The Unapologetic Dictator and a Useless Congress

The Unapologetic Dictator and a Useless Congress

There has been some outfreakage regarding an incident in which President Obama responded to hecklers in Chicago last week at one of his tedious speeches. Apparently, he was in the Windy City to drum up support for his new immigration measures.

I find this more than a bit ironic, since it was only this past July when black Chicago residents organized to protest Chicago mayor and Obama bath house buddy Rahm Emanuel’s proposal to house some of the “unaccompanied minors” (who were arriving in droves at our border with Mexico) in Chicago. Black residents were opposed to this, given the record high unemployment among blacks there. With good reason, they have been generally disgusted with the deterioration of the city under Emanuel, and feel that Obama has ignored them.

I sometimes wonder how they would have reacted had they known the Obama administration had in fact orchestrated that flood of Mexican and Central American youth.

In any case, Obama was blathering on about the wonderfulness of his policies, and how great it was going to be for the country and the illegal immigrants upon whom he’d recently granted amnesty, or pardoned, or whatever.

A heckler piped up and yelled “You have been deporting families.”

To which Obama responded, “What you’re not paying attention to is the fact that I just took an action to change the law, so that’s point No. 1.”

“I just took an action to change the law…” This is of course the statement upon which some pundits have seized – and it is significant. It is a tacit admission by Obama that he executed an illegal decree. He is not legally authorized to “change law” any more than you or I.

Still, he didn’t seem to have a problem verbalizing this; it was not perceived as a gaffe by the White House or the establishment press, and there were no attempts made to back-pedal the statement.

Earlier this week, House Speaker John Boehner announced plans to address budget issues and the concerns of his GOP colleagues over Obama’s immigration move. Currently, his plan is to defer the fight over immigration until next year.

“This is a serious breach of our Constitution,” Boehner said, but added that Congress has “limited options and abilities to deal with it directly.”

Excuse me?

If I recall correctly, the Executive branch of our government only has as much power as the legislative and judicial branches allow it. I have come to expect criminality from this president, but what is even more disturbing than Obama’s escalating perfidious deportment is the fact that Congress not only refuses to hold him accountable, but they are actually pretending that they have no means to do so.

There are numerous federal agencies and offices, and no doubt countless personnel that will be involved in implementing this non-amnesty immigration order. These entities have every right to refuse to comply with the program, although I don’t see that in the cards.

If the President does not have the legal authority to change law, and Congress does not take steps to prevent the implementation of his edicts, then we have a dictator.

The unlawful and/or unethical measures coming out of this White House on a weekly basis are like a flurry of boxer’s jabs. They are too numerous to count and, to our peril, when one flurry is completed, the public is too stunned to recall where each one hit, and how much damage has been done. This is to say nothing about the more prominent scandals that have mounted to date in which the administration is involved.

Last week, news outlets revealed that the U.S. Treasury’s Inspector General had identified some 2,500 documents (attendant to the Internal Revenue Service nonprofit targeting scandal) which show that taxpayer information held by the IRS was shared with the White House. This week, the White House announced plans to force employers to pay workers more overtime by limiting which workers can be called managers. The increase in part time workers is a direct result of the implementation of Obamacare; the plot to force overtime by government fiat will compromise the profitability of business.

It would be one thing if America had gradually become a nation that favored a monolithic government, a state-controlled economy, stultification of personal liberties, religious persecution, and the like. What has occurred however, is that the tiny minority who do favor such things have incrementally insinuated themselves into positions of power, exploited the system and our civic indolence, and are imposing this paradigm upon us.

For some time, I have wondered how much protecting the legacy of America’s First Black President has been a factor in Congress’ failure to deal decisively with a chief executive who ought to have been removed long ago. Granted that such a position would be superficial and profoundly dangerous, and it is certainly one that Obama has exploited.

The more latitude that Obama takes however, I can’t help but wonder just how many of those in our government who decry these developments are only doing so as an empty gesture, and providing token resistance to the onslaught of totalitarianism in order to keep conscientious Americans at bay – until it is too late to stop the process.

