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(The Daily Caller)   I do solemnly swear that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States ...... When and if I feel like it   (dailycaller.com) divider line 208
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2014-02-10 12:00:21 PM  
blog.anniefox.com
 
2014-02-10 12:06:13 PM  
I've read this article at least a dozen times, and I still don't know how Obama screwed over people. I just know he did.
 
2014-02-10 12:08:56 PM  
I do solemnly swear that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States ...... When and if I feel like it

I can't tell, is this a "Obama is a do nothing POTUS" thread, or is this a "Obama is a Kenyan usurper socialist commie fascist liberal dictator destroying the country" thread.  I know I'm super duper upset at Obama, I'm just not sure which to be upset about and I didn't get my daily FWD:FWD:FWD:FWD:FWD emails.
 
2014-02-10 12:09:19 PM  

Serious Black: I've read this article at least a dozen times, and I still don't know how Obama screwed over people. I just know he did.


FTFA: "Their older daughter, who is 4, refuses to speak to her father on the phone in Dutch, her first language, and bursts out crying when she sees a photo of him,"

Are you made of stone, sir? ARE YOU MADE OF STONE?
 
2014-02-10 12:16:35 PM  
The Daily Squalor
 
2014-02-10 12:17:16 PM  
I was sitting their and wondering if this article should be taken seriously but then I saw the "dark and menacing" photograph of the president at the top of the page.

Then I knew shiat was real.
 
2014-02-10 12:17:34 PM  
I wonder why the author doesn't link to the NYT article he's claiming this information comes from. Could it be the article says nothing like what he's claiming it says? That would be so unlike conservative journalism.
 
2014-02-10 12:19:03 PM  

DarwiOdrade: conservative journalism



"Let's make stuff up, cry about it, and blame the other side for doing the things we made up."
 
2014-02-10 12:27:10 PM  
Once again the Daily Caller misses the real story, which is that Obama's immigration policy is designed to kill Americans by "aiding and abetting terrorist activity and putting Americans at greater risk".

Has anyone noticed that you never see Obama and Satan together in the same room?
 
2014-02-10 12:36:39 PM  

lennavan: I can't tell, is this a "Obama is a do nothing POTUS" thread, or is this a "Obama is a Kenyan usurper socialist commie fascist liberal dictator destroying the country" thread.


Discursive Evolution:

Thesis
 ("Obama is a do nothing POTUS")

+

Antithesis
("Obama is a...dictator)

=

Synthesis
: Obama is lawless, doing nothing when it suits him and dictatoring when it suits him.

==

Evolution in action, Farkers and Farkettes

/why not both
/qed, libulardos
 
2014-02-10 12:38:50 PM  

Somacandra: lennavan: I can't tell, is this a "Obama is a do nothing POTUS" thread, or is this a "Obama is a Kenyan usurper socialist commie fascist liberal dictator destroying the country" thread.

Discursive Evolution:

Thesis  ("Obama is a do nothing POTUS")

+

Antithesis ("Obama is a...dictator)

=

Synthesis: Obama is lawless, doing nothing when it suits him and dictatoring when it suits him.

==

Evolution in action, Farkers and Farkettes

/why not both
/qed, libulardos


That's Hegelian Dialecticalism!

/You know who else was a Hegelian?
 
2014-02-10 12:43:13 PM  

Angry Drunk Bureaucrat: That's Hegelian Dialecticalism!

/You know who else was a Hegelian?


1.bp.blogspot.com

"All the kids were like that then. They didn't have their heads stuffed with all this Cartesian dualism."
 
2014-02-10 12:43:54 PM  
We get it.
He's still black.
that isn't changing.
 
2014-02-10 12:44:37 PM  
It's almost as if we live in a world where there are limited resources, and we elect a chief executive to delegate the allocation of those resources, to the benefit of some, and the detriment of others.
 
