George Will’s latest column is on the immigration bill and how it fits into the overall BO Presidential record (legacy? hopefully that word won’t be applied to any or all of BO’s 8 years). It’s a good – albeit, not terribly eloquent – summary of BO’s propensity for ignoring the law. Ignoring the law? Whatever do you mean? This:
[Obamacare] remains unpopular, and there are congressional elections in years divisible by two — not even the Obama administration can ignore that constitutional fact — so last Tuesday, the administration said this about the act’s mandate that in 2014, large employers provide expensive health-care coverage for their workers or pay a substantial penalty: Never mind.
(Which was posted on earlier.)
It’s also a good expose on the sausage factory that is DC. Here’s a relevant passage:
Never mind what maps say, the Senate says Nevada is a border state. So Majority Leader Harry Reid’s constituents, and those of Nevada’s Republican Sen. Dean Heller, who supported the bill, can feast on border-security pork.
There is nothing respectable about this business call politics (that is: controlling other people’s lives). Stop pretending otherwise.