The GOP Congress is Hypocritically Mum On Impeachment of This President
Is There No Conscionabilty Left In the House, or The Senate?
Yeah really!?, They reached on many occasions to do impeach President Obama. Double standard? Absolutely.
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act was enacted and made lawful by the 111th U.S. Congress on March 23, 2010.
The U.S. House of Representatives (the Republican House) made history in 2014 by motioning and filing a lawsuit against the President of The United States, or rather specifically, President Barrack Obama. While many individual members of Congress have sued presidents previously, the one brought by an entire body of Congress is a first.
The lawsuit challenged the delay of the ACA’s employer mandate and the administration’s payment of subsidies to insurers for providing a reduced cost burden to low-income consumers under the law. Retrieved from Ballotpedia
While the courts said it was okay to sue over the unappropriated funds — the same funds to be used to reduce the burden on poorer Americans in need of healthcare, it was not cool to sue the president for delaying implementation of the employer mandate — in other words giving employers more time to adjust to the change that they must offer health insurance that is affordable and provides minimum value to 95% of their full-time employees and their children up to age 26, or be subject to penalties. 😐😑 The courts ruled in favor of of the GOP on this and the Obama administration did appeal this ruling in July of 2016, but then the election of Trump was about to occur months later.
“You hear some of them — ‘Sue him,’ ‘impeach him.’ Really? Really? For what? You’re going to sue me for doing my job?”
“Think about that,” he told the crowd. “You’re going to use taxpayer money to sue me for doing my job while you don’t do your job.”
__President Barrack Obama
No sign of nor need for obstructionism with this presidency. With the failed repeal of the Affordable Care Act, Trump has not only insinuated defunding the law’s subsidies, the president put in plans to sabotage its effectiveness with vindictive zeal.
“At least agree with me for the things you used to say you were for, before I was for them,” Obama said, adding that “Ronald Reagan passed immigration, and you loved Ronald Reagan.”
The courts have deemed President Trump’s immigration ban unjustifiable on two occasions for essentially issuing a unconstitutional order, specifically a 1965 immigration law [8 U.S. Code § 1152], stipulating “no person shall receive any preference or priority or be discriminated against in the issuance of an immigrant visa because of the person’s race, sex, nationality, place of birth, or place of residence.”
The ban did more than that, it barred entry based on religious preference which violates the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment which prohibits government actions that unduly favor one religion over another. It also prohibits the government from unduly preferring religion over non-religion, or non-religion over religion.
Today, President Trump then turned to ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), a policy that allows certain immigrants who entered the country as minors to receive deferred action from deportation and receive eligibility for a work permit that is renewable every two years.
In a most democratically hypocritical move that espouses a nationalist sensibility of patriarchy that most media will overlook or fail to recognize due to the privilege it proffers, Attorney General Jeff Sessions stated — this in his short, not taking any questions — announcement today.
We inherited from our Founders — and have advanced — an unsurpassed legal heritage, which is the foundation of our freedom, safety, and prosperity.
Societies where the rule of law is subject to political whims and personal biases tend to become societies afflicted by corruption, poverty, and human suffering.
To have a lawful system of immigration that serves the national interest, we cannot admit everyone who would like to come here. That is an open border policy and the American people have rightly rejected it.
Interesting. Political whims and personal biases tend to become societies afflicted by corruption, poverty and human suffering.🤔
The new immigration plan called the “Reforming American Immigration for a Strong Economy Act” (RAISE Act) has nothing to do with promoting or defending democracy and diversity, it is about the business of America that sustains the status quo. Republican Senators David Perdue (R-Georgia) and Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) have concocted a bill that the President gleefully stands behind. A plan that would ensure making America great again #MAGA. As CNN Politics reported concisely…
The proposed bill would cut back on “chain migration,” ways of immigrating to the United States that are based on family or not based on skills. The bill would limit the types of family members of immigrants that can also be brought to the US to primarily spouses and minor children, would eliminate the international diversity visa lottery and limit the number of annual refugee admissions.
“Over years, that has massively deskilled the migrant flow into America and produced all of those effects I’m talking about,” [Stephen] Miller said. “So, we’re proposing to limit family-based migration to spouses and minor children.”
The proposal would then establish a grading system for new immigrants where the prospective green card holders would be judged on their median salary, advanced degrees, ability to speak English, skills needed by the economy and whether you are able to afford your own health care.
Stephen Miller is President Trump’s senior policy advisor, who called out CNN’s Jim Acosta and accused him of “cosmopolitan bias” when he questioned “this whole notion of “well, they have to learn English before they get to the United States,” are we just going to bring in people from Great Britain and Australia?”
Of course one can never make sense of motivated ignorance.
This re-engineering of the social hierarchy and its constructs are evident, however none of this sparks enough of the vitriol or outrage from members of Congress in comparison to the Obama Administration which were quite ugly and unwarranted — such that one could liken it to cutting off one’s nose to spite one’s face. The members of Congress who were elected by the people and are to be representative of the people hasn’t even contemplated impeachment nor bring forth a lawsuit. For this level of egregiousness allowed that only benefits a privileged few in the most blatant of discriminatory actions and bias that it doesn’t even urge, nor nudge a congressional rebuke or censure of this president, is more than just telling.
“We could do so much more if Congress would just come on and help out a little bit,” Obama said. “Stop being mad all the time. Stop just hating all the time. Let’s get some work done together.”
“[T]hink about this: they have announced that they’re going to sue me for taking executive actions to help people. So they’re mad because I’m doing my job. And, by the way, I’ve told them. I said, ‘I’d be happy to do it with you. So the only reason I’m doing it on my own is because you don’t do anything. But if you want, let’s work together.’
While the Trump Administration takes action to do some harm to people this Congress does what it does best: Nothing, in this instance. In fact they seem rather content. While Congress made several attempts to impeach and actually sue the Obama Administration for symbolism over some frivolity with ACA, this Congress will do no such thing to President Trump. This is what American madness looks like.