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The apostle of the ever-expanding state

by Speranza ( 75 Comments › )
Filed under Barack Obama, Politics, Progressives at January 25th, 2013 - 11:00 am

Obama, freed from the shackles of having to run for re-election, and with the memory of the 2010 midterm elections receding into the background, is ready to go full stream ahead with the path of progressivism.

by Charles Krauthammer

The media herd is stunned to discover that Barack Obama is a man of the left. After 699 teleprompted presidential speeches, the commentariat was apparently still oblivious. Until Monday’s inaugural address, that is.

Where has everyone been these four years? The only surprise is that Obama chose his second inaugural, generally an occasion for “malice toward none” ecumenism, to unveil so uncompromising a left-liberal manifesto.

But the substance was no surprise. After all, Obama had unveiled his transformational agenda in his first address to Congress, four years ago (Feb. 24, 2009). [.......]

Nor was it mere talk. Obama went on to essentially nationalize health care, 18 percent of the U.S. economy — after passing an $833 billion stimulus that precipitated an unprecedented expansion of government spending. By the White House’s own reckoning, Washington now spends 24 percent of GDP, fully one-fifth higher than the postwar norm of 20 percent.

Obama’s ambitions were derailed by the 2010 midterm shellacking that cost him the House. But now that he’s won again, the revolution is back, as announced in Monday’s inaugural address.

It was a paean to big government. At its heart was Obama’s pledge to (1) defend unyieldingly the 20th-century welfare state and (2) expand it unrelentingly for the 21st.

The first part of that agenda — clinging zealously to the increasingly obsolete structures of Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid — is the very definition of reactionary liberalism. Social Security was created when life expectancy was 62. Medicare was created when modern medical technology was in its infancy. Today’s radically different demographics and technology have rendered these programs, as structured, unsustainable. Everyone knows that, unless reformed, they will swallow up the rest of the budget.

As for the second part — enlargement — Obama had already begun that in his first term with Obamacare. Monday’s inaugural address reinstated yet another grand Obama project — healing the planet. It promised a state-created green-energy sector, massively subsidized (even as the state’s regulatory apparatus systematically squeezes fossil fuels, killing coal today, shale gas tomorrow).

The playbook is well known. As Czech President (and economist) Vaclav Klaus once explained, environmentalism is the successor to failed socialism as justification for all-pervasive rule by a politburo of experts. Only now, it acts in the name of not the proletariat but the planet.

Monday’s address also served to disabuse the fantasists of any Obama interest in fiscal reform or debt reduction. This speech was spectacularly devoid of any acknowledgment of the central threat to the postindustrial democracies (as already seen in Europe) — the crisis of an increasingly insolvent entitlement state.

On the contrary. Obama is the apostle of the ever-expanding state. His speech was an ode to the collectivity. [......]

For Obama, nothing lies between citizen and state. It is a desert, within which the isolated citizen finds protection only in the shadow of Leviathan. Put another way, this speech is the perfect homily for the marriage of Julia — the Obama campaign’s atomized citizen, coddled from cradle to grave — and the state.

In the eye of history, Obama’s second inaugural is a direct response to Ronald Reagan’s first. On Jan. 20, 1981, Reagan had proclaimed: “Government is not the solution to our problem, government is the problem.” And then succeeded in bending the national consensus to his ideology — as confirmed 15 years later when the next Democratic president declared “The era of big government is over.” So said Bill Clinton, who then proceeded to abolish welfare.

[.......]

Obama said in 2008 that Reagan “changed the trajectory of America” in a way that Clinton did not. He meant that Reagan had transformed the political zeitgeist, while Clinton accepted and thus validated the new Reaganite norm.

Not Obama. His mission is to redeem and resurrect the 50-year pre-Reagan liberal ascendancy. Accordingly, his second inaugural address, ideologically unapologetic and aggressive, is his historical marker, his self-proclamation as the Reagan of the left. If he succeeds in these next four years, he will have earned the title.

