The clock is ticking.
With Republican candidates unseating Senate Democrats who favored immigration reform Tuesday, and even liberal Oregon voters soundly rejecting a plan to grant drivers licenses to illegal aliens, one of President Obama’s top pander points is in deep trouble with the American public.
So, will a president who’s publicly promised an executive action on immigration by the end of the year actually listen? He’d better, Republicans say: The message from Tuesday’s voting was clear – and if Obama doesn’t pay attention to it, a clash is inevitable.
“Republicans campaigned for the House and Senate against the Obama-Senate immigration bill and on the pledge to block President Obama’s unlawful executive amnesty,” said Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala. according to the Washington Times.
“The immediate emergency facing our new majority will be fighting the president’s disastrous planned actions, and we will have not only a constitutional mandate but also a popular mandate to do so.”
Liberals like to pretend the immigration issue’s a winner for them, but the reality is the opposite. That’s why Obama originally promised an executive action by the end of summer, then announced he would wait until after the midterm elections in a transparent attempt to take the issue out of the fall campaigns.
An action is now coming before the end of the year, Obama said.
The summer flood of illegals over the southern border put the issue on television screens nationwide. If the results of Tuesday’s referendum on drivers licenses for illegals in Oregon are any indication, Americans who are against accommodating illegal aliens aren’t changing their minds.
Even more noteworthy, the Oregon referendum was pushed specifically to overturn a law signed by the state’s Democratic governor that gave drivers licenses to illegals by putting it on the ballot for voter approval.
When ordinary people were given the chance to vote on the issue themselves, it wasn’t even close. The referendum failed by more than 2-1, with more than 67 percent of voters rejecting it.
Note: exit polls showed that more Americans thought Obamacare, immigration, and foreign policy were top issues than the economy.
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) November 5, 2014
— ConcernedChristian (@KathyKatalina) November 5, 2014
@benshapiro Because the economy doesn’t irreversibly transform America.
— John Cardillo (@johncardillo) November 5, 2014
But the Obama Democrats aren’t the only ones who better be paying attention to Tuesday’s results when it comes to immigration.
— T Frothingil Bellows (@acs204) November 5, 2014
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