Skip to comments.Obama’s Cold War with Republicans
Posted on 10/08/2013 8:49:18 AM PDT by Col Vit
The nation is engulfed in an internal Cold War as Obama navigates America into a failing European Socialist State. Obama battles and offers no quarter to conservatives, the last bastion of citizens whose traditional views of the US Constitution and Bill of Rights are affront to the progressive view of the US Constitution as a living, changing document.
For five years, Obama has bullied the Republican establishment into submission. Conservative patriots, aghast at our Republican leaders readiness to cave to Obamas demands and provocations, have made their voices heard in Congress. Americans are outraged at Obamas end runs around Congress and his irresponsibility as Chief Law Enforcement Officer in not carrying out the enforcement of all federal laws, not only the laws he agrees on.
Americans are becoming disillusioned with Congress and Obama. The poignant words of Patrick Henry come to mind: Shall we gather strength by irresolution and inaction? Shall we acquire the means of effectual resistance by lying supinely on our backs and hugging the delusive phantom of hope, until our enemies shall have bound us hand and foot? After five long years of paralysis, the answer is no. We must stand and fight.
Pushing back against a deluge of establishment criticism, House conservatives remain united and are standing determined to force Obama into negotiations. The Power of the Purse resides constitutionally in the House of Representatives and refrains a President running ramrod over another co-equal branch of government.
After failing to defund Obamacare, the Republican controlled House offered bills to delay Obamacare for a year and to ensure Congress was not exempted from Obamacare requirements. Illegally, the government will now subsidize Congressmen and their staffs. Obama and Senator Reid would not consider any modifications to a clean Continuing Resolution (CR). The House began sending over individual appropriation bills to the Senate, as was the prior practice for a couple hundred years, but the Senate, under Reid, tabled the bills and would not allow the Senate to vote on them. Instead, Reid demanded that all 12 appropriation bills be consolidated and voted on without amendments.
Both Senator Reid and President Obama not only refused to negotiate with the House, but using vitriol, they branded Republicans as blackmailers, extortionist, and terrorists. Of course the lapdog liberal media parroted every talking point they made accusing the Republicans. The gulf between the two spheres of ideological governance is beyond reproach. The government stands in a partial (17%) shutdown, and the two sides have decided to make their stand as the next fiscal obstacle embraces them on 17 Oct, the nations Debt Limit.
In keeping with Saul Alinskys rules for radicals, Obama stokes fear and anxiety in order to create perceived crises to advance his revolutionary, progressive agenda. Obama, aided by his cronies, are utilizing the government shutdown to inflict maximum pain on the American public and to arouse, anger and blame the Republican Congressional members. Obamas actions are not in keeping with the solemnity and reverence of the esteem Presidential office. Obamas broad smile and calm voice cloaks an arrogant and failure as a Presidential leader.
The countrys Debt Limit stands at close to $17 trillion dollars, yet Obama demands from Congress an open credit card without exception to continue his failed fiscal policies. The Speaker of the House, John Boehner, tipped his hat by instructing his House colleagues that he would not let the nation default. If needed, Boehner would break the House Hastert Rule, and allow a majority of Democrat votes with a few Republican votes to pass a Debt Limit bill.
President Obama is confident that in the 11th hour, Boehner will succumb and Obama will be crowned victorious while severely damaging the prospects of House Republicans retaining control in the 2014 midterm election. That said, even during the shutdown, government takes in billions of dollars in revenue. A default occurs if you cannot pay the interest on the debt. $250 billion tax revenues are sufficient to pay off the approximate $30 billion in interest and to allow government to prioritize payments for other essential services.
The 14th Amendment of the US Constitution forbids the government to default. Advocates of Obama argue that he can declare the 14th Amendment and arbitrarily raise the debt limit himself. Many rightly believe that Obama, having created a crisis, will invoke the 14th Amendment and raise the debt limit. The US Constitution does not grant Obama that authority, and Obama would create an unwise Constitutional crisis if he does so. Again, the Power of the Purse constitutionally resides in the House and not with a President.
Any Presidential accumulation and control of the nations purse would cause irrevocable consequences of the US Constitutional concept of co-equal branches of government drafted by our forefathers. Any irrational and imprudent move by Obama to arbitrarily raise the debt limit would be repudiated by a Supreme Court that would invalidate any of Obamas unconstitutional actions as a result. In addition, the abuse of Presidential power would force the House of Representatives to draft Articles of Impeachment against the President.
