Personally, I am sick of all the crap from our leadership. Here is ANOTHER example and instance of Obama threatening to ignore the Constitution. In my book, politics is about building and maintaining relationships. The end goal of the relationship as a policitian at any level is to get something done to advance your country, your state, your city, or your voter’s district. Skill as a politician can be summed up with a few words. This for that. Check the annals of Lyndon Johnson. He made a career of getting by giving. No one , as I recall was outraged by his skills.
I saw this statement issued by Dan Stein, president of the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR), responding to Senator Chuck Schumer’s (D-N.Y.) assertion that if the House does not pass an illegal alien amnesty bill before the August recess, that President Obama will have “no choice but to act on his own” to implement one.
Excuse me? Here we go again. This is happening so frequently with Obama that I have lost count of all the instances.
Rush Limbaugh hit the nail of the head. He explains in his theorem that Obama is never blamed for the scandals in his administration because he keeps this appearance of working through his outrage a problem, knowing nothing about it, or simply being out of town doing something else…. like visiting the baseball Hall of Fame, while he watches trouble caused by his policies from afar. True Rush. He has mastered this ploy.
The material I was reading continued saying that Senator Schumer’s threat, on behalf of the president, amounts to little more than an extortion note to House Republicans: Pass the legislation we demand or the president will, once again, ignore the Constitution and act without authority from Congress.
“Under our Constitution, the Legislative Branch of government makes our laws. The failure or refusal of Congress to enact laws to the president’s liking does not entitle the Executive Branch to act unilaterally to negate laws that have already been enacted, or to implement laws without approval from Congress. President Obama has repeatedly abused his executive authority in the area of immigration policy, and it is time that Congress sends a clear message that further administrative overreach will not be tolerated.
“Even Americans who share the president’s and Sen. Schumer’s views on immigration policy should be alarmed at this flagrant threat to make an end run around the constitutional Separation of Powers doctrine. It is all the more egregious that a senior member of the United States Senate would so brazenly encourage and condone such a usurpation of Congress’s plenary authority over immigration law.
“The House has a clear constitutional right to reject legislation approved by the Senate that would grant amnesty to millions of lawbreakers, dramatically increase the number of new foreign workers eligible to compete for jobs in the U.S., while offering law-abiding Americans nothing more than the same tired promises of future enforcement.
The House needs to stand up and just say no. Obama needs to get his act together and lead the country and stop with the crap. The United States of America is NOT a socialist country. Personally, I can’t believe he gets away with this over and over. I am embarrassed for our leadership. We sorely need a talent and leadership pipeline in this country.