It’s a simple concept. You cannot make new law with executive action. If it’s new or in contravention of present law, you can’t do it. And that is why Obama’s actions are unconstitutional.
A new video released by the GOP on Friday calls out former Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton for her hypocrisy on the issue of executive action.
In 2008, Clinton said the George W. Bush administration was transforming the executive branch into an “imperial presidency.” In 2014, Clinton said she supported President Obama’s decision to grant citizenship to more than four million illegal immigrants.
Clinton unknowingly provided the narration for the GOP’s newest video.
“Unfortunately our current president does not seem to understand the basic character of the office he holds,” Clinton said of Bush in April 2008. “Rather than faithfully execute the laws, he has rewritten them through signing statements, ignored them through secret legal opinions, undermined them by elevating ideology over facts. Rather than defending the constitution, he has defied its principles and traditions.”
Why have any laws at all? Everyone knows there are going to be people who steal. Everyone knows there are going to be people who kill. Everyone knows there are going to be dead Democrats who vote…twice.
Via Daily Mail:
President Barack Obama brushed off complaints levied by the GOP that his immigration actions are illegal in an ABC News interview that aired today, saying that the U.S. has ‘limited resources’ and it only makes sense for the government to prioritize the removal of ‘felons, criminals and recent arrivals’ over longtime residents and families.
‘Everybody knows, including Republicans, that we’re not going to deport 11 million people,’ Obama told George Stephanopolous during a Friday interview for his Sunday morning program This Week.
‘The reason that we have to do prosecutorial discretion in immigration is that we know that we are not even close to being able to deal with the folks who have been here a long time,’ he said.
In the extended interview Obama and Stephanoplous also discussed the grand jury investigation into Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson and the 2016 presidential race.
NYC public schools are overwhelmed, just normally, nevermind this.
Via NY Post:
New York has sent a warning to its schools: Expect more illegal immigrants.
The city Department of Education has told principals it plans this year to enroll 2,350 migrant children from Central America who crossed into the United States unaccompanied — with many more to come.
“It is expected that children will continue to arrive in large numbers in the coming years,” says a DOE memo to principals obtained by The Post.
The notice comes as the city rolls out a $50 million red carpet for 1,662 minors who crossed the border this summer to escape violence and gangs in Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador.
In the “surge,” 5,000 of the 63,000 migrant kids caught trying to cross US borders — or who turned themselves in for refuge — have been released to relatives or other “sponsors” in New York state. Most live with other illegal immigrants.
Meanwhile, as this pushes resources to the breaking point, the Mayor of NYC tweets about rainbows and unicorns.
— Bill de Blasio (@BilldeBlasio) November 23, 2014
Meanwhile Wilson and other police officers and their families have had to go into hiding because of threats.
Via Daily Caller:
Benjamin Crump, the attorney for Michael Brown’s family, said on ABC’s “This Week” that he doesn’t worry about due process for Ferguson Officer Darrell[sic] Wilson, the police officer who shot his client’s son.
HOST GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS: It sounds like you’ve prejudged what the grand jury is going to say. You’ve already decided the process is unfair?
CRUMP: No, the process is completely unfair. 99 percent of the time, police officers aren’t charged when they kill young people of color. So when you look at the face of those overwhelming statistics and you think that we are upset because…
STEPHANOPOULOS: But let me ask the question — let me ask, what if there was a struggle. What if there was a struggle for the gun and the evidence shows that?
CRUMP: You know what, in America we have a constitution; you have a right to trial by jury. And I have no doubt if they were to indict the police officer, he would be guaranteed his full constitutional rights of innocent until proven guilty. He would get every benefit of the doubt. I don’t worry about the due process for Officer Wilson. I worry about the due process for the little black boy dead on the ground.
The ‘little black boy on the ground’? Isn’t that racist? By the way,’little’ Mike Brown was 6’4″, 292 pounds, on his way from just having strong-armed a clerk in a Quik-Trip and stealing Swishers.
Why the continual infantilizing of Brown? He was 18 which in most places in the world qualifies as an adult, except perhaps in Obama’s America where childhood with government as father seems to extend forever. The only reason is to again exaggerate the ‘victim’ versus evil police dynamic.
If you claim to care about justice, you should care about due process for Darren Wilson. Either there is law apply or there is chaos.
