Washington Post: Say, What If A President Cruz Followed Obama’s Executive Actions Lead?

The Washington Post Editorial Board makes a salient point

In Mr. Obama’s own words, acting alone is ‘not how our democracy functions’

DEMOCRATS URGING President Obama to “go big” in his executive order on immigration might pause to consider the following scenario:

It is 2017. Newly elected President Ted Cruz (R) insists he has won a mandate to repeal Obamacare. The Senate, narrowly back in Democratic hands, disagrees. Mr. Cruz instructs the Internal Revenue Service not to collect a fine from anyone who opts out of the individual mandate to buy health insurance, thereby neutering a key element of the program. It is a matter of prosecutorial discretion, Mr. Cruz explains; tax cheats are defrauding the government of billions, and he wants the IRS to concentrate on them. Of course, he is willing to modify his order as soon as Congress agrees to fix what he considers a “broken” health system.

That is not a perfect analogy to Mr. Obama’s proposed action on immigration. But it captures the unilateral spirit that Mr. Obama seems to have embraced since Republicans swept to victory in the midterm elections. He is vowing to go it alone on immigration. On Iran, he is reportedly designing an agreement that he need not bring to Congress. He already has gone that route on climate change with China.

Certainly, the Washington Post has been mostly a cheerleader for Obama and his lawless and barely lawless executive actions, actions that 100% blow off the point of our Constitution. That said, what they are doing is noting that what is good for the goose is good for the gander. They’re thinking ahead, because at some point a Republican will be elected president, and they could simply say “hey, you Democrats approved when Obama did it. Why are you complaining now?”

Of course, we all know that Democrats are hypocritical, and the minute a President Cruz or any other Republican did the same as Obama the liberal media would go Barking Moonbat Level 10.

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6 Responses to “Washington Post: Say, What If A President Cruz Followed Obama’s Executive Actions Lead?”

  1. Timmer says:

    Cut and Paste. We need Cruz or another to take office in 2016. Then take Obama’s Executive Orders word for word. But, cut and paste the names of Progressive beneficiaries and put in the name of Conservative beneficiaries.
    Cut and Paste.

  2. Stosh says:

    “President Ted Cruz (R)” stop it, you’re just trying to make me feel better with all the bad new emanating from D.C.

  3. Jeffery says:

    I’m quite certain President Cruz would issue plenty of executive orders!

    But since he is less American than Barack Obama, is he even eligible to run?

  4. Hank_M says:

    Too funny, Jeffery is a birther.

  5. Jeffery says:

    Too funny, Jeffery is a birther.

    Nah, just wondering if the cognitive dissonance that is diagnostic of far-right wingnuttia allows you to see the parallel.

  6. According to Politifact Cruz is most likely eligible. There’s quite a bit of confusion on the issue of “natural born”.

    However, some laws could mean he isn’t, since he was born in Canada. McCain was, since he was born in the Panama Canal Zone, which law grants natural born status.

    Regardless, that’s not the point, Jeff.

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