Friday, April 29, 2011

Obama Dictator

I remember that far left conspiracy theorists told us that no matter who won the 2008 elections we would continue to live under the fascist dictatorship of George W. Bush. They were half right. We seem to have gotten a President who feels no compunction about abusing the limits of his office.

The Hipster-Dufus in Chief, after hanging out at Facebook with Mark Zuckerberg and commenting on how young folks get their news from non-traditional outlets (like him wink-wink). His administration promptly punished SF Chronicle reporter Carla Marinucci for using a smart phone to video a protest at an Obama event. Then they promised to punish anyone for reporting on the punishment. Then they denied the threats. What idiots, antagonizing one of their few reminaing reliable constituencies, the press.

Libya. We are at war. There has been no notification to the Congress. Impeachable offense.

Obama's appointees purport to tell Boeing where in the United States they may manufacture airplanes. (Hint: its not in right-to work states.) Shane Atwell asks Can you hear the shackles clicking closed on your legs? Meanwhile the same NLRB is going to sue Arizona and South Dakota for requiring secret ballot votes before unions before a union can be certified. Funny how elections are pesky things when you don't get the outcome you want.

From Politico: The president “abrogated” section 2262 of the budget compromise law, which prohibits using appropriations for the salaries and expenses of certain White House czars. What is it about this part of the constitution "No Money shall be drawn from the Treasury, but in Consequence of Appropriations made by Law. . ." that the President doesn't understand? More from Politico's Sollenberger and Rozell:
Obama is essentially telling Congress he will avoid confirmation hearings by appointing czars. He also is taking congressional appropriations used to pay their salaries and expenses, even if lawmakers clearly state in law those positions are not funded. Such reasoning represents the height of presidential hubris — and shows an utter contempt for Congress as a co-equal branch.
Not to mention contempt of the constitution.

And that's really the issue. No recognition for constitutional limits = road to dictatorship.

Previous posts have documented any number of other instances of dictatorial overreach, the hits just keep on coming.

It's not like we weren't warned. Valerie Jarrett: (H/T: Moonbattery)
However, giving--given, really, the daunting challenges that we face, it's important that President-elect Obama is prepared to really take power and begin to rule day one.


  1. The best way to make news go viral: threaten to shut down the news. I give the Obama Administration a grade of a "solid B+". And this stuff isn't just working on the rightosphere, as evidenced by the San Fransisco Chronicle.

  2. It's so hard to jump ship. It will take alot worse than this to get the press out of his corner. I believe they are grumbling, but it's human nature to try to be loyal. I hope he keeps up the ingratitude, when the press abandons him, he will fall.