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Old 06-23-2010, 04:56 AM   #1
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Default Executive Order Amnesty?

Is this for real?
Several Senators have learned of a possible plan by the Obama Administration that would provide a mass Amnesty for the nation's 11-18 million illegal aliens. Led by Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), eight Senators addressed a letter to the President asking for answers to questions about a plan that would allow DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano to provide an amnesty if they can't secure enough votes for a bill in the Senate.
I got the link from a letter comment on my local newspaper's web site. The writer of the comment said he made a phone call and was assured of the accuracy of this article. However, I remain unconvinced. Anyone heard of this?

If this were to happen, it would be devastating. Politically, it's a sure winner for Obama, as this will create 18 million new voters, most likely to vote Democrat. It's bad enough he's not doing whatever he can to take back part of our country currently under the control of Mexican gunmen, but this would be a nightmare.
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Old 06-23-2010, 05:23 AM   #2
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I'd like to think that

A> It would be amnesty, not citizenship, and would bite him in the ass.
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B> It wouldn't pass Constitutional muster.
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Old 06-23-2010, 05:50 AM   #3
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Chiteng mentioned this recently also: http://www.erollisimarr.com/forum/sh...ad.php?t=38228

Part of me just doesn't think Obama has the stones to try a stunt like that even if he really wanted it. His political capital has dried up considerably of late.
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Old 06-23-2010, 05:51 AM   #4
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Originally Posted by Hormadrune View Post
Chiteng mentioned this recently also: http://www.erollisimarr.com/forum/sh...ad.php?t=38228

Part of me just doesn't think Obama has the stones to try a stunt like that even if he really wanted it. His political capital has dried up considerably of late.
Right, and what better way to create more. I guess he has to ask himself if the number of people he'd piss off by this move is greater than the number of voters he stands to gain.
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Old 06-23-2010, 05:58 AM   #5
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A bit conspiratorial for my tastes I guess. As Drysdale alluded, there's simply no way this would pass through the various Constitutional hurdles before he would be trounced in 2012, killing his "reform" in the process.

I could be wrong of course, I just can't imagine him pulling this stunt in a first term.
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Old 06-23-2010, 07:20 AM   #6
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Didn't the Reagan administration give amnesty to illegals in the 80s? Did it work?
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Old 06-23-2010, 07:47 AM   #7
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Originally Posted by Lurikeen View Post
Didn't the Reagan administration give amnesty to illegals in the 80s? Did it work?
Yeah, it was wonderful...
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Old 06-23-2010, 08:16 AM   #8
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This administration is becoming famous for side stepping things like the legislative branch if they think the vote will hurt their side in the next election. My favorite example is turning every thing in to national parks to prevent development instead using the normal processes available to determine if it should be allowed.
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