Look, guys. I understand that no Democrats in the Senate are going to vote to impeach this traitor in the White House. But he’s daring the Republicans to. He is threatening federal workers to violate federal law or else they are going to be fired from their jobs or worse:
“Until we pass a law through Congress, the executive actions we’ve taken are not going to be permanent; they are temporary. There are going to be some jurisdictions and there may be individual ICE official or Border Control agent not paying attention to our new directives. But they’re going to be answerable to the head of Homeland Security because he’s been very clear about what our priorities will be,” Obama said, according to a partial transcript provided by the pool reporter.
“Not only are we going to have to win this legal fight.. but ultimately we’re still going to pass a law through Congress. The bottom line is I’m using all the legal power invested in me in order to solve this problem.”
“If somebody’s working for ICE … and they don’t follow the policy, there’s going to be consequences to it.”
He joked about using the IRS to audit his enemies too and we saw that he followed through on that threat. We are already so far beyond High Crimes and Misdemeanors at this point. Republicans laid their cards down before the flop and said they would never lift a finger against Obama.
Well, assholes – he heard you loud and clear and ran with it.
This would be a question to any hardened Leftist:
Imagine the CEO of a big corporation, in some big, gray corporation building, sitting behind his burlap sacks with dollar bill signs on them and chomping on his cigar sends out an e-mail ordering his Accounting, Tax, and Legal Departments to do whatever they can to evade paying their taxes or they are going to be fired.
He tells them, “Don’t worry. We’re lobbying to have the law changed. It’s not changed yet but our legislators have heard us and we’re not going to suffer because they haven’t done their job yet!”
You’d want him to be frogmarched out of that building wouldn’t you? Arrested. Prosecuted. And any underlings who were complicit more than likely.
Well, this is no different at all. He is violating his oath of office to faithfully execute the laws.
Implicit in his statement is that there is no law in place to justify what he is doing. He is making verbal commands. He is abolishing two co-equal branches of government by bypassing Congress to write a law, as if he would sign one a Republican Congress sent him anyway, and ignoring the Judiciary out of hand. A more strident judge and a different situation would be arresting him for contempt of court.
His minion at DHS is complicit in this criminal conspiracy. As is his minion at the inappropriately named Justice Department. Same thing with the FCC and so-called Net Neutrality.
This is the definition of a tyranny. It is unconstitutional. It is an impeachable offense. We are no longer a republic but a monarchy who has laws abolished with the wave of a hand.
I’d ask the Leftists what they think of this but this is what they have always wanted. A “benevolent” dictatorship as long as they get to be the dictator. And that’s why you all are fucking totalitarians and I am glad that I’ve treated every single one of you accordingly over the years. I never had any illusions about what deceitful pieces of shit you were and are.
For ICE, I know this economy sucks because the guy who is ordering you to violate the laws you swore to uphold is also the one responsible for that too. But a message has to be sent and there should be resignations in protest from the top on down and the governors of the border states should call out the National Guard. It should not be ICE’s position to be forced between violating a federal court’s ruling or fear of retribution from an out of control dictator making up rules as he goes along. You are not obliged to follow an order asking you to break the law. This is the same law you’d enforce to the letter for a German, French, Swedish, or Chinese immigrant. This is a request from a President to violate equal protection laws in favor of one race of people.
How about No Speeding Tickets for Whites Day? Extra Ice Cream Toppings for Gays Day. No Immigration Laws for Hispanics Day…wait, we’ve already got that one.
This is more than just Obama pandering to what he hopes will be an illegal immigrant voting base that will turn this country into a third world shithole with a new permanent underclass he can buy off with food stamps. He has officially sparked a constitutional crisis on purpose and dared Republicans do anything about it.
When the history books write about the sparks that led to the Second Civil War, this is one of those moments. And history will be especially unkind to the Mitch McConnells and John Boehner who sat on their hands as these tyrannies went unanswered. The Courts cannot save you when their rulings will not be followed.