Obama: This congressional deadlock on immigration means “I’m going to have to act alone”

posted at 5:21 pm on August 1, 2014 by Allahpundit

Via the Corner. At first blush it seems like all he’s saying is that he’ll need to find some money somewhere to process illegal immigrant children now that Congress has failed to agree on a new appropriation. Not so. He’s saying more than that. I can’t find the link now but the NYT had a story a few weeks ago about White House strategy sessions on Obama’s looming amnesty for adult illegals. How, they wondered, could they get the public to accept unilaterally legalizing five million people at a moment when Americans are nervous about the border crisis and want to reduce the incentives for illegals to come here, not add more? Solution: Argue that the border crisis is kinda sorta forcing Obama to legalize America’s adult illegals. The federal government’s enforcement resources are scarce and are desperately needed at the border right now to stem the flow of Central American kids, so let’s leave the people alone who’ve already evaded deportation for five or 10 years and focus all of our attention on the Rio Grande. (Footnote: Obama’s party is also opposed to stemming the flow of kids. Only people who hate children support that.) What he’s doing here, in other words, is laying the rhetorical groundwork for his forthcoming amnesty. When it happens, he’ll point back to this and say “if only Congress had given me the money I asked for, maybe I wouldn’t have had to pull ICE workers off of their cases and reassign them to the border,” never mind that he’s already threatened to veto the House GOP’s bill giving him half a billion dollars more in enforcement. He never wanted Republicans to pass anything, and why should he? He’s established the sinister principle that when a gridlocked Congress can’t agree, the president can do what he wants. That means House Republicans can either do what Senate Democrats say or Obama will do it himself by executive order. He has all the leverage, and the more gridlock there is, the more emphatic his nonsense about being forced to act alone becomes.

But there’s a silver lining here. Yuval Levin:

Let’s imagine that a Republican wins the presidency in 2016, and that Republicans have a majority in the House while Democrats have a majority in the Senate. And let’s say the president and House Republicans try to lower everyone’s personal income-tax rates by 10 percent. The House manages to pass a bill to enact such an across-the-board cut, but Senate Democrats kill it. And let’s imagine that the president then proceeds to announce that, given how helpful he believes his preferred course of action would be to the economy, he will just implement the rate cut himself: His administration will not enforce any legal penalties against people in the 35 percent bracket who only pay a 25 percent tax on their incomes, people in the 25 percent bracket who only pay 15 percent, and so on.

Given some of the ways President Obama has been enforcing Obamacare (his suspension of the employer mandate, for instance), and given what he has already done and reportedly plans to do in immigration enforcement, what would the Democrats’ arguments against such a move by a Republican president consist of?

That’s where we are right now. There’s no legal argument for why Obama can declare a mass moratorium on deportations but President Rand Paul can’t refuse to enforce certain tax rates. The argument for doing one but not the other is political — the public is ambivalent about immigration reform in all its complexities but they’re ferociously opinionated about tax hikes and tax cuts. The only restraint on President Paul would be whether he thinks his job approval rating could sustain the hit. But Obama has established the policy precedent. Two can play at this game, and will.


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For the obtuse around here: the congress is comprised of the House and the Senate.

In the first two years obama had both, Pelosi/Reid, and did nothing on immigration reform…because he didn’t want to.

Ned the Obtuse ignores this.

Now obama still has Harry, yes the deranged Boxer.

Go eat more shit, Ned. I hope you suffocate from it. You stink through the net.

Schadenfreude on August 1, 2014 at 6:46 PM

Ned the Pooper.

APACHEWHOKNOWS on August 1, 2014 at 6:47 PM

Ned the powerful pooper eater.

APACHEWHOKNOWS on August 1, 2014 at 6:48 PM

Soon a Nanch Pelosi doll to scare kids at fun houses on the carnival mid ways.

