Skip to comments.Obama, in His Sole Discretion
Posted on 03/14/2014 5:42:53 AM PDT by Kaslin
With each passing day, President Barack Obama, leftism personified, demonstrates that leftism is characterized by anything other than the human compassion it claims as its exclusive possession.
I've always said leftists are about not compassion or treating people with sensitivity and respect, much less equally, but control and bullying, all with an arrogant, mean-spirited air of superiority.
For Obama, there are at least two aspects to his control-freakishness. He not only pushes policies that give the federal government vastly more control over our lives but also is inordinately dictatorial in the manner in which he ramrods his agenda through, displaying utter contempt for what anyone else thinks, what he might damage with his unilateral actions and, most of all, the Constitution and the rule of law.
Obama is on a tear now, and no one had better get in his way. He told a group of liberal Democratic donors at a fundraiser this week in New York: "I hope you will all step up because, although I'm very optimistic about our long-term trends, the notion that we would waste two years in further inaction rather than move boldly on a path that I think all of us in this room agree on -- we don't have time to waste. ... The clock is ticking. ... I want to squeeze every last little bit of work that I can during the remainder of my term."
Prior to his taking office, did anyone ever tell this man no in his life? He acts as though no one else has any say at all in policy decisions in a nation established with three coequal branches of the federal government, individual states with robust powers and citizens armed with individual liberties.
It's as if he truly believes that as president, he has the power and a mandate to cram through every last morsel of his leftist wish list, no matter who opposes him or whom he hurts in the process.
His latest gambit is to impose federal regulations that could extend overtime pay to as many as 10 million workers who are now ineligible for it. What makes this leftist president think he has a duty to use his office to act like a union boss, micromanaging what management pays employees, irrespective of any of the multitudinous factors that have to be considered in making such a decision?
This is part of a disturbing pattern. Obama obviously doesn't care that his onerous regulatory, spending and taxing policies have put a severe and long-term drag on the economy, as long as he gets to use the Monopoly money to spend on pet projects and to redistribute to people he deems, in his sole discretion, to be worthier of it.
He is defiantly unconcerned that Obamacare is going to raise people's premiums, as finally admitted by Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, despite his promise that it would reduce the premiums for a family of four by some $2,500. He doesn't care that Obamacare is radically reducing the available medical specialists in almost every field throughout the country, that people are losing their plans that he promised they could keep or that it is forcing people out of work. As long as, in his sole discretion, he gets to keep his beloved Obamacare, he will not even consider the collateral damage.
In his push to extend unemployment benefits ad infinitum, in his sole discretion, he callously ignored study after study showing that these extensions cost people jobs. He doesn't care that increasing capital gains taxes reduces overall revenues. He doesn't evidence the slightest concern that his unilateral action, in his sole discretion, to raise the federal minimum wage to $10.10 per hour could cost 500,000 jobs, according to the Congressional Budget Office. He is the president and a wonderful liberal who "cares" about the little guy, so don't you dare question him.
Trade associations, which are already engaged in fighting him over this minimum wage insanity, say they were blindsided by his announcement to extend overtime pay to workers. "This came as a shot out of the blue," said David French, the National Retail Federation's senior vice president for government relations. "Just on the surface, this looks like an enormous new administrative burden."
But Obama can't be concerned with grumbling from the peons. Betsey Stevenson of the White House Council of Economic Advisers said they were trying to "make the labor force as fair as possible for all workers."
There they go again. It's all about "fairness" and "economic justice" and other Jane Fonda-esque euphemisms to disguise their tyrannical actions as caring. Fairness for whom? If employers decide to limit employees' hours or cut their base pay to account for overtime, will that be fair for them?
People are rightly concerned that Obama routinely ignores the Constitution and rule of law, but they sometimes overlook just how callous he is in the guise of being compassionate, and it's time he quit getting a pass for his officious behavior.
Jesse Jackson paved the way for Obama with his “race card” brand of extortion.
Communuty Organizers have always been nothing more than extortionists and bullies. They are to be treated like any other bully. Smack them on the one with a newspaper and they crawl right back under the porch.
Unfortunately that was Boehner’s job and he didn’t do it.
He's a smelly little turd
Maybe ArNold Palmer can offer sugstions but Obama golf shoes must fit his feat!
Great and timely article! Thanks!
A subtitle of this article could be “Bully Obama double-dog dares cowardly House RINOs to Impeach him.”
Removal from Office by the US Senate can ONLY be accomplished AFTER a Chief Executive is Impeached by the US House of Representatives.
The House is analogous to the Police, and the Senate is analogous the Judge and Jury.
First the House must Impeach Obama.
Then the Senate determines if the Impeached Obama should be removed from office.
Most FReepers fall in the all or nothing camp, and only want to consider a clear path to Removal from Office.
Our Constitution makes it very clear: Impeach first by the House, and then have the Senate decide on Removal.
The objective is to punish Obama for his many violations of his sacred oath to defend the US Constitution.
Although bi-weekly Impeachments for at least a year of B. Hussein Obama would be required to punish him for all of his Constitutional violations over the last 5 years, just one Impeachment is an achievable goal in the summer of 2014.
Obamas Removal from Office by the US Senate would be good for America, but unlikely before 2015 as Reids US Senate has not yet demonstrated any interest in what is good for America.
Since the RINOs now have control of the US House of Representatives in 2014, then 2014 is the last year that we can be certain that Obama could be Impeached.
The RINOs assume that they will maintain control of the US House, but their usual desire to lose to Democrats is so strong, that their assumption may not be a valid one.
Thus, a reasonable plan to Remove Obama from Office would be to Impeach Obama in the Summer of 2014, hold that Impeachment during the Autumn Election Campaign, and then send the completed Impeachment of Obama to the US Senate in 2015 one week after the newly elected Republican Senators are sworn in.
The Republicans would then have a clear National Referendum on what the loyalty is towards Obama and his Communist Five Year Plan:
“IF YOU DON’T LIKE WHAT OBAMA HAS DONE IN THE LAST 5 YEARS TO “FUNDAMENTALLY CHANGE THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,” THEN VOTE FOR YOUR REPUBLICAN SENATOR AND HOUSE REPRESENTATIVE.”
As Speaker Newt Gingrich proved to us with his “Contract With America:” Republicans win when they actively campaign on the basic Republican truth that “All Politics are National.”
Thus, the 2014 Republican Candidates for House and Senate would have the assured Removal from Office of Obama a another excellent reason to vote a straight Republican ticket, in addition to the other Campaign issues such as Obamacare, Benghazi, IRS, NSA, and all of the other Obama Scandals.
Hopefully, the Democrats and the Left Stream Media will accuse the RINOs of “using the blame game by playing politics to use the Obama “phony” scandals as a political football to quiet their extremist TEA Party base by trying to Impeach the first Nobel Peace Prize wining Commander in Chief.”
Come to think of it, their comments are EXACTLY what our Founding Fathers would have expected from supporters of those who are undergoing Constitutional Checks and Balances.
Speaker Boehner has proven himself to be incapable of protecting the US Constitution from a Lawless Chief Executive.
Speaker Boehner tried and failed, convincingly.
Boehner must resign as Speaker of the House.
Trey Gowdy, (or another strong Republican), should be the new Speaker, and then Obama could be easily Impeached in the summer of 2014 while the RINOs still have control of the House, and the elections are not yet completed.
Make 2014 the “Summer of Constitutional Checks and Balances.”
Impeach Soetoro-Obama in the Summer of 2014, PERIOD.
If nothing else, impeachment would likely freeze Obama in place and make further decrees a risky proposition.
The current crop has become so emboldened by the current regime that you will have to substitute "blackjack" for "newspaper" to keep the above statement true.
WHAT and Interrupt The Great Leaders Year Of Action?
YES and HECK YES!
“Summer of Constitutional Checks and Balances.
What is it like to live in fantasyland?
Boehner will resign the moment after Obama repents and issues an executive order that rescinds and nullifies everything he has done in office, abolishes the IRS and the EPA . and you fart unicorns in your sleep.
” - - - We need both Houses. - - -”
As I pointed out in my post, ONLY the House is needed to Impeach Obama.
We currently have control of the House, and we can easily lose it in November, 2014.
Impeach Obama WHILE WE STLL HAVE THE HOUSE!
Removal from Office is dependent upon the Republicans winning in November in the US Senate which is currently unlikely.
