The return of President Obama – the “Healer in Chief”?

Posted by: ST on July 1, 2014 at 9:37 am
Newsweek's Obama cover

‘Second Coming’? I don’t think so.

Not this garbage again:

Rep. Luis Gutierrez said Tuesday that President Barack Obama has the power to “heal” undocumented immigrants.

“If [Republicans] want to come back and discuss [reform], fine,” the Illinois Democrat said on MSNBC. “But in the interim period, I believe the president of the United States has already in statute, in the law, the ability to heal and put in a safe harbor millions of undocumented immigrants while the Congress of the United States finally decides it’s going to take action.”

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Gutierrez said he does not have much optimism when it comes to comprehensive reform coming out of Congress. Instead, he said that he hopes the steps from Obama will start to get the ball rolling on immigration policies.

“Just as Republicans have said, ‘No, no, no,’ I expect the president to be broad, expansive and generous in the use of his prosecutorial discretion,” Gutierrez said.

Let’s clear up the confusion on this – again. Politicians are not “healers”, they are not “saviors”, they are not “the next coming of Jesus Christ” – nothing even remotely close.   They don’t “heal” anyone – they legislate, they govern.  They are human beings who were elected to serve at various levels of government by a majority of the people in their counties, cities, districts, states, etc.  They are all fallible, with some sincerely entering into the political arena to make a difference, while others in the same field often partake in activities that most would consider corrupt.  These people should not be viewed any differently than you or I should be – that is, they shouldn’t be put on pedestals to idolize and worship.  That goes double for the President of the United States, no matter who he or she may be.

Any questions?

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  1. Phineas says:

    I expect the president to be broad, expansive and generous in the use of his prosecutorial discretion,” Gutierrez said.

    That needs translation:

    “I expect the president to massively misuse and abuse his powers of prosecutorial discretion to effectively repeal laws that Congress has declined to act on, thus usurping the legislature’s constitutional authority.”

    Just in case anyone misunderstood Luis.

  2. ST says:

    Sounds about right, Phineas!

  3. Drew the Infidel says:

    If anyone were stupid enough to refer to this jackwad as the “new Messiah” that only indicates that they did not have much use for the old one.

    He puts on his mom jeans one leg at a time.