Welcome to the Imperial Presidency

And no, sadly, not the Imperial presidency of His Imperial Majesty, Misha I, but that of His Colossal Ineptitude, princess Obola I.

So Empress Obola, safe in her knowledge that nothing would happen if she did so (nothing ever happened on the umpty-million times she took a piss on the Constitution and ruled by fiat in the past, after all), made good on her threat of ruling by decree if she couldn’t have her way.

Presumably she’s doing it for the “two thirds what didn’t vote”, whom she assumes would all have voted for her.

Short aside: That reminds us an awful lot of something we saw rather a lot of back in the wild days of flame wars on UseNet (if you remember that, you’re as old as we are): Somebody would be getting his arse handed to him on a regular basis and would then, in a final act of desperation, resort to using as an argument that “all of the many people who never post email me to state that they support me!”

We called that pathetic tactic “the lurkers support me in email” and it was an automatic SPNAK!!!1!!!, which was UseNet-speak for “you did not merely lose, you are now the laughing stock of all who might read anything you ever typed or will type.”

How utterly fitting that a useless twit and narcissistic psychopath like Obola should resort to that, but we digress…

Anyway, it is what it is. The Constitution has, once again, been thrown under the bus and, once again, not a damn thing will be done about it by those in a position to actually do something.

Oh sure, Twitch Ocockless and Weepy Boner will verily beat their scrawny chests and many a threat of dire consequences will issue forth from their drooling, aging maws, but that will be the sum of it. No actual actions will ensue, any more than any actual actions ensued on the three million previous occasions on which they did threaten most unequivocally, only to default back to “there’s nothing we can do for the time being, we simply do not have the power, but we promise we’ll do something after the NEXT election, so keep voting for us!”

Why would they change now?

For four years they’ve sat on the purse strings, four interminably long (at least under the current regime) years they’ve had the unilateral power to kill any and all of Obola’s illegal power grabs and destructive decrees, ANY AND ALL OF THEM, yet all we’ve got is threats to do something. Maybe. After the Wondrous Election of Next Tuesday™, because right now they can do fuck all, so quit being so unrealistic and “fundamentally unserious” as to expect them to use the mandate given unto them by a populace that has had more than enough.

We mean, for pity’s sakes, they’ve already surrendered the weapon of shutdown before the fight has STARTED. What more do you need to understand that the RINOs don’t give a flying fuck if you and your families starve in the cold when your jobs go to unskilled foreign “dreamers”? A power point presentation? Billboards? Seriosly, we’re curious.

They, the Repugnicans, have even less than zero reasons to do anything about this Imperial import of millions of underpaid workers. They do, however, have plenty of reasons to welcome them, since their corporate backers would love a massive influx of slave labor. And the Progressive Socialists (formerly the Democrats) would love a massive influx of guaranteed Prozi voters, so the ruling party, both wings of it, are as happy as bloated, corrupt swine in sunshine.

More importantly, from the Repugnicans’ point of view, they now have a tailor-made campaigning platform they can work for the next two years. “Vote for us and we’ll end this nonsense!” And all the while they can blame it on the other side since it was, after all, their Ear Leader who enacted it. Nevermind that they did nothing and will do nothing to stop him. Just wait! NEXT time it will be different! THEN they’ll Do Something™.

Nope, the Quisling Party won’t do a thing that might endanger the most valuable plank in their campaign platform, rest assured that they won’t.

And then, even if they win in ’16, they still won’t do anything. By then two years will have passed and then the tune will change to “we simply can’t deport millions of innocent people who’ve worked hard and paid taxes to this country for two whole years in good faith that they might be allowed to stay.”

You can bet on it.

So what to do?

One could always lean back and wait for the inevitable when Other People’s Money™ run out and the Gods of the Copybook Headings return, but we wouldn’t suggest that as a strategy. That’s what’s going to happen anyways, no effort required, and we owe it to our children and grandchildren, not to mention the ghosts of our ancestors, to do something indicating a will to stop it, rather than resigned acceptance of defeat, because that, dear readers, is as un-American as it gets.

We can’t offer much hope of success, but that matters not. What matters is that we might at least be able to say that we tried, even if the worst should happen and we find ourselves reaching for the last box. Particularly if that happens. Because that won’t be pretty.

