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"I'm not locked in here with you--you're locked in here with me!"

Billmon @billmon1 · 4m 4 minutes ago
Had fantasy of Obama yelling at GOP like Rorschach:
"I'm not locked in here with you--you're locked in here with me!"
In a way, he just did


https://twitter.com/billmon1/status/535627422297628672






Obama To GOP: Don't Want Me Acting Alone On Deportations? 'Pass A Bill'

"To those members of Congress who question my authority to make our immigration system work better, or question the wisdom of me acting where Congress has failed, I have one answer: pass a bill," he said during a prime time address on Thursday night announcing his actions. "I want to work with both parties to pass a more permanent legislative solution. And the day I sign that bill into law, the actions I take will no longer be necessary."

http://talkingpointsmemo.com/dc/obama-speech-immigration-executive-actions

Hillary Clinton Statement On President Obama's Executive Action On Immigration


http://www.nationaljournal.com/politics/hillary-clinton-breaks-her-silence-on-immigration-reform-20141120

Megyn Kelly Accidentally Tells The Truth & Subverts Months Of Fox Fearmongering



Ooops:

Megyn Kelly's Startling Immigration Admission Subverts Months Of Fox Fearmongering, Including Her Own
Kelly Called Executive Action "Amnesty" In July, Now Admits It's A Loaded Term Exploited By Conservatives



"Amnesty is citizenship and that's not what (Obama) is talking about. That's a hot-button term that the right uses to sort of get people upset."


Of course every person on Fox has used the term including Kelly. Still, it's nice to see her admit what her job really is --- to get people upset. And she does it well.

http://digbysblog.blogspot.com/2014/11/megyn-kelly-accidentally-tells-truth.html
http://mediamatters.org/blog/2014/11/20/megyn-kellys-startling-immigration-admission-su/201644

Incoming Nevada Speaker Said Democrats Have ‘Master-Slave’ Relationship With ‘Simple Minded Darkies’

The incoming Republican speaker of the Nevada Assembly wrote about the "master-slave relationship" between Democrats and blacks, while also referencing "simple minded darkies," according to a report published Thursday:

The Democratic coalition would split asunder if the NAACP & co. actually promoted what black Americans truly desire—educational choice. The shrewd and calculating (black) ’leaders’ are willing to sacrifice the children of their own race to gratify their lust for power and position. The relationship of Negroes and Democrats is truly a master-slave relationship, with the benevolent master knowing what’s best for his simple minded darkies. For American blacks, being denied choice and forced to attend the failing and inferior government school system is a form of involuntary servitude. Let’s call it what it truly is—educational slavery.


http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/ira-hansen-nevada-speaker-simple-minded-darkies

Obama's apologizes to Landrieu

Gov Malloy: 'Dems were Scared of making contrasts, owing their record & saying THIS is what We did'

Connecticut Governor Dan Malloy has earned the right to talk some trash.

...Malloy enacted one of the most ambitiously liberal agendas of any governor in the nation, from higher taxes on the wealthy to a higher minimum wage, guaranteed paid sick leave for workers, protections for gays and immigrants, strict new gun-control laws, looser marijuana-possession laws, allowing the unionization of daycare workers, and outlawing the death penalty...
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“Tom Foley wanted it put out that there we raised taxes. And he talked about it month after month after month after month. But once people started to pay attention, I pointed out what we did with the money, which was lower the crime rate, increase graduation rates, invest in infrastructure, create a Housing Department, create an Energy Department, create a Department of Aging. We did all of these things. It was the right policy, and ultimately people came around.”

Democrats elsewhere, he says, were scared of making contrasts, of owning up to their record and saying, “This is why we did what we did.”
http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/11/19/connecticut-governor-dan-malloy-to-democrats-grow-a-pair.html


He also calls out Democrats who ran from the president:

“I was never going to run away from the president,” Malloy said. “It was not even in consideration. I support the president. I think the president has been right. I mean, look at the numbers, look at the job growth, sustained job growth—the greatest in American history. The. Greatest. In. American. History. Why didn’t people run on that?"


http://www.boomantribune.com/story/2014/11/20/12476/763

"Traditional Marriage"

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LOL!!!: Appropriations panel: Defunding immigration order "IMPOSSIBLE"

Republicans were really all-in on this idea that they could defund the order without shutting down the government. And now they've got like a day to figure out their next super-sneaky maneuver to ensure that Obama can't slow deportations. Or they can just keep insisting they can do the thing that's "impossible." Denying reality is a favored Republican strategy, after all.
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2014/11/20/1346184/-Oops-GOP-s-plan-for-shutting-down-Obama-s-immigration-action-is-impossible


It would be “impossible" to defund President Obama’s executive actions on immigration through a government spending bill, the House Appropriations Committee said Thursday.

In a statement released by House Appropriations Chairman Hal Rogers's (R-Ky.) office hours before Obama's scheduled national address, the committee said the primary agency responsible for implementing Obama's actions is funded entirely by user fees.

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“This agency is entirely self-funded through the fees it collects on various immigration applications," the committee said in the statement, which was provided to The New York Times. "Congress does not appropriate funds for any of its operations, including the issuance of immigration status or work permits, with the exception of the ‘E-Verify’ program. Therefore, the appropriations process cannot be used to “defund” the agency."


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“We cannot, literally cannot, defund that agency in an appropriations bill because we don’t appropriate that agency. That agency is entirely fee funded,” Hing said.


http://thehill.com/policy/finance/224837-appropriations-panel-defunding-immigration-order-impossible#.VG4Q5YEHoiY.twitter

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