Saturday, January 28, 2017

Executive Powers, Then And Now

You can file this under "IOKIYAR:"
For the past eight years, Republicans skewered President Obama as an "emperor" who acted outside of his "legal authority" for the executive orders he issued from the Oval Office. Now, they are cheering President Donald Trump as he issues a raft of his own. 
Trump has signed a dozen executive orders in his first few days in office, tackling everything from rolling back the Affordable Care Act's mandate to beginning construction on the Southern border wall to freezing federal hiring. Some Republicans cheered him on, while others, charged with overseeing and investigating executive oversight, have remained silent. 
The article quotes the "then" and "now" positions of some of the dimmest bulbs in the Republican chandelier, including Rep. Steve "Cantaloupe Calves" King (Tea Party- IA) and Sen. Ron "Small" Johnson (Plutocrat- WI).  Here's some more situational opining by dimbulb Reps. Mike "On The Ball" McCaul (Yahoo- TX) and Raul "Arf Arf" Labrador (Sovereign Citizen- ID).  You may remember that McCaul, chair of the Homeland Security Committee, was speculating about filing impeachment charges against Hillary Clinton ("assuming she wins") back in early November, so you can appreciate he's a man of consistently high moral standards and vision.

If a giant sieve was placed under the United States to collect only the basest, worst people, the remaining dregs would be the Republican Party.

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