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How Does Romney Handle Obama’s Illegal Immigration Order?

The hard truth of President Obama’s usurpation of legislative authority over immigration by offering a green card to under-30 “children of illegals” who have lived and schooled here for several years, is that most people are for it. It’s popular, not just among the Latino community. But everyone.

Point for Obama, most analysts say, and the Latin American vote is likely to pile up in Obama’s corner in several key swing states, my own (Virginia) included.

Now, this assumes that the legal Latinos will switch their vote from “nea” to “yea” because of this “gesture” (that’s what it is, folks, a gesture), notwithstanding their own communities’ suffering under the heavy hand of Obama’s regal, management-from-the-top economy.

(Like the Chinese, Latinos are inveterate from-the-bootstraps, bottom-up capitalists, and will leap at any opportunity to improve their economic lot. That’s why so  many illegals come here in the first place, to get that first leg-up. Leftwing “handlers” such as La Raza, who got their spurs organizing labor in the California fields, know that newly arriving Latinos must be immersed into the welfare system quickly, as the Democrats did with the blacks with civil rights legislation, or they may lose their political support. So their vote in bad economic times is never a sure thing.)

What Obama did last week he told supporters only two years ago he couldn’t do…legally or constitutionally. He was right then. But he rolled the dice and it seems to have worked, in part, because the “apparent” goodness of it trumps the illegality. It was good politics, and as we’ve seen with Fast and Furious, all the pundits, including the inimitable Dr Krauthammer drop even the pretense of outrage that once again the law has taken a back seat to political grand gestures in a campaign season. Remember how they all waxed euphoric about what a great liar Bill Clinton was?

Obama timed his order (it’s been partially operational at ICE for several months)  to coincide with his expected defeat in the Arizona immigration case before the Supreme Court and the efforts of Sen Marco Rubio to forge a consensus for legislation that would have made legal what Obama has now done illegally. Obama did not want to be upstaged by a potential running mate of Romney’s. Nor did he want a piece of legislation today that was more narrow that the original Dream Act, which he swears he’d sign today if laid on his desk. He does not want a narrow legal act today, filled with common sense goodness, but one that expands the power of government as the original Dream Act does.

It’s a bait and switch.

So Romney’s path is clear. He needs to come out hard by saying there is a right and wrong way to achieve a good thing. The president’s chosen path was was wrong…illegal and unconstitutional, and he can even provide video of Obama saying the same.

That while we want to do the right thing, we need to adhere to the constitutional process, for by allowing presidents to circumvent law, we’re subsidizing that being done again, and again, and what’s worse, we diminish the people’s power to rise up in righteous indignation to undo it in the process.

I am quite sure President Obama wanted to create yet another precedent here for executive action in lieu of constitutionally mandated legislative action, just as he did when he ordered the execution of an American citizen on foreign soil, under the authority of a “finding” by (you guessed it, Attorney General Holder). And no doubt, history will show, he authorized the illegal sale of guns to drug cartel killers in Mexico in the same manner.

Romney doesn’t need to editorialize, as I have just done here, but I think the American people will agree fully that a good thing should be fully debated and done legally, through the Congress, rather than by the hand of an imperial president. Since ICE long ago stopped ordering those children to be deported, there is no hurry. Let’s do it the constitutional way.

We can’t subsidize illegal acts, so don’t sugar-coat it, Mitt.  Call the president out on this. This is not a time to be afraid of laying this card on the table.

 

 

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  1. I have been fighting this battle since 2005 after Bush got re-elected and decided to legalize 20M illegals in this country and I will continue to fight it.  You want to be an American? you learn English, you  want to be an American then you go to jail for using fraudulent documents as any American would, you want to be an American then you go home and apply to come into this Country as you would ANY OTHER Country.  There is nothing American about lying, stealing and taking American tax payer dollars for your hospital bills and schools and food stamps etc.   You cannot be an American until you pay back everything you have taken for decades from REAL Americans!

  2. The same as in the Health Care debate, or environmental issues, or any of dozens of others – the Washington Republican Establishment never wants to be seen as “mean-spirited”, and their kids are probably just as bratty as the kids of the liberal Dems.  “Oh the poor under thirty Latino crowd!  We don’t want our “Get tough on the border” stance (and we really, really, really mean it this time!) to affect the innocents.
    Health Care  – “Oh, we want to reform Health Care, too!  Just differently!  ‘Cause we agree with the Democrats that it says something about health care in the Constitution somewhere.  Yes, we must guarantee all pre-existing conditions will be cured.”
    Environment – “Oh, we want to be responsible stewards of the Environment, too!  We don’t want to hurt it…poor thing!”

