Skip to comments.President Justifies Usurpations
Posted on 08/23/2013 8:10:00 PM PDT by John Semmens
The rising tide of extralegal Presidential edicts bypassing Congress was justified by Obama himself in remarks during a CNN interview with Chris Cuomo.
According to the President, most Republicans tell me privately that they'd like to support me, but are afraid of retaliation from Tea Party primary challenges or being lambasted by right-wing talk shows. They're grateful that I'm taking the 'hot potatoes' out of their hands with these Executive Orders.
In illustration of his case, Obama pointed to his Executive Order authorizing subsidies for members of Congress and their staffs to offset the higher health insurance costs of the Affordable Care Act. Their inadvertent neglect to exempt themselves from the mandates of the Act put them in the same boat as private individuals vis a vis the requirement to purchase compliant coverage, Obama said. It was their own fault. I could've just sat by and let them take their lumps. That's what a strict observance of the law would've required. My willingness to go outside the narrow confines of the law saved them from the pain of having to pay more without them having to face the embarrassment of explicitly amending the Act to save themselves.
Congress has two core responsibilities, the President maintained. One is to pass the legislation needed to promote the general welfare. The other is to provide the money the Government needs. When Congress fails to carry out these responsibilities it is up to me to bridge the gap.
There is a solid majority on both sides of the aisle for getting things done, the President continued. We could let ourselves be stymied by archaic limitations or we can adapt modern methods for meeting the needs of governing in a changing world. Thankfully, the consensus favors a dynamic and flexible approach.
In related news, Obama deflected criticism of NSA spying on citizens. Let me assure everyone that the Government is not listening to your emails or reading your phone conversations, Obama asserted. The claim that we would or even could do such a thing is an absurdity that raises questions about the mental health of those who make the accusations.
Meanwhile, the NSA's campaign of intimidation against Dan McCall continues. McCall's website LibertyManiacs.com lampooned the NSA as the only part of government that actually listens to the people. NSA Director, General Keith Alexander, defended the intimidation saying that the important work we do deserves the respect and support of every American. Mockery merits repercussions.
if you missed any of this week's other semi-news/semi-satire posts you can find them at...
Odrama in in FACT arrogant to have actually said “most Republicans tell me privately that they’d like to support me”!
Call his bluff ... ask him to name names.
I don’t think this is actually satirical.
Sad part here is that even though one KNOWS this is jibberish and satire of the greatest magnitude, there is definitely a nagging feeling in ones gourd that this is a legitimate article.
Words cannot express my disgust.
Satire or not, this is the sort of stupidity this buffoon displays on a regular basis...............
John, you get me nearly every time! It wasn’t until the second paragraph that I thought to look up at the top of the page to check the author.
Very good! ( Sitting here laughing!)
We can let ourselves be stymied by archaic limitations or we adopt modern methods...”
Is that his way of saying...You be ole school, we be new school?
Good article...as always.
Another good one, John! Now I think I’ll go listen to another email... :)
The guy believes his own hype. No one trusts him anymore except for race clingers. Even they know the ship is going down. Let him hang himself with his own lies.
most Republicans tell me privately that they’d like to support me, but are afraid of retaliation from Tea Party primary challenges or being lambasted by right-wing talk shows. They’re grateful that I’m taking the ‘hot potatoes’ out of their hands with these Executive Orders.
I cannot disagree with Obama on this...
The “Most Republicans” are obviously the RINO establishment ones...
Nice one John. The fact is many Dems have always harbored a desire for a dictator/president. It’s in their nature. That’s why the worst dictators have always come out of liberal/leftist backgrounds. Libs crave being ordered around by an omnipotent ruler. In Obama, they have the biggest dictator-type prez since FDR. They love being kicked in the rear-end by their superiors.
Semmens' semi-satire captures Sebelius authentic raison d'être.
Another fine column, John
Obama and Holder are publicly speaking about their plan of the week that are just more smokescreen distractions to divert attention away from the incompetent manner Obama has handled his day job.
