With Boner and the guys caving to the Bamster's amnesty, then the Bamster surrendering to Cuba there wasn't too much heroic happening around the Capitol this week. That being said, there were a couple of guys that stood up and just said "NO!". These guys:
They made it as painful as possible for Harry Reid to get the latest TRILLION dollar CR passed. A CR the House leadership just handed to them. More importantly was the substance of the Point of Order they raised - namely, that the Bamster exceeded his constitutional authority and the Senate had the responsibility to not fund it. Way to go Senators Ted Cruz and Mike Lee, you win this week's Heroes Of The Week!
This week we don't have much to be proud about in the Nation's Capitol with the Republican surrender in passing the Crapobus bill to continue to fund the government. However, there were a few Republicans that stood up to their leadership and almost tanked it by voting against the 'rule'. Here are those congress critters that are stood in the way of the establishment RINOs that pushed this POS through (H/T Curmudgeonly & Skeptical):
Congressman Amash of Michigan
Congresswoman Bachmann of Minnesota
Congressman Brat of Virgina
Congressman Brooks of Alabama
Congressman Broun of Georgia
Congressman Gohmert of TExas
Congressman Gosar of Arizona
Congressman Huelskamp of Kansas
Congressman Jones of North Carolina
Congressman Jordan of Ohio
Congressman King of Iowa
Congressman Labrador of Idaho
Congressman Massie of Kentucky
Congressman Posey of Florida
Congressman Salmon of Arizona
Congressman Stockman of Texas
Congratulations Republican Congress People! You are the heroes of the week!
I got to thinking about the Obama Amnesty thing. Well more
specifically the unique way that he went about granting a path to citizenship
to millions of illegals when Congress has passed no law allowing such a thing.
Now that the cat is out of the bag, and there seems to be no limit on what a
President can do with a cowed congress at his feet, I got to thinking: what if
the shoe were on the other foot?
I know you are saying “Mike – conservatives aren’t like
that! There is no way a conservative in the White House would behave in such a
lawless manner”. I agree. However, for just a moment, let’s pretend that they
would. Let’s say we had a conservative, someone with a fine conservative
reputation but enough coolness to rival Obama or Clinton. Let’s call him
President Nugent. He would be strong on the second amendment, hard on crime,
and can play a wicked axe. Cool Right?
So what would President Nugent do? Well, to start, he could
just tell the EPA to stop enforcing, well, everything. That would of course
drive the left in the country daft. The producers in the country, no longer
hamstrung by idiotic ‘CO2’ emission standard would take off. The tree huggers
would pop a gasket and demand that their democrat friends impeach President
Nugent. But of course they won’t.
Why not? Well, one of the reasons that The One is considered
untouchable for impeachment is because of who is sitting in line behind him. As
bad as The Bamster is, no one wants to see him replaced by Lunch Bucket Joe. In
the same way, the democrats would never impeach President Nugent because no
one, not even the most rabid democrat, would want to see Vice President
Eastwood take over. It would probably be enough deterrent that when the secret
service had a problem with fence jumpers, Vice President Eastwood parked
himself on the front lawn with his favorite 44 Mag and a large sign that read “Go
Ahead, Make My Day?”. That’s a big difference between old Joe wondering out on
the front porch in a bathrobe with a shotgun.
So what other laws could President Nugent apply
“prosecutorial discretion”? Well, for one thing, being a conservative, I would
guess that he would choose to apply more prosecution in certain sectors rather
than lighten up on them. For example, certain congressmen that are light on
their tax payments would no longer get a slap on their wrist, but instead would
be whisked off to Gitmo to make prayer rugs for needy terrorist. Similarly, the
justice department would naturally be revamped to pursue and prosecute voter
fraud. The list goes on and on.
Fun stuff to think about.. Let me be the first to call for
the Nugent / Eastwood ’16 ticket!
Obama's offer to give body mounted cameras was turned around and instead all congress critters, cabinet level executive branch officials, and of course Obama and VP Biden had to wear cameras 24/7 and stream the content to the internet for all to see?
This week's hero (H/T Weasel Zippers) proved turn about is fair play for those looking for the virgins in paradise that like a good head lopping. Lorenzo Vinciguerra, a Swiss photographer was caught up by some island Islamos as a hostage. When the group holding him got into a tangle with some government troops, the guy took advantage of the confusion and started grappling with the guy watching him. As they struggled for control of the machete, he got a cut on his face, then managed to turn the blade on his captor, sending him to Allah via a neck slice. With that one dispatched, he made good his escape. So, here's to you Lorenzo - our Hero of the Week!