Make the 2014 Election Campaign all about the completed Impeachment of Obama by the House.
Energize the voters who are Taxed Enough Already!
Make the 2014 Election Campaign all about a yes or no referendum on the last 5 years of Obama’s dictatorial rule.
Make 2014 the year that the American People FINALLY took back control of the US Federal Government!
One of the most blatant recent examples that was, of course ignored by the media was his creation of the Independent Payment Advisory Board (IPAB) in the Obamacare Plan.
The IPAB is an unelected 15 member panel appointed by Obama to set the pricing on services and determine what doctors are allowed to recover for their treatments. This effectively puts government -Unelected Government- between doctors and their patients.
In adding this board that Palin called the Death Panel, Obama even rewrote the constitution to issue a decree on how it might be altered or abolished. What he declared was that the panel could only be repealed by congress after Jan 1, 2017 BUT must be done before Feb 1 2017.
Jan 2017 is after the next presidential election. New members of congress are not sworn in until some time in the first week of January and then the wrangling for committee assignments begins and takes up most of the month along with all the planning and rigmarole that goes with the Presidential inauguration on the 22nd and subsequent festivities followed be requisite hangovers. That leaves maybe a week for both houses to come to terms with the issue and weigh all the political factors necessary for them to summon the courage to repeal this creepy violation of our constitution.
In the meantime (NOW) Obama knows there are very few people with the courage to try to stand up to him and the race baiters on his team.
I'm counting the voices that might be heard speaking to the unlawful actions of this president. So far I'm at ONE!
It is good that we focus on Obama as this article says, “President Barack Obama, leftism personified.” And, “ pushes policies that give the federal government vastly more control over our lives.”
But lets not forget that 40% of public voted for him. That most republicans are like him, and that GWB gave us the most extensive welfare program of that time. So basically have the greater majority of this country likes, wants, needs, and desires to have this nanny state imposed upon us. There are actually a very small minority of true constitutionalists that understand what is happening... and good luck in changing anything.. We are on the way down, down, down,, enjoy the ride.
But if we impeach him now, the chances of actually removing him are non-existant.
The House is bound to pick up more GOP seats in 2014 and the new GOP reps might remove Boehner.
If that happens and the GOP picks up enough seats in 2014 in the Senate, they might actually be able to remove the bastard, no?
” - - - - the chances of actually removing him are nonexistent. - - -”
Again, in my posting I expressly stated that the completed Impeachment of Obama would be held by the House, and in 2015 sent to the US Senate one week after the newly elected Senators were sworn in.
THEN the US Senate can begin to consider Removal from Office of B. Hussein Obama.
- - - Five Democrats joined Republicans in passing a bill that directs Obama to follows the laws clearing the House by a 233 to 181 vote. - - -
Well, well. There are at least 5 democrats that see the value of a Chief Executive obeying Federal Laws!
Were there any RINOs, by their no vote, that want Obama to keep on selectively obeying only the parts of the Federal Laws that Obama and Holder like?
Hey, quit sugar-coatin' it and say what you REALLY mean.
Potential GOP Senators should be running on this platform!!!!!
I have to disagree with you. Any attempt by congress to impeach in 2014 would be a media disaster for the republicans, which will cost them the house and a chance at the senate.
Patience is a virtue. Hold the House. Win the Senate. Then start changing anything unconstitutional the President implemented. If the President refuses to budge, now go the impeachment route. With two full years and no impediments. And in the process you can take down Holder, Sebillius, Lerner, and work on Reid and Pelosi.
The employer’s, just need to ignore his EO. It carries no weight anyway.
SOunds like a GOOD IDEA!
Just have to get it past that s.o.b. Boehner.
Perhaps what Issa et al are doing is establishing a case for just that. We can only hope.
” - - - Hopefully, the Democrats and the Left Stream Media will accuse the RINOs of using the blame game by playing politics to use the Obama phony scandals as a political football to quiet their extremist TEA Party base by trying to Impeach the first Nobel Peace Prize wining Commander in Chief.
Come to think of it, their comments are EXACTLY what our Founding Fathers would have expected from supporters of those who are undergoing Constitutional Checks and Balances. - - - “
It is absolutely essential that the Left stream Media attacks us in order that they prove to all that they, The Left Stream Media, must be defeated along with the Obama Agenda politicians who have damaged our Republic for the last five years.
