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Tell GOP Leaders: Fight Or Be Complicit

Fight or Be Complicit

“If ‘Emperor Obama’ ignores the American people and announces an amnesty plan that he himself has said over and over again exceeds his constitutional authority, he will cement his legacy of lawlessness and ruin the chances for congressional action on this issue – and many others,” Michael Steel, Speaker Boehner’s spokesman told the Associated Press.

The Speaker’s characterization of Obama as arrogating to himself the powers of a monarch show the leaders of Capitol Hill Republicans have the rhetoric on amnesty right, but they seem completely incapable of articulating how they will use the tools the constitution gives them to thwart President Obama’s planned executive amnesty.

Senator Mitch McConnell began his tenure as the presumptive leader of a new Republican senate majority by saying that he planned to respond to the Obama's promised unilateral action on immigration through congressional budgeting.

“The way that you push back on executive overreach is through the funding process… We’re going to pass a budget. We’re going to pass appropriations bills, he told TIME magazine.

“Appropriations bills are going to have prescriptions of certain things that we think he ought not to be doing by either reducing the funding or restricting the funding.”

However, when TIME asked the senator about the possibility of a government shutdown if Obama holds fast on his policies and Republicans push back with threats to cut off funding on a large scale.

“No. There is no possibility of a government shutdown,” McConnell said, which is code for saying Republicans are only going to fight until Obama says “NO.”

Rep. Steve King of Iowa has suggested that impeachment would be appropriate if the president takes extra-constitutional action on immigration. Rep. Joe Barton of Texas said last week that it would be a “consideration,” so has Alabama Congressman Mo Brooks.

But Speaker of the House John Boehner has on a number of occasions said that impeachment is off the table and a spokesman for the Speaker told Politifact just month or so before the election that “Boehner has taken impeachment off the table. His stance hasn’t changed.”

Earlier this year, the House Republicans voted to sue the president over how he implemented the Affordable Care Act. Speaker Boehner has said if Obama moves forward with immigration executive orders that immigration could be added to the lawsuit.

However, Boehner hasn’t even moved with his threatened and much-ballyhooed lawsuit against Obama for a host of other constitutional transgressions, which in our view is strong confirmation that he has no stomach for fighting Obama, much less using the strongest tool the constitution bestows on Congress to rein-in a lawless President – impeachment.

Likewise, Utah Senate Orrin Hatch said “Anybody who does that kind of talk right now will be considered pretty erratic and excessive.” Hatch, now the longest-serving Senate Republican, when asked about impeachment concluded, “Let’s face it: There’s no way that anybody with any kind of real experience would want to talk in those terms.”

So, if Republican leaders say they want to thwart amnesty because it is both bad policy and President Obama wishes to accomplish it through illegal and extra-constitutional means, but they also say they won’t use the tools the Constitution gives them to do so, how do they plan to defeat amnesty?

There’s a growing suspicion among conservatives that the Republican leadership is taking all their constitutional options off the table before the fight even starts because they have no intention of actually fighting Obama on amnesty.

If Republican leaders move forward with the plan from House Appropriations Committee chairman Rep. Hal Rogers (KY-5) to fund the entire government—including Obama’s executive amnesty—in an omnibus spending bill, that would confirm those conservative suspicions.

The result of that, a Senate GOP aide told Breitbart News, would be that conservatives will spread chaos across Washington. “If Obama announces executive amnesty and the House passes an omnibus with no language blocking it, there will be no Senate vote, because conservatives will burn down the Capitol,” the aide said.

When asked to clarify if he was serious they’d burn the building to the ground—or if he was speaking metaphorically—the aide told Brietbart’s Matt Boyle he meant conservatives would engage in “open rebellion.”

As we told Matt Boyle; “If the Nov. 4 election was a demand for anything, it was a demand by grassroots American voters for a return to constitutional government.”  It is time Republican leaders got the message – #FightorBeComplicit

CALL YOUR REPRESENTATIVE and SENATORS at 1-866-220-0044 (Capitol Switchboard) NOW! TELL THEM TO STOP OBAMA'S UNCONSTITUTIONAL ACT! TELL THEM IT IS TIME TO #FightOrBeComplicit

 SIGN and SHARE OUR PETITION TO STOP OBAMA'S EXECUTIVE AMNESTY!

Click here to go to Matt Boyle’s article “OPEN REBELLION: CHAOS IF REPUBLICANS DON’T WITHHOLD FUNDING FOR OBAMA EXECUTIVE AMNESTY

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