Hear The Sound Of Cancelled Reservations: Delta Airlines Tweets Support Of Obama’s Immigration Debacle
— Delta Air Lines News (@DeltaNewsroom) November 21, 2014
Why any public carrier would tweet out something so inherently bad for business is beyond me. You can imagine the response.
Here’s one take:
— Lori_NMetroATL (@perpetualvjlinz) November 23, 2014
@perpetualvjlinz Let's work together. We would love to assist you with your travel needs. Please follow/DM details. *PW
— Delta Assist (@DeltaAssist) November 23, 2014
— Lori_NMetroATL (@perpetualvjlinz) November 23, 2014
Major Newspaper Pulls Cartoon Critical Of Obama’s Executive Action Because Of Claims Cartoon Was ‘Racist’
Truth is inherently racist, if you’re a progressive. You must inoculate the public from it by shutting down any criticism.
Via The Blaze:
After the Indianapolis Star published a political cartoon on Friday that was decidedly against President Barack Obama’s executive action on immigration reform, the paper’s executive editor Jeff Taylor said many readers were offended and called it “racist.”
So on Saturday the Star pulled the political cartoon by Gary Varvel. Taylor said Varvel “did not intend to be racially insensitive in his attempt to express his strong views” about the issue but added that ”we erred in publishing it.”
Bad News For Hillary: Obama Says People Are Going To Want That “New Car Smell” Not Someone With “Mileage”
President Obama took a thinly veiled shot at Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential aspirations on Sunday, saying American voters want that “new car smell” and “something that doesn’t have as much mileage as me.”
“I think the American people, you know, they’re going to want — you know, that new car smell,” Obama told ABC’s George Stephanopoulos. “You know, their own — they want to drive something off the lot that doesn’t have as much mileage as me.”
When asked about Clinton’s potential 2016 run, Obama said he was prepared for Clinton to attempt to distance herself from his administration.
“She’s not going to agree with me on everything,” Obama said. “And, you know, one of the benefits of running for president is you can stake out your own positions.”
Most importantly, however, Obama seemed to prioritize ensuring that the next president is a Democrat.
“I am very interested in making sure that I’ve got a Democratic successor,” Obama said. “So I’m going do everything I can, obviously, to make sure that whoever the nominee is is successful.”
The reporter, Michael Smerconish, makes the cogent point how are you “peacefully protesting” if you are agitating, cursing and spitting on the police and calling for their death? But what Smerconish may not understand is that Masri is not unusual, this is the normal representative, the normal tenor of the “peaceful protest” in Ferguson, indeed of all leftist protest, and we can produce countless videos to prove it.
If it isn’t obvious to everyone yet, these ‘hecklers’ that somehow manage to get into very controlled, often invite only events, are often plants to justify ‘doing more’ because the ‘problem is so bad and people demand answers’.
HT: Sooper Mexican
Ivy League School Holds Funeral For Mike Brown And All Non-White People Killed By Capitalism And Racism
Of course, capitalism has freed more people than any other system on Earth, but let not facts dissuade the deluded.
Via Daily Caller:
Preparing for the soon expected grand jury verdict in Ferguson, Missouri, students at the University of Pennsylvania held a ceremonial funeral on Friday afternoon for “black and brown bodies” oppressed by the evils of capitalism and the racism of police officers.
Known as the Students Organizing for Unity and Liberation (SOUL), the multicultural student group founded in 2012 has held a litany of stunts on the Philadelphia campus to “create a more conscious and active community at UPenn and in Philadelphia,” according to the group’s Facebook page.
Since the beginning of the school year, SOUL has deemed Friday “#FergusonFriday,” a day when members wrap-up the work week with symbolic graveyards, performances featuring blood-drenched bodies and most recently a mock funeral to demonstrate against the death of Michael Brown in Ferguson.
“Judicial system + capitalism + police brutality = representing the systemic oppression that has contributed to the genocide of black and brown bodies. Indict, convict, send those killer cops to jail. The WHOLE damn system is guilty as hell,” warned one Facbook post from earlier this month.
No conflict there.
Via Fox News:
Anthony Brown, the Maryland Democratic gubernatorial nominee who lost in an upset in November, took out a $500,000 loan from a labor union late in his campaign and has so far failed to repay the money as agreed, according to a financial report filed earlier this week.
