Rubio: If we don’t pass immigration reform, Obama might legalize illegals by executive order

posted at 2:01 pm on August 13, 2013 by Allahpundit

Skip to 3:45 for the key bit, in which a guy who’s willing to go nuclear in a quixotic bid to defund ObamaCare warns his party not to be too obstinate in resisting immigration reform — or else. Mark Krikorian summarizes his logic this way:

In fairness to him, Rubio’s not making this up. Amnesty shills on the left have warned, with increasing volume lately, that King Barack might decide to grant de facto amnesty to illegals via executive order for the remainder of his term if nothing passes Congress. That’s their way — and now Marco Rubio’s way — of trying to scare House Republicans into action. The surprise isn’t that O, who’s willing to dispense with key provisions from his own health-care law for political reasons, might entertain a power grab that lawless. The surprise is that a Republican senator who ran as a tea-party star seems to be treating the idea as some sort of viable Democratic trump card rather than as an egregious outrage. Why does funding ObamaCare, which, for all its faults, was duly passed by Congress, cross a philosophical red line for him whereas the idea of the president essentially seizing power from Congress over immigration doesn’t? To hear O tell it, the whole reason he’s resorted to unilateral executive action is because he’s grumpy that obstructionist Republicans won’t move his agenda. Here’s Rubio saying, “Yeah, we’d better stop doing that, so that at least we get half a loaf.” Did candidate Rubio think the GOP should also have compromised on universal health care, lest Obama pass some form of ObamaCare via executive fiat?

The worst part is that Obama himself acknowledged last month that he “probably” doesn’t have the authority to do something like this. He moved the Overton window towards the GOP, and now here’s Rubio moving it back towards the Democrats. What he should have said to the interviewer was that if O tries anything like this, he’ll file suit in federal court claiming a breach of separation of powers and move to filibuster all legislation pending in the Senate until Obama rescinds the order. Instead he’s in McCain mode: Just as Maverick seems eager to push the Democratic talking point that the GOP will never win another national election if they don’t pass some form of amnesty, here’s Rubio treating Obama’s executive overreach as a political fact of life rather than as a catalyst for serious congressional pushback. And the big punchline is that that habit of overreach actually argues against passing reform, not for it. If Rubio’s worried about an executive gone rogue (and I use the word “worried” loosely), his chief concern should be that the Gang of Eight bill will pass and then Obama will simply ignore the border-security provisions like he did the employer mandate in ObamaCare. Better to pass nothing in that case and withhold even the barest perception of congressional sanction for that sort of unconstitutional behavior than sell your constituents on all the new enforcement measures in your plan and then have Obama pick and choose which parts to enforce and which to ignore from the legislative smorgasbord you’ve assembled for him.

Exit question: How did we as a country get to the point of having to game out major legislative initiatives by first determining just how lawless the president’s response to them will be? Doesn’t that bother Rubio more than the idea of immigration reform petering out?


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trs on August 13, 2013 at 2:03 PM

So Obama will ignore all of the border security provisions too. Shut down the Republican Party, they are useless.

echosyst on August 13, 2013 at 2:04 PM

Rubio: If we don’t pass immigration reform, Obama might legalize illegals by executive order

The sky is falling, the sky is falling…

Gohawgs on August 13, 2013 at 2:04 PM

So impeach him already.

Basilsbest on August 13, 2013 at 2:06 PM

If only the Founders had worked out some sort of checks on the Executive branch.

rogerb on August 13, 2013 at 2:06 PM

i think with rubio it is 100% a racial thing. it is hard to be a hispanic or black and want to think for one’s self and have to be called every name in the book by the racial establishment. this is his way to try to move that issue aside forever.

racially blind society is the biggest joke in this country, most of all by the left.

truecon on August 13, 2013 at 2:06 PM

Someone just beat me to it:

IMPEACH HIM! QUIT BOWING TO HIM!!!!!

Seriously, how many scandals and illegal things can this president do before anyone stands up against him?

His scandals make Clinton’s look like childs play!

Rubio, go grow a pair.

johnnyboy on August 13, 2013 at 2:09 PM

And the REPUBES would just stand around and let him do it without a fight
Wow, this guy has lost all credibility with me.

Whiterock on August 13, 2013 at 2:10 PM

Dear leader won’t follow the rules regardless

cmsinaz on August 13, 2013 at 2:10 PM

In fairness to him, Rubio’s not making this up. Amnesty shills on the left have warned, with increasing volume lately, that King Barack might decide to grant de facto amnesty to illegals via executive order for the remainder of his term if nothing passes Congress.

