Obama blames Republicans, promises executive action on immigration reform

Well, you probably saw this one coming.

During a Rose Garden speech on Monday, President Obama vowed to take executive action on immigration reform because those pesky Republicans won’t “pass a darn bill.”

“I don’t prefer taking administrative action,” Obama claimed. “I’d rather see permanent fixes to the issues we face. Certainly that’s true on immigration. I’ve made that clear. I would love nothing more than bipartisan legislation to pass the House, the Senate, and land on my desk so I can sign it.”

“I take executive action only when we have a serious problem, a serious issue and Congress chooses to do nothing,” he continued. “In this situation, the failure of the House Republicans to pass a darn bill is bad for our security, it’s bad for our economy, and it’s bad for our future.”

With that in mind, Obama said he would be redirecting resources to the southern border to deal with the influx of illegal border crossings. This year alone, it is expected some 60,000 unaccompanied illegal immigrant children will cross the border.

This speech followed a confirmation from Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) that the House would not be voting on immigration reform legislation.

Interestingly, Obama’s executive action declaration comes in the wake of last week’s Supreme Court decision that the President had overstepped his authority with some of his appointments. Meanwhile, House Republicans are prepared to take legal actions against prior presidential actions taken without congressional authorization.

On radio this morning, TheBlaze Radio Network’s Doc Thompson and Skip LaCombe filled in for Glenn and attempted to run through some of the President’s speech – though the blatant inaccuracies ensured they couldn’t make it very far.

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  • Anonymous

    So, hiring people to “escort” these kids across our border, and trying to house them all across the US, isn’t executive action?

  • PapaBC

    Obama is a Dictator…. Just feed the kids, care for them for only a short time (1 week max) then send them home. Those kids are the the responsibility of their parents and country of origin and not the USA.

  • landofaahs

    So for all of you hard working people who don’t want your wages brought down by cheap labor that the proceeds of which will mostly flow to south America, Obama is admitting that the biggest friend of laboring people are the tea Party.

  • http://twitter.com/itsmesteph11 itsmesteph11

    “I don’t prefer taking administrative action,” LOL Ha ha Tee Hee Ho ho OMG ROF

    Liar extraordinaire…..

  • BlueMN

    You misspelled “fiend.” Let’s see, we could grant them amnesty or work visas, have them pay taxes and into social security, or we could pay a fortune for a Berlin Wall in the desert and the army to man it, plus deportation hearings, etc. Hmmm…

  • susan nordstrom

    Send those kids home to the people who gave birth to them…they’re not our responsibility and if we don’t stop this NOW…there will be no end to this…being “nice, caring” with this situation is incredibly weak, dumb, financially disastrous and just plain stupid….if you HAVE to take care of kids, take care of your own or the ones in the U.S. here legally…I chose to not have any kids to not burden our over-population and in-breeding…..It’s NOT that I dislike kids….just have as many as YOU can afford and don’t expect the rest of us to take care of them…especially those here illegally. Do you honestly think other countries want OUR kids dumped in their countries???????

  • Gardan Blue

    That’s part of the problem. They won’t be paying taxes by in large. They will just add to the 47% who pay no federal income taxes. the 47% which will grow and grow until it is 60%+. When most people don’t pay their fair share we become Greece

  • dano

    The next 2 years can’t go fast enough!!!!! I am so sick of this Administration and all
    of the socialist/communist/marxist freaks…….this is like the twilight zone or something!!

  • Anonymous

    This, is Obama using “Cloward-Piven” methods to “overwhelm the system, causing all this chaos, doing his “Imperial Dictator Role” and trying to financially CRASH our system of Capitalism…into HIS Marxist Agenda. Read C-P and you’ll understand. It’s the Eltist’s that live like King Obama and Queen Mooch-elle…the rest are sheeple.

    Obama had this chaos, “Planned since Feb., as the Feds had an ad out to transportation companies, to hire them to transport 65,000 people to various places in the U.S. This”Liar In Chief” says one thing publically, then ‘behind our backs’ he is doing something quite different. This is Why HE CANNOT BE TRUSTED-HE’S A PATHOLOGICAL LIAR…of course, that goes along with the Muslim’s ‘taqqia-which is alright to LIE to the Infidels…that would be most Americans.”

    Beck talked about Cloward-Piven years ago when HE “connected ALL the Dots on this Obama regime of Radicals….

  • Anonymous

    Obama is using “Cloward-Piven” methods to “Overwhelm our system of freedoms and capitalism, to Bankrupt our naton-he is doing ALL THIS DELIBERATELY, as he turns this nation into HIS ideolgy of Marxism.

  • http://www.bourgeoisviews.blogspot.com/ Anonymous

    All the House Republicans have to do to prevent President Obama from acting on his own is to pass a bill dealing with immigration that does something about the situation without entailing a whole lot of extraneous things the Democrats don’t want.

  • Anonymous

    OK all you libs – here is your best case for abortion rights! Let’s do late-term abortion on all these illegal alien children, paid for under Obamacare (FINALLY a useful function for those “benefits!”) Problem solved – then even their own parents who are shirking their obligations to rear what they create will be off the hook permanently. How’s THAT for helping them “in the proper way?” They are ‘escaping’ nothing but unpaid laziness, and illegally emigrating to laziness-for-profit

  • http://www.bourgeoisviews.blogspot.com/ Anonymous

    I thought that late-term abortions were illegal even to prevent the pregnant woman from dying. In any case, there are no laws or anything in the Constitution that allows the government to make abortions mandatory. It is supposed to be something that a woman decides with counsel of her doctor. Nobody else needs to be involved in that decision. It should not be mandatory. That’s actually a conservative concept that is used in China. It’s conservative because the aristocracy is afraid uncontrolled population increase could cause insecurity. It’s not good for business to risk revolution.

  • http://truthofg.blogspot.com/ Connor Kenway

    It is not the house it is Reid that is dragging his feet. It makes you think that they are working together in order to make the GOP look bad.

  • Bert31

    Let Obama try to overstep his boundaries all he wants. It seems that the Supreme Court has finally grown a pair and will pound his attempted dictatorship down yet again. Let’s see some more 9 to 0s justices!

  • landofaahs

    Wrong. A fence enforced by volunteer armed citizens with orders to shoot to kill any invader would repel them after the first 100 or so enemies attempted their invasion.

  • landofaahs

    Hey, at least Obama is making progress. He’s not blaming Bush for it anymore.

  • Bonnie Somer

    AMEN THEIR NATIONS RESPONSIBILITY WHAT ABT OUR MARINE SGT IN A MEXICAN PRISON OBAMA AIN’T WORRIED BOUT HIM A BIT BUT THIS IS ABOUT DEM VOTES AND THE END OF OUR SOVEREIGNTY. JULY 4TH IS COMING I SAY THIS WHAT THE DAM HELL IS IT GNG TO TAKE FOR US TO END THE OBAMA GOVT NOW EMAIL DAILY WRITE LETTERS DAILY DO WHATEVER IT TAKES HE IS PURE EVIL AND MUST GO

  • Anonymous

    He’s got his foot on the pedal accelerating…ala Cloward and Piven to overwhelm our system. He has proven himself time and time again to not be for our country, quite the opposite. Now his administration is aiding and abetting illegal children, which is just horrendous, to enter our country unescorted by their parents or guardians. This is almost like human trafficking for political purposes. These unfortunates are being shipped all over the country and dropped off at various cities. Many carry diseases and many have not been vaccinated. This is going to truly place a great burden on our country. He needs to be stopped from this insanity and brought under control. When is enough going to be enough????