Is Obama’s Executive Order on Immigration Unconstitutional?
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Andrew Kloster to discuss what to expect from President Obama’s executive order on immigration, if it is unconstitutional and what repercussions the administration may face.
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Republicans Will Not Block Barack Obama (Because They Want the Same Thing)
In 2011, Barack Obama said he did not have the constitutional authority to do what he is going to announce today. In fact, on March 28, 2011, Barack Obama said “With respect to the notion that I can just suspend deportations through executive order, that’s just not the case…. There are enough laws on the books by Congress that are very clear in terms of | Read More »
Obama immigration actions to be announced tomorrow
Via Reuters: President Barack Obama is set on Thursday to outline a controversial plan to relax U.S. immigration policy and grant relief from deportation to as many as 5 million undocumented immigrants in a go-it-alone move that will deepen a partisan divide with Republicans. Sources close to the administration said the rollout would include a televised speech by Obama on Thursday night laying out the | Read More »
Shutting Down The Circus
I don’t know how many of you recall the Disney animated film “Dumbo,” but there is a scene that I think is really fitting. Dumbo, the little elephant with the big ears, is written into a brand new act that involves all the grown elephants balancing on a ball (how that ball held their weight, I’ll never know). Dumbo’s job was to launch himself to | Read More »
Shut. It. Down.
Yes, yes, yes, let us concede up front that the GOP will always get blamed for a government shutdown. Yes, yes, yes, let us concede that, in fact, polling for the GOP declined after the 2013 shutdown. But, we must caveat, some of their decline was from Republicans who decided their side had caved and were unhappy. Now let us also concede this: many Republicans | Read More »
Those who work hard and play by the rules
To my ear, the most grating cliche of the Obama era is when he professes his love “those who work hard and play by the rules.” The core element of Obama’s philosophy is to screw those people over, good and hard, every chance he gets. What he really sees them as is chumps. This is not new to Obama, of course. Every form of collectivism and redistribution is | Read More »
The Right Result, Achieved by the Wrong Process, is Wrong
Throughout the last century in particular, much evil has been done in the service of getting the so-called “right” result more quickly than the Constitutional process would otherwise allow. The Constitution recognizes that certain functions are best handled institutionally by certain parts of the government. Foreign policy, generally speaking, is best handled by the executive, as a single point of contact decision-making process is often | Read More »
His Executiveness Barack Obama Will Decree An Imperial Amnesty
President Barack Obama likes to believe he’s God. It’s easier and more forgiving than being a believer and holding himself instead of his underlings to an actual standard. He also likes to issue executive decrees to avoid dirtying his hands with all the grubs on Capitol Hill. Hence, Don Rosenberg felt it was totally appropriate to ask President Obama to prove his divinity while indulging | Read More »
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, Arrogant Angus
, Can We Send His Butt Back To The Driving Range?
, Contempt For The People
, Don Rosenberg
, executive orders
, jonathan gruber
, The Imperial Presidency
GOP Gains with Latinos Key to Election Success
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Daniel Garza to discuss the pivotal Latino vote in this year’s election, President Obama’s push for amnesty and realizing the American Dream.
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Barack Obama is a Sore Loser
After the 2012 election, a not insignificant amount of digital ink was devoted to covering various Republicans’ “sore loser” responses to Barack Obama winning a second term, but as with so many things regarding the Left, there’s a lot of projection here. As we have seen in his responses to the 2014 midterms, Obama himself has an inability to suffer defeat gracefully. In a news conference | Read More »
Delusional Wendy Davis Campaign Remains Delusional in Postmortem Analysis
Fresh off of one of the worst political defeats in Texas history, the Wendy Davis campaign is showing no signs of serious self-introspection. As Breitbart reports, they are mainly attributing their losses to immigration and…Ebola: Speaking on behalf of Davis’ campaign, Communications Director Zac Petkanas told the Wall Street Journal, “The losses that you are seeing in very blue states are simply amplified in states like Texas | Read More »
Obama celebrates repudiation with release of another Al Qaeda suspect from Gitmo
And so it begins. Richard A. Serrano reports that early Wednesday morning, just as the magnitude of the midterm repudiation of President Obama and his radical policies was beginning to be realized, the Obama regime released a “long-held Al Qaeda suspect from Gitmo.” That’s right. As soon as Election Day was over, amidst all the happy talk about getting along with each other, ending gridlock and getting things done, they | Read More »
Majority of young likely voters prefer a Republican-run Congress
A new Harvard Institute of Politics (IOP) poll of 18- to 29- year-olds finds a majority, 51%, who say they will “definitely be voting” in the November midterm elections prefer a Republican-run Congress. Only 47% favor a Democrat-controlled Congress. That’s a significant shift from the 2010 midterm elections, when IOP found 55% preferred Democrat control and 43% prefer Republican control. Among those most likely to vote, President Obama’s job approval | Read More »
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, Budget Deficit
, Foreign Policy
, Harvard Institute of Politics
, Race Relations
White House pretends that not trusting them on immigration is crazy-talk.
There are times when I don’t really get this administration’s messaging strategy. The White House said Wednesday it was “crazy” to attempt to divine the president’s post-election plans for an immigration executive order based on a procurement request issued by the Department of Homeland Security. “I mean, this is crazy,” White House press secretary Josh Earnest said, adding he would caution reporters against “making assumptions” based on | Read More »