Saturday, July 26, 2014

Weekend Newsbites: Sat. & Sun., July 26 & 27, 2014




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The President may be preparing to provide temporary legal status to millions of undocumented immigrants

* THAT'S THE HEADLINE... FROM TIME MAGAZINE... WHICH OF COURSE NEGLECTS TO ADD THAT THIS WOULD BE A TOTALLY ILLEGAL - EXTRACONSTITUTIONAL - ACTION!

When President Obama issues executive orders on immigration in coming weeks, pro-reform activists are expecting something dramatic: temporary relief from deportation and work authorization for perhaps several million undocumented immigrants.

* KINGS HAVE SUCH AUTHORITY. EMPERORS. DICTATORS. NOT AMERICAN PRESIDENTS.

If the activists are right, the sweeping move would upend a contentious policy fight and carry broad political consequences.

* FOLKS... UNDERSTAND... THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA IS NOT... I REPEAT - NOT... GOING TO DEFEND THE CONSTITUTION. AT BEST THEY'LL SIMPLY AVOID MENTIONING THE CONSTITUTION.

* WE'RE... IN... TROUBLE...

The activists met privately with the President and his aides June 30 at the White House, and say in that meeting Obama suggested he will act before the November midterm elections.

(*PURSED LIPS*)

Exactly what Obama plans to do is a closely held secret. But following the meeting with the activists, Obama declared his intention to use his executive authority to reform parts of a broken immigration system that has cleaved families and hobbled the economy.

* MY GOD, FOLKS... JUST RE-READ HOW TIME MAGAZINE PORTRAYS WHAT AMOUNTS TO A COUP AGAINST THE CONSTITUTION!

* OBAMA HAS NO "EXECUTIVE AUTHORITY" TO "REFORM" ANYTHING...!!!

* FOLKS... FOR GOD'S SAKE, UNDERSTAND... THE REPORTERS AND EDITORS CHOOSE THEIR WORDS CAREFULLY AND DELIBERATELY! THEY MISFRAME REALITY TO ALIGN WITH THEIR POLICY GOALS AND PARTISAN LOYALITIES!

* FOLKS... YOU ALL KNOW ME... YOU ALL KNOW THAT IF BUSH HAD THREATENED TO DO WHAT OBAMA IS THREATENING I'D HAVE RAILED AGAINST HIM AS I RAIL AGAINST OBAMA!

After being informed by Speaker John Boehner that the Republican-controlled House would not vote on a comprehensive overhaul of U.S. immigration law this year, the President announced in a fiery speech that he was preparing “to do what Congress refuses to do, and fix as much of our immigration system as we can.”

* THEN WORK TOWARDS A CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT GIVING PRESIDENTS SUCH AUTHORITY! BUT AS OF NOW... THEY DON'T!

Obama has been cautious about preempting Congress.

* GEEZUS FRIGGIN' CHRIST...!!! NOTICE HOW TIME PUTS IT - AS IF "PREEMPTING CONGRESS" IS A CONSTITUTIONAL OPTION! (IT'S NOT...!!!)

But its failure to act has changed his thinking.

* BUT NOT THE CONSTITUTION...!!! THE CONSTITUTION HASN'T CHANGED...!!!

* MY GOD, PEOPLE, IF WE'RE NOT A NATION OF LAW THAN WHAT ARE WE...?! WE CAN'T LET HIM GET AWAY WITH THIS!

* WHERE IS BOEHNER...?!?! WHERE IS MCCONNELL...?!?! WHERE IS GEORGE W. BUSH...?!?! WHERE ARE THE LIVING FORMER ATTORNEYS GENERAL OF THE UNITED STATES...?!?! WHERE ARE THE DEANS OF OUR NATION'S FOREMOST LAW SCHOOLS...?!?!

* WHERE... ARE... THOSE... WHO... WOULD... DEFEND... OUR... CONSTITUTION...?!?!

Obama has a broad menu of options at his disposal...

