Sheila Jackson-Lee: My House caucus is drafting a number of executive orders for Obama to sign

posted at 5:51 pm on February 5, 2014 by Allahpundit

Via CNS, I’m late with this but it’s worth preserving belatedly. In theory, separation of powers is supposed to prevent what you’re about to see. The president may belong to the same party as members of Congress but the quest for power forces each to guard their respective branch’s constitutional prerogatives. Pitting different arms of government against each other is one way to make sure — again, in theory — that no single arm grows too powerful. That’s checks and balances 101. I’m sure there’s a “Schoolhouse Rock” episode about it somewhere.

In reality, congressional Democrats’ despair that the GOP is set to hold the House for the foreseeable future leads to this pathetic spectacle, in which members of one branch are now working as secretaries for another to encourage it to bypass them in the legislative process. Some people used to care about this, and eventually they’ll care about it again. But not for the next three years, at least.


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These “progressives” (or fascists as they were once called) have no moral compass. The only thing they are interested in is acquiring more power and they will use any expediency to achieve that end. Once you understand that, everything that a “progressive” does makes perfect sense.

Micah68 on February 6, 2014 at 3:05 PM

I know the woman’s district is in Houston, but don’t you think the good people of Texas could have chosen a better grade of village idiot than this one?

Citizen Jerry on February 6, 2014 at 3:29 PM

“A perfect example of why ‘term limits’ are necessary. Along with the ‘embedded’ staff/advisors that seem to stay long after one retires or dies.”
LastRonin on February 6, 2014 at 2:21 PM

No. The only thing that keeps “representatives” honest is the threat of the next election. Remove that with term limits, and the “lame ducks” will be as corrupt and venial as they care to be.

Now, “term limiting” the permanent staff – now, that idea has merit. Of course, we don’t want one side to have experienced staff, and the other a bunch of newbies. Needs more thought…

ReggieA on February 6, 2014 at 4:08 PM

“In fact, I think that should be our number one agenda…[to usurp the separation of powers and aggregate as much power unto ourselves. We have 'our guy' in office; let's exploit it]” The sub silencio of her comments….

Nagan1 on February 6, 2014 at 4:11 PM

What is up with her do?

mizflame98 on February 6, 2014 at 8:00 PM

Dumber than a box of nails. Probably the smartest person in that area though. Racist? I think not. True? I think so.

rockerpeople on February 7, 2014 at 7:00 AM

The actual text of her EO is:

We needs money from whitey, because racism.

virgo on February 8, 2014 at 1:15 AM

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