Once upon a time, in the 1980’s through the ‘90’s NBC had a Thursday night primetime line-up of shows that were such power houses at the time, they used to refer to that night as “Must-See TV”. Tonight, that should be the case when the president takes to the microphone—and to his teleprompter—to let us know that he’s finishing his fundamental transformation of this country with an executive order that he’s planning to sign tomorrow making legal citizens out of millions of illegal aliens. Normally, I wouldn’t think any speech by this president is worth watching since he’s already proven time and again to be an adversary to the truth.
But this is different. Tonight, by his own definition, he stops being our president and becomes the emperor. This should be a speech every network would want to air, but they most likely won’t because normally, when the president speaks, his people would request that time so the speech can be shown in primetime. The administration never requested the time for this speech, but what’s more interesting is which network he did want to be seen on tonight. Obama’s speech will be shown on Univision, the network for Latin America, on a night when it will have a large audience watching the Latin Grammy Awards. In fact, the awards show will be pausing to air Obama’s speech so he can be sure that those he most wants to hear his words will hear them.
On this night, our president will thumb his nose at the Rule of Law; at the voters who recently rejected his policies, the immigrants who are here legally, working and saving their money to go through the proper channels toward citizenship…and to the black community and lower-income workers that even he once admitted would be hurt the most from mass amnesty.
What he’s about to do is not welcomed by most Americans, whether they were born here or not. Criticism for his pending actions is being made all over conservative media, but no one makes a better case against Obama than the man himself. In 2006, in his autobiography, The Audacity of Hope, he said that large numbers of illegal immigrants coming across the border are detrimental to those already struggling here since it will harm “the wages of blue-collar Americans” and “put strains on an already overburdened safety net.”
That wasn’t just something he said in the book. He stated similar concerns while he was running for re-election and told his pro-amnesty followers that he didn’t have the authority to do what he is about to do tonight. He said it so many times, it makes it seem like he’s a man that protests too much. After almost six years in office, he’s shown that he’s calculating enough to have been planning to do this all along…especially if his party ever lost control of both houses of Congress. With nothing to lose himself, and apparently no will among enough of the leaders in Washington to hold him accountable, Obama is a government unto himself.
Before you think that this is just the rant of some blogger living in Red State America, check out a compilation video from Washington Free Beacon that highlights Obama Past criticizing the actions of Obama Present. Harry S. Truman, the 33rd President of the United States once said, “It’s not the hand that signs the laws that holds the destiny of America. It’s the hand that casts the ballot.”
However, President Truman could never have imagined Obama’s America, where up is down; solid is liquid, and the Constitution is…well, it’s treated much like a baby treats a diaper.
What big issue could possibly join together the likes of Obama-supporting Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, the weepy and tanorexic Republican Speaker of the House John Boehner, 2016 presidential hopeful of the conservatives Marco Rubio (he may have to kiss that good-bye now) and long-in-the tooth liberals like Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer?
Immigration reform, of course…or more accurately, giving amnesty to millions of people whose first act in this country was to break a federal law. That’s really what this is all about after all. Securing the border is an afterthought in Senate Bill 744 and won’t ever happen—any talk of it is to fool the people who aren’t paying attention, and to keep people from rising up and jamming the phone lines of the congressional switchboard. That’s what happened years ago when John McCain and his Gang of (However Many it Was) tried to pass a massive amnesty bill. There was such an outcry from the public that the whole thing was tabled until a more opportune time (when the public is distracted). Now, with people’s minds focused on summer vacations and the Washington Scandal of the Week, is apparently that time.
Last week, John Boehner, who has become known for caving into Democrat demands at the last minute, reportedly decided he was going to push through a House bill before the Forth of July, even if he couldn’t get a majority of Republicans to get behind him on it. He had supposedly been meeting with Reid, Pelosi and the Gang of Eight to make this happen. He later said he wouldn’t bring up any legislation that would go against Republican ideals—whatever that means nowadays.
There is a group of Republican House members who will stand against any immigration legislation that gets rushed through. There are 70 of them, whose names are being withheld to protect them from arm-twisting from Boehner and others. I’m pretty sure Michele Bachmann (R-MN) is among them because she’s been on talk radio letting people know what the most likely scenario is: a Boehner bill that looks pretty good from a conservative standpoint will pass the House; then when it goes to be reconciled with the Senate version, it will be gutted, with everything that’s bad from S.B. 744 being dumped into the new bill which will then be signed by the president. The Republicans can go into the 2014 election bragging that they worked with Democrats to pass an immigration bill which they think will get them in the good graces of Hispanic voters (win their votes). Lindsey Graham (R-SC) even said as much when he said last weekend on one of the Sunday morning shows that Republicans would be in a “death spiral” if they didn’t pass immigration reform.
If I were an immigrant, particularly of Hispanic heritage, I’d feel insulted to think that these politicians believe that I’m a one-issue voter who can be so easily bought. In fact, a Gallup poll found that immigration is not on the minds of registered Hispanic voters. It ranks low on their priorities, with health care, unemployment and the economy being more important to them.
What about those immigrants who have spent many years and much money going through the right channels to gain their citizenship? Obama is always talking about “fairness”, but how is it fair to reward some people for breaking the law, giving them equal footing with those who came in through the front door? He has a way of picking and choosing winners in every situation.
Meanwhile, Facebook’s Zuckerberg is funding a series of pro-immigration reform (Gang of Eight) public service announcements through an organization called Americans for a Conservative Direction. Now Zuckerberg has about as much to do with conservatism as this blog has to do with promoting the left-wing progressive agenda. The commercials run constantly throughout the day where I am and one of them features Marco Rubio. All of them plead listeners to “tell Congress doing nothing doesn’t work.” Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL) has asked Zuckerberg to pull the ad featuring Rubio because it contains statements that have since been proven false (ex: the newly-legalized illegals will not get federal welfare benefits, food stamps or Obamacare- Senator Sessions says, yes they will-SB 744 full of loopholes). So far, no word yet from Zuckerberg and the ad is still running.
A death spiral is likely for Republicans if they rush to pass something that won’t fix the real problems (like the current laws that are not being enforced and our un-secured borders). If things play out the way Michele Bachmann says they will, Democrats will have the most to gain since they get most of the Hispanic vote. That’s what the goal is: legalize the illegals, get them registered to vote and wrap all this up before the 2016 election. Then they’ll have what they need from now until forever to guarantee their continuous rule: a permanent under-class of voters that will believe in all their hollow promises. Republicans always lose when they try to be more Democrat than the Democrats. Marco Rubio should know this, but he must think things will be different this time.
Nothing good ever comes from Gangs of Anything. When you dance with the devil, you get burned.