Bill Kristol, the leading spokesman for the pro-war Neo-con faction of the Republican Party, applauded Barack Obama’s executive order which prevents illegal aliens from being deported from the United States. Kristol called it ‘the right thing to do,’ echoing Obama’s exact language, in a Fox News interview today. The Neo-cons have generally been far to the Left of the average Republican voter on social issues but have exercised a disproportionate influence on the party due to their media power. Kristol is quoted by Think Progress as saying:
I think its a sensible policy. I think it would be much better if that were the law of the land, and I think the president’s pushing the edges of prosecutorial discretion in saying we’re not going to enforce a law in order to leave these people in the country. But I think it’s the right thing to do, actually.