Skip to comments.Ambrose: Obama Re-election Would Increase Problems
Posted on 04/07/2012 6:42:09 AM PDT by srmorton
They are definitely not cheering for it, but some conservatives and libertarians I ordinarily respect are saying oh, ho hum, it is no big deal if President Barack Obama gets re-elected because - listen up, worriers - we have separation of powers. We have divided government. Both houses of Congress are likely to be Republican after November's election, and they will keep this guy in check.
Excuse me, but have these fine folks paid any attention whatsoever to the past century or so of American history, to the gradually, then dramatically growing power of the executive?
Do they know how administrative agencies are now virtual dictators of much of American life and how a particularly controversial guy can be snuck into bossing one around when Congress is out of Washington? Have they heard of the veto, and how there is little way Republicans can stymie tyrannical acts big and small unless they have numbers no single election will ever give them?
Have they noticed the way in which Obama himself has come increasingly to think of Congress as a bother to be casually swatted away?
I don't say this as a Republican lover. Again and again, I get emails that start off, "All you Republicans ..." and I want to shout back, "Not guilty!" To me, the Republicans are the lesser of two evils and on occasion have been the greater. But minus a Republican president, what will happen when the Supreme Court has a couple of vacancies?
Obama may not be able to squeeze leftist deconstructionists onto the court, but after all the banging, jousting and grandstanding are done, we will have unmistakably progressive justices in a position to someday help take this country down the road to a more Europeanized, overregulated, liberty-shrinking society.
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A second term for the marxist would relegate us to up to 4 years of turmoil, scandals, investigations, and finally impeachment. The bureaucracy of EPA, FDA, Housing, and so on would be on a rampage.
It would be an odd period, I will admit, from 2012 to 2016. It’s likely that the Senate will almost be a fifty-fifty split (my humble opinion), and the House will still be a plus-ten for the Republicans. So there’s no significant legislation for the President for the next four years. Even the budget mess....will be locked and in a totally screwed up position. The only legacy business that the President can accomplish is peace treaties (without Senate approval), the opening of new national forests, and attendance at foreign funerals. Even the media will be standing there in a state of shock....where nothing much can be reported.
Just to give an idea just how powerful the executive branch has become consider what has happened in energy policy. The Obama EPA and the Dept. of Energy have implemented the Kyoto treaty and the Copenhagen accords without so much as a Congressional debate, much less legislation. Through rules, regulations, and executive orders left wing ideologues have declared war on carbon energy sources restricting development, transport and production. This has caused real misery and economic contraction. Some Congressmen have protested but are very ineffectual to stop this nonsense.
“Some Congressmen have protested but are very ineffectual to stop this nonsense.”
As long as Congress is unwilling to use the impeachment power, or its power over the purse, the executive will continue to grab power. The leadership of our current Congress is quite content with the status quo. Otherwise, there would be impeachment hearings reductions in appropriations for these types of activity. Congress could eliminate the EPA and the Department of Energy today or defund the offensive activities.
I’m voting the Anybody But Obama ticket whether that’s Mitt Romney or Ron Paul or anyone in between.
The problem is how people suspend suspicion and grant full trust to anyone with the appropriate letter after their name.
Unfortunately, both the demonrats and the rinos are socialists and are all about building the biggest, baddest, all powerful Fed.
When the demonrats get power, the silent majority is on alert and responds accordingly when the inevitable abuses of power begin.
But, when the rinos get power, the silent majority goes to sleep and ignores the equally inevitable abuses of power that the rinos have shown tremendous aptitude for.
Either way, we'll end up in the same place with both, at the bottom of the cliff, under the boot and ever watchful eye of a tyrannically all powerful government.
With obama, at least we're on alert, pissed off and ready, willing and ever more able to fight for the kind of government we really want.
With any rino du jour, we go to sleep thinking they're going to fix things for us and all will be ok...
...and when we finally wake up, the rinos are getting voted out and the demonrats take over the massive, better financed government the rinos built.
And here we are, doing the sames thing over and over again each election hoping for a different result, thinking this rino will be different than every other rino.
That's insanity, rino style.
But hey, this time it'll be different...right?
Good luck with that.
My tag line says it all. Its not only a want, it is a NEED. Look at the damage O has done in his first term, I cannot imagine what would happen during a 2nd, “devil may care” term.
Obama has publicly expressed frustration with sharing power with Congress, the Supreme Court and the American people (a “messy” democracy), while expressing admiration and envy of China’s totalitarian government. He won’t even criticize China’s human rights violations (”they have a different form of government”). Piecing together his candid praise for China and disdain for democracy and the balance of power can lead a thinking person to only one conclusion: facism.
As long as Zer0 has the Executive Order, the makeup of the House and Senate is meaningless.
He has made that perfectly clear.
He simply does what he wants and Boner and McConnell say little or nothing.
” As long as Zer0 has the Executive Order, the makeup of the House and Senate is meaningless.
He has made that perfectly clear.
He simply does what he wants and Boner and McConnell say little or nothing.”