The loan and Brown’s failure to meet the Nov. 7 deadline were reported first by The Baltimore Sun.
Taking out such a loan is Maryland in legal. And the move by Brown, the state’s lieutenant governor, who was expected to win in Democratic-leaning Maryland, is not without precedent in the state.
He leaves behind a dealer and two crackpipes.
Via NY Daily News:
WASHINGTON — Former District of Columbia Mayor Marion Barry, whose four terms were overshadowed by his 1990 arrest after being caught on videotape smoking crack cocaine, died Sunday morning. He was 78.
Barry’s family said in statement that he died shortly after midnight Sunday at the United Medical Center, after having been released from Howard University Hospital the previous day. He had battled kidney problems stemming from diabetes and high blood pressure and underwent a kidney transplant in February 2009.
The statement said Barry’s family requested that their privacy be respected, and further details would be forthcoming.
Obama Twitter Account Claims “Fact”: His Immigration Action Will Boost GDP By Tens Of Billions Of Dollars
This is the account run by OFA:
FACT: President Obama's #ImmigrationAction will boost the U.S. GDP by tens of billions of dollars.
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) November 22, 2014
@BarackObama Fact – you've lied about so much that without proof I don't believe anything you say. This flies in the face of basic economics
— Axios (@AxiosCA) November 22, 2014
Yup, unicorns are real and so is that $2500 savings he promised me on my health insurance….
Via Daily Mail:
A substitute teacher in a northern New Jersey school district is accused of sexually assaulting a 16-year-old student.
Passaic County Prosecutors say 21-year-old Linda Hardan, of Prospect Park, also is charged with child endangerment and criminal sexual contact.
The charges were filed Friday and made public on Saturday.
Hardan is accused of assaulting a 16-year-old student from Manchester Regional High School, where she worked as a substitute teacher.
Via National Review:
The protests in Ferguson, Mo., on Friday night grew larger than previous days’ gatherings of protesters, despite the rain and cold weather. Police officers used a megaphone to ask protesters to leave the street outside the Ferguson Police Department or they would be arrested. In this video, protesters responded by chanting ”F— the police” and shouting “We don’t give a f— about your laws like you don’t give a f— about our lives.” Warning: Video contains foul language.
[ed.- “FTP” means “Fuck the police”]
Protesters then moved to West Florissant Street and blocked traffic in front of a McDonald’s restaurant and chanted, “Who shut sh– down? We shut sh– down!” Warning: Video contains foul language.
The employees working inside of the 24-hour McDonald’s restaurant were so frightened that they locked the doors and temporarily closed the store until protesters moved down the street.
What success, you scared some poor folks in a McDonalds. Congratulations on your revolution!
CONAKRY, Guinea - It was a highway robbery but the bandits got more than they bargained for when they stopped a taxi in Guinea and made off with blood samples that are believed to be infected with the deadly Ebola virus.
Authorities publicly appealed on national radio Friday to the unidentified robbers to hand over the samples that were stolen from the taxi during its 265-kilometre (165-mile) trek on winding rural roads from the central Kankan prefecture to a test site in southern Gueckedou.
The samples, stored in tightly wrapped vials tucked into a cooler bag, were in the care of a Red Cross courier who was among nine passengers sharing a taxi when three bandits on a motorbike led the attack near the town of Kissidougou, a local Red Cross official said.
The robbers forced the passengers out, stole mobile phones, cash and jewelry, and fired into the air as they demanded the handover of the cooler bag, said Saa Mamady Leno of the Red Cross in Gueckedou. The courier, Abubakar Donzo, was later questioned by police.
Hoping to slip them past without notice…
President Obama has opened a new front in his hard line against the incoming Republican Congress by releasing more detainees from Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, against lawmakers’ objections.
The Pentagon announced Thursday that four al Qaeda fighters from Yemen, including a senior figure who facilitated travel to Afghanistan for Arab extremists, and a Tunisian extremist would be transferred to Slovakia and Georgia.
The transfers leave 143 detainees at Guantanamo, which Obama has vowed to close. Republican lawmakers, who have been pressing the administration to stop releasing detainees amid reports that some former prisoners had joined the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, were furious.