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Obama Makes Immigration Offer GOP Can't Refuse

Nov. 10, 2014

The minute Congress passes immigration reform, Barack Obama will gladly sign the bill and it will be the law of the land, according to his latest political offer. The bill will have more authority than Obama could ever muster, he says. But the offer is too good to be true. “I’m going to do what I can do through executive action,” Obama said. “It’s not going to be everything that needs to get done. And it will take time to put that in place. And in the interim, the minute they pass a bill that addresses the problems of immigration reform, I will sign it, and it supersedes whatever actions I take. … If in fact a bill gets passed, nobody is going to be happier than me to sign it because that means it will be permanent, not temporary.” But this move, giving up power and influence, is so unlike Obama. National Review’s Rich Lowry says Obama’s move is essentially blackmail. As if to further provoke, Obama added cynically, “[N]obody is stopping them.” More…

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