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WHY THE PRESIDENT’S IMMIGRATION EDICT IS SO DANGEROUS By FITSNEWS  ||  This website has never “breathed fire” on the issue of immigration.  We’ve never demanded mass deportations, nor have we pandered to the far right in a racially motivated attempt to make hard-working Hispanics the “bogeyman” for increasingly dependent American…

WHY THE PRESIDENT’S IMMIGRATION EDICT IS SO DANGEROUS

By FITSNEWS  ||  This website has never “breathed fire” on the issue of immigration.  We’ve never demanded mass deportations, nor have we pandered to the far right in a racially motivated attempt to make hard-working Hispanics the “bogeyman” for increasingly dependent American citizens.

Such convenient political demonization is wrong … just as it’s wrong to selectively impose immigration laws in a manner that unfairly penalizes businesses who play by the rules.  Or to presume tyrannical authority over constitutionally established Republic.

Anyway, we’ve consistently urged pathways to status and other “progressive” reforms to solve America’s immigration problem –  always acknowledging that border security (i.e. turning off the illegal alien spigot) is one of the few things government is supposed to do.

Just last week, in fact, we reiterated how important it is to turn off the spigot “before any action is taking to deal with the status of the 13 million or so undocumented immigrants … currently residing in America.”

We still feel that way …

You can’t “solve” a problem by perpetuating it nor can you solve a problem by creating a much bigger one – which is precisely what U.S. president Barack Obama has done on the immigration issue.  Rather than waiting on Congress to pass a new immigration law, Obama has decided to unilaterally rewrite the law himself.

National Review referred to Obama’s actions as the “most extreme assertion of domestic executive power in our lifetimes.”

Meanwhile Steve Forbes called Obama’s amnesty “the most blatant attempt to subvert the Constitution since Franklin Roosevelt tried to pack the Supreme Court in 1937.”

They’re not being hyperbolic, either.

Look … Obama is correct in saying some of his immigration reforms are “common sense.” And he is correct in saying the U.S. Congress should have passed some of those reforms a long time ago (like between 2009-11, when he and a Democratic-controlled Congress were ramming socialized medicine down our throats).

But whether Obama is right or wrong, the last time we checked there was no constitutional provision empowering presidents to change statues or create and fund new programs based on the prevailing definition of “common sense.”

There was, however, a separation of powers provision which holds that Congress passes laws and presidents administer them.

“Whether this executive order is constitutional is the major question that is still unanswered,” the libertarian-leaning Cato Institute wrote of Obama’s executive actions.  “Portions of this executive order will be unambiguously constitutional while others will skirt the line or could even cross it.  Ignoring that vital question for now and viewing the executive order in purely policy terms, it will produce positive economic effects and legalize a significant number of unlawful immigrants.”

We don’t dispute that conclusion … but Obama cannot be allowed to usurp authority that doesn’t belong to him, no matter what his intention.

After all, Obama has demonstrated repeatedly that his definition of common sense – much like his definition of “spreading the wealth around” – cannot be trusted.  And even if he could be trusted, there is no constitutional basis for the actions he has taken.

Congress passes laws.  Presidents administer them.  Courts interpret them.

That’s the framework upon which America was built … and the further we stray from it, the closer we move toward lawlessness.

“Republicans” and Democrats in Washington have already exploded many of the constitutional prescriptions that established this country as the most advanced, most prosperous civilization in human history.  And Obama’s latest edicts – no matter what one may think of them – do further damage to the foundations upon which America was built.

That is why they – and he – must be stopped.

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143 comments

Veritas November 21, 2014 at 12:05 pm

Pull your head out of your rear. 11 presidents have issued executive orders on immigration plus your revered Ronnie, GHW and W. Remember some history fella, but that’s hard for a political operative with only talking points.

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SCBlueWoman November 21, 2014 at 12:12 pm

But, but, but he ain’t no Ronnie Reagan…. that god.

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guest November 21, 2014 at 12:16 pm

Reagan was a Christian that loved this country.
Obama is a radical follower of Islam (why he used the muslim name of the latest beheading victim (which this kid took with a sword at his throat) with a marxist world-view. He hates America and is a lawless buffoon that believes America to be evil.

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SCBlueWoman November 21, 2014 at 12:22 pm

You prove yourself to be an idiot over and over and over and over. You must hate America and you aren’t a Christian by any definition of the word. Bless your heart.

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guest November 21, 2014 at 12:26 pm

You just can’t stand the truth. The voters tried to explain it to you AND the lawless traitor that occupies the wHite House on November 4th.

Go visit a Planned Parenthood today and watch em perform an abortion.You will feel better.

Bye November 21, 2014 at 12:59 pm

Keep typing keyboard patriot. It’s funny to read big talk from a nobody.

guest November 21, 2014 at 1:03 pm

You must be an illegal and angry Oba-mao fucked you last night?

grandtangosuglydog November 21, 2014 at 2:09 pm

Troll much loser??