The best indicator of a PHONY ADMINISTRATION is the number of its REAL SCANDALS.
Commie Tyrant Obamas current talking points are thus smokescreen distractions for the products of Obamas first 4 years in office:
* Refusal to close US Southern Border to Mexican illegal alien invaders
* No known un-forged records of Place of Birth
* No known un-forged records of University grades
* Benghazi Massacre
* Dereliction of Duty as CIC during Benghazi Massacre
* Cover up of Benghazi Massacre
* Destruction of Seal Team Six
* Cover up of Fast and Furious murder of US Border Agent by Exec. Order
* IRS-Obamacare Commune Death Grip on Wealth and Health
* NSA-Gestapo Death Grip on all citizens communications
* Use of Courts against News Media
* Use of Supreme Court to install Un-Constitutional Obamacare Tax
* Destruction of the US Coal Industry
* Refusal to permit XL Pipeline construction
* Trillion Dollar a year Federal Overspending
* Monthly violations of the US Constitution by Obama
* Use of Exec. Orders to bypass Congress.
REPLACE sniveling coward Speaker Boehner with a FIGHTER!
It is time to IMPEACH Tyrant B. Hussein Obama, aka Barry Soetoro.
Tyrant B. Hussein Obama, (aka Barry Soetoro), continues his unopposed efforts to expand Totalitarian Obamanation in Liberty-based America.
Where are the Republican opponents of Tyrant Obama?
Why have the Articles of Impeachment for Tyrant Obama not been issued by US House Speaker Boehner, or Pro-Welfare Republicans Cantor or Ryan?
Have House and Senate Pro-Welfare Republicans formed a cave-in pact with Pro-Welfare Democrats to protect Tyrant Obama?
The main thing that Speaker Boehner is afraid of is being blamed for doing his job.
Speaker Boehners job now is to shut down the NON-ESSENTIAL parts of the US Federal Government until Obamacare is ABOLISHED, however long that takes.
LOL, sounds like something Obama would say.
the Government is not listening to your emails or reading your phone conversations
the Government is not listening to your emails AND reading your phone conversations
Now, tell me the one again about where I get to "keep my insurance"!!! :)
1. not(a OR b) = not a AND not b = True
2. not(a AND b) = not a OR not b = True
a is always false, b is always false
Excellent. Visited and forwarded. Thanks for the Ping..
John, I don't think this was an EO, but rather an illegal action by some of Obama's bureaucrats with his full blessing. I would call this kind of unconstitutional action/inaction, which includes EOs usurping the legislative branch's powers, and ignoring parts of laws he doesn't like, "legislating from the executive branch."
Why even bother to draft an EO when you can just act like an monarch, with congress's tacit approval??
Their inadvertent neglect to exempt themselves from the mandates of the Act put them in the same boat as private individuals vis a vis the requirement to purchase compliant coverage, Obama said. It was their own fault. I could've just sat by and let them take their lumps. That's what a strict observance of the law would've required. My willingness to go outside the narrow confines of the law saved them from the pain of having to pay more without them having to face the embarrassment of explicitly amending the Act to save themselves.
Congress did amend the act to put themselves and their staffs under Obamacare, but Obama is acting in violation of the law, and apparently most of the GOP has no interest in pointing that out, let alone opposing him.
Then pass a budget! And take responsibility for it.
Did he say that on purpose or is he really that confused?
I’ve been had...again! Lol
I’ve managed to get to the point where he doesn’t get me every time.
Just most of the time...
A wife asks her husband, “Could you please go to the store and buy a
carton of milk and if they have avocados, get 2.”
A short time later the husband comes back with 2 cartons of milk.
The wife asks him, “Why did you buy 2 cartons of milk?”
He replied, “They had avocados.”
If you’re a woman, I’m sure you’re going back to read it again!
Men will get it the first time.
My work here is done.
I’m thinking he must have had CHris Christie on his mind...
and the credit for that one goes to........
Like they say, satire is only funny when there is a kernel of truth to it.
Good job, John. Thanks again for the ping.
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