And probably no need to impeach, either, despite what I said earlier. The Worm’s big amnesty decree was a lot less than advertised, which is typical of him and his administration.
“Mass amnesty would be unfair,” Obama said during the primetime address.
Also unconstitutional. Even his temporary delay of deportations for an unspecified number of illegals will likely be overturned by the courts anyhow. Meanwhile it does little to add to the tax burden of the rest of us. Except in Texas where a proposed lawsuit may take care of our border expenses eventually.
Not all agree: Obama’s Amnesty Order Harms Jobs, Schools, Health and Simple Fairness, Black Activists Say. I’m sure some legal aliens would agree.
Still, I think former Reagan advisor and scifi author Jerry Pournelle has it:
“This is not a time to panic. The President has exceeded his authority, but not in a catastrophic way. He has issued a decree that states that it is reversible. Some of his legal people have asserted that he has more powers he hasn’t used yet, but for the moment he has done nothing that he could not have done, tediously, by issuing 5 million pardons….
“Now, we hope, some sense will settle into the Congress and result in some realistic approach to the problem of ten to the seventh [power] illegal aliens unlawfully present within our borders. We would deal with an invading army; surely we can deal with this?”
If they were all armed and belligerent, sure, but for the most part they’re peaceful and hard-working. More so than some black and white citizens, though the asians still put all of us to shame. The only real complaint I have is that old canard about how they’re doing the work Americans won’t do, which is b.s. considering a lot of the work is skilled construction. But if you take that to mean voting Democrat, then it’s a pretty good joke. Until they do it.
I still like Instapundit’s idea: “You know, if one of the GOP big-money donors — I’m looking at you, Sheldon Adelson — is smart, he’ll fund a welcome-wagon operation in swing states. Reach out to these newly-amnestied immigrants, help them get jobs, connect them with social services, offer them American civics education to help integrate, register them Republican. . . .”
Face the inevitable and beat the Dumbos at their own game. Just don’t turn into full-throttle McCain-Romney RINOs, please.
UPDATE: This makes perfect sense. Which, of course, is why it will be ignored.