Saturday, March 24, 2012

Marginalizing Congress: Obama's Revolutionary Consistency

Two months ago, I had a meeting with the Staff of Texas U.S. Senate Candidate Ted Cruz.  A few days later, I had an extended conversation with Ted.  I know is sounds craaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaazy, but Barack Obama's actions over the past few weeks are totally consistent with one of the major concerns I expressed in those conversations.

One of Barack Obama's long-term objectives is to replace the constitutional authority of Congress with the unconstitutional authority of Commissions and Czars.  Making this objective an inescapable reality is much more important to Barack Obama than winning any election.

Barack Obama's unconstitutional war in Libya is always going to be piece of evidence #1 in this analysis.   Libya was about establishing a precedent for U.N. Security Council resolutions to be more important to deploying the U.S. military overseas than the Article I, Section 8 authority of Congress.  Also, just so we're clear, whatever his flaws, George W. Bush at least had Congressional authorization in removing Saddam Hussein from power.

Over the past few weeks, we've seen two MAJOR pieces of confirmation for my hypothesis.

Piece of Confirmation #1:

Barack Obama isn't going to raise money for members of Congress of his own party.  Huh?!?  Isn't the President ALWAYS the number one fundraiser for members of Congress of his own party.  Of course he is.

I can't help thinking back to a Houston fundraiser George W. Bush attended for a GOP Congressional Candidate in 2008.  Two people I know were in the room when George W. Bush made news.  The key, however, for this analysis is that that incident occurred when George W. Bush's approval rating was in the mid-30's.  Barack Obama is refusing to raise money for members of Congress of his own party when his approval rating is about 8 points higher than Bush's in 2008.  It doesn't make any sense; unless, of course, you have a long term goal to marginalize the constitutional authority of Congress and you don't really care about any transient election.

Piece of Confirmation #2:

Did you hear Obama's speech in Oklahoma on Thursday?!?  Among his many lies in that speech, Obama told this whopper:
"Unfortunately, Congress decided they wanted their own timeline.  Not the company, not the experts, but members of Congress who decided this might be a fun political issue decided to try to intervene and make it impossible for us to make an informed decision."
 Notice how, in that statement, Congress is the bad guy and so-called 'experts' are the good guys?!?  That's Progressivism 101.  You'll note, also, that Obama isn't distinguishing between parties in that statement.

Obama's real game is obvious, if you're willing to admit the truth to yourself.

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