Read the rest – Obama unbound

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  1. Speranza
    1 | January 25, 2013 11:16 am

    Obama’s a hard core liberal -- now that’s shocking news!


  2. 2 | January 25, 2013 11:18 am

    This is what happens when you have a One Party state. The Democrats have an iron grip and believe in winning at all costs. The GOP is torn between a paraplegic Establishment and a stubborn Base.

    This is what the American voting public both Left and Right public wants, they can’t complain about this.

    It’s the cycle of politics and will probably auto correct once Democrats overreach and the GOP Establishment grows a spine and the GOP Base gets tired of losing. Till then, we are a Dictatorship!


  3. 3 | January 25, 2013 11:18 am

    Speranza wrote:

    Obama’s a hard core liberal — now that’s shocking news!

    He can be, he does not have serious opposition. See my #2.


  4. 4 | January 25, 2013 11:23 am

    If he succeeds over the next four years, America is doomed. Entitlements will devour the budget (if we pass budgets anymore), and we can’t continue borrowing a trillion dollars a year indefinately.


  5. 5 | January 25, 2013 11:26 am

    This is bad.

    GOP Sen. Saxby Chambliss to retire from Congress

    This is Georgia, so hopefully the GOP can get a winnable candidate. But seeing recent results, they probably will blow it by having some Establishment loser like Tommy Thompson or some loon like Todd Akins.


  6. 6 | January 25, 2013 11:30 am

    O/T message for admins:

    Y’all need to update your blogroll.

    Gates of Vienna is now at http://gatesofvienna.net.

    I think you have some other links on the list that are no longer active.


  7. Speranza
    7 | January 25, 2013 11:31 am

    Rodan wrote:

    This is what happens when you have a One Party state. The Democrats have an iron grip and believe in winning at all costs. The GOP is torn between a paraplegic Establishment and a stubborn Base.

    The GOP (as Lincoln once referred to General Rosecrans as being) is confused and stunned, like a duck hit on the head.


  8. RIX
    8 | January 25, 2013 11:31 am

    The playbook is well known. As Czech President (and economist) Vaclav Klaus once explained, environmentalism is the successor to failed socialism as justification for all-pervasive rule by a politburo of experts. Only now, it acts in the name of not the proletariat but the planet.

    That statement is truth itself. This is such an ethereal concept
    that charlatans can manipulate it.
    First it’s global warming. but if we have record cold temperatures.
    then it’s Climate Change.
    Either way, it’s your fault.
    The onus should be on them to prove it, but they don’t have to.
    They are in power.


  9. Speranza
    9 | January 25, 2013 11:32 am

    Vaclav Havel is one of the great men left in Europe.


  10. Speranza
    10 | January 25, 2013 11:33 am

    Rodan wrote:

    This is bad.
    GOP Sen. Saxby Chambliss to retire from Congress
    This is Georgia, so hopefully the GOP can get a winnable candidate. But seeing recent results, they probably will blow it by having some Establishment loser like Tommy Thompson or some loon like Todd Akins.

    The will run some yahoo a-hole. Watch them push for Herman 9-9-9 Cain.


  11. 11 | January 25, 2013 11:36 am

    @ Speranza:

    I don’t take the GOP serious. They complain about Obama’s spending, but still justify Bush’s increase of the debt from 5 to 10 trillion.

    To me politics has become just like sports. Root for your team, yeah!!!!!! You team is perfect and does nothing wrong, yeah!!!!!!!!!!!

    This last election and the aftermath opened my eyes to many things and now I’m just cynical about politics right now. Derek Jeter now a Global Warming expert? Give me a break! I’m awaiting David Ortiz to discuss tax reform!


  12. 12 | January 25, 2013 11:40 am

    @ Speranza:

    I will not be shocked. I laugh at all this now. It’s like a dark comedy. The sad part is the country suffers. Historians years from now will look back at this era and wonder, what the hell was wrong with people.

    We have cult like figure as President, an opposition that is dysfunctional and Athletes who are now science experts. This is just crazy!


