In case you were wondering what “quickly means” in the mind of President Obama allow me to give you a few recent (last 48 hrs) examples, you decide:
#1 ) The Senate was forced to vote on New Years Day, at 2:00am, for the “Fiscal Cliff Bill” exactly THREE, count them, 3 minutes after receiving it. That means they had exactly 1.16 seconds to read each of the 154 pork-loaded pages, and analyze the “budget score“. (Bill pdf)
#2) From the Golf Course, by Dictatorial Fiat, President Obama, through the Department of Homeland Security, granted immediate amnesty to current illegal aliens effective March 4th. [...] illegal immigrants who can demonstrate that time apart from an American spouse, child or parent would create “extreme hardship,” can start the application process for a legal visa without leaving the U.S. [...] The change is the latest move by the administration to use its executive powers to revise immigration procedures without Congress passing a law. PREVIOUSLY, In August, the Obama administration launched a program to halt the deportation of young people brought to the U.S. unlawfully as children.
So what exactly do you expect with his recent promise of “fundamental change” for gun ownership against the backdrop of a new promise to “move quickly”?….
“Something fundamental in America has to change,” said Obama, who visited on December 16 with families of victims of the Newtown, Connecticut, school shootings. (link)
The president said Sunday he will put forth a proposal next year to change firearm laws. [we now know he plans to have it completed by the end of January - his first month]
WASHINGTON DC - President Barack Obama will go for immigration reform and gun control this month, the White House tells the left-leaning Huffington Post. Obama’s actions will reportedly be done “quickly.”
“An Obama administration official said the president plans to push for immigration reform this January. The official, who spoke about legislative plans only on condition of anonymity, said that coming standoffs over deficit reduction are unlikely to drain momentum from other priorities. The White House plans to push forward quickly, not just on immigration reform but gun control laws as well,” reports the Huffington Post.
“The timeframe is likely to be cheered by Democrats and immigration reform advocates alike, who have privately expressed fears that Obama’s second term will be drowned out in seemingly unending showdowns between parties.” (continue reading)