Newt Gingrich: Obama’s upcoming executive order on amnesty will start a civil war in his own party

posted at 8:41 pm on August 5, 2014 by Allahpundit

Via RCP, I want to believe it, I almost believe it — but I don’t really believe it. All the makings of a Democratic clusterfark are there. If O legalizes five million workers, plenty of blue-collar Democrats are bound to put two and two together and wonder what that means for their wages. And plenty of Democratic Senate incumbents in red states, like, oh, let’s say Mark Pryor, are going to panic, knowing what could happen if the backlash among conservatives is as ferocious as everyone expects. In fact, as Newt alludes to, both Pryor and North Carolina’s Kay Hagan have already come out against executive amnesty and Mary Landrieu and Mark Begich don’t seem so hot about the idea either. There’s certainly a chance that O will open the floodgates on amnesty and the Hagans and Begiches will end up drowning in November. A decent GOP election night of say, six pick-ups in the Senate might balloon to eight or nine.

But I think Democrats are willing to make that trade, even if the Hagans and Begiches aren’t. Obama, Reid, and Pelosi played the long game once before when they were staring down the barrel of a tough midterm, remember. They passed ObamaCare in 2010 despite poll after poll showing public anxiety about the law and they got swamped that November because of it. But even so, and for all their whining about gridlock and GOP obstructionism, I think they’d do it again. They lost the House but gained universal health care; I suspect they’re willing to lose the Senate next year in the name of cementing Latino voters’ loyalty to the Democratic Party in 2016 and beyond. I won’t believe there’s any grassroots blue-collar Democratic backlash brewing either until I see it with my own eyes. The party’s stuck with Obama through everything so far — a perpetually disappointing economic recovery, the Healthcare.gov disaster, and one unsolvable foreign-policy crisis after another. There’s a reason his job approval tends to go no lower than 42 percent or so, the occasional one-day or one-week dip below that number notwithstanding. The entire Democratic leadership in Congress will back him to the hilt on executive amnesty, a few scattered objections from Landrieu and Pryor et al. aside. And of course there’ll be accusations of racism and phony worries about impeachment articulated as necessary, just to remind easily-led liberals in the base that the GOP is evil and opposing Obama’s policies makes you an accomplice to that evil. Democratic voters will fall in line. There’s not going to be a civil war, although there might be a midterm rout. Good enough?


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Frankly I’d like to see BOTH parties come to a bad end.

Aitch748 on August 5, 2014 at 8:45 PM

You will see a real live unicorn before you see a Democrat civil war.

Mark1971 on August 5, 2014 at 8:46 PM

While I don’t think this is true, it is nice to hear that argument made about the other party. Those folks are always on message. I guess it is because everything they believe is evil so there is need to worry about degrees.

Cindy Munford on August 5, 2014 at 8:46 PM

BUCK FARACK

Nutstuyu on August 5, 2014 at 8:46 PM

They passed ObamaCare in 2010 despite poll after poll showing public anxiety about the law and they got swamped that November because of it. But even so, and for all their whining about gridlock and GOP obstructionism, I think they’d do it again. They lost the House but gained universal health care; I suspect they’re willing to lose the Senate next year in the name of cementing Latino voters’ loyalty to the Democratic Party in 2016 and beyond.

There are many on the Left who will put their careers on the line to accomplish evil.

God give us statesmen who will put their careers on the line to do good.

itsnotaboutme on August 5, 2014 at 8:48 PM

AP he has pretty much thrown them under the bus and Dem’s are cannibalistic lol. Which rat jumps first??

sorrowen on August 5, 2014 at 8:50 PM

Democrat voters are primarily rent seekers. They’ll roll over and accept anything as long as they get theirs.

lorien1973 on August 5, 2014 at 8:51 PM

When blacks in Chicago start complaining about being thrown under the bus, the Choom Gang better tread carefully.

Same for Mexicans.

Those people aren’t that stupid and they’re starting to figure out 30 million slaves make them expendable.

Unless those polls Allah worships that have Choomie under 40 are suddenly wrong.

