Why Obama should not be impeached when he grants executive amnesty

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Why Obama should not be impeached when he grants executive amnesty

I expect that Pres­i­dent Obama will grant amnesty to all ille­gal aliens by exec­u­tive order before year’s end; indeed, I would be sur­prised if he doesn’t by the end of this month.

In his press con­fer­ence after the Republican’s “good night”, Obama stated,

So before the end of the year, we’re going to take what­ever law­ful actions that I can take that I believe will improve the func­tion­ing of our immi­gra­tion sys­tem that will allow us to surge addi­tional resources to the bor­der, where I think the vast major­ity of Amer­i­cans have the deep­est con­cern. And at the same time, I’ll be reach­ing out to both Mitch McConnell, John Boehner, and other Repub­li­can as well as Demo­c­ra­tic lead­ers to find out how it is that they want to pro­ceed. And if they want to get a bill done — whether it’s dur­ing the lame duck or next year — I’m eager to see what they have to offer.

But what I’m not going to do is just wait.

Obama has much to gain by doing so, not the least of which is show­ing “lead­er­ship.” That he would tram­ple over the Con­sti­tu­tion mat­ters not to him. If the newly-​elected Repub­li­cans move to impeach him, he will ben­e­fit, and ben­e­fit greatly.

The Repub­li­cans in both the Sen­ate, the House, and in every elected office in the coun­try must not fall for this trap. Throw­ing them­selves into the ensu­ing firestorm will cost them the 2016 election.

Instead, Repub­li­cans must focus on the fol­low­ing, which John Boehner and Mitch McConnell listed,

… autho­riz­ing the con­struc­tion of the Key­stone XL pipeline, which will mean lower energy costs for fam­i­lies and more jobs for Amer­i­can work­ers; the Hire More Heroes Act, leg­is­la­tion encour­ag­ing employ­ers to hire more of our nation’s vet­er­ans; and a pro­posal to restore the tra­di­tional 40-​hour def­i­n­i­tion of full-​time employ­ment, remov­ing an arbi­trary and destruc­tive gov­ern­ment bar­rier to more hours and bet­ter pay cre­ated by the Afford­able Care Act of 2010.

We’ll also con­sider leg­is­la­tion to help pro­tect and expand America’s emerg­ing energy boom and to sup­port inno­v­a­tive char­ter schools around the country.

Leg­is­la­tion on these issues must be intro­duced and passed on the first 100 days:

The respon­si­bil­ity now on the GOP is to exe­cute imme­di­ately. To fol­low the will of the peo­ple. To lis­ten to what they just said and to get it right.

Any­thing other, no mat­ter how griev­ous, is a mere distraction.

As Dr. Charles Krautham­mer (yes, he’s an MD) spelled out in this video,

Here’s what I think you should do: You should be very smart and disciplined.

The prize here is not the impeach­ment of Obama and cur­tail­ing his term by three months. The prize is win­ning the White House in 2016 and chang­ing the coun­try. Now, the way to do it is you say, “this is uncon­sti­tu­tional, ille­gal; we’re going to find every way every way we can to make sure that it is not funded, that this does not get a penny of the purse. It is ille­gal to enact any­thing by exec­u­tive order unless you get some appro­pri­a­tion from the Con­gress.” That’s num­ber one; num­ber two, you say, “on the day of the swear­ing in in 2017, if we win the White House, this is an exec­u­tive order, and it lives only as long as the next Pres­i­dent does not can­cel it. It will be can­celled with a stroke of a pen.”

Stay focused. Don’t go for the bait. Impeach­ment is a los­ing game.

As I’ve said before, It’s not just about how you play the game, it’s how you win.

Related:
Ace points out that amnesty is already here.

Fausta Rodriguez Wertz writes on U.S. and Latin Amer­i­can news, pol­i­tics and cul­ture at Fausta’s Blog.

I expect that President Obama will grant amnesty to all illegal aliens by executive order before year’s end; indeed, I would be surprised if he doesn’t by the end of this month.

In his press conference after the Republican’s “good night”, Obama stated,

So before the end of the year, we’re going to take whatever lawful actions that I can take that I believe will improve the functioning of our immigration system that will allow us to surge additional resources to the border, where I think the vast majority of Americans have the deepest concern. And at the same time, I’ll be reaching out to both Mitch McConnell, John Boehner, and other Republican as well as Democratic leaders to find out how it is that they want to proceed. And if they want to get a bill done — whether it’s during the lame duck or next year — I’m eager to see what they have to offer.

But what I’m not going to do is just wait.

Obama has much to gain by doing so, not the least of which is showing “leadership.” That he would trample over the Constitution matters not to him. If the newly-elected Republicans move to impeach him, he will benefit, and benefit greatly.

The Republicans in both the Senate, the House, and in every elected office in the country must not fall for this trap. Throwing themselves into the ensuing firestorm will cost them the 2016 election.

Instead, Republicans must focus on the following, which John Boehner and Mitch McConnell listed,

. . . authorizing the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline, which will mean lower energy costs for families and more jobs for American workers; the Hire More Heroes Act, legislation encouraging employers to hire more of our nation’s veterans; and a proposal to restore the traditional 40-hour definition of full-time employment, removing an arbitrary and destructive government barrier to more hours and better pay created by the Affordable Care Act of 2010.

We’ll also consider legislation to help protect and expand America’s emerging energy boom and to support innovative charter schools around the country.

Legislation on these issues must be introduced and passed on the first 100 days:

The responsibility now on the GOP is to execute immediately. To follow the will of the people. To listen to what they just said and to get it right.

Anything other, no matter how grievous, is a mere distraction.

As Dr. Charles Krauthammer (yes, he’s an MD) spelled out in this video,

Here’s what I think you should do: You should be very smart and disciplined.

The prize here is not the impeachment of Obama and curtailing his term by three months. The prize is winning the White House in 2016 and changing the country. Now, the way to do it is you say, “this is unconstitutional, illegal; we’re going to find every way every way we can to make sure that it is not funded, that this does not get a penny of the purse. It is illegal to enact anything by executive order unless you get some appropriation from the Congress.” That’s number one; number two, you say, “on the day of the swearing in in 2017, if we win the White House, this is an executive order, and it lives only as long as the next President does not cancel it. It will be cancelled with a stroke of a pen.”

Stay focused. Don’t go for the bait. Impeachment is a losing game.

As I’ve said before, It’s not just about how you play the game, it’s how you win.

Related:
Ace points out that amnesty is already here.

Fausta Rodriguez Wertz writes on U.S. and Latin American news, politics and culture at Fausta’s Blog.