APACHEWHOKNOWS on August 1, 2014 at 6:50 PM

C-span still playing that replay. The 15 minute vote on the rules has been done 20 minutes ago!!

I have it on mute, but I don’t want that face burning into my tv screen!!

bluefox on August 1, 2014 at 6:50 PM

Gift for Ned

Schadenfreude on August 1, 2014 at 6:52 PM

Ned’s hero, heroine, rather

Schadenfreude on August 1, 2014 at 6:52 PM

A AM HATE YOU MUST LOVE ME AND OBEY MY WILL WITHOUT QUESTION

KING OBAMA

APACHEWHOKNOWS on August 1, 2014 at 6:55 PM

And the “true conservatives” snatch defeat from the jaws of victory. Rather than allowing a bill to pass, Reid block it, and HE takes the blame for it, no, Cruz and a bunch of idiots on the far right have to go and make it the fault of Republicans.

Freaking absolute idiots. Cruz doesn’t have a strategic bone in his head (lots of other ones in there, though).

crosspatch on August 1, 2014 at 5:29 PM

You got it all wrong……

The conservatives won’t get on board to pass a bill – just to pass a bill….the language and the content have to be what we want it to be. You cannot leave it to the Senate because they will take something the house has passed and re-write and strip out the parts they don’t want. The democrats can blame all they want. The house has passed a bunch of bills that Harry Reid has killed. Why send another moderate pork bill that will be killed as well? Really the ball is in Obama’s court. He won’t do anything until after Nov. Once the mid terms are over then we will have a new ball court to play in…..Bottom line, it won’t matter much because even if a Republican House & Senate pass something – Obama won’t sign it.

The democrats are the one’s in a bind here. Don’t believe what the MSM tells you. Pelosi has already come out and told the MSM they will have to carry more water for the democrats. It will break their backs.

redguy on August 1, 2014 at 6:55 PM

If I were Obama and I had been given a get out of jail card (no impeachment, LOUDLY proclaimed by Boehner and every other GOPe azzhat) I would use my pen to implement every Socialist/Marxist plan I could possibly dream of. He is an idiot if he lets this opportunity slip through his bony azz. You think his party is going to stop him? His supporters and the low info. voters will love it, especially if he increases the flow of milk from the gubmint teat.

they lie on August 1, 2014 at 5:58 PM

THIS IS EXACTLY WHY THE WHITE HOUSE TROLLED HOUSE REPUBLICANS AND BOEHNER TOOK THE BAIT, HOOK, LINE, AND STINKER.

Obama can now do whatever the #$%! he wants without much worry of impeachment.

UnstChem on August 1, 2014 at 6:55 PM

LOL,

Ned Peckerhead on August 1, 2014 at 5:35 PM

You ain’t very bright.

cozmo on August 1, 2014 at 5:39 PM

It’s not his fault, he admitted a couple weeks ago that he is the anchor baby of a family of illegal alien Irish, so we concluded they are Travelers. Their kids have to change schools every couple of weeks if they go at all.

slickwillie2001 on August 1, 2014 at 6:57 PM

Let’s just sent Obama on another vacation .. . somewhere FAR, FAR away. Please.

francesca on August 1, 2014 at 6:57 PM

He is a wannabe king I can tell you southerners aren’t to fond of him. Texans I doubt are fond of him now due to his executive overreach/incompetentcy

sorrowen on August 1, 2014 at 6:58 PM

How about we get the new guys of NewMax TV to send out a C-Span deal but edit out all the lies.

Tape it cull the lies, then play only things real and the truth.

That should only take 15 or 20 min. a day for both the House and Senate…….

APACHEWHOKNOWS on August 1, 2014 at 7:00 PM

Texans I doubt are fond of him now due to his executive overreach/incompetentcy

sorrowen on August 1, 2014 at 6:58 PM

He sicked the EPA on Texas early in his first term. He thumbed his nose at the Johnson Space Center by not sending a retired shuttle to the home of the US space program.

