On Thursday’s edition of the O’Reilly Factor Fox News host Bill O’Reilly declared that President Obama was “Declaring war on the Republican Party” with his decision to handle the illegal immigration issue on his own.
“President Obama is declaring war on the Republican Party… All of this [is] terrible for the country and Mr. Obama has to know that, but he doesn’t seem to care… If the new Congress didn’t come up with a workable immigration plan, then the president could justify his executive order, at least as a last resort,” he said. “It’s impossible to justify it now.”
O’Reilly argues that the new Congress should have an opportunity to work on a solution before the President gets involved – especially since both Houses of Congress are now led by the Republican Party. There is no doubt that the House and Senate could come up with a plan that both chambers agree on, however, it is very likely that such a plan would not make the President or his liberal base very happy. Which is likely why he is moving forward with his own plan now… it’s all about POLITICS.