Guest Blogger: Doriangrey
In what has become a reoccurring theme, Barack Obama lamented the fact that he isn’t a Dictator, able to ignore the United States constitution and simply order his agenda into existence at will.
During remarks on immigration, President Obama was confronted onstage by a protester calling on him to use executive power to bypass Congress on the issue.
The protester, standing behind the president during a speech in San Francisco, was joined by others who began to chant “Stop deportation!” “If, in fact, I could solve all these problems without passing them through Congress, I would do so,” President Obama responded. “But we’re also a nation of laws.”
He ended his lament with the phrase, “But we’re also a nation of laws.” The irony here is think enough to cut with a dull butter knife. Funny how when dealing with his signature law, Obamacare, he has violated the law repeatedly. From it’s passage in the middle of the night through the highly dubious practice of “Reconciliation” the fact that it originated not in the House of Representatives as required by Law, but the Senate. The multiple executive alterations of it, to the numerous delays, and even finally to his “Fix” of the Laws required policy cancellations. Obama has done nothing but violate Laws which he did not agree with.
Then we move on to numerous Court orders he has blatantly ignored, his refusal to defend existing Laws that he doesn’t like such as the Defense of Marriage Act. One is left wondering how he could make the claim “But we’re also a nation of laws.” without his mouth bursting into flames. Thus we find ourselves reflecting on his previous desire to be a Dictator.
Mr. Obama has told people that it would be so much easier to be the president of China. As one official put it, “No one is scrutinizing Hu Jintao’s words in Tahrir Square.”
Tahrir Square, for those who don’t understand the stupidity of this comment, is in Egypt. Hu Jintao had nothing to do with Tahrir Square, Hu Jintao was the Communist Chinese Dictator responsible for the massacre that took place in Tiananmen Square, change a single name, and sadly most people lose the significance of what Obama was saying, remind them that he was speaking not of Hu Jintao words in Tahrir Square, but of his actions in Tiananmen Square and the meaning of Barack Obama’s statement comes into crystal clear focus.
(Cross Posted @ The Wilderness of Mirrors)
Goldwaterite Historical Update: Hu Jintao was not the leader of China during the 1989 Tiananmen Square crackdown. The leaders of China were Deng Xiaoping and Li Peng.