Texas disliked 0bama long before he screwed Texas with the illegal immigrants.

cozmo on August 1, 2014 at 7:03 PM

The first GOP hopeful to go on record promising to void every executive action Obama has enacted Will be the front-runner.

Think of it as the Wal-Mart strategy: Rollback to prosperity and freedom.

can_con on August 1, 2014 at 7:04 PM

Obama’s song.

“I load 16 tons of lies every day”
“I sold my soul to the devil commie way”
“Tell St. Peter at the golden gate, not to wait, ITS MY DAM GATE NOW”

APACHEWHOKNOWS on August 1, 2014 at 7:05 PM

Stuff like the Obama song above is what Gen. Lewis M. Walt found my unit and guys so much fun, he would have all of us guys up on “Captians Mast” talk tough, fine us $50.00, and tell our Col. to send them out fast cause he need peole like that in Gen. Gaips face blowing up his supply lines.

“Whore Who Used Men Cheap” did not care for U.S. or our unit that much either.

APACHEWHOKNOWS on August 1, 2014 at 7:11 PM

Usted ve mis nuevos compadres que se utilizan para esta cosa dictador de sus naciones reales. Pero apenas estamos acostumbrando a que es al aire libre.

Estamos tratando de hacer frente a alguien en la oficina oval que realmente quiere ser un dictador. Y con el fin poder ejecutivo recae en la Presidencia hemos serio ya tenemos uno. Cuando usted tiene una gop comedido que sólo le gusta quejarse y no hacer nada más en el Congreso y tener un Chávez wannabe esto es lo que hay.

Así que nos perdone conservadores gobierno limitado al tratar de hacer frente a la DOTUS.

Gracias.

You see my new compadres you are used to this dictator thing from your real nations. But we are just now getting used to it being in the open.

We are trying to cope with someone in the Oval office that really really wants to be a dictator. And with Executive order power vested in the Presidency we seriously already have one. When you have a mealy-mouthed gop that just likes to whine and do nothing else in Congress and you have a Chavez wannabe this is what you get.

So pardon we Limited government Conservatives as we try to cope with the DOTUS.

Thank you.

PappyD61 on August 1, 2014 at 7:13 PM

viva nuestro querido dictador.

A todos nos gusta Obama y toda su clase dirigente progresista como Lois Guterrez de Chiwago y que Pelosi botox chica de San Frantokyo e incluso que lloriquear chico Boehner que le gusta a sollozar.

Viva los estados español del norte de México (antes conocido por ese nombre Europea América).

viva our beloved dictator.

We all love Obama and all his Progressive ruling class like Lois Guterrez from Chiwago and that Pelosi botox gal from San Frantokyo and even that whining Boehner guy that likes to sob.

Viva the Spanish states of North Mexico (formerly known by that European name America).

PappyD61 on August 1, 2014 at 7:14 PM

Nita Lowey reading her complaints. I wonder, do each of these Dems have their own private speech writer? I know they are not that smart to memorize their rantings.

bluefox on August 1, 2014 at 7:18 PM

“Two can play at this game, and will.”

Seriously? There hasn’t been a Republican who has the balls to play at this game since Reagan left office. And that is just too bad.

tenore on August 1, 2014 at 7:22 PM

The problem is I anticipate a Republican president would be an ETHICAL, MORAL man who would insist on obey the Constitution. so folks we are well and truly screwed.

clippermiami on August 1, 2014 at 7:27 PM

It’s time to be blunt.

Obama is not acting “unilaterally.” That term assumes that he has the power to decree law and is simply acting on his own.

The proper term for an executive who ignores the laws of Congress and decrees his own law is a dictator.

This is not hyperbole or a cheap attack, it is a repeatedly demonstrated fact.

Bart DePalma on August 1, 2014 at 7:28 PM

Obama and the (D) party seem to think that they have a perpetual lock on executive power.

southsideironworks on August 1, 2014 at 7:33 PM

Obama doesn’t have the money to do what he wants to do on his own.

