Obama to immigration groups: I’ll press my executive power to the limit to spare millions from deportation

posted at 11:21 am on July 7, 2014 by Allahpundit

Just making sure that this Major Garrett scoop from late last week doesn’t get lost in the holiday shuffle. Takeaway: Obama’s going big on executive amnesty.

Obama told the groups what they had been dying to hear—that he was going to condemn House Republicans for inaction and set the most expansive legal course permissible to beef up border security, slow deportations of noncriminal aliens, and provide legal status to millions of undocumented workers—all by himself…

Obama made it clear he would press his executive powers to the limit. He gave quiet credence to recommendations from La Raza and other immigration groups that between 5 million to 6 million adult illegal immigrants could be spared deportation under a similar form of deferred adjudication he ordered for the so-called Dreamers in June 2012.

That executive action essentially lifted the threat of prosecution and deportation for about 670,000 undocumented residents—those older than 15 and younger than 31 who had been brought to America before their 16th birthday.

Obama has now ordered the Homeland Security and Justice departments to find executive authorities that could enlarge that non-prosecutorial umbrella by a factor of 10.

The only surprise is the timing. Garrett isn’t firm on it but I get the sense that O’s thinking of making a move sooner rather than later, which would be quite a curveball ahead of the midterms. (Amnesty champion Frank Sharry, who attended the meeting with Obama, said of the timeline “He didn’t seem to give a sh*t.”) The whole point of giving House Republicans time to pass a bill this year, I thought, was so that Democrats wouldn’t have to risk a nasty backlash in November by doing something bold on amnesty by themselves. Maybe the timing is negotiable: If, say, the new ObamaCare rates this fall are bad and the Dems are suddenly staring at a rout, O might decide at that point that he’s got nothing to lose by upending the table politically with an order that effectively amnestizes five million people. If, on the other hand, we get a few more solid jobs reports, he’ll be more inclined to go slow and postpone amnesty until next year. The true target here is 2016, remember, a point that White House officials themselves made to Garrett. The presidency will be in play, Democrats will be on offense in Senate battlegrounds, and Latino turnout will be up. No sense wasting an amnesty mega-pander now if it can be saved for later, especially if Obama still thinks there’s a chance Congress might pass something next year.

I can’t quote more from Garrett but make sure to read down further in the piece for details about Obama — allegedly — warning these same amnesty groups that he needs to stop this recent border surge by young illegals. Money line: “Sometimes, there is an inherent injustice in where you are born, and no president can solve that, Obama said.” That’s an … interesting attitude from a guy who’s now deporting about one-fifth the number of illegals under 18 that Bush was deporting in 2008. Maybe it’s a mitigation strategy. If he moves boldly on executive amnesty this fall, he’ll need something he can point to as evidence that he cares about border security when Republicans start screaming at him. By being “tough” on kids who are crossing into the U.S. now, he gains an enforcement credential he can tout. In other words, when the GOP accuses him of having unilaterally enacted amnesty, he’s going to turn around and claim that what he’s really done is enact comprehensive immigration reform instead — amnesty for illegals who are already here, sure, but also more security at the border to keep new illegals from entering. That position is easier to sell politically, especially when you’re pitching it to a public that seems not to care which branch does what anymore so long as it’s happy with the results.

The added benefit to Dems from all this, of course, will be watching Marco Rubio, Rand Paul, Chris Christie, and the rest of the 2016 GOP gang squirm when they’re asked whether they’ll rescind Obama’s executive order if they’re elected president in 2017. The boilerplate response, I assume, will be to dodge the question and say that what they really want to do is replace the order with legislation, which is how immigration reform should have been handled. And what if Congress can’t get together on a legislative deal? What would President Rubio or President Paul or President Christie do then about Obama’s order? That’s the answer I’m eager to hear. Exit question via Conn Carroll: How exactly is Obama being “tough” on young illegals who’ve entered the U.S. this year? Granted, federal law says that those kids can’t be summarily deported but must be processed, released, and given a date for a hearing (which many won’t show up to), but Obama doesn’t give a wet fart about federal law, especially when it comes to immigration. If he wants to show how tough he is and further entrench the principle that the president can do pretty much whatever he wants, why not ignore the law and start busing them back to Mexico anyway?


