Don’t blame Jeh Johnson. It’s not his fault. As Homeland Security Secretary overseeing Obama’s absurdly reckless immigration policies Johnson is tasked with an impossible, even offensive job. He has to justify DACA to everyone from oversight-obsessed senators to the president to the American people. He has to explain how his agency is doing everything imaginable to make this Oval Office abomination work.
The consequences of the Republican failure to stand up to Obama’s immigration action may come faster than we feared (see: Broken GOP Leaders Take Their Last Stand). The Justice Department was busy last week. On Thursday the announcement came that an emergency motion for a stay of State of Texas v. United States of America and a motion to speed up the government’s appeal of the injunction had been filed.
Do you think that out of control progressivism is responsible for the stupidity over amnesty that has been dominating the U.S. political scene? It’s not quite that complicated. Liberal politicians are pandering to people who have embraced cowardice as a way of life because they are easy marks. The problem is that America doesn’t want more cowards.
Let’s get two things straight:
1. Obama’s executive immigration action is about rewarding Latino illegal immigrants.
2. Border security is a straw man, not a goal.
Only our president could feel so emboldened as to brazenly lie to the American people to benefit the largest and most politically important group of illegals, calling rewarding their behavior “accountability” while promising he will seal off the gateway to the Promised Land once and for all.
No matter how many lies Washington tries to trick us with, most of the time we know the truth even before the propaganda war starts. A new report from the Congressional Budget Office adds support to what conservatives have known for years despite the disinformation assault from the left. Illegal immigrants are a cost. They aren’t going to save our economy or salvage the American Dream, though they are determined to grab a piece for themselves.
In an ocean of contradictions, doublespeak, and outright lies, the Obama administration will never top what it did to working families on November 20, 2014. Are we watching some sort of Machiavellian grand plan unfold? Was the White House so obsessed with winning its amnesty war with Republicans that it never considered that it was setting up working families and undocumented immigrants for a fight that can only lead to discrimination and prejudice?
It’s not like he didn’t warn us, so why did we let Obama pull temporary amnesty out of his bag of tricks and dump it in our laps on Thursday night? All the signs were there. He told us what he was going to do. He has a record of making good on his threats. Now we have millions of illegal immigrants to process.
With news stories raging about the federal health care buildup betting on you and I not being very bright, we might consider who and what Obama administration officials mean when they talk about immigration stakeholders. There are too many special interests to count that will gain from an executive immigration order to forgive millions of illegals who deserve absolutely nothing.