Why Obama Will Go Through with His Threat to Act Unilaterally

Center for Immigration Studies, November 20, 2014

After repudiation at the polls and a long series of political mistakes, only one outlet remains for President Obama’s “single-minded quest for ‘greatness'”–sweeping unilateral action on immigration.

That’s the assessment of Center for Immigration Studies Fellow Stanley Renshon, a professor of political science at the City University of New York and a certified psychoanalyst. In a new paper published by the Center, Renshon, an award-winning presidential biographer, notes that Obama promised to make “comprehensive immigration reform” a top priority his first year as president, but chose to focus on other issues once he took office.

Those other issues failed to cement a positive legacy; as Renshon notes, “In his single-minded quest for ‘greatness’ through big transformative legislation, Obama chose not to focus on the ailing American economy and sacrificed the bipartisan opportunities he might have had or created had he opted simply to be a good president instead of a great one.”

As a result, “the president’s aspirations for a place in history, of being ranked as a ‘great’ presidential figure, on a par with FDR and Lincoln” have been squandered.

“Facing a public largely disappointed in him and his leadership, and a declining cadre of fervent supporters,” Renshon continues, “the president is now turning to his one remaining legacy card: executive action on immigration.” In an address to the nation this evening, the president will attempt to build “a lasting legacy on the ashes of his repeated failures to listen to the public and govern from the center.”

Despite calls even from some Democrats to refrain from unilateral action, Renshon’s diagnosis is that Obama will press forward:

Predictable Republican opposition is not likely to dissuade this president from pursuing his dreams of glory, cementing his view of himself as the nation’s moral compass and avatar, helping to ensure a new large ethnic constituency for his party, and being associated with the president, Abraham Lincoln, with whom he has repeatedly identified himself.

The paper is here.

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  • There is lemonade that could be made from these lemons, if one is astute enough to notice.

    • Pathfinder75

      Courageous politicians will instinctively make a stand against President Obama’s nefarious amnesty agenda,but establishment Republicans are predictably sour on the idea of holding him accountable.

    • It’s a great opportunity for Cruz & Sessions to show what they are (supposedly) made of.

      • Just hope that Jeff Sessions isn’t prevented from running the Senate Budget Committee, and there is a RINO effort to do just that.

    • Ike Eichenberg

      No doubt.
      Racial awareness and if that doesn’t pan out well we can always exploit the less intelligent but mostly docile mestizo worker.

      It is not mestizos who run many of the Latin American governments and industries so somebody will have to keep the lights on.

    • Olorin

      And organized enough to act.

    • wretchedwhiterabbit

      He is selling out his negro supporters in favor of Third World hispanic immigrants.

  • superlloyd

    God I hope this megalomaniac bent on destruction can be stopped by Congress but I am not optimistic.

    • Alexandra1973

      Forget Congress. He needs to be arrested, dragged out of the White House, and tossed in jail.

      • Bossman

        For what? Don’t worry, he was a professor of Constitutional law. He knows what he can do and cannot do.

        • Alexandra1973

          What’s that saying? Those who can’t do…teach? LOL

          Since when has the Constitution ever amounted to anything more than toilet paper to him and his ilk?

          • Nancy

            Those who can, do…the rest sit around, holding out their begging bowls and grumbling about “disparate impact”.

      • Whitesneedtobebrave

        No jail, give him the Emmett Till Treatment.

      • M&S

        Robert Frost (86 at the time) recited this at Kennedy’s inauguration because the glare from the sun prevented him from seeing his own ‘Dedication’, written especially for the event-

        The Gift Outright

        The land was ours before we were the land’s.

        She was our land more than a hundred years

        Before we were her people. She was ours

        In Massachusetts, in Virginia,

        But we were England’s, still colonials,

        Possessing what we still were unpossessed by,

        Possessed by what we now no more possessed.

        Something we were withholding made us weak

        Until we found out that it was ourselves

        We were withholding from our land of living,

        And forthwith found salvation in surrender.

