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Thank You, Germany!

A picture tells a thousand bad executive orders …

Der Spiegel No 6 2017

Poetic Justice

Start the Exaggerations!

Lo, once again, the political cycle completes,
Republicans rise rampant, Democrats sink in defeat.
But Obama’s executive action
Has irked the GOP to distraction,
Predicting armed uprisings and anarchy in the streets!

Verbatim

Obama: Pass a Bill Already

Pass a bill. You don’t need me to call a vote to pass a bill. Pass a bill.

— President Obama, quoted by the New York Times, urging Republicans to vote on the bipartisan immigration reform bill that overwhelmingly passed the Senate.

Verbatim

Bachmann Warns Against ‘Illiterate’ Immigrants

The social cost will be profound on the U.S. taxpayer — millions of unskilled, illiterate, foreign nationals coming into the United States who can’t speak the English language. Even though the president says they won’t be able to vote, we all know that many, in all likelihood, will vote… It’s a wink and a nod, we all know it’s going to happen.

— Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN), telling the Washington Post that the immigrants given new protections by President Obama could become “illiterate” Democratic voters.

Poetic Justice

On the Playground

“We won! We won!” the Republicans say,
“Now you must do things just our way!”
But Obama, he’s coy,
He’s no little boy,
And it’s a whole different ballgame he plans to play.

Poetic Justice

Executive Action Figure

President Obama has returned from vacation,
Recharged and ready to lead this great nation.
Though with a do-nothing Congress,
He doesn’t have much choice,
But to instigate some serious executive action.

Poetic Justice

Don’t Legislate — Litigate!

Some say Congress is sending us to wrack and ruin,
And by doing nothing they’ll be our undoing.
So what to do with a president
Who takes executive action, exigent?
You call him out in the media, of course, and sue him.

Poetic Justice

The Imagination Coronation

A king commanding Congress — an image quite surreal!
Though it’s a tempting fantasy, to see John Boehner kneel.
But a couple of executive actions
Don’t quite give us satisfaction,
And there’s not much about Obama that looks at all “imperial.”