* ASSUMING HE IGNORES THE CONSTITUTION...!!! ASSUMING CONGRESS, THE COURTS, AND "WE THE PEOPLE" ALLOW HIM TO DO AS HE PLEASES WHEN HE PLEASES AND THE RULE OF LAW BE DAMNED!

...but there are two major sets of changes he can order. The first is to provide affirmative relief from deportation to one or more groups of people. Under this mechanism, individuals identified as “low-priority” threats can come forward to seek temporary protection from deportation and work authorization. In 2012, the administration created a program, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), that allowed eligible young unauthorized immigrants to apply for a two-year reprieve from deportation and a work permit.

* A NUDGE. A STEP AT A TIME. THAT'S HOW IT'S DONE, FOLKS.

* IN ANY CASE, "SETTING PRIORITIES" IS WITHIN THE CONSTITUTIONAL AUTHORITY OF THE CHIEF EXECUTIVE. IGNORING LAWS... NOT SO MUCH (THOUGH HE HAS GOTTEN AWAY WITH IT)... AND WRITING ONE'S OWN LAWS... SUBSTITUTION ONE'S OWN WILL FOR THE RULE OF LAW... FOR THE CONSTITUTION'S STRUCTURE BASED UPON SEPARATION OF POWERS AND SPECIFIC ROLES... NO... THIS IS NOT WITHIN A PRESIDENT'S POWER - NOT WITHIN ANY PRESIDENT'S POWER!

The most aggressive option in this category would be expanding deferred action to anyone who could have gained legal status under the bipartisan bill that passed the Senate in June 2013.

* MY GOD...! LOOK AT WHAT THESE PRICKS AT TIME MAGAZINE ARE TRYING TO DO...! THEY'RE TRYING TO CONFUSE YOU TO THINK THAT SENATE ACTION ALONE EMPOWERS OBAMA! IT DOESN'T! (FOR GOD'S SAKE... ANYONE WHO PASSED 7TH GRADE SOCIAL STUDIES KNOWS THIS!) LAWS HAVE TO PASS BOTH HOUSES OF CONGRESS...!!!

According to a Congressional Budget Office analysis, the Senate bill would have covered up to 8 million undocumented immigrants.

* WHO CARES...?! TOTALLY IRRELEVANT! CONGRESS AS A WHOLE - HOUSE AND SENATE - MUST PASS THE SAME LAW AND THE PRESIDENT MUST SIGN THE PASSED BILL INTO LAW (OR HAVE HIS VETO OVERRIDDEN) OR ELSE THERE IS NO LAW... NO PRESIDENTIAL AUTHORITY TO ACT!

It is unlikely that Obama goes that far.

* BUT IF HE DID TIME MAGAZINE WOULD NO DOUBT BE FINE WITH THAT...

(*SIGH*)

But even more modest steps could provide relief to a population numbering in the seven figures.

* AGAIN... LOOK AT HOW TIME MAGAZINE PORTRAYS THINGS. "RELIEF." "TO A POPULATION NUMBERING IN THE SEVEN FIGURES."

* HOW ABOUT "RELIEF" TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE... THE AMERICAN TAXPAYER...?!?! HOW ABOUT "RELIEF TO A POPULATION NUMBERING OVER 300,000,000?

One plausible option would be to expand DACA to include some family members of those already eligible.

* NO! THE PRESIDENT HAS NO AUTHORITY TO DO THIS ABSENT CONGRESS CHANGING THE LAW!

Says a Congressional aide: “While there are several options to provide temporary deportation relief, we expect an expansion of the DACA program to other groups of individuals to be the most clear opportunity.”

* WHAT CONGRESSIONAL AIDE...?!?! AN UNNAMED ONE! I'M GUESSING A DEMOCRAT! MY GOD, PEOPLE... TIME MAGAZINE AND THE REST OF THE MSM WILL GO TO ANY LENGTHS TO SUPPORT "THEIR GUY." THE VAST MAJORITY OF THE MSM COULDN'T CARE LESS ABOUT THE CONSTITUTION... ABOUT THE RULE OF LAW. PARTISANISM... IDEOLOGY... THAT'S WHAT THESE SO-CALLED "JOURNALISTS" ARE ALL ABOUT.

