GOP irony at its best


Barack Obama is a socialist! He wants to change our way of life! He’s anti-American! The Democracts support activist judges! We need judges who strictly adhere to the Constitution! Blah, blah, blah, blah!

You’ve heard it. I’ve heard it. The crap’s been said 1,000 times before.

Now, this.

Today on Meet the Press, John Boehner, the Ohio Republican and House Minority Leader, said that changing the Constitution’s guarantee of U.S. citizenship for anyone born in the U.S. is “worth considering” if it helps reduce illegal immigration. Boehner is the latest in a growing line of GOPers (Mitch McConnell, John McCain) who are floating the idea.

Granted, it’s almost certainly just a political nod to the Tea Wacks who want to go out and hunt Mexicans. MCs like Boehner certainly know the 14th Amendment isn’t changing. But to even suggest the idea—well, it’s insane. Not become I think the Constitution is perfect. Hell, it was written by human beings, and humans make mistakes. But if you listen to Republicans in all other areas, this very idea smells of treason.


4 thoughts on “GOP irony at its best”

  1. Living Constitution

    Jeff, you and I both know that the Constitution is a living and breathing document. Back in 1866, illegal aliens swimming the Rio Grande to birth babies was not an issue. Now it is. So, we need to ignore the exact language of the 14th Amendment (saying that a citizen is a person born in the United States) to address the social problem of birthright citizenship. It is narrow-minded to rely on a literal interpretation of the text of the Constitution. After all, there is not one word in the Constitution about abortion but the enlightened justices of 1973 found such a right in the emanations and penumbras of the Constitution.

  2. “It is narrow-minded to rely on a literal interpretation of the text of the Constitution.”

    Is that true of the right to bear arms?

    The NRA certainly doesn’t believe so. Conservatives and Tea Party whackos don’t think so.

    But, when they need it to, the document surely can breathe.

  3. It would be so helpful if someone would get a class action lawsuit against Chase Home Finance for refusing to give homeowners loan modifications under the Obama’s Making Home Affordable Plan. Doing research online this is definitely a huge problem. Someone in the white house needs to hold Chase accountable for not following through. After all the government has bailed out the banks and given millions to them, so why can’t they do what is expected of them?

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