Skip to comments.Obama’s Abuse of Executive Orders: Worse than Fast and Furious?
Posted on 11/16/2011 4:06:18 PM PST by george76
Operation Fast and Furious has left a hideous scar on our nation to date. It should result in the prosecution of Attorney General Eric Holder, former U.S. Attorney Dennis Burke, and a slew of ATF supervisors who oversaw the ridiculous operation from the word go. As a result of their foolishness and criminality, taxpayer money was used in the purchase of weapons intentionally passed to criminals, Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry is dead, hundreds upon hundreds of Mexican citizens have been killed, and over one thousand firearms are still unaccounted for...
Yet as bad as Fast and Furious was, and will continue to be when as more facts unfold, I am persuaded that Obamas clear usurpation of the Constitution via his misuse of Executive Orders is worse.
Fast and Furious was a completely lawless situation ... Obamas attempts to legislate from the White House are being done right in the open and pose a clear violation to the separation of powers established by our Founding Fathers nearly 225 years ago. This strikes at the very core of our nations foundation by disrupting the pattern and order of government set forth in the Constitution, as well as the customs and conventions weve trusted heretofore.
The Constitution clearly gives the power of legislating to Congress period.
This man has absolutely no respect for our Constitution or for the office of the president. He would be king, if we would but be his subjects.
(Excerpt) Read more at biggovernment.com ...
Fast and Furious
Meaning, it says whatever he wants it to say. In his NPR Interview when a Illinois Senator he as much indicated that the Constitution was an impediment to what he wanted to accomplish in terms of social justice.
And zero is off the hook?
Who is Patrick Henry?
All of it is sedition.
Remember how the other side made such a big Stink about Hank Williams Jr. being honest about this man who wanted to be President and mere mention of Hitler in the same comment had the heathen raging? Well Mr.Williams did not directly compare Obummer to Hitler— but I say we now have one worse than Hitler making th eOval Office into the offal office.
The man whom George Washington defeated.
Patrick Henry did not run against Washington.
“I am persuaded that Obamas clear usurpation of the Constitution via his misuse of Executive Orders is worse.”
I agree. Impeach that slimey Chicago thug. I, and many other FReepers, have been calling for the impeachment of obuma for years. Let’s do it.
Now, how many gutless, worthless RINO worms in the Republican party can we line up to get the impeachment ball rolling? I’m guessing one, possibly two.
Well, hell, that’s a start.
Why aren’t our congresscritters doing something about it? They are just as bad as he is, if they continue to ignore it.
George Washington defeated Patrick Henry when Virginia ratified the Constitution.
No, 30 years is wayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy tooo little. Way too little!
It should be more like 3330000 years.
He already is King, most Americans just don’t realize it. He does pretty much what he wants when he wants and people just keep their mouths shut, keep paying their taxes and playing by the rules. Stupid Americans will cause the end demise of America and have no one to blame but themselves.
Once upon a time, I was invited to the White House for a private dinner with the President. I am a respected businessman, with a factory that produces memory chips for computers and portable electronics. There was some talk that my industry was being scrutinized by the administration, but I paid it no mind. I live in a free country. There’s nothing that the government can do to me if I’ve broken no laws. My wealth was earned honestly, and an invitation to dinner with an American President is an honor I checked my coat, was greeted by the Chief of Staff, and joined the President in a yellow dining room.
We sat across from each other at a table draped in white linen. The Great Seal was embossed on the china. Uniformed staff served our dinner. The meal was served, and I was startled when my waiter suddenly reached out, plucked a dinner roll off my plate, and began nibbling it as he walked back to the kitchen. “Sorry about that,” said the President. “Andrew is very hungry.” “I don’t appreciate...” I began, but as I looked into the calm brown eyes across from me, I felt immediately guilty and petty. It was just a dinner roll. “Of course,” I concluded, and reached for my glass. Before I could, however, another waiter reached forward, took the glass away and swallowed the wine in a single gulp. “And his brother Eric is very thirsty.” said the President.
The President is testing my compassion, I thought. I will play along. I don’t want to seem unkind. My plate was whisked away before I had tasted a bite. “Eric’s children are also quite hungry.” With a lurch, I crashed to the floor. My chair had been pulled out from under me. I stood, brushing myself off angrily, and watched as it was carried from the room. “And their grandmother can’t stand for long.” I excused myself, smiling outwardly, but inside feeling like a fool. Obviously I had been invited to the White House to be sport for some game.
I reached for my coat, to find that it had been taken. I turned back to the President.”Their grandfather doesn’t like the cold.” I wanted to shout- that was my coat! But again, I looked at the placid smiling face of my host and decided I was being a poor sport. I spread my hands helplessly and chuckled. Then I felt my hip pocket and realized my wallet was gone. I excused myself and walked to a phone on an elegant side table. I learned shortly that my credit cards had been maxed out, my bank accounts emptied, my retirement and equity portfolios had vanished, and my wife had been thrown out of our home. Apparently, the waiters and their families were moving in.
The President hadn’t moved or spoken as I learned all this, but finally I lowered the phone into its cradle and turned to face him. “Andrew’s whole family has made bad financial decisions. They haven’t planned for retirement, and they need a house. They recently defaulted on a subprime mortgage. I told them they could have your home. They need it more than you do.” My hands were shaking. I felt faint. I stumbled back to the table and knelt on the floor.
The President cheerfully cut his meat, ate his steak and drank his wine. I lowered my eyes and stared at the small grey circles on the tablecloth that were water drops.”By the way,” He added, “I have just signed an Executive Order nationalizing your factories. I’m firing you as head of your business. I’ll be operating the firm now for the benefit of all mankind. There’s a whole bunch of Erics and Andrews out there and they can’t come to you for jobs groveling like beggars.” I looked up. The President dropped his spoon into the empty ramekin which had been his creme brulee. He drained the last drops of his wine. As the table was cleared, he lit a cigarette and leaned back in his chair. He stared at me. I clung to the edge of the table as if were a ledge and I were a man hanging over an abyss.
I thought of the years behind me, of the life I had lived. The life I had earned with a lifetime of work, risk and struggle. Why was I punished? How had I allowed it to be taken? What game had I played and lost? I looked across the table and noticed with some surprise that there was no game board between us. What had I done wrong? As if answering the unspoken thought, the President suddenly cocked his head, locked his empty eyes to mine, and bared a million teeth, chuckling wryly as he folded his hands he said: “You should have stopped me at the dinner roll”.
Yeah, but it made Issa really, really mad. The beat goes on, because they can just reach across the aisle with a smile and all just sing kumbaya.
They may of had their difference, but they put them aside against the common enemy. If only we as conservatives could do the same thing.
I hate when I change my mind mid-thought, and then rely on the spell-checker for grammar (it never works).
Take a look at this if you haven’t!
Thanks, lj. I saw that thread before that post was made. Amazing! The lawlessness of this administration is just breathtaking. What gets me is that these bureaucratic slugs just seem to go right along with it. Heavy karma. I wouldn’t want to be any of them.