And I’m sure you can watch the reaction to it on the networks, 100% of whom refused to carry it. Here’s a preview of the reaction:
Our immigration system has been broken for decades — and every minute we fail to act, millions of people who live in the shadows but want to play by the rules and pay taxes have no way to live right by the law and contribute to our country.
So tomorrow night, President Obama will address the nation to lay out the executive actions he’s taking to fix our broken immigration system. You can watch the President live tomorrow night at 8 p.m. ET at WhiteHouse.gov/Live.
This is a step forward in the President’s plan to work with Congress on passing common-sense, comprehensive immigration reform. He laid out his principles for that reform two years ago in Del Sol High School in Las Vegas — and that’s where he’ll return on Friday to discuss why he is using his executive authority now, and why Republicans in Congress must act to pass a long-term solution to immigration reform.
OK, Wingnuttia, that is a direct challenge! Preznint Carebear says your bluff has been called!
This move would also make it much less likely that we’ll have immigration reform anytime soon. White House officials are often misinformed on what Republicans are privately discussing, so they don’t understand that many in the Republican Party are trying to find a way to get immigration reform out of the way. This executive order would destroy their efforts.
–David F***ing Brooks
With apologies to Driftglass for stepping into his beat… but what the fck is Bobo smoking? The Senate bill was smothered in the cradle nearly 17 months ago, and its author Marco ‘Big Gulp’ Rubio has all but gone into the Witness Protection Program on the topic. And less we all forget, in the House, the immigration reform bill was developed by:
…Steve ‘Cantaloupe Calves’ King and our old pal One-L
Screwie Louie discusses education with race theorist hebephrenic TeeVee Dinner heir and vanity press owner Tucker Carlson.
They came here to help protect the border but now the first wave of Texas National Guard troops deployed after Governor Rick Perry made the call, are needing assistance to pay for food and gas.
“We were contacted that 50 troops that are in the Valley don’t have any money for food and gas and they need our assistance,” said Food Bank RGV Executive Director Terri Drefke.
They’ve turned to the Food Bank RGV for help since they won’t get paid until September 5th and have been in the Valley since August 11th.
But, you know, as far as meaningless gestures go, it’s helping an indicted Governor/Theocrat/Secessionist/Nitwit prepare for the 2016 Goat Rodeo.(Valley Central via Scissorhead Fran)
Cuban-heritage fabulist, and grandson of an illegal immigrant Marco Rubio decided that the 2016 Goat Rodeo was more important than a long-held principled position on immigration, and so he rebukes and scolds the DREAMer Kids when they showed up to protest his flip-flop on Immigration Reform in South Carolina:
“We are a sovereign country that deserves to have immigration laws,” Rubio said. “You’re doing harm to your own cause because you don’t have a right to illegally immigrate to the United States.”
Which is a fine and brave thing to say to children who have lived here their entire lives and who did not choose to be here. But whatevs.
For an ambitious Republican looking to prove his conservative bona fides and rub out the stain of working with Chuck Schumer and Harry Reid, the interruption [by DREAM activists] was something of a gift. A plugged-in Republican operative turned to a reporter and observed dryly, “I couldn’t think of a better way to make Rubio look good in South Carolina.”
It almost seems too good to be real for Rubio. Makes me wonder if somehow or other he knew that this was coming?
The audience of nearly 1,200 conservatives jeered the protestors as Rubio waited for them to be escorted out of the Anderson Civic Center, scolding them in the process.
Because targeting brown kids is a right of passage in the GOP.
The crowd cheered him on. One elderly audience member shoved a protester as he weaved his way through the tables. Another, 73-year old Army veteran Turk Culberson, angrily stalked them out of the building, clutching his cane as if it were a baseball bat.
If you wanted to prove to the Y’all Qaeda base of the Party of the Confederacy, I cannot think of a better (legal) visual than belittling brown people while (white) seniors chase them out of the venue.
That said, Rubio kinda-sorta needs to have the non-Cuban hispanic vote if he stands a chance in the general election, so his Rake lives to be stepped on another day. So while the optics work for today, expect them to be used against him later. THWACK!
Let’s watch in wonder as Zombie-eyed Granny Starver Paul Ryan gets confronted by the Dreamers at a book signing:
It takes some brass to pose for smiling pictures with the people that you are trying to deport.
Hey guys, remember when famous plagiarist, Ayn Rand Fanboi and shag-carpet topped Sen. Rand Paul, the Aqua Buddhist, beat the land speed record for running away from latino immigrants at a fundraising dinner in Iowa? You know, when later he bravely accused some DREAMERs of being kamikaze interviewers, as he told at least three different and conflicting stories about why there was a sonic boom as he exited the tent?
Anyway, it seems that Sen. Aqua Buddha has now taken the strong and unequivocal stand that immigrants should be deported, and has signed on to a bill to end any deportation relief. This is news because one of his (many) previous positions was that there should be some sort of way for them to become legal residents if not citizens.
We anxiously await his next change of position in about 5 minutes, or as Brother Pierce would say, “4:50, 4:51, 4:52…”