Skip to comments.Transforming America into Obama's Imperial Dictatorship.
Posted on 05/27/2012 9:58:09 AM PDT by Signalman
If Barack Obama is re-elected the United States will never be the same, nor will it be able to re-capture its once lofty status as the most dominant nation in the history of mankind. The overwhelming majority of Americans do not understand that Obama's first term was dedicated to putting in place executive power to enable him and the administration to fulfill the campaign promise of "transforming America" in his second term regardless of which political party controls Congress. That is why his re-election team is virtually ignoring the plight of incumbent or prospective Democratic Party office holders.
The most significant accomplishment of Obama's first term was to make Congress irrelevant. Under the myopic and blindly loyal leadership of Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi, the Democrats have succeeded in creating an imperial and, in a second term, a potential dictatorial presidency During the first two years of the Obama administration when the Democrats overwhelming controlled both Houses of Congress and the media was in an Obama worshiping stupor, a myriad of laws were passed and actions taken which transferred virtually unlimited power to the executive branch.
The birth of multi-thousand page laws was not an aberration. This tactic was adopted so the bureaucracy controlled by Obama appointees would have sole discretion in interpreting vaguely written laws and enforcing thousands of pages of regulations they and not Congress would subsequently write.
For example, in the 2,700 pages of ObamaCare there are more than 2,500 references to the Secretary of Health and Human Services. There are more than 700 instances when he or she is instructed that they "shall" do something and more than 200 times when they "may" take at their sole discretion some form of regulatory action. On 139 occasions, the law mentions that the "Secretary determines." In essence one person, appointed by and reporting to the president, will be in charge of the health care of 310 million Americans once ObamaCare is fully operational in 2014.
Additionally, the Obama administration has, through its unilaterally determined rule making and regulatory powers, created laws out of whole cloth. The Environmental Protection Agency on a near daily basis issues new regulations clearly out of their purview in order to modify and change environmental laws previously passed and to impose a radical green agenda never approved by Congress. The same is true of the Energy and Interior Departments among many others. None of these extra-constitutional actions have been challenged by Congress. The left in America knows this usurpation of power is nearly impossible to reverse unless stopped in its early stages.
It is clearly the mindset of this administration and its appointees that Congress is merely a nuisance and can be ignored after they were able to take full advantage of the useful idiots in the Democrat controlled House and Senate in 2009-2010 and the Democrat Senate in the current Congress.
Additionally, Barack Obama knows after his re-election a Republican controlled House and Senate will not be able to enact any legislation to roll back the power previously granted to the Executive Branch or usurped by them. His veto will not be overridden as there will always be at least 145 Democratic members of the House or 34 in the Senate in agreement with or intimidated by an administration more than willing to use Chicago style political tactics.
The stalemate between the Executive and Legislative Branches will inure to the benefit of Barack Obama and his fellow leftists. The most significant power Congress has is the control of the purse-strings as all spending must be approved by them. However, once re-elected, Barack Obama, as confirmed by his willingness to do or say anything and his unscrupulous re-election tactics, would not only threaten government shutdowns but would deliberately withhold payments to those dependent on government support as a means of intimidating and forcing a Republican controlled Congress to surrender to his demands, thus neutering their ability to control the administration through spending constraints.
Further, this administration has shown contempt for the courts by ignoring various court orders, e.g. the Gulf of Mexico oil drilling moratorium, as well as stonewalling subpoenas and requests issued by Congress. The Eric Holder Justice Department has become the epitome of corruption as part of the most dishonest and deceitful administration in American history. In a second term the arrogance of Barack Obama and his minions will become more blatant as he will not have to be concerned with re-election.
Who will be there to enforce the rule of law, a Supreme Court ruling or the Constitution? No one. Barack Obama and his fellow-travelers will be unchallenged as they run roughshod over the American people.