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Drained Brain on July 7, 2014 at 11:24 AM

wet fart

Bmore on July 7, 2014 at 11:24 AM

Obama to immigration groups: I’ll press my executive power to the limit to spare millions from deportation

Bring it you stupid lazy worthless human being! The backlash will be epic once the pandsemic diseases are ramapant, the illegals bump up all forms of crime and drug traffiking, and all the rest of the problems associated with unleashing a disease-ridden uneducated bunch of parasites on society.

Again, bring it!

Happy Nomad on July 7, 2014 at 11:26 AM

GOTLV.

Unfortunately, it may get out the old, white, male, Conservative vote instead.

I guess a lot of Mexican soldiers who died at the Alamo and San Pascual will be called into service at the polls once again.

formwiz on July 7, 2014 at 11:27 AM

Sometimes, there is an inherent injustice in where you are born, and no president can solve that, Obama said.

lol wtf

p0s3r on July 7, 2014 at 11:27 AM

Obama to immigration groups: I’ll press my executive power to the limit to spare millions from deportation

If only the United States Constitution had some provision in it to allow such a lawless President to be removed from office. Unfortunately it obviously does not, hell, we can’t even put a criminal IRS employee in jail.

oscarwilde on July 7, 2014 at 11:28 AM

He is destroying our Nation. And nobody says a peep.

Key West Reader on July 7, 2014 at 11:28 AM

Lawless son of a b&@#%!

sorrowen on July 7, 2014 at 11:28 AM

Marines, do your duty. Arrest this man.

ConstantineXI on July 7, 2014 at 11:29 AM

If only the United States Constitution had some provision in it to allow such a lawless President to be removed from office. Unfortunately it obviously does not, hell, we can’t even put a criminal IRS employee in jail.

oscarwilde on July 7, 2014 at 11:28 AM

The Constitution does not grant the President immunity from criminal prosecution.

It also doesn’t shield the President from civil penalties for crimes committed. Remember, Clinton was prosecuted for perjury while in office and had to surrender his law license.

So, yes, there are remedies besides impeachment.

ConstantineXI on July 7, 2014 at 11:32 AM

Kinda solves the “is he incompetent or malevolent?” debate.

He’s both.

aquaviva on July 7, 2014 at 11:34 AM

So, yes, there are remedies besides impeachment.

ConstantineXI on July 7, 2014 at 11:32 AM

Ever hear the phrase, “A right you cannot exercise, is a right you do not have”? It really does not matter what is in the United States Constitution when those sworn to protect, defend and uphold the United States Constitution make the conscience decision to do nothing to protect, defend or uphold the United States Constitution.

oscarwilde on July 7, 2014 at 11:35 AM

The Constitutional Scholar in the White House…

d1carter on July 7, 2014 at 11:36 AM

Lawless son of a b&@#%!

sorrowen on July 7, 2014 at 11:28 AM

^^^^^
This

gophergirl on July 7, 2014 at 11:36 AM

Sure…just cherry pick the laws you like/don’t like.
That’s real Sheriff’in for ya.
 
verbaluce on March 19, 2013 at 10:49 AM

rogerb on July 7, 2014 at 11:36 AM

If, on the other hand, we get a few more solid jobs reports

What solid jobs reports? We lost half a million full time jobs last month, with 800,000 part time jobs being created and 600,000 more “newly discouraged”

http://pjmedia.com/blog/your-monday-morning-doom-gloom/
and
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-07-03/june-full-time-jobs-plunge-over-half-million-part-time-jobs-surge-800k-most-1993

The Great Recession continues apace.

And we are letting in more low or now skilled people to compete with American citizens for jobs?

rbj on July 7, 2014 at 11:37 AM

So he is going to full fledged legal 5 milking people?? Defund his executive orders for heaven sake impeachment is good but defunding him will work to he can only move so much money around.

sorrowen on July 7, 2014 at 11:37 AM

That makes McCain and Graham all warm and fuzzy inside.

Wigglesworth on July 7, 2014 at 11:38 AM

Kinda solves the “is he incompetent or malevolent?” debate.

He’s both.

aquaviva on July 7, 2014 at 11:34 AM

If he weren’t such an incompetent his malevolence would have had us all in chains by now.

ConstantineXI on July 7, 2014 at 11:38 AM

The Constitutional Scholar in the White House…

d1carter on July 7, 2014 at 11:36 AM

Puke.

