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Obama Looks Beyond ‘Fiscal Cliff,’ Eyes Immigration Reform

By Javier Manjarres

obama 3It appears that when and if President Obama puts this whole ‘fiscal cliff’ issue behind him, he will focus on taking a pound of flesh out of gun rights and will try to effect his “Hope and Change” immigration agenda. According to the President, a bipartisan deal to keep the country from going off the ‘fiscal cliff’ is “close” to being completed by the Congress.

President Obama has tapped Vice President Joe Biden to lead a ‘task force’ to look into gun control, and Democrats in the U.S. Senate have already threatened to pass legislation that would further hinder the gun rights of Americans. Now we are seeing an new ideological alignment between Obama and Mexico’s new Socialist President Nieto with the ongoing illegal immigration issue that will become the hot topic issue in the coming years.(Obama’s Amnesty Pact)

 “Fixing our broken immigration system is a top priority,” he said. He renewed a pledge to introduce legislation in the first year of his second term to get it done.-Reuters

But while the Republican party continues to consider compromise/surrender on these two issues, and no to mention that it is still trying to find itself after suffering a devastating election night loss, there has yet to be an clear cut Republican alternative to the Democrats misguided message.

What will be the likely Republican response to Obama’s next initiatives in 2013?  How are leading Republicans like Senators Marco Rubio and Rand Paul going to respond to these initiatives?

Rubio is considered to be the top choice to be the next Republican Presidential nomination in 2016, so perhaps that is why his name is being thrown around to be the ‘savior’ of the ailing GOP? Flashback to 2009-2010, when these same Republican establishment politicos were eager to defeat Rubio in his Senate race, and are now realizing that Rubio could very well be their political meal ticket in the very near future.

Rubio & company  should let the GOP sink or swim on its own, and re-focus their pro-legal immigration ideas, as well as continue their strong position of support for gun rights.

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Javier Manjarres
Javier Manjarres

As the managing editor of The Shark Tank, Javier was awarded the 2011 CPAC Blogger of the Year. Countless videos and articles from the Shark Tank have been featured on Fox News, The Hill, Wall Street Journal, and other national news publications. Javier has also appeared on Univision’s “Al Punto” and numerous radio shows, including being the weekly 92.5 Fox News' DayBreak with Drew Steele political contributor, as well as one of NewsmaxTV's conservative commentators. Javier has also authored "BROWN PEOPLE," which is a book about Hispanic Politics. Learn more at

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  • Whats_Up

    The O Dictator is going to do whatever he wants on immigration. WHO is going to stop him? Certainly NOT Congress – bunch of spineless wimps whom have been made irrelevant by the Annoying One.

    I hope we go off the fiscal cliff, too. Might just wake up a few peeps when they see another 6% coming out of their paychecks …and the MSM won’t say anything about the ObamaCare tax that takes effect tomorrow.

    I also hope they can’t resolve the Farm Bill. What is not being said is that 60% of these subsidies are for Food Stamps. Wonder what will happen when the sheeples are not receiving their “fair share”? Hmmm, can you say RIOTS?

  • Dave Francis

    America is going onto the rocks because those in Congress are steering us blindly, not taking care of the major issues facing us? This country is spending far beyond its means and to proof it, one of the few rational Republicans namely Ron Paul is giving up in disgust and leaving his seat. Obama has become a dictator in the eyes of the TEA PARTY and millions of average citizens and refuses to give up his ideology of tax and spend. This president doesn’t seem to think the illegal alien invasion doesn’t affect you, think again? It might be a few extra pennies from the taxes you pay to the IRS, but it also affects you daily family life as your job in lower wages, poor working conditions, and the traffic you are confronted with every day on the ever increasing jammed highways of this country and the growing balkanization of our language. Then we have the DREAM ACT that contradicts the fundamental principles of our policies; passing presidential laws and abridging the House committees. The Dream act for example is the dire consequences of misinterpreting the edicts of the 14th Amendment. This Amendment was for the Emancipation of slaves, giving them the right to citizenship after the War Between the States. The Dream Act had a presidential passport to fulfillment, so it is what it is. But now all legal citizens and residents must involve themselves with the Birthright policy, or this unfair immigration will just continue, bring to our soil a more and more foreign children that we are forever paying. If laws must be changed, the “Rule of Law” must be invoked and no more illegal entrance given asylum and a fair farm bill allowing a moderate number of regulated aliens with temporary visas, but with no allowances to stay after their papers expire. All must be tracked; including overstays who fly into America.

    Birthright Citizenship was never meant for every pregnant Mother’s baby that entered our country undetected and then claiming citizen birthright for their sons and daughters. The Illegal alien invader hasn’t climaxed, and everybody should envision the massive costs to the taxpayer in health, schooling and government voucher housing and other public services. The Dream Act is the failure of both spineless parties to build a rampart fence, between the magpie governments who are stealing our countries wealth, through not inhibiting cheap labor or our own inveterate business owners who silently welcome them. Priority should be our own legal populace, and those who ignore it should be incarcerated with huge fines. Senator Sessions has found that this dysfunctional Obama administration has been advertising in Mexico that FOOD STAMPS are available here through SNAP. This program disbursement has continued to rise and spending has quadrupled in just over a decade to $80 billion in 2011 as part as the Department of Agriculture. Senator Sessions stated that SNAP, is the fastest growing major program in the U.S. government today and that the USDA is refusing to answer questions about this ominous promotion in Mexico.

