Friday, November 14, 2014

Immigration Reform By Executive Order Part 2...

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Republican congressional leadership vows to fight President Obama "tooth and nail if he uses executive order to move immigration reform forward. Of course all the while pointing out congressional action to reform immigration law is the proper constitutional process. Which of course makes all the sense in the world.

So, republican congressional leadership, why haven't you acted responsibly and pased comprehensive immigration reform?

I think we all know the answer to that one.

The Washington Post - Congressional Republicans have split into competing factions over how to respond to President Obama’s expected moves to overhaul the nation’s immigration system, which are likely to include protecting millions from being deported.

The first, favored by the GOP leadership, would have Republicans denounce what House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) has called “executive amnesty” and use the party’s new grip on Congress to contest changes to the law incrementally in the months ahead.

The second, which has become the rallying cry for conservatives, would seek to block the president’s decision by shutting down the government for an extended period until he relents (emphasis mine).

The brewing internal debate, which started to play out Thursday in meetings on both sides of the Capitol, represents the first significant test for Boehner and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) since Republicans won full control of Congress, forcing the leaders to balance their desire to show that the GOP can govern and their fears of upsetting the conservatives who lifted them to power.

“It’s a big test for the leadership. We cannot listen to the loudest, shrillest voices in our party,” said Rep. Charlie Dent, a moderate Republican who represents the Philadelphia exurbs. “At some point we have to fund the government, and we should not fight to attach some demand. I don’t want to stand by and watch as our party gets driven into a ditch.”

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Via: Memeorandum


  1. Not unexpected; in my state the GOP has had control of all branches of government for the last 30 years and they have fought among themselves ever since. IMO, sort of a natural phenom, when one
    party (either) holds a majority.

  2. I agree BB Idaho. It seems the longer one party holds all reins of power the more ineffective and paralyzed government becomes.

    Of course when people have little stake in anything, don't bother to inform themselves on the issues, or don't vote if they are informed, we pretty much get what we got at present. For sure on the national level anyway.

  3. Interesting that the dilemma is between showing that they can govern and pissing off conservatives. Does this mean that conservatives are not interested in governing? The Republican leadership really thinks it is to their advantage to shut down the government? That certainly has not worked so well for them in the past. This should be a no-brainer. I mean really. They take over control of Congress and one of the first things they do is shut down government.

    That is not what they were elected to do!

  4. Frankly Jerry I admit I don't have a clue as to the GOP's thinking these days. Much of their agenda has me questioning their sanity.

    It is past time for republicans to seize responsibility and govern effectively and with an agenda that is in the best long term interests of the nation rather than just the special interests they sold out to.

  5. If the republican majority were to fight the president, (and by extension, the American people,) "tooth and nail," somebody please explain exactly what it is or might be that they would be doing any differently?

  6. Yes, they have been fighting him tooth and nail since he was originally elected. Their primary goal was to make Obama a one term president. That was a miserable failure, butpresident make him a two term president.


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