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Friday, November 21, 2014


Even if I don't agree with all of Pres OBAMA'S decisions, the man still remains a Political Genius!

The GOP is Afraid to IMPEACH Pres OBAMA regardless of what he does because ISIS and AL QAEDA might attack the United States and Murder thousands of U.S. Troops.

Thus the GOP is darned if they Do and darned if they Don't!

OBAMA Wins Again!

Attention GOP: If you can't beat OBAMA, why not join him??

I'm just saying.

Article Sources: CNN; Daily Mail; NY Times; Wall Street Journal

****ARTICLE: "Republicans' Furious At Emperor Obama: John Boehner Warns President The House Will Stop Him; Accuses Him Of Damaging The Presidency"

**House Speaker goes on the offensive after President announced Executive Order allowing estimated five million Illegal Immigrants to stay on American Soil.

**Obama has 'turned a deaf ear to the people he was elected to serve', claims Republican House leader.

**Two Republican attorneys general promise to sue in first sign that executive order faces a guaranteed challenge in court.

House Speaker John Boehner promised on Friday that Congress would do something to stop President Barack Obama from forcing through his changes to the immigration system, though his caucus hasn't decided exactly what that will be yet.

'We will not stand idle as the President undermines the rule of law in our country,' Boehner said on Friday during a press conference, in which he accused Obama of 'damaging the presidency' and 'turning a deaf ear to the people he was elected to serve.'

'The President has taken actions that he himself has said are those of a king or an emperor, not an American president,' the GOP leader argued.

At the same time two Republican attorneys general pledged to sue the President for violating the Constitution and 'bestowing a legacy of lawlessness' on the country.

Republicans politicians are seething this week over the president's long-planned announcement that his administration will grants work permits to approximately 5 million migrants residing in the country illegally.

The president on Thursday night finally confirmed what news reports had been saying for days: parents of American citizen children and illegal immigrants brought to the U.S. before the age of 16 would be able to remain in the U.S. indefinitely as long as they meet certain conditions.

First, they must have arrived in America before January 1, 2010. They must also pay their back taxes and a fine and undergo national security and background checks.

Then, Obama told them, 'you’ll be able to apply to stay in this country temporarily, without fear of deportation.'

"You can come out of the shadows and get right with the law", he noted.

Although the president plans to sign an executive order today during a Las Vegas event making the directive official, and immigration officials will be 'immediately' instructed to stop removing qualifying migrants from the country, the mandate will not take effect until next year.

Immigrants applying for a reprieve through the president's already established Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program will be able to file formal paperwork with the government in 90 days.

Those with citizen children must wait six months to obtain an application for delayed deportation.

Republicans hope to foil the Obama administrations plans before that provision of the order is allowed to take effect, however. They have been strategizing ways to block executive action on immigration for weeks, with conservatives aggressively pushing their colleagues to back a plan to defund the Department of Homeland Security if Obama doesn't rethink executive action.

In that situation, core agencies within DHS would continue to function, including Customs and Border Patrol and Immigration Customs and Enforcement, as their activities are considered 'essential' to maintaining order.

Non-essential operations such as the allotment of green cards and work permits would cease until the president agreed to sign legislation counteracting his immigration order.

Republicans in the House and Senate who prefer that approach have been unable to fully convince their colleagues to sign on, though.

Asked today if his caucus come to a consensus on how to best impede Obama, Boehner indicated that they had not.

'But I will say to you, the House will in fact act,' he told reporters.

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said yesterday on the Senate floor that the upper chamber had not agreed on a game plan, yet, either.

'We are considering a variety of options,' he said, making it clear that he'd like his members to hold off an a major spending fight during the lame-duck session.

GOP governors and other state leaders were more sure of their plan action by the time Obama had given his national address on Thursday night.

At an annual conference this week in Boca Raton, Florida, the chief executives of both Wisconsin and Texas previewed lawsuits they may launch against Obama over immigration.

'I would go to the courts,' Wisconsin's Scott Walker said Wednesday during a panel at the annual Republican Governors Association gathering. 'This is illegal.

'I think you would be hard-pressed to find anybody -- other than a partisan Democrat -- who wouldn't say this is illegal,' Walked claimed, according to CNN.

Rick Perry, whose time as Texas governor is coming to an end, said his state may also sue Obama.

'I think that’s probably a very real possibility,' Perry, said, arguing that Obama was 'sticking his finger into the eye of the American people.'

'The cost to the people of the state of Texas is an extraordinary amount of money that this President is exacerbating with his announcement that he's going to allow for this executive order,' he said.

It costs Texas roughly $12 million a month to protect the border, he explained.

