If you’re going to run your presidency by executive fiat rather than by following the rules set down in the Constitution, you had damn well better remember your own power grabs. This lesson sadly was lost on the current leader of the free world, who has found more creative ways to bypass Congress than any than any president before him.
“Civilizations die from suicide, not by murder” - Allan Toynbee
The pro-Swedish political party, the Sweden Democrats are meeting for their national convention, and much to the surprise of the minority party, they have found themselves in the position of political kingmaker, as reported by the English language Swedish news portal The Local on Nov. 22, 2013.
“Satan fell by force of gravity, by taking himself too gravely” – GK Chesterton
It’s never a pretty thing when the scales fall from the eyes of sycophants. The wailing, the crying, the gnashing of teeth… all very unpleasant. Very Old Testamenty.
So reality is finally dawning on the Obama lapdog media that many of Mr. Soetoro’s promises are as empty as beer bottles after a Marine’s wetting down party while crossing the equator on a payday Friday.
Insurance policy cancellations and security lapses at HealthCare.gov (when potential victims of identity theft can get the website to “work”) have interrupted the body politic long enough. Time for Democrats to roll out their favorite pets Continue reading
Jewish Social Justice Roundtable’s (JSJR) self-description as 26 organizations pursuing social justice from a Jewish perspective is not exactly true. It pursues social justice from a progressive point of view because telling half-truths is not a Jewish value.
The group’s big issue is
illegal immigration (sorry that term is not PC) criminally trespassing aliens. As the group says on its website:
Outraged that illegal aliens claimed child-tax-credits, but no outrage that current tax law allows them to report income and pay taxes without threat of deportation?
The power of a president to succumb to the temptation to use executive power for political purposes has always been available. That the current occupant of the Oval Office is so uniquely brazen in betraying the trust inherent in the office should compel future voters to insist upon a much smaller and less intrusive federal government:
Critics say midlevel IRS bureaucrats continue to abuse the Additional Child Tax Credit program by dispensing $1,000 checks to families in this country illegally.
Apparently Jerry Brown didn’t get the memo. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) is 95% certain that humans are causing global warming. This level of certainty is so categorical that CNN felt quite comfortable in using the long-discredited “hockey stick” graph to illustrate the warming trend.
Granted, you may be as skeptical about that claim as many scientists are (some are more than skeptical). But California is not skeptical. California has bought into the anthropogenic Continue reading
At first you sort of had to feel sorry for the park rangers. Early in the shutdown showdown, one of them ruefully admitted, “We’ve been told to make life as difficult for people as we can. It’s disgusting.” It was clear that these poor souls had been given orders that they were required to follow, even if they found the silly prohibitions as repulsive as the hapless tourists/pilgrims they were turning away.
Labor unions, public and private, have been as loyal as any faction of the Democratic Party; so it seemed a good omen for future repeal or de-funding when the Obamacare-supporting AFL-CIO lost 40,000 ILWU members over that support. But then we discover that the International Longshore and Warehouse Union are only upset that the Affordable Care Act doesn’t grant their particular union a tax-waiver and socialize health care in America more radically.
“The bothersome reality,” GOP strategist Ed Rogers wrote in last Friday’s Washington Post, “is that President Obama is inventing new laws, selectively choosing to enforce laws he likes and ignoring or amending the ones he doesn’t.”
Rogers was making the argument that talk of impeaching the president is not only not cheap, as many Democrats insist, but picking up steam.