Bulls are large stupid creatures and after being taunted into charging madly at a red cape usually end up being killed by the matador. The Republicans, in particular newly minted Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell who invoked that analogy need to be careful to not suffer a similar fate in the early days of their control of Congress. The GOP is furious that the lame duck President Barack Obama just fed them a giant shit taco without so much as a tequila chaser with his executive action granting amnesty to millions of illegal aliens and must not act out of anger. Two such overreactions would be another partial shutdown of the government and the impeachment of Obama over his early Christmas gift to illegals.
Hell, I am actually in favor of both of those things considering the general ‘usefulness’ of the government but it really is not a “shutdown” when the NSA Stasi and other police state agencies are not included. While some members of the GOP have talked about this it would be a half-measure and could easily backfire, especially if the entitlement checks late going out. Impeaching Obama would be well-deserved for any number of reasons above and beyond his unilateral action to pander to Hispanic voters choosing the wrong one could be disastrous. Keep in mind that after Bill “Slick Willie” Clinton has hauled before the Senate tribunal to talk about his hummers from the chubby little trollop Monica Lewinsky that Republicans suffered at the polls.
Republicans were unloading on Obama practically the moment that his teleprompter flickered off. A CNN story, “Republicans hammer legal case against Obama on immigration” reported that:
Across the right, high profile Republicans — including potential 2016 White House hopefuls — vented their rage at an executive branch they see as out of control and out of touch.
Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush called Obama’s action “ill-advised” and said it “undermines all efforts to forge a permanent solution to this crisis” that should come from Congress.
Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul said he “will not sit idly by and let the President bypass Congress and our Constitution.”
The GOP seemed to take little comfort in Obama’s explanation that his actions were in line with other actions past presidents had made.
“His actions are not only unconstitutional and in defiance of the American people who said they did not want amnesty in the 2014 elections, but they are also unfair to every immigrant who has come to our nation legally,” Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas posted to his Facebook profile.
Much of the sound and fury is simply political posturing and jockeying for position for the 2016 primary season and the talk should stop now before Republicans make the critical mistake of getting baited into a two front war. The cunning Bill and Hillary Clinton and their crackerjack political machine are fine tuning their attack as Mrs. Clinton’s 2016 presidential bid gets closer to launching. If Republicans were smart they would immediately begin cranking out legislation come the next session of Congress and sell it to the American people. The window of opportunity is going to be short this time as the media will rapidly shift into campaign coverage mode.
A good start would be some form of reasonable immigration reform that stops short of amnesty, this will nullify the imminent cries of racism from Democrat candidates. Secondly, the dismantling of the gift to the parasitic insurance industry that is Obamacare and replacing it with something that works would be a a big win. The GOP shouldn’t underestimate the anger of millions of Americans who are facing huge rate increases thanks to this crony-capitalist abortion. If they are going to consider really going after Obama himself why not do so for his presiding over the unconstitutional mass domestic surveillance and data-mining programs of the NSA and other intelligence agencies? Rand Paul would seem to be the best to lead the charge.
The worst thing however would be to fall right into Barry’s hands by playing dumb politics. Speaker John Boehner is already using Obama’s executive action as a lame excuse to not work on any substantive legislation which would be a disaster. Despite their big win three weeks ago the GOP should be mindful that the spanking delivered to the Dems was more a rejection of Obama than a show of national love for Republicans. The voters saw fit to give them another chance and squandering that chance would be ill-advised. Congress has an approval rating somewhere between pedophilia and genital herpes for a reason but that is actually a good thing because there is plenty of room for improvement.
Time for Republicans to play smart, it is much easier to be an insurgent railing against a corrupt and entrenched power hungry narcissist like Obama. The wise thing would be to begin to deliver serious change to the American people now that they have the majority by laying the groundwork to retake the White House to spare us all the unspeakable horror of a Clinton restoration.