By-Passing The Constitution – Again *Open Thread*

October 20, 2014 by

Obama is at it again – making plans to by=pass the Constitution. That Obama continues to be completely tone deaf on these attempts goes without saying. but it is rather surprising considering his abysmal poll numbers, and that even those who supported him in large numbers no longer care what he has to say. It is truly remarkable.

Now, you might be thinking I am referring to this recent Daily Caller headline, “Obama’s Deputies Preparing Mega Amnesty Plan.” That is pretty startling in its own right:

President Barack Obama deputies are secretly preparing to print work permits for up to 11 million illegal immigrants over the next two years, despite the nation’s high unemployment, stalled wages and increasing automation.

If Obama actually goes ahead with the plan that is sketched in a federal contract document, he would provide employers with the ability to legally hire 13 million foreign workers even as 12 million Americans turn 18 in 2015, 2016 and 2017.

The plan to print millions of work permits and green cards — dubbed “permanent resident cards” — is outlined in Oct. 3 and Oct. 6 federal announcements to contractors. [...]

That is huge, no doubt about it. Obama will be unilaterally changing the law – AGAIN – all on his own (think the numerous illegal changes to the Obamacare law).

But wait, there is more to this (of course). Continued from the Daily Caller:

[...] The Contractor shall demonstrate the capability to support potential ‘surge’ in PRC and EAD card demand for up to 9M [nine million] cards during the initial period of performance to support possible future immigration reform initiative requirements,” said the government’s description of the pending contract.

Those contract terms would give Obama the technical ability to hand out more than nine million work permits in one year, or 13 million in two years, as part of his much-touted unilateral immigration plan.

The plan could give work permits to more foreigners than the total number of U.S. jobs that have been created by businesses during his tenure. [...] (Click here to read the rest.)

And there you have it. We still have massive unemployment numbers here, millions of people who have just given up. And not for nothing, many of the jobs added are part-time jobs so employers can avoid the afore-mentioned debacle, the ACA (i.e., Obamacare).

So there is that continuing illegal activity by President Obama. But he is not stopping there, oh, no. Turns out Obama wants to ignore – again – Congress, and go his own way on something that is SPECIFICALLY laid out as a purview of the Congress: deals with foreign countries. Oh, yeah, there is not a doubt about this one, no matter how one wants to cut it. From The Hill:

The Obama administration will seek to avoid a vote in Congress on any nuclear deal with Iran, according to The New York Times.

“We wouldn’t seek congressional legislation in any comprehensive agreement for years,” one senior U.S. official told the Times.

The U.S. and five world powers are negotiating with Iran over its nuclear program ahead of a Nov. 24 deadline. Any deal would likely include Iran cutting back its nuclear program in exchange for a loosening of U.S. sanctions.

The Times reports that the Treasury Department has conducted a study concluding that President Obama can suspend the vast majority of sanctions without congressional approval. Permanently ending the sanctions would still require a vote from Congress.

Obama has already drawn fire from Republicans for bypassing Congress in other areas, and lawmakers on both sides have called for a vote to authorize U.S. strikes against ISIS.

Sen. John Cornyn (Texas), the Senate’s No. 2 Republican, linked to the article on Twitter Monday and wrote, “This will not stand.”

Nor should it. It is bad enough that they are even CONSIDERING this with Iran, which has repeatedly proven itself to be a dishonest broker, to put it mildly. But that Obama would do so without the “advice and consent” of the Congress absolutely should not stand, not be tolerated by EITHER side. Seems the Democrats might actually be waking up to this, as The Hill article continues:

This move could anger Democrats as well.

There is deep concern about a nuclear deal with Iran on both sides of the aisle in Congress, as lawmakers fear it would leave Iran too close to being able to make a nuclear weapon.

Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) signaled that Congress would in fact weigh in. “If a potential deal does not substantially and effectively dismantle Iran’s illicit nuclear weapons program, I expect Congress will respond,” he told the Times. “An agreement cannot allow Iran to be a threshold nuclear state.” [...] (Click here to read the rest.)

Congress sure as hell better weigh in, and they better start holding Obama ACCOUNTABLE to the Constitution. He has made a number of reckless moves that are a danger to this country, from throwing wide the Southern border, to enabling the spread of Ebola, to lifting sanctions on an rabidly anti-USA country to allow them nuclear power. It is just sheer insanity. Insanity.

I realize Obama thinks he can do as he will because he is a Lame Duck President. But that does not mean he is not beholden to the Laws of this Land, and to the defense of the citizens of this country. Step the hell up already, Congress, and do your jobs. Clearly, Obama doesn’t give a damn about our laws, but WE sure do, and YOU sure should. Enough already.

At least that’s what I think. How about you? This is an Open Thread.


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