    No passing the Amendment to the BIRTHRIGHT CITIZENSHIP BILL effects whether your children receives a decent education in the overcrowded schools, as your children are held back by the young who cannot speak English and need more tuition. The county health facilities are overrun with foreign nationals, which are not just identified with large cities, but now have spread to the most rural hospitals. Each day thousands of illegal aliens procure our Social Security numbers not only use it to steal jobs, but also can be identified with buying cars, real estate then reselling the goods, and then disappearing. My thoughts is some anonymous individual should accumulate a dozen or more Social Security numbers belonging to such apathetic Democratic Senator Harry Reid, Republican Speaker John Boehner, Nancy Pelosi and whatever politicians come to mind and go on a lucrative spending spree with these feeder documents. It might wake them up to the anxiety Americans go through, when they find their credit and lifestyle has been compromised, such as the equity in their home being stolen. Perhaps then they will make it their own crusade, to introduce a Social Security card that identifies the owner by thumb print or retinal scan.

    While we all writhe under the growing federal deficit 16 TRILLION DOLLARS, all 50 states have been forced into the position of supporting the truly unknown numbers of illegal aliens and now President Obama is willing to enact another Amnesty. At the same time we have the foreign neighboring government laughing at us, because unlike the strict laws of Mexico to enter without a visa IS A FELONY? The Lib-Democrats who keep thinking the millions of poverty stricken people who slip through the miles of open border, or join the job market after hopping off a plane as a international visitor and thinking they are bringing prosperity to this sovereign nation are unadulterated demented fools. Each year over a million legal immigrants come to America with professional skills, with many through CHAIN MIGRATION, a vestige of the 1986 Amnesty while the illegal aliens bring nothing but more poverty and a trail of criminal activity. There is huge influx of more illegal aliens pouring into the country, for Obama’s entitlement programs (BIRTHRIGHT CITIZENSHIP) bringing their babies in even huge waves and an astronomical burden on taxpayers. Unions becoming even more powerful, receiving preferential treatment from the already corrupt political parties.

    More draining of the U.S. treasury to pay for so called friends in incompetent foreign countries, and the dismissal of a once powerful military defense, conceding to huge cuts in budgets to pay for the spongers, scroungers and freeloaders amongst the population who have no intentions of finding employment. In this period of soaring job loss Washington should enact and support the LEGAL WORKFORCE ACT that contains a mandatory E-Verify provision, which would allow the official draining of many of the illegal aliens stealing jobs from Americans. Both political parties refuse to behave rationally and show the 24 million unemployed, that they mean business and condemn foreigners who under the impression that we owe them a living. If you want further information and are ready to investigate the lies of both the Democrats and Republicans, check out TEA PARTY.ORG, NUMBERSUSA, ALIPAC, JUDICIAL WATCH, FAIR, and AMERICAN PATROL. The American people should realize it is time for Public Campaign Contributions and not the theft of our liberties by the special interest groups of lobbyists, the wealthy, big unions, foreign governments, corporations (Domestic and International) and a whole range of other entities eviscerating the American population.

    • MAAndrews

      Dave Francis….
      You have listed all the totally negative implications of the massive Illegal Immigration of all kinds into the USA.
      Why won’t Washington face up to the Invasion?


      The La Raza Crowd and their supporters(Mexico,etc) have already influenced the Presidential Election!!!

      11 million illegals in the USA is propaganda from the La Raza Crowd, the real number would stagger you.Even that low number is 10% of the population of Mexico. Living in Los Angeles for over 50 years I have seen how Mexico has infiltrated the city of 4 million and its administration.Over half are here Illegally! It is no longer an American city. Spanish is overwhelmingly the language of the city. Citizenship for all the illegals now here from south of the border is the objective stated by our MEChA/La Raza mayor Antonio Villaraigosa(Tony Villar is his real name).
      The white demographic has almost totally moved away to the the Hollywood Hills , Santa Monica , North or out of state!!

      Just google anything I have said for the sordid details.


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  • Lightweight

    Don’t blame Amnesty on Obama and the democrats,the republicans continue to give the message they are the good guys with the greatest deception.Made possible by sites like this.

  • Chopper

    The only thing standing between American citizens and an Obama led dictatorship is the House of Representatives. Every concerned citizen needs to regularly contact their Representative and let him/her know their concerns and how they would like him/her to vote. THe fiscal cliff, the debt ceiling, immigration, arms control, etc. are too important for us to be sittimg on the sidelines.

  • Perseids

    I would to were I Obama.
    He will get immigration and everything else he wants with the spineless republicans bowing and slobbering all over him all the way through the process. Rubio will vote for it!
    He knows the republicans are weak sisters who dare not venture out at night. They fear there own shadow.

    He at least has orbs, the so called republicans self-castrated years ago. They, yes even Paul Ryan, are gutless wonders. Just hot air. What a waste. Ryan proved last night he is full of $h!T. All his bluster for the last year or so on the importance of permanently SOLVING the “government spending” problem was erased by his capitulation. Talk is cheap on the hill. When the going gets tough the cowards run for cover.

    Elect Conservatives. Eff the republicans.

  • eileen winkler

    immigration what a laugh this is the ruination of our country. our goverment is feeding us to the dogs. whats the price we are willing to pay. the american people should be standing up in groves and demanding that all illegals and their entire family sent back to mexico let mexico deal with their own people and their problems. they are responsible for a very large % of our debt, streatched the health care system to the limits, welfare, food stamps, free housing, s.s. that they never paid a dime into..they come here and claim disabled and we just give them more and more. the more babies they have the more we give them. check out the jails and prisons full of illegals. latinos. no wonder mexico don’t want them back. well we don’t want them either.