No, no fairness to Rubio. This is a ludicrous argument on so many levels, I don’t even know where to start. Is this the new approach to legislating by the Republicans in Congress? We better pass the Democrat agenda so we can at least claim some credit for it, otherwise Obama will unilaterally declare it law anyway? So why not just fund Obamacare, if we’re to apply Rubio’s logic?

If Obama wants to go full Hugo Chavez on us and start literally deciding on a whim that 11-20 million people suddenly have legal status, then I say let him. That will be a bridge too far for many states and then we’ll have a full-blown constitutional crisis on our hands which at the rate we’re going seems like an inevitability. Better that then have the GOP rubber stamp this insanity and provide Obama with constitutional cover.

And on a side note, this further cements that Rubio is finished for 2016 and beyond. Can you imagine him saying stuff like this during the debates? It makes Rick Perry’s “heartless” remark seem positively Reaganesque by comparison.

Doughboy on August 13, 2013 at 2:10 PM

Old Premise: Rubio is either dishonest or naive

New Premise: Rubio is either an idiot or believes we’re all idiots

Ukiah on August 13, 2013 at 2:10 PM

If only the Founders had worked out some sort of checks on the Executive branch.

rogerb on August 13, 2013 at 2:06 PM

Durr…

Living document or something /

tetriskid on August 13, 2013 at 2:11 PM

If Rubio is using this as a reason we have to pass his amnesty bill then he is actually collaborating with Obama. He’s using the threat of illegal, unilateral executive action to pass his agenda evety bit as much as the Dems are. Rubio is a despicable son of a b!tch who should be allowed nowhere near the oval office.

Mark1971 on August 13, 2013 at 2:11 PM

This guy is a huge disappointment, not necessarily because of his positions, but because of an underlying fecklessness and general lack of sound judgment. Were he the nominee, I would not vote for him. Pay attention to that, GOP establishment. I can’t be the only one. If you give us another “electable” McCain/Romney/Dole/Bush type, a lot of us are going to be looking for a new political home. The best way to lose in 2016 is to nominate an electable candidate.

unclejack on August 13, 2013 at 2:11 PM

is there ANYONE out there in Political Zoo Land who can
stop this Formerly Promising Politician from making
an AZZ of himself all over again???

ToddPA on August 13, 2013 at 2:11 PM

Rubio…you,McCain and graham need to just come out of the closet and admit the dems you are.

You are sickening!

ohiobabe on August 13, 2013 at 2:11 PM

My God, Marco McCain… shut the hell up about immigration.

beatcanvas on August 13, 2013 at 2:12 PM

When that happens this will no longer be the “United States of America” . . . it will be nothing less than a dictatorial state with a tyrannical, singular ruler. It’s a sad time for this once great Republic. Unfortunately, none of the so called statesman patriots will do anything to save the country.

rplat on August 13, 2013 at 2:14 PM

Good Cop Traitor, Bad Cop Traitor.

Ward Cleaver on August 13, 2013 at 2:14 PM

So we pass this t*rd of a bill and then Barry just “delays” the border security measures? I’ll take a miss on that, thanks. And will someone please remove the t*sticle-eating fish from the GOP pool?

rcpjr on August 13, 2013 at 2:14 PM

Exit question: How did we as a country get to the point of having to game out major legislative initiatives by first determining just how lawless the president’s response to them will be? Doesn’t that bother Rubio more than the idea of immigration reform petering out?

It started when he ran for POTUS and no one had the balls to demand – as had been demanded of Eisenhower after he had been Supreme Commander of Allied Forces in WWII – that he prove he was eligible.

In your own little way Allahpundit, you and Ed Morrissey (who I like and respect) helped create this monster.

And, if he’s a lawless president, as you acknowledge, why aren’t you calling for his impeachment?

Basilsbest on August 13, 2013 at 2:14 PM

Traitors of the land, foremost Rubio, watch out.

Plus, heh.

Schadenfreude on August 13, 2013 at 2:16 PM

That’s right, Marco; he will ignore current law, but he won’t ignore yours.

uh-huh….Of course, he would never dream of saying, after signing your bill, “Um….10 years is too long; I’ll just legalize them now.”

Rubio doesn’t even understand that his argument is self-undermining. Pitiful….

EastofEden on August 13, 2013 at 2:16 PM

Really Marco, stop this.

You made a mistake, and got too calculating in hopes of picking up easy donations for your presidential campaign. You really screwed up, but it happened and it cannot now be undone. But stop digging the hole deeper and deeper!

