Pundits fantasize that Obama cares about his low poll numbers. How did he respond this week to his record lows? Said he’d do immigration via Exec Order, announcing plans to again violate the Constitution and Separation of Powers.
Why not? No one has stopped him before.
Obama DOES NOT CARE about his poll numbers, or those of his party. ANYONE and EVERYONE fantasizing that he does, that his low numbers will force him to change, is refusing to pay attention. This is intentional ignorance. People yammer about the midterms as though losing the Senate will cause Obama to mend his ways.
Why on earth would he suddenly pay attention to a Branch of Constitutional government he so successfully is ignoring now?
How will Congress respond to Obama’s lawlessness?
The same way it did when he usurped legislative power for DREAM, DOMA, and in granting waivers and delays for Obamacare, when he stole $700B from the taxpayers to give to the auto unions, when he just announced an exemption for union members on part of the costs of obamacare, when he put a citizen in jail for free speech to build his lie about Benghazi, when he used the IRS to attack political enemies, when he illegally went after an entire news organization and one reporter – and his parents, when he left men to die in Benghazi, when he bombed Libya without even the pretense of Constitutional action: They’ll whine and complain and do nothing.
Every single time Obama has violated the Constitution – NOTHING has happened. Like the totalitarian he is, every step he takes against the Rule of Law is larger. He won’t stop now – and his next step (Debt Ceiling crisis in 10 weeks?) will be larger.
At some point he will be too strong to stop at all. In fact, he may already be.
Look – Obama couldn’t care less about his polling, the Constitution, the law or the future of the republic. If you don’t get that you are living in a fantasy or just not paying attention.
Congress has a constitutional duty to rein him in. They are abrogating that duty.
The US Military has a duty to defend the Constitution against all enemies foreign and domestic. They are rejecting that duty.
When I was a cadet, USAF Academy, one of the quotes we had to learn as part of our 4th Class Knowledge was this: “Duty then is the sublimest word in the English language. You should do your duty in all things. You can never do more. You should never wish to do less.” (General Rob’t E Lee)
All officers who have graduated West Point, USNA or USAFA since the 1960s have memorize this quote. And then ignored it.
It is difficult to imagine a more dangerous domestic enemy TO OUR CONSTITUTION than our own president. What is the top brass doing? The ones not yet fired have adopted omerta, and the fired ones have decided that their retirement comfort is more important than their duty to the nation – and also gone omerta on the Republic.
Obama – and the destruction of America – will be stopped in only one of three ways. He will die in office (too young), the military will do their duty (they won’t), or Congress will do its duty (they won’t.)
Which leaves America in a ditch. Either the citizens fix the problem – or we resolve ourselves to tyranny.
It doesn’t get any more plain than that.