Key West Reader on July 7, 2014 at 11:38 AM

The Great Recession continues apace.

And we are letting in more low or now skilled people to compete with American citizens for jobs?

rbj on July 7, 2014 at 11:37 AM

The Great Depression would have been over before the end of FDR’s first term, but his socialist programs prolonged it.

Indeed, if Obama had done NOTHING but golf, vacay, and throw celebrity parties at the Spite House our economy would have recovered long ago.

ConstantineXI on July 7, 2014 at 11:40 AM

The Constitutional Scholar in the White House…

d1carter on July 7, 2014 at 11:36 AM

Obama knows less about the Constitution than I know about brain surgery.

And I know almost nothing about brain surgery beyond the obvious.

ConstantineXI on July 7, 2014 at 11:41 AM

So he is going to full fledged legal 5 milking people?? Defund his executive orders for heaven sake impeachment is good but defunding him will work to he can only move so much money around.

sorrowen on July 7, 2014 at 11:37 AM

Shut the government down. ALL THE WAY DOWN. Fund nothing.

And clap the Treasury Secretary in irons if even one dollar is spent by the executive branch while it’s shut down,
If the park service is going to set up Barry-Cades they are going to have to do it on their own dime.

ConstantineXI on July 7, 2014 at 11:43 AM

Somewhere in Cuba, Elian Gonzolez is having the the biggest WTF? moment in history.

trubble on July 7, 2014 at 11:43 AM

The Constitutional Scholar in the White House…

d1carter on July 7, 2014 at 11:36 AM

More like the Coyote in Chief.

TXUS on July 7, 2014 at 11:44 AM

He’s out of control, but no one will stand up to him, so it’s no surprise.

It’s funny that the first black President is doing more to hurt low income blacks than Bush ever did.

DisneyFan on July 7, 2014 at 11:45 AM

Has anyone considered that obama and the democrats don’t really want amnesty? Seems to me that the Chamber of Commerce and big businesses that are behind the “amnesty” push would gain nothing if those who crossed the border became legalized, as they would then have to be paid the same rates as the Americans.

If they get legalized, there’s no gain for the democrats, as they get illegals (as well as the dead, incarcerated, pets, etc.) here in our country to vote anyway.

“Dreamers” here or coming in would be too young to work the fields, but they provide a voting base for the next generation, an anchor for future “freedom-seekers” who cross, a new dependent for tax-payers, and the appearance of “caring” to the ill-informed.

All obama has to do is to let the world know that if you get here, we won’t kick you out–despite his and his VP’s empty threats to do so.

funkengruven on July 7, 2014 at 11:47 AM

Somewhere in Cuba, Elian Gonzolez is having the the biggest WTF? moment in history.

trubble on July 7, 2014 at 11:43 AM

Oh how the left ORGASMED the moment Janet Reno and Bill Clinton’s thugs held rifles at that little boy when they sent the 3AM Commandos in to kidnap him back to the Cuban worker’s paradise.

ConstantineXI on July 7, 2014 at 11:48 AM

Marines, do your duty. Arrest this man.

ConstantineXI on July 7, 2014 at 11:29 AM

+1

It’s time.

M240H on July 7, 2014 at 11:48 AM

What the right should do, if he acts before November, is run on impeachment.

BKeyser on July 7, 2014 at 11:50 AM

“Obama made it clear he would press his executive powers to the limit.”

Does he know he has a limit?

NoPain on July 7, 2014 at 11:51 AM

You know, my tech guy tell me the “smart” lawn mower is less then 5 years away….so all these guys will unemployed by technology and on government assistance for their rest of their lives. He told technology is already in the design stages and in some cases they have pro-types to work out the bugs.

It’s just crazy.

Oil Can on July 7, 2014 at 11:51 AM

It’s funny that the first black President is doing more to hurt low income blacks than Bush ever did.
 
DisneyFan on July 7, 2014 at 11:45 AM

 
Ah, but that depends on how you look at help/hurt. Look at it through Obama’s eyes.
 
Can you think of a better way to immediately increase the total amount of money distributed to blacks from “the rich” through existing programs?

rogerb on July 7, 2014 at 11:52 AM

He’s out of control, but no one will stand up to him, so it’s no surprise.

It’s funny that the first black President is doing more to hurt low income blacks than Bush ever did.

