August 7, 2014

RON FOURNIER: The Case Against Obama’s Nuclear Option: Even if reform is needed and legal, endowing the presidency with new, unilateral powers is a dangerous precedent. “Obama’s party is partly responsible for this mess, because of the cynical choices made during his first two years in office to punt on reform, in part because the Democrats who ran Congress wanted to be able to portray the GOP as anti-minority in the 2010 elections. Obama denies culpability, but the record is clear, and almost any Democrat in Washington will concede, privately, that the president broke his promise to make immigration reform a top priority in 2009-10.”