GOP Outraged At Obama’s [X] Policy, Public Pretty Happy With All of Them

Republicans are reacting with outrage to a newly leaked White House proposal for immigration reform, a plan they characterize as too lenient.

The President’s draft proposal would essentially allow immigrants to wander across the border whenever they pleased, once they submit biometric information to the federal government, pass a criminal background check, apply for a visa, wait for four years after that and then re-apply for another visa, and then formalize the paperwork after four more years, assuming they’ve complied with all the formal legal requirements in the meantime. The President’s proposal would also increase security funding and require business owners to check the immigration status of new hires.

via GOP Outraged At Obama’s Lax Immigration Policy Of Deporting Most In History | The Daily Dolt.

And the poll data.

Half of Americans said President Barack Obama has the better approach to immigration reform than Republicans in Congress while pluralities gave him the nod on the federal budget deficit and gun policies, according to the inaugural USA Today/Pew Research Center pollreleased Thursday.

Fifty percent of those surveyed said they prefer Obama on immigration, while just 33 percent said the congressional GOP has a better approach to the issue. Obama claims a nearly identical edge over the likes of House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) on guns and the deficit.

On gun laws, 45 percent said Obama’s approach is better compared with 39 percent who said Republicans on Capitol Hill. The poll showed Obama with a 45 percent to 38 percent advantage over the GOP on the federal budget deficit. The widest disparity came on climate change, to which 47 percent said the President has the best approach while just a little more than a quarter of respondents said Republicans are better-suited to deal with the issue.

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Curious polling sidenote…USA Today has dropped Gallup (because they suck so bad) in favor of a non-partisan polling outfit.

First Lady Doing the First Lady Thing

“Mrs. Obama launched Let’s Move! on February 9, 2010 to unite the country around our kids’ health and create real support for families to live healthier lives,” reads an announcement from the Office of the First Lady. “Since then parents, business leaders, educators, elected officials, military leaders, chefs, physicians, athletes, childcare providers, community and faith leaders, and kids themselves have stepped up to improve the health of our nation’s children.”

“Thanks to these efforts … the national childhood obesity rate has leveled off, and even declined in some cities and states,” the statement says, marking the third anniversary of the first lady’s signature public health program.

via White House: First lady has reduced childhood obesity rates | The Daily Caller.

I’m one who’s always been pretty impressed with Michelle’s no bullshit approach to life.   Good to see she’s working on the one aspect of American Life that is probably the most corrosive/expensive part of our culture….eating until we burst/get diabetes.

It’s a Scandal If You Say It’s a Scandal Enough Times, right?

Republicans Make ‘Benghazi’ A Frequent Refrain : It’s All Politics : NPR The echo chamber has them all riled up again. And it will again next year as they reduce all the angst whiny old white men feel down to a single word like Solyndra or Benghazi…..words that have real meanings, but if you repeat them enough can be as filled with as much hate and fear as you can muster. Ask your local right wing Nutjob about those words to get a good example of the crazy I’m talking about.