Jeanine Pirro To Obama: ‘Stop With the Smug, Tony Soprano Type Threats’ (Video)

You knew it was coming. Judge Jeanine Pirro had some stern words for Emperor Obama about his imperial immigration decree on Justice, Saturday night.

“This is not prosecutorial discretion,” she declared. “It is deliberate, unrestrained,  irresponsible, and unprecedented defiance of the US Constitution, and the of the rule of law.”

“And stop with the smug, Tony Soprano type threats, she said, referring to Obama’s repeated “put a bill on my desk, or else” threats that sound unnervingly like extortion.

“You’re so arrogant that instead of giving the new congress a chance to pass a fair immigration law – you just do your own thing!”

She added, “but I have to give you credit, because only one week after a historic shellacking, your thuggish move has cornered Republicans. They now must act, or suffer political consequences.”

You’ve created a precedent for for future presidents to outright ignore the law – from granting waivers to changing ObamaCare deadline dates, instructing prosecutors to not enforce certain drug laws, and telling ICE agents to not enforce the immigration laws, and not deporting those who are both illegal and criminal.

Pirro envisioned a near future in which a Republican president could throw out any number of laws that he doesn’t like. (But she forgets to note  the key element that will prevent that from happening – the change in demographics Obama is forcing on the nation.)

She went on to note, that what Obama did “was a slap in the face to every immigrant who follows the rules.” She said Obama made the millions of people who became US citizens the right way, “feel like schmucks.”

She had on Republican Congressman, Andrew Schwartz to talk about Obama’s latest tyrannical overreach.

Video: Gingrich Blasts Obama’s Dishonest ‘Gruber Speech’

Media savvy CNN political commentator and former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich latched on to the example of Jonathan Gruber to point out the dishonesty of Obama’s amnesty speech, last night.

Likening the speech to statements made by the now toxic “ObamaCare architect”, Gringrich charged that those in the “elite” class “really underestimate” the disdain Americans have for unprotected borders. He called it “a Gruber speech” in which the president was “simple not telling the truth.”

Gingrich also blasted the president for going against the incoming Congress after the country had “repudiated his policies in the election” a few weeks ago.

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Hot Air: Fact-checks on Obama speech come from AP, WaPo … and Jay Carney?

MRC TV: Earnest: ‘I Don’t Know’ If We’ll Provide Cost of Executive Amnesty

Washington Examiner: Boehner: Obama ‘refused to listen to the American people’ on immigration action

Weekly Standard: Jay Carney: Yes, Obama Is ‘Literally’ Doing What He Previously Called Unconstitutional

I LOVE Drew’s idea: Responding To Obama’s Executive Amnesty: Let Obama Give The State Of The Union Somewhere Else

Conservative Review: Top 10 Lies from Obama’s Nullification Speech

Marc Thiessen: Obama’s Trying To Provoke A Fight With The GOP With Cynical Immigration Edict

On the Kelly File, Thursday night, Megyn Kelly had on frequent guest  Marc Thiessen to discuss the president’s imperial immigration edict.

Thiessen, a former speechwriter for G.W. Bush, vouched for the penmanship of Obama’s speech, calling it  “moving” and “beautifully written” but  a “deeply cynical speech.” He went on to call it a “cynical” speech about 20 more times during the segment.

“If the president of the United States really believed a word of what he said, Thiessen noted, “he would not be doing this with executive action. He’s not trying to help illegal immigrants. He’s trying to provoke a fight with the Republican party.”

He said “the money quote” from Obama’s speech were the following words; ‘meanwhile, don’t let a disagreement over a single issue be a deal-breaker on every issue. That’s not how our democracy works and Congress certainly shouldn’t shut down the government again because we disagree on this.’

“That’s exactly what he wants!” Thiessen cried. “That’s exactly what he wants the Republicans to do. He’s trying to goad the GOP into self-destructive behavior. He wants them to shut down the government, he wants someone to go out there and issue articles of impeachment, he wants someone to go out there and say something bad about immigrants because he wants to rally his base and he wants to make the GOP blow itself up.”

(It’s true – as should be obvious by now – Obama didn’t come into his presidency with the intention to bring people together. His M/O is to divide people into warring factions. His radical agenda advances through through division and chaos.)

Thiessen went on to say that if Obama had given that same exact speech minus the executive action, it would have been “one of the most powerful speeches of his presidency”  that could have rallied “a super majority of Americans to get behind him.”

“If it was a call for legislation rather than executive action he could have rallied the country,” Thiessen said.

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Daniel Greenfield, FrontPageMagazine: The 5 Dumbest Lies in Obama’s Amnesty Speech

There were more than the ones he listed – Greenfield must have been working under a strict deadline.  The biggest whopper of the night was Obama’s claim that he has a massive, record breaking, deportation record. If you still believe that one, you might be one of the “stupid Americans” Gruber was referring to.