DisneyFan on July 7, 2014 at 11:45 AM

Future generations will not believe how quickly the nation was ruined. History will not be kind to this regime or to the population for not fighting back. Very sad.

VegasRick on July 7, 2014 at 11:53 AM

The pig doesn’t use his pen/phone to go after GWB.

This time “it’s NOT GWB’s fault”. obama’s “chimpey” signed the current non-deportation into law.

Hypocrites, suffocate in your own feces. I hope you get scabies ahead, though.

Schadenfreude on July 7, 2014 at 11:55 AM

Now he has declared war on the First Amendment, free speech. In a few days riot troops in full gear will be sent in to harass and harm American citizens that want the President to stop importing illegal aliens to this country. Maybe this is why he has been adding so many illegal aliens to our military—they will defend criminals from foreign countries instead of protecting American citizens. Who are these “riot squad” folks? Obviously mercenaries that could kill for anybody. That is what American has come to, a President that imports illegal aliens and then uses law enforcement and military against Americans.

Angry yet? Time to go to Murrieta and stand up for freedom? Will local police arrest the criminals sent by Obama? Is Barack the First trying to start a war—is that why so many law enforcement agencies look like armies instead of police officers? Baracks’ War on America is now at the weapons stage.

Schadenfreude on July 7, 2014 at 11:55 AM

The Rs are as complicit, if not more so.

If they were not they’d amend GWB’s idiocy of non-deportations of those not from Mexico.

Schadenfreude on July 7, 2014 at 11:56 AM

DisneyFan on July 7, 2014 at 11:45 AM

Future generations will not believe how quickly the nation was ruined. History will not be kind to this regime or to the population for not fighting back. Very sad.

VegasRick on July 7, 2014 at 11:53 AM

Really the only important remaining question is, who exactly will end up playing the role of “Marketing Department of the Sirius Cybernetics Corporation“…

oscarwilde on July 7, 2014 at 11:56 AM

Future generations will not believe how quickly the nation was ruined. History will not be kind to this regime or to the population for not fighting back. Very sad.

VegasRick on July 7, 2014 at 11:53 AM

Romans born in the 450′s didn’t think the Empire would be gone in their lifetimes either.

ConstantineXI on July 7, 2014 at 11:57 AM

Future generations will not believe how quickly the nation was ruined. History will not be kind to this regime or to the population for not fighting back. Very sad.

VegasRick on July 7, 2014 at 11:53 AM

Obama is black so he can break any law he wants. That is what it comes down to.

Hand wringing liberals and “conservatives” don’t want to seem “racist” for standing up for the Constitution or the rule of law.

tetriskid on July 7, 2014 at 11:58 AM

Take back the senate, then, with a majority in Congress- starve the beast.

Executive Orders are nothing but paper and words without the funds to carry them out.

As long as there is a Democrat Senate majority and Republicans who lack courage this will not change.

Marcus Traianus on July 7, 2014 at 11:58 AM

Obama is black so he can break any law he wants. That is what it comes down to.

Hand wringing liberals and “conservatives” don’t want to seem “racist” for standing up for the Constitution or the rule of law.

tetriskid on July 7, 2014 at 11:58 AM

These cowards will be even more reviled than Obama by history.

ConstantineXI on July 7, 2014 at 11:59 AM

Obama made it clear he would press his executive powers to the limit. He gave quiet credence to recommendations from La Raza

A former La Raza hag is now his main adviser on all illegal invasion matters.

Schadenfreude on July 7, 2014 at 11:59 AM

Take back the senate, then, with a majority in Congress- starve the beast.

Executive Orders are nothing but paper and words without the funds to carry them out.

As long as there is a Democrat Senate majority and Republicans who lack courage this will not change.

Marcus Traianus on July 7, 2014 at 11:58 AM

This would work except that half the Republicans in Congress are all in with Obama.

McCain and Graham will become bigger enemies than Reid if the GOP gets control.

ConstantineXI on July 7, 2014 at 12:00 PM

Take back the senate, then, with a majority in Congress- starve the beast.

Executive Orders are nothing but paper and words without the funds to carry them out.

As long as there is a Democrat Senate majority and Republicans who lack courage this will not change.

Marcus Traianus on July 7, 2014 at 11:58 AM

With all due respect, the time for fixing this via elections is over. They no longer work. What you’re describing is what needed to happen several elections again, and would’ve required a political party with the fortitude to actually *do* it. We didn’t have it then, we don’t have it now.