2014-02-10 12:47:32 PM  

Serious Black: I've read this article at least a dozen times, and I still don't know how Obama screwed over people. I just know he did.


he's a Democrat.  don't you get it!

maybe you need Tucker's bow-tie.
 
2014-02-10 12:49:02 PM  

DarwiOdrade: Could it be the article says nothing like what he's claiming it says?


you mean an article fro the Daily Caller that is full of lies?  that's a first!
 
2014-02-10 12:52:29 PM  

ManateeGag: maybe you need Tucker's bow-tie.


He only wears that as camouflage for his remote control receiver antenna.

www.ceitron.com

 
2014-02-10 12:56:20 PM  
DHS secretary Johnson has 2 immigration case files on his desk. He has to choose between jail and asylum, he can only free 1 of the detainees.

He calls President Obama.

"Which one of these illigal immigrants should I free, and which should I prosecute?" He asked President Obama.

"Free Barabbas" Obama replied.
 
2014-02-10 01:07:45 PM  

vernonFL: DHS secretary Johnson has 2 immigration case files on his desk. He has to choose between jail and asylum, he can only free 1 of the detainees.

He calls President Obama.

"Which one of these illigal immigrants should I free, and which should I prosecute?" He asked President Obama.

"Free Barabbas" Obama replied.


But then Muhammad would go to jail!
 
2014-02-10 01:21:21 PM  

Serious Black: I've read this article at least a dozen times, and I still don't know how Obama screwed over people. I just know he did.


Article Summary:  Because Obama gave 500k young illegals (those who were brought over by their parents as children) a temporary work permit and delayed their deportation, in the hopes that congress would get off its ass and pass immigration reform, that means 500k legal immigrants didn't get their paperwork processed.  There's no proof of this mind you, its just based on the assumption that if USCIS is processing paperwork for one group of people, it must not be processing paperwork for a different group of people, and clearly that group was the one that stirs up the Republican outrage meter the most.
 
2014-02-10 01:24:36 PM  
Okay, so...Obama directed officials to award work permits for illegal immigrants.

And because the officials were busy awarding work permits for these immigrants, the officials were not able to prepare green cards for foreign-born spouses and children. What normally took five months to complete is now taking fifteen months to complete. All because of this new push for work visas and not, say, decreased funding and personnel for the immigration department.

And because these illegal immigrants were awarded work visas, Latin-American voters came to like Obama more than Romney and thus Obama won the election.

This is how Republican journalists think.
 
2014-02-10 01:29:16 PM  
....see, this is another sign of your tragic space dementia, all paranoid and crotchety. Breaks the heart.
 
2014-02-10 01:32:04 PM  

DarwiOdrade: I wonder why the author doesn't link to the NYT article he's claiming this information comes from. Could it be the article says nothing like what he's claiming it says? That would be so unlike conservative journalism.



TFA: according to a New York Times article


Orignal New York Times Article before being "Daily-Called":  http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/09/us/program-benefiting-some-immigran t s-extends-visa-wait-for-others.html?hpw&rref=us&_r=0

Program Benefiting Some Immigrants Extends Visa Wait for Others
Many thousands of Americans seeking green cards for foreign spouses or other immediate relatives have been separated from them for a year or more because of swelling bureaucratic delays at a federal immigration agency in recent months.
The long waits came when the agency,
The trouble that American citizens have faced gaining permanent resident visas for their families raises questions about the agency's priorities and its readiness to handle what could become a far bigger task. After Speaker John A. Boehner of Ohio said on Thursday that the House was not likely to act on an immigration overhaul this year, immigrant advocates are turning up their pressure on Mr. Obama to expand the deferral program to include many more of the 11.7 million immigrants in the country illegally.

