Republicans have coined themselves the “party of family values” to win over gullible voters for ages. This is, of course, complete and utter garbage because every time they have the opportunity to do something to help American families they end up screwing us without even buying us dinner first.
The latest example of how much the GOP hates families comes from Texas where U.S. District Court Judge Andrew Hanen, a Bush appointee, has issued an injunction against President Obama’s immigration executive orders. The injuction prevents immigrants from applying for protection until a lawsuit against Obama works its way through the court.
The lawsuit was filed in December by Teapublicans in 26 states who claim that Obama’s actions are unconstitutional.
It is unclear how Republicans can determine the constitutionality of these orders when they never read past the Second Amendment, but they are trying.
In his ruling Hanen said that without the injuction, states would “suffer irreparable harm in this case.” He also said that, “the genie would be impossible to put back into the bottle,” and giving deportation protection to millions of people is a “virtually irreversible” action.
Well duh!! That’s the point! The sole purpose of Obama’s orders were to keep families (like mine) together and now, because of this judge, that is being ripped away.
White House press secretary Josh Earnest fired back at the ruling in a statement:
The Supreme Court and Congress have made clear that the federal government can set priorities in enforcing our immigration laws — which is exactly what the President did when he announced commonsense policies to help fix our broken immigration system. [Source]
This is because President Obama actually wants to keep families together. He’s not caving to xenophobia and hate.
Republicans, like the ones in the 26 states who filed this asinine lawsuit, pander to their hate filled, fear mongering, racist base and this “judge” is helping them further their cause.
Thanks Republicans! I’ll remember this when I hit the polls in 2016 and I’ll make sure everyone else I know remembers it too.