MyWay news caught an underreported story out of Oregon:
Even as Oregon voters were legalizing recreational marijuana and expanding Democratic majorities in state government, they decided by a margin of 66-34 to cancel a new state law that would have provided driver’s licenses to people who are in the United States illegally.
Obama is considering acting on his own, as early as this week, to possibly shield from deportation up to 5 million immigrants now living illegally in the country. Some Republicans in Congress are threatening a government shutdown if the president follows through.
“The Oregon measure tells you these measures are not easy or simple,” said Muzaffar Chishti of the Migration Policy Institute. “The political cost may be significant, even in blue states.”
It may well be that the only reason President Obama hasn’t pushed through “executive amnesty” yet is the very real pushback he and his party are already feeling, even in places like Oregon. And if you’re wondering why I put “executive amnesty” in scare quotes, it’s because there’s nothing “executive” about it — it’s the White House stomping on the Congress, in a way the Founders would have called tyranny.
But where’s the GOP pushback, the one we can see and here out here in the sticks? It’s one thing for John Boehner and Mitch McConnell to threaten some sort of Congressional action — which Obama obviously doesn’t fear — but it’s another to wage an active campaign for the hearts and minds and votes of those who would be most hurt tyrannical amnesty.