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Old 07-31-2014, 06:13 PM   #1
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What a difference a day makes. Bwahaha.

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Hours before Congress broke for the August recess, House Republicans claimed that the President could use executive action to fix the border situation with unaccompanied children fleeing violence in the Central American countries of Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala. In a press statement released Thursday, House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) and other House Republican leaders indicated that President Obama could address the crisis “without the need for congressional action,” a statement tinged with some irony given that just the day before, House Republicans had slammed the President with a lawsuit claiming executive overreach.

“This situation shows the intense concern within our conference – and among the American people – about the need to ensure the security of our borders and the president’s refusal to faithfully execute our laws,” the House Republican leadership press release stated. “There are numerous steps the president can and should be taking right now, without the need for congressional action, to secure our borders and ensure these children are returned swiftly and safely to their countries.”

Boehner made the statement even though the House still had time Thursday before it broke for the August recess to vote through a $659 million supplemental emergency bill to deal with the child arrivals at the border. The House could still potentially offer up a fix to the border situation when the GOP holds an emergency meeting on Friday morning. Still, Republican leaders are struggling to reach the necessary 218 vote threshold, with some calling on a vote for a separate measure that would defund a 2012 presidential initiative that grants temporary deportation reprieve and work authorization for some undocumented immigrants.

At odds with Boehner’s statement is a lawsuit that House Republicans had authorized Wednesday, which criticizes the President over claims that he had unlawfully overused executive orders. The lawsuit enumerates a number of areas in which they allege Obama had employed executive overreach, but they especially targeted the President for not fully implementing the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Their lawsuit does not specifically mention immigration. Republicans often cite a 2012 executive order known as the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program as a prime example of executive overreach.

Republicans have claimed that the DACA program was responsible for the surge of child arrivals at the southern border since the beginning of the 2014 fiscal year, as well as the reason why they could never pass immigration reform. It seems that the executive action that House Republican leaders have expressed the most interest in since last year has been to dismantle the DACA program, voting three times to dissolve the DACA program, an issue that researchers found has little to do with the current border crisis (eligible DACA applicants must have entered and continuously lived in the United States before June 2007).
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Old 07-31-2014, 06:22 PM   #2
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GOP policy is simply degenerating to incoherency with little depth or substance beyond simply being anti-Obama, whatever that might be.

I'm confident that were Obama to declare next Thursday National Deep Breathing Day, at least a dozen GOPers would succumb to asphyxiation by 9:00am and a few more yet by noon.

I shudder to think what would happen if he declared the following Tuesday National Big Pecker Day...

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Why doesn't Boehner & McConnell just change parties already? They love Obama, and fake contempt for their fox news indoctrinated base. Morons.
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It only gets better, now even the Conservative apologist rag, the Wall Street Journal, is forced to call out the GOP's utter incoherence and inanity on the border crises and immigration:

The GOP's Border Spectacle
The party melts down one more time over immigration.


While the Latino vote may not be critical for the 2014 elections, they will be for the 2016 elections and ever increasingly so beyond that. I think the GOP, in kowtowing to their quickly shrinking but ever-more-strident demographic base, is essentially consigning themselves to a minority-level party, certainly at the national level.

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Fvcking idiots.

How can anyone be dumb enough to continue to back these goons?
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It's fun watching the GOP leadership make fools of themselves and their party.
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They're between a rock and a hard place. Big business wants open borders to cut their labor costs. GOP's options are to try to block amnesty and strengthen the borders in order to keep working Americans happy, or to support what Obama's doing in order to keep the re-election money flowing from Wall Street and Big Business. They're basically going with option 2, but doing everything in their power to put up a facade to make it look like they are fighting Obama.

Obama is in the perfect position. By opening the borders wide and granting amnesty, he gets to add tens of millions to the tit of welfare and then sign them up as democrat voters . . and at the same time keeps big business happy. The more he screws things up, the better off the Democrats are . . . other than screwing over the country's long term financial solvency - but that's a can that can be kicked down the road a while longer.

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They're between a rock and a hard place. Big business wants open borders to cut their labor costs. GOP's options are to try to block amnesty and strengthen the borders in order to keep working Americans happy, or to support what Obama's doing in order to keep the re-election money flowing from Wall Street and Big Business. They're basically going with option 2, but doing everything in their power to put up a facade to make it look like they are fighting Obama.

Obama is in the perfect position. By opening the borders wide and granting amnesty, he gets to add tens of millions to the tit of welfare and then sign them up as democrat voters . . and at the same time keeps big business happy. The more he screws things up, the better off the Democrats are . . . other than screwing over the country's long term financial solvency - but that's a can that can be kicked down the road a while longer.
What I gathered is Obama is fvcking over the working class with his intentions?
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What I gathered is Obama is fvcking over the working class with his intentions?
That was already done by the Previous GOP Administration Who Shall Not Be Named which handed off an economy in nuclear meltdown mode, intentional or not.
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That was already done by the Previous GOP Administration Who Shall Not Be Named which handed off an economy in nuclear meltdown mode, intentional or not.
Does the adage "two wrongs don't make a right" apply here?
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