I read this very good post by Erick Erickson at Red State. He makes some very good points! Hope Erick doesn’t mind my spreading the word and posting it here in its entirety. I’m not claiming any credit, it is not my writing … all credit goes to Mr. Erickson!!
Posted by Erick Erickson (Diary)
Monday, July 9th at 4:46AM EDT
Despite making clear that I was not advocating a third party, but rather recognizing that one will spring up if the Republican leadership does not pay attention to the state of its own party, many not only assumed wrongly my advocacy, but resorted to the worn out argument of the Republican leaders over several generations — “we must fight the Democrats first” or the variant “the top priority is beating Barack Obama.”
The problem with this argument is it never ends. How many more trillion dollars must we add to the national debt before the “wait and focus on the other side first” crowd wakes up to what they have enabled?
When George Bush decided to pass Ted Kennedy’s No Child Left Behind plan as his own, conservatives were told they needed to rally and help the President, given his victory while losing the popular vote. We needed unity.
After steel tariffs for Pennsylvania, “hush,” we were told because we were trying to set the stage for a re-election.
Then came the prescription drug benefit and we better not challenge the President because … 9/11 … patriotism … build the party.
He nominated Harriet Miers and more than half the conservative establishment beclowned themselves standing with him.
Then came immigration reform and those who disagreed from the right were racists. Solidarity!
TARP . . . the General Motors bailout . . . still Republicans told Republicans we couldn’t hold our own side accountable because we needed to fight the left “and oh my goodness litmus tests!!!!!”
Earmarks? “Litmus tests!!!!” and “pshaw, they’re just a little teeny-tiny piece of the budget.”
That was some time around $10 trillion in national debt.
Then the GOP began cutting deals with Barack Obama. “Trust them,” others said, “they have a plan.” The tea party led them to victory and the tea party congressmen started voting just like their leadership. The debt ceiling increased, spending expanded, Pledge to Nowhere pledges were breached, and still we hear “we have to fight the other side first.”
Friends, at what point do we hold our side accountable? $20 trillion in debt? $50 trillion in debt? Contrary to what some of you want to think, it was not the Democrats who got us to $16 trillion in national debt. It was bipartisan. Some of it legitimate, much of it not, and all to the tune of “let’s focus on the Democrats instead. They’re the real bad guys here.”
The leaders of the GOP give lip service to smaller government but just last week shut down legitimate private businesses to feed the leviathan more tax revenue. Republicans in the House of Representatives are now urging candidates not to sign the ATR tax pledge and Republicans in the Senate are cutting deals that will boost revenue because — deficits. And still they add to the debt.
So if not now, when? Not until we’re all speaking Chinese apparently.
If the conservative movement cannot fight on two fronts, we’re screwed. But some of you will be okay with that as long as its an elephant and not a donkey screwing you.
Obama was on the road again … giving his cool-aid-laced campaign speeches and, as usual, they are dripping with deceit, half-truths, and out-right lies.
Obama goes on about job creation and how his administration will focus on that area of the economy now. He mentions we need more teachers, police, and firefighters … his patented buzzwords. Why is it always teachers, police, and firefighters?
Obama always mentions teachers, police, and firefighters … because those are buzz words that invoke an emotional response. What parent does not want good teachers for their children? How can you not feel a twinge after hearing a plug for police and firefighters … especially after 9/11. Everyone wants to feel safe … right! But let’s be honest here … shall we? Don’t we also need engineers, construction workers, oil rig hands, lineman, computer technicians, data analysts, electricians, and machinists, etc.
And, just how many teacher, police, and firefighters will Obama actually hire. These are actually municipal jobs. The vast majority of teachers, police, and firefighters are hired by municipalities …. and funded by tax dollars. This means higher taxes. I am all for good teachers …. and more police and firefighters (IF THEY ARE ACTUALLY NEEDED)! But should this be the central focus of a federal jobs creation program? I really don’t think so! For Obama … who will actually hire NO teachers, police, or firefighters … these are simply code words for more federal bureaucracy!
Can I ask you a question and get an honest answer? What do we really have to show for that $1 trillion stimulus package Obama bragged about … at least until it failed? You know … all those shovel ready jobs he talked about. Where are they? We spent almost $1 trillion ($870 billion) in tax payer dollars … what exactly did we get? Show me … point to some real jobs! Can you? Are you better off? A few of Obama’s bundler buddies got very rich by embezzling tax payer dollars, in the form of government guaranteed loans … via their “green energy company” scams!