SCBlueWoman November 21, 2014 at 3:58 pm

You talking about the typical mid term election with the lowest voter turnout in 30 years. That’s no mandate. Your mom should have aborted you. The world would be better for it.

Have a Blessed Day November 21, 2014 at 4:26 pm

Liberals are such a loving crew, suggesting that someone be aborted is just about as disgusting a notion as I can imagine. You should be ashamed SCBlueWoman. Bless your hate filled heart.

SCBlueWoman November 21, 2014 at 4:58 pm

Bless your heart, your aren’t my daddy and I don’t give a shit what you think. You should be ashamed yourself.

IdiotsRule November 24, 2014 at 8:23 am

You’re disgusting.

SCBlueWoman November 24, 2014 at 9:07 am

You are revolting.

guest November 21, 2014 at 4:55 pm

Georgia,Iowa, North Carolina,Alaska and others with ‘competitive’ races were at 50% or over.

Using your rational since WHITE turnout was down in 2012 Obama’s election should be voided.

Carry on you ugly BITCH. I bet you look like Barbara Moocowski or Diane Frankenstein.

FastEddy23 December 2, 2014 at 2:20 pm

The trouble with da’ bot’ a’ ya’ … You both seem to believe that g’ment in your pants is a good idea!

guest November 21, 2014 at 12:37 pm

Oh you caught me out. I am just so heart broken that Haley stopped
paying me after the election. If I kept up with more crazy posting
maybe she would hire me for her national 2016 campaign. It sure beats
working for a living……LMAO :-)

Smirks November 21, 2014 at 12:54 pm

Oh you caught me out. I am just so heart broken that Haley stopped paying me after the election.

Maybe you just sit in one of her government offices and post for her?

Elmer Smirks Jr. November 21, 2014 at 1:14 pm

Daddy , why don’t you work? If you did we could get the Earned Income Tax Credit like my illegal friends mommy and daddy will get now.

I am tired of using the hose outside to shower.

Mr&Mr.Rocky Smirks November 21, 2014 at 1:09 pm

You aren’t invited to the wedding.

FastEddy23 December 2, 2014 at 2:18 pm

RE: “guest” votes v. SCBlueWoman:

Is that the new ratio here? Two to one against the republicrats?

Wondering how long that will last … come next election cycle, I’m betting the ratio drops to one to one with most serious democrats sticking much closer to the middle of the road (even in the South).

Nölff November 21, 2014 at 12:23 pm

There we go with speculation of his religion and beliefs… I don’t like the guy either, but facts and opinions get blurred.

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guest November 21, 2014 at 12:28 pm

Just look at his policies and who he supports-Hamas and the Muslim Brotherhood.

Smirks November 21, 2014 at 12:53 pm

I think you support the Muslim Brotherhood. I’ll present just as much facts as you have about Obama.

1.

guest November 21, 2014 at 12:55 pm

I think you are a fag and support the LGBT’s goal to legalize beastiality and pedophilia.

Smirks November 21, 2014 at 12:58 pm

I think you are all of those things, plus a member of ISIS and a closet-communist, therefore you are all of those things because reasons.

I also think you’re an Obama supporter. Clearly I have no evidence so you must be one! What a hypocrite!

guest November 21, 2014 at 12:59 pm

lol…

Smirks November 21, 2014 at 1:01 pm

So you admit to all of those things? I knew it.

(Wow, making baseless accusations works better than I thought.)

Rocky November 21, 2014 at 2:48 pm

Guess you can’t respond with anything but insults. I waters down your argument. Do you water down your meth too?

LD November 21, 2014 at 12:25 pm

Please do yourself a favor– Don’t watch Fox News for a few weeks and maybe the idiocy will go away.

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dmkujnn November 21, 2014 at 12:36 pm

the president used his muslim name because he was following the lead of the guy’s parents who used it after his death. his parent’s believe that his conversion to islam was sincere.

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guest November 21, 2014 at 1:06 pm

False. Read Mona Charen on this subject.

Sure November 21, 2014 at 12:58 pm

Reagan was an B movie actor from liberal Hollywood. You dinks wouldn’t even let him through a primary today.

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He's right too November 21, 2014 at 1:51 pm

“Illegal immigrants in considerable numbers have become productive members of our society and are a basic part of our work force. Those who have established equities in the United States should be recognized and accorded legal status.” ~Ronald Reagan

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guest November 21, 2014 at 2:05 pm

Obama: Well, first of all, temporary protective status historically has been used for special circumstances where you have immigrants to this country who are fleeing persecution in their countries, or there is some emergency situation in their native land that required them to come to the United States. So it would not be appropriate to use that just for a particular group that came here primarily, for example, because they were looking for economic opportunity.

