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It seems a little undignified at this point - that a president should have to beg
"The door is always open," Obama said. "More than that, I'll go to them; I'll wash their car ... walk their dog ... I mean, I'm ready to work with them any time that they want to pursue policies that help working families."
originally posted by: Bilk22
a reply to: muse7
Basically he told Obama to do his job and follow the Constitution.
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.
The title, though from your Wire source, is totally disingenuous.
It's only a crisis because Obama didn't perform the duties for which he was elected. It seems the admin knew in January this was going to occur. They solicited for people to care for 65k immigrant youths. Now why would they do that unless they knew it was coming?
originally posted by: Spiramirabilis
a reply to: Bilk22
"Come on and help a little bit." What does that mean? Does anyone know exactly what Obama wants? He wants amnesty for everyone crossing the border and there's no end in site as to when they'll stop crossing. If I were a Rep member of Congress I'd call a press conference and say, just as Colin Powell said to Bush, "If you break it you own it Mr. President as do all the democrats in Congress that support your actions." Referring to allow hundreds of thousands to enter the country illegally, consuming resources and funding that American citizens could use now in these hard times. I'd spell it out for everyone so there's no misunderstanding. Then let the democrats own this.
This sort of thinking only perpetuates that fantasy - that the right somehow has a solution and the left is hell bent on ruining this country with illegal immigrants
There's a real crisis. We need to work this out, and it's going to require the full participation of both parties. Like it or not
First of all - the immigration issue is separate from this border crisis issue - and I say this because many seem to be more than willing to lump it all together so they won't have to fight about more than one thing. Many people already hate immigrants - so - less gum flapping all the way around
It's not that simple
The disarray arose over what most view as an urgent humanitarian issue, the stream of tens of thousands of unaccompanied minors crossing illegally into South Texas. Most are from El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala, where towns are beset by gang violence. They are seeking to reunite with family members and drawn by rumors that once here they would be allowed to stay.
Boehner’s humiliating defeat: House border bill scratched at last minute
The House appeared all set to pass border legislation after making concessions to the right. It still wasn't enough
I'll tell you who is ultimately going to own this - it's the GOP
They have the freedom right now to criticize and blame - knowing full well those kids are going to be taken care of. But people will remember how they didn't handle this. They may have succeeded in blocking everything now - but one of two things is going to happen...
In two short years - this will be their problem. I'd like to see that actually - it's a twisted kind of ironic universe fantasy of mine - it would be hilarious
Or - voters will see things for what they are - and the GOP will have handed the presidency over to the Dems again - with a big ribbon on it
And rainbow sprinkles
Are you insane? this "persecution of the American president" should go all the way to the gallows!
originally posted by: MOMof3
a reply to: ConvincedMan
I think this persecution of the President will backfire. Americans traditionally root for the underdog. And I think these tactics will make a martyr of him.
originally posted by: ConvincedMan
Don't expect any post with a remotely favorable tack toward Obama to get anything other than a negative response on ATS.
originally posted by: Alien Abduct
this "persecution of the American president" should go all the way to the gallows!
If you don't realize what a disgusting piece of garbage he is then ......wow
ignoring the laws?...give the details and actual laws being broken, and not the FOX NEWS or WND version.
Regrettably, I must observe, as I did before the House Judiciary Committee in December 2013, that these claims of wayward Executive conduct import the Constitution into what are, in reality, political and policy debates. They mock the text and original meaning of the Take Care [“that the laws be faithfully executed”] clause. They flout long-established Supreme Court precedent applying the relevant constitutional provisions. And they contradict the consistent practice of all modern presidencies, Republican and Democratic, to responsibly implement complex and consequential regulatory programs like the ACA. These claims fault the Obama Administration for making necessary adjustments in timing and matching enforcement priorities with resources and technical, practical, humanitarian, and other exigencies. But exercising presidential judgment in carrying laws into execution is precisely what the Constitution requires.