By AATTP Guest Contributor, Han Chimpson
TEApublicans are known for their use of buzz words. They throw around words like “Socialist,” “Communist,” “Marxist,” etc. in reference to President Obama, and most of them do not know the actual meaning of the buzz words that they mindlessly repeat amongst themselves and thus consistently misapply them.
Of course, the TEApublicans are universally terrified by those words when President Obama is involved in the context. Remember their furor over the word “czar” that was mostly fueled by gasbag Glenn Beck? Apparently President Obama was the first president ever to appoint those scary czars to various cabinet positions, and it was somehow part of an evil plot that involved ending all of our freedoms… or something. Too bad it was lost on the TEApublicans that so-called czars have been around since FDR. Or at least the term has been.
So that brings us to the latest Teabilly Freakout buzzword… Drum roll please… EXECUTIVE ORDERS. When President Obama announced that he would seek to use EXECUTIVE ORDERS as part of a plan to curb gun violence, the Teabilly gun nuts went into a state of frenzy, as if they had just been told that the Daytona 500 was being blacked out on their televisions, as we all are well aware of. We heard tough talk about protecting the 2nd Amendment, revolutions, civil war, and the oft-repeated phrase, “He ain’t takin’ MY guns!”
Of course, the so-called EXECUTIVE ORDERS that may not have been executive orders at all did not amount to much. But that hasn’t stopped the TEApublicans freakout over the fact that President Obama has the power to use them, never mind that he has done so at about the same rate Teabillies mount animal heads on their walls – a total of 147 times so far.
TEApublicans: “Wait, 147 times? That’s tyranny! He should be impeached! He’s a Fascist Dictator!”
Well, except that every other recent president has used them many more times than President Obama has so far. In fact, Saint Ronnie has used them the most out of any president since Eisenhower.
So when you see TEApublicans flip out about EXECUTIVE ORDERS, hit them with the facts. It still won’t end their paranoid delusions, and it won’t stop them from thinking that Obama has a nefarious plot of some kind to do… something… but you can at least get that warm fuzzy feeling of having tried to help those less fortunate than you.
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