Actually, here is where some additional Obama “stimulus” money went:
The Agriculture Department’s Rural Housing Service likely loaned hundreds of millions of dollars to ineligible borrowers as part of President Obama’s stimulus package, a report by federal watchdogs has revealed.
The stimulus earmarked more than $1 billion for RHS home loans in rural communities. According to the Ag Department’s Inspector General, up to $292.3 million of those loans may have financed ineligible projects, or gone to borrowers that did not meet the loan program’s requirements due to their potential inability to repay the loans.
The IG examined a sample of 100 RHS stimulus loans, and found that 17 had been extended to borrowers who “(1) had no history of stable and dependable income, (2) had a credit history that did not indicate the ability and willingness to repay a loan, or (3) did not meet repayment ability guidelines.”
Six loans in the report’s sample financed properties that did not meet the program’s eligibility requirements. Some “lacked sufficient documentation that the homes were decent, safe, and sanitary,” according to the report.
The IG extrapolated with 95% certainty that between 1,111 and 2,433 loans totaling between $124.3 million and $292.3 were made to ineligible borrowers or projects. The report faulted RHS personnel for the oversight.
Just more vote buying by the Obama administration. Saying one thing … doing another …. while the liberal media covers for them; or ignores the facts and just spreads the manure being shovelled out by the White House Press Secretary. It is just more Obamanipulation!
But hey …. the Obama’s are really very good at that. Michelle Obama had a great job in Chicago making $375,000 per year doing hospital outreach work. Actually, it was a non-job … Michelle Obama rarely ever had to show up! And can you guess what she did for them … she supported and implemented policies that made sure indigents and people who could not afford their medical care … got pushed off to other hospitals. Now that’s compassion for you!
Do you remember how President Obama promised the American people, “If you like your health care plan, you’ll be able to keep your health care plan, period. No one will take it away, no matter what.” Surprise, Surprise: the Obama Administration now admits that this isn’t actually the case! Now it seems that, for all practical purposes, a majority of group health plans will lose their grandfather status by 2013. Over time, as more Americans lose their existing health insurance, any new plan would naturally be subject to Obamacare’s overreaching regulations, mandates, and violations of religious liberty. This is just one more example of Obama’s endless stream of broken promises.
You know … Obama was so quick to condemn Zimmerman in the Trayvon Martin case … before anyone even knew the facts. Now, that is real leadership for you! You would think, then, that he would be equally quick to condemn horrible acts of violence perpetrated against the other people he is also the so-called “president” of. Yet he seems strangely silent over:
an 18-year-old Chicago boy named Alton L. Hayes III, who, along with a younger accomplice, viciously attacked a 19-year-old boy with a tree branch simply because he was white. Hayes, who is black, said he was upset over the Trayvon Martin case.
an angry, race-fueled mob who beat a man by the name of Matthew Owens. Owens is now in critical condition while the suspects still remain at large. Reports say that twenty people, all black Americans, attacked Matthew Owen on his front porch with “brass buckles, paint cans and anything they could get their hands on.” One of the attackers was overheard saying: ”Now that’s justice for Trayvon.”
And lastly, there is the horrible story of a white, 13-year-old boy who was walking home from school when he was accosted by two black teens. They chased the boy to his house but barred him from entering. According to reports, one of the suspect’s grabbed a red gasoline can saying: “This is what you deserve. You get what you deserve white boy,” dousing the boy with gasoline and setting him ablaze.
Were is the outcry from President Obama, Al Sharpton, and Jesse Jackson?! Why so silent? I guess maybe they are all busy at strategy meetings with the New Black Panthers. Maybe it is just more Obamanipulation … and Obama really is playing his version of “the race card.”
Parts of this post may be offensive to some people. If the coarse language in the included quotes that were spewed forth by liberals bothers you, please don’t read this post. I apologize for the quotes, but the point needs to be made!
When SCOTUS upheld ObamaCare’s individual mandate, Sarah Palin tweeted this message to her followers:
So, this is Sarah Palin’s opinion, stated with absolutely no foul language or personal attacks (and I would say … based soundly on the available facts). The liberal response is something else entirely! Again, do not read this if you are easily offended by the liberal version of 1st Amendment free speech
@RFLAWLESS: White Bitch, With your slut daughter and retard child
@Dike_Turner: And your retard baby cries?
@insanityreport: Levi Johnston got in your daughter’s thighs
@O_Sh1tT: shut up bitch before we run a train on your slut ass daughter.
@whtwoudjesusdo Go suck a %#*! with your daughter bitch (edited for descency)
The last one by @whtwoudjesusdoabout say’s it all … doesn’t it! I feel I can safely say Jesus would do, or even say, nothing of the sort! Just so you know … if you have a Twitter account, you can reply back to these wonderful liberals and let them know how much you admire their oh-so-enlightened verbal gems!
Ok! What if Justice Robert’s and the SCOTUS ruled the individual mandate penalty is a tax? Well, Congress does have the ability to create taxes … and Congress also has the ability to rescind them. Roberts gave us the means to end ObamaCare. Upon Congress’ return from its July recess, they should act immediately to repeal this terrible new tax on the American people, and in fact, they should repeal Obamacare in its entirety. But they won’t … unless thinking American citizens (you know … Americans who can actually think beyond launching vile attacks on Sarah Palin’s children) stand up and force them to!!
This is the most brazen, underhanded, sweeping new tax (and abusive government overreach) imposed on the American people in the history of this country!
The American People did not ask for this tax! We do not want this tax! We certainly can’t afford this tax! ObamaCare is not the answer to America’s health care issues.
Is Sarah Palin wrong? Did Obama Lie? More and more about what was actually written into the ObamaCare bill that Robert Creamer and SEIU wrote, and nobody in Congress had time to read before they passed it to find out what was in it … is slowly coming to light! You tell me:
Lie #1: Obama said, “Under my plan, no family making less than $250,000 a year will see any form of tax increase.”
Reality: The individual mandate is far from being alone on Heritage’s lengthy list of Obamacare’s new taxes and penalties, many of which will heavily impact the middle class. Altogether, Obamacare’s taxes and penalties will accumulate an additional $500 billion in new revenue over a 10-year period. Yesterday, a senior economist for The Wall Street Journal revealed that 75 percent of Obamacare’s new taxes will be paid for by American families making under $120,000 a year. Among the taxes that will hit the middle class are the individual mandate, a 2.3 percent excise tax on medical devices, a 10 percent excise tax on indoor tanning, and an increase of the floor on medical deductions from 7.5 percent of adjusted gross income to 10 percent.
Lie #2:Obama said, “If you like your health care plan, you’ll be able to keep your health care plan, period.”
Reality: Research continues to show that as many as 30 percent of employers will dump their employees from their existing health care coverage. The Administration itself has admitted that “as a practical matter, a majority of group health plans will lose their grandfather status by 2013.”
Lie #3: Obama said, “I will not sign a plan that adds one dime to our deficits—either now or in the future.”
Reality: As Heritage analysts explain, “A close examination of what [the Congressional Budget Office] said, as well as other evidence, makes it clear that the deficit reduction associated with [Obamacare] is based on budget gimmicks, sleight of hand, accounting tricks, and completely implausible assumptions. A more honest accounting reveals the new law as a trillion-dollar budget buster.”
Lie #4: Obama said “I will protect Medicare.”
Reality: A Heritage Factsheetshows the various ways Obamacare ends Medicare as we know it, including severe physician reimbursement cuts that threaten seniors’ access to care and putting an unelected board of bureaucrats in charge of meeting Medicare’s new spending cap.
Lie #5: Obama said, “I will sign a universal health care bill into law by the end of my first term as president that will cover every American and cut the cost of a typical family’s premium by up to $2,500 a year.”
Reality: Obamacare does not accomplish universal coverage; it leaves 26 million Americans without insurance. Moreover, Heritage research outlines 12 ways that Obamacare will increase premiums instead of reducing health care costs. Requirements that plans allow young adults to stay on their parents’ coverage and offer preventive services with no cost sharing are already leading to higher growth in premiums.
Polls show 70 percent of Americans hold an unfavorable view of the individual mandate. It’s doubtful that Justice Robert’s calling it a “tax” will dramatically change their opinion. Now that Obamacare and its endless lies with sky-rocketing costs will remain the law of the land, it’s up to the American people (as it should be) to see to it that the law is ultimately repealed by Congress. Then, maybe we can move forward with real health care reform that actually puts patients’ health care needs (instead of the government’s need for more power) first.
The reaction to this decision is amazing. It has really stirred up the American people and that may be a really good thing!
