Don’t look now, but it appears that there are at least some Congressional Democrats who may have cold feet over the whole idea of the Obama executive amnesty action that everyone knows is coming. This is not to say that many, if not most, of the Democratic lawmakers might actually agree with granting such a broad amnesty to illegal immigrants. Instead, this is really all about strategy and how they can best keep their seats.
Moderate State Dems Worry About Immigration Action
This is especially true for those Democrats from red and purple states. The Washington Post reports that this might be an interesting in-party battle as well as a good Democrats versus Republicans fight:
“What happens if a half dozen Senate Dems defect and side with the GOP against Obama’s executive deportation relief? Immigration advocates are warning that this is a real possibility—one that could have a serious impact on the politics of this fight if and when a government shutdown battle looms—and they are preparing to exert maximum pressure on those Democrats they deem at risk…Among the Democrats believed to be at risk are Joe Manchin, Heidi Heitkamp, Jon Tester, Claire Mcaskill, and Joe Donnelly. Angus King (who is an independent but caucuses with Dems) is also a question mark.
The problem, advocates worry, is that if these Democrats come out against any Obama executive action, it could complicate the political battle to come. Republicans are expected to try to pass legislation rolling back whatever Obama does. Democrats will try to block it. But if Republicans can get 60 votes—which they could do if enough Dems defect—the president would then have to veto it. That could make the politics of this battle worse for Obama: not only is he acting unilaterally; he’s also facing bipartisan opposition within Congress that is requiring him to protect those unilateral actions with a veto.”
Democrats Eating Their Own
See, the political game over amnesty continues (not unlike the political game that is continuing over the Keystone Pipeline). The funny thing was that at one point, not too long ago, no Democrat would EVER even think about possibly defecting to the other side of a political battle such as this. It would indeed be considered a high crime within the party and potentially even disqualify the perpetrator from future party leadership.
Then again, it’s not often that the liberals are eating their own. We even see this with a number of activists picketing outside the home of current Senator Mary Landrieu (Dem, LA). Their complaints are probably going to be rewarded as she trails her Republican challenger in the Senate run-off election (will be held December 6th).
Never mind the fact that Obama’s executive action in this case is so openly and blatantly illegal. Heck even a number of liberal Democrats have had trouble in their attempts to justify this move. That is saying quite a lot considering how liberals are normally very skilled at this sort of thing. Take a look at this video for more info:
I suppose that ignorance plays better than outright lying or making things up. Just look at Obama and his approval rating. What do YOU think? Interesting to see how the Democrats are running like rats on a sinking ship? What justification will be presented for Obama’s illegal executive action?