Hide your lunch money. The DC Schoolyard bully Strikes again.
435 US House of Representative members including 234 Republicans were simultaneously given a fanny flossing by the POTUS last night.
The president, in one of the boldest moves yet, did an in-your-face to our sitting elected representatives, the likes of which have never been seen in our nation before. Picture a petulant child walking up to mom with a Mr. Microphone, calmly telling her to go shtump herself then drop the mic on the floor in a classic you-have-been-served moment. Though our Congress is not exactly saying “oh what a precious child,” they are enabling the president’s current action, and making future actions likely worse by not putting him over the knee and giving him the red bottom spanking he so desperately needs.
But it should somehow not surprise us that nothing will be done. Especially when our own state elected politicians hardly understand the scope of what this president has done to the constitution. The president has been recycling the parchment as toilet paper multiple times, yet even our AG’s response is weak as he responds:
“America must have a hopeful immigration policy, a policy of inclusion not exclusion. America’s door of opportunity must be open to new citizens. The door to America’s unique experiment of freedom and enterprise must be open and welcoming to new Americans.
However, President Obama seems to be more interested in gamesmanship and litigation than working on bipartisan solutions to immigration reform. By ignoring Congress and stretching Executive Orders beyond Constitutional limits, President Obama is clearly playing politics instead of providing lawful solutions to immigration challenges. The result is gridlock and lawsuits, just what the American people voted against in 2014″
This ain’t “politics” bubba.
This is an outright gauntlet thrown down. This is the gloves pulled off, slapped face, pee-in-your-cheerios, challenge to a duel.
This president knows who he is dealing with. Frankly, if the results of the last four years is any indication of future performance, our congress will fold and capitulate. They will lower their heads in shame and hope he goes away soon. Drama just like on TV!
A recent scene in Fox’s TV series “Gotham,” finds the hero (and future commissioner) Jim Gordon facing down with a really bad dude Victor Zsasz. Zsasz is a guy who cuts a hash mark on his skin after each kill, and his entry into the scene find’s him standing amidst dozens of police officers in the station on top of a desk calling Gordon out. This after he advises all the police to leave, and all of them cowardly slither away leaving the hero to face his fate.
Yeah, its like that. Our ‘hero’ is the constitution. However, it does us little good lining a birdcage, or being a presidential bum scrubber. It will have a hard time protecting any of us if it isn’t supported by “relentless positive action” on its behalf. It requires that bad acts, being contradictory to it, are met with the prejudice of consequence.
Yet from the speaker of the house?:
“The American people want both parties to focus on solving problems together; they don’t support unilateral action from a president who is more interested in partisan politics than working with the people’s elected representatives. That is not how American democracy works. Not long ago, President Obama said the unilateral action he just announced was ‘not an option’ and claimed he’d already ‘done everything that I can on my own.’ He said it would lead to a ‘surge in more illegal immigration.’ He said he was ‘not a king’ and ‘not the emperor’ and that he was ‘bound by the Constitution.’ He said an action like this would exceed his authority and be ‘difficult to justify legally.’ He may have changed his position, but that doesn’t change the Constitution.
“By ignoring the will of the American people, President Obama has cemented his legacy of lawlessness and squandered what little credibility he had left. His ‘my way or the highway’ approach makes it harder to build the trust with the American people that is necessary to get things done on behalf of the country. Republicans are left with the serious responsibility of upholding our oath of office. We will not shrink from this duty, because our allegiance lies with the American people. We will listen to them, work with our members, and protect the Constitution.”
What a mealy mouthed way of saying the president is breaking the law.
And its not about “Democracy,” Mr Speaker. Its about the law of the land. Even if the American people wanted the president to break the law it is still breaking the law. So in saying that you “will not shrink from this duty,” shall we expect the impeachment proceedings to begin today?
And Johnny? That is certainly a funny walk you have there.
It's interesting that you bring up that piss-poor excuse of a conservative, John Boehner.
Another post of his that I found on the link above had this nice little ditty.
The House votes on this SIX MONTHS AGO and is only now walking it down the street to the local courthouse?
It's Washington, D.C. people.
You can WALK to everything there!
If you are too lazy, call a cab or take the Metro.
OABTW, I've yet to find anyone around the Dayton-Area who voted for this schemp.