Voters respond to President Obama

By Tom Quiner

This week’s election was unusual.

Before the election, the President of the United States made it clear that he was going to sign an Executive Order and make a whole bunch of illegal aliens legal after the election.

Just like that, 4 million folks who snuck into our country may be eligible for various services funded by American taxpayers.

Honorable people can disagree on the merits of these immigration “reforms.” In fact, I am not unsympathetic. But this decision by the president to go around Congress was on the mind of most voters last Tuesday.

Interestingly, the vote repudiated President Obama’s policies pretty darn convincingly.

In light of the President’s threat warming admission before the election, it is worth revisiting Mr. Obama’s view on the subject just one year earlier:

“You don’t like a particular policy or a particular president? Then argue for your position. Go out there and win an election. Push to change it. But don’t break it. Don’t break what our predecessors spent over two centuries building. That’s not being faithful to what this country’s about.”

So the American people did exactly what he encouraged them to do: repudiate bad policy. Through their vote, they said: please don’t go around the Congress, Mr. President.

Nonetheless, Mr. Obama evidently plans to move ahead on his radical executive maneuver. He really never had any intention of listening to the voters.

The presidency is about him, not us. He’s okay with breaking what our predecessors built.