Obama could also decide to grant protections for specific employment categories, such as the 1 million or so undocumented immigrants working in the agricultural sector...

* NOT LEGALLY HE COULDN'T...

...or to ease the visa restrictions hindering the recruitment of high-skilled foreign workers to Silicon Valley.

* ONLY IF CONGRESS HAS GIVEN HIM THAT POWER WITHIN LEGISLATION THAT IS PART OF PRESENT LAW! (OR GIVES HIM SUCH POWER VIA FUTURE LAW!)

Either move would please centrist and conservative business lobbies, who have joined with the left to press for comprehensive reform, and might help temper the blowback.

(*JUST SHAKING MY HEAD*)

* SEE WHAT I MEAN ABOUT THE OLIGARCHY, FOLKS...

* TIME MAGAZINE IS RIGHT ABOUT ONE THING: PLENTY OF RINOs WILL JOIN WITH DEMOCRATS IN SHREDDING THE CONSTITUTION AND THE RULE OF LAW SHOULD THEY BELIEVE DOING SO GIVES THEM EVEN A SHORT-TERM BENEFIT.

(*PURSED LIPS*)

Until now, Obama has frustrated immigration-reform activists by insisting he has little latitude to fix a broken system on his own. To a large extent, he’s right. Any relief the President provides would be fleeting...

* AND DEPENDING UPON THE ACTION... ILLEGAL. UNCONSTITUTIONAL.

It’s up to Congress to find a permanent solution by rewriting the law.

* YES...!!!

Deferring deportations does not confer a green card. It only offers a temporary fix.

* THE DEFINITION OF "DEFERRING" BEING THE KEY DETERMINATE. AGAIN... THE PRESIDENT HAS THE AUTHORITY TO SET PRIORITIES - WITHIN REASON... SINCERELY IN KEEPING WITH THE SPIRIT OF EXISTING LAW - BUT HE DOESN'T HAVE THE AUTHORITY TO "WRITE NEW LAW" OR "RE-WRITE EXISTING LAW" SIMPLY TO SUIT HIS OWN POLICY PREFERENCES.

But legal experts say Obama does have the authority to take the kinds of executive action he is thought to be considering.

* YES... I'M SURE TIME HAS FOUND SOME...

(*SMIRK*)

“As a purely legal matter, the President does have wide discretion when it comes to immigration,” says Stephen Yale-Loehr, an immigration scholar at Cornell University Law School. “Just as DACA was within the purview of the president’s executive authority on immigration, so too would expanding DACA fall within the president’s inherent immigration authority.”

* I DISAGREE!

According to a recent report by the Center for American Progress, categorical grants of affirmative relief to non-citizens have been made 21 times since 1976, by six different presidents.

* SO...??? HELL... THAT'S MAKES MY POINT! IF SUCH ACTIONS WERE LEGAL... WERE CONSTITUTIONAL... WOULDN'T PRESIDENTS HAVE BEEN ISSUING SUCH GRANT LONG BEFORE 1976?

* ANYWAY, FOLKS... THE REPORTER/EDITOR JUST THREW THIS IN TO CONFUSE THE ISSUE. (NOTICE THERE'S NOT COUNTER-ARGUMENT ENTERTAINED WITHIN THIS ARTICLE!) IN ANY CASE, WHAT'S PAST IS PAST. WE TEACH OUR CHILDREN THAT TWO WRONGS DON'T MAKE A RIGHT FOR A REASON!

Even if Obama is on firm footing from a legal standpoint...

* SEE WHAT I MEAN ABOUT TIME MAGAZINE (AND THE REST OF THE MSM)! THEY PICK THE "EXPERTS." THEY SET THE STAGE. THEY CREATE THE ASSUMPTIONS... AND THEN REINFORCE THE ASSUMPTIONS VIA THE EXPERTS THEY CHOOSE!

(*GUFFAW*)

* THE SAD THING IS... THE AMERICAN PEOPLE ARE EASILY MANIPULATED... OFTEN SUCH TACTICS WORK.

(*SIGH*)

* NOT ON YOU, I HOPE! THIS IS WHY I PERSEVERE! THIS IS WHY I GO LINE BY LINE THROUGH THESE NEWSBITES - SO I CAN BRING YOUR ATTENTION TO WHAT YOU MIGHT NOT YOURSELF NOTICE BECAUSE YOU'RE BUSY WITH... LIFE.

Obama will be pilloried by Republicans no matter what he does.

* YES... THOSE EVIL REPUBLICANS...

(*SIGH*)

* IF ONLY REPUBLICANS - AND DEMOCRATS - WERE UNIFIED IN THEIR REVERENCE FOR OUR CONSTITUTION!

Despite the short-term political consequences, in the long run a bold stroke could help cement the Democratic Party’s ties with the vital and fast-growing Hispanic voting bloc. And it would be a legacy for Obama, a cautious chief executive whose presidency has largely been shaped by events outside his control. In the case of immigration, he has the capacity to ease the pain felt by millions with the stroke of a pen.

* FOLKS... AT THIS POINT THIS IS NO LONGER SIMPLY BIASED REPORTING - IT'S MARKETING! CLEARLY TIME MAGAZINE HAS A DOG IN THIS FIGHT!

Friday, July 25, 2014

Barker's Newsbites: Friday, July 25, 2014


Friday...

Ah... THANK GOD...!

Another beautiful spring day... at the height of summer...

(*ROLLING MY EYES*)

God bless global wa... er... I mean... "global temperature change!"

(*SNORT*)

Anyway... on to newsbiting!


Obama... Our Constitution... Our Republic...



This is from Politico, folks... POLITICO FOR CHRIST'S SAKE...!

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President Barack Obama insisted for years that he had absolutely no legal authority — none whatsoever, zero, zilch — to slow deportations on a broad scale.

* AND HE SAID IT EVEN AS HIS AGENCY HEADS DID EXACTLY THAT!

* FOLKS... AT LEAST HE BOTHERED TO FOLLOW THE GOEBBELS FORMULA OF "THE BIG LIE!"

Forget everything he’s said.

* YEP... FIRST THE LIE, NOW THE TRUTH... THE OFFERED HANDSHAKE SUDDENLY SWITCHING TO A SUCKER PUNCH!

Obama’s pledge to use his executive powers by the end of the summer marked both a dramatic reversal in rhetoric and a major strategic shift on immigration.

* AGAIN... FOLKS... THIS IS POLITICO!

The president is no longer emphasizing his own powerlessness but rather his determination “to fix as much of our immigration system as I can on my own, without Congress.”

The administration is examining how far it can go, legally and politically, to protect millions of undocumented immigrants from deportation.

* TO "PROTECT?" TO "PROTECT" MILLIONS OF INVADERS...???

* MY FRIENDS, HIS JOB IS TO PROTECT US! HIS JOB IS TO PROTECT THE LAW! THAT IS THE OATH HE TOOK IN 2009 AND THAT IS THE OATH HE TOOK IN 2013!

Despite the flow of young Central American children across the southwestern border, Obama remains committed to taking significant action, according to senior advisers and advocates who have attended recent meetings with White House officials.

* "YOUNG CHILDREN...???" FOLKS... OBAMA CONSIDERS ONE A "CHILD" UP UNTIL AGE 26 FOR PURPOSES OF OBAMACARE.

* FOLKS... CERTAINLY YOUNG INNOCENT FOREIGN CHILDREN ARE PART OF THE DELUGE, BUT SO TOO ARE CRIMINALS, GANG MEMBERS, AND THOSE INFECTED WITH CONTAGIOUS DISEASES! AND OBAMA'S POLICIES ARE SIMPLY RELEASING MANY OF THEM... ACTUALLY TRANSPORTING THEM... TO VARIOUS CITIES THROUGHOUT THE UNITED STATES! THIS IS DOCUMENTED! I'VE BEEN COVERING IT!

