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Rockntractor
01-02-2013, 11:47 PM
W.H. pledges action this month.
6:54 PM, Jan 2, 2013 By DANIEL HALPER



President Barack Obama will go for immigration reform and gun control this month, the White House tells the left-leaning Huffington Post. Obama's actions will reportedly be done "quickly."
Obama glowing

"An Obama administration official said the president plans to push for immigration reform this January. The official, who spoke about legislative plans only on condition of anonymity, said that coming standoffs over deficit reduction are unlikely to drain momentum from other priorities. The White House plans to push forward quickly, not just on immigration reform but gun control laws as well," reports the Huffington Post.

"The timeframe is likely to be cheered by Democrats and immigration reform advocates alike, who have privately expressed fears that Obama's second term will be drowned out in seemingly unending showdowns between parties."

The outlet claims that it is "unclear what type of immigration policies the White House plans to push in January."

No details on what sort of gun control legislation the White House will seek were offered in the article.

As Politico reported last month, a "Gang of Eight," a conference of 8 senators from both parties, "has begun to meet to discuss immigration reform." But it is not at all clear what progress this group has made and what immigration laws it might propose.
http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/obama-quickly-go-immigration-reform-and-gun-control_693547.html

Here we go guys, get those cold dead hands ready.

This will be another that the Rinos and liberals have told me would never happen.
Barack Obama, the most under estimated person in US history.

Novaheart
01-03-2013, 01:02 AM
It will be a true colors time for the Republicans. They talk about secure borders and ridding the nation of the illegals, but when push comes to shove (Texas) the Republicans don't see illegal aliens, they see cheap farm workers.

Rockntractor
01-03-2013, 01:14 AM
It will be a true colors time for the Republicans. They talk about secure borders and ridding the nation of the illegals, but when push comes to shove (Texas) the Republicans don't see illegal aliens, they see cheap farm workers.

The Republicans aren't the cavalry, don't look to them for rescue from anything.

Odysseus
01-03-2013, 09:34 AM
It's unlikely that either of these measures would make it through the house. The Republicans know that naturalizing 12 million Democratic voters is political suicide, and the Dems from red and purple states won't vote for draconian gun control measures. What is far more likely is executive actions. Obama can issue a pardon for the illegals, and there is no reelection concern to stop him. On gun control, he can use the laws already on the books to harass and attack legitimate owners and punish states that don't follow his line, and he can try to sign on to the UN small arms treaty that is making the rounds. He might be able to get the votes in the senate for that, and if he does, then it's the law of the land.

NJCardFan
01-03-2013, 01:21 PM
It's unlikely that either of these measures would make it through the house. The Republicans know that naturalizing 12 million Democratic voters is political suicide, and the Dems from red and purple states won't vote for draconian gun control measures. What is far more likely is executive actions. Obama can issue a pardon for the illegals, and there is no reelection concern to stop him. On gun control, he can use the laws already on the books to harass and attack legitimate owners and punish states that don't follow his line, and he can try to sign on to the UN small arms treaty that is making the rounds. He might be able to get the votes in the senate for that, and if he does, then it's the law of the land.

There might not be reelection concerns but he can doom his party, however, since the GOP has the collective spines of overcooked spaghetti, the whole point is moot.