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.