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Obama Used To Say He Couldn’t Do Amnesty By Himself

From one of Obama’s first responders at the Politico:

Obama’s immigration flip flop

By CARRIE BUDOFF BROWN | July 25, 2014

President Barack Obama insisted for years that he had absolutely no legal authority — none whatsoever, zero, zilch — to slow deportations on a broad scale.

Forget everything he’s said…

As usual with Obama, words mean nothing. As with most socialists, Obama only sees words as tools to power and nothing else. But don’t worry, the Politico is going to explain why that isn’t a problem here.

Obama’s pledge to use his executive powers by the end of the summer marked both a dramatic reversal in rhetoric and a major strategic shift on immigration… In other words, Obama has signaled that he intends to do exactly what he’s long said he’s unable to do…

And to think Obama pretends to be a Constitutional scholar. And to think he swore (on Lincoln’s bible) to uphold the Constitution.

The shift could be used by critics as an example of Obama saying one thing and doing something else, another “evolution,” in White House parlance, on a hot-button social issue…

What critics? The racists? There certainly won’t be any criticism from our watchdog free press, which is supposed to help protect the republic from tyrants. And there is no opposition party to speak of.

Some Republicans see it as fertile ground for advancing their midterm election strategy, which focuses on raising questions about the president’s credibility and competence…

Obama already knows the midterms are lost. But, yeah, criticism about his credibility and competence will stop Obama in his tracks.

Aides privately acknowledge that Obama has flip flopped — but for good reason, they insist…

Funny, but that’s what the Politico says, too. But, luckily,Obama can ignore the laws that he himself has noted in the past because his intentions are good. And the Republicans won’t do what he wants.

[Obama is] weighing how to provide relief to subsets of the population based on family ties, longevity in the country or employment background. It’s unclear where he’ll draw the line, but advocates expect him to go far based on his initial statements that he wants to max out his legal authority.

This is a stark change from the previous 5½ years of his administration.

Obama has been heckled at public events, pressed during interviews and questioned in private at the White House about why he just won’t use his executive powers to protect millions from deportations… [And] he always left the same impression: The law prohibits him from doing much on his own…

But it was just an "impression." If we were smarter we would have understood his nuance all along.

“I recognize the sense of compassion that drives this argument, but I believe such an indiscriminate approach would be both unwise and unfair. It would suggest to those thinking about coming here illegally that there will be no repercussions for such a decision. And this could lead to a surge in more illegal immigration. And it would also ignore the millions of people around the world who are waiting in line to come here legally.” …

But none of that is operative anymore. Giving amnesty won’t cause any problems. Besides, our border is secure.

“If, in fact, I could solve all these problems without passing laws in Congress, then I would do so. But we’re also a nation of laws. That’s part of our tradition. And so the easy way out is to try to yell and pretend like I can do something by violating our laws.” …

We are no longer a nation of laws. Obama has transformed us to a quasi-dictatorship, a nation of men. (And some might quibble about the ‘quasi’ part.)

This article was posted by Steve on Monday, July 28th, 2014. Comments are currently closed.

2 Responses to “Obama Used To Say He Couldn’t Do Amnesty By Himself”

  1. Rusty Shackleford says:

    Most conservatives knew years ago that this individual would gradually turn up the heat and the lawlessness at a pace that until now has been unheard of in this nation.

    Most conservatives, when learning about the fall of nations and studying very carefully how dictators grabbed power, realized that the masses of those nations were largely powerless to change anything as it was happening. But this powerlessness was a manifestation of the fear that had been driven into people about rising up against authority. (Interestingly, something the average hippie in the 60’s seemed to have in spades)

    But there is a line in the movie “The Battle Of Britain” that still gives me hope.

    “Baron von Richter: David, we are not asking for anything. Europe is ours, we can walk into Britain whenever we like.

    Sir David Kelly: If you think we’re going to gamble on Herr Hitler’s guarantees, you’re making a grave mistake. All those years in England seems to have left you none the wiser. We’re not easily frightened. Also we know how hard it is for an army to cross the Channel. The last little Corporal who tried came a cropper. So don’t threaten or dictate to us until you’re marching up Whitehall… and even then we won’t listen.”