Time to physically pull these lawbreaking f*ckers out of their offices, kicking and screaming.

Midas on July 7, 2014 at 12:01 PM

He fails to understand separation of powers or, rather, doesn’t care about them. Congress doesn’t act because what he wants is not good for the nation in their eyes, and that is their purpose to not give away the country just because some low-life president wants to do that. His statement also reveals the liberal “I don’t believe in borders” nonsense has won in the executive branch.

rlwo2008 on July 7, 2014 at 12:02 PM

Future generations will not believe how quickly the nation was ruined. History will not be kind to this regime or to the population for not fighting back. Very sad.

VegasRick on July 7, 2014 at 11:53 AM

Why won’t they. Hitler destroyed Germany in about 10 years. And the winners will be writing the history book, so it will take years before there is good historical criticism written to reflect the truth. Future generation will be well aware of what happened, if it even matters by that point.

Walter L. Newton on July 7, 2014 at 12:02 PM

Obama is black so he can break any law he wants. That is what it comes down to.

Hand wringing liberals and “conservatives” don’t want to seem “racist” for standing up for the Constitution or the rule of law.

tetriskid on July 7, 2014 at 11:58 AM

Simplistic but true. Amazing that one person could orchestrate the destruction of a once proud nation so quickly. I blame the lsm as well.

VegasRick on July 7, 2014 at 12:03 PM

Never forget this. It’s all related.

obama and GWB are the biggest destroyers of the USA.

Schadenfreude on July 7, 2014 at 12:04 PM

Take back the senate, then, with a majority in Congress- starve the beast.

Executive Orders are nothing but paper and words without the funds to carry them out.

As long as there is a Democrat Senate majority and Republicans who lack courage this will not change.

Marcus Traianus on July 7, 2014 at 11:58 AM

And then what are we left with? A bunch of conservative politicians who are joined at the hip to the same special interests as the Democrats.

Dem, GOP… it doesn’t matter anymore. It’s just the different side of the same coin. The Political Class ™ coin.

Walter L. Newton on July 7, 2014 at 12:04 PM

Simplistic but true. Amazing that one person could orchestrate the destruction of a once proud nation so quickly. I blame the lsm as well.

VegasRick on July 7, 2014 at 12:03 PM

Hitler did it in a bit over 10 years. If he had the internet, it would have taken him about 8 years.

Walter L. Newton on July 7, 2014 at 12:05 PM

You’d be surprised how many Ds are also against the illegal invasions.

obama miscalculates. Nov. will shock him.

This is very real and they are most all jobless, but vote.

Not all are obama-azz-kissers.

Schadenfreude on July 7, 2014 at 12:06 PM

Time to physically pull these lawbreaking f*ckers out of their offices, kicking and screaming.

Midas on July 7, 2014 at 12:01 PM

Tar, feathers, and lampposts.

ConstantineXI on July 7, 2014 at 12:06 PM

Hitler destroyed Germany in about 10 years. And the winners will be writing the history book, so it will take years before there is good historical criticism written to reflect the truth. Future generation will be well aware of what happened, if it even matters by that point.

Walter L. Newton on July 7, 2014 at 12:02 PM

Hitler took over a destroyed Germany and built it up to one of the greatest powers of all time, then destroyed it with war as he overreached. The USA is a complete different story.

VegasRick on July 7, 2014 at 12:07 PM

Translation: There is no longer a southern border on the United States.

albill on July 7, 2014 at 12:08 PM

Hitler did it in a bit over 10 years. If he had the internet, it would have taken him about 8 years.

Walter L. Newton on July 7, 2014 at 12:05 PM

Except Hitler didn’t deliberately set out to destroy Germany.

ConstantineXI on July 7, 2014 at 12:08 PM

Marines, do your duty. Arrest this man.

ConstantineXI on July 7, 2014 at 11:29 AM

+1

It’s time.

M240H on July 7, 2014 at 11:48 AM

Seconded without hesitation. It’s long past due time.

Rix on July 7, 2014 at 12:08 PM

Translation: There is no longer a southern border on the United States.

albill on July 7, 2014 at 12:08 PM

Which is fine with the Democrats because they wish there weren’t any southern states.

