The right wing freakout over what is really a very routine executive order on immigration of the type that has been done by every president since Eisenhower knows no boundaries whatsoever. Impeachment! Treason! And of course, Obama’s going to trigger a civil war! Phyllis Schlafly, come on down:
President Obama’s looming executive action on immigration reform represents a Fort Sumter-type moment, according to conservative icon Phyllis Schlafly.
Schlafly at first considered comparing the Obama amnesty to the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor but decided that Obama’s plan is much more subtle.
“With Pearl Harbor, the American people knew what was happening,” she said.
But Fort Sumter, where the opening shots of the Civil War were fired, represented the beginning of a ruinous conflict, and Schlafly, like fellow conservative luminary Richard Viguerie, speculates that an executive amnesty might touch off a sort of modern-day conflagration.
William Gheen and James Neighbors, come on down:
Unbeknownst to most Americans, Barack Obama currently plans to issue an edict that defies current US Laws and the US Constitution by establishing amnesty for millions of illegal immigrants on Mexican Revolution Day 2014, which is traditionally celebrated on November 20 in Mexico and by Mexicans everywhere.November 20 is Mexican “Revolution Day” or Mexican “Civil War Day” which is the equivalent of America’s 4th of July. Obama’s choice of this date for his departure from his Oath of Office and the US Constitution creates a permanent symbolic relationship between his actions and Mexico’s violent revolutionary and civil wars from 1910-1920!
“Obama is making a powerful and dangerous symbolic declaration to large Spanish media audiences today comparing his new immigration orders to the violent Mexican revolution and civil war!” said William Gheen, President of ALIPAC. “Obama is timing his move to thwart the American public’s voice in Congress to coincide with Mexican Revolution Day and the Ferguson verdict while CBS, ABC, and NBC will keep most US citizens oblivious tonight!”
Gheen even posted a picture of armed Mexicans waiting to invade America with the caption “T-10 hours till Obama strikes at America’s heart.”
Funny how it didn’t trigger a civil war when Eisenhower, Nixon, Reagan or both Bushes took virtually identical actions. Must be some weird subatomic wave function in the political space-time continuum that causes it only to happen when black Democratic presidents do it.