sitting on the edge of the sandbox, biting my tongue

July 13, 2012

Imperial Presidency: The Number One Reason to Vote Obama out

Filed under: politics — Tags: , , — edge of the sandbox @ 10:38 pm

He is truly historical and unprecedented.  First he refused to enforce immigration law and went after those attempting to do so.  His Attorney General is on a jihad against the electoral law.  And now Barack Obama overturned welfare reform (first seen on Nice Deb):

The imperial Presidency has overturned Congress and the law again. Not content to stop at rewriting immigration policy, education policy and energy policy, yesterday, President Obama’s Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released an official policy directive rewriting the welfare reform law of 1996. The new policy guts the federal work requirements that were the foundation of the Clinton-era reform.

While this real news occurred yesterday, most of the media remained fixated on political ads and speeches, letting a major and unilateral shift in America’s welfare system go nearly unreported.

Welfare reform replaced the old Aid to Families with Dependent Children with a new program, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF). The Heritage Foundation played a pivotal role in building bipartisan consensus for the reform and providing many of the recommendations that became part of the law. The whole point was that able-bodied adults should be required to work or prepare for work as a condition of receiving welfare aid.

The fact that we are heading towards a fiscal cliff (and Obama is doing his best to make sure that we get there as soon as possible) is reason enough to vote him out.  But BO’s refusal to be bound by law is absolutely infuriating.  If his highness elects which laws to enforce, what guarantee do I have that he won’t move against my family and my property like your run-of-the-mill 3rd world dictator?

We can only guess what kind of surprises he got for his subjects between now and November, but we figured there will be many.  Just how pathetic is that!  Instead of transparency and free debate necessary to bring change in democratic societies, we have guesswork.  That’s not how proud and free people live.  And just imagine what our lives will be like if he gets reelected!

That the mainstream media would rather talk about Bain Capital is disturbing beyond belief, and it’s another reason to vote for Romney.  With the media fast to criticize a Republican White House, a Republican President is considerably less likely to disobey the law.  In other words, if you want the media to keep an eye on your Chief Executive, vote Republican.  After Barack Obama has already set multiple precedents of executive lawlessness, keeping our next Presidents honest is especially important.



  1. Our country is in serious trouble, Edge. Obama has set himself above the law with this Senate there is nothing the Republicans can do and Obama knows that. He will not stop.

    Comment by Conservatives on Fire — July 14, 2012 @ 7:09 am

  2. Reblogged this on All about everything and commented:
    His majesty has been exposed…again.

    Comment by calihurder — July 14, 2012 @ 8:51 am

  3. We can only guess what kind of surprises he got for his subjects between now and November

    He may well overstep. He seems all riled up these days.

    Comment by Always On Watch — July 15, 2012 @ 6:04 am

    • He may… What really bothers me is that when he simply refuses to enforced the law as he constitutionally obliged, it’s only a mild outrage in the media. had a Republican President done any of that, it would be the front page of NYT.

      Comment by edge of the sandbox — July 16, 2012 @ 10:35 pm

  4. I read today that Democrats will use the tax cut issue as an excuse to “hold the economy hostage” while they try and paint Republicans as obstructionists.

    It is truly disgusting how low that party will sink.

    Comment by Harrison — July 16, 2012 @ 8:42 pm

    • I hope it backfires. The public does favor tax cuts…

      Comment by edge of the sandbox — July 16, 2012 @ 10:36 pm

      • I hope it backfires too. But the damage done while it is backfiring could be great as more uncertainty is injected into the economy.

        Comment by Harrison — July 17, 2012 @ 9:16 pm

  5. Sadly I have come to the conclusion that the majority of Americans prefer a strongman. A king. A monarch. St. Barry will do for now.

    Comment by Infidel de Manahatta — July 17, 2012 @ 7:14 am

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