        Such as we were we gave ourselves outright

        (The deed of gift was many deeds of war)

        To the land vaguely realizing westward,

        But still unstoried, artless, unenhanced,

        Such as she was, such as she would become.
        I have always taken that to mean that we could never hold what was ours until we did TWO THINGS:
        1. Break free from our bondage to any and all Foreign Kings who would ruin us without regard for our needs and respect only each other’s honor as worth holding.
        2. Accept that, as the land was ours, we were the land’s. We owed it our maintenance and love, exclusively, without exception granted to others than ourselves.
        Race Realists should not say: “He needs to be arrested.”
        They should DO what needs to be done. That the land may once again know itself to be ours. And we may once more, belong to our land.
        The Jews, the blacks, the Hispanics. The feminists, the queers, the mad merchants who know not what grand concepts simple words like loyalty, nation and blood may mean. These peoples are nothing. For they speak only to their own needs. The land listens. The land waits. For a group to say. “We are here, now. Who know ourselves from your shore to distant shores. And you are ours. As we are yours. FIdelis et Aeternum.”
        At that point. When you call upon more than YOU but reach out to the fraternity of Nation: Soul and Soil and Blood. You will be invincible. And you will take what is yours. Because these feeble others cannot stop you.

        • Nancy

          M&S,

          You had me at “hello.”

          😉

    • Pathfinder75

      There is always hope.

  • JohnEngelman

    I agree with Republican politicians on this issue, but I doubt they will do anything besides complain. Their contributors in the business community wants more immigrants so that employers can lower wages and raise prices.

    • none of your business

      It’s not 1935 anymore John. The Republicans are the party of millionaires but the Democrats are the party of Billionaires. Check out the lists of contributors to the Democrats and the average amount those contributors give. Individual Democrats are able to give much larger individual contributions that Republicans.

      • Sick of it

        I believe Obama had something like 42 billionaires supporting his campaign.

        • Olorin

          If you check their contributions, most also gave to the GOP in various races. Billionaires don’t support campaigns. They dictate the entire playing field of politics. In my view they should be exported to the Third World. It’d do a whole lot for “global income disparity” in one fell swoop.

        • See The Future

          There will come a time when money will not protect you from the mobs

          • QuinnTheEskimo9

            They’ll depart at that time for their homeland, one where YOU are not welcome because you do not have the required DNA.

            I have a feeling they’ve already stashed a great deal of their wealth there, where it’s safer than in American banks.

    • Yancy Derringer

      More immigrants so employers can raise prices? No. Just lower wages.

      • JohnEngelman

        More immigrants mean more consumers, and more job applicants. By the law of supply and demand this means higher prices, lower wages, and higher profits.

  • TruthBeTold

    Yes, this will be his legacy but not in a good way if that’s what he’s thinking.

    Americans are going to be paying for this for decades to come. Every problem that pops up in the future with regards to these people will be Obamas’ legacy.

  • TruthBeTold

    He will do it because the establishment republicans want it as well.

    And that’s the real problem. The Republicans want this too so they’ll only feign token opposition.

    The alternative scenario is that he and the Republicans planned this to force a compromise. That way each side looks like they gave a little and Republicans can claim they got the best deal they could.

    • QuinnTheEskimo9

      Both sides are doing what their paymasters order them to do. Follow the money, all the way to Las Vegas. Politicians are bought and paid for with a promise of personal wealth if they comply and threatened with personal destruction if they don’t.

      There is no difference between the Repubs. and Dims. both work for the same agents and are on board with their anti-White, genocidal agenda, one plank of which is to flood White homelands with the worst 3rd world denizens from the worst hell holes on earth.

  • Dave4088

    Nothing is going to stop Hussein Obongo and the chance to amp up the demographic warfare, ethnic cleansing and dispossession (of whites) that’s been in motion since 1965 is just too good to pass up. And with Republicans like Boehner, McConnell and others, who needs Democrats?

  • Alexandra1973

    If he manages to throw the borders wide open (I don’t know to what extent this is going to go), that’d be time to start importing Boers/Afrikaners here.

    • QuinnTheEskimo9

      The borders have been wide open for years. How did 60,000+ children manage to walk across the border? Answer: There IS no border.

