El Presidente hit the Sunday morning television propaganda circuit to explain his announcement that he would take no action on immigration reform until after the November elections. Obama caved in to pressure by feckless Democrats who are facing a shellacking in two months at the polls by postponing his promised executive action until after the votes have been counted. It is a sleazy piece of work by the snake oil salesman in chief, the latest of many. It is yet another sign of just how quickly that he and the Democrats will take a dump on their base whenever it comes to protecting their own lousy asses. Immigration activists are furious at Obama now so the move will likely backfire and cost the Dems the Senate anyway.
The Democratic loss of the Senate would likely land Mr. Transparency in the hot water of impeachment proceedings, which he deserves on a number of counts. It would be a great thing for America as well because the former Nevada Gaming Commissioner who is the Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid would finally be dislodged from his leadership position. But in what would be an even bigger benefit to a flipped Senate, Dianne Feinstein, the impenetrable firewall of cellulite that protects the NSA Stasi would lose her position lording it over the Intelligence Committee. The time has come to drain the swamp and the best thing (other than ousting all incumbents) would be to at least dethrone the corrupt Democratic leadership.
Obama appeared on NBC's Meet the Press (or as I refer to it Press the Meat) with new host Chuck Todd in an extensive interview that covered many topics. I excerpt the following from the transcript:
CHUCK TODD: Let me go to immigration. You made a decision to delay any executive action until after the election. What do you tell the person that's going to get deported before the election that this decision was essentially made in your hopes of saving a democratic Senate?
PRESIDENT OBAMA: Well, that-- that's not the reason. A couple of things that I want to say about immigration. Number one, I have been consistent about why this is important. The country's going to be better off if we have an immigration system that works, that has strong border security, that has streamlined our legal immigration system, so the best and the brightest who want to stay here and invest here and create jobs here can do so, that families can be unified, and that a system where the millions of people who are here, in many cases, for a decade or more, who have American kids, who are neighbors, often times are our friends, that they have a path to get legal by paying taxes and getting above board, paying a fine, learning English, if they have to.
So the good news is we have bipartisan support for that. We have a Senate bill that would accomplish that. The House Republicans refuse to do that. And what I said to them was, "If you do not act on something that's so common sense that you got labor, business, evangelicals, law enforcement, you've got folks across the board supporting it, then I'm going to look for all the legal authorities I have to act."
What we've now done is laid the groundwork for that. Jeh Johnson, the head of the Department of Homeland Security, has presented me preliminary, you know, ideas in terms of how we can take executive action. And what I've determined is I want to make sure we get it right. I want to make sure, number one, that all the t’s--
CHUCK TODD: But the politics, I mean, it looks like election year politics.
But of course it is election year politics. Just as much as the faux outrage expressed by Republicans like Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, who called it "cynical" and his counterpart John Boehner who blasted it as "raw politics". It's not like Boehner is above such things, his crying jags are legendary and always brought to mind a scene from the comedy "Used Cars". The sleazy car salesman gets his dog to play dead and then lays a guilt trip on the sucker that he is selling the lemon vehicle to. It is all about politics now which is one of the primary reasons why the country is going to hell in a bucket because nothing ever gets done that remotely benefits the American people anymore. Eric Cantor has to be the happiest man in America now that he has passed through the revolving door from this most dysfunctional of governments into a high-paying gig on Wall Street.
Obama of course used the Meet the Press interview to blame the whole thing on Republicans rather than his own putrid party or accept responsibility for his own failures. Pushed by Todd to respond to questions about his lack of a strategy in dealing with extremist Islamic army ISIS, dear leader vowed to “go on offense” (very creative as the full NFL season kicks off today) and referred to the movement as:
"It is an abortion, a distortion, an abomination that has somehow tied Islam to the kind of nihilistic thinking that any civilized nation should eliminate"
I cannot possibly think of three words that better describe Obama's rotten to the core administration than his own: “abortion", "distortion" and "abomination”.
The entire Obama-Todd interview is here but be forewarned that a strong stomach is required for viewing it.