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The Obama Morning News || November 7, 2014

Obama, Boehner sought secret amnesty deal . . . Two days after his party’s midterm romp, House Speaker John Boehner became the second leading Republican to warn that unilateral action by President Barack Obama on immigration would “poison the well” for any cooperation with the new GOP Congress.

Among the causes of the standoff: a year of previously unreported talks between Messrs. Boehner and Obama over a legislative compromise to fix the balky immigration system

The two men started talking after the 2012 election, according to detailed accounts provided by several aides on both sides. The discussions ended this summer with the two sitting stony-faced around a white wrought-iron table outside the Oval Office.

“When you play with matches, you take the risk of burning yourself,” Mr. Boehner said Thursday of possible unilateral immigration action by the president. “And he’s going to burn himself if he continues to go down this path.” Wall Street Journal

White House: No big reshuffle planned . . . White House press secretary Josh Earnest ruled out any type of reshuffling or firing of White House staff two days after Democrats took a drubbing in the midterm elections. Examiner

Obama’s Latino gambit backfires . . . Obama gambled that delaying executive action on immigration reform would preserve Democratic control of the Senate. He lost. And he may have lost even more than the upper chamber, further eroding Democrats’ standing with Hispanics who have grown increasingly disillusioned with his presidency. Polling data from a number of states show that Latinos widely stayed home on Election Day. Examiner

Issa: Docs put Holder in middle of Fast and Furious . . . House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa told Fox News on Thursday that a massive trove of emails handed to his office on the eve of the elections indicates Attorney General Eric Holder was “at the heart” of deliberations over the Operation Fast and Furious scandal. Fox News

GOP targets EPA . . . House Republicans plan to pass three bills later this month that would rein in an Environmental Protection Agency they say is imposing costly new regulations on American companies without justification. The Blaze

Boehner to push Obamacare repeal, immigration . . .  House Speaker John Boehner said at a press conference today that “it is just time to deal with” the issue of immigration reform, indicating he hopes to enact an immigration law in the coming year. Republicans will also use their new dominance of Congress to repeal or cut back Obamacare, approve the Keystone XL oil pipeline and trim the nation’s debt. Reuters

Latino Leader demands Obama legalize 5-8 million . . . “Success on immigration means a full approach to reform, which to me means expanding protections to 5-8 million undocumented people currently living in this country. Go big, President Obama.” Rep. Luis Gutierrez, D-Ill.

Perry slams abuse of power charge . . . Texas Governor Rick Perry made his first court appearance on Thursday to answer felony abuse of power charges and afterward criticized a special prosecution that has cast a shadow over his possible Republican presidential run in 2016. Reuters

With documentary, Carson appears to be running . . . Yes, the 2016 race for the White House has already gotten started — and it looks like Dr. Ben Carson is first in the ring. Carson, a famous pediatric neurosurgeon and conservative political star, will air a nearly 40 minute-long ad introducing himself to the American people this weekend, an aide to Carson confirms to ABC News.

48 Responses to The Obama Morning News || November 7, 2014

  1. Rep. Gutierrez should read Michelle Malkin’s brilliant analysis of Oregon’s Prop 88. However, I was shocked to learn that 10 states and the District of Columbia are already granting driver’s licenses to illegals.

        • Correct. I was thinking of all those people standing in line for their licence. While they are standing there I hope they are proud of what they have been a part of. In the mean time I am still concerned about the BORDER being concerned FIRST.

      • When they become ‘legal’, most of them will be receiving earned income tax credits which can amt to $2500/mo or more. The underground economy is alive and well here at ground zero in the City of Angels.

    • Question. Federal law supposedly supersedes state laws on immigration correct? Holder sued Arizona on that basis I think.

      So when DLs are issued, and sanctuary cities are established with their own laws, can this be superseded by Federal law?

      Normally I am all for states rights, but I don’t know if this kind of thing is already in the federal immigration laws, which are not being enforced?

  2. The big “lie” in immigration is from the presser–he said he could do his little EO any day now and then the Congress could reverse it or supersede it with a law. First, he could veto that law. Second, are the Republicans really going to take away something he “gives” Hispanics to get their votes down the line?

    • I agree Star.
      I don’t trust Boehner or McConnell to stand up against this issue expressly because of the Hispanic vote.
      Remember,….both of them are against the Tea Party.
      Boehner removed Tea Party members from committees and McConnell openly stated that he would defeat Tea Party candidates.

          • Yes Rush explained that to the caller. She in so many words just made it clear that so many citizens have been pulling their hair, while people in office have not looked out for us.

      • Well, don’t hit–but I think Tea Party members who signed those Norquist pledges were not wise to do so, had no idea how the system works, were simplistic, and probably screwed up tax reform possibilities–something that might have increased econ growth and gained bipartisan support. So I guess I am not pro-Tea Party. Yes, “our country,” get back the Constitution, and all that–but what does that really mean? I think it was mostly yawping with frustration bec a lib agenda seemed to be coming in.

  3. Our immigration system isn’t broken, there’s nothing to fix there.
    What’s broken is the government’s will to stop illegals froms storming our borders and then giving them a pass/amnesty for breaking our laws.

    We have a system that allows legal immigrants to come here already in place. If that system of laws or regulations needs tweaked or fine-tuned to relflect modern times, then that’s a lot different than giving a pass, or a go ahead for millions more illegal, illiterate, peons to invade our country looking for a free handout.