Fleuries on August 1, 2014 at 7:43 PM

Obama and the (D) party seem to think that they have a perpetual lock on executive power.
southsideironworks on August 1, 2014 at 7:33 PM
That would be delusional but Obama is delusional so yeah they would think that true. 68% don’t approve of his handling now some type of executive amnesty would piss people off more. He is going to torch his own party with this it will be lethal friendly fire.

sorrowen on August 1, 2014 at 7:45 PM

Obama and the (D) party seem to think that they have a perpetual lock on executive power.

southsideironworks on August 1, 2014 at 7:33 PM

What’s to stop him? Congress can defund him but that won’t prevent him from declaring amnesty for millions. The courts? The suit was about the Obamacare mandate. The groundwork has to be laid for impeachment even without the votes thus far. We need the Senate badly in 2014 to even have a prayer of removing him from office. What if he declares he’s going to suspend the 2016 Presidential election and he’s President for another 4 years? What’s to stop him…or the next President for that matter? The goal should be to remove him from office with a clear message to the next guy that he’s next if he betrays our laws and the Constitution.

gracie on August 1, 2014 at 8:06 PM

gracie on August 1, 2014 at 8:06 PM I vote public humiliation and exile.

sorrowen on August 1, 2014 at 8:42 PM

Too (Half Black) to Fail- or be denied.

FlaMurph on August 1, 2014 at 10:32 PM

This Ned guy and others of his ILK are probably celebrating the dictatorship that we have obtained by Obama ruling this way. Next move is that Obama will want total control of the media so he does not have to read or see anything negative to him.

garydt on August 1, 2014 at 10:55 PM

I still believe we should pull the accreditation of Harvard Law School. This guy was President of the Harvard Law Review, you’d think he was the best of the best in his class. If this is the best Harvard can do, turning out a guy who has no clue of the who, why, what, and where of the Constitution, they should not be foisting lawyers on the country.

bflat879 on August 2, 2014 at 9:11 AM

Obama is such an a-hole. We live in a Constitutional/Representative Republic you jacka**, you don’t get to “go it alone”.

SauerKraut537 on August 2, 2014 at 9:15 AM

“Two can play at this game, and will.”

Seriously? There hasn’t been a Republican who has the balls to play at this game since Reagan left office. And that is just too bad. tenore on August 1, 2014 at 7:22 PM

Stop. We don’t want dictators with balls, we need statesmen who obey the law and fear the people.

Akzed on August 2, 2014 at 9:36 AM

How about if President Cruz says that because the Dem Senate won’t pass the GOP House bill to criminalize socialism, he’s forced to do it on his own.

BobMbx on August 2, 2014 at 9:37 AM

But there’s a silver lining here.

Having a republican president act in a lawless extra extraconstitutional manner because his democrat predecessor did it before is not a silver lining. It is not a good thing at all. It is a demonstration that the republic has crumbled and that congress is now only a rubber stamp figurehead to an autocratic president.

paulsur on August 2, 2014 at 9:40 AM

can we at least get rid the other 535 or so members of congress and all of their aides so we can at least save some money. What was the last piece of legislation passed through congress in a normal way?

phatfawzi on August 2, 2014 at 9:45 AM

And whats with these stupid video ads that just play by themselves on hotair. uggg annoying.

phatfawzi on August 2, 2014 at 9:49 AM

There will never be another Republican president, so who cares? Party on, Barry.

Kenosha Kid on August 2, 2014 at 9:55 AM

THE CHILDREN

Kenosha Kid on August 2, 2014 at 9:58 AM

Stop the cycle of do-nothing.