With respect to the notion that I can just suspend deportations through executive order, that’s just not the case, because there are laws on the books that Congress has passed — and I know that everybody here at Bell is studying hard so you know that we’ve got three branches of government. Congress passes the law. The executive branch’s job is to enforce and implement those laws. And then the judiciary has to interpret the laws.

There are enough laws on the books by Congress that are very clear in terms of how we have to enforce our immigration system that for me to simply through executive order ignore those congressional mandates would not conform with my appropriate role as President.

Barack Oba-MAO

johnq November 22, 2014 at 6:32 am

My, my just because Oba-MAO once again shoved his big black dick down the republicans throat is no reason to get upset. They should be used to it by now! Lol!!

Hahahahahahahahahaha…………god I love it when the right wing hate machine gets their ass handed to them on a platter!!

Rage on assholes!! Nourishment for my soul.

Rocky November 21, 2014 at 2:49 pm

And South Carolina rednecks should look for common ground with the new immigrants. Both like Pork Rinds. Heck, I like ’em too.

grandtangosuglydog November 21, 2014 at 2:09 pm

Reagan administration still holds the record for most indicted members of his executive staff and most convictions. 138 members of his administration CONVICTED. 138!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Yay Ronnie. His administration is commonly known as the most corrupt ever. But hey keep wishing on stars..maybe someday God will grant you common sense. Doubtful but we hope.

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grandtangosuglydog November 21, 2014 at 2:13 pm

I am a cock suckng queer that hates this country. Voted for Obama 100 times.Ya Obama and my ass is sore.Thanks Smirks.
I am CORRUPT!!!!!!!

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Ronnie was garbage November 22, 2014 at 5:38 am

Ronnie was a two-bit actor, and a piece of sh*t POTUS, whose policies. War on Drugs, Trickle-Down economics, not to mention his sorry-assed justice Scalia continues to eff over this country decades after he left office.

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euwe max November 23, 2014 at 4:19 am

that god
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Republicans got Satan to rename hell, “Reagan.” – I think it sounds better.

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guest November 21, 2014 at 12:12 pm

LMAO!!! Obama has destroyed the Democrat Party and the illegals got nothing.

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Rocky November 21, 2014 at 12:27 pm

No, starting January 1 undocumented aliens can apply and recieve temporary work permits good for three years. If your party decides to take those away – suffer the consequences – muchacho.

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guest November 21, 2014 at 1:25 pm

Consequences from who? 72% of this country is WHITE and will not tolerate ‘illegals’ taking what few jobs there are in this country with almost 40% of adults unemployed and 7 million working part-time.Neither will blacks.

44% of the law abiding hispanics in Texas voted for Gov-elect Abbott.

Good bye Democrat Party.

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guest November 21, 2014 at 12:21 pm

The Democrat Party has shit on and enslaved blacks for generations-trapping them in a perpetual welfare system.

His intentions with his lawless EO is to enslave another ‘underclass’ of potential voters-hispanics.

He has failed. He has destroyed ANY chance of amnesty with a path of citizenship for illegals.

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The Colonel November 21, 2014 at 12:22 pm

Reagan did it in conjunction with a bill he had just signed into law in order to correct the “family issue”. Bush extended the EO fixing another unforeseen problem with the “family issue”. They both were “executing existing law” vice creating their own.

President Obama is selectively choosing to ignore the law.

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mamatiger92 November 21, 2014 at 12:28 pm

“President Obama is selectively choosing to ignore the law.”

What about Gerald Ford pardoning draft dodgers? Was that ignoring the law?

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The Colonel November 21, 2014 at 12:30 pm

The operative word is “pardon” – US Constitution Article 2 Section 2 gives the president the authority to grant pardons and reprieves: “… and he shall have power to grant reprieves and pardons for offenses against the United States…”

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euwe max November 21, 2014 at 1:17 pm

pardon?
——–
Libbey’s includes: Juices, Nectars, Frozen Vegetables, Canned Vegetables,.. and obstruction of justice.

The Colonel November 21, 2014 at 4:13 pm

+5 for a reference only a few of us get.

guest November 21, 2014 at 12:31 pm

Stay on topic. We are talking about the marxist with a ‘prayer rug’ in the wHite House.

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RogueElephant November 21, 2014 at 2:31 pm

I had forgotten about that one. I knew I despised Ford but couldn’t remember the particular reason. Thanks for reminding me. Just another mushy middle moderate.

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Deo Vindice SC November 21, 2014 at 4:53 pm

What a fragger would say.

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The Colonel November 21, 2014 at 6:03 pm

Thank you, us “fraggers” are only interested in accurate and reasonably fair assessments.

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Smirks November 21, 2014 at 12:51 pm

NOPE NOPE NOPE Only a dictator if Obama does it.

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euwe max November 22, 2014 at 9:34 am

the old nope a dope

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SCBlues November 21, 2014 at 3:47 pm

“11 presidents have issued executive orders on . . . .”
Tis true but you left out one very important fact – it was 11 WHITE Presdients

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The Colonel November 21, 2014 at 6:04 pm

Ah the race card, took an awful long time to get played today.