  13. unclassifiable
    13 | January 25, 2013 11:45 am

    @ Rodan:

    Actually I have heard some unsubstantiated talk that this may be slotted for Allen West.


  14. 14 | January 25, 2013 11:46 am

    unclassifiable wrote:

    @ Rodan:
    Actually I have heard some unsubstantiated talk that this may be slotted for Allen West.

    I hope so, he would be a perfect fit for Georgia. He’s not an Establishment Eunuch nor some Akins style loon. He’s a true American hero!


  15. unclassifiable
    15 | January 25, 2013 11:49 am

    @ Rodan:

    I think there may be some substantiation (either way) first of February.

    Hopefully we can turn this elephant away from the cliff.


  16. heysoos
    16 | January 25, 2013 11:54 am

    what is a govt official?…whoever they are, they can carry guns when I can’t…more us vs them BS
    http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/feinstein-gun-control-bill-exempt-government-officials_697732.html


  17. Speranza
    17 | January 25, 2013 11:56 am

    unclassifiable wrote:

    @ Rodan:
    Actually I have heard some unsubstantiated talk that this may be slotted for Allen West.

    I have heard that too.


  18. 18 | January 25, 2013 11:57 am

    @ Speranza:

    He can win in Georgia.


  19. 19 | January 25, 2013 11:58 am

    @ heysoos:

    No shocker, they are the Feudal elite.


  20. heysoos
    20 | January 25, 2013 12:00 pm

    Rodan wrote:

    @ heysoos:
    No shocker, they are the Feudal elite.

    yeah, I’m pretty burned out on the gun grab…bring it on


  21. Da_Beerfreak
    21 | January 25, 2013 12:05 pm

    unclassifiable wrote:

    @ Rodan:

    Actually I have heard some unsubstantiated talk that this may be slotted for Allen West.

    West in the recent past has made it very clear that he is not going to leave Florida for any reason. Florida is where his wife wants to live, his kids are in school, and that’s all there is to it…


  22. pat
    22 | January 25, 2013 12:09 pm

    Obama’s plans have been telegraphed. It is rather clear that the political desks of the 4 broadcasts networks less Fox have been in on a plan to destroy the Republican Party majority in the House and reduce it’s presence in the Senate so that Obama will have two years to pass 1. Amnesty and open borders legislation, 2. Cap and Trade, likely under a different name, as well as legislation to truncate if not eliminate the petrochemical industry in America,3. Gut The Second Amendment and 4. institutionalize voter fraud.


  23. Da_Beerfreak
    23 | January 25, 2013 12:17 pm

    This could be a big wrench in Obama’s plans to transform America:
    DEVELOPING: Obama recess appointments unconstitutional, court

    In a case freighted with major constitutional implications, a federal appeals court on Friday overturned President Obama’s controversial recess appointments from last year, ruling he abused his powers and acted when the Senate was not actually in a recess.

    The three-judge panel’s ruling is a major blow to Mr. Obama. The judges ruled that the appointments Mr. Obama made to the National Labor Relations Board are illegal, and the board no longer has a quorum to operate.

    But the ruling has even broader constitutional significance, with the judges arguing that the president’s recess appointment powers don’t apply to “intrasession” appointments — those made when Congress has left town for a few days or weeks.

    The judges signaled the power only applies after Congress has adjourned sine die, which is a legislative term of art that signals the end to a long work period. In modern times, it means the president could only use his powers when Congress quits business at the end of a year.
    [Emphasis Added]


  24. 24 | January 25, 2013 12:20 pm

    Obama is pure 100% scumbag.


  25. heysoos
    25 | January 25, 2013 12:20 pm

    feds quietly sticking their face into state’s business…seems innoculous..what the hell is National Blueway?…it’s a land grab, a way to control fresh water
    http://washingtonexaminer.com/ron-arnold-turning-americas-water-into-big-greens-elite-empire/article/2519600#.UQK-Smf0_C1


  26. 26 | January 25, 2013 12:21 pm

    @ Da_Beerfreak:

    The question is will he follow the court’s ruling?


