The President Tries to Become the Messiah Again
It seems like this President just can’t get enough of his own power, at least, the power that he perceives that he has.
He seems to think that Executive Orders are just as good as any law that Congress has passed. He has issued orders for ICE to cease and desist enforcing the law, to stop deporting illegal aliens because, you know, they have as much right to be here as we do. After all, we evil bastards took the American southwest from them in a war.
What is it with politicians these days? They go to Washington, or any state capitol and do as they please, rather than the will of the people. Then they quote bullshit statistics to justify what they do. “90% of Americans agree with me!”. Oh, horseshit.
We have a governor in Salem who refuses to execute a man on death row, a man who sued him to try to force the State to kill him, because the governor “doesn’t believe in the death penalty”. Yet he’s perfectly okay with doctor assisted suicide and abortion.
Who gives a fuck what you believe? Enforce the damn law!
As promised in the 2008 campaign, the president is about to declare war on the poor. I mean, coal.
He is going to attempt an end run around Congress and issue Executive Orders to the EPA to cap the amount of carbon emissions coming from coal fired power plants. What this will do is drive the price of energy up, making it more difficult for lower income workers to afford electricity.
You have to ask yourself, is this really about saving the planet, or is it about making it so people can’t afford their utility bills demand that the government do something, so the government forms yet another entitlement to take care of everyone’s electric bill, while our taxes go up yet again.
The IPCC, the UN’s climate change arm, has finally admitted that global warming has slowed down over the last 16 years, and they don’t know why their computer models failed to show this.
I’ll tell you why it failed. A computer program, or model, only knows what it is told. It only knows how to calculate what it is told to calculate.
I see the weatherman every morning touting how his FutureCast (the name of their computer model) really nailed the forecast. The truth is, it’s wrong more often than not.
But I also find it funny when the IPCC says there is warming going on, all the envionmentalist libtards get behind them and say “see? we told you so!”, but just as soon as the IPCC says something other than the sky is falling, they jump back and say the IPCC doesn’t know what they are talking about.
With the president having as much trouble as he is, he is trying to become the world’s messiah once again.
He intends to have the EPA cap power plant emissions, and push for more government use of renewable energy sources.
In other words, he is going to “invest” in failing green energy companies by subsidizing them with our tax dollars.
How about you fix our damn roads and bridges first?
Obama says that he “lacks patience for anyone who denies that this problem is real.”
Of course, we lack patience for any president who denies that his domestic spying programs and agenda of murder domestically and abroad are a threat to our liberty and a form of tyranny.
“We don’t have time for a meeting of the flat-Earth society,” Obama said. “Sticking your head in the sand might make you feel safer, but it’s not going to protect you from the coming storm.”
We may not have time for a meeting of the Flat Earth Society, but you certainly have time for a meeting of the Flat Head Society.
Plus, sticking your head up your ass is not going to make you any smarter.
I always thought this was fairly obvious, but summers are hot, winters are cold. It doesn’t take a genius to figure this one out, so if you can’t figure that out, then you must be below average intelligence, probably somewhere at the level of drooling idiot.
Back in the 1970’s, we needed laws to clean up air pollution, because the earth was cooling off. Why? Because all of the pollution was reflecting the light and heat from the sun back into space.
So we created all these laws to cap emissions and clean up air pollution.
So where did we end up?
The skies are clearer, and the planet is heating up. I wonder if there is a correlation there.
The president thinks it is his job to make laws that Congress won’t. It isn’t. It isn’t in his power to do so.
Let’s review what his powers are. From Article II of the US Constitution:
- He is the Commander in Chief of the armed services & State militias when they are called into Federal service
- He can require written opinions from his officers concerning their respective departments and duties
- He can grant reprieves and pardons, except in cases of impeachment
- He can make treaties with foreign nations, subject to the consent of the Senate
- Nominate and appoint ambassadors, Supreme Court judges, ministers and consuls, and any other officers for departments that have been set forth by law, with the consent of the Senate
- He can appoint inferior department officers if the Senate allows him to
- Can make recess appointments, if the Senate is in RECESS, not on vacation. The president has tried to argue that vacation or holiday is being in recess, but has been shot down by the Federal courts
- Make State of the Union addresses
- He can call special sessions of Congress, or he can dismiss them. This is not the same as being in recess
- He can receive ambassadors and other foreign officials
- He can commission all officers of the military
- He makes sure the laws of the United States are faithfully executed
- He may sign legislation into law, or veto it (Article I)
When you look at that list, which is very limited, much of what the president is allowed to do is subject to the consent of the Senate.
When the Constitution was first written, this meant that the representatives of The States held him in check. The office of the president is not this all powerful office that we have been brainwashed into believing it is.
The biggest problem with this president is that he violates his oath and powers every time he issues an executive order saying that there are certain laws he won’t uphold. If a law is wrong and unjust, set Congress to deal with it, don’t rule by fiat, because the president is not our king, dictator or tyrant.
Nowhere does the Constitution allow him to issue an edict, which is essentially what his war on coal is.
Just as Obamacare is driving up the price of healthcare (even though liberals contend the exact opposite), trying to put coal companies and coal fired power plants out of business will not only increase unemployment, it will drive our energy costs up.
It is not the job of the government to pick winners and losers in the business world, but that is precisely what this president is trying to do, using the EPA as a hammer.
Don’t we have bigger fish to fry?
Like putting people back to work instead of trying to force the companies they work for under?
Like paying off the debt instead of spending and borrowing more?
In the minds of environmentalists, the whole global warming/climate change debate is settled. Not so for the rest of us. I don’t know about them, but I would rather not live in a cave.