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.