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A Tartar would be more at home on Cheapside than President Obama in the haunts of Republican Christian Hypocrites.

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 21, 2014 by sheriffali

President Obama’s speech seems to the Babylonian Republicans and their Followers among whom he dwells, an outlandish tongue, his manners are singular and his actions are strange.

 

Obama walks through the hypocritical, extremist Republican world as a pilgrim in a foreign land. He is a stranger in his own country. The Babylonian Republicans, have forgotten all he has done rescuing America from the derangement of; Bush, Cheney and the Republican Congress. They dishonor him, set up new laws and alien customs, suing him for reforming a broken Health Care System and know him not. Never was a Non-Foreigner so speckled a bird among the denizens of any land as Obama among his mother’s brethren. It is no marvel, then, he is unknown and a stranger here in his own land.

 

But here is the sweetness of his lot: He is a stranger with Thee. Thou art his fellow-sufferer, his fellow-pilgrim. Oh, what joy he feels to wander in such blessed society! His heart burns within him by the way when Thou dost speak to him, and though he be a sojourner, he is far more blest than those who sit in the Republican House,  Senate and the Governor’s Mansions, and far more at home than Republican Followers who dwell in their ceiled houses, like the Koch Brothers.  [Modification of Charles Spurgeon’s writing to express my vision of President Obama’s Predicament]

 

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Republican Committee On Appropriations Cannot Defund President Obama’s Executive Order On Immigration, Even If The GOP Shut-Down The Government. [NYT]

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 20, 2014 by sheriffali

Here is the full statement from the House Appropriations Committee on its view that it could not deny funding to the agency responsible for carrying out executive action on immigration, which President Obama is to announce tonight:

 

“The primary agency for implementing the president’s new immigration executive order is the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). This agency is entirely self-funded through the fees it collects on various immigration applications. Congress does not appropriate funds for any of its operations, including the issuance of immigration status or work permits, with the exception of the ‘E-Verify’ program. Therefore, the appropriations process cannot be used to “defund” the agency. The agency has the ability to continue to collect and use fees to continue current operations, and to expand operations as under a new executive order, without needing legislative approval by the Appropriations Committee or the Congress, even under a continuing resolution or a government shutdown.”

 

Mr. Obama’s speech on immigration policy tonight will be praised by most Democrats and lambasted by most Republicans, who contend that Mr. Obama is abusing his authority to provide work permits to millions of undocumented immigrants.

 

But congressional opponents who believe the best way to block the president’s new initiative is to cut off government funds for it could be in for a severe disappointment.

 

Officials of the Republican-led House Appropriations Committee have concluded that the government agency most responsible for implementing any new executive order — Citizenship and Immigration Services — would not be hindered if government funds are cut off; it operates entirely on revenue it generates through immigration applications.

 

In short, lawmakers have no fiscal leverage over the agency, which could keep operating even if the rest of the government was shut down.

 

“Congress does not appropriate funds for any of its operations, including the issuance of immigration status or work permits, with the exception of the E-verify program,” the committee said in a statement. “Therefore the appropriations process cannot be used to ‘de-fund’ the agency.”

 

Republican congressional leaders acknowledge it could be politically disastrous for Republicans to engineer a shutdown just as they are about to take control of Congress.

 

Leaders of the Appropriations Committee say the best course is to act responsibly, pass a legislative package financing the government for the 2015 fiscal year and then find other ways to squeeze the administration when Republicans control the House and Senate, beginning in January.

 

The warning that a shutdown wouldn’t shut down the agency handling the new policy was meant to underscore that point. – [Carl Hulse NYT]

 

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On June 27, 2013 A Bipartisan Immigration Bill Passed The Senate By A 68-32 Margin And John Boehner Has Sat On The Bill To This Day, Refusing To Bring It To The Floor For An Up Or Down Vote. What Is The President Supposed To do?

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 19, 2014 by sheriffali

June 27, 2013 68 Senators, 54 Democrats And 14 Republicans Passed A Comprehensive Immigration Bill And Sent It To The House. To Date November 19, 2014, John Boehner Have Refused To Bring The Bill To The Floor For A Vote. The Reason Being Most Of The Extremists Republicans In The House Wouldn’t Vote For The Bill, Although There Are Enough Republicans That Would Join The Democrats And Pass The Bill.

 

And Now That President Obama Has Decided To Use His Inherently Executive Power As Stipulated In The Constitution To Take Action On Immigration Policy, Republicans Are using Phantasmagoric Rationales And Internecine Narcissism To Sway The President From Taking Action On Immigration.

 

Five Previous Presidents, Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, Ronald Reagan, George Herbert Walker Bush And George W Bush Have Used Executive Powers On Immigration Policies.

 

It Is No Mystery That Because President Obama Is The One Utilizing The Executive Power As His Predecessors Is The Reason Why Republicans Have Gone Psycho.

