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Democrats To Obama: Don’t Do Amnesty Before Elections

From the Politico:

Democrats to White House: Immigration’s your call

By: Manu Raju [sic] and Seung Min Kim [sic] | August 14, 2014

Senate Democratic leaders are grappling with how far to push President Barack Obama on immigration before the crucial midterm elections.

Ha! They are ‘grappling’ with how to keep Obama from granting amnesty before the midterms. Which will cost all of them their phony baloney jobs.

For all the insistence that Obama take bold action — and despite a furious push from immigration activists — there’s palpable fear that Obama could cause trouble for the Senate’s most vulnerable Democrats if he decides to circumvent Congress before the elections to make immigration changes through executive action…

How the worm has turned. It seems like only yesterday we were still being told the Republicans had to embrace amnesty or they would be doomed forever at the polls.

So what else is our one party news media lying to us about? And why do the Republicans keep believing them?

The dynamic is leaving the Senate’s most powerful Democrats in a jam. Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada, Majority Whip Dick Durbin of Illinois Sen. Chuck Schumer of New York and Sen. Patty Murray of Washington all called for executive action to halt deportations. Schumer even said the White House should move on the matter “in October.”

‘Go ahead. Make our day.’

But now the leaders are coy. Representatives for each of the senators refused to say this week whether their bosses want the president to move before November or wait until after the elections. “The timing of it is entirely up to him,” Durbin spokesman Ben Marter said of the president…

In other words, they don’t want their fingerprints anywhere on amnesty. Even though we’re supposed to believe it is so wildly popular. And, not only that, it’s the moral thing to do.

With the prospects that the fallout could hurt their incumbents in conservative states, Democratic leaders in the Senate want little ownership of the timing of the president’s decision. At the same time, they don’t want to anger pro-immigration groups by publicly siding with red-state Democrats even though the Senate leadership has aggressively tried to protect their vulnerable members from taking tough votes and being cornered into uncomfortable positions all year.

Ever notice how the Democrats always have to hide their true agenda from the American public? Always.

Endangered Democrats have already pushed back on the president’s upcoming move. In an interview before the August recess, Sen. Mark Pryor of Arkansas insisted that Obama needs statutory authority to act on deportations, saying: “I’m not for government by executive order.”

It’s little surprise that red-state Democrats are on the defensive over the issue. Every Democrat voted for the Senate’s immigration bill last year, a sweeping measure that ramped up border security, offered new visas to high-skill and temporary workers and created a pathway to citizenship for millions of immigrants here illegally.

But they are being whacked by their GOP opponents for supporting “amnesty” for those in the country illegally. And if Obama moves forward on his own, it’ll bring the issue back to the fore and could turn their races into referendums on the president…

While polls show that Democrats are on firm political ground in backing a sweeping immigration plan —

The Politico just can’t stop themselves. They continue this Big Lie even in this article. If the polls really said that, the Democrats would be shouting their support for amnesty from the rooftops.

– [P]arty strategists fully acknowledge that the issue plays better in a presidential election year than it does a midterm year — particularly this year. That’s because the Hispanic population is far below the national average in each of those four red states — in addition to three states in which Democratic senators are retiring: Montana, South Dakota and West Virginia. And in three other battleground states this year, Iowa, Michigan and New Hampshire, the small Latino population makes the immigration issue less potent for Democrats…

You see? The Democrats are only backing off their undying support for this most vital issue — because of concerns about turnout. They are so principled.

This article was posted by Steve Gilbert on Thursday, August 14th, 2014. Comments are currently closed.

3 Responses to “Democrats To Obama: Don’t Do Amnesty Before Elections”

  1. dasher

    Up is down. Night is day.

  2. This is not immigration. This is colonization.

  3. Rusty Shackleford

    It’s little surprise that red-state Democrats are on the defensive over the issue. Every Democrat voted for the Senate’s immigration bill last year, a sweeping measure that ramped up border security, offered new visas to high-skill and temporary workers and created a pathway to citizenship for millions of immigrants here illegally.

    Ramped up border security? Hardly

    Offered new visas to high-skill and temporary workers?

    Mostly the latter. I think they awarded two or three “high-skill” visas to those who could read English

    A pathway to citizenship? Yeah….well….there’s already a pathway to citizenship. Been on the books for generations. Why don’t we enforce that first, instead?




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