Just let this mess die down, and hope you can rejuvenate yourself for some future election.

MTF on August 13, 2013 at 2:16 PM

Somewhere in Florida, Charlie Crist is drunk and shouting, “I can’t believe I lost to this guy!”

JB-STLMO on August 13, 2013 at 2:17 PM

Don’t worry. The “oh, we’re so scared of the Mexican cartels” effectively gives everyone in the world, terrorists too, carte blanche to enter the US.

Pass amnesty, add obama’care’, which will be single payer soon and welcome to Zimbabwe.

Btw, obama won like Mugabe just did. They are about as legitimate too.

Schadenfreude on August 13, 2013 at 2:17 PM

In fairness to him, Rubio’s not making this up. Amnesty shills on the left have warned, with increasing volume lately, that King Barack might decide to grant de facto amnesty to illegals via executive order for the remainder of his term if nothing passes Congress.

The only thing that his royal lowness can do is continue to enforce our laws. He cannot grant amnesty. He’s been ignoring deportation laws anyway. He can’t do any worse.

Sorry, but I’m not buying Rubio’s BS anymore. He’s not going to weasel his way back into the fray as far as I’m concerned.

cajunpatriot on August 13, 2013 at 2:18 PM

Can we have a “no confidence” vote on Boehner and McConnell?
If we can’t get these guys out of their Thrones by 2015, there is no reason to
Seriously fight for 2016.
It wouldn’t matter unless a real Freedom Fighter was sitting in the WH, and
right now I don’t see that person.
Well I do, but the GOPe will character destroy them if they try.
The GOPe will betray you.

Whiterock on August 13, 2013 at 2:18 PM

Rubio is an ignorant, disgusting POS.

Pork-Chop on August 13, 2013 at 2:18 PM

If amnesty passes, and it’s just a question of when, Pelosi will be speaker in 2015.

Boehner doesn’t even care.

The R/Ds are all against you, with 2-3 exceptions. It’s you against them.

Wake up or go shopping. The choice is still yours, but not for long.

Schadenfreude on August 13, 2013 at 2:19 PM

Hillary/Rubio, the perfect 2016 ticket, yeahhhh!!!

Schadenfreude on August 13, 2013 at 2:19 PM

Instead of telling us we need to pass amnesty or O might do it by Kingly Fiat, he should be warning Obama to not even try the unconstitutional route.

William Teach on August 13, 2013 at 2:19 PM

The problem with “impeachment” is the Senate Trial. With the current composition of the Senate, Obama would walk.

Even if the “R”‘s had it, do enough of them have balls enough to do anything?

Then there’s the other problem: Obama ISN’T the PRIME MOVER !!! This guy is way too dumb. Barry is the faceman for a gang. They inhabit all of the positions of power inside the bureaucracy.

For example, how can you arrest and prosecute someone for Federal crimes, like say, “identity theft” .. If the chief law enforcement official is a gang member? How many of the people below him are also gang members? IRS, CIA, DOD, DHS, etc ??? Certainly there aren’t a lot, but they are all carefully slotted into positions of power.

Even an honest election, if we could have such a thing, would only replace the top politicians. The crooked bureaucrats would be protected by the “civil service rules” and thus immune to action.

This problem has been decades in it’s creation and it’s going to require some little thought to fix.

CrazyGene on August 13, 2013 at 2:20 PM

johnnyboy on August 13, 2013 at 2:09 PM

Exactly. The 2nd article of impeachment for Nixon was trying to use the IRS for political purposes. They turned him down but it still showed up as an article of impeachment. The current multiple IRS scandals should be enough to impeach Obama. Alas, he is a democrat and the dimocrats won’t hold their own accountable.

chemman on August 13, 2013 at 2:20 PM

There is no longer a 2 party system. It is the conservatives vs. the rest of them. There are what, maybe 25 conservatives in both chambers?

Throw in the towel, we’re done.

Key West Reader on August 13, 2013 at 2:20 PM

If only the Founders had worked out some sort of checks on the Executive branch.

rogerb on August 13, 2013 at 2:06 PM

They did…it’s called Congress. Clinton got impeached for far less that the crimes Obama has committed. It’s also called the Judicial Branch, but don’t hold your breath waiting for Holder to investigate Obama’s crimes.

cajunpatriot on August 13, 2013 at 2:21 PM

Rubio: If we don’t pass immigration reform, Obama might legalize illegals by executive order, we won’t get border control, we won’t get E-Verify…

The One; And when you pass my immigration law, I will ignore any part I don’t like. Like border control, E-Verify…

This is how you can tell the difference between an idiot and a thug.

