well..:)

Dire Straits on February 26, 2013 at 9:19 PM

sesquipedalian on February 26, 2013 at 6:53 PM

What percentage of your weekly five dollar allowance are you willing to pay for someone to help you with your chores?

LegendHasIt on February 26, 2013 at 9:20 PM

Schadenfreude on February 26, 2013 at 9:18 PM

lolz..You make a good point..:)

Dire Straits on February 26, 2013 at 9:20 PM

bayam on February 26, 2013 at 9:08 PM

That post proves that the stupidest thing I ever thought, was the time that I thought you weren’t completely stupid.

LegendHasIt on February 26, 2013 at 9:22 PM

bayam on February 26, 2013 at 9:08 PM

That post proves that the stupidest thing I ever thought, was the time that I thought you weren’t completely stupid.

LegendHasIt on February 26, 2013 at 9:22 PM

Is that right, how so?

bayam on February 26, 2013 at 9:25 PM

Your porksters in DC

Schadenfreude on February 26, 2013 at 9:30 PM

Last time I checked, the world wide web was created and run by liberals. But correct me if I’m wrong.

bayam on February 26, 2013 at 9:08 PM

Is Michael Moore in charge of the Michigan region of the Internet?

Your above comment truly is the stupidest comment of the New Year.

sentinelrules on February 26, 2013 at 9:38 PM

Yeah, but your prescription refills will be available shortly – hang in there!
Midas on February 26, 2013 at 8:42 PM

Was that a comeback attempt?
Well…good for you for trying.
Someone give Midas a half-hearted backslap?

verbaluce on February 26, 2013 at 9:38 PM

Schadenfreude on February 26, 2013 at 5:55 PM

Very nice, except it was actually the governor of Texas who actually shot the coyote.

stvnscott on February 26, 2013 at 9:45 PM

It’s simple. If anyone dies or is injured by this action, Obama should be charged as an accessory along with reckless endangerment. Some of the “illegals” I hear are Haitians due to be sent back because of criminal backgrounds. The next few days should be really interesting.

Bulletchaser on February 26, 2013 at 9:50 PM

Wow, this is one of the stupidest statements on HA.

Schadenfreude on February 26, 2013 at 9:18 PM

bayam must have some kind of record when it comes to that.

BallisticBob on February 26, 2013 at 9:51 PM

Wow, this is one of the stupidest statements on HA.

Schadenfreude on February 26, 2013 at 9:18 PM

bayam must have some kind of record when it comes to that.

BallisticBob on February 26, 2013 at 9:51 PM

When you don’t know anything about the history of the world wide web, or the roles of Tim Berners-Lee, Vincent Cerf and others including Marc Andreesen, then you’d undoubtedly feel confused.

bayam on February 26, 2013 at 9:56 PM

bayam on February 26, 2013 at 9:08 PM

Wow, this is one of the stupidest statements on HA.

Schadenfreude on February 26, 2013 at 9:18 PM

Stick around. bayam is just getting warmed up.

Aviator on February 26, 2013 at 9:56 PM

This is just a cheap political stunt that does nothing for him. At the end of the week the sequester will happen, Obama will realize there are no more tax hikes, and America will realize that the sky is not falling. That is a greater political blow to the left because it takes away these crazy talking points when real cuts have to happen. Remember when the sequester was supposed to kill the economy and it didn’t. Obama is an amateur.

Ellis on February 26, 2013 at 9:59 PM

They shouldn’t have been there to begin with but if the RINO’s don’t walk away from “immigration reform” now they are the biggest fools in the history of mankind and equally treasonous as the zero.

voiceofreason on February 26, 2013 at 10:03 PM

Does anyone else realize that the confirmation of Hagel strengthens the Obama administration?

Hagel earned medals in the Vietnam War for risking his life to defend his country.

President Obama earned the Nobel Peace Price for killing Americans via drone.

joeeddie on February 26, 2013 at 10:03 PM

Good thing they haven’t taken away our guns. We may still be able to protect our families and property. Today.

Kissmygrits on February 26, 2013 at 10:03 PM

There is no crime Obama could commit that would cause enough Democrats to turn on him. There is an innocent movie producer in jail because he needed a scapegoat with Benghazi. He has reserved the right to kill Americans at will with not even due process but even any kind of congressional oversight.

crrr6

Democrats? Pfffft. There’s no crime he could commit that would cause enough Republicans to turn on him.

xblade on February 26, 2013 at 10:09 PM

Welcome to the irrelevant fringe echo chamber called Hot Air. A bi#ch and moan echo chamber that continues to be more irrelevant everyday.

HotAirLib on February 26, 2013 at 10:18 PM

This is just a cheap political stunt that does nothing for him. At the end of the week the sequester will happen, Obama will realize there are no more tax hikes, and America will realize that the sky is not falling. That is a greater political blow to the left because it takes away these crazy talking points when real cuts have to happen. Remember when the sequester was supposed to kill the economy and it didn’t. Obama is an amateur.

Ellis on February 26, 2013 at 9:59 PM

It’s unfortunate how many ppl here fail to recognize the larger reality- that the federal deficit is already rapidly shrinking, primarily due to economic growth, and that any attempt to reduce the deficit at an even faster pace is pushing the limits of viability.
And these points aren’t simply coming from mainstream Wall Street, but from some of the most conservative voices in finance, such as the IBD blog:

http://news.investors.com/blogs-capital-hill/112012-634082-federal-deficit-falling-fastest-since-world-war-ii.htm

bayam on February 26, 2013 at 10:19 PM

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