Heard no fewer than three cable news reporters on three different networks suggest “something big” may be scheduled around Barack Obama’s return from vacation to the White House on August 17th. (The most recent being Fox News within the last hour) This speculation began HERE after a tip on the very same subject.
This was the headline here yesterday:
D.C. WHISPERS: Barack Obama Preparing Pardon Pen For Illegals August 17th?
Within this report was the following paragraph:
Earlier today we published a notice indicating the president would be returning from his Martha’s Vineyard vacation back to the White House on August 17th. He would then leave the White House to resume his vacation on August 19th.
A short time after posting that blog, I received a message indicating the White House inner circle has been contemplating for some time the administration’s options in performing something both “sweeping” and “comprehensive” that would energize the Democratic base and “form battle lines just prior to the Midterm Elections.” LINK
Initially my remarks regarding this information was to say “NO WAY” the administration would attempt something so potentially damaging to the Democratic Party mere weeks removed from the Midterm Elections, but now with media figures contemplating the August 17th date no more than 48 hours after being reported here, I have no choice but to push the idea into the “possible” category.
I will reiterate that if some form of mass amnesty and/or pardon plan is to be initiate by Executive Order on August 17th, it will be a direct attack upon the separation of powers and the entire constitutional foundation of the United States.
Perhaps that alone makes it worth the risk to those within the administration who would support such a move.
Some thought that would be the date the president would announce military action in Iraq. This morning we learned that action has already begun, thus taking that possibility off the August 17th speculative table.
For now we can only listen as an increasing number of media figures repeat the phrase “something big” is to take place August 17th, and hope either the administration changes its mind, or this speculation is proven wrong.
Start the countdown…
Posted by ulsterman
August 8, 2014