Granted, it’s not a terribly big difference.

clear ether

eon

eon on August 13, 2013 at 2:21 PM

When I see that front picture I see Lenin.

Schadenfreude on August 13, 2013 at 2:21 PM

Better that then have the GOP rubber stamp this insanity and provide Obama with constitutional cover.

Doughboy on August 13, 2013 at 2:10 PM

Exactly!

batter on August 13, 2013 at 2:21 PM

President Biden is looking pretty good now..

Electrongod on August 13, 2013 at 2:22 PM

You can’t say Rubio’s statement isn’t accurate.
.
JackAss Maobama let 2,000 illegals- that were in a detention status – go free to roam anout the country – and blamed it on “Budget cuts”
This really happened.
.
This Marxist-Raised Celebrity in Chief can do just about anything and get away with it. Missing SAMs from Benghazi ? Whoopsie !!! ……
.
No one can stop this Manchurian.

FlaMurph on August 13, 2013 at 2:22 PM

A relatively free people deserve the tyrants they elect.

Egypt has more cojones.

Schadenfreude on August 13, 2013 at 2:22 PM

Compared to Rubio, Obama sounds smart.

The democrats are playing chess, while Rubio is eating the chess pieces and drooling.

portlandon on August 13, 2013 at 2:22 PM

Wow Marco, you must really think that the establishment is going to be giving you outstanding top cover when the chickens come home to roost on your role in pushing amensty. Because face it- there isn’t a bit of real immigration reform in the list of gifts that you want to give to the least deserving among us to be granted citizenship. You are a disgusting pig.

Happy Nomad on August 13, 2013 at 2:23 PM

i think with rubio it is 100% a racial thing. it is hard to be a hispanic or black and want to think for one’s self and have to be called every name in the book by the racial establishment.

And the people on Hot Air who write crap like “OMG!If we pass immigration reform America is no longer going to be white!!!”…..it isn’t about race?

terryannonline on August 13, 2013 at 2:23 PM

What he should have said to the interviewer was that if O tries anything like this, he’ll file suit in federal court claiming a breach of separation of powers and move to filibuster all legislation pending in the Senate until Obama rescinds the order.

They should have done this already, on the illegal DREAM Act by executive order. Instead, they sat on their incompetent asses and the Border Patrol filed the lawsuit. A federal court agreed that Obama does not have the constitutional authority to grant amnesty to a huge group of illegal aliens in this manner, but a circuit court reversed the trial court, ruling that the BP lacked standing to bring the suit.

As noted above, Obama himself has admitted that he lacks the constitutional authority to implement amnesty by executive order. But with idiot appeasors like Rubio sitting around doing nothing when Obama goes ahead and does it anyway, who can blame Obama for following his natural instincts and acting like a dictator? We already knew Obama had no respect for the constitution, but what is Rubio and the others’ excuse?

AZCoyote on August 13, 2013 at 2:23 PM

Couldn’t Obama just then suspend e-verify or anything he wants?

rob verdi on August 13, 2013 at 2:24 PM

Holder will pardon all the choompsters, so they can all vote next time.

The borders are effectively now open. Any and all will claim “I fear this or that”, all orchestrated by the tyrants from both sides in DC.

Welcome to Zimbabwe.

Schadenfreude on August 13, 2013 at 2:24 PM

The crooked bureaucrats would be protected by the “civil service rules” and thus immune to action.

This problem has been decades in it’s creation and it’s going to require some little thought to fix.

CrazyGene on August 13, 2013 at 2:20 PM

Not immune but it is difficult. A progeny of mine is a technology supervisor in border patrol. Has been working for over 1.5 years now to get rid of a problem employee. It will probably take another 6 months before it actually happens. The difficulty ensures that many supervisors just won’t try.

chemman on August 13, 2013 at 2:24 PM

New Mexico court rules that you don’t have to know english to serve on a jury

non-english speaking jury

ChunkyLover on August 13, 2013 at 2:25 PM

terryannonline on August 13, 2013 at 2:23 PM

No

Plus, you are foolish, again. It’s like saying “the sky still appears blue or water is wet”.

Schadenfreude on August 13, 2013 at 2:25 PM

playing with people’s minds…disgusting. this is serious bullying

listen up you peasants, you are going to get it one way or another…ya want to do it the easy way…or the hard way.

if honestly we are to this point in this county then screw it guys…vote the Schumer/Rubio bill down…and down hard. Make barry do it. It will clarify things for the peasants…and maybe the R party can start re-building from the cowardly rabbit stage

r keller on August 13, 2013 at 2:25 PM

Rubio is in pussy mode. What was this chump like
growing up. Time to kick Obama and the
socialists in their nuts.

redguy on August 13, 2013 at 2:26 PM

The US is not the cow to be milked by other people.

