Constitution? What constitution? Obama planning executive order on amnesty next week

I find it truly unconscionable that we have an American president who fails to understand our system of three coequal branches of government, separation of powers, and checks and balances. The system of governance for our Constitutional Republic stresses that the branch with the most enumerated powers is the legislative branch. And the executive branch executes the laws passed and signed by the legislative branch — meaning we have a legislative process — governance as granted by the consent of the governed — not rule by edict or executive order.

Law and policy come from the prescribed legislative process as outlined in our U.S. Constitution, our rule of law. Law and policy does not come from a president who wants his political way — and so it is with the topic of illegal immigration. And the so-called “comprehensive immigration” bill passed in Harry Reid’s Senate is again almost 2,000 pages that I guarantee most Senators didn’t read or understand. As well, it contains many a counter measure allowing the Department of Homeland Security to supersede and counter some specific portions — more rule of the bureaucratic state.

If President Obama were so intent on solving the illegal immigration issue in America, he could have simply done so in his first two years when he had complete — supermajority — control of the White House, House of Representatives, and the U.S. Senate. He said it was a goal in his first term — another broken promise, another blatant lie.

And now, after the Democrat debacle in the midterm election cycle — and there is still one more Senate race to be completed in Louisiana — it seems President Barack Hussein Obama will truly enact immigration policy in America unilaterally via executive order fiat…another violation of our Constitution, Article 1, Section 8, Clause 4, “The Congress shall have Power To…establish an uniform Rule of Naturalization….”

According to Fox News, “President Obama is planning to unveil a 10-part plan for overhauling U.S. immigration policy via executive action — including suspending deportations for millions — as early as next Friday, a source close to the White House told Fox News. The president’s plans were contained in a draft proposal from a U.S. government agency. The source said the plan could be announced as early as Nov. 21, though the date might slip a few days pending final White House approval.”

“Obama was briefed at the White House by Homeland Security officials before leaving on his Asia-Pacific trip last week, Fox News has learned. White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest told reporters traveling with Obama in Burma Thursday that the president had not made a final decision on any executive actions concerning immigration and would not announce any until he returned to Washington.”

Remember when John Podesta, the former head of the far left policy think tank, Center for American Progress left for the White House as a special advisor to the President? We discussed that here and pointed out that Podesta — a former Bill Clinton senior staffer — had executive orders as a particular area of expertise. It’s not the number of executive orders but the content. It is beyond the scope of Obama’s responsibilities to suspend deportations — but you can bet that Podesta and others have found a way to make it seem within his purview. Basically Obama is pardoning illegal activity — just the same as we now have tens of thousands of illegals dispersed throughout America from this past summer’s episode.

If Obama continues down the path of issuing these executive orders and purposefully granting amnesty, you can bet that the first casualty will be Democrat Senator Mary Landrieu in Louisiana. Now, of course without a Democrat House and Senate, Obama will find out how simple it is for Congress to defund any executive branch agency tied to this lawlessness and unlawful action.

President Obama must realize in January, he no longer has Harry Reid blocking legislation from being voted on in the Senate and reaching his desk. And if Obama vetoes a legislative measure cutting funding to amnesty-funded illegal immigrants — he will have to explain – as will the entire Democrat Party. And after what happened this past summer, almost 75 percent of Americans are against amnesty. As well, any potential Democrat presidential candidate will have to take a position for or against Obama on illegal immigration.

Obama’s threat to do what he wants if Congress doesn’t pass something he wants by the end of the year is not how our legislative process works.

Fox says, “Obama’s draft plan contains 10 initiatives that span everything from boosting border security to improving pay for immigration officers. But the most controversial pertain to the millions who could get a deportation reprieve under what is known as “deferred action.” The plan calls for expanding deferred action for illegal immigrants who came to the U.S. as children — but also for the parents of U.S. citizens and legal permanent residents. The latter could allow upwards of 4.5 million illegal immigrant adults with U.S.-born children to stay, according to estimates.”

Again, Obama doesn’t seem to understand he doesn’t control the purse strings of the United States — the House of Representatives does. Now, if Obama were focused on policy and not intransigent ideological stances, he would work on a phased immigration bill that starts with border security and the deportation of criminal illegal immigrants — this extension of deferred action to illegal parents is the typical liberal progressive socialist attempt to make the emotional plea. But that dawg don’t hunt this time, not when millions of middle income Americans are struggling, out-of-work, working two or three part time jobs, all with their wages being depressed.

