While pardoning two turkeys on Wednesday, President Obama took the opportunity to poke a few other turkeys in the eye.
It’s tradition for the president to pardon illegal immigrants with an executive order; there’s nothing extreme or “tyrannical” about it. Every president since Eisenhower has done it at least once, and every honest American — once educated — will admit that. The right-wing, however, wouldn’t know honesty if it was served on a plate with a helping of mashed potatoes and stuffing. They’ve went into a tailspin conniption when Obama signed the order, calling him everything from an “Emperor” to a “Hitler.”
Today, Obama sort of returned the favor, poking fun at the right-wing backlash against his executive order:
I am here to announce what I’m sure will be the most talked about executive action this month. Today, I am taking an action fully within my legal authority, the same kind of action taken by Democrats and Republican presidents before me, to spare the lives of two turkeys, Mac and Cheese, from a terrible and delicious fate.
They’ll get to live out the rest of their days respectively at a Virginia estate with 10,000 acres of roaming space. I know some will call this amnesty.
It all depends, Mr. President. What really matters is if those turkeys were predominately light meat or dark meat.
You can watch the footage below: