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Judge to DOJ: “Like an Idiot,” I believed you

What? The Obama administration lie? I’m sorry – misstate the truth?

Judge Andrew Hanen, who blocked President Obama executive amnesty order, waited until mid-February to do so because he was assured by Justice Department attorneys that they wouldn’t be doing any amnesties until then.


According to National Review:

Early this month the government’s attorneys admitted that they misled Judge Hanen. Between November 20, when President Obama issued his fiat, and February 16, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) granted approximately 100,000 applications for deferred action under the expansion of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program created in DAPA.

Did the government’s lawyers lie? Or did they make a months-long mistake? That was the question posed to the DOJ’s legal team by a visibly angry Judge Hanen in a hearing in Brownsville, Texas, last Thursday.

Deputy Assistant Attorney General Kathleen Hartnett could not explain why multiple DOJ lawyers — herself included — told the court multiple times over two and a half months that DHS would not be accepting requests for deferred action under the challenged order until mid February . . .

It seems clear what Hanen thinks happened: “When I asked you what would happen and you said nothing, I took it to heart. I was made to look like an idiot,” Hanen told Hartnett. “I believed your word that nothing would happen. . . . Like an idiot, I believed that.”

Let me help poor judge Hanen out. From the works of Saul Alinsky:

The man of action views the issue of means and ends in pragmatic and strategic terms. He has no other problem; he thinks only of his actual resources and the possibilities of various choices of action. He asks of ends only whether they are achievable and worth the cost; of means, only whether they will work. To say that corrupt means corrupt the ends is to believe in the immaculate conception of ends and principles.

Yes, judge, you were made into an idiot. A useful idiot.

17 thoughts on “Judge to DOJ: “Like an Idiot,” I believed you”

  1. Aren’t people weary of this administration? One lie after another; almost get immune to all of it. What a sorry state of affairs for our country to be in!

  2. Now even a judge concurs. How many people have to validate the words of Joe Wilson for him to receive the credibility Obama keeps losing?

  3. “I believed your word that nothing would happen. . . . Like an idiot, I believed that.”

    The words spoken by the judge should linger in the air and reverberate in the ears of every fool that voted for Obama.

  4. Idiot. I have tried to be as nice as possible, by using the word: Blindsided. Yes he was making a point, and speaking for himself. However people have got to speak up. I voted for Bush, However I got snapped at, everytime I made a comment about the phone issue.

  5. Heck with the story Keith. The Doobies are my all time favorite and that song is simply one of their best. I have it stuck in my head now, but that’s OK, I’ve had the words and tune lodged in my brain since the day the song came out. There’s something strange about how our brain can remember words to a song we haven’t heard in a million years. Thanks for the memories.

  6. The Clinton Doctrine – do or enact whatever you wish (with a pen and a phone). Then, years later, when the damage has been done (illegals already here) and it is too late to undo, let the courts decide.

  7. The judge is an idiot.
    The song makes me yearn for my youth.
    Neither of the above make feel better about current circumstances.

  8. My bet is that the attorneys told the truth tomthemdesk as they knew it. The problem is the attorneys were lied to by higher ups that are no longer there.

    This administration will do anything it wants knowing the judiciary branch will get to it in a few years when they are out of office and mass pardons handed out by Obama. I guess he can pardon himself.

  9. And I’m sure that a number of US Senators have taken note of what’s going on in that case, which–one has to suspect–may be why Lynch’s AG nom just got slowed down.

  10. The lies, deceptions continue unabated. This man, Obama, and his deputies or lackeys are so deceitful that am amazed congressional Republicans don’t stop him once and for all.
    This man has to be stopped. I fear what he has planned to do before he leaves.

  11. So, are the amnesties any good — after all, they were granted under a move that was blocked by the court, even if it happened afterward.

  12. What is happening is even bigger. President Obama is making people know that he can’t be trusted. If that’s the case how can anyone (like the Iranians) go into a treaty knowing he can’t be trusted with his word.

    therefore, in that situation, both sides are lying then the document is truly worthless.

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