Goodbye, Constitutional Republic, We Hardly Knew Ye

It was nice while it lasted:

President Obama said in a video that he will lay out his proposal to overhaul the nation’s immigration system Thursday and will travel to Las Vegas on the heels of that announcement to rally support for his initiative on Friday.

“Tomorrow night I’m going to be announcing here from the White House some steps I can take to start fixing our broken immigration system,” Obama said in a video posted on Facebook Wednesday afternoon.

“Everybody agrees that our immigration system is broken. Unfortunately Washington has allowed the problem to fester for too long,” Obama said. “So what’ I’m going to be laying out is the things I can do with my lawful authority as president to make the system work better even as I continue to work with Congress and encourage them to get a bipartisan, comprehensive bill that can solve the entire problem.

Except it’s not a proposal. It’s an order.

Everyone agrees that there are millions of illegal immigrants in our country. There really is no consensus on what to do about them. But it’s not like there are no laws on the books already.

There are lots of laws already in effect that deal with immigration and naturalization. The problem is that none of those illegal immigrants is in compliance with the law. (That’s why they’re illegal.)

Obama doesn’t want to enforce the laws we have, so he’s gonna change them by executive order. He plans to do this by invoking the “make the system work better” clause of the Constitution. I’m sure future presidents will utilize this unprecedented precedent to rewrite any laws that they find objectionable.

On the bright side, think of all the jobs that will be created rewriting civics textbooks to remove the outdated separation of powers stuff.

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123 Responses to Goodbye, Constitutional Republic, We Hardly Knew Ye

  1. Lulu says:

    The Republicans are talking about defunding the illegal immigration stuff. That sounds like a lot of trouble. Too many things embedded into too many budgets. Just defund the White House. Salaries, heat, Air Force One, gasoline for the Beast, the lobster contract, phone bill, broadband service, cleaning supplies, booze bill, toilet paper, etc. If they want to work in the cold and the dark for free so be it. They can knock themselves out.

    If Bronco can ignore a branch of government and elections, turnabout is fair play. I always try to break a problem down to the root cause. The edict is at its root a mandate for the people of the United States to pay for bunch of people who are not here with our consent. They work, and Dream, and blah blah but they didn’t ask permission to come in. Some dickhead that doesn’t have the authority to authorize the spending of our money is promising we will pay for it all. Do we fight with the uninvited guests or the dickhead that invited them? I have always found that someone who won’t listen changes their mind when I cut off the money. If Bronco can’t follow rules then Congress is not obliged to pay for his party. HIS PARTY in the White House. Don’t announce it Congress. Don’t argue with the tween in the Oval Office, Air Force One or the Beast. Just leave him out of the budget like he doesn’t exist. Don’t shut down the government. Shut down the White House. Note: I realize that the WH bills are in the GAO, Pentagon, etc budgets so just zero that part out.

    • 1539days says:

      We already know this drill. If anything is funded less that Obama wants, the media will scream and cry and Obama will not sign any part of the budget. Eventually, the GOP will cave because they are afraid of being unpopular. They have to face the fact they are unpopular. Popular culture is not the ally of Republicans. Shutting down the government will hurt them.

      Still, if they stay the course, the Democrats will eventually cave and the GOP will regain their standing. Obama doesn’t negotiate with reasonable people. When he negotiates with people who won’t budge, he caves in. Look at our foreign policy. If the Republicans go soft on the budget now, they’re basically done for the next two years and they won’t like the outcome dome the 2016 elections.

      • Somebody says:

        She’s not advocating shutting down the government 1539, she’s advocating shutting down the white house.

        I’m not sure how much flexibility is in the budgets, but what I do know is that they can isolate the part of the budget Lulu is speaking of. They can do their jobs like they used to and pass budgets agency by agency. Huge omnibus spending bills and continuing resolutions have only been used in the very recent past.

        Lulu is correct that the R’s shouldn’t announce one whiff of their intentions. They should, however, set about getting as close to what she suggests as they can. At the same time they should also ferret out, line by line, money that would fund illegals. What they should announce with the new Congress is that they are there to do the people’s work and as such they will labor over each and every agency and its budget……because that’s their job. Passing budget items that way takes a lot more work and it’s harder to hide pork, it’s also harder for the executive branch to shuffle money……hence why, that’s exactly what Congress should be doing. Set the narrative that they’re trying to do a better job, people are tired of business as usual in DC, they heard the people and are responding. DON’T make it about gamesmanship or one upping POTUS, not one whiff of something like that or the media will eat them alive.

        I doubt they’ll actually do that because it would also mean they’d have to police their own. It’s what they should do, quietly and calmly. They should be the adults in the room and project a calm, adult like image. They shouldn’t have hissy fits or make threats, just quietly and calmly do their jobs. An old pol I was friends with for years, who was a master at this kind of stuff used to always tell me “Steady as you go”, in other words don’t take the bait, stay calm. The R’s need to chant that to themselves everyday.

        • Lulu says:

          You explained it better than I did. Thanks. I have been on the periphery of small time government budget battles. The punishment that can be meted out in a budget is huge.