Andrew Bachert is one citizen caught in the slowdown. After he moved back to this country in August for work, he thought he and his wife, who is Australian, would be settled by now in a new home in New York State, shoveling snow and adjusting to the winter chill. Instead his wife, Debra Bachert, is stranded, along with the couple's two teenagers and two dogs, in a hastily rented house in Adelaide, where the temperature rose in January to 115 degrees.
At loose ends, Mr. Bachert, 48, spent Halloween and Thanksgiving without his wife and children, and he opened his Christmas presents for them himself - on a Skype call so at least they could see what he had gotten for them.
"I'm sitting over here on my own, and it's unbearably hard," Mr. Bachert said. At the current pace, Mrs. Bachert will probably not travel to the United States before August.
Until recently, an American could obtain a green card for a spouse, child or parent - probably the easiest document in the immigration system - in five months or less. But over the past year, waits for approvals of those resident visas stretched to 15 months, and more than 500,000 applications became stuck in the pipeline, playing havoc with international moves and children's schools and keeping families apart.
"U.S. citizens petitioning for green cards for immediate relatives are a high, if not the highest, priority in the way Congress set up the immigration system," said Gregory Chen, director of advocacy for the American Immigration Lawyers Association, the national bar association. "This is a problem that needs to be fixed quickly."
Many Americans are awaiting visas for spouses they recently wed, including Mukul Varma, 31, a naturalized citizen who works as a software consultant near Chicago. On a trip to India to visit relatives, he fell in love with Neetika Gupta, 26, also a software engineer. They married in India in May.
"To be honest with you," Mr. Varma said, "because I was a U.S. citizen I thought it would not be an issue to get a visa for my wife. I didn't put any thought into it."
In mid-January Mr. Varma flew back to India to see his bride for the first time in nine months. He applied for her green card soon after the wedding, and since then it has not advanced. Their plans to start their life together in this country are in disarray.
"First it was surprise," Mr. Varma said. "Then dismay. Then it just becomes very discouraging. You feel helpless. You feel as if you did things the right way and you are penalized for it."
Christopher S. Bentley, a Citizenship and Immigration Services spokesman, said the agency had seen "a temporary increase in processing times" for the citizens' green card applications because of the deferrals program and "the standard ebb and flow" of visas.
 Last year, officials said, the agency detected the problem and tried to speed up the green cards by spreading them out to three processing centers. In November, the agency reported it had reduced waits to 10 months, calling that a "significant step forward." Officials said they hoped to reduce waits to five months, but not before this summer.

Because there are no annual limits on green cards for citizens' immediate relatives, there are no systemic backlogs. But initial approvals are centralized at the immigration agency in the United States. After that step, generally the longest, the visas must also pass through the State Department and foreign consulates. The law prohibits foreigners who want to become residents from entering as tourists while their documents are in process.
After Mr. Obama announced the deferral program, known as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, in 2012, he gave Citizenship and Immigration Services only two months to get it running. Agency officials scrambled. As of last week, 521,815 youths had received deferrals, with the agency handling more than 2,000 applications a day.
The agency drew rare praise from immigrants and advocates for the efficiency of the program, which is highly popular among Latinos. It has been widely regarded as a successful dress rehearsal for a larger legalization.
But soon after the deferrals were underway, Americans with green card applications felt the impact.
"You end up seeing a steep decline in approvals for people like me who followed the law," said Forrest Nabors, 47, a political science professor at the University of Alaska in Anchorage, who filed in July for a green card for his wife, Zdenka, who is Czech.
An immigration service center near Kansas City assigned to handle both the green card applications and many of the deferrals was rapidly overwhelmed, officials said. But although the agency is financed by fees and does not depend on congressional appropriations, no new employees were brought on at that center, because of "unanticipated hiring difficulties," officials said, without elaborating.
For some families, prolonged separations have been especially hard on children. Jessica Veltstra, 32, applied in March for a green card for her husband of eight years, Andre, 41, who is Dutch. But he is still in the Netherlands, and she is rooming with relatives in New Jersey, unable to make plans.
Their older daughter, who is 4, refuses to speak to her father on the phone in Dutch, her first language, and bursts out crying when she sees a photo of him.
"My husband has done nothing wrong," Ms. Veltstra said. "But they can do whatever they want because they have your spouse basically hostage."
Mr. Bachert was so certain he would see his family soon when he left Australia last summer that his children, both American citizens, did not go to the airport to see him off. He had little doubt his wife would qualify: They have been married for 17 years, and she had a green card once before, when Mr. Bachert, who works with electric utilities, had an earlier job in the United States. But the document expired, and she could not renew it when they were living in Australia.
Some lawyers urged Mrs. Bachert to come as a tourist to join her husband. After deliberating for two sleepless weeks, she said, she decided she would rather bide her time apart than lie to American customs officials about her intentions to remain in the United States.
Mr. Bachert, who will eventually work in upstate New York but is camped out in a temporary apartment near his company's headquarters in Hartford, said his lowest moment had been a frantic predawn phone call from his wife. Their son was in a hospital heading for emergency surgery after shattering his forearm and wrist in a bicycle fall. Two months later, Mr. Bachert shuddered to recall the episode, although his son's bones have healed. "No parent," he said, "should be separated from their family in periods such as that."
 
