Butt first, let’s review the “major” economic speech from Wednesday. As you can see, Big Guy is staying on message. In fact, on close review, it was pretty much identical to previous speeches. How’s that for message discipline?
So the pundits who thought this was going to be a “reset” of our economic policy mis-misunderstood the message. It was just a do-over of the same old tried and true policies of the past 42 months.
Listening again, it sounds more like a prayer than a speech.
Actually, he had to recycle because all the speechifiers were already busy writing yesterday’s Catch and Release speech.
And it was tougher to write than usual because, for the most part, they didn’t have much to work with. No court ruling, no new law, no proposed law, not even an executive order! They had to use a version of Big Guy’s patented mathemagicals ® to invent the rationale for securing 800,000 additional votes to WTF. By the way, now you understand why Ricky’s DOJ is adamant about not letting Florida remove those “illegal” voters from their rolls, right? We knew that when Big Guy waved his Homeland Security magic wand that most of them would be legal! Why go through all the trouble of having to re-register.
So, in case you think this is an overstep, allow Bruno to set you straight.
"A grant of deferred action is not immunity, it is not amnesty," Napolitano told reporters. "It is an exercise of discretion."
And here’s why we had to do this through discretion: because even Big Guy agrees that he can’t do what he just did through an executive order:
'The fact of the matter is there are laws on the books I have to enforce,' Big Guy said.
THE PRESIDENT: I just have to continue to say this notion that somehow I can just change the laws unilaterally is just not true. We are doing everything we can administratively. But the fact of the matter is there are laws on the books that I have to enforce…
Now, what we can do is to prioritize enforcement, since there are limited enforcement resources, and say we're not going to go chasing after this young man…
Butt, butt…I thought selective enforcement was, uh…er…racial profiling?
Like in Arizona, where if you had a kid who looked like George Zimmerman you might get stopped just going out for ice cream.
Although I guess it depends on the selection process – and who gets to select
But we live in a democracy. You have to pass bills through the legislature, and then I can sign it.[ed. and THEN you can find out what’s in it] And if all the attention is focused away from the legislative process, then that is going to lead to a constant dead-end…
We have to recognize how the system works, and then apply pressure to those places where votes can be gotten and,
ultimately, we can get this thing solved. And nobody will be a stronger advocate for making that happen than me.
Gosh! It nearly takes your breath away, doesn’t it? Big Guy bravely stepped up to the plate and just did the right thing. Politics be damned. In fact, he felt so strongly that he mentioned it was the “right thing” to do not once, but 10 times in his Rose Garden announcement of the new interpretation of the old law!
All I could think was “Spike Lee would be so proud:”
Because in the ‘hood, doin’ the “right thing” always trumps American jurisprudence. Which, as we all know, is, well…