Progressive-liberals are cheering this “landmark” affirmation of their health care reform. Pelosi even threw a party! This strikes me as really funny because, neither she (by her own words), nor Obama (by his own words), knew what was in this bill before it was passed (and … probably still don’t). Obama (if we can believe it) didn’t even know it was actually a tax. Remember when Obama told us that if we “thought it was a tax … then obviously we didn’t know the law”. So … how did all this confusion (or lying) come about? Could it simply be because they actually did not write this law and they have never actually read it? Does anyone know who wrote this bill? I don’t know who wrote this bill and I actually even tried to find out.
Max Baucus (D-Mont.), lead sponsor and supposed author of the Senate bill, admitted recently that he never even actually read it (never mind wrote it). There are stories about Robert Creamer (husband of far leftist Congress woman Jan Schakowsk) writing it while serving time in jail for 16 counts of bank fraud; and there are stories about it passing through the hands of Andy Stern, the infamous corrupt union boss of SEI. No wonder Pelosi snuck it through Congress … she really did have to pass it to find out what was in it!
One wonders why, if it is such a “great” bill, it does not apply to members of Congress? Or … why 729 companies representing 2.1 million employees, the AARP (who fought so hard to get it passed), and labor unions (hmmm … isn’t the SEIU a labor union) are requesting and receiving exemptions from ObamaCare? Maybe this helps explain Obama’s $1, 000,000,000 political war chest.
But, anyway back to my thoughts:
Many conservatives have been trashing Justice Roberts for his role in this decision. I am a conservative and I think they are wrong in doing that. And, actually, I think progressive-liberals are celebrating a bit too soon. All this trashing and celebration occurred as “knee-jerk” reaction before anyone had actually read and understood the Court’s decision. Let’s look at what has actually done.
Conservatives are pro-constitutionally based government … so lets look at the constitutional aspects of this decision:
If we consider the ideas of “checks and balances” and “co-equal branches of government,” we have to ask … do we really want the Supreme Court signing or vetoing our laws? 435 members of the House, 100 Members of the Senate, and the President passed this law. It is not the Supreme Court’s job to veto laws that Americans decide they do not like! It is the Court’s job to decide the constitutionality of a law … which they did. And, if the “penalty” for not purchasing healthcare is a tax used to help pay the massive debt this bill will incur, then it is constitutional … because Congress has the power to tax.
The solution to this problem is that we, as Americans, have to be careful who we choose to represent us. It seems we all love to hate Congress …. but we love our own individual Congressman or Congresswoman. After all. we keep re-electing them! I still remember the Congressional Bank Rubber Check Scandal! The names of members of Congress who were writing massive bad checks on the Bank of Congress were even published in newspapers. Guess what? In the next election about 95% of them got re-elected. I was appalled! So, people, we reap what we sow. You want better laws? Elect better representatives! Elect statesman … not greedy, corrupt politicians concerned with a political career, transforming the country, and/or “getting theirs!” Don’t expect the Supreme Court to do the job you won’t do because you are too lazy!
Either Obama did lie … or he is not as smart as people think. Either he denied it was a tax because he did not read the bill and did not know it was a tax, … or he knew it was a tax … but also knew Pelosi’s Senate needed to sneak it through Congress behind closed doors using sneaky “rules of reconciliation.” And, he did not want Americans to think he was raising taxes right after his campaign pledge not to.
So exactly what did Justice Robert’s do?
This case held a real danger for the Supreme Court from its beginning. This danger was the likelihood that the SCOTUS would be drawn into a serious confrontation over “policy” with the executive branch in the middle of an election year; and … “policy” does not (and should not) fall under the Supreme Court’s jurisdiction. The Justice Robert’s opinion can be seen as maneuver to avoid just such a pitched battle, while simultaneously blocking the Obama Administration’s attempted power grab.
It is important to remember that Roberts sided with the conservative members of the Supreme Court on most aspects of this decision. Pointing to the Commerce Clause … Obama’s administration, argued that Congress can regulate any behavior (or even non-behavior) that has even a minor effect on commerce. Justice Roberts rejects that contention lock, stock and barrel. In fact, this is the first time in the Supreme Court’s modern history, that the Court made a clear and decisive decision that actually limits what the federal government may do with its commerce authority! This Supreme Court decision means that Congress may regulate only real economic activity, and may do so only if the activity has a substantial effect on interstate commerce. Congress may not regulate a person’s choice to not enter into that stream of commerce. If progressive-liberals actually understood this … they would be screaming rape at very this moment!!
