Keith Koffler has let us know that Barack Obama is taking 2012 off from Congress:
“In terms of the president’s relationship with Congress in 2012,” Mr. Earnest said at a briefing, “the president is no longer tied to Washington, DC”
Obama has decided that being President is simply not good enough and has appointed himself King.
But when Congress refuses to act, and as a result, hurts our economy and puts our people at risk, then I have an obligation as President to do what I can without them. I’ve got an obligation to act on behalf of the American people. And I’m not going to stand by while a minority in the Senate puts party ideology ahead of the people that we were elected to serve. Not with so much at stake, not at this make-or-break moment for middle-class Americans. We’re not going to let that happen.
No you don’t, sparky. James Madison, Federalist 47:
“When the legislative and executive powers are united in the same person or body,” says he, “there can be no liberty, because apprehensions may arise lest the same monarch or senate should enact tyrannical laws, to execute them in a tyrannical manner.”
Some of my fellow authors here tend to dismiss my concerns of the abuse of power by Obama, but I am undeterred. Not long ago Obama said this
“Believe me, the idea of doing things on my own is very tempting. I promise you not just on immigration reform. But that’s not how our system works,”
Paging Jim Geraghty!
Nothing Barack Obama says at any time has any meaningfulness or durability. Nothing.
As my son points out to me- if Obama is this brash in his first term, what would a second term bring???