I’m gone for two weeks, and when I come back, I find that we are picking up exactly where we left off. When we left off, the Obama campaign was so desperate, they were frantically trying to cut and paste radical demographics together to establish a winning coalition – Hollywood activists, gay activists, feminists...you know, the heartbeat of America.
And now, it appears we’ve moved on to illegal immigrants. And in his desperation to hold onto an office that is slowly slipping from his grasp, Obama seems content to trample what even he knows (and has said) is constitutional. Once again, what’s interesting is that this scene once again pits Barack Obama against Barack Obama. Here he is in 2011 on the very question of him arbitrarily granting de-facto amnesty to illegals without Congressional action:
MR. RAMOS: Mr. President, my question will be as follows: With an executive order, could you be able to stop deportations of the students? And if that’s so, that links to another of the questions that we have received through univision.com. We have received hundreds, thousand, all related to immigration and the students. Kay Tomar (ph) through univision.com told us — I’m reading — “What if at least you grant temporary protective status, TPS, to undocumented students? If the answer is yes, when? And if no, why not?”
THE PRESIDENT: 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.
It’s amazing how the prospect of losing re-election can totally change his view of his “appropriate role as President,” isn’t it? In light of this, I am not surprised that liberals are rushing to attack the reporter who challenged Obama’s inconsistency in the Rose Garden announcement or that they are throwing out the tired, old racism accusation in an effort to distract everyone’s attention from this. Why?
Because it’s simply an indefensible obfuscation of his constitutional responsibility...a constitutional responsibility that he himself articulated a year ago. Kind of pathetic, isn't it?