    They cede the premise and then don’t want the Dems to win the election on PR so they agree to a Commission and a Study group and pretty soon the Constitution is in tatters and the border is imaginary.

  3. I’m with Jaded about about Illegals

    Also beginning to wonder if Romney is taking conservative votes for granted,,  Paul Kuhn had a piece on RCP yesterday that said Obama didn’t have enough of the white vote to win..  A little farther down it said Romney didn’t either.  Pretty sure that both you guys recall people saying there was no difference between Romney and Obama and some conservatives threatening to sit out the election,,

    In the last couple days Romney come out in favor of some kind of Dream Act.  He’s mentioned follow Obama’s lead about UN Declared War and Jeb Bush wrote his Education Plan…  Jeb and Obama have appeared together on the same stage a couple times promoting the same scheme….

    At this rate people are starting to wonder if it’s worth trading the black Obama they know for a white Obama they don’t…

    Over at TEA Party Nation they are talking openly about dropping  all support for the GOP and going their own way right after the election  

  4. I am also with Jaded on this VB. Not one person I have talked with about this, think it is right for illegals to go to the head of the line. They are line jumpers, just as those people at amusement parks are. They think somehow they are “entitled” more than others who must wait their turn. These people will then be taking jobs away from LEGAL tax-paying Americans who speak our language, which is English. I am sick to death of this cow towing to Hispanics on the language thing and the “press 1 for Eglish” stuff.

    I used to teach English as a second language. Most in the class were either Russian, Ukraine or Chinese. They waited years just to get their green cards and cared enough to embrace capitalism and learn our language. Not one Hispanic in all the classes I taught over 8 years. How upset and disappointed they all must be know to learn that with a stroke of Obama’s pen, all the others have jumped to the head of the line.

  1. I have been fighting this battle since 2005 after Bush got re-elected and decided to legalize 20M illegals in this country and I will continue to fight it.  You want to be an American? you learn English, you  want to be an American then you go to jail for using fraudulent documents as any American would, you want to be an American then you go home and apply to come into this Country as you would ANY OTHER Country.  There is nothing American about lying, stealing and taking American tax payer dollars for your hospital bills and schools and food stamps etc.   You cannot be an American until you pay back everything you have taken for decades from REAL Americans!

  2. The same as in the Health Care debate, or environmental issues, or any of dozens of others – the Washington Republican Establishment never wants to be seen as “mean-spirited”, and their kids are probably just as bratty as the kids of the liberal Dems.  “Oh the poor under thirty Latino crowd!  We don’t want our “Get tough on the border” stance (and we really, really, really mean it this time!) to affect the innocents.
    Health Care  – “Oh, we want to reform Health Care, too!  Just differently!  ‘Cause we agree with the Democrats that it says something about health care in the Constitution somewhere.  Yes, we must guarantee all pre-existing conditions will be cured.”
    Environment – “Oh, we want to be responsible stewards of the Environment, too!  We don’t want to hurt it…poor thing!”

    They cede the premise and then don’t want the Dems to win the election on PR so they agree to a Commission and a Study group and pretty soon the Constitution is in tatters and the border is imaginary.

  3. I’m with Jaded about about Illegals

    Also beginning to wonder if Romney is taking conservative votes for granted,,  Paul Kuhn had a piece on RCP yesterday that said Obama didn’t have enough of the white vote to win..  A little farther down it said Romney didn’t either.  Pretty sure that both you guys recall people saying there was no difference between Romney and Obama and some conservatives threatening to sit out the election,,

    In the last couple days Romney come out in favor of some kind of Dream Act.  He’s mentioned follow Obama’s lead about UN Declared War and Jeb Bush wrote his Education Plan…  Jeb and Obama have appeared together on the same stage a couple times promoting the same scheme….

    At this rate people are starting to wonder if it’s worth trading the black Obama they know for a white Obama they don’t…

    Over at TEA Party Nation they are talking openly about dropping  all support for the GOP and going their own way right after the election  

  4. I am also with Jaded on this VB. Not one person I have talked with about this, think it is right for illegals to go to the head of the line. They are line jumpers, just as those people at amusement parks are. They think somehow they are “entitled” more than others who must wait their turn. These people will then be taking jobs away from LEGAL tax-paying Americans who speak our language, which is English. I am sick to death of this cow towing to Hispanics on the language thing and the “press 1 for Eglish” stuff.

    I used to teach English as a second language. Most in the class were either Russian, Ukraine or Chinese. They waited years just to get their green cards and cared enough to embrace capitalism and learn our language. Not one Hispanic in all the classes I taught over 8 years. How upset and disappointed they all must be know to learn that with a stroke of Obama’s pen, all the others have jumped to the head of the line.

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