Kenosha Kid on August 2, 2014 at 10:00 AM

Let’s just sent Obama on another vacation .. . somewhere FAR, FAR away. Please.

francesca on August 1, 2014 at 6:57 PM

I don’t want him.

faraway on August 2, 2014 at 10:13 AM

Just one short year ago:

Boehner in July 2013: “This is about basic fairness. These children were brought here by no accord of their own” http://t.co/
— @sahilkapur

House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) on Wednesday backed the principles of the DREAM Act, which provides a path to citizenship to those who were brought to the United States illegally as children.

“This is about basic fairness,” he told reporters. “These children were brought here by no accord of their own, and frankly they’re in a very difficult position. And I think many of our members believe that this issue needs to be address.”

“It’s an issue of decency, of compassion,” said House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA). “Where else would these kids go?”

House Republicans are considering legislation that reflects the ideas of the DREAM Act as part of other piecemeal immigration reform measures.

Ned Pepper on August 2, 2014 at 10:40 AM

Obama readies executive action on immigration

But supporters of executive action said the president has little to lose by embracing a broad legalization program that could become a signature achievement in a second term defined by legislative gridlock on Capitol Hill.
Though politically charged, such a move would allow Obama to present a sharp contrast with Republicans — who have remained staunchly opposed to loosening immigration enforcement — and cement Hispanic support for the Democratic Party for years to come, supporters said.

“The president is going to get the same amount of grief from the right no matter what he does, whether it’s small or whether it’s bold,” said Richard L. Trumka, president of the AFL-CIO, which has been aligned with immigration advocates. “The difference is, if it’s small, it’s not going to energize his base. If it’s bold, it will.”

http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/obama-readies-executive-action-to-legalize-millions-of-undocumented-immigrants/2014/08/01/222ae2e8-18f8-11e4-85b6-c1451e622637_story.html

Please go ahead,Mr. President and finish off this miserable GOPe Party once and for all.

Barack Obama – The GOP Slayer

Ned Pepper on August 2, 2014 at 10:43 AM

Ned Pepper on August 2, 2014 at 10:40 AM

That’s funny. Not long ago Obama said he had no legal authority with reference to illegals.

Now he says he’s omnipotent and can do whatever he wants.

darwin on August 2, 2014 at 10:46 AM

3. Southerners are proud hunters. We own a lot of guns and wholeheartedly believe in our right to bear arms. We don’t expect non-southerners to embrace hunting or fishing for that matter, but if you don’t know how to hunt or fish to feed your family, we don’t consider you a real man.

http://thenew1037.cbslocal.com/2014/08/01/top-10-unspoken-rules-of-living-in-the-south/

davidk on August 2, 2014 at 10:52 AM

Barack Obama – The GOP Slayer The Middle Class Slayer and Slave Labor Importer

Ned Pepper on August 2, 2014 at 10:43 AM

FIFY

All Hail the Emperor!

darwin on August 2, 2014 at 10:58 AM

I think your analogy is wrong. We need to look at how the Democrats see amnesty. They see it not as a solvable problem, but a wedge issue for every election. Given the majorities they held in 2009 and 2010, they could have easily addressed this issue.
Another point that has to be addressed is that Obama wants to unilaterally grant amnesty. I could see collusion between him and Reid. Reid will put together whatever Obama wants him to do, have it fail in the Senate (on a bipartisan basis, but able to blast the GOP only), force the GOP House to pass a bill and then deride it for not meeting Obama’s diktat. Of course, then he will have every reason to “go it alone”.
The Democrats have proven themselves to be liars and his needs to be said every time a Republican gets in front of the media. They can cite Barney Frank, to provide political cover.

djaymick on August 2, 2014 at 11:43 AM

…In the first two years obama had both, Pelosi/Reid, and did nothing on immigration reform…because he didn’t want to.

Schadenfreude on August 1, 2014 at 6:46 PM

Obama and Dems could have passed, without a single Rep. vote, Cap and Trade, ObamaCare (without the chicanery they had to resort to after Ted Kennedy died), Amnesty (for EVERYONE), etc., etc.

