The prevaricator-in-chief went on “Meet the Press” Sunday to try and extract himself from the horns of a dilemma he himself devised.
On Saturday President Obama announced that he would not implement an executive action on immigration until after the November election, enraging the Democratic base but soothing nervous Democratic Senate candidates. Sunday he attempted to soothe frayed nerves by contending that “it’s the right thing for the American people.”
House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, derided Obama’s maneuvering saying, “There would never be a right time to declare amnesty by executive action,” The Hill reported.
“The decision to delay this deeply controversial and possibly unconstitutional unilateral action until after the election – instead of abandoning the idea altogether – smacks of raw politics” he wrote in an email.
Janet Murguia, president of the strident amnesty advocacy group LaRaza, tweeted that she was “deeply disappointed,” and many others on the left were far less diplomatic, frequently calling the procrastination “a betrayal of trust.”
— Janet Murguía (@JMurguia_NCLR) September 6, 2014
Meet the Press host Chuck Todd bluntly asked Obama if he wasn’t trying to save the Senate for Democrats.
Obama replied, “That’s not the reason. The country will be better off with an immigration system that works…We have a Senate bill that would accomplish that. The House Republicans refuse to do it…I’m being honest now about the politics (Raise a red flag!). The politics of the unaccompanied children we saw a couple of weeks ago…got a lot of attention and a lot of Americans started thinking that we’ve got this immigration crisis on our hands…When I take executive action, I want to make sure it’s sustainable.”
Todd interjected that he sounded like his position had not achieved public support.
The president answered, “I’m going to act because it’s the right thing for the country. But it’s going to be more sustainable and more effective if the public understands what the facts are on immigration…and the truth of the matter (Red flag up!) is that the politics did shift in midsummer because of that problem.”
The Twittersphere did not exactly cotton to the president’s poppycock.
— Dee Veek (@Whatfour) September 6, 2014
La Raza, I guess your understanding was that Obama was going to lie about everything to everyone EXCEPT YOU. That’s adorable. & hilarious.
— Sean Arther (@SeanArther) September 6, 2014
@JMurguia_NCLR But fortunately for the majority of America who don’t want illeglas mooching off of us, we aren’t dissapointed. — Dirk McGirk (@Sluggo0330) September 7, 2014
Boehner noted that any post-election executive action by Obama would “further strain” the trust between the White House and the public. Not many would believe there’s any trust left at all.
With White House blithering over ISIS, one business knows where Obama can get a backbone
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