GO fix your own challenges…equally goes for all other countries, Mexico too. Immigration is to be legal and is not exclusive to Mexico.

Schadenfreude on August 13, 2013 at 2:26 PM

I would rather Obama UNCONSTITUTIONALLY do so, this way it can be undone. If you do it through legislation, it can never be undone. That, and Obama and Democrats can own the mess it makes.

astonerii on August 13, 2013 at 2:27 PM

terryann, go to Mexico and inspire youth there if you’re such a bleeding heart. Just an ex.

Schadenfreude on August 13, 2013 at 2:27 PM

Then let Obama do it. That would get Rubio off the hook, wouldn’t it?

Liam on August 13, 2013 at 2:27 PM

No matter who you are, they are not “immigrants”. Only legal comers are immigrants.

Schadenfreude on August 13, 2013 at 2:28 PM

Rubio, go borrow grow a pair.

johnnyboy on August 13, 2013 at 2:09 PM

Clarified.

platypus on August 13, 2013 at 2:28 PM

Exit question: How did we as a country get to the point of having to game out major legislative initiatives by first determining just how lawless the president’s response to them will be?


Personally, I think RINO bloggers who on budget showdowns and Second Amendment rights opined that Republicans had NO CHOICE but to avoid direct confrontation with the SCOAMF helped create the foundation for the Rubio/McCain/Graham appeasement approach.

Strangely enough, these self same beta bloggers believe we don’t remember as far back as December.

How strange!

PolAgnostic on August 13, 2013 at 2:29 PM

Do we need any more proof that Rubio is done?

He can not legalize illegals by executive order. He can try but the court will strike it down.

aniptofar on August 13, 2013 at 2:29 PM

Slippery slopes are slippery. I hope that obama and the Rs destroy all who brung/kept them, and theirs too.

Actions have consequences, and thus it should be.

Schadenfreude on August 13, 2013 at 2:30 PM

Rubio may be correct that if we don’t pass amnesty that Obama may enact it by executive fiat.

He may also be correct that such an event would be bad for the party. I mean, is a future GOP President just going to rescind Obama’s EO? The public backlash against such an event might be biblical in proportions.

But this smacks of giving into terrorism. If Obama knows he can get the GOP to surrender just by threatening an executive order, don’t you think he’ll go back to that well on another issue? What, if anything, makes Rubio think that a surrender here would increase GOP strength in any battle against Obama.

In fact, if you really want to take the battle to him on Obamacare, or anything else, you have to stand up to him. Otherwise you lose not just this battle, but all future ones as well.

Chris of Rights on August 13, 2013 at 2:31 PM

We already HAVE border security and e-verify laws, and Obama ignores them, anyway.

What Rubio wants is political cover for the GOP, so it won’t have to run on failed amnesty in 2014 or 2016, but can Hispander all it wants (and ignore the base).

Wethal on August 13, 2013 at 2:31 PM

Neither Republicans nor Democrats are fit to govern. The corruption goes too deep for mere amputation to cure our ills. We need a conservative party. Who is bold enough to do this? Until someone has the courage to do what needs to be done, I will not vote.

blackgriffin on August 13, 2013 at 2:31 PM

Couldn’t Obama just then suspend e-verify or anything he wants?

rob verdi on August 13, 2013 at 2:24 PM

Pretty much. He’s about one step away from becoming a defacto dictator. This cherry-picking of Obamacare provisions to enforce or delay based on whomever Obama and the Dems wish to pander to heading into an election year is totally lawless and reduces the health care bill and our entire government for that matter to a joke.

Doughboy on August 13, 2013 at 2:31 PM

And the people on Hot Air who write crap like “OMG!If we pass immigration reform America is no longer going to be white!!!”…..it isn’t about race?
 
terryannonline on August 13, 2013 at 2:23 PM

 
Please link your source quote so I can renounce and make fun of this person.

rogerb on August 13, 2013 at 2:31 PM

All the more to impeach him with.

paulsur on August 13, 2013 at 2:32 PM

terryann, go to Mexico and inspire youth there if you’re such a bleeding heart. Just an ex.