      Boers/Afrikaners are not welcome here, even as refugees. Only Somalis, Sudanese, Congolese and other blacks and browns from the worst 3rd world hell holes.

  • none of your business

    One good thing about executive action by Presidents. They can only issue those orders for 8 years. If they issue too many unpopular orders they can be repudiated at the polls after 4 years.
    But our real rulers are the Judges; unelected and appointed for a life time of making up whatever laws they want. English American law has not changed in the last 3,000 years.
    We don’t call them the local warlord any more, we call them Judges. But it is exactly the same. We are the peasants and the Judges do exactly what they want.
    Now that gay marriage has been made the law of the land by the appointed life long tenure Judges I wonder what comes next. I wouldn’t be surprised if it were not compulsory surgical sterilization of all White men.

    • Rhialto

      News of the Future:
      Reproductive Reduction of Antisocial White Males – Executive order #5621, issued by President Natasha Obama-Zuckerberg in 2044.

    • Olorin

      Your good points close with hyperbole that smokescreens and undercuts the seriousness of your main point:

      Obama will leave office having appointed a full 1/3 of our federal judiciary. They serve for life.

      • See The Future

        Fear not………Sharia will take care of that problem

    • See The Future

      white males are already sterile……….the good ones have gone to fight and come back in body bags and crippled. The rest are paper pushers and welfare recipients. Manufacturing and industry has been moved to china. made in America is history.

  • Lion’s Mane

    Hmmm . . . In the U.S. “greatness” is defined by rebelling against the will of the majority and aggressively rejecting the rule of the U.S. Constitution. This kind of “greatness” is a sham and is designed to fit and to flatter the liberal ideology of Federal government tyranny. Lincoln and FDR were both lawless presidents who placed themselves above the Constitution.

  • Bon, From the Land of Babble

    Why is Obama doing this?

    √ Because no Republican is going to stop the first black president.

    √ Cloward-Piven Strategy

    √ Permanent Democrat Majority

    √ Hates Whites; supports the Genocide of the White Race.

    The only way to stop this is through violent overthrow.

    “The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.”
    – Thomas Jefferson

    • Yancy Derringer

      No kidding. One Guatemalan making $9 an hour with a non-English speaking family of seven plus his and his wife’s non-English speaking, non-working parents. The US picks up the enormous tab for housing, food, schooling, healthcare…

      • See The Future

        it is your choice to stand and fight or die on your knees

        • QuinnTheEskimo9

          Unless we organize ourselves into a strong and armed united front, there will be no fight and we will die on our knees.

          There is strength and power in numbers as every single racial/ethnic group knows, and why TPTB are hell-bent into keep us atomized and individualized and vilify and attack us if we try to form pro-White organizations. It is pure evil, it is genocide and it is directed at Whites and ONLY Whites.

      • Who Me?

        Add to that all of the hubby’s and the wife’s siblings, and the sibling’s spouses and kids, and in-laws, and all of THOSE people’s spouses, and kids and in-laws, and THEIR…. yeah. All the tired and poor and huddled masses…. and all of Mexico….

  • Sick of it

    He just made 5 million+ illegals legal and available for hiring. Goodbye American worker, Obama has declared war upon you!

    • Whitesneedtobebrave

      Not yet, he has to sign the order.

      • Sick of it

        Who’s going to stop him?

        • Whitesneedtobebrave

          Hopefully the Republicans.

          • WR_the_realist

            A hope, but a vain one.

  • Whitesneedtobebrave

    Look at the commie goals of 1963. Need I say that most of them have been achieved

    Congressional Record–Appendix, pp. A34-A35

    January 10, 1963

    Current Communist Goals

    EXTENSION OF REMARKS OF HON. A. S. HERLONG, JR. OF FLORIDA

    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

    Thursday, January 10, 1963

    Mr. HERLONG. Mr. Speaker, Mrs. Patricia Nordman of De Land, Fla., is an ardent and articulate opponent of communism, and until recently published the De Land Courier, which she dedicated to the purpose of alerting the public to the dangers of communism in America.

    At Mrs. Nordman’s request, I include in the RECORD, under unanimous consent, the following “Current Communist Goals,” which she identifies as an excerpt from “The Naked Communist,” by Cleon Skousen:

    [From “The Naked Communist,” by Cleon Skousen]

    CURRENT COMMUNIST GOALS

    1. U.S. acceptance of coexistence as the only alternative to atomic war.

    2. U.S. willingness to capitulate in preference to engaging in atomic war.

    3. Develop the illusion that total disarmament [by] the United States would be a demonstration of moral strength.

    4. Permit free trade between all nations regardless of Communist affiliation and regardless of whether or not items could be used for war.

    5. Extension of long-term loans to Russia and Soviet satellites.

    6. Provide American aid to all nations regardless of Communist domination.

    7. Grant recognition of Red China. Admission of Red China to the U.N.

    8. Set up East and West Germany as separate states in spite of Khrushchev’s promise in 1955 to settle the German question by free elections under supervision of the U.N.

    9. Prolong the conferences to ban atomic tests because the United States has agreed to suspend tests as long as negotiations are in progress.

    10. Allow all Soviet satellites individual representation in the U.N.

    11. Promote the U.N. as the only hope for mankind. If its charter is rewritten, demand that it be set up as a one-world government with its own independent armed forces. (Some Communist leaders believe the world can be taken over as easily by the U.N. as by Moscow. Sometimes these two centers compete with each other as they are now doing in the Congo.)

    12. Resist any attempt to outlaw the Communist Party.

    13. Do away with all loyalty oaths.

    14. Continue giving Russia access to the U.S. Patent Office.

    15. Capture one or both of the political parties in the United States.

    16. Use technical decisions of the courts to weaken basic American institutions by claiming their activities violate civil rights.

    17. Get control of the schools. Use them as transmission belts for socialism and current Communist propaganda. Soften the curriculum. Get control of teachers’ associations. Put the party line in textbooks.

    18. Gain control of all student newspapers.

    19. Use student riots to foment public protests against programs or organizations which are under Communist attack.

    20. Infiltrate the press. Get control of book-review assignments, editorial writing, policymaking positions.

    21. Gain control of key positions in radio, TV, and motion pictures.

    22. Continue discrediting American culture by degrading all forms of artistic expression. An American Communist cell was told to “eliminate all good sculpture from parks and buildings, substitute shapeless, awkward and meaningless forms.”

    23. Control art critics and directors of art museums. “Our plan is to promote ugliness, repulsive, meaningless art.”

    24. Eliminate all laws governing obscenity by calling them “censorship” and a violation of free speech and free press.

    25. Break down cultural standards of morality by promoting pornography and obscenity in books, magazines, motion pictures, radio, and TV.

    26. Present homosexuality, degeneracy and promiscuity as “normal, natural, healthy.”

    27. Infiltrate the churches and replace revealed religion with “social” religion. Discredit the Bible and emphasize the need for intellectual maturity which does not need a “religious crutch.”

    28. Eliminate prayer or any phase of religious expression in the schools on the ground that it violates the principle of “separation of church and state.”

    29. Discredit the American Constitution by calling it inadequate, old-fashioned, out of step with modern needs, a hindrance to cooperation between nations on a worldwide basis.

    30. Discredit the American Founding Fathers. Present them as selfish aristocrats who had no concern for the “common man.”

    31. Belittle all forms of American culture and discourage the teaching of American history on the ground that it was only a minor part of the “big picture.” Give more emphasis to Russian history since the Communists took over.

    32. Support any socialist movement to give centralized control over any part of the culture–education, social agencies, welfare programs, mental health clinics, etc.

    33. Eliminate all laws or procedures which interfere with the operation of the Communist apparatus.

    34. Eliminate the House Committee on Un-American Activities.

    35. Discredit and eventually dismantle the FBI.

    36. Infiltrate and gain control of more unions.

    37. Infiltrate and gain control of big business.

    38. Transfer some of the powers of arrest from the police to social agencies. Treat all behavioral problems as psychiatric disorders which no one but psychiatrists can understand [or treat].

    39. Dominate the psychiatric profession and use mental health laws as a means of gaining coercive control over those who oppose Communist goals.

    40. Discredit the family as an institution. Encourage promiscuity and easy divorce.

    41. Emphasize the need to raise children away from the negative influence of parents. Attribute prejudices, mental blocks and retarding of children to suppressive influence of parents.

    42. Create the impression that violence and insurrection are legitimate aspects of the American tradition; that students and special-interest groups should rise up and use [“]united force[“] to solve economic, political or social problems.

    43. Overthrow all colonial governments before native populations are ready for self-government.

    44. Internationalize the Panama Canal.

    45. Repeal the Connally reservation so the United States cannot prevent the World Court from seizing jurisdiction [over domestic problems. Give the World Court jurisdiction] over nations and individuals alike

    • See The Future

      Don’t you just love it when a plan comes together?

      • Whitesneedtobebrave

        Well I am keeping that faith that it will fall apart. Every dog has its day.

    • Sick of it

      Worse than #35, they control the FBI, CIA, NSA, etc. #45 hasn’t happened quite yet. Otherwise, mission accomplished!

  • Whitesneedtobebrave

    If he knows that there are 5 Million of them, then that means that they know their names. So get the list, go after them and deport them. Some part of the problem solved.

  • Petronius

    Indeed, this is the first regime since the Civil War and Reconstruction to attack ordinary, individual, apolitical American civilians. The first in modern times to deliberately target and attack the common man.

  • Ike Eichenberg

    An interesting take, but I still believe it’s because Obama hates America and he wants to punish white people, while facilitating a demographic shift that will give us elected Marxist dictators.

    • See The Future

      It is futile to try to understand the evil and insane

      • Sick of it

        It’s better to treat them as the Romanians did.

    • QuinnTheEskimo9

      Those who give Obama his orders are the ones who hate specifically White America.

      Obama is a profoundly intelligent drone.

      • Ike Eichenberg

        Clearly, he is NOT conflicted by the orders of his masters.

  • See The Future

    First class criminal…….every urban center with a black mayor results the same…..ghetto

  • See The Future

    There should be a million white people marching on the white house. Even the Egyptians had the courage to fight their tormentor.

  • QuinnTheEskimo9

    “We” import enough Asians to keep the lights on.

    Anything but White.

  • IstvanIN

    The United States is over. We no longer have a government of laws or checks and balances. When one man can decide the fate of an entire nation and people with no opposition that nation is over. Congress and the Republicans will fuss and fume a little but do nothing. If anyone tries to sue over this order the courts will rule that Obama has “the power”. The system of government our founders bequeathed us has long been subverted.

    The number of illegals, really invaders, will increase exponentially because of this “amnesty”. Whenever bad behavior is rewarded you get more of it. The US is now a colony of Mexico and Latin America. The genocide of real Americans is not only well underway but ahead of schedule. A new dark ages is about to descend over the land.

  • ViktorNN

    He will indeed be considered a great American President for years to come – in Mexico.

  • ViktorNN

    Yep. They’re a low IQ population that isn’t productive enough to reproduce a first-world way of life. So whites are forced to make up the difference.

    • Tucker

      Here is one way that every White American can express their anger over this treasonous act of treachery by this White House. Here is how we can show these evil demonRats how we feel about being giving the tip of Obongo’s black middle finger.

      From this day forward, refuse to spend a nickel of our hard earned money in any business or establishment where you see a mestizo presence. If you go into a restaurant and see Mexicans or other Hispanic looking faces – walk out. Find another place to eat. If you need to get a roof replaced on your house – refuse to hire any company that have mestizos on their work crew. If you want to hire a company to perform landscaping on your yard or to put in a swimming pool or to do maintenance of any kind on your home – do your homework, use the yellow pages and find a contractor who is a White man or woman owned and run business and use them.

      This is war, people. This isn’t a game where every player agrees to play fair and to be a good sport. Starve these newly minted Obama leeches out. Boycott them at every turn. They are not fellow Americans. They are illegal alien Obama leeches.

