Obama Weekly Address: “Not How Our Democracy Works”

Obama’s weekly address Saturday was, unsurprisingly, all about his executive amnesty. He made some of his standard points, then went down an interesting road. Video here, if you can stomach it. Transcript here (via Breitbart)

Hi everybody. Today, I’m at Del Sol High School, in Las Vegas, to talk with students and families about immigration.

We are a nation of immigrants. It has always given America a big advantage over other nations. It keeps our country young, dynamic, and entrepreneurial. But today, our immigration system is broken, and everybody knows it.

Same old same old. Interestingly, most of those immigrants were legal ones, and were happy to be a part of America. They weren’t slipping across the borders or over-staying their visas.

Then we get his typical whining about Congress, primarily Republicans, refusing to pass a comprehensive bill…which, of course, means legislation that Obama approves of, and would be diametrically opposed to Republican/Conservative policies…which led to Obama taking this anti-Constitutional action. He didn’t bother reaching out to Republicans, he didn’t wait till the 2015 session started to see what they would do, he didn’t do what most Presidents do, having meetings, discussing options, using charm. But, hey, he really, really wants to work with Republicans!

As you might have heard, there are Members of Congress who question my authority to make our immigration system work better. Well, I have one answer for that: Pass a bill. The day I sign it into law, the actions I’ve taken to help solve this problem will no longer be necessary.

In the meantime, we can’t allow a disagreement over a single issue to be a dealbreaker on every issue. That’s not how our democracy works. This debate deserves more than politics as usual. It’s important for our future. It’s about who we are, and the future we want to build. (emphasis added)

Interesting. He blows off “how democracy works” in favor of his kingly prerogative, spits in the eye of Republicans and, according to polls, over half the country, and then says the above. He’s done a great job in poisoning the well over the past 6 years, and this is the final nail in the coffin of his trustworthyness.

Not to get too caught up in his use of “democracy”, it should be noted that we are a “representative republic”, whereby people are elected to represent a certain point of view. That view is anti-amnesty. But, the king has determined that it is his way or the highway. He misses the point that he doesn’t get to chose the views that our elected officials in the law making branch hold.

I like what commenter at Breitbart Jubal Early had to say

I guess this moron just realized that this was probably the last thing he will accomplish as President. After January 1st, he will not get one more appointee through, will not sign one more lefty bill, if a Supreme Court Justice dies – you can forget an up vote on any of his choices. He will be inundated with an avalanche of Republican bills and the next two years he will earn the labels “President of No” and “Veto Emperor.”

I guess he was expecting lots of praise from the American people and lots of screaming and shouting from the Republicans. After a collective yawn and head shake of derision by just about everyone, he now wants to avoid the consequences of his petulance.

Will Republicans hold tough? Time will tell. Because Obama loves strife and conflict. Working together is antipodal in his world. He will attempt to pick fights for the next two years.

Crossed at Right Wing News.

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2 Responses to “Obama Weekly Address: “Not How Our Democracy Works””

  1. Conservative Beaner says:

    The President wants an immigration bill, may I suggest the following.

    Must prove you have been living and working in this country for at least oh say, 15 years. You must have documentation to prove the residence portion and if any piece is proven to be false or counterfeited, immediate deportation is enforced.

    Must pay a fine. I think at least 10,000 dollars plus 5,000 dollars for each child. This money is paid directly to the states to pay for schools and health care which many of them have used while tax paying Americans have foot the bill.

    It is a joke Obozo says they must pay taxes. Most of these folks will not make enough to “pay” income tax. They will probably pay no taxes other Social Security and get more money back then they paid in through FITW (Federal Income Tax Withheld)due to Head of Household or other exemption. Can’t pay, too bad go home. No this is not your home.

    Background checks. That’s pretty stupid. So we contact the authorities in Mexico or other countries in Latin America and they will give us the true facts of their identities, yeah right. I don’t trust any of those leaders especially those former Sandinstas , America haters or President Nieto of Mexico.

    No Citizenship. Sorry, but you broke the law and like some criminals you have forfeited the right to vote. Also you can not sponsor to have any of your relatives or friends allowed to come and stay in this country. If you are caught voting, immediate deportation is enforced.

    Well I know the libs are going to cry that the illegals have a right to remain here since they worked so hard and have children who are American by birth, too bad. How do you know if they worked hard, what did they pay in taxes. What other crimes have they committed while they are staying here.

    The only people who have a right to remain here are US citizens both native born or naturalized. Those who come here legally are guests and be asked to leave at any time. As the same with your home if someone enters illegally we have the right to call the authorities and have them removed, by force if necessary.

  2. jay says:

    Liberals (in government and the media) are always saying, “Well, if you don’t like our policy, why don’t you propose an alternative?” But of course conservatives do propose alternatives. It’s just that the liberals instantly reject conservative proposals as “unrealistic” or otherwise unacceptable. They’re willing to debate alternatives — as long as all of the alternatives are basically the same. Like in the debate over Obamacare, the liberals were willing to debate whether government-mandated, government-run medical insurance should be administered by a new agency or an existing agency, and how many members should be on the committee, and so forth. But they were most definitely not willing to debate whether there should be government-mandated and government-run medical insurance.

    And by the way, “The government should do absolutely nothing about this issue” is a perfectly reasonable alternative. Surely before deciding what the best action to take is, we should determine whether it is a good idea to take any action at all. It’s not at all clear to me why, when the question is, “what should we do about X”, the best answer might not be, “let each individual decide for himself, pay for his own decision, and enjoy the benefits or suffer the consequences of his own decision”.

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