Big day yesterday at the Israeli slaughterhouse. Israeli scoreboard now stands at 1712 dead Palestinians, 80% of whom are civilians. Some 200 Gazans were extinguished yesterday alone. 63 Israeli soldiers now dead with still only 3 Israeli civilians having been killed.
Benjamin Netanyahu put the Obama administration in it's place yesterday for trying to help stop the killing through ceasefire negotiations. Bibi chastised America's John Kerry and senior U.S. officials telling them "not to ever second guess me again."
That is what happens when the U.S. Congress unanimously votes, repeatedly, to defend everything Israel does. Now the Bibi flea on the Israeli dog's tail is wagging the U.S. dog.
Late Friday evening the House Republicans passed another 'excite-the-base' stunt bill.
House Republicans passed legislation on Friday night to effectively require the deportation of everyone in the U.S. illegally, including young people brought as children who attended college or joined the military.
It passed by a vote of 216 to 192. Eleven Republicans voted no and four Democrats voted yes.
Almost two years ago, Republican leaders admitted they needed to reach out more to Latino-Americans. Friday night's vote is how Republicans in the House are reaching out to Latino-Americans.
Mitt Romney was rejected emphatically by Latino-American voters in 2012 after he encouraged "self deportation" of some 10 million undocumenteds as a viable immigration policy. I'm sure that Republicans....having now "reached out" with 'forced deportation'.....will do much better with the Latino vote next time around...don't you?
But the fun is just getting started. President Obama, it has been rumored everywhere, is about to issue another executive order concerning immigration. Here's CNN....
The White House could by the end of the summer use executive action to grant work permits to possibly millions of undocumented immigrants, multiple sources confirm to CNN. Such a move would legally allow such undocumented immigrants to stay in the U.S.
Remember the head spinning and green slime-spewing scene from the Exorcist? That ain't squat compared to what will happen to House Republican heads should Obama issue such an executive order. Personally, I can't wait for Obama to sign that executive order.
Hopefully, Obama will time such an order just prior to the return of Congress in early September. Quite frankly, I don't see a downside for either Obama or Democrats should the president issue such an executive order. Here's Paul Waldman....
(Obama) has a political incentive to bait Republicans into talking more about impeachment, which would both build pressure for it within the GOP and force them to deny it to the media. The best way for him to do so is to take more unilateral action on issues like immigration.
Hey, if dumb, reactionary House Republicans want to play......then Obama should give them what they are screaming for. Something they can really spin their heads over.
The GOP was in the same place they are today back in 1964. Then, the "other" to be rejected at any cost was black-Americans. The Republican Party embarked on their U.S.S. Southern Strategy in 1964....and today, Republicans can barely muster 10% of the black vote in any given general election.
Do you think today's GOP Southern Border Strategy will turn out differently? I don't either.
In any winner-take-all battle, knowing your enemy is essential. In politics it is no different.
Is there any doubt.....any doubt.....that should Obama issue an executive order "that would legally allow....undocumented immigrants to stay in the U.S."....how House Republicans will respond?
After the green-bile spewing and the 360 degree head spinning calms the hell down.....what is likely to happen next, ya think?
Despite Speaker Boehner's dismissal of any talk about impeaching Obama.....here's what Republican constituents want.....
Sixty-eight percent of Republicans said beginning the impeachment process would be justified.
And that number doesn't factor in Obama's alleged plan to expand green card holders unilaterally. Think Boehner will be able to keep the impeachment mob at bay should Obama pull their immigration chains with such an order?
Yes, the thought of Louie Gohmert's head spinning, or Michele Bachmann spewing greenish-bile all over the House floor....is not appealing. But in order to properly cast demons out, some messiness should be expected.
So....go for it Barack. Put on your vestments....grab your pen....sign that executive order. Drive the demons out into the open for all to see.
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