Spot On: Townhall Reader Knocks Conservative
Media Over Article II Presidential Eligibility
When it comes to Article II presidential eligibility it's party over principle for many folks in the conservative media. The latest example is via Townhall's Michael Schaus whom basically pimps a foreign-born person for POTUS.
Excerpt via Townhall:
The WaPo is Suddenly Terrified of Executive Orders... And Ted Cruz
It was as if the editorial board over at the Washington Post suddenly stopped what they were doing, looked up from their work, and dropped their jaws as a (rare) coherent thought suddenly manifested inside their collective brains.
“Wait a minute…” they muttered, as the thought of Obama using executive action played over and over again in their minds. “If he can change the law unilaterally,” a gradual expression of horror engulfed their faces, “then if Republicans end up winning in 2016, they could just -- ”
I imagine the rest of that thought was almost unbearable for the liberal clones of Ezra Klein to articulate. But they did manage to spell it out in an Editorial:
" Democrats urging President Obama to “go big” in his executive orders... might pause to consider the following scenario: It is 2017. Newly elected President Ted Cruz (R) insists he has won a mandate to repeal Obamacare. The Senate, narrowly back in Democratic hands, disagrees. Mr. Cruz instructs the Internal Revenue Service not to collect a fine from anyone who opts out of the individual mandate to buy health insurance, thereby neutering a key element of the program. "
Whoa, whoa… How did the Senate swing back to the Dems? The Post’s hypothetical world (where their “birther” concerns aren’t enough to derail a Ted Cruz Presidential campaign) brings up a pretty good point: If working with Congress is suddenly deemed optional, what would stop those evil Republicans from implementing a little executive action of their own next time they’re in power?
It’s almost too much fun to imagine the nuclear meltdown that would take place in the Leftist media if a GOP President decided to use Obama’s patented style of governance to repealing the contraception mandate, neuter Obamacare, and reinforce immigration law. Heck… With just a phone and a pen the newly elected President could erase much of Obama’s legacy. The mere thought of such actions undoubtedly send some liberals into blind hysterics… [...] Townhall.
Townhall commenter knocks it out of the park:
I sure get tired of seeing Conservatives pushing a candidate that is not eligible to be President.
Cruz is not a natural born citizen. But of course you all know that. But you feel that what the Liberals do makes it all right for Conservatives to do because now there is precedent.
How did we get from if Obama was born in Kenya he wasn't eligible to Cruz was born in Canada and he is.
Hypocrites. [.] Townhall.