      Do not hire them, do not voluntarily subsidize them, and do not patronize any business that they operate. They are not welcome and we DID NOT INVITE THEM into our country and they do NOT belong here.

  • Max

    You are obviously correct in your assessment of Himself but I think you underestimate the power of the keepers of the myth to maintain the delusion. We are yet afflicted with the legend of King and to many, Obama, or whoever he is, is greater still; a curse on any who refuse to accept this gospel. They are now busily writing the textbooks for the unfortunate white children of the future who will be paying for the misdeeds and manufactured legacy of this synthetic hero as indeed they finance their own extinction with a sense of duty to a nation owned and operated by those who hate them.

  • Jews put him in office to do their bidding. So, he carries out.

    The end. Nothing more to be said.

    We are all Palestinians living under Jewish occupation.

    • MannyR

      How did this not get flagged at this site. I even mention Eskimos and my posts get taken down. Good work and well done. Kudos

  • KenelmDigby

    A mere five years ago, Britain was run by vicious, brainless, fanatical, arrogant immigrationists, even more determined and demented than Obama. Of course, I’m talking about so called ‘New Labour’.
    Now, as the Rochester and Stroke by election shows, the British political class has been rendered into a quivering, jibbering, nervous wreck of a jelly, absolutely terrified about even mentioning immigration.
    The message is that America needs its own UKIP.

    • Epiminondas

      We’re not a parliamentary democracy. We’re a bicameral government that was designed to exclude third parties. We’re headed to tyranny over here.

      • Only one third party ever succeeded here on a national level, and that was the GOP, starting as an anti-slavery party and founded in 1854, and which quickly afterwards caused the demise of the older Whig Party.

        • WR_the_realist

          We are the least democratic of the democracies, and the country most likely to bomb other countries into democracy.

  • Epiminondas

    Obama’s action was designed to split the Republicans. And it’s going to work. The damned fools in the Republican establishment cannot play chess.

  • fgbrunner3

    Transform America. Impeach Obama.

  • I can only speak for myself, but if by “you guys,” you only meant me personally, then you are correct.

    I no longer really care that much about legalistic minutiae (the fiddle). I care about the end result (Rome burning).

    This is what has been somewhat frustrating ever since word first leaked out on Wednesday. There has been a lot more talking head yammering about the means rather than the ends. We’re allowed, overton window style fashion, to talk about the legal mumbo jumbo of what Obama is doing rather than the desirability of what he’s doing.

    The hard truth of the matter is that the pen and phone are here to stay. When power collects around the center, it keeps on doing that, and only reverses itself in catastrophic circumstances. From our movement, there should no more dork dweeb talk about “saving the (dead) Constitution.” There should be a lot of talk about who gets to wield the despotic power on behalf of whom.

  • WR_the_realist

    Abe Lincoln stated in one of his debate speeches that he didn’t want blacks to serve on juries. He would have been aghast to see one as president. Especially a president whose greatest legacy is to reward millions of people for breaking the law. So this business of Obama identifying himself with Lincoln is weird.

  • WR_the_realist

    I do care about whether his actions are constitutional, unlike you. It would be nice if congress slashed immigration but if congress says we’re to have two million immigrants a year, the president doesn’t have the authority to say no. I’m sick of presidents in both parties who think they are kings, and a mass media that advocates that.

  • CircleTheWagons

    Whites tried that before. It was called the United States and look how quick that was stolen from us. If we ever tried to do it again providing the powers that be allowed it, the rest of the world would insist on living with us and the same thing would happen again.
    Whites are only 10% of the global population. Its whites that need protection as an endangered minority.

  • Kris

    If Obama wanted greatness, he would of deported all the illegals,placed the Army along the borders, legalized cannabis, and reinstate the Glass–Steagall act. If he done all those things, he would of gotten a much wider birth on alot of other issues. History would of viewed him as controversial at times perhaps, but he would of been regarded alongside the likes of Eisenhower. Plus being the first president of color…

    It seems like he is doing everything possible to prove the old “racist” stereotypes and beliefs, true.