The Faux Immigration Battle

Our President gets up and does what he does best: Awkward grammar and childish, narcissistic gloating.

Obama Dares GOP: Go Ahead, ‘Have a Vote on Whether What I’m Doing Is Legal…I Will Veto’ – MRC

Pres. Obama is daring Republicans to vote on whether or not his executive actions are legal.

Discussing opposition to his executive amnesty orders at an immigration town hall Wednesday, Obama said he would veto the vote because his actions are “the right thing to do”:

“So in the short term, if Mr. McConnell, the leader of the Senate, and the Speaker of the House, John Boehner, want to have a vote on whether what I’m doing is legal or not, they can have that vote.  I will veto that vote, because I’m absolutely confident that what we’re doing is the right thing to do.”

But the best part:

Obama argued that he has merely “expanded my authorities” – not broken any laws:

“What we’ve done is we’ve expanded my authorities under executive action and prosecutorial discretion as far as we can legally under the existing statute, the existing law.  And so now the question is, how can we get a law passed.”

This is Barry speaking directly to his base.  They love the insults and utter lack of decorum, but what they really like are rationalizations to ignore the law and the Constitution.  The important bit of programming is right here:

“So in the short term, if Mr. McConnell, the leader of the Senate, and the Speaker of the House, John Boehner, want to have a vote on whether what I’m doing is legal or not, they can have that vote.  I will veto that vote, because I’m absolutely confident that what we’re doing is the right thing to do.”

He begins by mocking a normal, legislative process.  The message to the base “These old men are just frittering away precious time with their silly congressional responsibilities.  I’M THE ONE trying to do REAL work.”

But the most important part is the last sentence fragment “I’m absolutely confident that what we’re doing is the right thing to do.”  The message to the base is simple:  If you’re in the “right”, nothing else matters.  It’s okay for me to consolidate even more power, it’s alright for me to ignore the Constitution and Congress because we’re the good guys.

This is how you become a despot without firing a shot.  You own the Media and you program the easily led to support actions that go against their own best interests.