2014-02-10 01:36:07 PM  
President Barack Obama's 2012 unilateral legalization of 500,000 young illegal immigrants helped him win the 2012 election

It's always some nefarious shenanigans that lost the election, ain't it "conservatives?"  Not your lack of a decent candidate or any, you know, message beyond "Fartbongo BAAAAAAAAAD!!1!"

Why change now,,,after all, your conspiratorial whining has been SOOOO successful, right?
 
2014-02-10 01:49:50 PM  
Christ on a bicycle - didn't we already have this thread once today?
 
2014-02-10 01:52:01 PM  
No click for Daily Caller until Neil Munro is found dead, hanging from a bowtie that is wrapped around Tucker Carlson's ballsack.
 
2014-02-10 01:52:27 PM  
*shrug*

He told you farks he wasn't going to wait around.
 
2014-02-10 01:52:37 PM  

Angela Lansbury's Merkin: Article Summary:


"You're not succeeding in the thing we've been impeding, therefore Dumbstruck N*gger With No Place at this Table."

Yelling about a chess move has been working out so well for those checkers players on the Hill.
 
2014-02-10 01:52:54 PM  
Rep. Jim Bridenstine:  I do solemnly swear that I will faithfully execute the President of the United States.
 
2014-02-10 01:52:57 PM  

BMulligan: Christ on a bicycle - didn't we already have this thread once today?


Apparently Daily Caller just paid their tab.
 
2014-02-10 01:53:09 PM  
My favorite part of the article was the Republican jobs bill.
 
2014-02-10 01:53:12 PM  
Go fark yourselves
 
2014-02-10 01:53:27 PM  

BMulligan: Christ on a bicycle - didn't we already have this thread once today?


It's freeper day on Fark.
 
2014-02-10 01:54:21 PM  

Lionel Mandrake: President Barack Obama's 2012 unilateral legalization of 500,000 young illegal immigrants helped him win the 2012 election

It's always some nefarious shenanigans that lost the election, ain't it "conservatives?"  Not your lack of a decent candidate or any, you know, message beyond "Fartbongo BAAAAAAAAAD!!1!"

Why change now,,,after all, your conspiratorial whining has been SOOOO successful, right?


The only reason their conspiratorial whining hasn't been successful is because of the vast media, social, intellectual, economic, and humanitarian conspiracy against them.  Take that away and they'd win every time.
 
2014-02-10 01:54:25 PM  

Lionel Mandrake: President Barack Obama's 2012 unilateral legalization of 500,000 young illegal immigrants helped him win the 2012 election

It's always some nefarious shenanigans that lost the election, ain't it "conservatives?"  Not your lack of a decent candidate or any, you know, message beyond "Fartbongo BAAAAAAAAAD!!1!"

