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Obama to Delay Immigration Fiat Until After Election

President Obama has decided to delay his planned executive action that is expected to provide legal status to millions of illegal immigrants, calculating that waiting a couple of months was worth avoiding a backlash that could sink Senate Democratic candidates in several moderate to conservative states.

The White House of course blamed Republican “politicization” of the issues for Obama’s own nakedly political decision.

According to the Washington Post:

The reality the president has had to weigh is that we’re in the midst of the political season,” said a White House official, who was not authorized to speak on the record, “and because of the Republicans’ extreme politicization of this issue, the president believes it would be harmful to the policy itself and to the long-term prospects for comprehensive immigration reform to announce administrative action before the elections.”

Obama will appear on Meet the Press Sunday and will assuredly bash Republicans for leaving him no other choice but to delay his latest end-run around the Constitution. It will all be suitably Orwellian.

Obama reportedly made the decision on the plane trip back from the NATO Summit in Wales and began informing Hispanic groups, who are none too happy about it. But he and his aides must have figured Hispanics will show up at the polls and vote for Democrats anyway, whereas issuing the order would have delivered an even larger oozing mass of angry white Republicans to the polls than they’re already going to get.

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15 Responses to Obama to Delay Immigration Fiat Until After Election

  1. It’s all rather moot at this point. According to DHS’s own stats
    2013 11,700,000
    2012 11,300,000
    2011 11,000,000
    2010 10,800,000
    and prior to the current resident, it wasn’t much better.
    2009 10,800,000
    2008 11,600,000
    2007 11,800,000
    2006 11,300,000
    2005 10,500,000
    2000 8,500,000
    It’s always political season.

  2. He knows, just as every Dem candidate knows, it’s not just “White Republicans” who oppose this blanket legalization of illegal aliens.
    There are just as many White, Brown, Black, Asian, Druid, and ETs who are opposed to giving away our treasure to an invading army of barely literate, unskilled, and sometimes felonious Mexicans and others

    They know this isn’t just a Repub issue, but a backlash against their sneaky “it’s for the children” powerplay that puts Spanish speaking children into school districts, and adults into posh living situations.
    He knows the American people are against this action he plans, he doesn’t care what the American people want – it’s what he and his minions, his wealthy supporters want.
    He has abandoned all pretense of leading our country under the guidelines of our constitution, and moved into a quasi-dictator mode.
    He will be on the “wrong side of history” here.

      • AND the citizen’s who have come legally are p!$$ed!
        They did it the right way, it took time, they learned English, studied and passed their citizenship test. They not only got a small American flag, but pride in being an American.
        These illegals protest all over Arizona, speaking only in mexican, holding their own countries’ flag and DEMAND civil rights.
        Being so close to the border has hardened my attitude. All I see is gimme gimme gimme. I do care about people, we have tipped so very far left I wonder if we can ultimately turn our USA back to the Republic it was meant to be.

  3. Doesn’t matter–he’s still going to lose the Senate.

    Last I saw on RCP, Illinois was moving from “Safe Dem” to “Likely Dem.” So ILLINOIS is moving to the right. That’s not good news for preezy “man-boy from Illinois.”

    And right now, Michigan is a toss-up.

    Let me say that again.

    MICHIGAN IS A TOSS-UP.

    Perspective: the last time a Republican won a Senate race in Michigan, was 1994.

    Take a look at the Senate race change page over on RCP. Look where the Democrats started compared to where they are now. The GOP “maybes” have been in Kentucky and Georgia, both of which went for Romney in 2012. If they didn’t like Obama in 2012, I don’t think they’ll elect a Democrat in 2014 with the world falling apart.

    So if he waits until after the election, he still won’t keep the Senate, and all he’s going to accomplish is handing the keys to the White House to the GOP in 2016.

    • As long as there is a strong candidate who will fight back against the lies the Dems will say about her/him. Point: Mr. Herman Cain,
      He walked away when the false rumors began…

  4. So the same damned Administration that will not reveal the location or the costs associated with the recent repopulation of America with Central American illegals is going forward with amnesty after the election.

    No one will stand up to this. It has to be the American people. And Obama and his ilk have made it so there is no effective way to do that.

    Anybody who does not think this country is in a rapid decline to a third world republic — complete with illiterates,disease,and the criminal elements — with open borders for all of our enemies to waltz across …..

    Screw him and the horse he rode in on,.

    Beggars on horseback.

  5. Since we are going to have these illegals shoved down our throats, all we can do is refuse to support any business that employs them or charity or religious group that helps them.

  6. “Crime is contagious. If the government becomes a law-breaker, it breeds contempt for law; it invites every man to become a law unto himself; it invites anarchy.”

    -USSC Justice Louis D. Brandeis

  7. So what’s new? Both political parties are strictly political, i.e., they could care less about what is good for everyone and care only about fighting over who rules we, the little, worthless people.