PS 100 years ago tonight, no one would have thought monarchy was on its way out, either.

formwiz on August 5, 2014 at 8:52 PM

Obama will do that amnesty thing the week AFTER midterms and everyone knows it.
Everyone with the scarlet letter D will deny, deny, deny with MSM being credited with the assist.
Duh.

Tard on August 5, 2014 at 8:52 PM

Never.Gonna.Happen.

The Dem’s are like the mafia: you either fall in line behind the current godfather, or else …

ShainS on August 5, 2014 at 8:53 PM

There won’t be any fuss at all. Democrats only get angry at the other side. Doesn’t matter if it’s the same thing their own side was doing.

MrX on August 5, 2014 at 8:53 PM

He will advocate a big bite but come through with something less.

Then blame republicans for it being too much and too little.

Like he always has, he is counting on the stupidity of democrat voters.

cozmo on August 5, 2014 at 8:53 PM

It’s too late for Hagan, but maybe Landrieu can re-campaign on a sanctuary state – safe FROM illegals.

bettycooper on August 5, 2014 at 8:54 PM

Via RCP, I want to believe it, I almost believe it — but I don’t really believe it. All the makings of a Democratic clusterfark are there. If O legalizes five million workers
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canopfor on August 5, 2014 at 8:55 PM

There’s not going to be a civil war, although there might be a midterm rout. Good enough?


You’ve never even LOOKED at the demographics I gather, AP.

The “Latino” vote does NOT provide an electoral lock of any size or reliability if to get it you give up:

1) A significant (30%+) percentage of the African-American vote

2) The VAST BULK of Americans working for less than $ 20/hour (who are an ever growing part of the working population under Obama)

3) The “entitlement whites” who LIVE off the public trough and make up the biggest single group receiving entitlements.

4) The rest of the Caucasian vote who view themselves as THE target of the Democratic party.

If you were 1/10th as politically savvy as the “past his sell by date” has-been Newt Gingrich still is, you’d be the MAYOR of New York City.

Riddle me this one, AP: WHY didn’t the Democrats make all these “Latino vote getting moves” when they had a LOCK on the Capitol AND the White House?

Or do you REALLY believe the utter nonsense the Dimmicrats peddle?

PolAgnostic on August 5, 2014 at 9:00 PM

Obama’s upcoming executive order on amnesty will start a civil war in his own party

It’s a narrative. It should be pushed. Conservative media has enough influence to get it out there, and it could start something.

Priscilla on August 5, 2014 at 9:01 PM

There are many on the Left who will put their careers on the line to accomplish evil.

God give us statesmen who will put their careers on the line to do good.

itsnotaboutme on August 5, 2014 at 8:48 PM

So true and well put….a prayer for leaders with the courage of conviction to do good.

cthemfly on August 5, 2014 at 9:03 PM

You will see a real live unicorn before you see a Democrat civil war.

Mark1971 on August 5, 2014 at 8:46 PM


Where were YOU in 2008?

I always amazed at people who make NO effort to study/keep up on their “enemies”.

Hillary and Bill did not “gracefully step aside” for Barack Obama in 2008.

There were two sides to the civil war in the Democratic Party back then and Billary were the “extreme conservatives” the liberals/progressives/communists rose up against.

PolAgnostic on August 5, 2014 at 9:06 PM

Alternative idea for Newt: instead of putting GOP before USA and looking forward to the bright side of amnesty, put USA first and just oppose amnesty. It really shouldn’t be that difficult since its supporters have to continually mislead and their arguments just don’t hold water.

24AheadDotCom on August 5, 2014 at 9:07 PM

Obama’s upcoming executive order on amnesty will start a civil war in his own party

LOL, they know NOTHING of civil war.

V7_Sport on August 5, 2014 at 9:08 PM

It’s a narrative. It should be pushed. Conservative media has enough influence to get it out there, and it could start something.

Priscilla

Bingo. But instead, our side would rather run around repeating democrat-created narratives.

xblade on August 5, 2014 at 9:10 PM

Progress for Eeyore Allah at least. Before he wasn’t willing to admit that Barry’s executive amnesty fiat could well bring a landslide in the midterms, recent polling notwithstanding. He has now seen the light.

cdog0613 on August 5, 2014 at 9:11 PM

Why stop at a mere 5 MILLION? When blue collar workers suddenly find themselves UNEMPLOYED, their “loyalty” will be put to the real test.

