Tea Party Congressman Threatens Government Shutdown If Obama Issues Executive Orders

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On Wednesday morning, Rep. Steve King (R-IA) issued a threat to the country by saying a government shutdown will occur if President Obama follows through on his plans to issue executive orders addressing immigration. POTUS is planning on utilizing his pen and the powers available to him to address specific areas of immigration reform that House Republicans have decided not to take any action towards. After the Senate had passed a comprehensive immigration reform bill over a year ago, the GOP House members have sat on their hands and decided to do nothing, despite the country overwhelmingly supporting reform and providing many undocumented immigrants with a path to citizenship.

King has been a fierce opponent of comprehensive immigration reform. He has gone out of his way to say remarkably offensive and disgusting things about immigrants, specifically Hispanics. He feels that the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), an executive order signed by Obama in 2012, is unconstitutional and grounds for impeachment if the President expands it to other immigrants. King was one of key figures that created the mess in the House last month that prevented even a bare-bones border funding bill from getting passed.

Therefore, it is hardly shocking that King would take an opportunity to threaten a self-inflicted Republican crisis if President Obama decides to go through on his promise to use the powers available to him by law and solve problems that need fixing. For a crazed ideologue like King, shutting down the government and going to war with the President is a dream come true. For the rest of the country, this is a nightmare that will inevitably lead to huge political fallout for the GOP. With the last government shutdown still fresh in the minds of voters, there is no appetite to see radical conservatives who live in la-la land throw another temper tantrum regarding the black President.

Below is what the Des Moines Register wrote about King’s comments on Wednesday:

King, R-Kiron, said “all bets are off” on a continuing resolution if President Barack Obama follows through with reported plans to deal with immigration issues without Congress.

“If the president wields his pen and commits that unconstitutional act to legalize millions, I think that becomes something that is nearly political nuclear …,” King said. “I think the public would be mobilized and galvanized and that changes the dynamic of any continuing resolution and how we might deal with that.”

King said if that happens, House-passed legislation on border security, including rolling back the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals or DACA order, “becomes a requirement” for a continuing resolution.


King also criticized Republican leaders who have promised that there will be no government shutdown, insensitively comparing those statements to promises to not send troops to battle. Apparently, in King’s mind, he views holding public office the same as going to war. And his enemy is the President of the United States. I want to remind the people of Iowa’s 4th District that you elected this man to represent you in the United States Congress.

Once again, it appears that the lunatic wing of the Republican Party is positioning itself to call the shots in the GOP and take this country to the brink despite it being wholly unnecessary. The fact that they are preparing to do this weeks before the midterm elections shows that they feel that there will be no repercussions for their actions. Will the American public allow themselves to continue to be abused by these reckless idiots come November?


39 Replies to “Tea Party Congressman Threatens Government Shutdown If Obama Issues Executive Orders”

  1. Perhaps Mr. King & friends could have gotten some work done during the session and avoided the executive orders.

  2. Since shutting down the government worked soooooo well last time, I’m forced to remind the Republicans that “Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.”

  3. Lest there be any doubt where TEA-types and Republicans stand on the economy and the nation as a whole! Are you mad enough to remove TEA-Republican puppets from office yet? Your vote is your voice – speak up or shut up!

  4. I hate to tell him this, but if DACA is unconstitutional, then he has to take it to the Catholic Supremes. Not impeach. I am afraid he really has no idea why he is there. Boehner already told the president to go ahead and do things.

  5. I don’t want a government shutdown, it hurts the economy. On the other hand, if the Teahadist listen to Raphael Edward Cruz and shut down the government just before midterms, then, please, proceed!

    Shutting down the government is a win for the left and a loss for the right. Never did I think the Republicans would aide in assisting Democrats to keep control of the Senate and make Pelosi SOTH

    Then we can all sit back and watch Fox have a heart attack and deny what they are seeing, especially Rove.

  6. Send money to his opponent that claims he will work for ALL OF US and NOT shut the government down! WASHINGTON — Democrat Jim Mowrer, who is challenging Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) this fall, will begin airing his first television ad on Friday, a largely positive spot where he promises to make Congress “work for all of us again.” Every time I read something like this I send money to the opponent to defeat this parasitic Moocher named King.

  7. Someone really needs to study whether there’s a relationship between GMO corn and states like Iowa, Kansas and Oklahoma electing nutjobs like this.

  8. OH pleas do Mr. wild eyes the left wing will love you. Nothing like screwing the troops during a crises you knuckle head.

  9. Well, assclown King, you forget one thing. Barack Obama IS THE POTUS..you are not; actually you are a worthless piece of excrement that is bilking the hardworking taxpayers of this country for your government obstruction. President Obama can issue executive orders just like every other president did; you sir, are a POS.

