Monday, July 08, 2013

Obama's Reformatory Failures

Obama loves to push for bills that have to be passed before they can be read, and the results are a string of failures and unworkable legislation.

His and the Gang of Eight's push for Immigration reform is a case in point - push through a bill to reward Democrat constituencies before anyone has time to realize what a mess of a bill it is and the mess it will create. Of course, Republicans in the Senate also bear a lot of responsibility for this ridiculous bill: The Detroit news: Immigration reform disappoints

Republicans were able to keep their heads down in part because there wasn’t a lot of pressure coming from the anti-reform conservative base. That owed a great deal to the Gang’s decision to dispatch Rubio, elected as a Tea Party favorite in 2010, on a mission to allay conservative suspicions about the bill.

“(Sen. Robert Menendez of New Jersey)told me that Rubio’s role was to ‘work over the conservative universe, particularly the conservative opinion-maker universe,’ in order to ‘neutralize them’ and, in some cases, ‘proselytize them,’” The New Yorker’s Ryan Lizza reported recently.

The plan worked. Conservative talk-radio hosts who might have instinctively opposed immigration reform as conceived by Schumer gave Rubio a respectful hearing and a lot of room. When Rubio told them the bill would secure the border first, they believed him.

Later, when it became unavoidably clear that the bill would first legalize millions of currently illegal immigrants, and only then start the work of securing the border, some conservatives began to express skepticism, disappointment and opposition.

So Rubio, to put it charitably, at best got rick-rolled on immigration reform, or at worst decided to throw both the Country and the Republicans under the bus in the name of bi-partisanship.

Meanwhile Health care reform is on the rocks, pending the mid-term elections: Small business stricken by Obamacare mandate. So, Obama decided to ignore the law that states clearly that the implementation will be in 2014 and he unilaterally moved it to 2015, safely after the mid-term elections.

But don't worry, since Obama's done such a bang-up job on immigration and health insurance reform, he's now announced he's going to unilaterally push ahead on government reform:

What could possibly not go wrong?


ProudHillbilly said...

"President Barack Obama says huge swaths of the federal government are more efficient, transparent and accountable than at any time in U.S. history."

Bwahahahahahahah!!!!! Shall we talk IRS?

Aaron said...

We can, but don't mention No Such Agency's bold new transparency initiatives....