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Video || Obama Address on Immigration

The live event has concluded. Here is the video.

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  1. The short version is probably going to look something like:

    “Good evening. Let me be clear.

    For those of you folks who voted in the mid-terms to voice your disapproval of me and my policies, I’ve got only one thing to say.

    Not only am I ordering a halt to millions of deportations, I hereby order all of you ignorant hicks who voted for those evil Republicans to go commit an act of autocoitus.

    God damn America, and good night.”

  2. More bad news. Congress will not be allowed to defund any part of Obama’s amnesty EO. The funding is under the auspices of the US Citizenship and Immigration Services which is self-funded. The fees are paid by applicants, not taxpayers.
    ***Ironically, Mexico has been paying the fees for most of the Dreamers who were amnetized by Obama in 2012! No problemo!

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/11/20/defund-obama-immigration-action_n_6191958.html

    • What the hell does self-funded mean in any government entity? I don’t believe this. If it is self-funded, which I doubt, it does not have enough money to produce SS cards, photo IDs, welfare etc. If self-funded, where does the money come from? I don’t believe Jeff Sessions has been leading us down a primrose path when he talks about defunding this amnesty.

    • From Ace

      Earlier a staffer with the House Appropriations committee said that they couldn’t defund amnesty because Customs and Immigration Services isn’t funded by the annual appropriations bill.

      Sean Davis of the Federalist and former congressional staffer tweeted to me this was wrong. He’s now written a post calling BS on the claim that Congress doesn’t actually have “the power of the purse” over amnesty.

      They’re correct that USCIS spending is funded primarily by fees collected by the agency, and that the spending is mandatory, rather than discretionary. That means that USCIS does not need annual authorizations to use those fees to offset expenses. This is actually written into the 1882 law establishing the fees and the authority of the federal government to spend them:

      The only thing that differentiates mandatory and discretionary spending is how often each must be re-authorized. Every single dollar spent by the federal government must be first appropriated by Congress. Just because some spending is not subject to annual appropriation doesn’t mean it’s not subject to appropriation at all. Congress can’t block Obama’s executive order by shutting down the government, but it most certainly can defund it by law.

  3. This is all about the 2016 election. After the midterms we just had, the Dems fear that Republicans will take back the WH. Now, they’ve set it up so that the main issue during the entire 2016 race will be this executive order. It will start in the primaries – every single Republican candidate will be asked again and again whether they plan to scrap Obastard’s exec order and oh my, what will all these poor families do? They’ve been living here for years, they’ve been working and paying taxes, OMG, how can you be a big ‘ol meanie and cancel this?

    How can any Republican run on that, especially with how the MSM will frame it?

    Hes setting then up for THREE years:

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/obama-immigration-plan-will-shield-37-million-from-deportation/2014/11/20/3345d672-70dd-11e4-893f-86bd390a3340_story.html

    “The actions I’m taking are not only lawful, they’re the kinds of actions taken by every single Republican president and every Democratic president for the past half century,” Obama intends to say. “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.”

    The plan for three years of relief is a year longer than under the 2012 program, known as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, and would mean that the newly processed applicants would be protected from deportations through the first year of Obama’s successor in 2017, leaving it up to the new administration to determine whether to continue the program or abruptly eliminate it.

    • : – D I am not even watching Fox’s analysis afterwards. They’ll probably have Geraldo Rivera on the panels and pro Chamber of Congress Republicans like Brit Hume. BTW, I saw a picture of one Democrat, Schumer it looked like, who will be accusing the Republicans of ethnic cleansing.

      • Oh it was awful, Geraldo was so happy, kept saying Obama did the right thing, talked about how good the illegals are, just families mowing their lawns? Geraldo is another one who doesn’t care about the law or the United States of America and Americans, he just cares about his own kind. It was painful to listen to him, he couldn’t be contradicted either, he kept going on how good it is that Obama did it? What a stupid fool. But he has always had a stupid side to him, if I may use the word stupid and I will. Geraldo has no conception of how the country is supposed to work, his streak of selfishness was showing tonight when he spoke.

  4. No way am I watching this.

    For the sake of all illegal Hispanics and illegals this better work — because America is going to be a pretty uncomfortable place for you guys.

    • There is no guarantee that these worker visas and student visas for “technically qualified” foreigners will all be given to Latinos either. There is a good chance many of them will be radical Muslims infiltrating the country with terrorism in mind like the 19 9/11 highjackers. They’ll get free flying lessons.

      • Exactly! Additionally, not one person at the INS knows the exact number of illegals from ‘around the World’ who have been here 5 years or longer. However, the populations of muslims from Mid-East countries have been growing steadily for more than 25 years across the USA. jb

  5. Broke my rule, and I listened! Can’t wait until millions of the illegal criminal immigrants turn themselves in….Oh, I believe they will be able to STAY in the shadows…Silly me! jk

  6. I guess it’s over. The Daily Caller said he spoke 15 minutes and referred to himself 31 times. Lee is not here but I made some suggestions for the drinking game to her: I, me, myself, my, mine. It’s a no brainer.

  7. let’s leave aside the fact that he’s trying to change America in a very fundamental way. even if if he was signing executive orders to give me and all my friends a million dollars each, I would STILL be against it.

    the president simply does not have the power to do this stuff all by himself. and “I got tired of waiting” isn’t a valid excuse even if it was true–which it isn’t. what was stopping him from 2009 to 2011, when he had both houses of Congress? or at any time during the past 6 wonderful Obama-filled years?

    thank goodness we “stupid American voters” were smart enough a couple weeks ago to make sure the GOP puts the brakes on this lawless president.

  8. “A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murderer is less to fear.”

    ― Marcus Tullius Cicero

  9. When he goes to Vegas tomorrow, he should hire the entire string section of the N.Y. Phil for background music as the young students relate their tales of woe….and their undying gratitude to Obama.

    To be fair and balanced, why doesn’t he bring along the grieving relatives of those who have been brutally murdered by illegal aliens who are now free to roam this country without fear of deportation.

    Would love to see a list of every criminal illegal alien he has deported, including the MS13 gang members who came across with the unaccompanied minors. As I recall, they cannot be deported b/c their crimes were not committed in the US.

  10. A funny comment I heard about the emperor —

    I hope I don’t live long enough to see him appoint his horse to the Senate.

    Which reminds me — where’s Mooch?