By setting the Commerce Clause aspect of this decision as he does, and by stating unequivocally that the individual mandate cannot survive on commerce grounds, Justice Roberts makes the Commerce Clause holding necessary to the decisions’ s final judgment (which, by the way, Obama and his cronies see as a victory). However, in reality this means that future commerce-clause-based Congressional actions will be controlled and limited by this decision (on which Justice Roberts and the four dissenting justices agree).
Another key part of Justice Roberts’ opinion is his conclusion that the individual mandate is actually a tax and not a penalty. While this decision does then make the mandate constitutional (because of Congress’s accepted power to tax) and allows the mandate to stand, it also effectively makes the mandate an isolated decision based on already accepted congressional power, and denies the Obama administration a new source of regulatory power.
By declaring the mandate a tax rather than a penalty, this decision has another effect. It makes repealing ObamaCare a bit easier. Now that the mandate has been revealed as the taxation it really is, it can be repealed through the use of the very same “reconciliation process” Pelosi, Reid, and company used to sneak it through in the first place. This means that a new, more conservative Senate would need only a bare majority vote for its repeal, and not 60 votes. Add to this the fact that, we know (because they have told so us repeatedly) that many members of Congress would never have voted for ObamaCareif they had known it was a tax. Now we can hold their collective feet to the fire in a “repeal” vote!
I think it is important to point out that at the beginning of his opinion, the Justice Roberts clearly states that the Court does not render an opinion as to whether ObamaCare contains sound policies. He re-visits this very same thought at the end of the opinion, stating that the Court does is not expressing an opinion on “the wisdom of the Affordable Care Act,” adding that, under the U.S. Constitution, that final judgment is actually reserved for “the people.” It sounds to me like Justice Roberts is asking the “people” to render a verdict on the inept leaders who wrote this horrible law in the first place! I strongly believe We the Peopleshould do exactly as he suggests.
As a nation, we absolutely cannot afford this unaffordable Affordable Care Act! Our government is broke! I don’t care if you are liberal, conservative, Democrat, or Republican! We have $16 Trillion in debt and a $1.6 Trillion deficit. Who is going to pay for it? Obama, we have just found out, has passed the largest tax increase on the middle class in the history of modern man disguised as a health care reform bill. The taxes and cost hidden in the bill are only now coming to light.
This bill is not about health care … it is about socialists seizing power! If it was written by Robert Creamer and the SEIU, this would make perfect sense. The poor are already dependent on liberal entitlement programs … so they have no choice but to tote the socialist party line. If the middle class can be forced into dependency on the government for their healthcare (by say … single payer system), then progressive, liberals, socialists (or whatever you want to call them) gain power and control over a huge block of Americans and will effective control their votes. It would be hard for these middle class Americans to “bite the hand that now feeds them.”
This next election is so important. It is time for conservatives, Republicans, and real Americans to come together! Romney was not my first choice but he is who we have. While not perfect … he is so much better than Obama there is no comparison. If we can elect him and at the same time gain a few more conservative seats in the House and Senate, we can restore common sense to our government and turn this ship around before it is too late and we are forced into another American Revolution by an out-of-touch, socialist regime lead by Emperor Obama.
One last note.
I recently signed up for a Twitter account. After the SCOTUS decision, Sarah Palin commented via a Tweet on the lies we all know Obama has told to get ObamaCare and his socialist agenda passed. We all know the lies … they are there and plentiful, … lies like: I will reduce debt by half, I will run a transparent administration, didn’t know Jermiah Wright was a radical, any health care deal will be seen on C-Span, I will not raise taxes, no earmarks in stimulus package, Obamacare will pay for itself, my father fought in World War II, I will lead in a bi-partisan manner, No boots on the ground in Libya, ObamaCare will not raise the deficit, I had an uncle who helped liberate Auschwitz, ObamaCare fee is not a tax, etc. It has gotten so bad even many honest liberals are commentating it.
Sarah Palin simply stated what we all know (but some won’t admit), and she did it without a single foul word The liberal responses I saw on Twitter to Palin’s Tweet would shame the most foul-mouthed, coarsest-speaking scumbag the world has ever known. They attacked her, her daughter, and her special needs son in ways that should not, and in a more civil time … in the America I love, would not have been expressed. If these “liberal” expressions of free speech reflect the kind of world they want to create, and the path these people have in mind for America … I reject it totally. I would fight another revolution to keep my grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great, great grandchildren from having to live in a society such as that!