        • foxyladi14 says:

          Well said Somebody. 🙂

        • 1539days says:

          The problem is that ValJar has already defined the strategy. If the Republicans change one part of the budget, Obama will say that the Republicans should have brought it up earlier. Then he will call it unfair and play all or nothing. If the Republicans change anything, he won’t sign any other part of the budget and the government shuts down. Then the media blames the GOP and they cave. They don’t want to shut down the government, Obama does. But that’s only because that’s the way he wins.

          • The Klown says:

            If a GOP Congress passes a budget and Obama vetoes it, who gets blamed for the ensuing government shutdown?

          • 1539days says:

            The GOP for being “unreasonable.” The Republicans have to realize it will get really bad and their approval will be in the toilet for weeks. But eventually Obama will have to cave and they can recover with a win in their column.

          • Somebody says:

            Precisely Klown, Obama would be blamed.

            They need to pass say the transportation budget all by itself like they used to. They’re just doing the people’s work going through that budget line by line. Then if Obama vetoes it, Obama doesn’t want roads and bridges, Obama wants to stop air travel. The GOP did their job they passed the transportation budget. Ditto with medicare, authorize medicare as usual…….that way it’s not the GOP that wants to kill granny, it’s Obama.

            Continue on in that fashion budget by budget. The media will surely ask why the GOP is passing items one budget at a time. The leadership needs to calmly say they are doing the people’s work, repeat over and over again that this is how Congress is supposed to actually function……..they’re doing their job, they’re doing the NORMAL work of Congress. Get everything funded except the budgets that you know are going to be major battles and then move in for the kill. They must go about it quietly and methodically without fanfare, but the entire time they’re drawing their battle lines and taking away dem and media talking points.

            Seriously take away pushing granny off a cliff or starving children memes and then what do you have??? This is how they should proceed. If they were smart they’d be working their asses off right now behind the scenes so they can go about it in a pretty rapid fashion.

          • leslie says:

            You’re talking about Congress, Somebody. If they only would do what you suggest. Only some are about doing the work of the people. Sadly, only some.

          • Somebody says:

            Haha Leslie, how true! I said that is what the R’s SHOULD do. I didn’t say it was what they would do.

  2. votermom says:

    OT but awwwwww, so sweet:

    • Lulu says:

      The story of how Lord Mountbatten introduced his nephew to the Princess Elizabeth when she was about 13 and he a handsome 18 year old teenager is so sneaky. She was a goner and never looked at anyone else.

    • Falstaff says:

      Ugh. I have no use for freakin’ royalty. How des it happen that a country founded in revolt against the British monarchy now has so many people who go all gaga for the roayal family? The French had the right idea: the proper protocol when dealing with monarchs is to decapitate them, then parade through the streets with the severed heads mounted on pikes.

      • votermom says:

        I’m going aww because of the photos of the couple after more than half a century in the same pose – I love stuff like that, no politics involved.

      • Lulu says:

        What about self appointed Emperors? Napoleon crowned himself as has Bronco so to speak.

      • Anthony says:

        The French had the right idea: the proper protocol when dealing with monarchs is to decapitate them, then parade through the streets with the severed heads mounted on pikes.

        Yeah, except for that pesky detail of how to run the country after they murdered the monarchy. They went back to a monarchy shortly after they realized they couldn’t figure it out.

        “Off with their heads!” sounds a bit like a monarchical decree.

      • The Klown says:

        The British took away all the real power from the monarchy and left them all the ceremonial stuff, like waving in parades, attending state funerals and greeting tourists.

        • They are a giant tourist attraction, practically living in gilded cages. The ceremonial practices draw huge crowds, many spending quite a bit of money to go see them. Personally, I enjoyed The Tower of London and that was where the crown jewels were. They’re not in the family’s jewelry boxes anymore. The family generates lots of jobs too.

      • Constance says:

        I love the idea of Royalty. They act ceremonially and how can you say “no” to an occasional great ceremony. There is a worship factor with royalty and I think it is great to keep that worship away from anything political.

        I hate know it all Progressives and Presidents who don’t respect Citizens or our Constitution. I hate the tendency to worship politicians like they are royal. Particularly when the politician is a very poor leader like Obama.

    • driguana says:

      they sure got some family noses!

  3. driguana says:

    It really is time for some individual to stand up to Obama. It’s one thing for “the Republicans” to take a stand but as a group, they’ll just get chewed up by the media. If ever there was a time for a super man or woman to stand up and oppose the evil Luthor Obama, it is now! Where are all of the comic book heroes when we need them? Superman? Wonderwoman? Batman? Doesn’t America love a hero anymore? Or is it that Obama is just not quite yet enough of a villain? Where is our defender of the Constitution? Where is Lawman? The man with the “L” on his chest?

    Oh, right… more phone booths!!!

  4. DeniseVB says:

    Jim Webb just sent out an email saying he’s set up an exploratory committe to run for President in 2016. You only have to watch the first few minutes of the video….it sure gave me hopey that the Dems could possible run a normal person. 🙂

  5. DeniseVB says:

    hahahahahahaha…The Big Three Networks aren’t carrying his speech tonight …..