 

Most Of The News Media Are Helping To Create Commotion Amongst The Public That Is Mostly Uninformed, By Questioning Mr. Obama’s Authority When In Fact They Are Aware Of The FACTS.

 

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Showdown – Presidential Executive Powers V. Republican Big On Mouth And Short On Brain; Irrationality On Immigration And The keystone Pipeline

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on November 18, 2014 by sheriffali

18 Months and counting John Boehner has been sitting on a bipartisan Immigration Bill that passed the Senate with 68 votes. However, Boehner brought up the Keystone Bill that passed the House and seems likely it will pass the Senate.

 

I am certain President Obama will Veto it which is the right thing to do. Some spineless Democrats have in the House and will in the Senate vote with Republicans in the Senate today, November 18, 2014.

 

John Boehner has and continues to block the Immigration Bill coming to the floor for an up or down vote because he doesn’t have Republican Support. However, the Bill can pass because with most Democrats voting for the Bill and the few sane Republican Representative’s votes, the Bill can reach the President’s Desk and be signed into the Law.

 

But despite the Obstruction by Republicans they are against President Obama doing his job by using his legal Executive Powers. The Republicans are fantasizing on Impeachment claiming President Obama would be violating the Constitution. Ronald Reagan, George Herbert Walker Bush and George W Bush used their Executive Powers to address Immigration Policies. That is an inherent right given to all Presidents in the Constitution and by Congress. We shouldn’t be surprised because irrespective of what Obama does, to the hate mongering, deceitful, obstructionist Republicans, they would without any shame whatsoever, claim that the President is breaking the Law.

 

The CEO of Trans Canada conceded that Keystone will only create about 50 Permanent Jobs but yet Republicans with no concern for Carbon Emissions, somehow convinced their Voters that keystone is the greatest thing since Sliced-Bread.

 

The Tar/Sand Oil that Canada and the Republicans want to pipe from Canada, through the United States and into New Orleans to be shipped to foreign countries, there aren’t any financial benefits to the United States and the only contribution it will make, is to add more Carbon Emissions at a time when Climate Change is so critical.

 

Do you ever wonder how uninformed, out of touch or uneducated Republican Voters are? The GOP are hell bent on destroying America in order to give more to the 2% and people still vote them in Control of both Houses of Congress. Amazing isn’t it!

 

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Using Executive Order On Immigration, Obama Would Reverse Long-Held Stance![NYT]

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , on November 17, 2014 by sheriffali

Mr. Obama has effectively reversed his position and now said he believes that such actions can be “legally unassailable,” as a senior White House official put it last week. Mr. Obama is expected to announce plans soon to expand the program for Dreamers to shield up to five million people from deportation and provide work permits for many of them.

 

The president insisted over the weekend that he had not changed his position. During a news conference in Australia, the president said that his earlier answers about the limits of his executive authority were prompted by people who asked him whether he could enact, by fiat, a bipartisan immigration bill that had passed the Senate, which would have provided a path to legalization for more of the 11 million unauthorized people in the United States.

 

“Getting a comprehensive deal of the sort that is in the Senate legislation, for example, does extend beyond my legal authorities,” Mr. Obama said Sunday. “There are certain things I cannot do.”

 

In fact, most of the questions that were posed to the president over the past several years were about the very thing that he is expected to announce within a matter of days: whether he could do something to reduce deportations and keep families together if Congress would not act.

 

The president was pressed on that very issue during a Google Hangout in February 2013. An activist asked whether he could do more to keep families from being “broken apart” while Congress remained gridlocked on immigration legislation.

 

“This is something that I have struggled with throughout my presidency,” Mr. Obama said. “The problem is, is that I’m the president of the United States, I’m not the emperor of the United States. My job is to execute laws that are passed.”

 

Officials have said the president could announce a series of executive actions as early as this week. The move comes after a concerted lobbying campaign by immigration advocates demanding presidential action in the face of 400,000 deportations every year. And it reflects the president’s mounting frustration that Republicans have blocked all efforts to pass immigration legislation.

 

At the news conference in Australia over the weekend, Mr. Obama implored Congress to pass a bill that would secure the border, revamp the legal immigration system and legalize many of the 11 million unauthorized immigrants living in the United States.

 

“Give me a bill that addresses those issues,” Mr. Obama said at the conclusion of the G-20 summit in Brisbane, Australia. “I’ll be the first one to sign it and, metaphorically, I’ll crumple up whatever executive actions that we take and we’ll toss them in the wastebasket.”

 

White House officials said they did not believe that Republicans, who will control both chambers in Congress next year, have any intention of passing a bill that the president could sign. They note that Mr. Obama delayed any executive action throughout 2013 and 2014, hoping that Speaker John A. Boehner would allow a vote in the House on a bipartisan bill that passed the Senate.

