Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Breaking with Borowitz: Congress relocates to Guantánamo

Andy Borowitz at the New Yorker has the story.

WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—Making good on one of his key campaign promises, President Obama signed an executive order on Tuesday relocating the United States Congress to Guantánamo Bay, Cuba.

The President seemed to relish signing the order, calling the relocation a “win-win for America,” and indicating that Congress could be moved to its new headquarters “immediately.”


Minutes after the President signed the order, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky) called it “an outrage” and “grounds for impeachment,” but Obama appeared to take such howls of protest in stride.

“If Congress believes that this executive order is illegal, they can take it up with the Supreme Court,” he said. “Oh wait—we don’t have a Supreme Court.”

Hmmm. Latest news is that Obama has presented a plan to close Gitmo to Congress. I've got two thoughts on that. (1) If he threatens to send Congress there, they will approve his plan to avoid that fate. (2) Once Obama gets Congress there, he will close it and be rid of obstructionists.

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