ConstantineXI on July 7, 2014 at 12:09 PM

Obama is black so he can break any law he wants. That is what it comes down to.

tetriskid on July 7, 2014 at 11:58 AM

The guy who said “we should have picked our own damn cotton” deserves a monument.

Rix on July 7, 2014 at 12:10 PM

obama is not incompetent. His malevolence is destroying you, apace.

The bureaucratic apparatus of gov’t slows his Utopian aims down. It frustrates him to no end.

His fascism in a constitutional republic will be punished.

I’m schadenfreudig that the fools who brung him are punished too, the world over.

Schadenfreude on July 7, 2014 at 12:11 PM

Which is fine with the Democrats because they wish there weren’t any southern states.

ConstantineXI on July 7, 2014 at 12:09 PM

It’s totally fine with the R swine too. Otherwise you’d hear from them. They are mum on all things illegal invasions.

The day is coming for both sides, justifiably.

Schadenfreude on July 7, 2014 at 12:13 PM

His fascism in a constitutional republic will be punished.

Schadenfreude on July 7, 2014 at 12:11 PM

Like the hell it will. Good guys beat bad guys everywhere, you know, except evening news.

Rix on July 7, 2014 at 12:13 PM

Like the hell it will. Good guys beat bad guys everywhere, you know, except evening news.

Rix on July 7, 2014 at 12:13 PM

Meh, show me a fascist thug who ended up well.

Schadenfreude on July 7, 2014 at 12:14 PM

Except Hitler didn’t deliberately set out to destroy Germany.

ConstantineXI on July 7, 2014 at 12:08 PM

Exactly.

VegasRick on July 7, 2014 at 12:15 PM

Except Hitler didn’t deliberately set out to destroy Germany.

ConstantineXI on July 7, 2014 at 12:08 PM

Adolf loved his country.

Schadenfreude on July 7, 2014 at 12:15 PM

O/T Sharyl Attkisson says we must watch the other hand re F&F.
http://sharylattkisson.com/federal-hearing-on-doj-fast-and-furious-withheld-docs/

onlineanalyst on July 7, 2014 at 12:16 PM

Barack The First: Send Riot Squads to Stop Free Speech in Murrieta, California

This makes me grin.

Schadenfreude on July 7, 2014 at 12:17 PM

Sometimes, there is an inherent injustice in where you are born, Obama said.

Because every poor person on the planet has the inherent right to U.S. citizenship, right Barry?

Because the U.S. just sprang up magically, out of nothingness. Nobody worked or fought or sacrificed to make it what it became. It’s greatness was just a product of dumb luck.

So it’s only fair that every Kenyan, Indonesian, Honduran, Mexican, El Salvadoran, Guatemalan, etc., on the planet gets a piece of it.

Because the U.S. belongs to everybody, not to the descendants of those who built it.

AZCoyote on July 7, 2014 at 12:17 PM

Obama’s transformed Amerikkka….Loading up the future with illegals that owe democrats and expect strong-arm tactics of unconstitutional illegality to be the norm.

Because being a perpetual 2nd class serf in the US beats being a 3rd class garbage sifter in Latin America.

workingclass artist on July 7, 2014 at 12:18 PM

Meh, show me a fascist thug who ended up well.

Schadenfreude on July 7, 2014 at 12:14 PM

FDR.

Rix on July 7, 2014 at 12:18 PM

rbj on July 7, 2014 at 11:37 AM

LOL. I hit the same point in this post, when I wondered WTH wrote this.

Surprised it was AP. Maybe he’s having an off day today ;-)

lineholder on July 7, 2014 at 12:18 PM

FDR.

Rix on July 7, 2014 at 12:18 PM

Meh

Schadenfreude on July 7, 2014 at 12:20 PM

Make no mistake about it, law and in particular implementation of the law is as subjective as the people in charge of it. It is not what it says, but more about who and how they choose to interprete it or executed it, once in charge.

Which takes you to the felon known as The Attorney General of the U.S. Eric Holder, who will not apply the law equally or in the case of the subverter in chief, at all.

When the supreme court decides law on a 5-4 vote, with all desenting justices being unqualified liberals who will interpret the constitution through the eyes of a communist, it means that very easily that vote could and will start going their way as soon as they can pack the court with more liberal, brain dead sycophants.