Posted by Erik Rush in Columns

It is Time… to Revolt Against a Tyrant

enthronedThe crimes of the Obama administration have been well-enumerated; the evidence is available for all Americans to see, assuming they possess the energy and inclination to look. It is likely that many of our lawmakers, both Republican and Democrat, are criminally culpable and could be effectively prosecuted if our system was working in the manner intended. Sadly, due to decades of endemic corruption (that has been well-capitalized upon by the current administration), stacking of federal courts, and the faintheartedness of so many in power, America finds itself on the brink of totalitarianism, with many so well-indoctrinated or intellectually indolent that they literally cannot perceive the chasm yawning below.

The parallel tracks of reality versus the propaganda-driven fantasy of the political left and this administration is surreal beyond reason. I doubt that there has ever been a time in history when so many have chosen to believe lies rather than perceiving the truth that lies right in front of them. It was one thing in 2008 when few Americans could have been expected to know better in the face of the carefully-crafted cult of personality that was Barack Obama – but times have changed. While American presidents have undoubtedly done questionable things during their tenure, never before have we had in office a president that was openly treasonous and had the favor of trusted institutions willing to both countenance his treason.

And while many presidents have had staunch opposition, we have never had former military personnel openly advocating for a president’s removal. This has now occurred; not only that, but among those military officers who have been purged by the administration (presumably as a precursor to heinous and illegal action), some have banded together in order to monitor the actions of the administration, and publicly announced the same.

I have said previously that if a preponderance of Americans suddenly became aware of what I and a few others know (not “believe,” but know), they would stream into our nation’s capital by the millions, concern for personal safety cast aside in light of that which is at stake. They would demand the resignation of those in this administration, as well as many who have facilitated its crimes. Seeing this, these ruling class elites would have no choice but to retreat – or to attempt to forcibly quell the movement. Such action at that point would undoubtedly fail, given the determination of so large and motivated a host.

This administration, much of the Congress, and the creatures who  support the same in blissful, belligerent ignorance must be neutralized if this nation is to survive in any semblance of its intended form. And it must be done by any means necessary, because such criminals have proven that they are not dissuaded by trifles like legality.  The law, in our President’s estimation, is what he says it is. This has been proven time and again.

So Obama and his cabal, and in all likelihood a substantial segment of Congress must go. We must also extricate the radicals and Islamists whom Obama has so kindly insinuated into high places in our government. And the culture of our government must change. Indeed, it will take some time and sacrifice, but America has never faced a threat such as this. In truth, I don’t think any nation has.

As for those who remain dedicated to fighting for the legacy of our precious First Black President and all that the left holds dear for reasons of ideology or ignorance, all I can say is that America has suffered casualties due to internal conflict before. If you’re going to ally with liars, slanderers, oppressors, deviants, thieves, wife-beaters, murderers, and pedophile rapists, don’t plan to be remembered as having been on the right side of history.


Posted by Erik Rush in News

Obama’s a dictator – what more evidence do we need?

obama_dictator1At the White House on Tuesday, President Obama delivered a statement and took questions from reporters on the partial government shutdown and the ongoing fight over raising the federal debt ceiling. I think that the only thing worse than having to endure the interminable effluvia of falsehoods was having to hear them over and again as he flapped his meaty, deceitful lips for an entire hour.

Obama’s oratory was a study in redundancy, fearmongering and demagoguery. Singling out tea-party Republicans for demonization and repeatedly employing such terms as threats, chaos, ransom, catastrophe and even nuclear bomb, he blatantly lied again and again about having been willing to “work with” Republicans all along and fiscal realities in general.

As I have been wont to say in recent weeks, Obama’s message, and that of the Democratic congressional leadership, at this point appears to be tailored for the most intellectually indolent, vapid couch potatoes. Even more disturbing is the militant rhetoric being used by Obama and his surrogates; in recent days, they have referred to Republican lawmakers as “hostage-takers” and “terrorists” with “bombs strapped to their chests.”

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Posted by Erik Rush in Columns, Obama