Yup, courtesy Pat Buchanan, here is the direct quote from His Highness. “I’ve got a pen,” said President Obama early this week. “I can use that pen to sign executive orders and take executive actions that move the ball forward.” Obama also is quoted as saying, “When I can act on my own without Congress, I’m going to do so.”
I hope my governor in Florida, Rick Scott, has read this. Obama conveniently forgets that polls indicate that a majority of Americans have no faith in the Obama game plan, especially the job-killing O’Care. The jobs situation in America, as I write regularly in Intelligence Report, is at the most dangerous level since WWII. The problem? President Barack Hussein Obama. Marxist doctrine and income re-distribution spoon fed by fuzzy-thinking liberal progressives is a recipe for disaster. It is also a recipe for rebellion with a purpose. Our Constitution calls for a federally based republic. President Obama has run roughshod over the Constitution. State governors across the country are reacting against the hijacking of our Constitution. And so are a lot of bright Americans, who are setting up to run for election in 2014. It’s time to clean out the constitutional slackers in Washington and put a heavy lid on the Obama stew pot. Here Pat Buchanan gives you all the details on His Highness’s recent proclamations. You’ll feel like barking up your morning Cheerios!
Congressional powers have eroded or been surrendered. The esteem in which Congress is now held calls to mind Emily Dickinson: “It dropped so low in my regard I heard it hit the ground.”
Congress boasts a 13 percent approval, a surge from its all-time low of 9 percent last fall before the budget deal.
While ex-Secretary of Defense Robert Gates expressed disappointment in Obama and Hillary Clinton in his book “Duty,” and was dismissive of Joe Biden, his view of Congress dripped with venom:
“Uncivil, incompetent in fulfilling basic constitutional responsibilities (such as timely appropriations), micromanagerial, parochial, hypocritical, egotistical, thin-skinned, often putting self (and reelection) before country — this was my view of the majority of the United States Congress.”
At Congressional hearings, Gates says he was “exceptionally offended by the constant, adversarial, inquisition-like treatment,” and lines of inquiry that were “rude, insulting, belittling, bullying, and all too often personal.”
Admirers of Obama, Hillary and Biden have all come forward to defend them. Where are the defenders of Congress from this searing indictment by Gates? Almost nowhere.