 The Hayride: Obama’s Amnesty Speech, Deconstructed

 Rich Lowery, NRO: The Immigration Position that Dare Not Speak Its Name — as Usual

Video: Sen. Cruz Invokes Cicero’s Words Against President Obama’s Lawlessness

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U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, speaking  Senate floor, Thursday, harkened back to Cicero’s famous warning to the citizens of Rome over 2,000 years ago. The Roman philosopher, Marcus Cicero, was advocating a return to a Republican form of government after the emperor Julius Caesar died. The words, as spoken by Cruz have special resonance today in respect to our current President’s lawlessness.

The text of the speech:

The words of Cicero powerfully relevant 2,077 years later. When, President Obama, do you mean to cease abusing our patience? How long is that madness of yours still to mock us? When is there to be an end to that unbridled audacity of yours swaggering about as it does now? Do not the nightly guards placed on the border, do not the watches posted throughout the city, does not the alarm of the people and the union of all good men and women, does not the precaution taken of assembling the senate in this most defensible place, do not the looks and countenances of this venerable body here present have any effect upon you?”

Do you not feel that your plans are detected? Do you not see that your conspiracy is already arrested and rendered powerless by the knowledge that everyone here possesses of it? What is there that you did last night, what the night before, where is it that you were? Who was there that you summoned to meet you, what designs was there which was adopted by you? With which you think that any one of us is unacquainted? Shame on the age and its lost principles.

The senate is aware of these things. The senate sees them. And yet this man dictates by his pen and his phone, dictates. He won’t even come into the senate. He will not take part in the public deliberations. He ignores every individual among us. And we gallant men and women think that we are doing our duty to the republic if we keep out of the way of his frenzied attacks.

You ought, President Obama, long ago have been led to defeat by your own disdain for the people. That destruction which you had been long plotting ought to have already fallen. What shall we who are the senate tolerate President Obama openly desirous to destroy the constitution and this republic? For I pass over older instances, such as how the internal revenue service plotted to silence American citizens.

There was — there was once such a virtue in this republic that brave men and women would repress mischievous citizens with severe chastisement than the most bitter enemy for we have a resolution of the senate, a formidable and authoritative decree against you, Mr. President. The wisdom of the republic is not at fault, nor the dignity of this senatial body. We alone, I say it openly, we the senate are waiting in our duty to stop this lawless administration and its unconstitutional amnesty. I yield the floor.

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Krauthammer: “I’ve Waited Long Enough” Is Something A Banana Republic Leader Would Say

One of the more obnoxious things about Obama’s imperial decree on amnesty is the rationale he’s been using to go forward – which he has repeated over and over again and it didn’t sound any better the 10th time he (or one of his minions) said it..  Congress failed to pass “common-sense, comprehensive immigration reform” when Emperor Obama laid out his glorious principles for reform two years ago — and that’s why he must now act unilaterally.

That’s an obscene distortion of how our system of government works.

“The only rationale Obama is citing in doing this,” Krauthamer explained is “not lack of resources, it’s not a crisis, it’s not something new. As he said the system is broken, it has been for decades. It is one thing and one thing alone. ‘I’ve waited long enough.’ That’s what a caudillo says in a Banana Republic. ‘I waited long enough, and the National Assembly hasn’t acted, and so I’m going to issue a decree.’ That is not how it works in our system.”

Also, George Will throws cold water on liberal equivocations – Executive Amnesty = Institutional Vandalism:

UPDATE:

Weasel Zippers: WH Blames Boehner For Amnesty Order: “President Simply Isn’t Going To Tolerate” House GOP Refusing To Pass Amnesty Legislation…

“Just two weeks ago when Speaker Boehner was doing his post-election news conference, he was asked by reporters in that news conference if he would commit to bringing up immigration reform legislation in the next Congress, and he wouldn’t do it,” Josh Earnest said during an appearance on MSNBC.

Earnest said that GOP leadership was scared to allow a vote because “they know, as we do, that if that bill were allowed to come up for a vote it would actually pass in bipartisan fashion.”

“The president simply isn’t going to tolerate that,” Earnest said.

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Joseph Curl, The Washington Times: Obama sets off on scorched-earth rampage

After his party’s historic losses, he refused to even acknowledge the thrashing. Instead, he said the real lesson from that day was that Americans want everyone in Washington to “work together.”

Yet behind the scenes, the president was busy directing his team of lawyers to find real or perceived loopholes in the law — even the Constitution — in order to wave his royal scepter and instantaneously turn as many as 12 million illegal aliens into America citizens. Already he had quietly ordered the federal government to stop deporting aliens and unilaterally allowed some 60,000 “unaccompanied minors” to enter the U.S.