Barack Hussein Obama had every opportunity to rectify and solve the immigration issue in his first two years — as with many other policy points, he failed to do so. It is almost as if an obtuse and belligerent President Obama is doing this because his policies were essentially rejected during the midterm elections. Pettiness rules of retribution are not means by which one governs. They are however character traits of an egomaniacal, narcissistic dictator — focused on their way, not the advancement of growth, opportunity, promise, and the adherence to the rule of law.

37 COMMENTS

  1. What Obama DOES understand is that he can do whatever he wants and no one in the WH will do anything about it. They may be talking a lot of crap but they won’t do a thing to him.

  2. I actually think he is being a vindictive A**Hole. Some of the Democrats are telling him to go ahead and do it. He’s pi$$ed because the American people didn’t vote on his policies at the polls. He knows no matter what he does; nobody is going to hold him accountable (at least they haven’t in the last 6 years). He’s a Narcissistic Vindictive Pathological Liar and believes because of his color he has a free pass and again, nobody in the White House or all the left news media has ever held him accountable. They have all lied and continue to lie for him. He signs that Executive Order then the House better not fund it. Of course if they pass a budget without the funding for his Executive Order this year, the Senate will turn it down and then eventually Obama will shut down the government in hopes that the GOP gets blamed for it. We have a little over a month and a half before we have the Senate also. And they had better pass without funding and let him veto them. Who’s he going to blame then?

    • American public voted for the Republican policy, what don’t they do something about it? What is their policy? Col. West makes a good point about the separation of powers. Why don’t both chambers of Congress exercise their power instead of complaining about Obama’s. They both belong to Republicans.

      • Because at this time the House belongs to the Republicans and the Senate belongs to the Democrats until January. Then when the Republicans have both chambers of Congress they damn well have better exercise their power but Obama can still veto things. But also in January Harry Reid will no longer be able to sit on over 300 bills on his desk and not let the Senate vote on them.

      • January is not that far ahead a month and a half goes by fast. He already said he would not veto anything that comes out of congress if it’s immigration. Truth is Republicans can’t agree on anything among themselves. So they point the finger at Obama. There is already an immigration bill that passed the Senate. It’s the House that wont bring it to the floor.

      • Mr. X,

        Obviously you didn’t learn that the republican party can agree by the outcome of Novembers election, the consensus is they don’t like President Obama’s policies. The President has failed not only the American people, but black people especially given the current statistical data on unemployment, wealth etc. He was suppose to be the great hope, and he failed, but given he didn’t have to face a viable candidate in 2008, 2012 did help his cause.

      • Not agreeing with Obama policies is one thing. The burden of governing requires they present a plan, an alternative. They can’t be against Obama forever eventually they have to be for something. Blacks will follow Obama to the gates of hell only because they are not presented with an alternative. Only because Obama is their President and someone they can point to to their children. It was up to Republicans to present a viable candidate, they only have themselves to blame.

      • Rafael X do you remember when Obama first ran for President and one of his priorities at that time was Immigration Reform. He had almost two years of a Democrat House and a Democrat Senate. Why didn’t he do anything about Immigration Reform at that time?

      • Don’t know. He didn’t pass Obamacare at that time either. I guess his priority was don’t ask don’t tell. But that time has passed now and the problem is still there. Those criticizing him have the power to act. He said he wouldn’t get in their way. Ball’s in their court.

      • They want the borders closed first. They don’t want amnesty and they are following what the people are saying. As far as them always pointing the finger,,,come on,,,Obama blames everybody for everything and has never taken blame for anything. The House has passed bills on Amnesty but Harry Reid won’t let the Senate vote on any of them. They are all sitting on his desk. As far as Immigration Reform, since a month and a half goes by fast why isn’t he waiting for the new Congress to work with them. Why did he announced right after the elections that he was now going to do Executive Order? And once he does that,,,the House will pass a bill minus the funding for it. Then the fight is on and he knows it. That’s what he wants. A lot of Democrats lost their seats this last election. Why? Because the people are sick and tired of all the garbage that’s been going on and they don’t want amnesty. But no he’s going to go ahead and do it. He always seems to do his best on trying to work around Congress. Go back to when we had Clinton as President, yes the Republicans voted for Impeachment against him BUT as they still worked with him in Government. He has even said that. And if the Republicans don’t do they job starting next year, they can also be replaced at the next election. Americans are getting sick and tired of all the political games being played between Obama and Congress. Obama needs to work with them. He’s not a one man show. He was elected by the people to work for the people. He needs to secure those Southern Borders first and he won’t do it. He wants to give them amnesty and that is an insult to any immigrant who has entered this country legally. And please don’t think I’m arguing with you because it is nice to be able to discuss how each of us think on each side in a good conversation.