Most of all, we need to continue doing what we’re doing. Speak out whenever given half a chance. Do not be intimidated by the corrupt regime in the swamp of DC, and when they lash out, strike back twice as hard. Not at a time of their choosing, mind you, it’s better to fall back meekly while you plan your revenge when they least expect it or you’re handing the battle to them right up front, which is just what they hope that you’ll do.

And even more importantly, keep replacing RINOs with conservatives. Start at the bottom, because that is the bench from which future candidates are picked, but be not afraid to primary the shit out of incumbents either. And, and this is controversial, but we really don’t care. How well has not doing so worked out for us so far? Vote for the opponent if a RINO wins the primary. Not in all cases, but in some cases it is clearly better to lose a seat than to keep it warmed by a traitor.

Now that Weepy Boner has made it abundantly clear that Obola need fear nothing from the GOP majority in the House, even before the first battle has been fought, NOW how do you feel about our pre-election suggestion that voters of Ohio should vote for his Progressive Socialist opponent?

If the Prozi had won, it would have hurt the GOP majority not one little bit to lose one seat, but the House WOULD have been rid of the most spineless, supine, submissively urinating turd “leader” they’ve had in recent memory, and they would have had to pick another one who couldn’t possibly have been any worse.

Doesn’t sound so stupid now, does it?

As to McCockless, one might say that the same holds true for him now that we know enough about the final tally that one less seat wouldn’t cost the GOP the majority, but that’s hindsight and we won’t sink as low as to use that. Before the election it was very much a close thing and “one seat more or less” was indeed VERY important, so unseating him in the general election would have been a crazy gamble.

But the House majority was never in doubt. Never. Not at any point.

So that’s what we have to say. Keep on keeping on, don’t expect the GOP to find its nut because they have no intentions of nor motivation to do such a thing, but still keep on regardless.

If it turns out to be for naught, then we’re no worse off than we were before and we can at least tell our descendants that we tried all we could to avoid the bloody mess they’ll inherit.

LC and IB Silverdeth has more, and we do highly recommend it.

Thatisall.

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VonZorch Imperial Researcher
VonZorch Imperial Researcher

You covered every point I was going to make in comments so I got nothing.

VonZorch Imperial Researcher
VonZorch Imperial Researcher

except FIRST!!!!11!!!!! :em01:
And edit doesn’t work. :em08:

LC Xystus
LC Xystus

More importantly, from the Repugnicans’ point of view, they now have a tailor-made campaigning platform they can work for the next two years. “Vote for us and we’ll end this nonsense!” Hardly. Within two months they will control both houses, & that excuse will be obsolete. Then, if the GOP flounders, I’d expect someone else to take their place, perhaps… Read more »

That’s what’s going to happen anyways, no effort required, and we owe it to our children and grandchildren, not to mention the ghosts of our ancestors, to do something indicating a will to stop it, But the American right is so good at doing nothing. Exerting no effort is what we do best, followed closely by attacking anyone on our… Read more »

LC Xystus
LC Xystus

It’ll just be changed from “can’t do anything with only one half of one third of government” to “can’t do anything with the president able to veto all that we do.” They may say that, maybe, after they’ve repeatedly tried overriding those vetoes (perhaps with help from disaffected Dems, who might actually come out of the woodwork in the near… Read more »

Terrapod
Terrapod

Yannow, this has got me thinking ( which is a dangerous thing ofttimes) that perhaps now is the right time to sit down and once a week and on clockwork schedule, pen a letter to my linguini spine “R” senate critter, with copy to my representatives (who have marginally more spine), selecting one topic of dire consequence each week, and… Read more »

LC FX Phillips
LC FX Phillips

Obama has put the finishing touches on an executive coup d’main to the thunderous applause of the army of invaders he and his party(and all their sycophants, paid liars and toadies) have made common cause with in their war on the American citizen. The fact that the RINO establishment will still not come out and call this what it is… Read more »

LC_Salgak
LC_Salgak

My view ? It’s a race between which comes first: the Collapse or the Fourth Box. I know I won’t see the far side of it, but I look forward to quite the honor guard of bastards on the way to my Final Destination. . .

VAconservative
VAconservative

Terrapod @ #:

It’s $0.49 now. But don’t even need the $0.49 as most have an online/email method of communication.