Schadenfreude on August 13, 2013 at 2:27 PM

I’ve said it before I don’t feel strong about immigration. I truly couldn’t care any less if immigration reform passes or not. Immigration probably doesn’t make it my top ten list of political issues I care about. But it sure aggravates me when people in the same political party as I make anti-Hispanic remarks.

terryannonline on August 13, 2013 at 2:32 PM

can Hispander all it wants (and ignore the base)

Cause the GOP base is only white non-Hispanics?

terryannonline on August 13, 2013 at 2:33 PM

Couldn’t Obama just then suspend e-verify or anything he wants?

rob verdi on August 13, 2013 at 2:24 PM

He’ll just ignore it, much like he does now with a host of other federal laws.

To cite just one example, there is existing federal law that prohibits illegal aliens from receiving food stamps. Yet the Obama administration actively recruits illegal aliens for food stamps, and pays out billions of dollars’ worth of food stamps to known illegals in the U.S. every year. The administration even spends millions of tax dollars on advertisements in Mexico, trumpeting the availability of U.S. food stamps to illegal aliens.

Congress is aware that this is going on, and they’ve done nothing — other than writing him a letter — to stop it.

AZCoyote on August 13, 2013 at 2:33 PM

For the sow as much as anyone else.

elRookio™

Bmore on August 13, 2013 at 2:33 PM

Good times

Please link your source quote so I can renounce and make fun of this person.

rogerb on August 13, 2013 at 2:31 PM

You can link to any comment by her, mostly Rubio, and make fun of. It’s an easy target.

Just like liblikeaslave…they think that by accusing us of racism that makes it so. None of the two have done much to help their races. Hispanic is not another race, btw, dummies.

Schadenfreude on August 13, 2013 at 2:34 PM

Exit question: How did we as a country get to the point of having to game out major legislative initiatives by first determining just how lawless the president’s response to them will be?

Because the cowardly GOP House has refused to even talk about impeaching Barky through over 70 clearly impeachable acts he’s committed over his illegitimate occupooping of the White House.

But, it all really started when America allowed the Indonesian, 84 IQ, Dog-Eating Retard to not have to prove his eligibility (which he can’t do), allowed the despicable POS to “release” laughable jpegs as “proof” (all of which have been shown to be forgeries of one sort or another) and, most publicly and repulsively, allowed the muslim born and raised third-worlder to hold the largest political rally of the 2008 election in a friggin foreign nation … for friggin foreigners … paid for in part by a friggin foreign government (which is so illegal, un-Constitutional, anti-American, and anti-nation-state that it really defies the imagination). Allowing the dog-eater to accept totally anonymous campaign donations (also, right out in the open and known to all) was just the cherry on top of this pre-Precedential anti-Constitutional crime spree though even that was topped off by Barky’s supporters actually proposing that Bush step down in December so that Barky could take over (take over, indeed) early … which aside from being totally lawless and stupid proved to be ultra-ridiculous as Barky was unable to put a cabinet together at the time the law actually allowed him.

From there, it was all right downhill. Right down to hell.

But, America is dead and buried, now, so this is all moot. In the American Socialist Superstate, dog-eaters reign supreme – literally – and idiot moron Chief Justasses on the SCOTASS put the final nails in the coffin of the old Republic.

ThePrimordialOrderedPair on August 13, 2013 at 2:34 PM

Un-freaking-believable.

WTH kind or reasoning is this? We’ve elected two year olds.

BrideOfRove on August 13, 2013 at 2:34 PM

From systemic lying and daily backstabbing he’s crossed the line now into the just plain creepy.

kunegetikos on August 13, 2013 at 2:35 PM

i think with rubio it is 100% a racial thing. it is hard to be a hispanic or black and want to think for one’s self and have to be called every name in the book by the racial establishment.

And the people on Hot Air who write crap like “OMG!If we pass immigration reform America is no longer going to be white!!!”…..it isn’t about race?

it is very funny to me that this is what you got out of what i said. it is very clear that the only people who see nothing but race come from the left.

truecon on August 13, 2013 at 2:35 PM

He can not legalize illegals by executive order. He can try but the court will strike it down.

aniptofar on August 13, 2013 at 2:29 PM

Who is going to bring this suit to the court? Remember, the precedent has been set. Individual citizens don’t have standing in a case like this. Nor would a political group like the Tea Party. The GOP certainly isn’t going to sue Obama over this. They can’t handle the media heat.

So, I think that you’re wrong. Obama can and will legalize them by executive order. No, he doesn’t have the authority by the Constitution to do so. But no ones is going to stop him.

I’m old enough to remember when the Democrats feared an imperial Presidency.

