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Dems: Obama Doesn’t Need Congress For Immigration Reform, You Know

splefacts Wrote: Feb 16, 2013 5:15 PM
When ever I hear a legislator say something like "common sense ideas," I cringe. What he means is the same thing Obama always means; "I'm going to do it my way," and by implication "You are an idiot if you don't think the same way I do." Here is some common sense for you - * If you feel the need to "do something" about a situation, try thinking first. * If there is complete grid lock on an issue - maybe you shouldn't have started the negotiation with "my demands are off the table." * Instead of spending millions traveling around the country, campaigning on an issue and trying to get voters to sway congress - why don't you stay in town and be a part of the negotiation? * If ... shucks, I ran out of space....

Democratic lawmakers seem confident immigration reform will happen in the near future because even if Congress doesn’t act, the president will move forward with executive orders, they say. Via The Hill:

"I don't think the president will be hands off on immigration for any moment in time," Rep. Xavier Becerra (D-Calif.), the head of the House Democratic Caucus, told reporters this week. "He's ready to move forward if we're not."

Rep. Joseph Crowley (N.Y.), vice chairman of the Democratic Caucus, echoed that message, saying Obama is "not just beating the drum," for immigration reform, "he's actually...