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This week, President Obama punk’d the GOP on immigration, leaving them caught between Latino voters and their wingnut base. And there’s not much they can do about it.

Thursday night, President Obama executed one of the most brilliant moves ever ignored by television networks.


With the wingnuts already outraged that the president didn’t immediately resign and mail Mitt Romney the keys to the White House after the midterm elections, President obviously decided to have some fun. He spent almost a week teasing that he would take some kind of executive action on immigration; an issue on which the wingnut base left the GOP exposed and vulnerable, with their worst rhetoric on immigration.


It’s actually a modest plan, but the beauty part is that Republicans can’t shut it down. Even better, conservatives worried that the president’s move was aimed making them look even crazier by driving their wingnut brethren to go new extremes.


Republicans can’t bow to tea party rage without alienating Latinos. The president’s move left the GOP stuck between the voters it still needs now, and the voters it will need in the future — in order to have a future. Ya gotta admit, it’s a pretty slick move.

Republicans fell right into the trap. President Obama’s move riled up the tea party base that Republicans have spent the last six years whipping into a state of permanent outrage.

Wingnuts ratcheted up the rhetoric.

Naturally, the president’s action on one “I word” led wingnuts to invoke their favorite “I word.”

The president’s move made it impossible for Republicans to stay silent. Sure enough, Republicans obliged.

With the obligatory freak-out over, Congress left early for Thanksgiving vacation. After all, there wasn’t much else they could do.

Here’s the rest of the best of the worst in wingnuttery this week:

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