Six Dem Senators Have Criticized Obama’s Executive Amnesty (So Far)

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Democrats in Congress who don’t object basically are saying they are irrelevant.

Via Weekly Standard:

A handful of Senate Democrats are publicly expressing disapproval of the president’s executive action on immigration, but it’s not yet clear that any of them are willing to do anything to stop him.

“Our immigration system is broken, and I support a comprehensive plan to fix it, but executive orders aren’t the way to do it,” Missouri senator Claire McCaskill said in a statement issued late Friday afternoon.

“I am as frustrated as anyone that Congress is not doing its job, but the President shouldn’t make such significant policy changes on his own,” Senator Joe Donnelly of Indiana said in a statement Thursday.

“I’m disappointed the President decided to use executive action at this time on this issue as it could poison any hope of compromise or bipartisanship in the new Senate before it has even started,” Senator Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota said in a statement Thursday.

Senator Angus King, an independent from Maine who caucuses with the Democrats, told Politico: “I worry that his taking unilateral action could in fact inflame public opinion, change the subject from immigration to the president. I also have constitutional concerns about where prosecutorial discretion ends and unconstitutional executive authority begins.”

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How Obama Is Still Making Everything Worse

President Obama Delivers Remarks On Executive Action Immigration Reform

Via NY Post:

The short bios in The Post and other places featuring immigrants who are in the United State illegally were fascinating. I was struck by their courage to leave their homelands, their pluck at navigating a new culture and their patience in waiting for America’s official welcome mat.

Something else struck me, too. Not a single one expressed remorse for jumping the fence or overstaying visas. The law was simply a nuisance, an unfair barrier to their right to live in America, and they felt no qualms about violating it.

Some of these immigrants, including one woman who sneaked in from Mexico 18 years ago, even complained that presidential ­amnesty doesn’t include free health care.

“It isn’t fair,” Graciela Flores whined.

What luck — she and the other 5 million who benefit have found their soul mate in Barack Obama. He’s not into obeying laws, either. And he is endlessly entitled to whatever he wants, whenever he wants it.

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Stephanopoulos Asks Obama: If You Can Selectively Enforce Immigration Law, What Prevents Another President From Not Enforcing Tax Laws?

What does Obama say? Oh, that would be wrong.

Via The Blaze:

If President Barack Obama can exercise “prosecutorial discretion” — basically deciding not to enforce the law in certain cases — when it comes to immigration, could later presidents decide not to enforce other laws?

Could, say, a Republican president decide not to enforce tax laws?

That’s the question that ABC News correspondent George Stephanopoulos asked the president in a Sunday morning interview, and Obama fired back by saying, essentially, there were too many illegal immigrants to enforce immigration law and because tax cheats are richer and less numerous, they couldn’t get a free pass in the future:

The reason that we have to do prosecutorial discretion in immigration is that we know we are not even close to being able to deal with the folks who have been here a long time. The vast majority of folks understand that they need to pay taxes, and when we conduct an audit, for example, we are selecting those folks who are most likely to be cheating. We’re not going after millions and millions of people who everybody knows are here and we’re taking advantage of low wages as they’re mowing lawns or cleaning out bedpans, and looking the other way.

Obama added, “Everybody knows, including Republicans, that we’re not going to deport 11 million people.”

“So you don’t think it’d be legitimate for a future president to make that argument [that tax law should be selectively enforced]?” Stephanopoulos asked.

“With respect to taxes?” Obama said. “Absolutely not.”

Gray Lady Gets A Little Grayer: NY Times Admits To Plagiarism And Stupidity In One Corrective Paragraph

That’s what you get when your ‘fashion section’ is about Kim Kardashian’s derriere…

An Imperial Presidency

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.

Via WFB:

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.”

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Obama: “Everyone Knows We’re Not Going To Deport 11 Million People”

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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.

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Flood Of Illegal Aliens Pour Into NYC Public Schools

Unaccompanied minors ride atop the wagon of a freight train, known as La Bestia (The Beast) in Ixtepec

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.

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Meanwhile, as this pushes resources to the breaking point, the Mayor of NYC tweets about rainbows and unicorns.

Brown Family Attorney: I Don’t Worry About Due Process For Darren Wilson

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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 dead 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 or there is chaos.

Hear The Sound Of Cancelled Reservations: Delta Airlines Tweets Support Of Obama’s Immigration Debacle

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:

Major Newspaper Pulls Cartoon Critical Of Obama’s Executive Action Because Of Claims Cartoon Was ‘Racist’

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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.”

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Judge Jeanine Skewers Obama On Immigration: “Slap In The Face To Legal Immigrants!”

Bad News For Hillary: Obama Says People Are Going To Want That “New Car Smell” Not Someone With “Mileage”

Damn ageist…

Via WFB:

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.”

CNN Interview With Palestinian #Ferguson Protester Turns Into Shouting Match

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.

Obama Response To ‘Heckler': My Lawless Action Is Just “The First Step”

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’.

SNL’s Brilliant ‘Schoolhouse Rock’ Satire Of Obama’s Executive Order On Immigration

HT: Sooper Mexican

Ivy League School Holds Funeral For Mike Brown And All Non-White People Killed By Capitalism And Racism

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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.

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Failed MD Dem Gubernatorial Candidate Borrowed $500,000 From Union, Hasn’t Paid It Back

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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.

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Marion Barry Dead At 78

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.

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Obama Twitter Account Claims “Fact”: His Immigration Action Will Boost GDP By Tens Of Billions Of Dollars

This is the account run by OFA:

Yup, unicorns are real and so is that $2500 savings he promised me on my health insurance….

Female Muslim Substitute Teacher Charged With Sexual Assault On 16 Year Old Student

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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.

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