Skip to comments.Obama Unhappy with America's Constitutional Balance of Powers
Posted on 05/24/2014 8:12:44 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
President I am not a dictator Obama, the same man who once bemoaned that the U.S. Constitution is deeply flawed and Americas Founding Fathers had an enormous blind spot when they wrote it, is again complaining that our Constitutional Republic does not satisfy his dictatorial aspirations. Apparently, the inconvenience of having each state represented equally in the Senate is inconveniencing his ability to shove his leftist personal agenda down the throat of Congress and the American people.
As the Washington Times reports:
At a Democratic fundraiser in Chicago Thursday night, Mr. Obama told a small group of wealthy supporters that there are several hurdles to keeping Democrats in control of the Senate and recapturing the House. One of those problems, he said, is the apportionment of two Senate seats to each state regardless of population.
Obviously, the nature of the Senate means that California has the same number of Senate seats as Wyoming. That puts us at a disadvantage, Mr. Obama said.
The Founding Fathers decided in the Great Compromise in 1787 to apportion House seats based on population and give each state two seats in the Senate regardless of population. The solution was a compromise between large states and small states in a dispute that nearly dissolved the Constitutional Convention.
The president also blamed demographics for the inability of the Democratic Party to gain more power in Congress, saying Democrats tend to congregate a little more densely in cities such as New York and Chicago. He said it gives Republicans disproportional clout in Congress.
Thankfully for us and for America, our Founding Fathers knew exactly what they were doing when they drafted the Constitution and set up specific checks and balances to divest power away from any one individual or branch of government.
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Constitution? “I” don’t need no steenkin’ constitution. As long as I got me a pen and a phone, no constitution will stand in my way. Bunch of stupid old white guys with “privilege” wrote it anyway.
If Obama can’t work with what was provided ,then it’s time to resign
Are there still laws/penalties for trying to overthrow our Government? Clearly Barack Obama is desperately trying.....
Terrific graphic! That says it all.
You just need to add a picture of a tattered, ailing man lying by the side of the road and title it “Healthcare”.
Damn good poster. Where did you find it?
Oh how perspicacious were the founding fathers! Thank goodness they foresaw the coming of the Obamanation!
His Highness should be grateful that it’s not that easy to form additional, newer States ... It’s bad enough that the whims of the high-population centers in a State pretty much select who the Senators are now.
Everyone except the Low Information Voters saw it coming.
Obama has always yearned to be a populist dictator. He openly advocates socialist programs appealing to the less informed majority of the population. Side by side with these appeals on behalf of the “poor” are demands for social justice, particularly for the black minority but also raising anger in other minorities.
Any populist needs an “enemy” and we all know who that is. Free enterprise is discouraged, even among those groups he champions. If only he had the power, he repeatedly says, paradise for his people could be attained.
It might be an amusing project to try to imagine how the Founding Fathers would have reacted to even the possibility of someone with the background, beliefs, personality & character of Barack H. Obama, ever succeeding to the office once held by George Washington. Not having foreseen such a possibility might, one supposes, be seen as a blind spot.
After all, Obama is not the first absurd head of State in human history. He is probably no worse--maybe even marginally better--than a Caligula. (Cannot go more than a "maybe," because of a comparison of the relative potential for permanent damage.)
Yes. And it’s all about him. He thinks he was elected as king.
He needs to check his black priveledge.
He’s got white privilege going on there too. That must be the half that has tan lines.