  27. Da_Beerfreak
    27 | January 25, 2013 12:25 pm

    Rodan wrote:

    @ Da_Beerfreak:

    The question is will he follow the court’s ruling?

    This is going to get real interesting. Obama can ignore it, but what is more relevant are companies can now ignore the bad rulings of Obama’s bogus NLRB. :grin:


  28. 28 | January 25, 2013 12:25 pm

    @ pat:

    They will have a one Party state.


  29. 29 | January 25, 2013 12:26 pm

    @ Da_Beerfreak:

    Obama can ignore it, but what is more relevant are companies can now ignore the bad rulings of Obama’s bogus NLRB.

    Somehow I don’t think that will happen.


  30. Bumr50
    30 | January 25, 2013 12:26 pm

    From Gov. Bobby Jindal.

    We as Republicans have to accept that government number crunching – even conservative number crunching – is not the answer to our nation’s problems.

    We also must face one more cold hard fact – Washington is so dysfunctional that any budget proposal based on fiscal sanity will be deemed ‘not-serious’ by the media, it will fail in the Senate, and it won’t even make it to the President’s desk where it would be vetoed anyway.

    In fact, any serious proposal to restrain government growth is immediately deemed ‘not-serious’ in Washington. The Balanced Budget is deemed ‘not-serious’ in Washington.

    Term Limits are deemed ‘not-serious’ in Washington. Capping federal growth by tying it to private sector economic growth is deemed ‘not-serious’ in Washington.

    The truth is nothing serious is deemed serious in Washington.

    ht -- PJM

    Read the rest.


  31. 31 | January 25, 2013 12:27 pm

    @ heysoos:

    This is the only winning issue the GOP has left.


  32. 32 | January 25, 2013 12:27 pm

    @ Rodan:
    That’s a good question. How much authority do the Courts really have. New York State and Chicago are completely ignoring Heller and McDonald on gun control. If the Supreme Court can be ignored there, it can be ignored elsewhere.


  33. 33 | January 25, 2013 12:28 pm

    @ Bumr50:

    He’s right, but the GOP Establishment and Base will not pay him any attention. These proposals to improve the GOP are going nowhere. The Party is stuck in its ways.


  34. Bumr50
    34 | January 25, 2013 12:28 pm

    PS -- Any yinzers living in or around the Motherland that are thinking of going out and about should wait a while.

    Crappy road conditions + overbraking morons = unsafe conditions.


  35. 35 | January 25, 2013 12:29 pm

    Iron Fist wrote:

    @ Rodan:
    That’s a good question. How much authority do the Courts really have. New York State and Chicago are completely ignoring Heller and McDonald on gun control. If the Supreme Court can be ignored there, it can be ignored elsewhere.

    Yup, How many Divisions do the courts have? That is how Obama is thinking.


  36. Da_Beerfreak
    36 | January 25, 2013 12:29 pm

    @ Da_Beerfreak:
    And the Unions are going to throw a bloody fit when they figure out just how this ruling really screws them over. Couldn’t have happened to a nicer bunch of thugs. Their screams will be music to my ears. :twisted:


  37. heysoos
    37 | January 25, 2013 12:39 pm

    BO a war criminal?…UN wants to investigate..HA!
    http://www.aljazeera.com/news/europe/2013/01/201312411432248495.html


  38. 38 | January 25, 2013 12:45 pm

    @ heysoos:

    Hmm, they’re apparently under the impression he’s an American. :|


  39. Da_Beerfreak
    39 | January 25, 2013 12:46 pm

    heysoos wrote:

    BO a war criminal?…UN wants to investigate..HA!
    http://www.aljazeera.com/news/europe/2013/01/201312411432248495.html

    The Useless Nations are just jealous of the fact that the U.S. can do “pushbutton” assassinations and they can’t… :twisted:


  40. lobo91
    40 | January 25, 2013 12:49 pm

    Obama’s Reformed Campaign Group Using Massacre Of Children In Newtown To Raise Money…

    Organizing for Action, the newly formed “grassroots” group that will help President Obama try to promote and pass his agenda, today sent out a fundraising and membership-building email that cites the Newtown massacre as a reason to “pull together” behind the president.