In other words, Obama has signaled that he intends to do exactly what he’s long said he’s unable to do.

* YES... THE POLITICO GETS IT!

“I take executive action only when we have a serious problem, a serious issue, and Congress chooses to do nothing,” Obama said last month in his Rose Garden announcement. “And in this situation, the failure of House Republicans to pass a darn bill is bad for our security, it’s bad for our economy, and it’s bad for our future.”

Even immigrant rights advocates, who were on the receiving end of the White House denials for years, were surprised by his abrupt and enthusiastic move toward executive action in June after House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) ruled out a legislative overhaul of immigration this year.

Activists had gotten so fed up in recent months that some tagged the president as the “deporter-in-chief” and demanded that he shift immediately from a legislative strategy to an administrative one.

“The way they talked about it was, ‘There’s nothing we can do, only Congress can solve it, we don’t have the authority,’” said Lorella Praeli, director of advocacy and policy for United We Dream. “That is very different from what they are saying today. It is completely different.”

The shift could be used by critics as an example of Obama saying one thing and doing something else...

* "COULD BE...?!?!" FOLKS... EVEN AS THE POLITICO COVERS OBAMA'S LIES AND ASSAULTS ON THE RULE OF LAW... THEY DO WHAT THEY CAN TO PROVIDE COVER!

...another “evolution,” in White House parlance, on a hot-button social issue. Some Republicans see it as fertile ground for advancing their midterm election strategy, which focuses on raising questions about the president’s credibility and competence.

* SO NOW IT'S NOT ABOUT THE LAW... NOT ABOUT HONESTY (OR RATHER LACK THEREOF)... AND AS FOR THE CONSTITUTION... SCREW IT - LET'S ACCUSE REPUBLICANS OF PLAYING POLITICS INSTEAD!

(*JUST SHAKING MY HEAD*)

“It brings into question, when he commits to other things, whether he will keep that commitment,” said Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), who worked closely with Obama on passing a Senate immigration overhaul bill last year. “Things in this town, to a large degree, are done on people’s commitments.”

But of all the challenges surrounding the decision, taking a hit for a change in position isn’t at the top of the White House’s list of concerns. Aides privately acknowledge that Obama has flip flopped — but for good reason, they insist.

* FOLKS... FORGET "FLIP-FLP"... WHAT OF THE CONSTITUTION? WHAT OF THE RULE OF LAW? HOW CAN PEOPLE NOT SEE HOW OUR REPUBLIC IS BEING DESTROYED FROM WITHIN...?!?!

The president wanted to maintain pressure on Congress for as long as he could because legislation is the only way to provide permanent relief to undocumented immigrants, aides said.

* "RELIEF...?!?!" "RELIEF" TO THEM EQUATES TO CONSPIRACY "ON THEIR BEHALF" TO GET AROUND OUR EXISTING LAWS...!!!

* FOLKS... HOW ABOUT "RELIEF" FOR THE AMERICAN TAXPAYER? HOW ABOUT "RELIEF" FOR THE AMERICAN UNEMPLOYED AND UNDEREMPLOYED?

* TO ANY BLACK AMERICANS READING THIS... WTF...?!?!

An executive order can be rescinded by Obama’s successors.

* FOLKS... A CONSTITUTIONAL EXECUTIVE ORDER IS ONE WHICH GOES WITH THE GRAIN OF EXISTING LAW... WHICH IS ADMINISTRATIVE GUIDANCE CONCERNING HOW BEST TO PUT LAW INTO EFFECT. AN "EXECUTIVE ORDER" WITH THE PURPOSE OF AND RESULT OF UNDERMINING THE LAW IS NOT A CONSTITUTIONAL EXECUTIVE ORDER... NOT A LAWFUL ORDER.

