Cathy Burke for Newsmax:
President Barack Obama’s vow to go-it-alone on immigration reform can be far-reaching: His 2012 executive action to defer some deportations has already given “temporary reprieve” to 550,000 illegal immigrants, Bloomberg reports.
But politics may ultimately rein him in.
“As a legal matter, his discretion is really broad,” UCLA law professor Hiroshi Motomura told Bloomberg Monday. “As a political matter, I think it’s much more constrained.”
The popular opposition to President Obama on this one is high and rising — and rising amongst Democrats and independents; Republicans were already against him.
So the conspiracy theorist’s view of his choice here is whether he’s willing to deal a blow to his party in order to deal a blow to his country.