Dana Perino, former White House press secretary, went on America’s Newsroom after President Obama’s speech announcing his plan to grant “deferred action” status to two illegal immigrant groups.
She was there to discuss, not only Obama’s announcement, but also Speaker of the House John Boehner’s reaction to the announcement.
He said that Obama’s intent to impose executive action, and therefore grant what is essentially amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants, will “deliberately sabotage any chance of enacting bipartisan reforms that he claims to seek.”
He also added that Obama is “damaging the presidency itself.”
Dana Perino agreed with most of what Boehner said, saying of what she called Obama’s 9-month secret plan, “It defies logic, it defies fact, and it defies what the president just said 10 days ago, which is he believes that the midterm election result — in which he was handed big losses – that that lesson was America wants Washington to work more together.”
Bill Hemmer proceeded to ask Dana Perino of the president’s action, “What changed? And, why now?”
Perino admitted, “I think the only thing that changed was a political calculation on behalf of the president.”
Dana Perino and John Boehner haven’t, by far, been the only voices to put down Obama’s plan.
Senator Mitch McConnell, who will become the new majority leader in the Senate in January, said before Obama’s speech, “If President Obama acts in defiance of the people and imposes his will on the country, Congress will act.”
What that action may be is yet to be seen.
One thing is certain to many, including Utah Representative Jason Chaffetz, who will replace Darrell Issa as Chair of the House Oversight Committee in January. He said the timing of Obama’s announcement was “crystal clear”.
He added, “It’s all about politics. He just got slaughtered in an election.”
Even the people are taking a stand against Obama’s new plan. Protesters lined the streets of Las Vegas, where Obama was to sign his controversial actions, holding signs that said, “No Amnesty” and “Impeach Obama”.
What do you think of Obama’s actions on immigration? Do you agree with those like Dana Perino that his actions are illogical? Or do you think he is doing a great and compassionate thing for our country?