GarandFan on August 5, 2014 at 9:12 PM

the Hagans and Begiches will end up drowning in November.

Dems have law firms, think tanks, speaking fees, and CAP to fall back on. They will personally make more money out of government.

faraway on August 5, 2014 at 9:14 PM

I agree 100%. In this economy and you’re going to tell folks you’re giving amnesty to millions of illegals that will be vying for your job opportunities.

Yeah, it goes beyond Democratic and Republican when you start impacting a person personal pocketbook.

Bank on it.

ButterflyDragon on August 5, 2014 at 9:20 PM

The media would never allow there to be the perception of a civil war in the democrat party.

supernova on August 5, 2014 at 9:22 PM

Enter the unashamed Communist Party!

trs on August 5, 2014 at 9:25 PM

The bluff has always been his problem. He won’t go big because the unions will go nuts, and he can’t go small without his base staying home in November. (For the life of me I can’t figure out why the left thinks open borders somehow benefits them. The aristocracy maybe, but the average Democrat will suffer just like the average Republican. Such fools.) So he’ll delay action until after he sees what November 5th looks like.

BKeyser on August 5, 2014 at 9:31 PM

So, the unemployment level of young African Americans in the inner city is not high enough?

Then there’s this.

kurtzz3 on August 5, 2014 at 9:32 PM

Bingo. But instead, our side would rather run around repeating democrat-created narratives.

xblade on August 5, 2014 at 9:10 PM

Sadly, yes.

Priscilla on August 5, 2014 at 9:32 PM

obama’s goal is to destroy America – he really doesn’t care what anyone has to say about it.

Pork-Chop on August 5, 2014 at 9:36 PM

Didn’t Gingrich also say there is global warming?

VorDaj on August 5, 2014 at 9:40 PM

The United Mine Workers Union leadership was all-in on Obama in 2008, even though he already was calling for a War on Coal. They didn’t voice their concern until just recently, after he was elected and re-elected, and after it didn’t make any difference to miners who’ve already seen their jobs go away.

Same deal here with the other private-sector unions — Team Obama knows the public section unions would support any action he takes on the illegals getting amnesty, and so will their private sector counterparts unless they actually fear an open revolt among the membership, which is pretty much what it took to budge the UMW off their tingling leg position towards Obama and his policies.

jon1979 on August 5, 2014 at 9:42 PM

In the war of opinion sometimes an opinion not expressed is more powerful and effective than those that are echoed and repeatedly endlessly.

Perhaps conservatives would be better served if every random thought wasn’t expressed publicly.

thatsafactjack on August 5, 2014 at 9:56 PM

I won’t believe there’s any grassroots blue-collar Democratic backlash brewing either until I see it with my own eyes.

I agree. Most blue-collar jobs are skilled to highly skilled jobs, and they’re not going to be concerned about the unskilled labor that amnesty will add to the picture.

In contrast, an in irony, the most likely group to be most affected by amnesty are blacks, whose unemployment numbers are already into the stratosphere. But, they won’t leave the plantation, ever, and particularly given their affinity for the skin color of the current occupant of 1600.

There’s no political re-alignment on the near or far horizon, at least as it concerns the traditional Dem voting block.

TXUS on August 5, 2014 at 9:56 PM

Will this be the Democrat party’s equivalent of the American communist’s moment of truth post the 1939 Nazi-Soviet pact? Or will their/is their a better point of similarity?

palarson on August 5, 2014 at 9:57 PM

Perhaps conservatives would be better served if every random thought wasn’t expressed publicly.

thatsafactjack on August 5, 2014 at 9:56 PM

What is wrong with this one? Aren’t we always told about our civil wars in order to damage us? Should return the favor. Or do you prefer to the democrat party?

astonerii on August 5, 2014 at 9:58 PM

They passed ObamaCare in 2010 despite poll after poll showing public anxiety about the law and they got swamped that November because of it. But even so, and for all their whining about gridlock and GOP obstructionism, I think they’d do it again. They lost the House but gained universal health care; I suspect they’re willing to lose the Senate next year in the name of cementing Latino voters’ loyalty to the Democratic Party in 2016 and beyond.