Let me start out by saying I am not a racist. I try my very best to always judge people individually … based on their actions, their character, their personal integrity, and how they treat me. I have had black friends, Lebanese friends, Korean friends, Chinese friends, American Indian friends, and other friends of many different races and nationalities I did not even know about. The popular new idea among many liberals (especially from Minnesota) is that all Whites are racist … they can’t help it. It is part of their ancestry. Now … that is a racist idea if I ever heard one!!
I remember when former President, Bill Clinton, was labeled “the first Black President” by the liberal press! Hmmm! What was that all about?
So … what about Obama? Is he the really true first black President? If so, is being black simply a matter of skin color?
Should I actually be a true racist (according to Ayn Rand‘s definition) and judge Obama … strictly on the basis of his 50% black ancestry? Well … I guess that would actually make him kind of gray … because he is only half black.
Or, should I actually judge him based on his failed policies, corrupt political dealings, unconstitutional shadow-government-based administration, and wanton wasting of my tax dollars, etc. … and risk being called a racist by liberal race-baiters?
Actually, I think I agree with a post I read on a blog by UT Professor, Harold Black … who from what I can tell is a very intelligent black conservative … that says that Obama is black simply as a matter of political convenience.
If we are supposed to judge folks by their actions, character, habits, etc. …. this is really not too much of a stretch. It is only if we judge Obama racially … on his color … that we have a racial problem.
Wasn’t he, after all, raised by his white grandparents? Didn’t he go to mostly white private schools? Didn’t he graduate from Columbia and Harvard? When did he actually become black? Perhaps,as Harold Black says, it was when he decided to run for political office. While I disagree that Obama is very smart … he is indeed very clever. Those two qualities are not the same. Obama probably did figure out that being black was his best chance to be elected to political office.
So for Barack Obama, I think I agree … his new-found blackness is simply a matter of convenience.
Is Obama a friend of black people. Unemployment among blacks has sky-rocketed under Obama. And … who are Obama’s people anyway? Are they Bernanke, Geithner, Romer Axelrod, Plouffe, Volcker, Emanuel, Gibbs, and Carney? Not a black person among them I can see. I do not think Obama is a friend to black people. In fact, truthfully, many black people have been adversely affected by Obama’s socialist ideology-driven policies. There are many black people I really respect like Alan West, Condaleeza Rice, Clarence Thomas, Alan Keyes, and Hallerin Hilton Hill who would, I think agree, with that premise. I do suspect that … if Obama were white … we would be seeing many blacks rioting in the street.
It is kind of funny in away! As Mr. Black noted, you simply do not find many blacks in key positions in Obama’s administration! President Bush did have Colin Powel and Condaleeza Rice. I had great respect for Colin Powell as a military man … until he became a politician, fell under Obama’s spell, and switched allegiance. Condaleeza Rice is one smart lady and a true credit to her race … that is if you measure her based on intelligence, character, work ethic, and personal integrity. I suppose race baiters would call her a Race Traitor, an Auntie Tom, or maybe an Oreo … who knows?
But wait … you say; “Obama has lots of black supporters!”
Well yes! I know he does … or at least it seems that way on the surface. Race-baiters like Jesse Jackson, Maxine Waters, Van Jones, and Al Sharpton (and their followers) support Obama. But these guys also know that their wealth and their personal success are closely tied to keeping the un-washed masses brain-washed and drinking the cool aid! This is accomplished by attacking the so-called one percent (while … trying to keep you from waking up and remembering they are actually members of “one percent” group) and, of course, the republicans.
Playing this race card is simply a means to shift the focus; an attempt to lay the blame on successful, hard-working Americans … people who it is easy to be jealous of; rather than on the democrats and Obama … who are busy growing government, destroying jobs, and preventing needed reforms that would spur economic growth and a recovery that would benefit all people.
I think in another time and in another place; some blacks (like Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton) would have been calling Obama … the Oreo.
We all now Rush Limbaugh is no stranger to controversy, but his statements on Monday statements have sent Media Matters readers into a crazed feeding frenzy and inspired all manner of truly enlightened commentary from the liberal media.
