Thursday, January 15, 2015

GOP Threats and Actions on Presidental Executive Order Authority

The above is a screen grab from Mr. Obama’s televised address to the nation wherein he defends the legality of his EO actions back in November. He challenges GOP lawmakers to focus their energy not on blocking his actions, but on approving long-stalled immigration legislation to take its place.

He said in part: “To those members of Congress who question my authority to make our immigration system work better, or question the wisdom of me acting where Congress has failed, I have one answer: Pass a bill.”

Here is the GOP official response now: The House votes to over turn the EO on immigration ... see any irony here in that bill? The legislation is tied to the funding of the Department of Homeland Security, which expires on February 8, 2015. Key part follows in an amendment to the bill that was offered by Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) - my slant this way:

Rep. Blackburn (R-TN)

Observation on Rep. Blackburn: For anyone who ever listened to her I believe they will reach the same conclusion as I have: she is about as loony as Rep. Louie Gohmert (TX) and Rep. Steve King (IA) when it comes to this issue. Her amendment to halt the DACA program, which passed by exactly the 218 votes needs, is I think, 100% disgusting. 

Her amendment to the bill with focus to cancel Mr. Obama's EO on immigration says in part:  ”... halt the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program (DACA), which lifts deportation for some illegal immigrants who came to the United States [even] as children."

More follows here: The department will partially shut down if a bill isn't enacted by then. The rest of the government is funded through September. “We do not take this action lightly but, simply, there is no alternative” said House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) said in a fiery floor speech, adding: “This executive overreach is an affront to the rule of law and the Constitution itself. What we're dealing with is a president who has ignored the people and ignored the Constitution, including his own past statements.”  

So, Homeland Security may shut down ... see the GOP irony here, folks? Like a nice message for our enemies

Does “Loose lips” ring a bell?

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