DWoDiego on July 7, 2014 at 12:21 PM

For the record, the Garrett article is way too mild on obama and the lawbreakers of the USA.

Garrett is turning into a squish.

Schadenfreude on July 7, 2014 at 12:21 PM

Good post, AP. While I highly doubt Barry will try and ram through an executive fiat before the mid terms, this will make the cat and mouse game between the GOP and Barry very interesting, POST November.

If Boehner gets any inkling that Barry is going to ram through the amnesty fiat even during the lame duck, you can bet he will rush himself to ram something through the House. I was convinced that something wouldn’t happen until early 2015 at the earliest, but Barry’s arrogant “poise” here appears to be a bit of a game changer.

Either way, of course, the country is screwed. :(

cdog0613 on July 7, 2014 at 12:29 PM

Despite all the bellyaching that’ll occur if O does this, nothing effectual will be done to counter his exec orders. The dems are for it because of the votes down the road and many of repubs, particularly the ones who wield power, like the cheap labor. Besides, demographically it’s too late. My advice is to learn Spanish.

The Grinch on July 7, 2014 at 12:30 PM

Is he not going to get an enormous slap down from the courts depending on what he does? After all a measure of this size is bound not to be acceptable by the judiciary when they interpret the laws. Or am I being too optimistic about the judiciary?

ojfltx on July 7, 2014 at 12:32 PM

Is he not going to get an enormous slap down from the courts depending on what he does? After all a measure of this size is bound not to be acceptable by the judiciary when they interpret the laws. Or am I being too optimistic about the judiciary?

ojfltx on July 7, 2014 at 12:32 PM

Considering they already sided with him on the Arizona Immigration case, I wouldn’t get your hope up.

cdog0613 on July 7, 2014 at 12:36 PM

So, the sitting President of the United States has just declared that by his actions or intended actions, he is now, officially, a national security risk…

Skip2014 on July 7, 2014 at 12:40 PM

Barack The First: Send Riot Squads to Stop Free Speech in Murrieta, California

This makes me grin.

Schadenfreude on July 7, 2014 at 12:17 PM

This:

Maybe this is why he has been adding so many illegal aliens to our military—they will defend criminals from foreign countries instead of protecting American citizens. Who are these “riot squad” folks? Obviously mercenaries that could kill for anybody. That is what American has come to, a President that imports illegal aliens and then uses law enforcement and military against Americans.

Our president is no American. Obumbles will flood our Republic with those who have no roots here, nor loyalty to our Republic, nor close association with its citizens, drain our treasury to support them and use them against anyone who dares oppose his rule.

hawkeye54 on July 7, 2014 at 12:45 PM

Sometimes, there is an inherent injustice in where you are born, Obama said.

Yes, Americans have no right to control the country that generations of their ancestors built for them, right Barry?

America belongs to the world, not to Americans. Millions of Guatemalan and Honduran and Kenyan and Mexican peasants have just as much right to America as the people whose ancestors worked and fought and sacrificed and died to build this nation.

Because Americans “didn’t build that” — right Barry?

AZCoyote on July 7, 2014 at 12:46 PM

please stop referring to “President Christie”

Spyder23 on July 7, 2014 at 12:46 PM

So, the sitting President of the United States has just declared that by his actions or intended actions, he is now, officially, a national security risk…

Skip2014 on July 7, 2014 at 12:40 PM

It is only too obvious for those paying any attention.

hawkeye54 on July 7, 2014 at 12:49 PM

….. when they’re asked whether they’ll rescind Obama’s executive order …..

If a President can only be President for two elected terms, then why should ANY executive order be valid beyond said term of Presidency???

The FIRST order of business for a new President should be to rescind ALL previous executive orders. Period.

Carnac on July 7, 2014 at 12:50 PM

Sometimes, there is an inherent injustice in where you are born, and no president can solve that, Obama said.

…says the pResident who for 16 years (1991-2007) and through multiple revisions, let his own author bio claim that he was “born in Kenya”.

Then, in 2007, he had it changed it to “born in Hawaii”.

Obama himself is the original “birther”, and while I do not know the truth about when and where he was born, I do know that from 1991 to 2007, Obama himself wanted people to believe he was born in Kenya.

ITguy on July 7, 2014 at 12:52 PM

I recall when the last Weakling In Chief, Jimmy Carter, let Castro flood Miami with thousands of illegals from Cuba’s prisons.
The crime skyrocketed and laws were changed to allow concealed carry in just about every state as a result.