Chris of Rights on August 13, 2013 at 2:35 PM

terryannonline on August 13, 2013 at 2:32 PM

Meh, first you lie. If you wouldn’t care you wouldn’t comment on it/Rubio, every time. You’re like bluegill on the SP threads on it.

Secondarily immigration is NOT about Hispanics.

It’s about legal immigration and respecting the laws of a still ‘civilized’ land, not for long.

Schadenfreude on August 13, 2013 at 2:35 PM

Approximately one year ago I was pushing for Marco Rubio to be the Republican candidate for, not vice-president, but pre4sident. On behalf of everyone I humbly apologize for having promoted this total moron. “:If we don’t pass immigration reform, Obama might legalize illegals by executive order.” This just may be the stupidest rationalatiion I have heard in a generation! Again my apologies for being suckered by this total idiot.

MaiDee on August 13, 2013 at 2:35 PM

There’s no “half a loaf” in this immigration debacle. It’s not even crumbs.

Republicans better think… and think again before they sign on for this mess. They seem to be under the false impression that we’ll be willing to forget all this come election time. They think we won’t notice that they’re offering no real difference between themselves and socialist Dems.

The very minimum we should be able to expect from a national politician is that THIS country is his priority. When Republicans can’t even be bothered with the physical security of our borders, when they can’t and won’t respect our sovereignty and our citizenship… what the hell do we need them for???

Murf76 on August 13, 2013 at 2:36 PM

The Rubio Deception: http://klsouth.wordpress.com/2013/05/05/the-rubio-deception/

Sometime I think Rubio is like a Trojan Horse whose reason for being was to to get through the gates and pass amnesty. The way that he was so “read my lips” adamant in his opposition to amnesty when he was attracting tea party supporters, and then in a NY minute he switched and became the biggest proponent of amnesty er earnesty. And this latest insane argument shows his desperation and commitment to passing amnesty above anything else. And I think his being on the defund Obamacare team is just a diversion, trying to make himself look conservative why he has just stood together with the worst leftists in the critically harmful anti-conservative amnesty bill..

And careful during the August recess, at townhalls, we can’t forget about amnesty. We’re concentrating on Obamacare it seems, but we might be letting our guard down, and then in a flash we may see Paul Ryan engineer the passing of Rubio’s amnesty.

anotherJoe on August 13, 2013 at 2:36 PM

to emphasize, america has somehow become the only country in the world not allowed to enforce its borders, to protect its citizens, to protect its culture. america is the country that has served as the world’s example on the struggles of intermingling race and culture, with many, many difficulties, but with the greatest successes and best examples of fighting for freedom on all levels, and somehow that identifies us as the ‘racist’ country. new zealand won’t allow you in if you are too fat, japan will never let its country be anything but japanese and they condescendingly ‘compliment’ america on ‘finally’ electing a black president, norway sits in its remote, lilly white north and lecture us with meaningless peace prizes.

the rule of law and the respect for it is one of the greatest examples and most significant distinctions of this country, and THAT, and THAT alone is what the immigration debate is about. and that is what is being destroyed.

truecon on August 13, 2013 at 2:39 PM

Doesn’t that bother Rubio more than the idea of immigration reform petering out?

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Rubio committed himself to the Schumer Immigration Plan before things turned to shite for the SCOAMF.

He figured he would suck up a LOT of big donor money (which he has), get some positive spin from the MSM (which he has), bring himself closer to the GOPe leadership (which he has) and be able to “triangulate” via Obamacare opposition into a “No Net Loss” position in Iowa (oops – screwed that pooch).

Having cratered in Iowa, Rubio’s calculation is to “reinvest” in the Schumer Immigration Plan and take a “look past Iowa, it is unimportant in the big scheme of things” approach.

At least McCain is a constant traitor to conservative principles – Rubio’s lack of principles has got to be making his Tea Party supporters feel like the biggest fools EVAH!

PolAgnostic on August 13, 2013 at 2:39 PM

So impeach him already.

+1

skanter on August 13, 2013 at 2:39 PM

Rubio: I’m doing for the La Raza. Oh, I’m also a US citizen…but think La Raza.

Oil Can on August 13, 2013 at 2:40 PM

We already HAVE border security and e-verify laws, and Obama ignores them, anyway.

Wethal on August 13, 2013 at 2:31 PM[/quote]

Exactly. How utterly pathetic that Rubio thinks we won’t notice that.

Murf76 on August 13, 2013 at 2:41 PM

Let Obama (try to) do it by executive fiat, then impeach the SOB.

But under no circumstances pass this legislation.

