You have to wonder what Senator Tom Coburn would predict over Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation if this is his prediction for a relatively mild executive order to stave off horrible immigration enforcement.
USAToday's Susan Page reports:
"The country's going to go nuts, because they're going to see it as a move outside the authority of the president, and it's going to be a very serious situation," Coburn said on Capital Download. "You're going to see — hopefully not — but you could see instances of anarchy. ... You could see violence."
Well guess what, bucko? If we didn't have idiots like Ted Cruz and the Fox Gabblers on television lying to people about what this order is, and is not, perhaps people wouldn't see it as a move outside the authority of the President, particularly since Saint Ronnie and Poppy Bush signed similar orders. It wouldn't surprise me one bit to find language in President Obama's executive order that was lifted straight out of Reagan's. Then what, Space Commander?
"Instead of having the rule of law handling in our country today, now we're starting to have the rule of rulers, and that's the total antithesis of what this country was founded on," Coburn says. "Here's how people think: Well, if the law doesn't apply to the president ... then why should it apply to me?"
Yeah, cry me a river for all the reasons stated above. No lawbreaking here, even the Federalist Society agrees with that.
What Senator Coburn hopes Obama will do, because he's a hopey-changey kind of guy:
Though he says both parties deserve some of the blame for Washington's dysfunction, he argues that the president has the ability to chart a different path. Solid Republican control of Congress in the wake of this month's midterm elections could make it easier to deal with an issue such as the structural problems associated with the deficit. Making the compromises necessary for that "requires divided government," he says.
"If I were in his office, I'd say, if you want to have a successful second term, dig down, swallow your pride, get what you can get, compromise on everything you can for the best interests of the country," he says. "Bring us back together."
Yay, both sides! But notice how only President Obama should dig down, swallow his pride and get what he can get. Which of course, means everything Republicans want, like repealing the Affordable Care Act, destroying what's left of our environment, shutting down the government while they have a two-year old tantrum, and lowering taxes even more so the entire country can be like Kansas.
Swallow yer pride, boy, and suck it up for the sake of yer legacy. Sure thing, Senator Coburn! Please pass me the cyanide or sharp sword so I don't have to live to watch that. With "friends" like Coburn, who really needs enemies?