    The email, which was sent out under Vice President Joe Biden’s name and is signed by him, includes a link to a page on the Organizing for Action website that asks people to provide their email address. The page has a separate link that takes viewers to another area of the website where they can donate.


  41. RIX
    41 | January 25, 2013 12:49 pm

    MacDuff w

    rote:

    @ heysoos:
    Hmm, they’re apparently under the impression he’s an American.

    That’s just silly, everybody knows that he was born
    in a manger in Bethlehem.


  42. 42 | January 25, 2013 12:50 pm

    @ Da_Beerfreak:
    @ MacDuff:
    @ heysoos:

    I am awaiting Derek Jeter’s all important opinion!


  43. Da_Beerfreak
    43 | January 25, 2013 12:51 pm

    RIX wrote:

    MacDuff w
    rote:
    @ heysoos:
    Hmm, they’re apparently under the impression he’s an American.

    That’s just silly, everybody knows that he was born
    in a manger in Bethlehem.

    Learn something new every day around here.
    I didn’t know there was a Bethlehem in Kenya too…


  44. 44 | January 25, 2013 12:51 pm

    RIX wrote:

    That’s just silly, everybody knows that he was born
    in a manger in Bethlehem.

    Every time I seem him on TV, I say to myself “Holy Begeezus!”


  45. 45 | January 25, 2013 12:52 pm

    @ Bumr50:

    Yeah, We are having an ice storm here. I am stuck in the house, I’m on a laptop that doesn’t work, and I really want to get out of the house. There’s black ice on the roads, though. It is a miserable situation.


  46. 46 | January 25, 2013 12:52 pm

    @ lobo91:

    Here is who is really behind OFA.

    In its first days, Organizing for Action has closely affiliated itself with insider liberal organizations funded by mega-donors like George Soros and corporations such as Lockheed Martin, Citi and Duke Energy.

    And it has quietly sought support from the same rich donors who backed Obama’s campaigns, asking for help from Democratic donors and bundlers in town for the Inauguration at a closed-door corporate-sponsored confab that featured Bill Clinton as the keynote speaker.


  47. 47 | January 25, 2013 12:53 pm

    @ MacDuff:

    he is the almighty god-king!


  48. RIX
    48 | January 25, 2013 12:53 pm

    @ Da_Beerfreak:

    Learn something new every day around here.
    I didn’t know there was a Bethlehem in Kenya too…

    Yeah, I think that it’s about 50 miles North of Nairobi.


  49. 49 | January 25, 2013 12:53 pm

    @ Iron Fist:

    You have your cats for comfort!


  50. heysoos
    50 | January 25, 2013 12:54 pm

    Rodan wrote:

    @ Da_Beerfreak:
    @ MacDuff:
    @ heysoos:
    I am awaiting Derek Jeter’s all important opinion!

    Jeters a good guy, just over his head on this one….he’s from Kalamazoo and my niece met him when he visited his high school up there…his parents are both very highly regarded educators and Derek was always very popular…in elementary school he’s where a Yankee jersey and tell his mates he was going to play shortstop for the Yankees someday…as to the climate change thing, I don’t this he’s trying to BS anyone, it’s just what he thinks is important


  51. RIX
    51 | January 25, 2013 12:54 pm

    MacDuff wrote:

    RIX wrote:

    That’s just silly, everybody knows that he was born
    in a manger in Bethlehem.
    Every time I seem him on TV, I say to myself “Holy Begeezus!”

    When the Obama prays , it is peer review.


  52. Bumr50
    52 | January 25, 2013 12:54 pm

    @ Iron Fist:

    It just took me an hour and a half to go 15 miles on a four-lane highway.

    Other drivers are worse than the weather.

    Apparently, physics is yet another area in which we’re undereducating our kids…


  53. 53 | January 25, 2013 12:56 pm

    @ heysoos:

    I met him several times actually. Both when I lived in NY and Tampa. I think Jeter is just being used by Pepsi so they can have a spokesman and they can look cool talking about AGW.


