I heard someone on Brian Kilmead’s radio show yesterday explaining that Obama has been rewriting Obamacare as he goes—–and saying it very casually, as if this is just business as usual, nothing at all odd or wrong about it—–and he will be issuing a lot of Executive Orders because he doesn’t want to have to work around Congress.

Well, letting the fact that you were listening to Fox Radio go, I would have to question where this “someone” got their information. I found the report from Fox Radio by Mike Emanuel which quoted Kansas GOP Senator Jerry Moran who said, “Here once again, we have an administration that one more time, without consulting Congress, without legislative changes, is altering their signature piece of legislation, Obamacare: The Affordable Care Act.” I read this as being Senator Moran’s opinion since there have been only three EOs to this point that have anything to do with ObamaCare. The first of those was to reinforce the directives of the Hyde Amendment.

Do these people not realize that “rewriting laws as you go along” and bypassing Congress with Executive Orders because you can’t be bothered with the legislative process are signs of a dictatorship, not a presidency?

Virtually every President has “bypassed Congress” within their Constitutional Executive powers with Executive orders. Only two have ever been overturned as being unconstitutional one by Truman and the other by Clinton. There was a Congressional veto until the Supreme Court, in 1983, found that power unconstitutional. Do you notice Amazona how many checks and balances there are in regard to Executive Orders? Can you see that this is working in a constitutionally correct manner? Do you wish you had gotten a little more information before shooting your mouth off? Let’s keep playing!

Or do they realize it, and just don’t care, because they think Barry is just so darned special and wonderful he SHOULD have complete control and authority?

The United States Constitution does not allow for a single individual to become vested fully with the power of all three branches of government. Now it isn’t coup d’etat proof but it is by its definition dictator proof. I think Obama is an intelligent man surrounded by an opposition who has decided the wrong path to keep themselves from becoming politically extinct by siding with the base of their party which is already mired in the tar pit. The establishment GOP has to save itself from the TEA Party and ultraconservative wing or the conversations we are having now will be viewed by most Republicans as “the good old days.”

In any case, none of this would be irreparable. Any and all of these arrogant and unilateral acts can be undone by a real president. And I took the subtext of this carefree prediction of how Obama will run the country for the next three years as a de facto admission that is is ALL he can do. He already has some Dems nervous, as they have to go home and campaign later this year burdened with the baggage of Obamacare and faced with their refusal to call anyone to account for Fast and Furious, Benghazi, or the IRS scandal. If the Republicans take a lot of Congressional seats and governor seats, those Dems who didn’t have to run in ’14, or who are up again and managed to skate by this year, will be even more nervous. I don’t see him garnering a lot of support for any more big-vote takeovers, especially if the Right makes a big enough splash in ’14.

The phrase “real president” I take it is some sort of mystical dig at President Obama’s legitimacy to be the 44th President of the United States, which, by the way, he is and will remain for three more years. Your opinion of how Obama will run the country is meaningless. It has no bearing on anything. You vote counts; your opinion doesn’t. Sure there are some career politicians who are worried that their districts might have enough people in them who will vote tribally and shift from the moderate camp to the conservative camp. But I disagree with your rationale. I’m betting that there will be no ObamaCare baggage in November 2014 at all. There’s no way the gerrymandered House will come back to the Democrats unless something truly devastating happens on the Right of a more serious nature than a few real shady estate deals in New Jersey and the fact that the former Virginia governor’s wife is a shop-a-holic. That really doesn’t matter because the House can stay with the GOP until 2022 and the only effect this will have is placing more pressure on the Establishment GOP to ward off TEA Party and other conservative challengers. The more the GOP fat cats win in primaries the more it will embolden the TEA Party to bolt and take two thirds of the dying base with them leaving a moderate GOP that will work with Democrats to get things done. That coalition government, starting in 2017, will be what makes Hillary Clinton a two term President. Madame 45. Hmm. I love the ring that has don’t you?

In Hindsight
All of this has been done since President Obama was inaugurated in 2009. Fort Hood didn’t stick. Birther nonsense didn’t stick. Benghazi, IRS and Fast and Furious didn’t stick. None of what the Rightwing vomit slingers and the Conservative Radio Noise Machine tried to do made any difference in 2012. It won’t make anymore difference tomorrow or a year from now or two years from now as the economy heals and ObamaCare becomes the most beloved legacy of the 44th President.

Pax Terra!

Fredrick Schwartz, D.S.V.J., CS, O.Q.H [Journ.]
Managing Editor—Research
The Dis Brimstone-Daily Pitchfork
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