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---- — Price for Transforming America is too High
Millions of working Americans are losing their health insurance due to what our president once affectionately referred to as Obamacare. As he inflicts this most preposterous and deceitful wealth redistribution scheme upon an incredulous public, he pretends his agreement with Iran will prevent their production of nuclear weaponry. Their mullahs, the people in charge, say it states nothing of the kind. Concurrently, Iran is assisted in its nuclear endeavors by the release of billions of dollars for its immediate use, actually speeding up the process.
Having forgotten to give peace a chance in Syria with their rush to war, the president and Secretary of State John Kerry sought to hitch-up with Al-Qaeda forces against Syria’s Assad. Protecting his own interests with a seemingly ironic development, the Master, Vladimir Putin stepped in to show Grasshopper & Company how simple it would be to avoid the inevitable slaughter of thousands of innocents. Just when you think this president can’t do any worse, he always proves you wrong.
In an amazing demonstration of political ineptness and arrogance, he chose to shut down part of the federal government, insisting the Affordable Care Act was ready to go and would hear nothing of the demand that the individual mandate be delayed. Rather than accept the lifeline being thrown to him by Republicans, he remained true to form in his aversion to compromise with fellow Americans. When his malfeasance in the ACA could no longer be ignored by his comrades in the media, he resorted to blaming Republicans for their weak embrace of his plan. Probing the depths of ignominy, truly a spectacle to behold, he even tried to tell us he really didn’t say you could keep your doctor and your plan, period. His record on job creation parallels perfectly his record on people signing up for health insurance: Millions fewer have either and we are supposed to see it as an achievement.
The ACA was unconstitutional as presented and survives only as tax legislation, meaning it would need to have originated in the House to be constitutional, which it did not. But let us pretend it adheres to constitutional requirements to continue: Does Congress spend the time developing a bill, seeing it through both Houses of Congress, for a president to change the bill however and whenever he sees fit? The answer is no and we desperately need to elect a president in 2016 who will take his oath of office seriously, as Democrats will not see to it that he does.
Recall how Democrats during George Bush’s second term howled at the suggestion of the elimination of the filibuster. They cried that a president’s judicial nominations being approved only by a simple majority in the Senate would be the end of democracy. Then President Obama squeaked through re-election and the Democrats changed the Senate rules so they could do just that. They pretended Republicans were holding up so many nominations that it was causing grid lock, and our corrupt news media promoted the falsehood, all the way down to the leftist, infantile blather in editorial pages. In truth, Republicans had approved of two hundred twelve nominations, held up only two. That’s the crisis of grid lock to which they were referring. Now he can appoint any crazed lunatic he desires.
Senator Obama said that George Bush was “unpatriotic” for racking up so much debt, and then proceeded in five years to rack up more debt than all past presidents combined. That was back when Hillary Clinton said “Dissent is the highest form of patriotism.” Now, anyone who disagrees with Democrats in power is made out to be an enemy of the State! Hillary has a rich history of expertise in this area, that of collecting information on political opponents to use against them, and it will be unfortunate if we have to explore it again.
How does any movement towards a bill for amnesty take place when once passed, this president can do whatever he likes with it? He can enforce or not enforce whatever he chooses in a bill passed by both houses of Congress. No Republican would ever be permitted to conduct himself this way, and Republicans would be right there to let him know it, but the wise guy from Chicago continues to abuse the executive order unchecked. Grid lock to Democrats means they don’t get every single thing they want.
In June of 2009 Obama watched and did nothing as the people of Iran risked their lives in open revolt against the Khamenei regime’s election manipulations. When he does show support it is for the wrong people, as in Egypt and Libya. This opportunity was missed by a man who no amount of on-the-job training has helped. Nuclear proliferation in the Middle East is a high price to pay for Obama’s desired transformation of America.