LC Old Dog
LC Old Dog

The only thing that McCockless and No-Boner are going to fight against is the presence of actual Conservatives in their respective bodies. The one thing that they could do to stop this bullshit the votes frankly do not exist to accomplish. With the ability to point to the lack of 67 votes in the Senate that will be their excuse… Read more »

irish19
irish19

It’ll just be changed from “can’t do anything with only one half of one third of government” to “can’t do anything with the president able to veto all that we do.” Just wait and see.

You’re almost certainly right on this. Trying to actually do something might get them uninvited to all the cool parties.

VonZorch Imperial Researcher
VonZorch Imperial Researcher

LC Xystus says:

As your avatar said long ago, “I find your lack of faith disturbing.” Hard to believe Darth Misha has no idea of the power of the Right Side!

You are confusing the Repugnant wing of the Amerikan Statist Partei with the Right Side.

LC Xystus
LC Xystus

VAconservative @10. It’s $0.49 now. But don’t even need the $0.49 as most have an online/email method of communication. Problem: emails, if not letters too, go through the filter of the ubiquitous Congressional aides, who can control what our reps see. I have, however, seen the claim that faxes are more likely to get through. VonZorch Imperial Researcher growls and… Read more »

Azygos
Azygos

As I see it what is happening is not illegal alien/immigration but colonization of the USA by Government assistance. Anyone who speaks out against illegals is immediately labeled RACIST even though there is no such thing as a hispanic “Race.” I listen to a smattering of talk radio, mostly supposedly right leaning and some left leaning stuff. In the whole… Read more »

LC SecondMouse
LC SecondMouse

Party politics in D.C. has devolved to a very expensive and destructive game of capture the flag, with the flag being the White House and the resources it controls through the obscenely bloated and gargantuan federal bureaucracy. The organized parties haven’t given a crap about the citizens of this country for decades, except as far as they provide revenue, an… Read more »

Azygos
Azygos

SecondMouse, I have to disagree with you. Working within the current GOP/Democrat system will accomplish bumpkins. The GOP and Democrats are one and the same party just as a buttocks is composed of two halves.. Two halves and one asshole. As an example I give you Shickle Gruber. No not that one, the one that designed Obamacare. As I see… Read more »

LC SecondMouse
LC SecondMouse

Library Czar @ #18: I don’t have high expectations for the scenarios I was speculating on, but I believe them to be at least possible, if unlikely. I have watched Cruz force the GOP to change tactics a few times, and I believe he feels vindicated by the midterm results (I have not met him, but know some of his… Read more »

Azygos
Azygos

SecondMouse, I agree the states have much more liberty to seek alternative methods for social programs. Mediscare, Medicaid et al… are all unconstitutional in my way of thinking. What bothered me most about Romneycare was that the same guy set up both Romneycare and Obamacare. The GOP big Whigs KNEW THAT HE WAS SETTING UP OBAMACARE. Even after the GOP… Read more »

Azygos
Azygos

Boner

Nuff said

LCBren
LCBren

Impeach the bastard.

LC Sir Clambake, Imperial Black Ops Technician, K.o.E.
LC Sir Clambake, Imperial Black Ops Technician, K.o.E.

LCBrendan says:

Impeach the bastard.

Impeachment would imply eligibility. Arrest, try for your choice of fraud or espionage, hang or shoot.

Special Ed
Special Ed

hang or shoot.

or“?

VonZorch Imperial Researcher
VonZorch Imperial Researcher

LC Sir Clambake, Imperial Black Ops Technician, K.o.E. says:

hang or shoot

Call me old fashioned but I prefer hung, drawn and quartered.

LC Sir Clambake, Imperial Black Ops Technician, K.o.E.
LC Sir Clambake, Imperial Black Ops Technician, K.o.E.

VonZorch Imperial Researcher says:

Call me old fashioned but I prefer hung, drawn and quartered.

I can support that concept.

Terrapod
Terrapod

@VAconservative – sorry, my mind may have been on something other with .44 in the descriptor. Have been away from the motherland for a couple of weeks, just now catching up. Fax is indeed next best to snail mail, as someone pointed out, emails generally get dumped without being read or in my case, get a robo-reply with generic platitudes… Read more »