“Obama Taunts Republicans on Executive Orders: ‘So Sue Me!’”
Here is the partial transcript from Barack Obama’s speech this week where he taunted Republicans:
As long as they insist on taking no action whatsoever that will help anybody, I’m going to keep on taking actions on my own that can help the middle class, like the actions I’ve already taken to speed up construction projects and attract new manufacturing jobs and lift workers’ wages and help students pay off their student loans. Middle-class families can’t wait for Republicans in Congress to do stuff. So sue me. As long as they’re doing nothing, I’m not going to apologize for trying to do something.”
For a supposed constitutional scholar, Professor Obama doesn’t seem to understand the critical importance of the separation of powers. It is up to the Congress to approve of Obama’s agenda, and up to the courts to decide if things are constitutional.
But there’s where we’re wrong, and need to stop making the same rhetorical mistakes: Obama understands the importance of separation of powers to constraining a progressive, centralized, soft-socialist government. He understands it in the same way Woodrow Wilson and FDR did. Which is why he is trying to normalize its abolition in the guise of weary frustration over an “obstructionist” wing of “extremists” who hate him because of their bitterclingerish racism.
He knows exactly what he’s doing: he’s out to destroy the middle class by pretending to protect it, and he is using a supposed championing of that “class” (against the effects of his own policies!) to justify the erosion of constitutional limits and the structural imperative of separation of powers necessary in a workable republic based around representative government and a stable rule of law applied equally.
Obama is the leader of a coup. Let’s stop pretending he’s a bit confused about the Constitution. He’s not. He’s its enemy, and he’s studied it in order to pressure its seams and weaken its constraints.
And he’s succeeding.
Boehner’s lawsuit is a joke. Congress controls the purse strings, and they should be using that to stop this (so far) velvet progressive counter-revolution. Instead, they are so worried about how they’ll be portrayed by the press (how’s that working out for them?) and frankly so comfortable with big government statism, that they act only symbolically and rely on us to be dupes and not recognize the complicity.
And that’s not working anymore, either. Which is why they need to be swept out of the way.