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SCBlues November 21, 2014 at 7:22 pm

“Ah the race card, took an awful long time to get played today”
Nope. It did not take long at all – Republicans have been playing it all day long on the news channels with their heads exploding at the same time.
I sent President Obama a letter last week. Told him to “Fuck with the Republicans” during his last two years. Looks like he read my letter, huh? LOL

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SCBlues November 21, 2014 at 7:22 pm

“Ah the race card, took an awful long time to get played today”
Nope. It did not take long at all – Republicans have been playing it all day long on the news channels with their heads exploding at the same time.
I sent President Obama a letter last week. Told him to “Fuck with the Republicans” during his last two years. Looks like he read my letter, huh? LOL

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grubermover November 22, 2014 at 7:55 am

True. Difference being that CONGRESS passed specific laws expressly enabling Reagan, BushI/I/I I were granted by CONGRESS legal authority and discretion to enact amnesty under specific conditions…King Obama has no such authorization from CONGRESS. ..Massive difference…Dishonesty is a vice…not a virtue. ..

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Alternative Headlines Inc. November 21, 2014 at 12:14 pm

Can’t we just abbreviate the headline?

“Barack Obama: The Dick”

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I Promise November 21, 2014 at 12:23 pm

Nah. He’s a ‘Tater’ too.

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euwe max November 21, 2014 at 1:14 pm

well.. *yeah*!.. no one ever accused Bush of even *having* one! … not that I’m implying anything about Lowing Laura.. or anything.

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guest November 21, 2014 at 1:19 pm

They say Wendy Davis has a big ‘Dick’ and no bush?
Guy she ran against for governor got 44% of the hispanic vote.

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FastEddy23 November 21, 2014 at 1:30 pm

… and she still lost Texas by a landslide … Where u been? … Who cares? … Or R U just a another shiite disturber?

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FastEddy23 November 21, 2014 at 1:28 pm

So, what? Ur sayin’ Bush gave away the farm to the Fascists? (He did, but the history is now so old that it matters not.)

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euwe max November 21, 2014 at 2:00 pm

where did I say it mattered?

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dick November 22, 2014 at 5:44 am

He’s black.. Should be “Barack Obama, the BIG Dick”.

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idcydm November 21, 2014 at 12:16 pm

Think I’ll pop some popcorn.

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idcydm November 21, 2014 at 12:54 pm

Hope the Boy Scouts stop by soon before I run out of popcorn.

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Yawn November 21, 2014 at 12:19 pm

Good lord. The drama. If the republicans had ANY plan for the problems facing the country, why won’t they present it? Two more years of shutdowns from the Grand OLD Party.

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Smirks November 21, 2014 at 12:50 pm

If the republicans had ANY plan for the problems facing the country, why won’t they present it?

Because they’ve trained their constituency to hate the very actions they themselves would do (and have done in the past).

That, and action wastes a good talking point, inaction preserves it for years to come!

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Yawn November 21, 2014 at 12:55 pm

When your voter base is strictly motivated by fear, you never offer a solution. Just more uncertainty and more scary stuff for the simple minded and easily conned. Just read the average comment here. Scared white people, who are played like puppets and make little sense of the real world today.

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Smirks November 21, 2014 at 1:12 pm

The sad part is, I think we need stronger enforcement, but also we need to improve the path to citizenship. I’d love to get something like that on the table.

Amnesty has been the Republican solution for quite some time, but they’ve whipped their base into hating that solution. Now it’s turned into this. One would think the logical approach would be:

For Amnesty: Back Reagan/Bush, blame modern Republicans for not getting something passed.

Against Amnesty: Attack Reagan/Bush, blame Obama for trying to continue in their steps.

Instead, we get Reagan/Bush defense and Obama-bashing. It’s all partisan shit.

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FastEddy23 November 21, 2014 at 1:38 pm

Shut downs? We don’ need no stinking shut downs! … The fed g’ment shuts down once a week, every week, as it is. By 3:00PM today, all fed offices will be closed until Monday after 10:00AM, except military and DC police … and Eric Holder will be out of town for the weekend (again) … Oh Bummer (him too, off to Las Vegas !)

What this country needs is a real fed g’ment shutdown … like put all IRS/EPA/FEMA/DOJ/Small Animal Administration business on official hold until after April 1, so the republicrats can kill off BummerCare, dump the IRS, take out the trash and save us all some time and bucks.

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RogueElephant November 21, 2014 at 2:35 pm

“govt. is not the solution, govt. is the problem. ” The truest words ever spoken.

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RogueElephant November 21, 2014 at 12:20 pm

His objective from day one has been to destroy the USA from within. Immigration, health care, abortion, same sex marriage, destroying our military, breaking our economy. YEP he has just about succeeded.