  6. Anthony says:

    Amnesty today, Ferguson decision tomorrow, riots all weekend, the Gruber story gets effectively swept under the carpet. Nice. This “scorched earth” bullshit is getting on my last gay nerve…

  7. votermom says:

  8. Kathy says:

    This makes me sick–for what little republic we have left

  9. Somebody says:

    Klown I agree that our population can’t reach a consensus on immigration, quite frankly we’ll never reach a consensus because a small minority want completely open borders.

    The majority of our population wants secure borders, real, honest to goodness secure borders. A smaller majority doesn’t want to grant amnesty because they’ve seen this movie before. That’s based on opinion polls. I haven’t seen an opinion poll that asks about illegals or even new amnesty recipients being allowed access to social services, but if that question were asked I’m betting a large majority would say NO, NO, NO.

    There are a lot of opinion polls out there on this topic and they certainly provide the pols with information about what John Q Public wants…….even the lofos don’t want amnesty.

    • Lulu says:

      I still think it could be challenged in court as an unfunded mandate to the states. Bronco likes to do stuff that he doesn’t have the money to do and expects someone else to pay for it. The federal funding of it is basically accounting fraud like Quick-Gruber-Books software for Obamacare. A forensic audit would turn up all kinds of criminality.

  10. HELENK3 says:

    miss nancy regrets.
    can not make dinner with backtrack to be told his immigration order because she is going to see Billy Joel and give him a prize

  11. DeniseVB says:

    Ramirez 😀

  12. HELENK3 says:

    I do not listen to Rush normally.
    he does a little bit of correcting the false narrative being spread far and wide.

  13. HELENK3 says:

    backtrack should be reminded of this tale

  14. HELENK3 says:

    now donna is giving orders
    you broke it , you fix it

    when I stop laughing maybe I will sing ” My Heart Cries For You”. Maybe NOT

    • Anthony says:

      That was shadenfreude-licious. Thanks, Helen!

    • fif says:

      The White House, Brazile said when she came to meet with Simas, has got to focus for the next two years on getting the party into better shape, and Obama’s the best and most effective person to get out the message.

      Uh…but he’s the one who has been talking non-stop for 6 years.

  15. HELENK3 says:

    I like this article. believe it or not it gives me hope and reminds me we are a strong country. A lot stronger than backtrack

  16. DeniseVB says:

    Meanwhile, back in DC …. 😉

  17. The Klown says:

    This is Obama’s fuck-you to Hillary. She’s gonna be stuck with the backlash in 2016.

    • Somebody says:

      Perhaps, but I think it’s his fulfilling his promise to fundamentally change the US.

    • fif says:

      From the Hot Air article:

      President Obama’s biggest problem over the next two years may not be coming from recalcitrant Republicans, but from members of his own party blanching at his activist agenda over the final two years of his presidency. While the midterm election results suggested widespread dissatisfaction with the president’s policies, Obama nonetheless is planning to press forward on several polarizing decisions in his final two years. It could help advance his legacy, but come at the expense of the Democratic Party’s long-term health.

      As usual, he doesn’t care about anybody or anything but his own ego. This is about his “legacy.” If he had actually worked while in office, he might have actually had an impressive legacy but he is going to manufacture one come hell or high water.

    • Kathy says:

      Yes–this and the Iran nuclear deal

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  21. driguana says:

    One of the strange vibes I get these days, though, is that it seems like African-Americans simply don’t want to live among European-Americans or have them live in their neighborhoods. they don’t want European-American cops in their neighborhood. OK. Let them have all black police, stores, banks etc. Isn’t that what we used to call segregation? Apartheid? Very strange time.

  22. The Klown says:

    Another Cosby accuser comes forward:

    Serginese met Cosby in 1976 before he was set to perform a standup set at the Hilton in Las Vegas.
    Cosby offered the teenager a ticket, and later invited her to the afterparty.
    Then, he offered her some pills.
    ‘I took them, didn’t know what they were didn’t even ask. I just was intimidated I guess and I took them,’ Serignese told WPTV.
    Despite this, she ended up staying with Cosby, living in his penthouse for weeks, but eventually she moved out and later married.
    She did however take up Cosby on his promise to pay her $500 if she went to school and earned good grades.
    After attending nursing school, and doing well, she got word to go down to Western Union.
    In the end, she got $10,000 from Cosby.

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  24. HELENK3 says:

    since backtrack will announce tonight that it is ok to break laws in this country, Is Monday National Rob A Bank Day. If groups do it and not individuals it is ok right?

  25. sleepyhead says:

    There has apparently been another change in the brand. First it was “illegal aliens,” then it was “undocumented aliens,” then “undocumented workers,” and now from what I am hearing on NPR the moniker of choice appears to be “unauthorized workers.” The announcers and reporters must have used that term 25 times in 5 minutes. I have been trying to turn that over in my head and I guess it is supposed to be a kinder, gentler term, to soften us all up for The Big Speech tonight. Phooey.

  26. 1539days says:

    Obama knows that he can do what he wants because the efforts to stop him, especially in the courts will take years.

    This is why I may be title my blog post tonight “Obama Plans to Cosby America”

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