      • Rafael X,

        Not yet, they are not sworn in till January, their tenure doesn’t end until then, so I’m confused how are they in control of both houses.

      • Month and a half goes by fast. That immigration mess has already lasted much longer. Is was an issue in 2008 and again in 2012. Obama already said he would not veto any immigration bill that comes out of Congress. As soon as he signs a bill into law, that overrides his executive action. So republicans have the two years Obama is a lame duck to agree on something. Do you think all the competing interests in the Republican party can agree on something? I personally doubt it but would love it if they do.

    • Yeah! It sure isn’t because this countries immigration policy has been tearing families apart for years. That kid at the rally yesterday crying because his parents were taken away from him was a plant, right? No, even better, he is a pro-environmental clone.

      • Kyle, I’m sorry I don’t have sympathy for parents who break the law and disregard our borders. We as a nation have the right and the need to secure our borders. They broke the law, if you go to Mexico Kyle and disrespect their laws on immigration you will be held in jail, fined and put on a bus back. I’m with Australia on this, not one more illegal. You bleeding hearts act as if it can’t be done, but secure the border, and let Mexico, Canada, and every other country know you come here illegally, we will send you back. Bleeding hearts allowed 9-11 terrorist to come into our border and ignore their student visas etc. you know the rest.

  3. Tune in next week when Obama doesn’t create amnesty by executive order. Just like he didn’t last time the wingnutosphere freaked out about it, and the time before that, and the time before that, and ….

  4. Congress has all the latitude to do something about immigration. Obama said whatever bill they pass will supersede his executive actions. Why don’t they do their jobs instead of pointing fingers. You have the majority do something instead of always whining about Obama this and Obama that.

    • Rafael X,

      Ok, Executive Orders can in affect change law, therefore any law passed by the US Congress and Senate and Signed will take time, in the mean time roughly 12 million anchors babies (bad choice of words) parents will be allowed to apply for citizenship. I get it you believe he is trying to help. but in reality it is about him and his need for power and his way or the highway. He hates that he lost power for the last two years of his Presidency and he continues to show his true colors. I willingly gave him a chance, but he is in way over his head, and should learn to work with the congress, or he will find himself the first black president impeached. This would not do good for our country.

      • I personally triple-dog dare any elected official to mention impeachment even once on the floor. Obama has two years left as a lame duck. No one will dare touch the impeachment bomb with a 10 feeth pole.

      • Rafael,

        I have commented on your comments before, I’m all about being level headed but if he breaks the law or is blatant about it, they will be left no choice. I agree with the 10 foot pole analogy, because if you look I said the same thing through the thread.

      • They will not do it, you know it and I know it. Even if Obama pulls down his pants on the White-House front lawn. They will not hold one impeachment hearing.

      • I don’t know, sometimes congress can suprise you, I didn’t think they would move forward on President Clinton, but they did, and it wasted the time. Impeachment, is punishment, not preemptive, so we will see next month.

      • We will indeed. But they won’t dare impeach Obama for doing something that’s in their power to do. But you are right, I didn’t think they would shutdown the governement last year and they did. So we might be in for a lot of surprises.

  5. Teabaggers wringing their hands again about what REAGAN, CLINTON, and GEORGE (the fool) BUSH did when they were in office! Oh lardy, oops I forgot those blokes were white. And that’s all that matters, am I whrite?

    “Allen West is a minstrel show for racist white people.” – Lester Maddox (R- Wizard)

    • You’re a demented and looking for black people to confirm your opinion in regards to republicans hating black people? Did that work two weeks ago? Stop dividing and work through problems.

  6. Hey Allen (rob these loons blind) west…how about you run for president and try to make a change?? Wait….you’ve already said you are too afraid to run and took a job as the head of a THINK TANK! If you are not willing to do something about it…

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