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AP: The GOP Blames Obama For Stalling Amnesty

From the Associated Press:

Republicans blame Obama for stalling immigration

GOP starts laying blame on Obama for failure to pass immigration overhaul

By Philip Elliott | February 3, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans are starting to lay the blame on President Barack Obama if an overhaul of the nation’s broken immigration system fails to become law.

The GOP’s emerging plan on immigration is to criticize Obama as an untrustworthy leader and his administration as an unreliable enforcer of any laws that might be passed. Perhaps realizing the odds of finding a consensus on immigration are long, the Republicans have started telling voters that if the GOP-led House doesn’t take action this election year, it is Obama’s fault…

Gosh, the Republicans are venal. Everything is a political calculation for them. Everything they do is intended to advance their evil agenda. Luckily, the AP always sees through their nefarious plans and exposes their wicked plots to the world.

Still, there is a part of us that hopes the GOP leadership’s recent push for amnesty has just been a ruse to embarrass Obama. But that’s wishful thinking. Unfortunately, Republicans don’t tend to think in those terms, no matter what the AP says. More is the pity.

House Republicans last week unveiled a road map for an overhaul of the nation’s broken immigration system that calls for increased border security, better law enforcement within the U.S. and a pathway to legal status — but not citizenship — for millions of adults who live in America unlawfully. The proposal requires those here illegally to pay back taxes and fines.

Which the AP is already trying to water down.

But one of its backers, Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin, said distrust of Obama poisons interest among some in his Republican caucus. "Here’s the issue that all Republicans agree on: We don’t trust the president to enforce the law," said Ryan, his party’s vice presidential nominee in 2012... Republicans have started uniting behind a message that Obama won’t hold up his end of the bargain.

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor said "there’s a lot of distrust of this administration in implanting the law." And Republican Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., last week warned that distrust of Obama would trump the desire to find a solution for the estimated 11 million people living in the United States illegally. "We just don’t think government will enforce the law anyway," Rubio said, recounting conversations he’s had with fellow Republicans…

Imagine that. And after Obama has been so good about enforcing all of our other immigration laws. (And not to mention enforcing his own Obama-Care law.)

By the way, someone should remind Mr. Obama enforcing our nation’s laws is really the primary role of the President under the Constitution.

This article was posted by Steve on Monday, February 3rd, 2014. Comments are currently closed.

One Response to “AP: The GOP Blames Obama For Stalling Amnesty”

  1. Reality Bytes says:

    I Repeat! If you run like a democrat, they’re just going to vote for the real thing; Every time!

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