Friday, November 21, 2014

Walker would sue Obama over executive orders, but has no plan for immigration problem.

In the video below, Scott Walker's first response to Obama's plan to use an executive order to reform immigration was to sue the president. That's a familiar Walker tactic in Wisconsin.

Gov. John Kasich broke from the Republican pack, saying he was open to Obama's plan. MSNBC reporter Kasie Hunt asked each of the governors later what their alternative was...they didn't have any. And the idea of "border security" is a transparent forever stall tactic that needs to exposed by the news networks.
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker suggested that his party should pursue a lawsuit to block Obama's plans instead of a government shutdown. He described immigration reform as important, but not as important as the economy, taxes, energy and education, and accused Obama of using the issue as a "cynical ploy" to disrupt Republicans from pursuing other agenda items.

"Come out with me on the road and I'll tell you there aren't a whole lot of people talking about immigration reform," Walker said.


Get ready to laugh at Gov. Bobby Jindal's focus group tested "blame Obama" talking point:
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal suggested that a government shutdown should be on the table, but put it on Obama's shoulders.

"I don't think the president should shut down the government to try and break the constitution. The reality is this ... I don't think the president should shut down the government simply because he wants to break the law," Jindal charged.


Loved this debate between Bush communication director Nicolle Wallace and Rachel Maddow. Maddow corrects Wallace a number of times when she repeated a few current talking points about Obama and immigration. Still, Wallace thinks the party is all wrong about their resistance, and blames talk radio for misleading the public:

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

"And the idea of "border security" is a transparent forever stall tactic that needs to exposed by the news networks."
So if we can never secure our border why do we need to pass any kind of immigration reform? We have immigration laws on the books now, but nobody seems interested in following those laws or enforcing them. What would passing new legislation do if nobody is going to pay attention to those laws either?

Democurmudgeon said...

"Never" secure our border? Who said that? Kinda blows your argument? The laws are being followed, I have no idea where you're coming from on this. Straw man arguments that are meant to avoid solutions or commitment.

Anonymous said...

Explain what you meant by "And the idea of "border security" is a transparent forever stall tactic that needs to exposed by the news networks."

If the first move of immigration reform is not to secure the border then what good would it do to reform immigration? And no, the current laws are not being enforced or all of these people would have been deported. On top of that, any business that was hiring an illegal immigrant would be facing severe fines or possible jail time for the owners. So yes, both Republicans and Democrats have ignored the immigration laws in place for political reasons, but it needs to stop. We do not need to grant citizenship or legal status on the people that have entered the country illegally. We need to crack down on anyone that hires them and we need to tighten controls on government programs to ensure illegals are not receiving benefits. If there is no work available and no free programs for them then they will not come, and they will not stay.