    • Agree with you guys. Since the 80s the problem, the big lie is that the border would be enforced and secured. Concessions were given to illegals based on that. The border still has not been secured, the laws still not enforced. Until we do that I am unwilling to consider any movement on immigration. Secure the borders, enforce the law. No matter how long that takes. Make sure there is a system in place to revoke anything that results from Obama’s amnesty. We seem to be committed to the idea that once done it cannot be done. We have a lot of resources to track everyone who benefits from this amnesty that should allow us to revoke that action. We are not without recourse we are without will.

      All this noise about # of deportations is nonsense since there is a revolving door down at the border.

      Jeff Sessions has the clearest eye on immgration.

  4. Yesterday there was a report that the Obama administration pulled a damaging border patrol report re illegal alien captures at the border for political reasons. The report appeared in the WaPo for five hours on Oct. 2 before it was removed.
    It seems that over half (256K) of those captured this year were from countries other than Mexico!
    This is very suspicious in light of the fact that Mexico guards its borders like a hawk. Is Obama conspiring with Mexico to allow the free flow of illegals from Central America…or, God forbid, the Middle East?
    If for no other reason, all immigration talks should stop until this is thoroughly investigated. It smells to high heaven!

      • In a segment about whether Jerry Brown would attend the two slain Sacramento policemen –he did–Laura Ingraham brought out the fact that Americans, both Mexican American and Anglos, have been victimized by illegal driving accidents, especially in Los Angeles. You don’t hear much about on the MSM. So, WaPo, no way. Of course, legal Mexican immigrants are hurt by other crimes too like rape. It massively under-reported if I may use an oxymoron. Just like black on black crime.

  5. That Reuter’s article sounds as if it were written by someone in the Travis County’s DA office. Lehmberg wasn’t just convicted of DUI; she went on a drunken rampage after the arrest in which she threatened people’s jobs for doing their duties.
    Perry was indicted by a grand jury in Travis County, a Democratic stronghold in heavily Republican Texas, over his veto of funding for a state ethics watchdog that has investigated prominent Texas Republicans. SNIP

    Isn’t it convenient that the writer neglects to mention the other two Republicans, Kay Bailey Hutchison and Tom DeLay? The trumped-up case by Ronnie Earle against Hutchison went to trial, at which point the court ordered a directed verdict of acquittal.

    DeLay’s conviction was tossed, and Lehmberg has not filed an appeal with the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals.

  6. Our immigration system is not “broken” it just isn’t what liberal Dems and big corporations want: new voters and cheap labor. BOTH a blow to legal American citizens just getting by.
    If the Republicans do anything to “fix” it, it had better include:
    1. Repeal of motor voter or at least must provide proof of citizenship to get a drivers license, otherwise any Photo ID law to vote is worthless..
    2. Repeal the anchor baby interpretation that just because an illegal drops a kid North of the Rio Grande he/she an American citizen.
    3. A halt to ALL aide to Mexico and a severe restriction on remittances sent back until they patrol their northern border as well as they do their own southern one.

    • I hate to throw this in as well however you did mention the big Corps. We are all concerned about the employment here. Well for years jobs have been outsourced. Companies are charging more for products and making them smaller as well. At the same time they are paying Way less for workers. It is not just fine people who saw garmets any more.

  7. The correct expression is:
    “If you play with fire, you’re gonna get burned.”
    “If you play with fire, you’ll pee the bed.”
    Take your pick Boehner…but at least get the expression correct.
    My Lord have mercy, these people are morons.

  8. It seems the legal Hispanics and immigrants are against amnesty. So why would the Republicans? Why not work with them and ally with them.

    This idea of giving more to people who are already here illegally is insane. We should cull the herd. Deport out right anyone with a criminal history. Separate “dreamers” — born here– from illegal border crossers. Expired visas — out. Reapply. Zero tolerance.

    There are so many things that can be done.

  9. I read the article regarding Hold. and F&F. I was looking forward to anyone’s comment regarding what Issa has stated. My question, Is how long…… it going to take for everything to be released and the proper people held responisble?

  10. One thing that would work, and would get everyone’s attention, and make everyone come up with a sane solution is to close America’s borders until they are secure and current law is enforced. When that is accomplished, borders can be reopened. New immigration laws can be legislated piece by piece.

    America has closed her borders before — and can do it again. Just take Will — national will is everything.

      • Yes the border needs to be closed today.
        Any child could figure this out, and figure out how to do it.
        Immigration stampede.
        The normal illegal immigration passage though
        Illegal drug groups. That fire weapons along with dealing drugs.
        Deadly Virus.
        Another Virus that is effecting children.
        The fact that we not only have mom and pop coming over from Mexico, we have people from S. America and beyond. No record of them. Some still may only want a chance to feed their children, on the other hand there are some people throughout the world that want to get rid of all of us.

  11. Just read more than 300 people are being monitored in NY for Ebola symptoms–most incoming from W. Africa. Are we losing sight of this–what with the shiny object of the election? Maybe some cases could even have slipped in without a news story.

    • Every other day or so I check the news for the UK on bbc to see if there is any case, or anyone being monitored for Ebola. I just checked again. None.
      However the counter-terror police arrested four men over alledged plot. No indication there was a link to Syria or the other activities of a jihadist group of ISIS. All being held on suspicion of being concerned, in the commission, preparation or instigation of acts of terrorism.
      I did note that here, because we are either very, very lucky we do not have such people here, or those case or just kept from us.

      • Lee, I can’t remember where or when for that matter, but the powers that be asked that the press stop reporting on the number of people being watched for signs of Ebola in the US.

        • Correct. I could not recall the exact rule of thumb, and or date. I was just reminding everyone things being kept from us, in this free Country. As well the fact that we the UK stopped flights, and there has been nothing in their news about Ebola.

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