Continuing the failed Dole-McCain-Romney policy of “Cower and Hide,” as you advocate, will only embolden our enemies.
Our continued RINO Cowardice will not make any difference in changing the Left Stream Media’s opinion of us - - - they are now and will always be part of the problem.
We need to recognize who are the enemies to our Republic, and defeat them convincingly with what we have available at the time of each pitched battle.
Our best chance of winning a veto-proof US Senate majority is to attack, Attack, ATTACK!
One third of the US Senate is ours for the taking IF we stay on offense!
Sit on your “safe” RINO hands if you want to, but 2014 is the time for WAR, just like Breitbart warned us.
Speaker Boehner has failed, and is of no further use to our Republic as Speaker.
He, as leader of the Congressional RINO Party, must be forced to resign, ASAP, preferably during a tear-filled TV broadcast.
preferably during a tear-filled TV broadcast.
And after a day at a sun-tanning salon.
“Sit on your safe RINO hands if you want to, but 2014 is the time for WAR, just like Breitbart warned us.”
I agree. Let’s win the Senate and go kick butt.
That is the plan.
You still sadly cling to the notion that the system is not dysfunctional, that there’s still a functioning Constitution, and that somehow good will triumph.
This is called, Normalcy Bias. The naive, Pollyanna mindset that all will be restored to chocolate rivers and children playing with gumdrop smiles, if we can just hold out until the next selection cycle.
I submit MOST of the country has an acute case of Normalcy Bias.
And it will end up being fatal.
According to the lessons of history, defeating the enemies of the Republic cannot happen by any civil means available to us or by any civil means we seek to establish.
A civil society requires a two-way street of respect for the law. That no longer exists.
The rulers no longer respect the law, and have declared they will decree what the law is and how it is to be imposed on We The Subjects.
Defeating them will require UNCivil means, because the enemy has no intention of being civil about remaining in power and using the system to impose it's will as it sees fit.
Get your heads out of the sand and realize where we have arrived.
Your survival may depend on it.
Never going to happen.
People aren’t workers. That’s communist.
They’re employees, entrepreneurs, businesspeople, anything but a ‘worker.’
I am not a bee.
” - - - Never going to happen. - - - “
Congressional Cowardly RINOs rejoice at your proclamation, especially Speaker Boehner.
If wishes were...You really I’m that influential? It’s a fantasy, an utter childish fantasy to believe that the cowards in Congress have the guts, stamina or votes to impeach and then remove Obama from office.
Stop pretending and wasting your time and energy on neverbes.
Let’s work to elect the most conservative candidates we can and win the House and Senate. That’s the critical part. Obama is a symptom, not the cause of our woes. Go back and read some of the threads about Clinton’s abuses. It was the end of America then, too.
Bush came in and we didn’t get him to change a thing. He didn’t chop out a single agency, etc. Now we know better and we have a massive debt which calls for cuts and consolidation. We can do it, but it will take time - a generation at least.
It is a character flaw of mine - - I never cut and run.
You’re going to need a bigger boat.
Senator Rand Paul seems, at times, to be interested in bringing the failed idea of the Big Tent back into the Republican Party with statements such as this one: - - -I think that the Republican Party, in order to get bigger, - - - .
What purpose does a bigger Republican Party have to restoring the Core Values that our sorry Congressional RINOs have refused to defend by their cave-in, doormat votes to their effective boss Obama?
Senator Paul does not recognize the there has been for the past 5 years virtually no effective difference between the Congressional RINO and Democrat Leaderships.
Thus, a really Big Republican Party will just make for more really big cave-ins to Democrats, IMHO.
Congressional RINO Leadership has proven to be incompetent for the last five years.
Replacing Congressional RINO Leadership with fire-in-the-belly Republicans such as Trey Gowdy would do more to give us Conservative voters a reason to vote FOR Republican Candidates, regardless of how big the Republican Party becomes.
Paul is concerned about assembling an army and THEN mounting a steady trend to tolerance.
We are asking ALL of the Republicans to fight with what you have NOW, and to fight to the last man/woman!
GIVE US A REASON TO VOTE FOR YOU!
IOW, attack Attack, ATTACK!
And to Hell with the look, or size of the doormat Republican Party!