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guest November 21, 2014 at 12:22 pm

He won’t Rouge. The PEOPLE will prevail.

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Bye November 21, 2014 at 12:49 pm

Not people like you and all the keyboard patriots that love to talk and type, and that’s about it.

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guest November 21, 2014 at 1:29 pm

Really?
11 senate seats
72 house seats
10 governorships
1500 seats in state legislatures

In 6 years.

WE will prevail.

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Rocky November 21, 2014 at 1:51 pm

In six years you’ll speak Spanish.

guest November 21, 2014 at 2:00 pm

Be at least 100 years. I will be in Conservative Heaven with GT and Rouge. We will be speaking English.

Rocky November 21, 2014 at 2:52 pm

Get that condom out of your rearend. But glad you both practice safe coupling.

TontoBubbaGoldstein November 21, 2014 at 4:43 pm

Heaven with GT …

If you like your oxymoron, you can keep your oxymoron.

To paraphrase Hank Jr. :
If Heaven’s got Grand Tango…TBG’d just as soon stay home.

grandtangosuglydog November 22, 2014 at 5:59 pm

a bathroom stall in an airport?

Guest November 21, 2014 at 1:55 pm
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RogueElephant November 21, 2014 at 2:23 pm

After Nov. 4 I still have hope.

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Rocky November 21, 2014 at 12:25 pm

You’re a fool. DOW is near 18,000 – yeah, really breaking our economy. Same sex marriage – that’s the courts and your conservative justices just sided with what is right. You’re on the wrong side of history, and the wrong side of the issue. So tough nuts.

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The Colonel November 21, 2014 at 12:34 pm

Dow is near 18,000 and the National Debt will soon be over $18,000,000,000,000 – yeah, our economy is doing fine…

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Rocky November 21, 2014 at 12:43 pm

Well honestly Colonel – I don’t think it was the current adminstration that squandered a $250 billiona annual surplus and turned it into a $500 billion annual deficit. He might not have done enough to reverse it, but….

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The Colonel November 21, 2014 at 12:46 pm

Surpluses mean nothing unless debt is paid down – every dime of that “surplus” was spent on new spending before it was over.

Rocky November 21, 2014 at 1:00 pm

If you look at the national debt – it actually was going down 1998-2000. But that’s neither here nor there. As for last night, he went even bigger than I thought he would. But all this noise doesn’t take away from two facts. This issue hurts Republicans in national elections more than anything else – and they are the ones who need to act to solve it for their own survival. I’m only half joking when I say – Jeb is watching.

TontoBubbaGoldstein November 21, 2014 at 4:38 pm

… it was only after Republicans took the Congress that we got the surpluses.

GRIDLOCK, FTW!!!

euwe max November 22, 2014 at 9:38 am

vote the unconsciousness ticket in November!

euwe max November 21, 2014 at 1:13 pm

god’s punishment for gay marriage?

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guest November 21, 2014 at 1:16 pm

You are onto something. Obama may be the anti-Christ and our punishment for the perversion in our country?

euwe max November 21, 2014 at 1:23 pm

well, *yeah*!

Hey man, I don’t wanna rain on your parade, but we’re not gonna last seventeen *hours!* Those Republican things are gonna come in here just like they did before. And they’re gonna come in here…

Ripley: Hudson!

Hudson: …and they’re gonna come in here… a..

Ripley: HUDSON!

Hudson: … AND THEY’RE GONNA EAT US!

Ripley: Hudson! This little girl survived longer than that with no weapons and no training.

[to Hillary]

Ripley: Right?

[Hillary apes a salute]

Hudson: Oh sure.. w..why.. Why don’t you just put *her* in charge? .. (Oh, this is great.. I was short, too, man…)

Ripley: You better just start dealing with it, Hudson! Listen to me! Hudson, just deal with it, because we need you and I’m sick of your bullshit.

grandtangosuglydog November 22, 2014 at 5:58 pm

Kill you self quickly, you can be first in line at the pearly gates. Although the way you talk to peeps i wouldn’t count on that. Good luck and aim true.

SCBlueWoman November 21, 2014 at 12:26 pm

If he was a dictator, this page would not be up and you’d be in jail or worse. What is wrong with you people?

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The Colonel November 21, 2014 at 12:28 pm

“What is wrong with you people?”

I don’t know about everybody else but I’m tired of my elected representatives acting as if there is no rule of law, that we have more money than we need and that I need their help in my daily existence.

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grandtangosuglydog November 22, 2014 at 5:56 pm

mmm dont you suck off the govt tit everyday..you work for the govt but i guess ok when you do it?

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euwe max November 22, 2014 at 8:50 pm

as if there is no rule of law, that we have more money than we need and that I need their help in my daily existence.

———-
maybe you need to retire from the military, then.

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The Colonel November 22, 2014 at 8:58 pm

Soon Euwe, soon.

