Remember those “intended immigration consequences” I was talking about yesterday?
The word is out.
Brendan Bordelon of National Review captured this exchange on CNN:
Illegal Immigrant Tells CNN She Was Inspired to Cross Border by Obama Amnesty
“Did the possibility of immigration reform inspire you to come now?” CNN’s Alina Machado asked the Central American migrant waiting for a bus ticket on Thursday.
“Yes, that’s right,” the woman said. “That inspired us.”
“Now?” the reporter pressed.
“Yes, now,” the woman replied.
Watch the video:
Media responses to Obama’s plan have been mixed but I like this piece by David Harsanyi of The Federalist:
Obama Puts The Republic Out Of Its Misery
“This is how democracy works,” Barack Obama lectured the country before giving everyone the specifics of his expansive one-man executive overreach on immigration. If you enjoy platitudinous straw men but are turned off by open debate and constitutional order, this speech was for you.
Modern Democrats aren’t the first political party to abuse power – far from it. Obama isn’t the first president to abuse executive power – not by a longshot. But he has to be the first president in American history to overtly and consistently argue that he’s empowered to legislate if Congress doesn’t pass the laws he favors. It’s an argument that’s been mainstreamed by partisans and cheered on by those in media desperate to find a morsel of triumph in this presidency.
Much like the changes they made to the filibuster, Democrats will eventually rue the day they said nothing about this.