Unilateral President Says He’ll Go It Alone On Immigration
He’s got a pen. He’s got a phone. He refuses to use either of them to reach across the aisle. Instead, he demands that things be done his way, and his way only. Establishment Republicans would love to pass amnesty, er, a pathway to citizenship, but there is no trust that Obama will do anything to secure the border. So
(CBS News) After waiting more than a year for the House to take up an immigration overhaul passed by the Senate, President Obama is moving ahead with a series of executive-level actions he says will improve the system in the absence of any legislation from Congress.
The move was spurred by House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, telling the president the House had no plans to vote on any immigration legislation this year, a White House official said.
“I would greatly prefer Congress actually do something. I take executive action only when we have a serious problem, a serious issue, and Congress chooses to do nothing.,” Mr. Obama said Monday in the Rose Garden of the White House. “And in this situation the failure of House Republicans to pass a darn bill is bad for security, its bad for our economy, and its bad for our future.”
I’m failing to find the this principle within the Constitution. As the song goes “if you choose not to decide you still have made a choice”. Republicans have chosen not to do anything, because they cannot trust Obama. And, perhaps some of them are actually listening to the majority of Republicans who’ve said “hell no!” to any pathway to citizenship. Obama forgets that Congress was elected to represent the constituents of their states and districts. But, dictators will be dictators.
Interestingly, though, he has told Eric Holder and DHS head Jeh Johnson to send all resources to the southern border (racism!!!!1!!!). Pretty much to clean up the mess Obama created
“Protecting public safety is and will remain a top priority, and we will continue to focus on removing those who have committed serious crimes from our interior, but we will redirect other resources to make sure we keep doing what it takes to keep our border secure,” the official said.
Well, hey, no problem, because the illegals are already here.
It is amusing how he says
“I don’t prefer taking administrative action,” he said in the Rose Garden on Monday. “I would greatly prefer Congress actually do something.”
Get your hip waders out, the BS is getting high.
“If House Republicans are really concerned about me taking too many executive actions, the best solution to that is passing bills. Pass a bill. Solve a problem. Don’t just say no on something that everybody agrees needs to be done,” the president said.
The House GOP should call him on this and pass a strict bill to secure the border and slap heavy penalties on those that hire illegals. Oh, and make coming across the border illegally, along with coming legally then not leaving, a criminal penalty.