FAIR: 7 Democrats BREAKING PROMISES to oppose Obamnesty

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by Lynn Woolley

Sometimes, what you hear during campaigns or at town hall meeting isn’t what you get. fair-logo1

Just as the Justice Department of outgoing Attorney General Eric Holder is filing for an emergency stay of Texas Federal Judge Andrew Hanen’s ruling blocking executive amnesty (obamnesty), the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) reports that seven Democrats are going back on their word to oppose Obama’s action.

Stalled in the Senate

The House has sent a bill to the Senate that funds the Department of Homeland Security — so long as Obama’s unconstitutional amnesty plan is rolled back. FAIR reports that Senate Democrats have unanimously voted against the motion to begin debating the House-passed DHS funding bill three times. That means no amendments could be heard. And it stalls the bill providing another opportunity for Democrats to play politics by accusing the republicans of trying to shut down DHS.

As reported by FAIR, the seven Democrats (joined by pro-amnesty Senator Dean Heller, R-Nev.) are turning their backs on previous promises to oppose the executive amnesty. Here are their names:

Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.): “I wish he wouldn’t do it.” Senate Democrats Balk at Obama’s Unilateral Immigration Approach, Reuters, 11/19/14.

Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.): “I have to be honest, how this is coming about makes me uncomfortable, I think it probably makes most Missourians uncomfortable.” Senate Democrats Balk at Obama’s Unilateral Immigration Approach, Reuters, 11/19/14.

Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.): “I am as frustrated as anyone that Congress is not doing its job, but the president shouldn’t make such significant policy changes on his own.” Press Release, 11/20/14.

Mark Warner (D-Va.): “A big issue like immigration, the best way to get a comprehensive solution is to take this through the legislative process.” Warner: ‘Right decision’ to delay on immigration, The Hill, 09/08/14.

Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.): “I’m disappointed the president decided to use executive action at this time on this issue, as it could poison any hope of compromise or bipartisanship in the new Senate before it has even started.” Obama Fails to Convince Some Dems on Immigration, Politico, 11/20/14.

Angus King (I-Maine): “And I also frankly am concerned about the constitutional separation of powers…The Framers knew what they were doing and it doesn’t say if the president gets frustrated and Congress doesn’t act, he gets to do, you know, what he thinks is important for the country.” Sen. Angus King: Executive Action on Immigration Could Backfire, NPR, 11/19/14.

Jon Tester (D-Mont.): “Asked whether he would prefer the President not do it by executive authority, [Tester] replied, ‘I would prefer that Congress act, yes.'” Senate Democrats Balk at Obama’s Unilateral Immigration Approach, Reuters, 11/19/14.

Of course, even if DHS funding is not renewed, the “essential” mission of the department will continue, and it is a certainty that all employees will get their paychecks at some point.

Meanwhile, the 26 states that have filed suit to stop obamnesty sent a signed letter to Judge Hanen in opposition to a stay. The state want the judge to preserve the status quo util a full court hearing can be held. Otherwise, they say they will be damaged and there will be no way to “put the toothpaste back in the tube.”



Obama is counting on it.

Obama and Holder are squeezing as much toothpaste out as they can. They know that — as with Obamacare — the more amnesty they can get now, the less likely it is that any of it will be rolled back later.

Republican backbone needed!

The mainstream media and even a few conservative senators and pundits say the Republicans should quit and let Obama have his way. But Republicans always cave — and then take a lot of blame.

Video: Sen. McCain tells NBC’s Chuck Todd that there should be no shutdown.

Just once, we wish they’d stand their ground. No cave — and let the chips fall where they may. A few days in, the Democrats would feel pressure to get DHS back up and running at full strength. The thought of a big government program not running at full steam in anathema to Democrats.

Obama has big hopes for this amnesty.

While the states worry about the cost of welfare, education and emergency room care for all these new people who would be “coming out of the shadows,” Obama is counting on them to apply for citizenship and vote Democrat. And face it — what Democrat would object if they voted without citizenship papers? The idea is a permanent Democrat majority leading to more welfare, bigger government, wealth redistribution, climate change abatement — and all the other liberal fantasies you can think of.

Republicans should stop listening to the liberals in media. Stand tall. Let the Democrats cave.


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