Obama: I don’t need no stinkin’ Congress

Obama to Congress: I don’t need new permission on Iraq

By Barbara Starr, Deirdre Walsh and Tom Cohen, CNN

Washington (CNN) — I’ll let you know what’s going on, but I don’t need new congressional authority to act, President Barack Obama told congressional leaders Wednesday about his upcoming decision on possible military intervention in Iraq.

The White House meeting sounded more like a listening session for the top Republicans and Democrats in the House and Senate about options for helping Iraq’s embattled Shiite government halt the lightning advance of Sunni Islamist fighters toward Baghdad that Obama is considering.
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According to a White House statement, Obama went over U.S. efforts to “strengthen the capacity of Iraq’s security forces to confront the threat” from the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) fighters, “including options for increased security assistance.”

Earlier, spokesman Jay Carney spelled out one limit to any U.S. help, saying: “The President hasn’t ruled out anything except sending U.S. combat troops into Iraq.”

While the White House statement emphasized Obama would continue to consult with Congress, Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky said the President “basically just briefed us on the situation in Iraq and indicated he didn’t feel he had any need for authority from us for the steps that he might take.”

House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi of California agreed with McConnell’s assessment, adding she believed congressional authorization for military force in Iraq back in 2001 and 2003 still applied.

More  http://www.cnn.com/2014/06/18/politics/us-iraq/index.html

Go it alone … “And why not, I can do everything by myself, unilaterally?  I got my pen and my phone… and a tee-time.

“I’ll let you know.” Really, why should that have any credibility either, with everything he’s already done? He’s got a border crisis here and he isn’t saying squat about that.

Though they are doing logistical summersaults to disperse them throughout the country. Heck, no one even knows if the Governor of Massachusetts was told what’s going on.

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Illegal alliens and Libs to channel Bush

…just an experienced prediction

In a rare mention of current politics, George Bush weighed in — dipped his toe is more like it — on the “immigration” debate. (the problem is illegal aliens…not immigration)

He said he hopes for a “benevolent spirit”. Well, I’d hoped for a benevolent spirit in Washington for a long time, but to no avail. What’s that mean anyway?

1 – a : marked by or disposed to doing good
b : organized for the purpose of doing good
2 : marked by or suggestive of goodwill

Here’s the quote:

“I don’t intend to get involved in the politics or the specifics of policy, but I do hope there’s a positive resolution to the debate,” he said. “And I hope, during the debate, we keep a benevolent spirit in mind, and we understand the contributions immigrants make to our country.”

So by the time the 6 o’clock rolls around, liberals will be on their perches lecturing Repubs to heed the advice of George Bush and jump on their amnesty scheme. Just what you want to do if you have an illegal immigration problem, give them amnesty. But somehow Bush (and libs) should be granted wide berth using words like benevolent as a euphemism for amnesty, but they will scream about calling anything “amnesty”.

But wouldn’t following laws and enforcing borders actually be a form of goodwill for Americans? Wouldn’t upholding the Constitution be a goo-ood thing? Wouldn’t the government actually doing its job be considered a benevolent spirit? Wouldn’t dispensing with all the cute political tricks, and sneaky tactics be considered a benevolent work? And wouldn’t a good deed be to stop demonizing the American people for believing in a nation of laws, not men? I think it would.

And, on the subject, why is it our legislators and government stomp all over the benevolence of the people at every opportunity?

If George does not “intend” to get involved….why is he? What say George about the current Pres acting like king to grant amnesty for illegals? No comment on that but he sticks his nose in the tent now — with no intentions of course. Tell the Dems and libs not to use your bubbling thoughts to attack conservatives and Americans.

Here’s more of what he said:

In his comments, Bush noted the importance of upholding current immigration laws. “We’re also a nation of laws. And we must enforce our laws. America can be a lawful society and a welcoming society at the same time,” he said.

“We can uphold our tradition of assimilating immigrants, and honoring our heritage of our nation built on the rule of law. But we have a problem. The laws governing the immigration system aren’t working; the system is broken,” Bush said.

Much of that will be ignored anyway, he supplied the necessary soundbite. I liked the quiet former pres better. George, I’m glad you helped them out with their talking points.

So what shall we name any new policy?
I know, how about “Leave no illegal immigrant behind”? Sound like a plan, W?

Ref: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/07/10/george-w-bush-immigration_n_3573229.html?icid=maing-grid7