Why change now,,,after all, your conspiratorial whining has been SOOOO successful, right?


Republicans: The Party of "It was the LIBRULS FAULT!"
 
2014-02-10 01:54:26 PM  
On Meet the Press, Schumer called Boehner's bluff with this simple suggestion: "There's a simple solution: Let's enact the law this year but simply not let it actually start until 2017, after President Obama's term is over."
 
2014-02-10 01:55:01 PM  

Rann Xerox: No click for Daily Caller until Neil Munro is found dead, hanging from a bowtie that is wrapped around Tucker Carlson's ballsack.


His ballsack?  Can he handle that much torque?
 
2014-02-10 01:55:23 PM  
Clickbait aside, it does suck that legal immigrants who jumped through the hoops are having their paperwork delayed thanks to illegal immigrants. Back of the line like everyone else for you, illegal citizen!
 
2014-02-10 01:55:37 PM  

unlikely: BMulligan: Christ on a bicycle - didn't we already have this thread once today?

It's freeper day on Fark.


I prefer to call this one "Moron Monday". Not to be confused with "Teabagger Tuesday", "Wingnut Wednesday", or "Freeper Friday", of course.
 
2014-02-10 01:56:45 PM  
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BMulligan: Christ on a bicycle - didn't we already have this thread once today?


And we'll KEEP having it, until all you Lib-U-Lardos see the light!
 
2014-02-10 01:57:05 PM  

BMulligan: Christ on a bicycle - didn't we already have this thread once today?


I eagerly anticipate Farks latest brain dead alt to jump into this one.
 
2014-02-10 01:57:53 PM  

qorkfiend: unlikely: BMulligan: Christ on a bicycle - didn't we already have this thread once today?

It's freeper day on Fark.

I prefer to call this one "Moron Monday". Not to be confused with "Teabagger Tuesday", "Wingnut Wednesday", or "Freeper Friday", of course.


You forgot Thalidomide Thursday, Sycophant Saturday, and Sh*tballs This is Ridiculous Sunday.
 
2014-02-10 01:57:55 PM  
LAWLESS!!!!!

/drink!
 
2014-02-10 01:58:17 PM  

super_grass: Clickbait aside, it does suck that legal immigrants who jumped through the hoops are having their paperwork delayed thanks to illegal immigrants. Back of the line like everyone else for you, illegal citizen!


WTF are you talking about? I'm not seeing anything in the DREAM act about this. There's no section that says legal immigrants will be delayed.
 
2014-02-10 01:59:42 PM  
This is highly amusing to me because of how it's a right-leaning website mad at Obama for slowing the influx of immigrants into the country.
 
2014-02-10 01:59:47 PM  

cameroncrazy1984: super_grass: Clickbait aside, it does suck that legal immigrants who jumped through the hoops are having their paperwork delayed thanks to illegal immigrants. Back of the line like everyone else for you, illegal citizen!

WTF are you talking about? I'm not seeing anything in the DREAM act about this. There's no section that says legal immigrants will be delayed.


Don't engage it.
 
2014-02-10 01:59:51 PM  

Notabunny: Once again the Daily Caller misses the real story, which is that Obama's immigration policy is designed to kill Americans by "aiding and abetting terrorist activity and putting Americans at greater risk".

Has anyone noticed that you never see Obama and Satan together in the same room?


i.huffpost.com
 
2014-02-10 02:00:05 PM  
So, Obama is Neutral Good?.
 
2014-02-10 02:00:07 PM  
The scandal likely will be cited by advocates of immigration reform to show that Obama places his partisan calculations above his duty to implement the law, and above his inauguration oath, which says "I do solemnly swear that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States.

WTF am I reading?
 
2014-02-10 02:00:42 PM  
super_grass: ...their paperwork delayed thanks to illegal immigrants

You've got a hook in your mouth.  Maybe a sinker, too.
 
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