I want to add only one postscript to this excellent article. I do not disagree with Steve McCann, but while he did a thorough job forecasting the gloom and doom that may be in our future he offered no solutions to the problem. The only way to protect America if Barack Hussein Obama manages to get reelected is to impeach Obama and throw him out of the White House and then put him on trial for his crimes. His list of high crimes and misdemeanors already demand a call for charges of treason. The only thing we need is a strong Republican majority in Congress with the courage to do the right thing.
Impeachment or any other criminal trial won’t happen. Congress and even the courts are spineless wimps.
I pray daily that the Good Lord will bless and keep our nation.
Nancy Pelosi on Obamacare: "We have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it."
Tom Hayden in 1968: "First we will make the revolution, and then we will find out what for."
Barack Obama: "We are 5 days away from fundamentally transforming America."
DEPOPULATE socialists from the body politic. The tsunami of 2012 can eclipse the accomplishments of 2010.
Meanwhile, the dumbed-down sheep mindlessly graze for guh-mint freebies.
Obama has a near-50% approval rating on average. That says Americans seem to be satified with being subjugated to a more-intrusive, oppressive federal government machine.
As government grows, the individual shrinks.. and they seem OK with that, so long as they get their little slice of the pie.
This is NOT the America that sought and attained greatness. It`s a mere shell of its former self.
The American people voted for this creature. The American people set aside hundreds of years of experience and observation, abdicated their right to govern and elected he who cannot be correctly named. We got the government we deserve as promised years ago.
That's what THEY think. They shall rue the day, and not soon enough.
Impeachment may not be an option. The Senate is largely in the tank for corruption and massive federal power. If SCOTUS is incapable of removing him from office our last hope will be a military coup. Disbanding the standing army will alleviate that threat.
There are not any reasonable options if Obama is reelected. Of course, Romney will not be an improvement. No matter how you slice the tomato it remains rotten.
A very good article by Steve McCann. Thanks for posting, Signalman.
This should be on the front page of every newspaper across the country. But it won’t be.
But, but he's blaaaaaack!!!
This is really, truly the only card to play with a vote for Mitt Romney. A Romney victory means Obama has a choice - stand down or grab power before Jan, 20 2013. Fool Sucka gets 4 more years and all bets are off.
If Obama is re-elected in November that will be the last free presidential election in this country until the tyrant is overthrown. Obama will like Hugo Chavez rule by decree, ignore the courts and make Congress irrelevant. The GOP leadership will cower in the corner and not be willing to impeach him not that they could get it accomplished if they did. Long before the end of his second term Obama will end free elections, tear up the Constitution and using emergency powers enacted in his first term take over the Internet, TV, newspapers and end free speech. I also expect US citizens who dare to criticize Obama to be hauled off to indefinite detention. Things will get so bad that only armed rebellion or a military coup will end his dictatorship.
They will have to disarm us first.
LESSON NO. 1: If a bureaucrat, or a soldier sent by a bureaucrat, comes to knock down your door and take you someplace you do not want to go because of who you are or what you think -- kill him. If you can, kill the politician who sent him. You will likely die anyway, and you will be saving someone else the same fate. For it is a universal truth that the intended victims always far outnumber the tyrant's executioners. Any nation which practices this lesson will quickly run out of executioners and tyrants.
LESSON NO. 2: If a bureaucrat, or a soldier sent by a bureaucrat, comes to knock down your door and confiscate your firearms -- kill him. The disarmament of law-abiding citizens is the required precursor to genocide.
Or if, during periods of mass arrests, as for example in Leningrad, when they arrested a quarter of the entire city, people had not simply sat there in their lairs, paling with terror at every bang of the downstairs door and at every step on the staircase, but had understood they had nothing left to lose and had boldly set up in the downstairs hall an ambush of half a dozen people with axes, hammers, pokers, or whatever else was at hand?
The Organs would very quickly have suffered a shortage of officers and transport and, notwithstanding all of Stalins thirst, the cursed machine would have ground to a halt!
If...if...We didnt love freedom enough. And even more we had no awareness of the real situation.... We purely and simply deserved everything that happened afterward.
Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn - The Gulag Archipelago