Rightly said. And this is why they’re pumping the USA with illegal aliens who are highly if not expressly from needy circumstances and craven cultures who will inevitably vote Democrat once they’re here with any permanence (meaning, most of them if Obama/Dems have their way).

The Dems will lose the Senate and never retake the House, they’ll lose the White House and in four-to-seven years, they’ll take all of that once again for another Leftwing supermajority once they get all the needy, dependent, government-heady illegals onto voting rolls.

Lourdes on August 5, 2014 at 9:59 PM

In the realm of public opinion, all I read in commenting from every single site I visit shows public opinion fast-against amnesty, and nearly all, with very few exceptions, intensely supportive of “sending them back” as to illegal aliens.

It’s not a smattering of public opinion, either, it’s abundant and everywhere.

The ONLY support for amnesty, for ongoing acceptance of ongoing illegal immigration, that even exists is from Leftwing media in their articles, such as LATimes, NYTimes, CNN, etc., all Obama-Journolister sources, trying to encourage the “poor single women abused with three children in need and floating on innertubes” stories as to Illegal Aliens.

The American public from what I read DOES NOT SUPPORT amnesty, opposes it quite intensely and does want illegal aliens returned to their own countries AND wants a US border secured as much as possible with no ongoing allowance of illegals into the nation.

Lourdes on August 5, 2014 at 10:04 PM

obama’s goal is to destroy America – he really doesn’t care what anyone has to say about it.

Pork-Chop on August 5, 2014 at 9:36 PM

You’re right about that.

Obama’s only emphatic complaint recently was that his birthday wasn’t getting him enough praise. And that he is entitled to his golf and vacations and still loves “his” plane.

Lourdes on August 5, 2014 at 10:06 PM

The Dems will lose the Senate and never retake the House, they’ll lose the White House and in four-to-seven years, they’ll take all of that once again for another Leftwing supermajority once they get all the needy, dependent, government-heady illegals onto voting rolls.

Lourdes on August 5, 2014 at 9:59 PM

Nope. There will be rioting across America if the illegals are amnestized.

8 weight on August 5, 2014 at 10:07 PM

Lourdes on August 5, 2014 at 9:59 PM

Nope. There will be rioting across America if the illegals are amnestized.

8 weight on August 5, 2014 at 10:07 PM

I agree there’ll be rioting across America if the illegals are amnestized, at least there’ll be rioting in some parts of the US if they are.

What I described in 9:59 comments above was, instead, what’d happen IF the Dems see their plans come to fruition. It’s clearly a gamble on their part to grant amnesty while also encouraging if not making possible many millions more illegals, to grab it all in another five or seven years. That’s their objective, that’s what Obama’s working toward, that’s what his goal is: lose it now (Congress, the WH) only to regain another super majority in eight years by way of using dependent voters (read, Illegal Aliens he plans to amnesty).

In no way do I think Barack Obama has the best interests of the USA in mind. I do believe he is exercising nefarious goals toward “transforming” the USA into something akin to what he favorably recalls as “his people”.

Lourdes on August 5, 2014 at 10:15 PM

Lourdes on August 5, 2014 at 10:15 PM

short term vs. long term. Gotcha. Obamugabe better hope it turns out the way he plans.

I believe there’s a way for Congress to override Executive Orders, right? If it gets bad enough that may happen.

8 weight on August 5, 2014 at 10:20 PM

The civil war won’t be in the Dem party, the civil war will be among all the divided factions created by multi-culti’s. This is what they have been orchestrating and it will create such chaos, the troops will march in and presto-changeo — the banana republic for which we stand will be born.

erp on August 5, 2014 at 10:24 PM

What good does it do union members to spend hundreds of millions of dollars in dues every election year if the party they bought and paid for is going to flood the country with new legalized workers?

At the least, it won’t help the union movement at all.

Adjoran on August 5, 2014 at 10:27 PM

Democrats are kamikazes, as their vote for ObamaCare proved. They are completely willing to risk individual political death to advance the socialist, vote buying, welfare state.

