Ever since the problems began with the civil unrest at Ferguson, Mo., over the police shooting of unarmed black teen-ager Michael Brown, I have not heard the idiots on the radical right moaning and bitching too much about President Obama and the Immigration thing.
The last time I got into a discussion with any of “Them” about Obama and Immigration they were insisting that the executive orders on Immigration Reform – – – Amnesty – – -passed by Presidents Reagan and Bush were nowhere near the same as the ones being signed by President Obama.
Of course I guess it needless to say that anytime anybody besides President Obama does or says a damned thing it is never the same as something anybody else has said or done according to the airheads on the Right – – – with that bunch it seems to me that everything the President says or does is truly unique and always somehow unacceptable to them and their kind.
But being the bullshitters I have found most of them to be, I guess they are either unaware of what the hell they are talking about or they say shit just because it sounds good to them – – – or they say crap just because it seems to line up with what they might have heard some of their intellectual leaders – – – talking heads – – – say about something.
I have come to the conclusion in the last few years that a lot of the Right Wingers actually do not have the capacity to process intellectually laden information to any appreciable degree and they have to act either like parrots (Mouthing the talking points of their leaders) or they have to engage in confrontation on issues because screaming and yelling is about the only way a lot of them have of trying to win any kind of argument that requires a modicum of common sense or understanding about issues.
I think I can safely say that if a Rightie doesn’t know something or if he or she doesn’t understand something then they are prone to try to make their points in arguments by shouting the other person down.
I have seen this on a lot of talk shows – – – when knowledge fails them they either get really nasty-tempered or belligerent and hateful and start screaming trying to out-shout whoever is speaking in opposition to them.
The radicals who respond to me on my own blog have their own infantile mechanism for arguing – – – they simply resort to calling me nasty names – – – and I suppose that is designed to show the world how much smarter they are than I am – – – but when the rubber meets the road the only thing they prove – – ( to anyone who actually counts for anything) – – is that in calling the nasty names they are only revealing their own lack of character or knowledge – – or both – – and so when it is all said and done they have shown their asses by calling the names but they have proven no point because they refuse to address issues or to give answers to anything . . . . other than the screaming and the cursing.
Right Wingers will deny it but in 1986 then-president Ronald Reagan gave amnesty to 3-million illegal undocumented immigrants and his actions did absolutely nothing to strengthen our borders or to solve the problem of run-away immigration – – nothing at all – – nada!
The border security provisions of Reagan’s “Immigration Reform And Control Act Of 1986” were reportedly never properly enforced and the lack of enforcement was not lost on other people who had been thinking about entering The United States illegally and the end result of the Reagan Immigration Amnesty Order was the more than Eleven Million illegal aliens – – probably a lot more by the time I am writing this – – – who decided to come here and who – – – by every ounce of information I have been able to glean – – – are still here somewhere. – – – It seems they came and never left and were never deported or anything else like that and according to all the information I have been able to find about it there are almost Two Million of them living in The State of Texas alone. – – – – -
God only knows where the rest of them are residing right now but I imagine they are well scattered throughout the states by this time.
So the thing with me, folks is this: If President Obama signs some kind of unilateral action to allow certain numbers of undocumented individuals to continue to live here, he is doing nothing unique because both Presidents Reagan and Bush did much the same thing when they signed their own versions of amnesty bills.
The Rightwads who hate the President and the Liberals will argue til their faces are blue and their bodily chemistry fails them that the actions Obama has considered taking on behalf of undocumented residents of The United States is entirely different from anything that has been done before and that whatever Obama does is somehow in conflict with The Constitution of The United States but when the entire spectrum of actions and decisions are studied with any sense of History or with any kind of expertise I think it will be found that (A) The President is working well within his constitutional authority – – (after all he is a constitutional lawyer is he not?) – – and whatever the president does will be pretty much the same as presidents before him have done and I think the damnable loudmouthed “Haters” on the radical right ought to just shut the hell up about it and find something else to bitch about.
Now along will come the nay sayers who will remind us all that Reagan and Bush acted in accord with the wishes of Congress when they got their amnesty bills passed but I have to say the result was the same if the method was different – – – we still got millions of undocumented people covered by a form of amnesty. – – -
O.K., so now we have to concede the point that Obama’s amnesty plans will most likely not have support of very many in the Congress and if he does anything about immigration he will probably be forced to do it by executive order – – – – and of course executive orders are perfectly constitutional so I really can’t see a problem there . . . . but I think I can assure you the rightwads will find plenty of problems with any executive order Obama might sign on Immigration Reform – – – – -
I ask you, “Has anything the President ever wanted to do had much support in the Congress?
Has this not been called the most “Do Nothing” Congress in History and did not the leaders of the Republicans say at the beginning that their number one priority was going to be to see to it that Obama was a one-term president – – – and haven’t they been obstructing everything he has tried to do since that time – – – and haven’t a lot of them been complaining that much of the stuff the President actually has done has been — (In their view) – – – unconstitutional?
Does anybody with an ounce of sense in their body believe that the obstructionists in this clown car would ever agree that anything this President does or says might be anywhere near in accord with the Constitution? Of course I guess we all know that isn’t going to happen, don’t we?
So I guess in the end it all boils down to, “Do we want to see millions of families split up in this country by deporting a few million people who came here without permission years ago and who have since raised families, paid taxes and supported the nation or do we want to see the President do something that he might be legally able to do with executive fiat in the face of a situation where a reluctant congress – – – who already has a bi-partisan Immigration Reform bill before it – – – – – ready to be signed – – – – – – but who for some reason will not apparently sign it? – – – – – -
Yes, folks – – – – – I hear the Congress has been sitting on a bi-partisan immigration reform bill that has already been approved by both houses of Congress and I also hear that if the congress would simply do what they have been elected to do and would take that bill that has already been approved by a majority of members of Congress and get it over to the President for his signature then the whole mess about immigration reform would take a giant step toward being solved.
So what do YOU think ought to happen about this Immigration Reform thing?
I would be interested in hearing your comments about this one, folks!