    However, that may be a bit optimistic. The socialists are marching all over DC and so far, none of my generation (I’m 52) seems able to really recognize it, having succumbed to the preachy, self-important lexicon of “don’t make waves”, “be cool”, & “fit in”.

    Having been an outsider in most everything I’ve done since I was 6, it’s easy for me and most conservatives to identify the ulterior motives of some government program, the inefficiency by which they are administered and the poor results that are always achieved.

    The war on drugs
    No child left behind
    Social Security

    etc., etc.

    Yet, I and millions of other conservatives watched as companies merged, consolidated and became huge unmanageable leviathans. When I was a kid, there were dozens of airlines, large and small and one phone company.

    Now there are many phone companies and but a few airlines with incredible numbers of employees. If I didn’t know better, I would think that the statists in our government rubber-stamped mergers so as to bring about fewer corporations thereby making it easier for fascism to bloom.

    But here we are. Few companies are starting. Those that have existed for a century or more are either bought up and absorbed into a giant, single-celled organism or its the one doing the buying.

    This whole Borg collective BS drives me out of my mind, actually. Yet I watch as co-workers and citizens of the nation alike get all excited by the “new shiny” and don’t fully understand the impact of belonging to a much larger, much less-manageable entity until it’s too late.

    “I like how we used to do it, it was easier to call someone and get things done.”


    Something got slipped into the water 50/60 years ago and the kids of yesteryear are administering the false prophet of group-think and collective, synergistic crapola. For, it was laid unto us long ago that belonging was more important than thinking for yourself and being part of a group, yet still an individual.

    Then, there’s that weird instinct of people to latch onto the coattails of the pivotal political power in any organization and ride it to the top somehow, rather than actually being competent in the job and making tough decisions or criticizing management when it does something stupid.

    “Can’t have that; That’s not the way to get promoted.”, I kept hearing. And it makes me as sick today as it did 40 years ago.

    So then I get cynical and say, “Humans are little more than water-buffaloes; Never wanting to be on the tail end of the herd, trying to stay inside to protect themselves from predators and other dangers, happily awaiting their turn at the watering hole, even if the water has been soiled by the slobber and dirt of other, more “important” water-buffaloes in the process.”

    There’s more to it, of course, but it’s all very distasteful.

    Watching my generation grow up, all I’ve seen is people who climbed the promotion ladders, eliminated any risk by not having any salient process-of-thought, led incredibly predictable, cookie-cutter lives that seemed to be mapped out more by TV writers than by individual forethought.

    So yes, I’m disappointed. But also amused. These same people are as predictable as the morning sunrise and are also easily avoided. But interesting conversation doesn’t happen nor does anything of any recognizable interest. (They watch the news for that)

    So, maybe this is our lot in life in the earth’s history of people; To once again subject ourselves to “great leaders” who will choose our lifestyles for us and we just endeavor to fit in so as to carve out a small section of life.

    Is it ok for me to say, “Hate it” and “people suck”?

    But I have watched all my life as people happily grumble about “what’s going on” while falling in line to actually participate in the downfall. I watched it in the military, in my civilian life in corporations and so on.

    There are hundreds of examples on how things can go wrong but people still repeatedly take on the same activity to head towards disaster and with a smile and wishful thinking. The “negative thinkers” (that would be me) are “in the way” and “not the kind of people we need getting things done here.”

    Well, my answer then, as it is now is, “I don’t need to blow my head off to see that it’s stupid to look down the barrel of a gun and pull the trigger.”

    Today, as always, people are very poor at anticipating much of anything. Or if they do, they find a way to pursue failure under the guise of “innovative thinking” and similar nonsense.

    “Well, what if we don’t actually point the gun in our face? What if we only point it close to our face?”

    Yes…yes….that will make all the difference. *sigh*

    I won’t go on any longer with this here; I’ve made my point.

    Humans are stupid.

  2. canary says:

    The Afghanies and Iraqies that helped us were promised protection under Bush, and now they are getting denied VISAs and protection and getting slaughtered.

    Just saying they could earn wages giving US soldiers language lessons, and would be combat ready. Just saying there are some good ones that practiced “Pashtunwali” and died for US Soldiers.

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