  10. “I have a dream” that one day these hateful mean wicked, rotten repulsive republican’s will be named in History as just that. Disgusting, reprehensible self loving lazy so called leaders.
    It would be karma to the max. So rethugs keep it up, History will finish what you started.

  11. Yep, you are right about history, and then the readers of that history will probably say, Why the hell didn’t “the people” rise against the domestic terrorists in droves?

  12. Do Tea Party politicians have a contest going to prove which one is the stupidest, most ignorant? Of course, that would be hard to choose.

  13. I guess the GOP believes that with the Koch money machine and enough Faux News propaganda they can plow through any blowback and still win the Senate, then they will have almost two years to dismantle the country, blame it on Obama and convince the sheeple to vote them in with total control of all three branches of government.

    Then the fun begins…

  14. Steve King was elected with only 51%. The last government shutdown hurt the USDA workers. They are a major employer in his district. I don’t think threatening another shutdown is going to go over well there.

  15. Do you see how screwed up this country is. Yeah it’s all your faults you politicians including you tea partiers. You are a waste of the people’s time. No wonder stuff is not getting done. I hope you tea partiers are voted out and same with you Boehner

  16. FUNNY.
    This might mean that we might see fulfillment of the prediction of disaster beginning after November election results set tone for 2015 , as appears in:
    “Death Over Life: Secret of Revelation: A Prophecy of America’s Destruction”

    The Biblical literalists should be shaking in their boots. The Atheists might enjoy something that they can refute …
    But we will know the possible results of the prediction in time for the 2016 POTUS election.

    Ah the fun ….

  17. Good one Charles……btw..I stay away from the GMO corn…..you never know what chemicals and pesticides will do to your brain!

    Really, why do these republicans and the tea party hate brown and black people? I don’t get it…. We’re all better if we work together. Diversity creates creativity, inspiration, a higher brain function of learning and interacting. Peace and Harmony!

  18. Republicans planning to government shutdown if they don’t get their way? Why, because it worked so well for them the last time or do they truly believe ignorance overrides intelligence? It’s because of their blissful ignorance that lost them the presidency. I mean, you would think that after the John McCain/Sarah Palin catastrophe, followed by the MItt Romney/Paul Ryan fiasco, they would have learn something. What does it take?

  19. Promising a government shutdown and expecting folks to vote Republican all in the same breath is, in itself, breathtaking. Especially those that actually will vote Republican. If Republican voters continue to vote on the Republican ticket for Republican candidates that are so bold as to tell them UPFRONT that they will not service their interests can’t blame anybody but themselves; not Democrats, and certainly not President Obama’s policies.

  20. The GOP are trying to strip the black man in the WH of his power. This is actually hostage taking, and the hostages are “we the people.”

    They want to exact a ransom if the President doesn’t do what they want, which is to destroy our economy if that Kenyan/socialist/commie/fascist/marxist/anti-American, anti-white, lying, manipulative, uppityn****r doesn’t do what they want.

    They lost the election, twice. If the American public wanted what the Teahadist were brewing, their people wouldn’t have lost two elections.

    Shutting down the government is not a wise move just before the elections. Why they think this is a winning strategy just before the midterms shows that the GOP have lost their way.

  21. At what point do these threats against our country’s financial stability and security become seditious? Steve King is more a friend of ISIS than the USA. He should be prosecuted for his threats against our country. He is a domestic terrorist- period.

  22. Webster’s dictionary defines “treason” as follows: “the offense of attempting by overt acts to overthrow the government of the state to which the offender owes allegiance or to kill or personally injure the sovereign or the sovereign’s family” In what universe or alternate reality is this not precisely what the Tea Party Republicans guilty of? Isn’t holding the country hostage and SHUTTING DOWN THE ENTIRE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT a thousand times more treasonous and damaging to our country and it’s citizens than anything that Edward Snowden could ever do?

  23. This crazed ideologue (look at his face…it fits) is another reason that we don’t want to have them around after November, stinking up the place with their stoooopid actions. This King seems to like the limelight and says irrational things to get on to the media. Wonder what he is gonna’ do when he is kicked to curb and into oblivion. Steve King who?
    Oh, that crazy one.

  24. …what makes the Teahadists think that We the People are just gonna bend over and take it forever??? They WILL start the Second American Revolution…and then??? Remember alll those Guns the NRA want us to buy??? They’ll come in real handy…keep up the treason Teatards…

  25. It is fun to watch the geopigs self destruct.Their biggest issue is believing that everyone is as ignorant and souless as the faux cult members.Women alone will make sure they will not win the senate.

  26. Sadly, most people believe there congressman are right and will vote for them again. I live in Utah and the people will vote strait republican because it’s easier than thinking. Just check the box at the top of the ballot.

  27. The people of Iowa need to SHUT Steve King up and OUT of office. Throw him DOWN and OUT. There’s got to be a better alternative.

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