Obama declares an amnesty war
By Alan Caruba
The same mindset that could conspire to foist ObamaCare on Americans by deception is at work to do the same thing with an unconstitutional, unilateral announcement of amnesty for millions of illegal—oops, "undocumented"—aliens living in America.
What is amazing about this is that it was announced the day after the midterm election when Obama and the Democratic Party had suffered a huge rejection. I suppose when you believe, as Obama apparently does, that he is right when everyone else is telling him he's wrong, moving ahead on amnesty now rather than waiting to work on legislation with the new Congress makes sense to him.
Only it does not make sense. Causing a constitutional crisis never makes sense.
At this point I think it is useless to try to get inside Obama's mind regarding his actions. It's like trying to understand the logic of a six-year-old. He does what he wants to do simply because he wants to do it. He ignores reality if it disagrees with his opinion about anything.
The voters have spoken and rather dramatically. As we get closer to Obama's executive order it's good to see that Republican leaders are sounding more combative.
What exactly can or will the presumptive Senate Majority Leader, Mitch McConnell, do? What will John Boehner, House Majority Leader, do? They have, in fact, relatively few options. They dare not and do not want to shut down the government. They will not impeach Obama. They can, we're told, defund aspects of an amnesty executive order. Ultimately, they are likely to fall back on a law suit against the White House based on the constitutional division of powers.
The midterrm elections showed us that the lies the Democrats told failed.
The effort to paint the Republican Party as obstructionists failed. The real obstructionist was and is Harry Reid who blocked more than three hundred bi-partisan and Republican pieces of House legislation from being debated or voted upon in the Senate. Neither he, nor any other Majority Leader should have that much power. The Senate needs its role for debate restored.
The claim that the Republican Party was waging "a war on women" or was racist was absurd. The midterms saw any number of Republican women elected to office and African-American GOP candidates made history when they won. It's no longer the Party of "old white men", but a largely white component of all ages voted heavily in the midterms for those younger, diverse winners.
The Republican Party could not be in a stronger, better position than currently. Rarely mentioned is that what put them there is the Tea Party movement; a number of Congressional members elected by the movement are driving the response to Obama's amnesty idiocy.
Alan Caruba writes a daily post at http://factsnotfantasy.blogspot.com. An author, business and science writer, he is the founder of The National Anxiety Center. © Alan Caruba, 2014