H/T One Old Vet
I have been grumbling that since RedState suppressed Daniel Horowitz the quality and quantity of their coverage of the Obamacrat No Borders policy has collapsed. (Horowitz has continued to post superb work at his Madison Project blog.)
An exception occurred on Sunday with Obama knows and has admitted he can’t reform immigration without Congressional action subtitled President Obama was against executive action before he was for it. By Dan Spencer August 3rd 2014. Befitting RedState’s housebroken status, this was picked up (rather belatedly) on Tuesday by the powerful aggregator Real Clear Politics.
The essay is a useful compendium of video clips and specific dated quotations by President Obama mainly from 2011 rather eloquently explaining the limits of his power:
THE PRESIDENT: I just have to continue to say this notion that somehow I can just change the laws unilaterally is just not true. We are doing everything we can administratively. But the fact of the matter is there are laws on the books that I have to enforce.
September 28, 2011 ”Open for Questions” round table.
Speaking of Obama’s 2012 Dreamamnesty coup d’etat Spencer proclaims with absolute accuracy
In bypassing Congress, Obama blatantly ignored the rule of law that is the foundation of our democracy and violated his presidential oath to uphold the laws of this land….The current flood of Illegal alien “children” pouring across the border is proof that any form of amnesty or immunity will just result in more illegal immigration.
There can be no effective immigration reform that does not first control the border and prevent people from over staying their visas.
But then feebly trails off
…as the president’s Obamacrats and the biased media wing of the Democrats Party cheer Obama on, he prepares to act extra-legally again despite his statements admitting that he knows he can’t. This will only cause the impasse between Obama and the Congressional Republicans to get even worse.
A commenter, ‘anderson659’ offers an excellent idea:
I think the RNC needs to invest in some national TV ads with Obama admitting he does not have the authority to offer amnesty or change laws or change laws. For once they should head Obama off at the pass and drive the narrative, not the MSM
This article is a valuable weapon which involved a lot of work and it will do much to sustain RedState’s Immigrant Patriot credentials amongst those who do not follow the controversy closely.
But in the end both RedState and the GOP Establishment will have to face the fact: the Obamacrats will not desist from their lawlessness until they are stopped. What Peter Brimelow recently said of Boehner applies to them all: Boehner Not Interested In Impeachment—But Impeachment VERY Interested In Him.