If I may summarize what brought us here:
- Pretty much everybody agrees that there is a legitimate moral and humanitarian crisis on the border.
- Obama asked Congress to do something.
- The House attempted to pass an immigration bill that everybody in the House knew would never pass the Senate, primarily in order to allow Republicans to have something to say when their constituents asked them why they were drawing a salary to dick around and be a national embarrassment.
- The Senate attempted to pass an immigration bill that everybody in the Senate knew would never pass the House, primarily in order to allow Democrats to have something to say when their constituents asked them why they were drawing a salary to dick around and be a national embarrassment.
- Both of these attempts failed. Neither chamber managed to pass even a waste of time face-saving bill.
- Republican leaders released a statement saying, “There are numerous steps the President can and should be taking right now, without the need for congressional action, to secure our borders and ensure these children are returned swiftly and safely to their countries.” In other words, “The President should do something because we’re totally defective.”
- Steve King—and doubtlessly a boatload of other Republicans—are now mad that Obama is acting without Congress.
Can somebody build me a browser extension that replaces the word “Congress” with “an unruly mob of children”? That way headlines will read, “Obama to circumvent an unruly mob of children on minimum wage for federal contractors.” Yes. I’m glad Obama gave a wide berth to those unruly children. One of the children could have been hurt. Or, “Obama introduces legislation to an unruly mob of children.” Well … it’s nice that he’s treating those children with dignity. But I won’t hold my breath that these unruly children will accomplish some sort of legislative purpose.
Bottom line? The branches of government are supposed to be coequal, not codependent.
Yep. Would someone please tend to the infants who have taken over the U.S. Capitol building. They’re going to need a change of diaper soon.
Mars is the only planet in the solar system solely inhabited by functioning robots.
I did not believe that there was any possible combination of English words that would make me NOT want a manned mission to Mars.
I was wrong.
Something for hominid to consider: do we really want to screw that up?