As the debate rages on over President Obama’s reportedly imminent announcement that he will grant “deferred action” (de facto amnesty) to upwards of 5 million illegal immigrants, Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) appeared on The O’Reilly Factor on Thursday to weigh in.
“[F]rom 2008 to 2010, when he had the House, the Senate and the White House, he didn’t do a damn thing about immigration, so why can’t he give the Republican House and Senate three months, six month, nine months, to do what he wasn’t able to do in two years?”
Excellent question. On two counts:
1. Why didn’t Obama pass immigration reform during his first two years in office, particularly after having made a campaign promise to do so, during his first year?
Obama vowed in 2008 to “put comprehensive immigration reform back on the nation’s agenda during my first year in office.” But shortly after being sworn in, he began to back off the promise, telling reporters over a year later that what while immigration “reform” was still a “serious concern,” “we’ve got a lot on our plate right now.”
CONG. TREY GOWDY FOR POTUS!!
OLD SARGE,'NAM VET
Old Sarge, I agree. I would love to see him run but how do we get him to do it? By the way, thank you for your service. I was there in 71 - 72 and am a retired Army Warrant Officer.
I am right there with you Old Sarge. This man is not afraid of doing what is right for our country. I have called his office and suggested that he think hard about throwing his hat in thr ring. I pray that he will do just that.
HE DID IT NOW SO HE CAN BLAME THE GOP
It wouldn't matter when or if action is taken by Obama, because his interpretation of immigration-reform is nothing but amnesty, as it will probably be if the Republicans take charge of the fiasco...this nation will never stop kissing Mexico's a$$, and the left will never stop defending an open-border.
The Council on Foreign Relations calls all the shots and they apparently decided that wasn't the best time to pursue immigration changes.
Obama has more on his plate than he knows ! He is about to reap what he has sewn in our country. The People have had enough of his B.S. and lies and will remove him from our White House. We will remove him by the ankles if necessary. His time of terror is at an end ! He can play his race card all he wants. It has not been the color of his skin but has been the content of his character. He is a traitor to our country !
I just saw a video about Obama's husband Michael Lying about how obutthead has created 10 million jobs. It is the fried chicken racist video. Lying runs in that perverted family. I feel sorry for the two daughters growing up under two liars for parents.
I personally think this is a test run. If he can suspend immigration law with no consequences, then he will follow it up with suspending election law to keep himself in power beyond 2016.
Very good point.
This question needs to be continually asked right up the the elections in 2016. The Democrat does that but the republicans don't know how to do a drum beat like they do. The are still beating the race drum and will never stop unless the blacks wake up and finally figure out that they are on the Democrats plantation still enslaved and voting for them and have received nothing but promises.
IT IS NOT ABOUT IMMIGRATION REFORM!!! IT IS ABOUT THE ILLEGAL FRAUD KENYAN BORN COMMUNIST MARXIST MUSLIM AND ADOLPH HITLER #2 WHO WANTS TO FUNDAMENTALLY TRANSFORM AMERICA INTO A SOVIET STYLE POLICE STATE!!!