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06 September 2014

Obama: Amnesty AFTER Elections

Ed Morrissey from Hot Air 'breaks' the bad news...for all involved.  La Raza, et al, won't get their amnesty for 6 million illegals now (bebés pobres have to wait a little longer), Democrats have a Sword of Damocles hanging over their heads heading into the midterms, and the American people get screwed after they voice their opinion on the matter in November:

Is this really “breaking news” if it was sadly predictable all along? The AP thought so:

BREAKING: White House officials: Obama to delay immigration action until after November election.

— The Associated Press (@AP) September 6, 2014 

They lead the actual story by emphasizing that Barack Obama broke a promise by kicking this can down the road:

Abandoning his pledge to act by the end of summer, President Barack Obama has decided to delay any executive action on immigration until after the November congressional elections, White House officials said.

The move is certain to infuriate immigration advocates while offering relief to some vulnerable Democrats in tough Senate re-election contests.

Two White House officials said Obama concluded that circumventing Congress through executive actions on immigration during the campaign would politicize the issue and hurt future efforts to pass a broad overhaul. 


I don't know why they are so surprised.  It's not the first pledge on this issue that he has broken...

‘I cannot guarantee that it is going to be in the first 100 days. But what I can guarantee is that we will have in the first year an immigration bill that I strongly support and that I’m promoting. And I want to move that forward as quickly as possible.'

- Barack Obama, Jorge Ramos interview, 28 May 2008, played on ABC’s This Week on 4 July 2010

He didn’t do jack on the issue in his first TWO years in office when Democrats has huge majorities in Congress. The Democrats wanted stimulus, Obamacare, Dodd-Frank-enstein, and climate change (passed House only).

Latinos, maybe, he’s just not that into you…especially if it is going to cost him anything.

On a related subject, 3 Drudge headlines:


Black Unemployment Hits 11.4%…*

 Record Number of Foreign-Born Hold Jobs in USA… 


White unemployment is 5.3%

Hispanic unemployment is 7.5%

Asian unemployment is 4.5%

Adult male unemployment is 5.7%

Adult female unemployment is 5.7%

Teenager unemployment is 19.6%

Sooooo, obviously, what we need is MORE immigration in order to have MORE people competing for FEWER jobs.

The survey of 1,001 likely voters found that 61 percent say they disapprove of the president’s job on immigration, while 32 percent say they approve. That’s worse than his overall job approval rating (57 percent disapprove, 40 percent approve).
Furthermore, 74 percent say they would rather Obama work with Congress to change the country’s immigration policy, while only 21 percent say they support his doing so “on his own” through executive action. The numbers on executive action versus working with Congress are lopsided among both conservatives and moderates, with only self-professed liberals favoring a “go-it-alone” path on immigration. Obama has suggested he may act on his own on immigration after the comprehensive reform bill he supported has stalled in the House of Representatives.
The poll discovered a heightened interest in immigration as a political issue since the news of thousands of illegal immigrants crossing the southern border began dominating headlines this summer. Eighteen percent now say it’s the issue they most care about, with 39 percent saying they put it among their top 3 issues.

From WaPo, Obama might allow millions of illegal immigrants to stay. It would be a huge gamble: 

A Washington Post-ABC News poll last year showed only 13 percent of Americans would be “angry” if Congress didn’t approve a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants, while 40 percent said they would be “relieved.” The same poll showed 30 percent of Americans opposed the Senate-passed comprehensive immigration reform bill “strongly,” while just 19 percent supported it “strongly.” 

In addition, a March Post-ABC poll showed supporting a path to citizenship was actually a net-negative for a candidate. While 27 percent of registered voters said they would be more likely to back a candidate who supports a path to citizenship, 39 percent said that doing so would make them less likely to support a candidate.

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