Here are the 7 worst conservative reactions to Obama's immigration announcement


Published November 21, 2014 5:11PM (EST)

Rush Limbaugh                      (AP/J. Scott Applewhite)
Rush Limbaugh (AP/J. Scott Applewhite)

On Thursday evening, President Barack Obama announced his immigration reform plan which will be enacted by executive action. Essentially, Obama's plan entails tightening up the border, deporting criminals and establishing background checks for undocumented immigrants and forcing them to pay taxes.

"Mass amnesty would be unfair. Mass deportation would be both impossible and contrary to our character," Obama said in his address. "What I'm describing is accountability--a commonsense, middle ground approach: If you meet the criteria, you can come out of the shadows and get right with the law. If you're a criminal, you'll be deported. If you plan to enter the U.S. illegally, your chances of getting caught and sent back just went up."

Republicans were not pleased. Here's who had the worst reactions:

1. Fox's "The Five" host Eric Bolling

"Can I be a little conspiracy theorist for a minute here? He's gonna do it because he promised his base he was gonna do it, so he's gotta get it done. That would mean that he's gotta get it done by the end of the year. Well there are about six weeks left before the end of the year, right? Why now? What's coming down the pike very soon? Within hours, maybe days?... Ferguson. So, he does this, we all go, 'Oh my gosh, he just did this.' And then something happens in Ferguson, and we all go, 'Uh oh, forget the amnesty thing, let's go see what's going on in Ferguson.'"


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2. Fox host Todd Starnes

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3. Ben Shapiro, founder of TruthRevolt

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4. Rush Limbaugh, conservative clown

"Everybody knows that what's going to happen tonight is unconstitutional. It's like we're going to put the constitution on a wall and Obama is gonna start shooting a BB gun at it."

5. Laura Ingraham, radio host and author

"At what point do we roll back this home-grown tyranny?"


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6. Gov. Mike Huckabee

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7. Matthew Vadum, author and journalist

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