After the ObamaCare vote they suffered a horrible defeat in the 2010 House elections. But they will do it again, especially since they think they can lock up a huge majority of Hispanics by granting amnesty.

You simply cannot underestimate the Democrats willingness to jump on grenades to advance socialism.

Obama will grant amnesty and/or work permits to 5 million illegal aliens. If Republicans are smart enough to make the 2014 elections a referendum on amnesty, they will make huge gains in the Senate and House. But I doubt Republicans are that smart. Gingrich gave the recipe for massive victory with Contract With America, but since 1994 they have not used that tool again. That’s 20 years of utter ignorance and political malpractice.

RedBaker on August 5, 2014 at 10:28 PM

In no way do I think Barack Obama has the best interests of the USA in mind. I do believe he is exercising nefarious goals toward “transforming” the USA into something akin to what he favorably recalls as “his people”.

Lourdes on August 5, 2014 at 10:15 PM

When you live your life looking through race-colored glasses, as does he and Holder and the rest of that crowd, your goal is to make the white population the minority population, so they can see what it was like to be a slave. Reparations, revenge, call it what you will. But, that is what drives them, and if they have to do it by importing several million latinos, no problem. Kill the Cracker, baby.

TXUS on August 5, 2014 at 10:31 PM

astonerii on August 5, 2014 at 9:58 PM

Many of your asinine comments would necessarily fall into the “better reconsidered and left unexpressed” category, astonerii. That one was an excellent example.

thatsafactjack on August 5, 2014 at 10:39 PM

I believe there’s a way for Congress to override Executive Orders, right? If it gets bad enough that may happen.

8 weight on August 5, 2014 at 10:20 PM

It has to happen. Because Obama’s using EO’s to create laws-by-EO by deconstructing existing laws-by-Constitution.

Leftmedia continues to refer to NUMBERS of EO’s — hey, Bush issued more EO’s than Obama has, is their line — but it’s not the numbers of EO’s issued by Obama, it’s what his EO’s are ‘ordering’ or recusing from lawful address that’s the issue.

Obama’s using EO’s like bad checks, in other words. So he ‘may be issuing less than Bush did’ but he’s issuing ones the Constitution can’t cash.

Lourdes on August 5, 2014 at 10:44 PM

thatsafactjack on August 5, 2014 at 10:39 PM

Couldn’t understand his grammar to begin with, so I double down on your observation here.

TXUS on August 5, 2014 at 10:44 PM

I believe there’s a way for Congress to override Executive Orders, right? If it gets bad enough that may happen.

8 weight on August 5, 2014 at 10:20 PM

It has to happen. Because Obama’s using EO’s to create laws-by-EO by deconstructing existing laws-by-Constitution.

Leftmedia continues to refer to NUMBERS of EO’s — hey, Bush issued more EO’s than Obama has, is their line — but it’s not the numbers of EO’s issued by Obama, it’s what his EO’s are ‘ordering’ or recusing from lawful address that’s the issue.

Obama’s using EO’s like bad checks, in other words. So he ‘may be issuing less than Bush did’ but he’s issuing ones the Constitution can’t clear.

Lourdes on August 5, 2014 at 10:44 PM

Funny how all that malarkey about “fair pay” vanished the millisecond Obama and the Progs decided “amnesty”(for people who will wind-up making $10/hr mind you) was more important for securing votes.

Have to agree with others here: there’s no “grassroots” among Democrats, “amnesty” is just code for creating a Prog supermajority and you can expect Dems to jump single-file off a cliff to protect it.

What happened to my Country?

Pelosi Schmelosi on August 5, 2014 at 10:47 PM

he and Holder and the rest of that crowd, your goal is to make the white population the minority population, so they can see what it was like to be a slave. Reparations, revenge, call it what you will. But, that is what drives them

Could it also be a Muslim thing? Think of all those islamists slipping through the borders right now as we type. THEIR goal is to make us all submit to allah, by beheading, if necessary.