After Obama's speech on Thursday incoming Texas Governor and current Attorney General Greg Abbott followed up on Perry's threat of legal action with a guarantee that his state would haul Obama to court.

'President Obama has circumvented Congress and deliberately bypassed the will of the American people, eroding the very foundation of our nation’s Constitution and bestowing a legacy of lawlessness,' Abbott said in a statement.

'Texans have witnessed firsthand the costs and consequences caused by President Obama’s dictatorial immigration policy and now we must work together toward a solution in fixing our broken immigration system.

'Following tonight’s pronouncement, I am prepared to immediately challenge President Obama in court, securing our state’s sovereignty and guaranteeing the rule of law as it is intended under the Constitution.'

Oklahoma AG Scott Pruitt also committed to a court battle on Thursday night, even before Obama's remarks.

'It is anticipated tonight’s speech will again prove our President sees himself as above the law,' he said. 'Regardless of what the President thinks the law ought to be, our constitution dictates that Congress makes the law, it is the Presidents duty to faithfully execute those laws.

'If the President takes an executive action that violates his constitutional duty to faithfully execute the immigration laws passed by Congress, we will take action to hold him accountable.'

In his speech on Thursday evening Obama acknowledged that the group of people he was now rewarding with work permits had in fact broken the law and needed to pay their debt to society.

Still, he argued it would be better for immigration officials to focus their resources on deporting criminals than it would for them to unnecessarily tear families apart.

'Felons, not families. Criminals, not children. Gang members, not a mother who’s working hard to provide for her kids. We’ll prioritize, just like law enforcement does every day,' he said.

Boehner said on Friday that by pardoning millions of law breakers, the president was sending the wrong message to other non-citizens,

'The action by the president yesterday will only encourage more people to come here illegally, and putting their lives at risk,' Boehner said. 'We saw the humanitarian crisis at our border last summer, how horrific it was. Well, next summer it could be worse.

'And this action also punishes those who have obeyed the law and waited their turn,' he added.

The Ohio Republican said he agreed with the president that America's immigration system is broken. 'But fixing it starts with a commitment to working through the democratic process and enforcing the laws that the president is sworn faithfully to execute,' he said.

Obama is 'making it impossible to build the trust necessary to work together,' he contended.

'You can’t ask the elected representatives of the people to trust you to enforce the law if you’re constantly demonstrating that you can’t be trusted to enforce the law.

Defending himself on Thursday, Obama said his actions were 'not only lawful, they're the kinds of actions taken by every single Republican President and every single Democratic President for the past half century.'

'And to those members of Congress who question my authority to make our immigration system work better, or question the wisdom of me acting where Congress has failed, I have one answer: Pass a bill.'

If president thinks House Republicans were slow to enact the kinds of reforms he wanted to see before, there's no chance they'll take them up now, Boehner said Friday, reminding reporters of his numerous warnings to Obama that unilateral executive action would not be welcomed by the GOP.

'With this action, the president has chosen to deliberately sabotage any chance of enacting bipartisan reforms that he claims to seek. And, as I told the president yesterday, he’s damaging the presidency itself,' Boehner said.

Boehner's comments on Friday while direct were substantially more toned down than those of some of his Republican colleagues in the House who blasted Obama in a flood of statements before and after his Thursday night after speech.

One of the most colorful digs came from Texas Rep. Louie Gohmert, who denounced the president for issuing an 'oral royal decree that will be followed by a written regal decree, as any good monarch would do.'

'This president is single-handedly creating a constitutional crisis and hurting the citizens he took an oath to protect and defend.

'President Obama’s regal proclamation is literally gambling away jobs for hard-working Americans, so naturally he would go to Las Vegas, perhaps Caesar’s Palace,' he said, referencing a popular Vegas casino.

On Wednesday retiring Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann slammed Obama for creating 'illiterate' Democratic voters with his executive action.

'The social cost will be profound on the U.S. taxpayer – millions of unskilled, illiterate, foreign nationals coming into the United States who can’t speak the English language,' Bachmann told reporters gathered in the Capitol, the Washington Post reported.

'Even though the president says they won’t be able to vote, we all know that many, in all likelihood, will vote,' she said.

Former GOP presidential nominee and sitting Arizona Sen. John McCain encouraged his fellow Republican lawmakers on Thursday to steer clear of charged language like Bachmann's, cautioning them that it will turn Hispanic voters off to the GOP's message.

'It only takes a couple' of insensitive comments, he said, for voters to develop a negative perception of Republicans.

'That’s the trouble with having some of these new young punks around here,' he told the Post. 'They ought to listen to us old geezers.'

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