Skip to comments.W.Va. Dem on Obama immigration policy: ‘Wrong as he can be’
Posted on 06/19/2012 8:19:58 AM PDT by Kaslin
Rep. Nick Rahall (D., W.Va.) criticized sharply President Obamas immigration policy in a Monday statement, saying the president is as wrong as he can be on the issue:
We are a nation of immigrants. But I believe that the president is wrong on this issue — as wrong as he can be, said Rahall. For every immigrant who came to this country legally, abiding by the process and respecting the law, this action is a slap in the face. For the American workers, who will be forced to compete for American jobs against immigrant aliens, this action is a slap in the face.
The Constitution requires the president to enforce the law. It authorizes the president to recommend changes to the law. It does not — does not — permit the president to selectively choose which laws to enforce, said Rahall. More important than party, and more important than presidential politics, must be the upholding of the constitution and seeing to it that the laws are faithfully executed. This action may make for good politics in some quarters of our Nation, but it sets a terrible and dangerous precedent.
Rahall is one of three prominent West Virginia DemocratsRahall, Sen. Joe Manchin, and Gov. Earl Ray Tomblinwho will not attend the Democratic National Convention, Politico reported Monday.
The President takes an oath to UPHOLD the laws. He is defying our laws.
He should be impeached.
BRAVO, Mr. Rahall, BRAVO! Now where in hell are all the gutless, nutless GOP ‘leaders’ on this issue. I haven’t seen/heard NEARLY enough outrage over this treasonous act. They should be scheduling impeachment hearings as we speak (type).
I can’t figure out why these guys in WV remain in the Dem. Party. Obama has done everything he can to ruin their states’ economy.
For every immigrant who came to this country legally, abiding by the process and respecting the law...
He forgot to mention, every Immigrant who came here eager to assimilate and proud to be an American citizen!
He sure should be
"I cant figure out why these guys in WV remain in the Dem. Party. Obama has done everything he can to ruin their states economy."
May I modify a bit?
I cant figure out why American Jews
these guys in WV remain in the Dem. Party. Obama has done everything he can to ruin their lives states economy.
Even Journalists - Obama has caused your credibility to crash to below zero.
They’ll still vote for whatever 0 wants them to vote for. This is a smoke scree to get reelected. Otherwise they would switch parties.
A man will sometimes believe what you say, but will always believe what you do.
That used to be one of my favorite saying. I'm chucking it into the "pithy, but outdated" heap.
Pelosi’s boy Nick Rahall (D., W.Va.) pokes his head out from under her petticoats and speaks.
Must be an election coming up...