Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Concerns about November

If Obama is trying to throw the election, he’s doing a pretty good job of it.

He’s starting to really get me pissed off. No matter how dysfunctional congress may appear to be, ruling about things like immigration law through executive fiat doesn’t strike me as justified.

I happen to support the DREAM act. I believe that people brought here as children and are Americans in all aspects of the name except technically, should be given a fast track to citizenship if they meet certain criteria. Now we can fight over the criteria.

I don’t have a problem with the criteria in the presidential order which requires that the individual have been brought here before they were 16, is under the age of 30, has lived in the U.S. for at least 5 consecutive years, has graduated high school or served in the military and has a “minimal” criminal record where “minimal” is defined as no felony convictions, no “significant” misdemeanors and no multiple misdemeanors. Although one has to wonder what the definition “significant misdemeanor” might be.

I just don’t think it’s up to the president to create new law by executive decree and that is essentially what this is. The last time I checked the constitution there was no “dictator” provision. The job of the president is to enforce the law and not create it.

If the Republicans didn’t have their heads so far up their asses… Bah, and that’s why Obama knows he can get away with it. The Democratic Left Wing base, of which I am an upstanding member, is sort of trapped. What’s our alternative?

People that call themselves moderates aren’t as limited. We could easily end up with President Romney. Now if Mitt wasn’t mortgaged up to this eyebrows to the radical right that might not be such a bad thing. Unfortunately he is and that concerns me. On the other hand, if this is the way King Barack operates when he has a election coming up, what’s he going to be like after winning a second term?

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