  54. 54 | January 25, 2013 12:56 pm

    RIX wrote:

    When the Obama prays , it is peer review.

    Good one!


  55. 55 | January 25, 2013 1:00 pm

    @ heysoos:
    @ Rodan:

    He always struck me as a good guy, but he really should STFU about stuff he knows nothing about.


  56. 56 | January 25, 2013 1:01 pm

    @ MacDuff:

    I think Pepsi is putting him up to it.


  57. 57 | January 25, 2013 1:03 pm

    Mitt Romney is a loser and needs to go away.

    As events unfold, Governor Romney will speak out more on the issues of the day, including the need to create jobs and restore economic prosperity, and how best America can maintain its leadership position in the world.”

    He ran a horrible campaign and underestimated Obama.


  58. 58 | January 25, 2013 1:04 pm

    @ Rodan:

    I’m driving my wife nuts, but we are still having an ice storm. I’m going to be stuck in the house all day. It is quite miserable. It could be worse, of course. We have power. It is better than going out an playing bumper cars on the roads.


  59. Bumr50
    59 | January 25, 2013 1:06 pm

    Pennsylvanians need to rally behind this legislation.

    Document #1
    Description: House Bill 50 (Metcalfe) This legislation would prohibit employment from being conditional upon membership or non-membership in a labor organization. Compulsory dues would be prohibited for non-union members and would apply to both public and private sector employees.
    View Attachment

    Document #2
    Description: House Bill 51 (Rapp) This legislation prohibits labor organizations from collecting compulsory union dues from non-union public school employees.
    View Attachment

    Document #3
    Description: House Bill 52 (Keller, F.) This legislation prohibits labor organizations from collecting compulsory union dues from non-union state employees.
    View Attachment

    Document #4
    Description: House Bill 53 (Cox) This legislation prohibits labor organizations from collecting compulsory union dues from non-union local government employees.
    View Attachment

    Document #5
    Description: House Bill 54 (Knowles) This legislation would prohibit employment from being conditional upon membership or non-membership in a labor organization. Compulsory dues would be prohibited for non-union members and would apply to only private sector employees.
    View Attachment

    Document #6
    Description: House Bill 250 (Bloom) This legislation would permit public employees to opt out of their union membership at any time during their contract. Currently, under the Public Employee Relations Act, employees can only opt out of their union membership 15 days prior to the expiration of their contract. This legislation would provide public employees the freedom to terminate their union membership at any time.

    What sparked the new legislation?

    It took four days to repair most of the $500,000 in damage done by vandals at the Quaker meetinghouse being built in Chestnut Hill.

    Still on site is the dead hulk of a crane, its cab burned in what authorities said was arson.

    “Do I think it was the unions?” said Robert Reeves, president of the nonunion Abington builder working at the site. “I don’t think it was a group of 10-year-old boys.”

    Labor-related violence has declined in Philadelphia during the last 40 years, according to John Breese, an assistant regional director with the National Labor Relations Board.

    But the Goldtex construction site at 12th and Wood Streets endured months of sometimes-violent confrontation before two people were arrested in July. And the circumstances of the Chestnut Hill incident -- against a Quaker meetinghouse four days before Christmas -- has brought fresh attention to the issue.


  60. 60 | January 25, 2013 1:06 pm

    @ Iron Fist:

    We have power. It is better than going out an playing bumper cars on the roads.

    Yeah its not worth risking your life out there. But hey, according to Derek Jeter, that Icestorm is caused by Global Warming! :lol:


  61. heysoos
    61 | January 25, 2013 1:07 pm

    Rodan wrote:

    @ heysoos:
    I met him several times actually. Both when I lived in NY and Tampa. I think Jeter is just being used by Pepsi so they can have a spokesman and they can look cool talking about AGW.

    probably so…he’s about as squeeky clean as it gets


  62. unclassifiable
    62 | January 25, 2013 1:11 pm

    @ Da_Beerfreak:

    Sorry for the late reply.

