Obama just had what was possibly the most insulting press event I’ve ever seen from a President — I’ll post the video when available, it will infuriate you. But force yourself to watch it.
He spiked the football, overtly insulted Republicans and Congress, and laughed that he is on the verge of getting what he wants. Either he wants to nix any deal, or he’s actually just enjoying his victory but is emotionally incapable of being presidential about it. Everything you ever wanted to know about our dysfunctional government was on display.
It is disheartening to continually read, listen to and watch conservatives failing to recognize what is happening right in front of their face. President Obama is rapidly taking us to a place of no return. Some might actually argue we are already there. I would be hard pressed to disagree with them. Consider these facts:
President Obama has executed the Dream Act in stealth mode by executive order granting protected status to millions of illegal aliens and summarily protecting them from any deportation.
President Obama has executed the elimination of the Defense Of Marriage Act by executive order barring the Justice department from prosecuting or defending a legally binding law issued by congress. Dictatorial fiat.
President Obama took the United States to war in Libya without regard for constitutional limits on executive power. He ordered the military into offensive military engagement without seeking congressional approval. He worked around every legal angle despite the recommendations and advice of his own Office of Legal Counsel.
President Obama executed “card check” favorable rules on unionization through the use of the National Labor Relations Board, and his appointees, thereby bypassing congress and oversight. In addition despite his appointee Craig Becker being rejected by a bi-partisan Senate confirmation rejection, he used a recess appointment to place him anyway.
President Obama took control of private industry in the auto sector with federal authority against any congressional oversight. Then his self-appointed “car czar” made arbitrary decisions on dealerships to be closed based on partisan loyalties. In addition this same takeover used tax revenues to secure the retirement accounts of Unionized workers while allowing non-union workers in other companies to see their retirements wiped out. (Think Enron)
President Obama took control of the healthcare industry despite the overwhelming majority of citizens who did not support nor want government intervention. When faced with legislative walls as limits on his power and overreach he simply worked around them by initiating never before used procedural rules such as Senatorial Reconciliation to institute the takeover.
President Obama demands and writes laws that legally require citizens to purchase a product regardless of whether they will actually use it. Health insurance mandate.
President Obama and his state department sign up to autonomous United Nations regulations against sovereign United States citizens regarding the right to bear arms and own guns. Obama and his administration arbitrarily proceed and advance upon international law their willingness to restrict the freedoms of American citizens.
President Obama specifically designates his Attorney General to sue any state that tries to restrict the influence of illegal immigration into their state. While simultaneously working to grant amnesty to any illegal alien that successfully crosses the border.
President Obama with specific intent defies orders from United States Courts to stop the illegal drilling ban/moratorium in the Gulf of Mexico. While simultaneously lending taxpayer money and underwriting Mexico so they can bring Brazilian oil rigs into the Gulf of Mexico and drill for oil for their country. In return we make guarantees to purchase the oil from them thereby initiating a process of internationally spreading American wealth and funding foreign nations economies while our own economy collapses. His specific illegal action (according to our own courts) causes worsening unemployment in this nation, yet advances employment in our neighbors.
President Obama initiates through his Justice Department a system of allowing illegal firearms to flow into Mexico merely to create an optic beneficial to legislation to restrict the firearms they specifically allow to be illegally purchased. Operation Fast and Furious.
President Obama initiates s system of TSA security checks that removes freedom from the individual to “opt out” of an aviation security screening by choosing not to fly. When a free American enters the security area of the airport they are unable to change their mind and choose not to fly. Any citizen once in the security area cannot leave even if you watch the proceedure and then choose to walk away you are not allowed, you will be forced to undergo security screening EVEN IF you do not board a plane or choose to fly.
President Obama initiates an unregulated system of Czars with no constitutional limits on their power or influence. He then uses the Regulatory Czar Cass Sunstein to create a system of energy controls and directs the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) to carry out an objective of “Cap and Trade” that he was incapable of achieving due to legislative refusal.
President Obama openly states that our system of governance is an inconvenience upon his power to arbitrarily “get things done”. He decries the 250-year-old framework of American checks and balances as ”flawed” and “no longer workable”.
President Obama told an international press corp in July of 2010 the United States needs to reform entitlements. He promises to cut his deficit spending in half by the end of his first term and further states he will challenge Congress to reform Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid (G8/G20 Summit Toronto July 2010). However, 6 months later he presents a budget which specifically triples the national deficit, and grows entitlement spending. Then launches a specific campaign against a now Republican majority budget which specifically does exactly what Obama demanded they do. He begins a systematic and strategic plan to belittle and fear monger the electorate against the very ideas and concepts that he previously stated he would use to “call their bluff”.
Yet in the face of this overwhelming mountain of recent evidence Conservatives still think that this president, or his administration, will be, or can be limited in their destructive influence over our nation. Go figure.