* FOLKS... UNDERSTAND... FOR NOW WE HAVE LOST AMERICA. DEMOCRATS IN THE SENATE WILL BACK OBAMA NO MATTER WHAT. THE OBAMA APPOINTEES THROUGHOUT THE FEDERAL BUREAUCRACY WILL BACK OBAMA... NO MATTER WHAT. WITHIN TODAY'S DEMOCRATIC PARTY THERE IS NO EQUIVALENT TO THE 1973 GOP NATIONAL POLITICAL LEADERSHIP WHICH WITHDREW ITS SUPPORT FROM NIXON.

(*SIGH*)

President Obama didn’t want to concede that he could take action on his own while legislation was still possible, but once it was no longer an option, there was little downside to changing course, the aides said.

* FOLKS... NOTICE... NOTICE WHAT YOU JUST READ. THE AIDES CLAIMED OBAMA HAS THIS POWER (WHICH HE DOESN'T) AND POLITICO SIMPLY ACCEPTS THEIR FALSE CLAIM!

“These executive actions are not a substitute for congressional action, in part, because they aren’t as far-reaching,” said White House press secretary Josh Earnest in an interview. “But the president is determined to do the right thing for the country and our economy by acting, within the bounds of the law, to reform our broken immigration system, consistent with the views expressed by the bipartisan coalition of law enforcement, faith and business leaders who back reform.”

* THIS PRESIDENT DOESN'T GIVE A DAMN ABOUT THE BOUNDS OF LAW!

Obama still views the legal limits as murky, aides said.

* "MURKY..."

(*HEADACHE*)

It’s a major reason the review is taking so long — the administration wants the order to withstand the inevitable court challenge but needs to build a case for it.

White House counsel Neil Eggleston and domestic policy adviser Cecilia Muñoz are hosting listening sessions with key players in the process, including attorneys for the AFL-CIO and the Service Employees International Union, according to sources familiar with the meetings.

* "LISTENING SESSIONS...?!?!"

* AND HOW DID THE AFL-CIO AND SEIU BECOME "KEY PLAYERS?" (OH, YEAH... VIA CAMPAIGN DONATIONS TO THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY, DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATES, AND LEFTIST GROUPS!)

The president has suggested privately that he would not go as far as extending temporary protections to all 11 million undocumented immigrants who would have qualified under the Senate bill. Instead, he’s weighing how to provide relief to subsets of the population based on family ties, longevity in the country or employment background.

* IN OTHER WORDS... MAKE UP NEW LAWS AS HE GOES ALONG...

* FOLKS... THIS IS ALL UNCONSTITUTIONAL...!!!

It’s unclear where he’ll draw the line, but advocates expect him to go far based on his initial statements that he wants to max out his legal authority. This is a stark change from the previous 5½ years of his administration.

* FIRST OF ALL... NO IT'S NOT! BUT SECOND OF ALL: FOLKS... GET FIREARMS TRAINING. PURCHASE GUNS. STOCK UP ON AMMUNITION. I FEAR THAT AT A CERTAIN POINT "WE THE PEOPLE" ARE GOING TO HAVE TO DEFEND THE CONSTITUTION FOR OURSELVES...

* CLEARLY OUR POLITICIANS CAN'T BE TRUSTED TO DO SO.

Obama has been heckled at public events, pressed during interviews and questioned in private at the White House about why he just won’t use his executive powers to protect millions from deportations.

* THERE THEY GO AGAIN... "PROTECT." AND "PROTECT" WHO? "PROTECT" ILLEGAL ALIENS - NOT AMERICAN CITIZENS... NOT THE RULE OF AMERICAN LAW... NOT THE CONSTITUTIONAL POWER STRUCTURE.