    And sorry to hear that but it is totally understandable.

    I kind of wished he would move to Texas and run.

    We got a bevy of Congressmen (and Congresswomen) that could stand replacement with a fine patriot IMHO.


  63. Da_Beerfreak
    63 | January 25, 2013 1:24 pm

    unclassifiable wrote:

    @ Da_Beerfreak:

    Sorry for the late reply.

    And sorry to hear that but it is totally understandable.

    I kind of wished he would move to Texas and run.

    We got a bevy of Congressmen (and Congresswomen) that could stand replacement with a fine patriot IMHO.

    I heard that with West it’s a family issue. After moving his family all over the place when he was active service his Wife chose Florida to settle down in and let their Kids finish school.


  64. 64 | January 25, 2013 1:27 pm

    Objectivist street art spotted in Obama County, Brooklyn.


  65. unclassifiable
    65 | January 25, 2013 1:28 pm

    @ Da_Beerfreak:
    @ Iron Fist:

    The Supreme Court would have to rely on Congress to curtail the Excutive Branch through fiscal shutdown and impeachment.

    This of course is disturbing since so many slobbering Congressional synchophants (Democrats) seem perfectly willing to abdicate their responsibilities.


  66. Da_Beerfreak
    66 | January 25, 2013 1:39 pm

    unclassifiable wrote:

    @ Da_Beerfreak:
    @ Iron Fist:

    The Supreme Court would have to rely on Congress to curtail the Excutive Branch through fiscal shutdown and impeachment.

    This of course is disturbing since so many slobbering Congressional synchophants (Democrats) seem perfectly willing to abdicate their responsibilities.

    At the moment it’s little more then another strike against Obama’s Reign of Error that he will ignore as long as Congress keeps letting him walk.


  67. 67 | January 25, 2013 1:44 pm

    @ unclassifiable:

    And that’s the problem. The Court can make ts decisions, but if the Executive chooses to ignore them and Congress can’t or won’t act, the Executive is, if fact, in a dictatorial position. I am very much afraid that that is where we are.


  68. 68 | January 25, 2013 1:51 pm

    Gawd, I laughed until I had tears coming down my face and thought I was going to puke!


  69. 69 | January 25, 2013 1:58 pm

    @ Iron Fist:

    Yup, Obama is a dictator. One day the tables will be turned.


  70. Da_Beerfreak
    70 | January 25, 2013 1:58 pm

    Iron Fist wrote:

    @ unclassifiable:

    And that’s the problem. The Court can make ts decisions, but if the Executive chooses to ignore them and Congress can’t or won’t act, the Executive is, if fact, in a dictatorial position. I am very much afraid that that is where we are.

    That’s why I keep saying that it has to be the States that have to intervene to stop an out of control Central Government.
    Only the States working together have the power needed to restore the Federal Republic and force the Fools in DC Town to follow the Constitution.

    Don’t expect any help from the Blue States; they’ve already sold their souls for the “free stuff”.


  71. 71 | January 25, 2013 2:00 pm

    @ Urban Infidel:

    I have that scheduled for 6 PM tonight.


  72. 72 | January 25, 2013 2:03 pm

    New Thread.


  73. 73 | January 25, 2013 2:08 pm

    MacDuff wrote:

    Gawd, I laughed until I had tears coming down my face and thought I was going to puke!

    SO funny. The Beyawnce part is the best!
    I’d almost take that Barry over the real one.


  74. 74 | January 25, 2013 2:08 pm

    Rodan wrote:

    @ Urban Infidel:
    I have that scheduled for 6 PM tonight.

    oOH! gRREAT!


  75. lobo91
    75 | January 25, 2013 2:11 pm

    @ unclassifiable:

    The Supreme Court would have to rely on Congress to curtail the Excutive Branch through fiscal shutdown and impeachment.

    Well, that’s how it would work if we still had a Constitution.

    Since the Fed has started printing imaginary money, and Obama considers the debt ceiling a suggestion, I don’t see how they can actually do so.


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