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!