Dick Morris: Obama Setting Up 'Executive Action Dictatorship'

Tuesday, 19 Aug 2014 01:13 PM

By Melissa Clyne

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President Barack Obama has abandoned Congress in lieu of an "executive action dictatorship" that he is setting up, political analyst Dick Morris told Newsmax TV on Tuesday.

The president has "stopped even thinking about passing a legislative program," Morris said on "America’s Forum."

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"We need to see what this new crop of executive orders comes out in September. I agree that the president has the authority to say we’re going to deport this person, but not this person because this person committed a crime and this one didn’t, but he does not have the power to say this person is here illegally and I’m going to let him stay and give him a work permit that permits him to work and guarantees he won’t ever be arrested. I don’t think he has that power, and he’s really stretching executive power to its breaking point."

Obama is of little to no use to Senate Democrats, said Morris, adding that of the 10 seats in play in the November midterm elections, few of them —  including Iowa, Arkansas, Alaska, Montana, South Dakota, and West Virginia — have a sufficient number of minority voters to keep the GOP from retaking the majority.

"And his ratings in those states are very low because his base isn’t there, and Obama’s ratings are now all the way down to the absolute minimum of his political base, and it’s very limited what he can do in those states to help his allies get re-elected," said Morris.

He also weighed in on the indictment of Texas Gov. Rick Perry for alleged abuse of power as clearly a political move.

"On the record, it’s a banana republic. The idea that a governor cannot veto an appropriation to an agency is ridiculous, and the idea that he can’t demand that the agency head resign for moral turpitude is also ridiculous, and to say that he’s overusing his power is absurd. But there is something beneath here, and I’m puzzled about why it’s not been more front and center," Morris said, referring to the Cancer Research and Prevention Institute of Texas, which was set up by Perry with a $3 billion bond issue.

A board of Nobel laureates and scientists chosen to oversee the distribution of the funds resigned in protest after it surfaced that a lot of the money was given out to "political cronies" of the governor and of the lieutenant governor, Morris said.

The issue could be a liability for Perry should he choose to seek the presidency in 2016, Morris said, noting that immigration is going to be a key issue in the next election.

"You really have an issue here which really cuts in to the Democratic Party base because they really are getting it that bringing in illegal immigrants lowers their wage level," he said. "For example, the president is considering in September increasing the number of visas for high-tech immigrants who are coming into the U.S., and Cisco Systems just laid off 7,500 workers, and there’s a direct correlation between them coming in and Americans being kicked out."

The overall statistic that labor union members are beginning to absorb is that since the year 2000 the number of native-born Americans who are working has not increased. The number of foreign-born people in the United States — legal, illegal, citizen — has increased from about 25 million to almost 40 million.

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