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Tue Jun 19, 2012, 08:46 AM

Roger Simon: Obama's Immigration Trap


After days of bad news, bumbles and bobbles, Obama got smart last week, Simon writes. | AP Photo

Obama's immigration trap

By ROGER SIMON
6/18/12

In politics, when the going gets tough, the tough have to get very, very smart.

After days of bad news, bumbles and bobbles, Barack Obama got smart last week. In fact, he got downright brilliant.

Bypassing the sucking, hopeless, sinkhole that is the U.S. Congress, Obama announced a new immigration policy, one that invokes an old, and therefore legal, power: He is taking “deferred action” on whether to proceed against hundreds of thousands of people who came to this country illegally.

It is not permanent. He, or any other president, can revoke it. And therein lies part of the brilliance.

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http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0612/77554.html

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flpoljunkie Jun 2012 OP
lamp_shade Jun 2012 #1
Proud Liberal Dem Jun 2012 #2
leftynyc Jun 2012 #5
Proud Liberal Dem Jun 2012 #6
Rosa Luxemburg Jun 2012 #3
hrmjustin Jun 2012 #4

Response to flpoljunkie (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 08:56 AM

1. Excellent!! n/t

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Response to flpoljunkie (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 09:39 AM

2. While I dispute just how "badly" things had been for President Obama prior to last Friday

(and how much such a perception was more or less a result of spin), his policy change was a masterstroke politically? How do we know this? The Republicans are discombobulated and Romney can't even figure out whether he's for it or against it, or against it before he was for it, whether or not he would change it if elected POTUS...........

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Response to Proud Liberal Dem (Reply #2)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 03:06 PM

5. The first poll taken about this

(Bloomberg, I think) has support for the plan at 64%. That's pretty freeking high in these divisive days.

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Response to leftynyc (Reply #5)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 04:04 PM

6. So I've seen

It doesn't sound like most of the Republicans actually oppose it either. They just can't come right out and admit it because of their base and they sure as hell don't want to be seen as giving President Obama credit for this. Instead, they just want to whine about him stealing their thunder- though they wouldn't have actually done anything about it while Obama is POTUS, of course (and probably not even if Romney wins in November).

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Response to flpoljunkie (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 12:21 PM

3. Hmmm

I don't recollect bumbles and bobbles? Obviously made up by the RW media?

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Response to flpoljunkie (Original post)

Tue Jun 19, 2012, 02:25 PM

4. Looks like rubio may not be vp. n/t

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