Obama to Amnestiers: “You’re Not Going to Get Me Impeached, Are You?”
Obama’s approach so far has been to double down on everything and ride it through. For now it’s worked, mainly because of Republican dysfunction and a lack of leadership. And by worked, I don’t mean that it produced good results, but that Obama got away with it.
Every time there has been a challenge, Obama rammed a policy through. Now illegal alien amnesty is coming up.
President Barack Obama listened to immigration activists run through a long wish list of executive actions – then added a request of his own.
“You’re not going to get me impeached, are you?” Obama said, according to people in a private White House meeting late last month. “Because there’s lots of other things I want to do besides immigration.”
The president was joking … mostly. Obama said he was frustrated that Republicans wouldn’t talk about passing an immigration bill but were openly toying with an impeachment vote over the notion that he would use his executive powers to circumvent Congress.
I don’t think there’s any real doubt that Obama is going to go for it. Congress hasn’t proven to be much of an obstacle and the Supreme Court has mainly offered formal challenges.
There has been no significant rebuke of his abuses of power. But the border crisis has brought some of it home to people.
Obama is pushing his luck, but he may not realize it.
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