April 20, 2016

Bill O'Reilly had some strong words about President Obama's immigration reform and, in particular, focused on Justice Sonia Sotomayor. He explains that the Supreme Court cannot create laws, merely uphold or strike down existing laws.

O'Reilly hates the idea of extending citizenship to millions of undocumented immigrants, continuing the Republican hate speech that has gained massive traction after Trump's "let's build a wall" platform.

Some of his thoughts:

"By signing an executive order the president is changing federal immigration law, something that on paper only Congress has the power to do....Yesterday the Supreme Court heard arguments in the case."

Yes, the President did sign an order. And Texas, as well as 26 other states sued.

"Sadly, it is a foregone conclusion that the four liberal judges on the court will decide the issue based on their political beliefs, not what the Constitution says. This has been a pattern of behavior for decades."

Just like when the 5 conservative judges voted based on their beliefs before? Uh...pot calling the kettle black.

"The very liberal justice Sonia Sotomayor [said]: "Those nearly 11 million unauthorized aliens are here in the shadows. They are affecting the economy whether we want [them] to or not. The answer is if Congress really wanted them not to have economic impact, it would allot the amount of money necessary to deport them, but it hasn't."

While that may or may not be true, so what?

Justice Sotomayor is not supposed to be concerned with forging policy for this nation. She does not have oversight over what Congress should do.

Her job is to rule on established law, not create it."

How is expressing an observation "forging policy" exactly? Justice Sotomayor's statements were based in reality and posed a logical question regarding the impact of the undocumented immigrants in the United States. This is a reality, not a fantasy. Until the GOP accepts that we must have a plan that involves more than threats of massive deportation or making Mexico pay billions to build a 30 foot wall, we won't move forward.

Stop whining, O'Reilly.

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