So he never had any intention of “working together” with Republicans, who in six weeks will control both chambers of Congress. Instead, he set off to circumvent Congress by granting amnesty to millions. Throughout, he knew that he would be, as GOP leaders said, “poisoning the well” and “waving a red flag in front of a bull.”

On Wednesday afternoon, the president announced — on Facebook — that he will be delivering a speech Thursday night detailing his intent to change U.S. law by executive fiat. The timing is deliberately designed to throw gasoline on an already blazing fire.

With just weeks to go before the end of the 113th Congress, and with funding for Ebola, a continuing resolution to keep the government open that expires Dec. 11, and a slew of others set to come up, the president has made unilateral action on immigration his top priority.

Despite his vow to work with Republicans, he will shove his executive order down their throats, intent on bringing conflict with the soon-to-be ruling party.

Gabe Malor, The Federalist: No, Reagan Did Not Offer An Amnesty By Lawless Executive Order:

Today is the big day, and the Progressive media is in full spin to mitigate the anger Americans are expressing about President Obama’s decision to offer legal status to millions of people who broke the law. That spin has taken many forms, including the novel arguments that the executive branch is empowered to act whenever the legislative branch declines and that the executive branch’s enforcement discretion includes the affirmative grant of benefits not otherwise authorized by law. Most recently, however, Progressive columnists have settled on an old favorite tactic: justify Democratic misbehavior by claiming (falsely, as you will see) that a Republican did it first.

Democrats across print, web, and cable media have been repeating the claim that Obama is doing nothing more than what Presidents Reagan and Bush 41 did first. They point to executive actions taken in 1987 and 1989 that deferred the removal of certain aliens. But, as usual for Progressive commentators, they elide the crucial facts that distinguish those actions from Obama’s. The sign that you’re being swindled isn’t so much what the con artist tells you, but what he does not tell you. What the Progressive commentariat is not telling you is that the Reagan and Bush immigration orders looked nothing like Obama’s creation of a new, open-ended form of immigration relief.

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Byron York, Washington Examiner: Government shutdown? GOP has a better strategy

Gateway Pundit: Rick Perry May Fight Obama’s Lawlessness – Sue Over Executive Amnesty

John Hayward, Red State: Amnesty and the minimum wage make strange bedfellows

Red Alert: MSNBC Host: I can’t find ‘a single Democrat in Washington’ who says Obama’s amnesty is legal

The Right Scoop: Mark Levin: Democrats are legalizing illegals not to help America, but to help themselves and their own damn party

Weasel Zippers: Pelosi: “Everybody Will Have A Happier Thanksgiving” Because Of Obama’s Executive Amnesty…

Peter Wehner, Commentary: Obama Is About to Commit an Act of Constitutional Infamy:

What is about to happen may be the low point in a presidency filled with them. Mr. Obama is acting in a way that he himself knows–that he himself has said–is unconstitutional and indefensible. No matter. In an act of unmatched narcissism and selfishness, the president will create–he is thirsting to create–a constitutional crisis that is utterly unnecessary and will further polarize our political culture.

Mr. Obama is about to commit an act of constitutional infamy. This is a stain that will stay with him.

 

Obama To Announce Imperial Executive Action on Immigration in Prime Time Address Thursday

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I think I speak for most American voters when I say, “another arrogant, dishonest, insulting, stupifying Obama speech? Cahhhn’t wait.”

This is from the CNN Newswire with some editorial fixes.

President Barack King Obama will unveil his long-awaited feared immigration amnesty plan Thursday evening, [unilaterally and illegally] changing rules governing deportations that could affect millions of undocumented illegal immigrants and setting off an explosive battle with Republicans everyone who respects our system of government.

And of course the “Uber-President” will punctuate his royal decree by celebrating in front of an adoring crowd of thankful young immigrants – and our hearts will melt – because his highness only has the best of intentions, you guys.

Obama’s prime-time address will be followed Friday by an event in Las Vegas.

While exact details of his announcement haven’t yet been made public, the basic outline of the plan, as relayed by people familiar with its planning, includes deferring deportation for the parents of U.S. citizens, a move that would affect up to 3.5 million people.

The Obama White House and their loyal toadies in the media have been prepping the public [or should I say "grubering" the public] by disseminating phony talking points designed to make Obama’s  gross abuse of power look as mundane as possible.

Obama himself has repeatedly mentioned that he is doing what he is legally allowed to do after conferring with (Eric Holders!) DOJ. But most mendacious is the claim that there is a precedent for what King Obama is doing because past Republican presidents Reagan and Bush I did it too.  Which is total malarkey, of course.

