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Obama Secretly Helps Republicans Push Amnesty

From the New York Times:

White House Offers Stealth Campaign to Support Immigration Bill

By MICHAEL D. SHEAR | June 20, 2013

WASHINGTON — The hide-out has no sign on the door, but inside Dirksen 201 is a spare suite of offices the White House has transformed into its covert immigration war room on Capitol Hill.

Strategically located down the hall from the Senate Judiciary Committee in one of the city’s massive Congressional office buildings, the work space normally reserved for the vice president is now the hub of a stealthy legislative operation run by President Obama’s staff. Their goal is to quietly secure passage of the first immigration overhaul in a quarter century.

“We are trying hard not to be heavy handed about what we are doing,” said Cecilia Muñoz [sic], the director of the White House Domestic Policy Council and the president’s point person on immigration…

All of this cloak and dagger secrecy from what Obama promised us would be ‘the most transparent administration’ in our nation’s history.

But… high-profile help from the White House is anathema to many Republicans who do not want to be seen by constituents as carrying out the will of Mr. Obama.

So while lawmakers from both parties are privately relying on the White House and its agencies to provide technical information to draft scores of amendments to the immigration bill, few Republicans are willing to admit it. Some are so eager to prove that the White House is not pulling the strings that their aides say the administration is not playing any role at all.

“President Obama’s concept of engaging Congress is giving a speech that nobody up here listens to,” said Alex Conant, a spokesman for Senator Marco Rubio, Republican of Florida, who is an important supporter of the immigration legislation. “If passing legislation is like making sausage, then this White House is like a bunch of vegetarians.”

In other words, The Times is strongly implying that the White House really is pulling Rubio’s strings.

As senators near a final tally on the 867-page bill before the July 4 holiday, immigration supporters acknowledge serious risks in Mr. Obama’s approach: leaving the public advocacy for a major piece of his legacy in the hands of others. If the bill fails to become law, Mr. Obama will be open to criticism from Hispanics that he did not put the weight of his office behind the legislation.

What a laugh. This strategy is specifically designed to keep Obama from ever having to face the consequences of his failures. And to allow him to take all of the credit for any perceived successes.

But Mr. Obama has made some careful public efforts, including a speech last week at the White House in which he strongly endorsed the legislation. On Tuesday while on Air Force One in Europe, he called a Democratic negotiator, Senator Charles E. Schumer of New York, to reinforce his opposition to part of a Republican amendment that would have what the administration views as unrealistically tough requirements for border security.

Inside Room 201, the administration has gathered a collection of its own Congressional lobbyists, policy specialists and experts from an alphabet soup of the agencies that will have to put the immigration legislation into effect if it passes.

The pro-amnesty lobbyists probably include La Raza and the Chamber of Commerce. While the alphabet agencies probably include the IRS, DOJ, FBI, DHS, HHS and NSA

They all moved into the vice president’s offices on June 10, setting up laptop computers and thick binders filled with proposed amendments on an oval conference table.

“We have folks who know the Senate really well, who know the players, who have been through this before so they know exactly what Senate staff needs,” Ms. Muñoz said. “We are deeply, deeply engaged.” …

So why do they have to lie and hide about what they are doing, if amnesty will be so good for the country?

This article was posted by Steve Gilbert on Friday, June 21st, 2013. Comments are currently closed.

7 Responses to “Obama Secretly Helps Republicans Push Amnesty”

  1. Surrealism is the only word to describe what the Demonicrats and their satanic minions in the GOP are doing. Their disconnect from reality is palpable. How much longer can they go on? George Will has a funny and insightful article on Obummer’s Berlin Fiasco:

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/.....print.html

  2. Noyzmakr

    ‘But… high-profile help from the White House is anathema to many Republicans who do not want to be seen by constituents as carrying out the will of Mr. Obama.’

    So,…They don’t mind doing the Kenyan’s bidding, they just don’t want their constituents to know it. That sounds about right for the bastards.

    • Enthalpy

      Yes, you are correct. We often lose sight of it all. McCain is not smart,; he’s devious. He was betrayed by Jane Fonda; he’s betraying us now. The gang of 8 bill will set, up in perpetuity, ACORN (now known by any number of names: the Texas Organizing Project) to oversee the democratization of all immigrants. Why should we be surprised by the Gang of 8′s continued underwhelming performance on our behalf? We must address the issue of immigration, but never in this way.

  3. Petronius

    Quote of the week :

    “We are trying hard not to be heavy handed about what we are doing.” – Cecilia Munoz, director of White House Domestic Policy Council

    Also of interest :

    “Inside Room 201, the administration has gathered a collection of its own Congressional lobbyists, policy specialists and experts from an alphabet soup of the agencies….”

    The regime may have organized and coordinated its IRS/FBI/BATF/OSHA interagency attacks on Tea Party people, Romney donors, Christian and Jewish groups, et al. by precisely the same means. After all, if you’ve got a winning formula, stick with it.

    • I would add one key ingredient in the mix. The NSA, CSA, CIA and all other ‘listening’ agencies. It’s easier and less head-banging when you have a pipeline into what your political enemies are thinking. Ask Anthony Pellicano.

    • Steve

      The “CSA” is spying on us, too?! We really are in trouble.

    • Oops. Central Security Service. But then, I’m a full blooded CSA, so watch yourself, mister.

      :-)




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