You know the Republican party is getting fairly ridiculous when Charles Krauthammer is calling out their antics.
On Fox News, Krauthammer slammed Republicans for urging President Obama to act unilaterally on immigration – just a day after they voted to sue him for acting unilaterally on making minor changes to the Affordable Care Act.
Krauthammer said, “It is ridiculous to sue the president on a Wednesday because he oversteps the law, as he has done a dozen times illegally and unconstitutionally, and then on a Thursday say that he should overstep the law, contradict the law that passed in 2008 and deal with this himself.”
So, not only did he call Republicans ridiculous – he too admitted (just as John Boehner recently did) that it’s the law which was signed by George W. Bush in 2008 that’s led to this immigration crisis.
And while I don’t know if I’ve ever agreed with anything Krauthammer has ever said, he’s mostly right on this. Though I think he’s completely wrong when he accuses President Obama of unconstitutionally breaking laws “dozens of times.”
But the hypocrisy shown by congressional Republicans would be comical if it wasn’t hurting our country like it is.
To urge the president to act unilaterally on something the very day after you voted to sue him for doing that exact thing? It’s a situation that even the best satirical writers would struggle to come up with.
The fact that some Republicans would encourage the president should “act it alone” on immigration (which is a massive deal), yet sue him because he made several minor changes to the Affordable Care Act, is laughable.
It also shows that this lawsuit is nothing more than a pointless waste of taxpayer money.
But what this all really breaks down to is the inability of Congress to get anything done. That’s why the president has “gone it alone” on some things, because Congress can’t get anything done.
Hell, if President Obama didn’t try to use what little power he has to get some things done, nothing would get done.
Because the reason why Republicans couldn’t get something done on immigration wasn’t caused by President Obama. It’s because they couldn’t even get their own party on board with their “plan.”
Which is what led to Republicans writing a statement to President Obama urging him to do the very thing for which they voted to sue him the previous day – acting alone because Congress refuses to get anything done.
Watch Krauthammer’s statements below via Fox News:
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