Why are our leaders so stupid?

bobcalco on August 13, 2013 at 2:41 PM

Again my apologies for being suckered by this total idiot.

MaiDee on August 13, 2013 at 2:35 PM

Consider yourself ostracized.

Okay, time’s up on that. ;-)

Liam on August 13, 2013 at 2:41 PM

They should have done this already, on the illegal DREAM Act by executive order. Instead, they sat on their incompetent asses and the Border Patrol filed the lawsuit. A federal court agreed that Obama does not have the constitutional authority to grant amnesty to a huge group of illegal aliens in this manner, but a circuit court reversed the trial court, ruling that the BP lacked standing to bring the suit.

As noted above, Obama himself has admitted that he lacks the constitutional authority to implement amnesty by executive order. But with idiot appeasors like Rubio sitting around doing nothing when Obama goes ahead and does it anyway, who can blame Obama for following his natural instincts and acting like a dictator? We already knew Obama had no respect for the constitution, but what is Rubio and the others’ excuse?

AZCoyote on August 13, 2013 at 2:23 PM

Good question. Why hasn’t Obama been challenged by congressional Republicans for his failure to uphold our laws?

Murf76 on August 13, 2013 at 2:45 PM

I’m sick of all the talk of defunding; it sounds better than reality since it will never pass. What I want the House GOP to do is to put Obama on notice that he doesn’t get to rule by fiat by having his ass so tied up in court he wont have time to do any more of this crap. He ignores the laws as passed and implements new ones without any jurisdiction. It has to be stopped as he is totally destroying the rule of law.

Tater Salad on August 13, 2013 at 2:46 PM

And the people on Hot Air who write crap like “OMG!If we pass immigration reform America is no longer going to be white!!!”…..it isn’t about race?

terryannonline on August 13, 2013 at 2:23 PM

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Having succesfully flagged someone who was preaching race hate on here one day (No, it was not about immigration) to the tips email and then saw the BAN HAMMER permanently delete the POS in 5 minutes …

… either cite specifics and then explain publicly why YOU didn’t flag the remark you are claiming to the moderators …

… or admit you’re lying now.

PolAgnostic on August 13, 2013 at 2:47 PM

Asinine. He doesn’t enforce the laws we have now. Why on Earth would he enforce anything Congress passed? Hell, he won’t even enforce his own law, Obamacare. Good heavens but Rubio is an idiot if this is the best he’s got.

totherightofthem on August 13, 2013 at 2:48 PM

I’ll only take the GOP seriously when they stand up to Obama’s illegality when they take him to court. Anything they say about these subjects is just noise.

Tater Salad on August 13, 2013 at 2:48 PM

rogerb on August 13, 2013 at 2:31 PM

; ) No sign from sow. Ruh ro.

Bmore on August 13, 2013 at 2:48 PM

Wow… So he woud take an illegal action to make something legal? Please explain how that is possible in what used to be the U.S.?

I detest Marco Rubio as much or more than Barky for the simple fact that Obama lies, lies about lying, and then lies some more but it’s all part of his resume. Rubio on the other hand lied like a dog but pretends that somehow he was honest from day 1 and has the citizen’s best interest in mind.

What a bunch of scumbags. Maybe Rubio could dump his fam and meet Obama on the Appalachian Trail. Hopefully when they returned home their appetite for screwing us would be whet and then just leave us alone :/

preallocated on August 13, 2013 at 2:49 PM

Approximately one year ago I was pushing for Marco Rubio to be the Republican candidate for, not vice-president, but pre4sident. On behalf of everyone I humbly apologize for having promoted this total moron.

MaiDee on August 13, 2013 at 2:35 PM

I’m not a big fan of jumping from a couple of years in the Senate to the Presidency (look what it got us in 2008/12). For that reason I’ve never been a big fan of pushing either Rubio or Paul. And it isn’t about experience. It is about knowing what the hell you are buying. Caveat Emptor.

Happy Nomad on August 13, 2013 at 2:51 PM

Weak.

CW on August 13, 2013 at 2:52 PM

It’s all kabuki.

myiq2xu on August 13, 2013 at 2:52 PM

Secondarily immigration is NOT about Hispanics.

It’s about legal immigration and respecting the laws of a still ‘civilized’ land, not for long.

Schadenfreude on August 13, 2013 at 2:35 PM

For you it isn’t about Hispanics….no doubt about that. But come on….please don’t tell me that there aren’t people in the anti-immigration reform who racist. Matt Lewis posted an ad trying to scare white people “OMG! America is gonna become brown.”

terryannonline on August 13, 2013 at 2:52 PM

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