Rush commentated on Obama‘s bypassing Congress by “Imperial Fiat” to stop young illegal immigrants from being deported by saying, “So once again we see which side Obama comes down on, in the question of whether [we are] a country with the rule of law, or the rule of man. With Obama, it’s not the rule of law. He is implementing law that the Congress defeated, as in the legalization of the amnesty for 800,000 young illegals– Congress defeated that, the Dream Act.”
And, truthfully, that is exactly what Obama did. Do you remember American Government or Social Studies in elementary school? The Legislature (Congress) passes the laws and the Executive (the President) enforces the laws. I guess they do not teach that anymore! Well … at least not in Obama’s world; nor does his government follow that Constitutional principle. Now … if the Legislature doesn’t pass a law Obama like … he creates it by “Imperial Fiat;” and if the Legislature passes a law he doesn’t like …. he simply decrees it will not be enforced! So much for co-equal branches of government, checks and balances, and democracy! Say hello to dictatorship! Until this point, Rush was simply stating facts ….
But … then Rush uttered the phrase that really drove the Obama lap-dog media into a lather! Rush said, “It‘s a dictator’s wet dream to do what Obama is doing. If he doesn’t agree with the law, voila, it’s no longer enforced. It may as well not even exist. That’s who he is, folks!”
Now, when you compare this phrase to some of Bill Maher’s liberal hate speech utterances about Sarah Palin and her family,
Or those of MSNBC‘s Lawrence O’Donnell (Did anyone tell O’Donnell that his buddy, Harry Reid, is a Mormon):
“Mormonism was created by a guy in upstate New York in 1830 when he got caught having sex with the maid and explained to his wife that God told him to do it. Forty-eight wives later, Joseph Smith’s lifestyle was completely sanctified in the religion he invented to go with it. Which Mitt Romney says he believes.”
Or Al Sharpton’s comments:
“White folks was [sic] in caves while we was building empires…. We taught philosophy and astrology and mathematics before Socrates and them Greek homos ever got around to it,”
Jesse Jackson’s comments on “Hymie Town” or that “conservatives are apartheid nazis,”
Keith Oberman vicious comments about Crystal Palin, Britt Hume, Michelle Malkin,
MSNBC’s Chris Matthews fantasizing about killing Rush Limbaugh (while Obama sends a chill up his leg),
Sandra Bernhard imagining her friends gang raping Sarah Palin and calling Crystal Palin a hooker on the Joy Behar Show,
and MSNBC’s Ed Shultz wanting to “rip out Cheney’s heart and lick it around;”
Rush’s comment seems to be pretty mild …. in comparison! But, hey, liberals never let the facts interfere with a good story!
And, of course, the immediate response from the liberal left was perfect … and so very typical. No facts, counter-points, or legitimate argument contrary to the point Rush was making (because there really aren’t any … Rush is Right); just typical liberal personal attacks and name calling. It is sad to think the future of America is in the hands of people who thing these are opposing points in an argument:
One Media Matters commentator asked, “If he’s such a dictator, why is he letting a d*ck like you stay on the radio, Rush?”
Another wrote: “See, here’s a subject Fats is an expert on. He often has wet dreams about being a dictator. A dictator on an island filled with nothing but teenaged Dominican boys…”
And, yet another, who likely did not listen to Limbaugh’s explanation commented, nor has ever read the Constitution of the United States quipped, “So, the Constitution of the United States is a ‘dictator’s wet dream’?”
Limbaugh clarified that he didn’t say this in a jocular manner. That fact is that, if Obama can simply decide which laws he will enforce or obey and which he won’t; what does prevent Obama from deciding, for example, that he doesn’t like the 22nd amendment (which limits presidents to only two terms) and simply decides it will no longer be enforced?
Liberals will snort and and gaze down at you over their up-turned noses and say:
Come on Rush, there’s no way Obama would ever dispense with elections…
There’s no way Obama would ever not enforce immigration law…
No way Obama would ignore the Constitution and just write a health care law that basically pees all over it…
Of course He wouldn’t!
Rush then asked, “What if we started obeying laws on that [basis]? If the president of the United States can choose to enforce or not enforce law because he likes them or doesn’t like them, what about us? What if we disagree with the speeding law?…What if we don’t like paying income tax, because frankly, I hate it. What if I just decide, screw it!”
“But of course, we don’t have that ability,” Limbaugh concluded.
I would say we do! That was the whole idea behind the American Revolution!!