(*PURSED LIPS*)

* BUT TO ANSWER THE QUESTION SIMPLY: OBAMA HAS NO SUCH POWER. NO PRESIDENT HAS SUCH POWER. (SADLY... IT'S NOT SIMPLY THE QUESTIONERS WHO DON'T UNDERSTAND THIS - IT'S POLITICO AND MOST OF THE MSM WHICH DOESN'T UNDERSTAND THIS.)

Sometimes President Obama made clear that only legislation could provide relief for all undocumented immigrants, which is consistent with his current view. Other times he didn’t draw the distinction.

Either way, he always left the same impression: The law prohibits him from doing much on his own.

“There are those in the immigrants’ rights community who have argued passionately that we should simply provide those who are [here] illegally with legal status, or at least ignore the laws on the books and put an end to deportation until we have better laws. And often this argument is framed in moral terms: Why should we punish people who are just trying to earn a living?” Obama said in a July 2010 speech.

“I recognize the sense of compassion that drives this argument, but I believe such an indiscriminate approach would be both unwise and unfair. It would suggest to those thinking about coming here illegally that there will be no repercussions for such a decision. And this could lead to a surge in more illegal immigration. And it would also ignore the millions of people around the world who are waiting in line to come here legally.”

* A JULY 2010 SPEECH. A SPEECH. A SPEECH 28 MONTHS PRIOR TO THE RE-ELECTION BATTLE HE KNEW HE'D FACE. OF COURSE THAT'S WHAT HE "SAID!" (AHH... BUT IN THE MEANTIME... WHAT WAS IT HE WAS DOING...? EVEN THEN HE WAS DOING WHATEVER HE COULD TO CIRCUMVENT THE LAW AND THE INTENT OF THE LAW!)

Last November, Ju Hong, an undocumented immigrant from South Korea, yelled at the president during a San Francisco event: “You have a power to stop deportation for all undocumented immigrants in this country.”

* YO...! HONG! JU HONG! NO...! NO HE DOESN'T...!!!

“Actually I don’t,” Obama responded. “If, in fact, I could solve all these problems without passing laws in Congress, then I would do so. But we’re also a nation of laws. That’s part of our tradition.

* AHH... "TRADITION." (FOLKS... IF YOU DON'T UNDERSTAND HIS MIXING THE WORDS "LAW" AND "TRADITION" WAS DELIBERATE...)

(*JUST SHAKING MY HEAD*)

* FOLKS... WE'RE A NATION OF LAWS BECAUSE WE'RE A NATION OF LAWS! WE ARE A REPUBLIC - A CONSTITUTIONAL REPUBLIC! (OR AT LEAST WE ONCE WERE...)

And so the easy way out is to try to yell and pretend like I can do something by violating our laws.”

* FOLKS... PAY ATTENTION TO WHAT HE DOES... DOES...

A month later, Vice President Joe Biden said Obama’s options were limited.

“What I get all the time is, ‘Well, look, since the system is broken, and Congress won’t fix it, why don’t you just suspend everything?” Biden said. “The president doesn’t have the authority to do that.”

* FOLKS... THE WHOLE POINT OF THIS ARTICLE IS THAT BIDEN'S PAST REMARKS ARE NO LONGER... er... "OPERATIVE."

But in the Rose Garden on June 30, Obama didn’t dwell on the constraints of the law.

* JUNE 30, 2014... (WITH 30 MONTHS LEFT IN HIS PRESIDENCY!)

“So while I will continue to push House Republicans to drop the excuses and act — and I hope their constituents will too — America cannot wait forever for them to act,” Obama said. “And that’s why, today, I’m beginning a new effort to fix as much of our immigration system as I can on my own, without Congress.”

Frank Sharry, executive director of America’s Voice, said a close read of Obama’s previous statements provides wiggle room. “If you look really carefully at what he says, he says, ‘I can’t do what the legislation does. I can’t go as far as you think I should go,’” Sharry said.

Still, Sharry added, “the impression he gives is, ‘I can’t do it.’”

* FOLKS... FORGET SHARRY... FORGET THE SPEECHES... FORGET THE POLITICS. FOCUS ON WHAT OBAMA DOES!