I got a head start on this story today about the President using executive orders to implement gun control. He is trampling out the vintage where the grapes of wrath are stored. Common sense is something we are not used to.
I enjoy New Yorker's Andy Borowitz take on it. By God, the President has the audacity to use his Constitutional power and knowledge of the law to tweak Republicans who are trying to deny benefits and social services to Americans that they have earned for the past 30 years.
Hey, who are out of line here? Let’s start with big mouth Rep. Steve Stockman (R-Texas) who wears a "kick me" sign on the back of his suit jacket. OK, let me kick you because you are grossly unqualified to be in Congress.
“He was homeless until he became a born again Christian. He worked as an accountant in the computer sales and lab researcher division of IBM.”
Born again must be an improvement in those parts.
Steve was not an accountant, he worked in the accounting department. He has no college degree. When Texans vote for people who are ill-equipped for public office and who fail to be the best qualified people they can find, the entire community deserves a kick in the pants.
"Mama always said, 'Stupid is as stupid does.'" Forrest Gump
“REPUBLICANS ACCUSE OBAMA OF USING POSITION AS PRESIDENT TO LEAD COUNTRY
Posted by Andy Borowitz
WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—Responding to reports that President Obama is considering signing as many as nineteen executive orders on gun control, Republicans in Congress unleashed a blistering attack on him today, accusing Mr. Obama of “cynically and systematically using his position as President to lead the country.”
Spearheading the offensive was Rep. Steve Stockman (R-Texas), who charged the President with the “wanton exploitation of powers that are legally granted to him under the U.S. Constitution.”
Calling him the “Law Professor-in-Chief,” Rep. Stockman accused Mr. Obama of “manipulating a little-known section of the Constitution,” Article II, which outlines the power of the President.
“President Obama looks down the list of all of the powers that are legally his and he’s like a kid in a candy store,” Rep. Stockman said. “It’s nauseating.”
The Texas congressman said that if Mr. Obama persists in executing the office of the Presidency as defined by the Constitution, he could face “impeachment and/or deportation.”
Noting that the President has not yet signed the executive orders on gun control, Rep. Stockman said that he hoped his stern words would serve as a wake-up call to Mr. Obama: “Mr. President, there’s still time for you to get in line. But if you continue to fulfill the duties of President of the United States that are expressly permitted in the Constitution, you are playing with fire.”