See if you can find the logic in this…
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will run out of money on February 27. The DHS is responsible for…providing security for the homeland. Chief among its responsibilities is securing the nation’s borders against illegal or unwanted intruders.
The Republican Party is all about border security. They view illegal intruders in the same vein as canker sores and cancerous tumors. In the eyes of the Republican Party no wall is high enough, no moat wide enough, no electric fence strong enough to adequately protect us from the illegal disease carrying Mexicans and the rabid Muslim crazies who want to infiltrate our country and destroy our idyllic way of life.
The Republican controlled congress is responsible for providing the DHS with the funds necessary to secure the borders. But the Republican controlled congress is refusing to fund the DHS because the DHS is responsible for implementing the president’s recent executive orders on immigration. One of the chief components in the president’s “imperialist” executive order is a “beefing up” of border security. No matter! The Republican controlled congress does not have the authority to overturn the president’s executive orders on immigration but it does have the power to refuse to fund them.
So the security conscious Republican controlled congress is refusing to fund the president’s executive orders and in so doing refusing to provide the DHS with the funds necessary to properly secure the borders against illegal or unwanted intruders.
Are you following me so far?
At the same time the security conscious Republican controlled congress is refusing to fund the department that is responsible for securing the homeland, they are engaged in a contentious debate over the president’s rather tardy request to grant him the congressional authorization to implement the already implemented military operations against ISIS.
The Republican controlled Congress believes that ISIS represents a threat to our national security; and as previously mentioned they are all about our nation’s security. They are also sticklers about adherence to the tenants of the constitution…or so they say. You would expect them to be all over this. Yet they have allowed this president to engage in military operations in a host of foreign countries without a constitutional peep. They have failed to give him the requisite legal backing he needs to fulfill his number one duty as president; protecting the country against all enemies foreign and domestic. And now they are engaged in a debate over whether to authorize actions that have already been taken; a debate they would not consider until after their next term in office was safely secured.
Do you see the logic in any of this?