Instead, THEY DID NOTHING. NOTHING! (Thank goodness!!)

Why the press doesn’t point that out is amazing! SOP.

fred5678 on August 2, 2014 at 12:05 PM

So trolls who *only* troll… isn’t that against terms of use?

Midas on August 2, 2014 at 12:07 PM

Actually, what it means, Mr. President, is you are going to have to enforce the current laws on the books – per your oath of office.

However, we all know that you would never consider doing such a thing.

jaydee_007 on August 2, 2014 at 12:32 PM

fred5678 on August 2, 2014 at 12:05 PM

Well Said!

jaydee_007 on August 2, 2014 at 12:33 PM

According to Deadbeat Slacker (a.k.a. Ned Pepper and Ded Pecker et al.), because the KKK hates non-whites and is calling to kill all Central American immigrants crossing the border, my calls for a sane immigration policy are bigoted. Nice logic fail, liberal America!

brentspolemics on August 2, 2014 at 12:41 PM

If there were a hung jury could Obama step in and issue a judgement?

Since he has legislative powers I assume he has judicial powers too, as a proper king should.

Since there’s no constitutional basis for these powers he claims, could someone else arbitrarily claim them? Let’s say, me? I have some ideas I’d like to implement too.

Psycroptic on August 2, 2014 at 12:52 PM

“It’s an issue of decency, of compassion,” said House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA). “Where else would these kids go?”

Ned Pepper on August 2, 2014 at 10:40 AM

What’s Eric doin’ for a livin’ these days?

antipc on August 2, 2014 at 12:56 PM

Obama’s answer: Dude, we got a bipartisan bill through the Senate. (Remember, Marco Rubio was the lead GOP sponsor of that bill.) Yet the House Republicans refused to pass the bill, which means Republicans disagree with Republicans and can’t get their own act together. So what the eff do you think?

Ned Pepper on August 1, 2014 at 5:28 PM

If I am not mistaken, US Senators represent their “state” interests, while US Representatives would represent “their district” or “their people’s” wishes.

The two bodies have different masters. That’s what I EFFIN THINK!
This looks as if the “PEOPLE’S” wishes are being ADVANCED!

HENCE the difference of opinions.

I don’t think dumbshit can figure that one out…

-west

mr_west on August 2, 2014 at 1:02 PM

fred5678 on August 2, 2014 at 12:05 PM

Well Said!

jaydee_007 on August 2, 2014 at 12:33 PM

(Takes slight bow…)

BTW – I have been a BIG TIME (credit Cheney) fan of Sen. Sessions since the battles in 2006. It was he and his staff that combed through the devious details of the thrice-failed McCain-Kennedy Comprehensive Amnesty bill and loudly publicized them.

i.e., the Z visa (amnesty) provision in 2006 had a generous 90 calendar day waiting period, during which the FBI and DHHS had to complete background and health checks; on day 91, automatic visa if checks were not complete!! The 2007 version changed 90 calendar days to A SINGLE BUSINESS DAY!!!

Even though I am not his constituent, I have asked to be invited to an August public function so I can thank him and shake his hand.

For more of Jeff:

https://www.youtube.com/user/SenatorSessions

fred5678 on August 2, 2014 at 1:20 PM

America is for Americans.

Apparently neither party has that through their thick skulls.

You come here, you go back. You’ve wasted your time even trying.

Any other approach is a step taken to render our borders meaningless and destroy America for Americans.

oakland on August 2, 2014 at 2:47 PM

Having a republican president act in a lawless extra extraconstitutional manner because his democrat predecessor did it before is not a silver lining. It is not a good thing at all. It is a demonstration that the republic has crumbled and that congress is now only a rubber stamp figurehead to an autocratic president.

paulsur on August 2, 2014 at 9:40 AM

Thank you. It will be terrible for the country if that happens.