 

When that did not happen by the summer, officials said, Mr. Obama decided he should act on his own.

 

 

That decision puts the president in a drastically different posture than the one he took in numerous interviews and speeches since 2010. In those settings, Mr. Obama was repeatedly urged to act on his own to reduce the number of families that were being separated by deportations. In each of the appearances, he rejected the idea and urged people to pressure Republicans in Congress to pass a bill.

 

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When are the Voters going to see Republicans for the “frauds” they are?

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on October 16, 2014 by sheriffali

 

Wretched Mortals Republican Congress Cut [$600,000,000.00] Six Hundred Million Dollars From the CDC Budget And Now They Are Blaming President Obama And Holding One of Their Dog and Pony Freak Show Hearings, Beating Up On The CDC. When Would The Voters See The Frauds For Who They Are?

 

They have obstructed, cut and or blocked all Bills having to do with helping the American people; Jobs Bill; Immigration Reform; Veterans Bill; Student Loans Decreased Interest; Block Companies From Moving Their Companies Overseas To Avoid Their Fair Share Of Taxes; and most critical, especially for Veterans and Children, Unemployment Insurance and cutting Food Stamps.

 

What is difficult to comprehend is that a comprehensive Poll was taken whereby 70% agreed that Republicans haven’t done anything to help, but in that same Poll, 75% want Republicans to control the Senate, in addition to them already controlling the House.

 

Why do people Vote against their own interest?

 

When you are dead you don’t know you are dead, others do but you don’t. Applying that same philosophy to “stupidity,” there’s your answer.

 

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Democrat Rails Against Republicans Threatening Unarmed Children With Armed Militias

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on August 2, 2014 by sheriffali

Even Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) knows“These children were brought here of no accord of their own.” The Speaker isn’t a fan of the kind of racism dished out by Republicans like Steve King, but he’s been unable to overcome it policy wise. Republicans like to call themselves the pro-family and pro-life party, but nothing could be more disturbingly further from the truth based on their stand against innocent children. 

 

 

Republicans have vowed to obstruct President Obama at every turn, and they have been ordered by the Heritage Foundationto gin up false scandals against the President instead of legislating. They have done these things for political reasons, but as they move against innocent children, they are taking their hatred too far.

 

 

  1. Grace F. Napolitano (CA-32) shamed Republicans for trying to eliminate the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program Friday evening issuing a statement, even as Republicans pontificated from the safety of the House floor, blaming President Obama for their failure to legislate. 

Napolitano wrote:

 

“One day after failing to address the humanitarian crisis on our southwest border, our Republican colleagues voted today to remove critical protections for refugees of violence and eliminate the successful DACA program. Thousands of unaccompanied children who have fled violence and threats in their home countries are being met at our southwest border by armed militias.

 

The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops states:

 

It is a sad day for our country. A chamber of Congress is poised to send vulnerable children back to danger and possible death. It violates our commitment to human rights and due process of the law and lessens us as a nation. I pray that this legislation never sees the light of day.

We agree. We must address the root causes of migration, not punish these vulnerable and innocent children. Our federal agencies are running out of funding to deal with this unfortunate situation, so we need action now to provide the necessary resources, ensuring protections and due process of our law.

 

Despite their claims to support our young DREAMers, today’s action on DACA proves Republicans have been working to eliminate it. DACA has been a tremendous success, expanding access to education, employment, and security to hundreds of thousands of young people educated in the U.S who have known no other country. We stand with these courageous DREAMers who deserve our support. My colleagues and I will continue to fight for total immigration reform.

 

In an August 1, 2014 letter, the Bishops urged the defeat of the GOP bill:

 

I write to reaffirm the opposition of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) to H.R. 5230 and express our opposition to H.R. 5232.

Our opposition to H.R. 5230 stems from four troubling aspects of the measure. First, it would make crippling changes to current U.S. trafficking victim protection law that we fear would send these vulnerable children… Second, it would not provide adequate funding for the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) to enable it to care for vulnerable unaccompanied children in U.S. custody. Third, its level of funding for ORR is so low that it would severely hamper the agency’s ability to fulfill its responsibility to care for refugees, asylum seekers, special immigrants, trafficking victims, and torture victims. And fourth, the measure contains no provisions to address the root causes that have compelled so many children to make the arduous journey from their homes in Central America to the United States and elsewhere in the region.

Our opposition to H.R. 5232 stems from its elimination of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. It is our view that this program has helped protect a vulnerable group of children who for all extensive purposes are Americans. It would subject them once again to removal to countries they do not know. We urge its defeat.

 

How our nation responds to this humanitarian challenge is a moral test of our national character. We ask that you oppose H.R. 5230 and H.R. 5232, which we feel fail to live up to that test. [Politicususa; Salon]

 

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