Category Archives: Government
Interesting to consider that two of the world’s most humble guys would also be the most popular.
Who says the president lacks a steady management style. The Affordable Care Act of the second term looks like the Recovery Act of the first term – not as shovel ready as expected. The solution remains the same. More speeches.
While the front door to the ObamaCare website appears to be fixed the back door is standing wide open.
The constitution says the president must take care that the laws be faithfully executed.
David Mamet says our president is a tyrant. Our president says he’s a pragmatist. He also says we are a nation of laws and that he doesn’t have the power to issue executive orders ending deportations.
Except that he did issue an executive order limiting deportations after the Senate voted down the Dream Act. And he just overturned parts of his own health care law by unilaterally issuing waivers to cronies, suspending the employer mandate, and telling insurance companies to stop canceling policies that ObamaCare requires them to cancel.
Other than that he’s a helpless pragmatic bunny.
Nation of Laws
Kevin D. Williamson, in National Review, agrees that Obama is a pragmatist – a lawless pragmatist. He says Obama believes in committees of experts rather than the constitution:
Harry Reid has just helped take the brakes off of President Obama’s lawless agenda, for the purpose of installing friendly judges who will look the other way when his agenda is put to the legal test.
President Obama and his admirers choose to call this “pragmatism,” but what it is is a mild expression of totalitarianism, under which the interests of the country are conflated with those of the president’s administration and his party.
Professor Johathan Turley says The One We’ve Been Waiting For “has become the very danger the constitution was designed to avoid”.
Harry Reid pulled the trigger on the so-called Nuclear Option on Thursday. The move changed a 200 year old rule that allowed filibusters against presidential appointments. Now the Senate can confirm nominees with a simple majority. That can happen with a straight party line vote – the same way ObamaCare was passed.
As usual, hypocrisy is non-partisan here. The Republicans threatened the same thing when President Bush was having trouble getting his judicial nominations confirmed in the Senate.
Here are some strong arguments against the Nuclear Option – from Harry Reid, Barack Obama, and Joe Biden.
President Obama proclaimed you can keep your health plan after all. That is if your insurance company can find it, having tossed it out on his orders.
Meanwhile, the House, including 39 Democrats, passed the Upton Bill on Friday which would legally do what the president wants. He promised to veto it.
No Word on Your Trans Fat Fix
Also, last week, the FDA said it will ban trans fat. Even if you like it.