Ms. Contrarian Scientist on August 5, 2014 at 10:47 PM

The civil war won’t be in the Dem party, the civil war will be among all the divided factions created by multi-culti’s. This is what they have been orchestrating and it will create such chaos, the troops will march in and presto-changeo — the banana republic for which we stand will be born.

erp on August 5, 2014 at 10:24 PM


I’m having a flashback to 20 years ago when my uber-liberal brother declared Bill Clinton was going to have all guns confiscated by the military …

What troops?

Where are “they” going to occupy? (Review Iraq circa 2006-2007 before replying and consider America has roughly 10 times as many people.)

While “they” are setting up a banana republic … what happens to the wives and kiddies of the “oppressors” (including the troops)? Their friends and families? Every police officer traveling in a group of less than 100?

Please feel free to have ALL the paranoid fantasies you wish … but if you are going to spout them on here … bring an explanation of ALL the logistics required for it to happen.

If you can’t explain HOW it’s accomplished … and MAINTAINED … you might be willfully deluding yourself.

PolAgnostic on August 5, 2014 at 10:52 PM

“…But I think Democrats are willing to make that trade, even if the Hagans and Begiches aren’t. Obama, Reid, and Pelosi played the long game once before when they were staring down the barrel of a tough midterm, remember. They passed ObamaCare in 2010 despite poll after poll showing public anxiety about the law and they got swamped that November because of it. But even so, and for all their whining about gridlock and GOP obstructionism, I think they’d do it again.”

Yep! Ideologues will forge ahead despite the trivialities of Constitutions, laws, polls, and elections once they are in power.
Americans elected these trolls and now we suffer the consequences.
Not only would they “do it again,” they would double-down if they could.

shorebird on August 5, 2014 at 10:54 PM

Obarkbark is right–the Repubs really are ‘do nothing’.

They did nothing, other than cynically exploit Sarah, to try and win conservative votes, so Barky had to create the Tea Party for them–not that they know what to do with it.

They’ve done nothing to improve their actually rather pathetic low 60s percent of the white vote, so Barky’s going to have to create the White Vote (high 60s, near 70 percent) for them too.

Barky’s right–you’d think we’d say ‘thanks’, as he once whined.

So pull that trigger, if you must, ‘Mr. President’.

Question for RINO geniuses: Do you realize that with approximately 70% of the White vote, the GOP would never lose another Presidential election in our lifetimes?

bildung on August 5, 2014 at 10:57 PM

I believe there’s a way for Congress to override Executive Orders, right? If it gets bad enough that may happen.

8 weight on August 5, 2014 at 10:20 PM

Sure, Congress can override an executive order through legislation that either explicitly contradicts it or denies funding for whatever is being done.

Two problems with that:

1. You’d have to get that legislation through the Democrat-controlled Senate. Even if Republicans re-take the Senate, you’d have to have a veto-proof majority to override Obama’s certain veto.

2. Obama has to care. His executive orders right now are flying in the face of well-established laws. How is another law from Congress going to change anything? Unless they are willing to impeach him, he’ll continue to do what he wants.

Shump on August 5, 2014 at 11:06 PM

In the realm of public opinion, all I read in commenting from every single site I visit shows public opinion fast-against amnesty, and nearly all, with very few exceptions, intensely supportive of “sending them back” as to illegal aliens.

Lourdes on August 5, 2014 at 10:04 PM

Yep….I see the same in every comment section on any article regarding the border chaos, no matter the site. I’d say 75-80% in support of sending the illegals home.

There will be rioting across America if the illegals are amnestized.

8 weight on August 5, 2014 at 10:07 PM

Black Democrat voters are waking up and taking notice that Obama has pushed them aside in favor of his new pet demographic. They’ve been loyal to Obama at every turn but this may just end up being a bridge too far and Dems could very well forfeit their iron grip on blacks… at least for the short term. Black Dems know full well who it is that has betrayed them and that their unconditional loyalty is not being reciprocated.

An out-of-control border turned up the heat a little to quick and the frogs are starting to jump .
Any move on executive amnesty and millions of frogs might just very well decide to resist the madness and jump right out of the pot.

