Silly Obama, Air Force One Is Only For White Presidents
You may find this hard to believe, but not every Republican member of the House of Representatives thinks John Boehner's Obama Sucks Act of 2014 is quite tough enough on Ineffectual Kenyan Usurper Weak Socialist Tyrant King Barack Hussein Obama. Instead of just passing a bill invalidating his recent executive action on immigration -- which would just get vetoed anyway -- some of Obama's more strident teabagger critics want to vote for far stricter measures that would also just get vetoed, but would Send A Message.
Consider circular-logic aficionado Tim Huelskamp of Kansas, who doesn't just favor an empty gesture like shutting the government down by refusing to pass a continuing resolution. Instead, Huelskamp wants to do something serious, like cutting funding for the operation of Air Force One. Sure, he thinks suing or censuring or impeaching Obama all have their merits, and maybe even disinviting Obama from delivering the State of the Union address might be nice. But what about hitting the Tyrant where he lives (when he's not on the golf course, haw! haw!):
“I’d rather defund Air Force One,” Huelskamp said. “Congress took a 19 percent cut on its budgets -- we should do the same for the White House.” On the State of the Union, he added: “In the spirit of George Washington, he could send it to us in writing. It’d save some time.”
Hey, come to think of it, George Washington got by just fine without a jet plane, didn't he? And what about modern medicine? Does Obama really need anything other than the occasional leeching?
Honorable mention for stupid commentary goes to Rep. Steve King (R-Cantaloupe), who ominously warned that unless Congress defunds all parts of the government that might comply with the president's immigration plan, members of Congress might be "accessories" to his unconstitutional crime wave. King did not specify whether Congress would then have to impeach itself and paint little Hitler mustaches on their own photos.
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