When we are old, do NOT read your grandchildrens history books from school as the rewriting of history will induce cerebral aneurism.

Tard on July 7, 2014 at 12:53 PM

America belongs to the world, not to Americans. Millions of Guatemalan and Honduran and Kenyan and Mexican peasants have just as much right to America as the people whose ancestors worked and fought and sacrificed and died to build this nation.

Quite right as the Left see it. We are undeserving of so much in the way of wealth and resources we’ve enjoyed as a nation. Therefore it is incumbent upon those on the Left, such as Obumbles, to see to it that our abundance is shared with those who’ve been exploited worldwide by the US for its benefit. Redistribution of our resources for social and economic justice. If Obumbles can’t completely redistribute all that we have outside the USA, he’ll bring the beneficiaries of his scheme here.

hawkeye54 on July 7, 2014 at 12:56 PM

I guess he does want war then…

sorrowen on July 7, 2014 at 1:28 PM

I guess he does want war then…

sorrowen on July 7, 2014 at 1:28 PM

So sue him.

hawkeye54 on July 7, 2014 at 1:39 PM

Btw, with Barry making this inevitable amnesty fiat push, Bohener absolutely has nothing to lose ramming through a border/security bill RIGHT NOW. Let Dingy Harry or Barry block it. Most of the public and most of what will constitute the electorate for the midterms are disgusted about what they are seeing happening on the southern border right now. Absolute no brainer.

cdog0613 on July 7, 2014 at 1:40 PM

IDB/TIPP Poll: “59% Blame Obama For Flood Of Child Border Crossings”

http://news.investors.com/ibd-editorials-polls/063014-706916-americans-blame-obama-on-immigration-irs-iraq-ibdtipp-poll.htm#ixzz36o0lYlFM

Ahem, Speaker Boehner!!

cdog0613 on July 7, 2014 at 1:43 PM

http://news.investors.com/ibd-editorials-polls/063014-706916-americans-blame-obama-on-immigration-irs-iraq-ibdtipp-poll.htm#ixzz36o0lYlFM

Ahem, Speaker Boehner!!

cdog0613 on July 7, 2014 at 1:43 PM

Don’t be botherin’ Weepy. He’s wrapped up in his lawsuit against Obumbles and is seeking council on whether he should add the border crisis to the same lawsuit, or pursue a separate one.

I’m telling ya’ ol’ Boehner really is serious about tying up Obumbles attorneys in court for several months to come.

/SNARK

hawkeye54 on July 7, 2014 at 1:50 PM

Btw, with Barry making this inevitable amnesty fiat push, Bohener absolutely has nothing to lose ramming through a border/security bill RIGHT NOW.

cdog0613

There is no need for a border security bill. The federal government is already authorized to secure the border.

And btw, passing a bill is exactly what Reid and company want to happen. If the House passes a bill, it will go to conference. Once it goes to conference, the bill will quickly become the House version of the Senate amnesty bill, and voila’, hello open borders and bye bye USA.

xblade on July 7, 2014 at 2:12 PM

Whatever King Barack does, you can bet your last dollar it will be BAD for the country.

GarandFan on July 7, 2014 at 2:17 PM

I’m sick of this “Obama enacted” language. He can’t “enact” anything. And Allah knows it. At least say, “Obama decreed” or “Obama promulgated.” Let’s maintain the distinction that Obama is acting unlawfully in these matters.

As for Paul, Christie and Rubio, their response should be: “What he did is unlawful and we’re gonna sue his @$$.”

Esaus Message on July 7, 2014 at 2:18 PM

…meanwhile…the media orgasms!

JugEarsButtHurt on July 7, 2014 at 2:19 PM

Whatever King Barack does, you can bet your last dollar it will be BAD for the country.

GarandFan on July 7, 2014 at 2:17 PM

Well, that is what is King Barack is where he is. What he does is SUPPOSED to be bad for the country, in our way of thinking. Contrary to what we think, in his mind and those of his cabal its all good.

hawkeye54 on July 7, 2014 at 2:58 PM

“After Obama spoke, the vibe was, ‘Wow. This is a very clear, very serious pivot.’”

Schadenfreude

Bmore on July 7, 2014 at 3:31 PM

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