“Limited Government” Republicans Want Obama to Crack Down on Marijuana
What are these Republican wastes-of-oxygen going to think up next? (Don't ask!)
When rightwing useful-idiot legislators are dumber than dirt and bored shitless, the legislative results speak for themselves. Sometime during Congress' umpteen million votes to repeal Obamacare, our illustrious leaders also found the time to pass the Enforce The Law Act of 2014 (HR 4138). The vote was 233 to 181, strictly along party lines I'm guessing.
The Enforce The Law Act of 2014 is basically a Republican tantrum over President Obama's use of executive orders (gee, no other president has ever done that) and the waivers and delays he's granted in the implementation of the Affordable Care Act (i.e. Obamacare). First they get their panties in a twist because Obamacare is too rigid and inflexible; then their panties twist again when Obama tries to flex with some of their demands.
Another reason for the GOP's mass hissy-fit is that the Obama Administration has chosen not to interfere with states' rights to legalize medical and/or recreational marijuana; and not to pursue federal mandatory minimum sentences for small-time drug offenders. I could've sworn “limited government” and “states' rights” were Republican slogans at one time. Oh well, you can't remind stupid people that they said something exactly the opposite yesterday; it just gets them more confused and riled up.
One of the sponsors of the Enforce The Law Act of 2014, Rep. Trey Gowdy (R—Guided by Voices) fumed:
“The Constitution gives Congress the responsibility to write the laws and the Executive to enforce them. We don’t pass suggestions. We don’t pass ideas. We pass laws. Regardless of our politics, I hope my colleagues have enough regard for our work to expect those laws would be faithfully executed.”
You've gotta love the part where he says “...I hope my colleagues have enough regard for our work...”
ROTFLMAO. What “work” would that be???
Anyway, not to worry. Harry Reid said this latest GOP masturbation exercise will be “dead on arrival” when it reaches the Senate. And in any case, Obama would veto the bill “because it violates the separation of powers.”