What is the difference between Reagan and Obama? Reagan’s action was in accordance with the law – the st  atute. The very law that he had signed after – say again after – it was passed by Congress. What President Obama is about to do is unilaterally write the law – as if he were writing or re-writing a statute – all by himself. As Judge Napolitano says:

When he suspends deportations, and when he imposes his own conditions on those suspensions, he’s effectively re-writing the law. And that violates his oath to enforce and uphold the law as it’s been written. The American people, the Congress and the courts need to know that we have a president who will enforce the law. When he says ‘I will not enforce the law because I don’t like it or I’m impatient’, that doesn’t wash under the Constitution.

The Judge goes on to say quite pointedly and specifically what is the Reagan/Obama difference:

Every president since Dwight D. Eisenhower has suspended some deportations. President Reagan did it to 100,000 families. He did it on the basis of the 1986 statute enacted by the Congress. President George H.W.Bush did it for 1.5 million people, only about 350,000 took advantage of it, and it was based on his interpretation of the statute. President Obama does not re-interpret a statute. He takes a statute and says ‘I’m going to disregard it. I’m going to give you a better one. I’m going to set down a set of standards that I would have written had I been the law maker.’ He’s not the law maker, he’s the law enforcer.’
What do you want to bet the Ferguson grand jury decision is announced tomorrow, too?
Laura Ingraham on Megyn Kelly last night, Ingraham Warns ‘Another Fraud Will Be Perpetrated on American People’:
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 NRO: The Appropriators Strike Back

Powerline: OBAMA’S ROYAL SCAM

Ace Of Spades HQ: Obama: I Will Formally End The American Constitutional System This Thursday Night in Las Vegas, and Install a Third-World Junta System In Its Place

Ross Douthat, The New York Times: The Great Immigration Betrayal

NRO: Sheriffs Plan Massive Gathering in Washington to Oppose Executive Amnesty

WFB: WH: Obama Being Called Emperor Is ‘Criticism the President Wears with a Badge of Honor’

The Federalist: Watch Obama Admit That Obama’s Immigration Executive Order Is Illegal

Michelle Malkin, Townhall: A White House Mass Pardon for Identity Thieves

The Right Scoop: Mia Love: “It looks more like a dictatorship” when Obama unilaterally decides to grant amnesty

Twitchy: Matt Yglesias: Timing of Obama’s immigration announcement ‘downright clever’

Krauthammer: Exec Immigration Action ‘A Flagrant Assault on Constitution’ and ‘An Impeachable Offense’

On “The Kelly File” tonight, Charles Krauthammer once again blasted the president’s planned executive action on illegal immigration, going so far as to say it is “an impeachable offense” but without recommending that he be impeached for it.

After Megyn Kelly showed a clip from 2011 of Obama telling a liberal audience that he can’t suspend deportations via executive actions because there were laws on the books and to not abide by those laws would not conform with bis “appropriate role as president.”

“It is very clear that what he’s doing now as he has said many times in the past, is a flagrant assault on the Constitution, on the separation of powers,” Krauthammer said of the president.

Krauthammer noted that he’s sure Attorney General Eric Holder was able to find lawyers who say that this action is OK.

“As we know, if you’re a district attorney, you can get a grand jury to indict a ham sandwich, and this is the equivalent,” he said.

He advised Republicans to fight it tooth and nail but not to lose their heads over it and shut down the government.

“We’re in unprecedented territory, Kelly noted, making the point that no president has ever done anything like this, before, and that’s why people want congress to call out that perceived lawlessness and do something as politically unpopular as impeachment.”

Krauthammer agreed with the premise, saying, “look, I believe it is an impeachable offense.” But he stopped short of recommending impeachment, which in the past he has said wouldn’t work and make the president a martyr.

He continued, “this idea of prosecutorial discretion is really a travesty. It is intended for extreme cases – for a case where you want to show mercy for an individual or two where it’s unusual… circumstances and you say, okay we’re going to give this person a pass. It was never intended to abolish a whole class of people subject to a law and to essentially abolish whole sections of the law.”

Megyn Kelly expressed her disgust with Obama’s excuse for taking the illegal action, whining “we really want this, it’s time. The Republicans didn’t do it. We tried to get it passed in congress and we couldn’t. Therefore the president must act.”

“That’s they way the system works in Venezuela. Krauhammer declared. “If the Caudillo isn’t able to get stuff done through congress, he issues a decree –  and that’s it –  and he’ll arrest anyone who gets in the way. The whole American system is designed so that there has to be a collaboration between congress and the president. Congress has to pass it and he has to sign it. That’s the way the damn thing works.”

He added, “you can’t say I waited and waited”  which Krauthammer noted is cynical of the president given the Democrats held congress for two years, and it didn’t get done.

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Breitbart.com: FOURNIER: ‘SIT DOWN, SHUT UP’ EXEC AMNESTY WILL HURT HISPANIC TURNOUT

The Hayride: Our Fundamental Problem Is That We Do Not Have An American President…

HotAir: Obama promises his deeply unpopular views on amnesty, Keystone won’t change

 

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