Missy on August 2, 2014 at 3:35 PM

America is just a convenient home for Business.

They own the politicians, they own the banks, and if you have any debt they own you. This is why Amnesty is really just a low skilled worker grab because what Welfare minority groups are too busy destroying their lives to get out and work?

And as for the Progressives that rule the Beltway they would argue that if you use public roads and bridges or infrastructure that your small business….you didn’t build it (and in effect they can come get it because it’s theirs).

Progressive hate Private property rights. If they had their way you would have to lease your burial spot or they would dig up your corpse and return it to your family (that would then have to pay a disposal fee).

Hells bells they’d tax you into the next life if they could. I guess that burial spot lease fee would be the best they could do.

They are evil suckers.

PappyD61 on August 2, 2014 at 4:47 PM

Act Alone ?

To STOP the illegals ? You’re going to act alone to stop the mass invasion ?

Cool……do it.

Otherwise, not enforcing the laws will result in Americans kicking your can down the road…….into SCOTUS, into Court, or into impeachment.

And failing in that…..Americans are going to take away the Senate and kick your can with lawful legislation for the next 2 years.

JayTee on August 2, 2014 at 6:17 PM

It is not his job to “help people”, his job is to execute existing laws. Way over reach in the Oval Office and Congress and the courts are finally calling him out. His time will come soon.

Amazingoly on August 2, 2014 at 7:40 PM

Obama: This congressional deadlock on immigration means “I’m going to have to act alone”

Hey, we can’t let some tiny, insignificant piece of paper (US Constitution)stand in the way of progress (more democratic votes), can we? Besides I can do whatever I please,whenever I please and anyone who tries to stop me will have careers, reputations and liberties stripped away faster than I can slice a golf ball into a lake. Now aren’t you all glad you aren’t racists?

MaiDee on August 2, 2014 at 7:57 PM

The Republicans are afraid of their own shadow. Hey boys, Putin has Obama figured out, why haven’t you? Iran has Obama figured out, why haven’t you? Even the Hondurans have Obama figured out. Everyone has Obama figured out and everyone is taking advantage and playing him for the weak sister he is. Except the Republicans.

steveracer on August 2, 2014 at 8:52 PM

The Republicans are afraid of their own shadow. Hey boys, Putin has Obama figured out, why haven’t you? Iran has Obama figured out, why haven’t you? Even the Hondurans have Obama figured out. Everyone has Obama figured out and everyone is taking advantage and playing him for the weak sister he is. Except the Republicans.
steveracer on August 2, 2014 at 8:52 PM
Indeed they should be using his narcissism and stupidity to their advantage.

sorrowen on August 2, 2014 at 10:44 PM

It’s gonna be hard to unilaterally fund whatever it is he wants to do…

stacman on August 3, 2014 at 12:28 AM

“Two can play at this game, and will.”

Seriously? There hasn’t been a Republican who has the balls to play at this game since Reagan left office. And that is just too bad.

tenore on August 1, 2014 at 7:22 PM

Exactly. The left knows it can break the rules at will with impunity, because the right almost never turns it against them, preferring instead to pontificate about ‘the high road’.

Sadly, the high road dead ends at Alinsky.

petefrt on August 3, 2014 at 7:08 AM

Obamicus Rex gives forth with another proclamation.

The State, c’est moi!

profitsbeard on August 3, 2014 at 1:40 PM

No one ever brings up the other side of the story. What is happening to the people who have been waiting in line & payed thousands of dollars to qualify?

RdLake on August 3, 2014 at 2:11 PM

the public is ambivalent about immigration reform in all its complexities

You LIE!

Even the Dimmicrats are getting nervous about the issue they thought was a lock.

PolAgnostic on August 1, 2014 at 5:29 PM

They’re probably mad at Obummer for not getting millions more Hispanic, Democrat voters into the country.

Dr. ZhivBlago on August 3, 2014 at 2:49 PM

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