Thursday, November 21, 2013

The Man Who Would Be King

How many times have we heard Harry Reid and other Democrat “leaders” scream and whine that ObamaCare is the law of the land and Republicans had better not mess with it?

Is what’s good for the goose good for the gander?

In July of 2013 President BO (the amateur president) rewrote the employer mandate that is in the ObamaCare law. He ordered the date of the statute changed. It was the law of the land, but he chose to rewrite it. Can he do that?

Now he has changed the “grandfather” issue in the law of the land, ObamaCare by saying, “I’m going to extend the “grandfather” to some of these plans that people got after 2010.” It was the law of the land, but he chose to rewrite it. Can he do that?

When Congress tried to pass bills to deal with these issues by law, the same changes President BO (the amateur president) ordered changed, he threatened to veto them. Does he want them dealt with or doesn’t he?

This is the same guy who, during his campaign, said, “I believe in the Constitution, I taught the Constitution for ten years and I will not be doing an end run around Congress.”

Does all of this mean that if Congress passes a bill, the president signs it and it becomes law, the president can change some parts of the law if he wants to? Is that the way we work now in America?

Suppose a Republican gets elected president? Will it be OK for him to change the content of laws he does not agree with or that have issues? Will that be accepted by Democrats?

Are we to abandon the legislative process in favor of a presidential decree process?

Whatever you call that, its acting like a monarchy, not a representative Constitutional republic.

President BO is now President (the man who would be king) BO.


Xavier Onassis said...

I LOVE that movie! One of my all time favorites!

Daniel Dravot: Now listen to me you benighted muckers. We're going to teach you soldiering. The world's noblest profession. When we're done with you, you'll be able to slaughter your enemies like civilized men.

Billy Fish: He wants to know if you are gods.
Peachy Carnehan: Not gods - Englishmen. The next best thing.

Danny: You mean he's piled up a fortune of sixty cows out of her infidelities?
Billy Fish: And thirty-two goats.
Danny: She ain't a wife, she's a going concern!

Ah, thanks for reminding me!

Xavier Onassis said...

Oh, and by the way, every single bill that George W. Bush signed into law he added a "signing statement" (where, exactly, in the Constitution, does it talk about Presidential Signing Statements) where he said whether he agreed or disagreed with the law and which parts of the law he would enforce or ignore.

I don't recall hearing a single peep out of you regarding abandoning the legislative process in favor of a presidential decree when that was occurring.

Which, as I have pointed out so many times over so many years, makes you a hypocrite.

But you're a hypocrite we all love and you worried us when you were MIA for a few days.

Duckys here said...

Oh there you go again, XO, refusing to accept that history began on Jan. 19, 2009.
No wonder Joe gets impatient.

Joe said...

XO: "I don't recall hearing a single peep out of you regarding abandoning..."

I don't peep.

"...which parts of the law he would enforce or ignore."

Not the same thing, as you already know. Obama is not just ignoring it, he is proactively changing it AFTER declaring it the law of the land.

Ducky: "...history began on Jan. 19, 2009."

Part of it did.

voodookobra said...

When will the GOP finally realize they cannot work with that Party of Idiots called the Democrats, who specialize in double dealing and backstabbing? I call it Legislative terrorism.
We have already we see evidence any hope for getting along or compromising flushed down the toilet with the likes of Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi, and the Dictator in Chief.

Anonymous said...

Recommended reading for the lefties

Bunkerville said...

Our new Caesar. Never thought I would live to see the day.