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euwe max November 22, 2014 at 10:43 pm

That old Prussian system didn’t suit me *at all*!

guest November 21, 2014 at 12:29 pm

Like the Fox reporter Holder and the DOJ tried to put in jail?

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Gregory Geddings November 21, 2014 at 12:30 pm

Really. What a load of crap. Obama, like the rest of our politicians are puppets on strings. Wall St. and J.P. Morgan fart and these clowns are rushing around willy-nilly trying to ram their noses between their master’s butt cheeks.

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euwe max November 21, 2014 at 12:45 pm

Someone needs to come up with a better air-freshener.. it’s just unseemly to have to inhale it and run to the odor periphery to exhale, that way.

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mamatiger92 November 21, 2014 at 12:27 pm

Still waiting to hear a viable alternative from the Republican party for the immigration problem…

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guest November 21, 2014 at 12:37 pm

There won’t be any. They don’t need a plan. Obama just fixed that yesterday.
Republicans always made the mistake that the voters wanted immigration reform and that they would pay a price if they didn’t give the Dems what they wanted.
That all changed when Obama open the border and allowed thousands of children to cross last summer. The visual of that defined Obama and the Democrat Party as lawless and a threat to the security of this nation.

Obama just eliminated any chance of citizenship for illegals in our generation.

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Rocky November 21, 2014 at 12:45 pm

Well hopefully your 80 – and besides that – the RINOs in the House and Senate will give them the pathway to citizenship in about 90 to 120 days.

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anotherguest November 21, 2014 at 12:51 pm

“your”?

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guest November 21, 2014 at 1:31 pm

Will never happen.Obama fixed that.

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dkjrnn November 21, 2014 at 12:41 pm

Didn’t you hear, to file a lawsuit against the prez over Obamacare.

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Smirks November 21, 2014 at 12:55 pm

Do nothing, sabotage any attempts at doing something, and whine really, really loudly about how it’s the other guy’s fault for nothing getting done.

Republican strategy since 2010 – ?

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Ed November 21, 2014 at 2:04 pm

You are giving them too much credit. Since around 2006.

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Rocky November 21, 2014 at 12:28 pm

Remember – Jeb is watching. His wife watched the speech last night on Univison.

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Rocky November 21, 2014 at 12:28 pm

This is going to make the SC Worst in the South primary very interesting.

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Krimsen King November 21, 2014 at 12:32 pm

“Rather than waiting on Congress to pass a new immigration law”… hasn’t he, er WE, been WAITING FOR YEARS for ‘congress’ to DO SOMETHING about this?????… as for this… “They’re not being hyperbolic, either.”…. yes, partisan political pundits are just so rarely hyperbolic… aren’t they…. “But whether Obama is right or wrong, the last time we checked…”… well this time, he IS right… but when was the last time you Constitutional scholars ‘checked’?? hahahahaha “Congress passes laws. Presidents administer them. Courts interpret them.”… yepperz….. so when ‘congress’ DOESN’T pass necessary laws, presidents must necessarily administer differently, huh…… hahahahaha no…. the only thing that needs to be ‘stopped’ is this ridiculous OLIGARCHY we got going, and this ridiculous political/religious cult calling itself ‘conservative’ (not really very conservative, more puritanical, absolutist, and really rather radical)….. careful your dark perceptions of your fellow human beings… people don’t see so good in the dark ;)

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euwe max November 21, 2014 at 12:49 pm

Perfection is the enemy of the good…

…which is why no one noticed that Bush was a total fuck-up… they totally expected him to be an idiot… I mean, wasn’t that the whole plan in a nutsack – to irritate the liberals by being all ignant and shit?

…uh, how many states are there again? 52?..

and let’s see – there’s TWO kinds of Islam? wahl what the hell is *that* about.. heh heh… heh heh…

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The Colonel November 21, 2014 at 1:03 pm

Hey Smirks – in answer to your oft posted question about “how’s that law suit coming”?

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/nov/21/boehner-files-long-awaited-lawsuit-over-obamacare/

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Tom November 21, 2014 at 2:37 pm

Washington Times is a right wing rag. Its like watching the Fake News Network. Its not real news, its commentary disguised as news.. Why do people even bother to read things when they know what its going to say. Just cut out the middle man.

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idcydm November 21, 2014 at 7:20 pm

And all the others are right down the middle, right?

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idcydm November 21, 2014 at 7:21 pm

And all the others are right down the middle, right?