Gotta love Newt for his boldness. The ground is most definitely rumbling and there most certainly is a growing cry for sanity. You and he might both be right… this all seems to have the potential to blow- up big time…one way or another.

lynncgb on August 5, 2014 at 11:28 PM

lynncgb on August 5, 2014 at 11:28 PM executive amnesty is a powder keg they are protesting it in California of all places. Obama acting on his own maybe his ultimate undoing he has shunned blacks even in the south they dislike him and the huberis they have about the Latino vote is absurd children are dying crossing the boarder and all they can think of are votes.

sorrowen on August 5, 2014 at 11:37 PM

I have been making the same argument. Reagan Democrats will be outraged. Thanks, Newt.

John the Libertarian on August 5, 2014 at 11:37 PM

That stuttering cueball Carville said after the 2008 election the Democrats will hold on to power for 40 years and the Dems believed it.Then healthcare got rammed down our throats in 2010 hence the bloodbath that November.Same thing happening here with amnesty,the far left wing of the party is willing to sacrifice the Senate to appease Dear Fascist to cement his legacy.The American people be damned.

jeffinsjvca on August 5, 2014 at 11:41 PM

That stuttering cueball Carville said after the 2008 election the Democrats will hold on to power for 40 years and the Dems believed it.Then healthcare got rammed down our throats in 2010 hence the bloodbath that November.Same thing happening here with amnesty,the far left wing of the party is willing to sacrifice the Senate to appease Dear Fascist to cement his legacy.The American people be damned.
jeffinsjvca on August 5, 2014 at 11:41 PM
Politically speaking Obama is pretty much playing putting a gun to the Dem’s heads figuratively and saying he will pull the trigger.

sorrowen on August 5, 2014 at 11:51 PM

lynncgb on August 5, 2014 at 11:28 PM

executive amnesty is a powder keg they are protesting it in California of all places. Obama acting on his own maybe his ultimate undoing he has shunned blacks even in the south they dislike him and the huberis they have about the Latino vote is absurd children are dying crossing the boarder and all they can think of are votes.

sorrowen on August 5, 2014 at 11:37 PM

I believe the powder keg is between brown and black in the inner cities, and you can see it starting in schools with opposing gangs. From there it will spread to the streets.

slickwillie2001 on August 5, 2014 at 11:53 PM

There are many on the Left who will put their careers of other dems (in not so safe races) on the line to accomplish evil.

God give us statesmen who will put their careers on the line to do good.

itsnotaboutme on August 5, 2014 at 8:48 PM

I think that is more accurate. Once you are in power, you want to stay in power. I don’t think Mark Pryor is all too eager to be a willing sacrificial lamb for amnesty.

I would like to think that if Obama is going to go through with this, then a nice percentage of black (along with Asian and Indian) voters will never vote dems again.

skilaki on August 5, 2014 at 11:55 PM

I am not sure people remember, even Allah, what happened in 2007. One of the most vocal elements of opposition to then Bush’s proposal were these Blue collar Democrats. We are also seeing the grumblings already from the African American community about the money spent on Latinos and illegals while they think they are left to rot in the inner cities. I know Democrats have accepted everything the president and his Congress cohorts have done but there is a limit to it.

ojfltx on August 5, 2014 at 11:55 PM

Word, slickwillie. Check out these black activists in Chicago: http://youtu.be/J9ixOsjut3E

smellthecoffee on August 5, 2014 at 11:57 PM

Obama’s biggest weakness is his narcissism and ego the amount of damage this could do is significant with the working class.

sorrowen on August 6, 2014 at 12:03 AM

Your title says something totally different than what newt said here.

I argue. 100% newt.

gwhh on August 6, 2014 at 12:20 AM

They lost the House but gained universal health care;

Why do you use their terms for them, thereby giving them validity?

They did not gain “universal health care” whatsoever. If anything, they gained, theoretically, something that they would call “universal” health coverage. However, coverage or insurance is by no means care. Period.

Theophile on August 6, 2014 at 3:12 AM

The Democrat Party, some Republicans, The US Chamber of Commerce, and some silicon valley billionaires throw unemployed black Americans over the side to achieve amnesty.

