The first opportunity to begin the dismantling began with the struggling economy. Obama used the stagnant economy and a growing level of unemployment as the impetus to attack the USA financially. The solution he chose was not the common sense one of getting government off the back of the private sector but that of spending massive amounts of money—which the federal government did not have—to jump start the economy and wait for the trickle down, even though his party does not subscribe to the theory of trickle-down economics. The fly in that soup was that most of the $800 billion dollar infusion never saw the mainstream economy of the USA, but instead was laundered through organizations like ACORN that supported Obama in his trek to the presidency. Still, it loaded the government with a greater amount of debt and put another log on the fire in support of raising taxes on the wealthy and the middle-class.
In his six years of service, Obama has yet to have an annual budget approved by Congress. He claims that it is the Republicans blocking it, but even those within his own party whisper that they never could vote for his budgets and survive politically with their constituents. Obama knows this. He purposely puts forth something unfeasible knowing full-well it will be turned down and he will then have a platform from which to point his blaming finger. At the same time, he gets what he really wants: a checkbook that is virtually open all the time and only questioned should the debt-ceiling need to be raised to accommodate it.
Then there is Attorney General Eric Holder’s “Fast and Furious” project which purposely landed guns in the hands of the Mexican drug cartels. Those guns were used to kill innocent people and at least one U.S. Border Patrol agent. This was done to fuel support for more legislation for nationalized gun-control. Then we see the activities with the IRS, using their extreme powers to harass and withhold 501(c)(3) status from conservative political interest groups like the Tea Party, only to get caught red-handed at it. We see a director of the IRS visit the White House over 150 times that year, yet the president is totally unaware of what is going on. The one person who would know what is going on (Ms. Lerner) dumps her hard drive and takes the Fifth when called to testify before the Congressional committee. In the Obama Administration, the end most certainly justifies the means--legal, constitutional, or not!
Then there is the tragedy in Benghazi in which four Americans, including a U.S. Ambassador, died while the U.S. government did little or nothing to stop the terrorist attack or save any lives. In this case, the timing and re-emergence of al Qaeda just was not politically expedient for Obama, who had fundraisers to attend and needed to focus on getting himself re-elected. His actions ironically mirror what we have just seen regarding the illegal immigration and the Mexican border security disaster. He has no time for it because it is not politically expedient and he is not interested in photo-ops. Of course, that did not seem to be the case when he was rubbing elbows with Colorado liberals, shooting pool, laughing, and drinking beer the night before his trip to Texas to attend more fundraisers and still ignore the border. Let’s call this by its name—two-faced hypocrisy!
Some of you might actually think that Obama has gotten himself into a political bind which will penalize the Democrat Party in both the mid-term elections of 2014 and the presidential election of 2016. Wrong! Obama and his ilk know exactly where they want to be with their goal but the right conditions have never been in place. The President needed a perfect storm to be the basis for the rationalization of his actions but that storm had not yet taken shape. Then, with the Republican resistance on immigration reform, that solution came like a gift from the gods. It was perfect in that it promised a continued division of the American people, more spending, and an opportunity to blame the other side for the whole fiasco. Moreover, it provided the perfect opportunity to go beyond the scope of normal routine and daily methods of law enforcement. Properly managed, the situation had the potential to create enough chaos within the USA to justify marshal law either nationally or only in certain regions. Either way, this could become the basis of instability Mr. Obama uses to justify remaining in office beyond his second term, without benefit of election—essentially becoming a self-appointed dictator of sorts.
This is the reason that Obama has no interest in visiting the border. This is the reason that he has no interest in finding a “quick solution” to the problem. That viewpoint was quite evident when he waved off Texas Governor Rick Perry‘s suggestion that Obama act to position the National Guard on the Texas border. Obama’s response was, “That is only a temporary solution.” Now, if you are one of the people who actually believes that this man is of above average intellect, just weigh that observation. We have a very immediate problem on the border which is the centerpiece of the rest of the chaos—the border leaks like a sieve and the majority of our Border Patrol agents are now operating in “babysitting mode.” We need an action which will cut off the flow and do it quickly—then we can weigh solutions to the problems associated with those who made it into the country.
Obama has no interest in that approach because it will kill the problem and in no way does he want the problem to go away in the near term. He has made two demands of Congress: 1) Give me the money—$3.7 billion dollars (which is only a start) and 2) Pass comprehensive immigration reform legislation, which does nothing to address the immediate issue of “border leak.” Obama created this problem and now he wants to use it to get his way. He claims that Congress needs to learn to compromise, then sits there in his stubborn, do-nothing mindset, not willing to give on anything and hoping that he can continue to blame the Republicans for it. He could give a tinker’s damn as to the damage this situation is doing to our country—this is undoubtedly his perfect storm. America needs to wake up and open its eyes.
Just remember one thing. Since the ObamaCare legislation was passed into law, Obama has tweaked the law and its application in whatever manner he chooses, expanding, exempting, reinterpreting, etc. This is Obama’s way—as lawless as he needs to be when he desires. With the immigration issue, he conveniently hides behind a law created by the Clinton administration which calls for a hearing before deportation of the illegal. Obama is not interested in circumventing that law—doing so does not support his ultimate goal. So this time, instead of his typical lawless attitude, we see convenient malicious adherence.
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