Skip to comments.Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr: Congress Is in ‘Rebellion’ So Obama Should Go Outside the Constitution
Posted on 10/14/2011 9:56:03 AM PDT by Kaslin
Tyranny gets a backbench cheerleader:
Illinois Democratic Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr. told The Daily Caller on Wednesday that congressional opposition to the American Jobs Act is akin to the Confederate states in rebellion.
Jackson called for full government employment of the 15 million unemployed and said that Obama should declare a national emergency and take extra-constitutional action administratively without the approval of Congress to tackle unemployment.
I hope the president continues to exercise extraordinary constitutional means, based on the history of Congresses that have been in rebellion in the past, Jackson said. Hes looking administratively for ways to advance the causes of the American people, because this Congress is completely dysfunctional.
President Obama tends to idealize and rightfully so Abraham Lincoln, who looked at states in rebellion and he made a judgment that the government of the United States, while the states are in rebellion, still had an obligation to function, Jackson told TheDC at his Capitol Hill office on Wednesday.
On several occasions now, weve seen the Congress is in rebellion, determined, as Abraham Lincoln said, to wreck or ruin at all costs. I believe in the direct hiring of 15 million unemployed Americans at $40,000 a head, some more than $40,000, some less than $40,000 thats a $600 billion stimulus. It could be a five-year program. For another $104 billion, we bailout all of the states for another $100 billion, we bailout all of the cities, he said.
All of this is completely insane, but we shouldn’t delude ourselves into thinking it can’t happen. On two occasions, President Obama mused publicly that he would very much like to go around Congress on immigration law. And then he actually did it.
The Obama White House has also signaled that it may once again bypass Congress on the jobs bill.
Many of Obama’s priorities have sputtered and stalled, and the president blames gridlock in Washington for the lack of progress that voters might hold over his head come next November. But the White House has signaled it is willing to use other options such as executive orders, administrative action at the agency level and a review of regulations to implement the president’s wishes without Congress on board.
In recent weeks Obama has exerted his executive authority on issues ranging from education to housing policy to the environment.
That was back in September. And now we have an Obama ally, JJ Jr, egging the president on to declare Congress in “rebellion” for voting down a bill, and urging the president to unilaterally put 15 million Americans on the federal payroll. Never mind that we don’t have the money to do that; once you’ve expanded the federal payroll by that much, you’ve opened those millions up to government union membership, and you’ve permanently altered the American work force. You have probably also guaranteed either a collapse of the economic system, or a more genuine rebellion if you ever try to get those millions off the dole.
All of this is an invitation to real tyranny, and Glenn’s right that Jackson should resign over these remarks. They really don’t have any place in our republic at all.
If the president actually follows Jackson’s advice, impeachment should be on the table.
Update: A commenter wants Rep. Jackson’s contact info. Here ya go. Be CIVIL.
Thus, Rep. Jackson is calling for Obama to declare martial law and suspend the constitution all because policy differences are the same thing as armed insurrection. Isn’t that called a “coup”? And isn’t calling for it publically considered treason?
Rep. Jackson is an imbecile.
Maybe he should set fire to the Reichstag while he’s at it.
Fine then lets have a confederacy and we’ll build a wall along the Potomac , then all liberals, illegals and homo, cross dressers can all move north and then they can have their liberal utopia.
I guarantee that in 10 years their liberal north utopia will be in crisis and the confederacy will have to deal with a humanitarian crisis
It is a well known fact, that the left hates the constitution.
Their Gunwalker Gleiwitz incident did not work out like the original.
See my tagline.
But I can't help but wonder how Rep. Jackson would like it if’n the non minorities decided the same thing and started imposing their will on the “dumb masses” in spite of the Constitution?
He has money. I need some. Time to just take it and see him complain.
The apple did not fall far from the tree.
I talked to a guy who worked for the mover who moved JJ Jr to D.C. when he was first elected. He said every piece of furniture was white. And he said Jackson was the dumbest person he’d ever talked to.
Like father, like son
It’s not treason.
Wow, so there is somebody more clueless than Jesse Jackson Senior, amazing.
His daddy passed his syphilis along to Jr. It has attacked what is left of the idiot’s brain.
Amazing how these SOBs get away with the treasonous things they say.
That isn’t rebellion, Jesse Jr, you douchebag, that is gridlock, and we thank God for it.
actually the POS POTUS is working against the people and should be removed by force to save the constitution.. I would trade a thousand POS POTUSes for 1 constitution..I guess Jesse is all about being a commie..
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