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GrandTango November 21, 2014 at 1:09 pm

STFU FITS…you look like an IDIOT (what’s new) coming out AGAINST Obama now…You’re as responsible for this Fool as much as anybody…

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Old Blackman Rocky November 21, 2014 at 3:19 pm

Yo be an idiot. Yo thin dat becuz you vote for da man he gonna let you in his country club? He gonna let you in his house? You thin he gonna do what you wanna him to do. Nah, man. He gonna give dem tannies amnesty, jus like Presdent Obama do. When he go to Cracker Barrell in Greeneville, he tell Juan, don’t ya worry none, we take care of you. When Maria come to clean his house, he tell her, don’t worry, we gonna take care of you. Behind yo back, he call you stupid redneck, and jack king swamp boy. He count yo money and say “like takin’ candy from dat der baby.” Yo thin he gonna fight Obama? He ain’t gonna fight nobody. He think yo a fooo. And I think so too.

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hack November 21, 2014 at 1:13 pm

So imperial declaration that third world savages can colonize your nation, sign up for the welfare dole, ogle your women, and steal what is owed to you is a wonderful thing and not treason right? Because “diversity is our strength/white people=racisssss”? We live in a “nation” (aren’t they supposed to have borders by definition?) of men, not laws.

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DC Geezer November 21, 2014 at 1:48 pm

You morons ignore the facts: All 11 presidents since Eisenhower–including Reagan and the two Bushes–have issued executive orders deferring deportations just like Obama did Thursday. It has happened 39 times over the period. There is absolutely nothing lawless about it. Read history instead of drooling over GOP misinformation

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xx November 21, 2014 at 2:38 pm

Why are we paying a salaries to Congress when the POTUS bypasses them repeatedly with “executive order”? Let’s just tell all the Congressman to go home, quit paying them and let the POTUS handle things without them.

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Rock'n November 21, 2014 at 2:53 pm

Actually, give him a cut of their salaries.

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TontoBubbaGoldstein November 21, 2014 at 4:46 pm

Can we just get rid of “Global Warming” Jim Gandy and replace him with some Mexican weather babes, already.

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idcydm November 21, 2014 at 4:51 pm

+10…Don’t think it could get much better than that.

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N369RM . November 21, 2014 at 5:35 pm

Who made Obama “King Obama”? For 6 years, this braggart of his knowledge of Constitutional Law as a “claimed ” teacher of it has stated that he did not have this power, that only Congress did, and that the ONLY way he could do this is if he were a King.

So the ONLY thing that has happened since then is the American public spoke and threw out the Democrats in a resounding defeat at the polls. And what did Obama say? That he was listening to those WHO DID NOT VOTE.

And what they must have told him was he needed to become “King Obama.” A role he has immediately elevated himself to with the support of those millions of people who did not vote.

WOW!

All Hail King Obama!!!

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bogart November 21, 2014 at 5:59 pm

If Fox and their worshipers had been around in 1862 they would have all had orgasams tearing into Abraham Lincoln about that pesky old Emancipation Proclamation he took care of by executive order.

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idcydm November 21, 2014 at 7:27 pm

The Emancipation Proclamation only affected the confederate states, states that had slavery and still part of the union were not affected.

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idcydm November 21, 2014 at 9:48 pm

A man’s word is his bond, the President said many time he did not have the authority to do what he did, integrity is sorely missing.

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Guest2 November 21, 2014 at 10:07 pm

In reaction to the hallmark elections of 1994, and the so-called Republican Revolution, President Bill Clinton said that the era of big government was over. I happened to be one of the 74 Republican freshmen who came to Congress at that time when Republicans took control of the House for the first time in 40 years. Much to the credit of President Clinton, he looked for areas of agreement rather than disagreement as he read the tea leaves from that election. As a consequence, landmark welfare reform was passed and our federal government saw its only balanced budgets in the last 50 years.

For whatever the reason, President Barack Obama has decided to read the tea leaves of this hallmark election in just the opposite way. Though there was a similar turnover and change with regard to legislative leadership in the Congress, and a big class of new Republican freshmen who represent American sentiment for a change of course, he has chosen to pick the issue that most divides Republicans and Democrats in Washington and act unilaterally. Mind you, this is before the new Congress and its new leadership have even the opportunity to take action. It’s almost as if he is looking for a fight.

I think he is making a big mistake.

I don’t say this as a Republican, but rather as an American, because if anything stands out about my years in office it is that I have never viewed politics through a partisan lens. George Washington was right when he warned 200 years ago about the dangers of “factions,” the 18th century version of political parties. Politics should be about ideas and, plain and simple, this is a bad idea.

Let me give you three reasons why I think this is so.

Over my eight years as governor, I learned a thing or two about the importance of finding ways to work with one’s legislative body. On some things I succeeded, on others, I didn’t, but in all of it I came to begrudgingly see that no matter how good I thought our administration’s idea might be, what mattered by way of constitutional design was what they thought of the idea. For the president to ignore this reality is to poison the well of the two years he still has in office and that hurts much more than his legacy – it hurts each of us.