The answer for the restoration of civility and governance for all America lies in the ability of Obama, Reid, and Boehner to faithfully negotiate and deliver a serious compromise addressing and correcting our spiraling out of control debt as practiced by statesmen throughout our nations history.
Our country cannot afford Obamas uncontrollable spending beyond our taxable resources. Our political leaders owe it to future generations of Americans to refrain from Obamas suicidal spending strategy. As for Obamacare, the, you will have to wait to pass it before you can know whats in it, law remains a dagger in the heart of economic growth, individual liberty, and limited government.
Unfortunately, this writer believes that during the Debt Limit negotiations, Obama will give a bone to Speaker Boehner, who will then declare victory while surrendering the meat of the bone to Obama. Tic Toc, Tic Toc. The clock is running and so is the nations uncontrollable debt!
We are being entirely reasonable. We are in agreement about all funding and no conditions except with respect to ObamaCare. Look, we are actually trying to do the Democrats a favor. ObamaCare is turning out to be the disaster we said it was. We think that the American people are demanding that the administration be given time to fix it.
This, all the while knowing the Democrats are facing a dilemma. As they try to roll this out again at the same time next year (right about when we all go to the polls) without the employer mandate waiver, they will be in a world of hurt.
PANIC is about to set in on the left, if the Republicans hold the line.
Any Republican defectors are traitors to the country, as the debt bomb is only exacerbated by the 2+ trillion dollar and counting ObamaCare projected overrun. If you cant fight to the death on ObamaCare, shut your pie hole as being anything close to fiscally conservative/responsible. Obama and the left should be run out on a rail on this devastating and already costly exercise of leftist 100% partisan folly and fantasy.
Having been laughed off the world stage and having his ass kicked by Putin, the only ones left to beat up on are Americans.
Now, that will be interesting to see...
I’m anticipating it going hot, myself...
Lets call in Putin. He can settle it! /snic
Seems Americans aren’t buying it. Not even members of his own party. After his last-minute flip on Syria Democrats are afraid to go to bat for his red lines.
If the NPS locks any more tourists inside a hotel under armed guard, it’ll be more than a cold war. Foreign tourists who spoke very little English thought they were under arrest - in AMERICA!
I’m finished shaking my head in disbelief at living in bizarro world. It’s past time to take to the streets. The Angry Mob is gathering, Mr. Obama. I suggest you change course immediately.
I am tired of the Socialists calling themselves “Progressives” Should be “REGRESSIVES”
A neighbor of mine, who is somewhat sensible but reads the NY Times too much and hears too much leftist agit-prop from his Democratic wife, said that maybe they should just let the ACA go through and fall on its face. He’s got a point, but I don’t want to relinquish that much more control over my health and pocketbook to the government during the time it would take.
I disagree that this is a “Cold War”.
Sorry to say I think that train has left the station. Bonehead has been talking as if he only wants to delay the law or twink it. IMO, they gave up on getting rid of it and hope it will just fall under its own weight.
Until enough taxpayers, which there are less and less of, finally determine they are being taxed through their premiums, nothing will happen. Hopefully when they do, they grab their pitchforks and head north and demand the law be struck down immediately. This could be the dividing line between a unified country under one government and one that devolves into a confederation or entirely different republics.
communists, islamists or idiots. There is no other possibility.
“Americans are outraged at Obamas end runs around Congress and his irresponsibility as Chief Law Enforcement Officer in not carrying out the enforcement of all federal laws, not only the laws he agrees on.”
CONSERVATIVES are outraged ... not Americans as a whole. Most either have no remote clue as to the details pertaining to the shutdown. All they’re doing is auto-responding to “media” narratives that, regardless of the facts on the ground, Republicans are to blame and Obama is the benevolent hero who’s trying mightily to fight the three-headed monster of racism, inequality and homophobia.
Non-conservative Americans might be angry all right.... but their anger is FOR Obama, not against him or his policies.
*Most have no remote clue...
This tactic never works. They just vote more money and suffering increases mostly on the middle class.
Britain's NIH has been in appalling shape for decades...but the demagogues keep it going regardless.
I didn’t say I agreed with the tactic, myself.
In extreme socialist countries like Sweden, it took a generation or more for them to back off. The resources wasted during those years will never come back.
You did say your friend had a point, but then you said you didn't want to give up your money during the time it would take.
Problem is...as you no doubt know already...it might take forever.