Viator on August 6, 2014 at 5:50 AM

Dems always circle the wagons tor dear leader

All hail!

cmsinaz on August 6, 2014 at 6:05 AM

Democrats are sheep. They are happiest following the sheep in front of them.

rhombus on August 6, 2014 at 6:53 AM

The modern-day Democrats play straight out of the Vladimir Lenin playbook. They practice what Lenin called “democratic centralism” or “Party democracy.” So there’s *no chance* they’re going to rebel against Len…, I mean Obama’s, 5 million man amnesty.

Take a look at Encylopedia Britannica’s definition of Lenin’s “democratic centralism”, and see if there’s any major difference between what Lenin preached in the 1920s and what Dmocrats practice today:

“DEMOCRATIC SOCIALISM, decision-making practice and disciplinary policy adopted by the Communist Party of the Soviet Union (CPSU) and subsequently followed by the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and by communist parties in other countries.

“Democratic centralism purported to combine two opposing forms of party leadership: democracy, which allows for free and open discussion, and central control, which ensures party unity and discipline. At the 10th Congress of the All-Russian Communist Party (1921), the Bolshevik leader Vladimir Ilich Lenin declared that the party was not a debating society in which all opinions were tolerated and freely expressed; it was a ‘vanguard’ party whose role as leader of the revolution demanded extreme discipline and a high level of organization. Unrestrained discussion, he insisted, would produce intraparty disagreements and factions and prevent the party from acting effectively. On the other hand, absolute control by a centralized leadership would discourage new ideas from lower-level party members. Therefore, Lenin argued, free discussion within the party should be tolerated and even encouraged up to a point, but, once a vote was taken, all discussion had to end. The decision of the majority should constitute the current party ‘line’ and be binding upon all members.”

source: http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/691998/democratic-centralism

JPL17 on August 6, 2014 at 7:54 AM

Just promise better ObamaPhones, more Food Stamps and other freebies and Democrats will stay together.

albill on August 6, 2014 at 8:22 AM

Since I have to wonder if the entrenched left’s real goal is the destruction of all our institutions (that they may rebuild it in their image) I suspect they’ll quietly they’ll cheer the destruction of the left’s temporary party. The GOP is merely an very passive-aggressive enabler of all this-their enemy being patriots, and conservative God fearing people.

Don L on August 6, 2014 at 8:39 AM

Frankly I’d like to see BOTH parties come to a bad end.

Aitch748 on August 5, 2014 at 8:45 PM

Stop teasing us with such nice dreams!

earlgrey on August 6, 2014 at 10:19 AM

Bless his widdle heart. Newt has not been right about much in the past 8 years. I don’t think he is right about this. The Dems. unlike the Pubs. do not abandon their fearless Dictator or their liberal agenda. They know that if they lose the Senate, it’s no big loss because they know the Pubs. are too stupid to use it to their advantage. plus they also know the Pubs. like big government just as much as they. What liberal programs, agenda, or big government programs and entitlements will be cut, reduced or changed by the Pubs.? None, and the Dems. know it, so in the long run they win, and they know they will get control once again of the House, Senate, and WH.

they lie on August 6, 2014 at 10:30 AM

The progressives own the the Democrat Party, and is entrenched in the leadership. The leadership are elected from safe districts or states and won’t be ousted by the voters.

The party rank-and-file in each house will never oust them, either.

They will remain leaders until they retire or pass away from old age.

The Constitution provides 2 ways to remove elected members of Congress.

Article 1, Section 5 is the only way left to remove the traitor-left Democrats from power.

Para 1: “Each House shall be the judge of the elections, returns and qualifications of its own members,…”

In other words, a Republican controlled House/Senate can refuse to allow Pelosi, Hoyer, Reid, or Durbin from being seated in office. Dangerous, but not impossible.

Para 2 “Each House may determine the rules of its Proceedings, punish its members for disorderly behavior, and, with the concurrence of two thirds, expel a member.”

Nearly impossible to kick a Democrat out of his seat absent a 2/3 majority of Republicans AND a willingness to start a bloody daily battle in each house.

Pelosi, Hoyer, Reid, and Durbin will be with us for a long time absent an act of the Almighty to call his children home to glory.

georgej on August 6, 2014 at 10:49 AM