Two, the notion of the president going it alone tears against all that the Founding Fathers designed. They were so emphatically persistent in creating what John Adams called a “government not of men, but of laws” that they set in place redundant checks and balances and divided power both laterally across the federal system and vertically to include the individual, local and state governments so that they believed no president could act unilaterally. The president has in the past even said he agrees with this when he said on different occasions the following: “With respect to the notion that I can just suspend deportations through executive order, that’s just not the case, because there are laws on the books that Congress has passed.” … “Now, I know some people want me to bypass Congress and change the laws on my own … but that’s not how our system works. That’s not how our democracy functions. That’s not how our Constitution is written.”

His words should guide his actions now.

Finally, if he plows ahead there will be a whole host of unintended consequences. Justice will not be served to the 4.4 million people presently in the immigration queue. They have waited and been a part of the lawful process where visas application processing in some cases goes back as far as 1990. What will they, and those they love, believe about waiting in future lines and the rule of law in America?

More immediately, his action will produce another stampede of future citizens headed for our Southwest border. In the wake of the president’s unilateral move on the so-called DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals), illegal immigration ballooned from El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras. Illegal apprehensions spiraled for each of the three countries to 13,301, 14,086 and 16,546 by 2014 from essentially nothing just two years before.

Think about that for a moment. Thousands of people from south of our border took what the president said a matter of months ago as a sign that there would be amnesty if they traveled north. About 45,000 of them were apprehended from these three countries alone, and now with this much more overt expression of amnesty can one really imagine what will come our way next?

The tug of war of wills and ideas will now begin.

Let’s hope that its outcome preserves our 200-year tradition of a rule of law and checks and balances within our federal system.

Mark Sanford, a Republican, represents South Carolina’s 1st District in the U.S. House.

God Bless Mark Sanford and why you won’t be able to defeat this man in SC.

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Old Blackman Rocky November 21, 2014 at 10:32 pm

Yo be an idiot. Yo thin dat becuz you vote for da man Jenny gonna let you in her country club? Jenny gonna let you in her house? You thin dey gonna do what you wanna him to do. Nah, man. Dey gonna give dem tannies amnesty, jus like Presdent Obama do. When she go to Cracker Barrell in Goose Crrek, she tell Juan, don’t ya worry none, we take care of you. When Maria come to clean her house, he tell her, don’t worry, we gonna take care of you. Behind yo back, she call you stupid redneck, and jack king swamp boy. She count yo money and say “like takin’ candy from dat der baby.” Yo thin she gonna fight Obama? He ain’t gonna fight nobody. She think yo a fooo. And I think so too.

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misterjag November 22, 2014 at 3:21 am

In 1930 Herbert Hoover announced that his administration would issue immigrant visas only to people with the means to support themselves independently. This executive order had the effect of cutting immigration to the U.S. by 90%. Yet another example of past Presidents using their executive authority to dramatic fashion regarding immigration…

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nitrat November 22, 2014 at 8:30 am

“Congress passes laws. Presidents administer them. Courts interpret them.”
The Senate passed an immigration bill about 18 months ago that most people are pretty sure would pass the House with bipartisan support if John Boehner only had the guts to bring it to a vote.
So, the Republican House has not and is not doing its job.
Like the execrable Mark Sanford, the majority of Republican politicians prefer political gesture to actual work.

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Al Sharpcoon November 22, 2014 at 8:50 am

Just thought I’d leave this here.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NfxVkLhlu5s

Barack the Magic Negro lives in D.C.
The L.A. Times, they called him that
‘Cause he’s not authentic like me.
Yeah, the guy from the L.A. paper
Said he makes guilty whites feel good
They’ll vote for him, and not for me
‘Cause he’s not from the hood.
See, real black men, like Snoop Dog,
Or me, or Farrakhan
Have talked the talk, and walked the walk.
Not come in late and won!

[refrain]

Oh, Barack the Magic Negro, lives in D.C.
The L.A. Times, they called him that
‘Cause he’s black, but not authentically.
Oh, Barack the Magic Negro, lives in D.C.
The L.A. Times, they called him that
‘Cause he’s black, but not authentically.
Some say Barack’s “articulate”
And bright and new and “clean.”
The media sure loves this guy,
A white interloper’s dream!
But, when you vote for president,
Watch out, and don’t be fooled!
Don’t vote the Magic Negro in –
‘Cause ’cause I won’t have nothing after all these years of sacrifice
And I won’t get justice. This is about justice. This isn’t about me, it’s about justice.
It’s about buffet. I don’t have no buffet and there won’t be any church contributions,

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CorruptionInColumbia November 22, 2014 at 9:19 am Reply
Manray November 22, 2014 at 11:04 am

The Supreme Court has upheld the presidents’ rights to broad discretion with executive authority. Obama is no more a dictator than Reagan with his 381 executive orders. Perhaps what is most needed in public discourse in America is an end to inflammatory rhetoric. Congress has had more than ample opportunities to craft legislation to deal with immigration issues. They have chosen not to in order to use the issue to pander to the GOP’s right wing. I’m glad someone in the government has had the courage to act.

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