Cowardly Democrats Force Obama to Flip Flop on Immigration

by lizard

Ryan Zinke has the ability to flip flop because the political press in Montana won’t do it’s job and hold him accountable. That’s the gist of this post at Intelligent Discontent. Free from media scrutiny, why wouldn’t Zinke say whatever is politically expedient?

With midterm elections looming large, winning is everything. That’s why punk-ass Democrats wet themselves at the thought of Obama taking executive action on immigration reform. They are so scared Republicans will bludgeon them with anti-immigrant xenophobia that they forced Obama to abandon his promise:

President Obama will delay taking executive action on immigration until after the midterm elections, bowing to pressure from fellow Democrats who feared that acting now could doom his party’s chances this fall, White House officials said on Saturday.

The decision is a reversal of Mr. Obama’s vow to issue broad directives to overhaul the immigration system soon after summer’s end, and sparked swift anger from immigration advocates. The president made the promise on June 30, in the Rose Garden, where he angrily denounced Republican obstruction and said he would use the power of his office to protect immigrant families from the threat of deportation.

Here’s my question: what actual political advantage does doing nothing actually give Democrats? Will xenophobes be more likely to vote for Democrats because they are cowards? Doubtful. And what kind of message does this send supporters of immigration reform? Are Democrats confident that those particular constituents will abide by lesser-evilism and still come out and vote for them?

Supporting Democrats is like a battered woman defending her abuser. This time he’s really changed, she says. This time will be different.


  1. steve kelly

    I think the DOD war budget is the real prize. The next false-flag could very well involve a lethal combo of “porous” borders (Texas is my pick) and (“Islamist”) ME terrorists. I think congressional Democrats know the table is set.

    The anthrax attack is a timless reminder for all in Congress.

    The 3rd Iraq war has begun. Are you scared yet? You will be. And when that public opinion pendulum swings back to white-hot-flag-waving, neocons will be applying full-court pressure on every front, simultaneously. That’s the advantage of having huge think tanks like Heritage — it’s all packaged and ready to go out the door at a moment’s notice.

  2. You can dry your tears.

    Disease ridden border jumpers and ISIS throat cutters will all be made legal by Xmas.

    http://www.politico.com/story/2014/09/white-house-immigration-latino-lawmakers-110871.html

  3. And just who hires the most illegals?

    From RT, has to be true. Right Mark?

  4. steve kelly

    Swede,

    You missed my point completely. Have a good weekend.

    • No Steve, I’m all stocked up on white flags.

      Got them via the Heritage site.

      • JC

        Gonna tie-die them? That’d be cute.

      • No. Be honest now. You missed his point.

  5. James Maxie

    Screaming xenophobe won’t placate fears of unskilled immigrants coming here to work for less than unskilled citizens. Unions are terrified of this. You don’t need to be a Scooby Doo graduate to understand this mystery.

  6. Turner

    I’m a Democrat. Like many other Democrats, I want Obama to take executive action to help undocumented immigrants. I don’t think such an action would hurt blue dog Dems because they’ve already announced their split with Obama over anything he might do to help brown people.

    Liz, You’re fond of calling Democrats names. If they’re (we’re) cowardly, what are the Republicans? Bold? Forward-looking? Patriotic?

    • If you are reduced to thinking it’s a game between Democrats and Republicans, you’ve lost before you’ve had time to think. Please take time to think.

    • lizard19

      what are Republicans? they are a brand meant to control people who hold conservative beliefs.

      by the way, those people are not inherently evil.

      • Most of my beliefs would qualify as “conservative,” you’re too I bet.,

      • Turner

        I don’t believe in inherent evil. But I believe in history. Republicans represent the fat cats only. Democrats represent the fat cats, too, but also try to advance programs that help those who don’t have it made.

        I concede that the post-1960s Democratic Party seems to have lost much of their progressive energy. But they’re far, far more interested in social justice than Republicans are.

        It’s only because of Democrats that we have social security, unemployment insurance, Medicare, Medicaid, food stamps, and child labor laws. The ACLU pretends it’s non-partisan, but let’s face it, it’s almost entirely a Democratic organization.

        Modern environmentalists, though they’re dissed regularly by party leaders who’ve bought into the lie that a clean environment is in conflict with economic well-being, are virtually all Democrats. And virtually all Republicans are working tirelessly to further degrade the natural world (yes, I know Nixon started the EPA).

        I don’t accept the belief, often expressed condescendingly on this site, that all electoral politics are futile and self-defeating. I don’t consider those holding this view intellectually superior. They’re just dupes of the Republican Party and bear some responsibility for the mess we’re in now.

        • lizard19

          show me where I have said all electoral politics are futile, Turner. I seem to recall writing about how local elections still having impacts and that I still vote. but don’t let that stop you from your inaccurate depiction of me.




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