Today, our wondrous and benevolent King will bestow Amnesty upon a group of his loyal subjects.
The fact that they are ILLEGAL aliens has nothing to do with it.
The fact that he really doesn’t have the power, doesn’t matter either.
It’s a means to an end.
He wants, what he wants, when he wants it and because he he wants it! He is King is he not!! 🙂
The Agenda is The Agenda.
“Well, I think it is important to remind everybody that, as I said I think previously, and I’m not a king,” Obama said on Jan. 31, 2013, in an interview on immigration with Univision. “I’m the head of the executive branch of government. I’m required to follow the law.”
Funny how he has to remind us. No other President has had to “remind us”. 🙂
But then again, no President, even the hated George W Bush or Ronald Reagan (by the Left that is) would have to “remind us”.
Then nearly 2 years later, he does just that. 🙂
But you aren’t suppose to notice or care. The Ministry of Truth has tried to see to that.
He is The King.
How can you tell?
He ain’t got shit all over him!
(Thanks to Monty Python) 🙂
After all that time insisting he had no intentions or powers to change the law, he now insists he does have those powers.
What’s eerie is that Obama says it with such conviction, with the same icy tone that emperors employ in the movies just before they crucify the senators.
Now you may call him king, emperor, master of all he surveys, or one of dozens of terms for absolute ruler, like malik (Morocco) or shah (Persia), wang (China), anax (Macedonia), autokrator (Byzantium) and on and on.
But in Chicago, we have two names for those who impose their rule by force and power.
Boss is one. And Mayor is another.
And in this business of imposing will, Obama isn’t acting as the president of a republic who looks to the Constitution to reign in the impulses and ambitions of imperfect human leaders.
Instead, he’s acting like the Mayor of America, or, lest there be any confusion, the Boss of America.
Boss Obama? Dig it.
“Everybody agrees that our immigration system is broken,” the president said in a message Wednesday. “Unfortunately, Washington has allowed it to fester far too long.”
Early in his administration, with Democratic majorities in both the House and the Senate, Obama could have pushed through changes in immigration law.
But he didn’t.
And now, after a stunning and complete defeat in the November midterm elections, in which his policies were repudiated and Democrats lost control of the Senate and more ground in the House, he’s willing to stuff this policy down the nation’s throat?
This is not the time for brinkmanship, not with Putin on the prowl and Iran moving toward nuclear weapons and ISIS lopping off American heads.
I suppose Obama can unleash his biscuit eaters to blame all immigration woes on conservatives. But all the demagoguery can’t change this, and all the race cards in all the race card decks in all of American politics can’t change it.
It is a wrongheaded approach, especially since the president has stated for years that he couldn’t act alone.
Should immigration be “fixed,” as the president now so urgently demands?
Yes. But not by edict of a Boss. It should be hammered out, loudly, vigorously, painfully, but not by executive fiat.
If this were so vitally important, why didn’t he loudly demand that Democratic candidates stand with him on the issue before the November elections? Because he’s no fool.
What’s worrisome is this: Imagine some future president, say someone as far to the right as Obama is to the left, who decides our tax laws are broken.
And what if that future president — someone who wants to shrink government in the name of liberty — issues an order not to collect the income tax?
As the son of immigrants, I believe in releasing the drive, passion and dynamism of immigrants, especially those who yearn to be American in spirit, and not merely in benefit.
My father fought the Italians, then the Germans, then the communists and came over on the boat. His first job here was as a dishwasher. He built a small business and educated his sons, and we heard this president tell small business owners, “You didn’t build that.”
Other immigrant families have similar stories of sacrifice. We all fought hard to get here, some from overseas, some from south of the border.
And once here, many of us fought even harder to become Americans, because we didn’t want to be ruled by some boss back home.
What keeps the bosses at bay isn’t the ever-changing whims of politicians.
What keeps them at bay is the adherence to the Constitution, which all presidents swear to “preserve, protect and defend.” (John Kass)
It wasn’t written to protect the boss.
It was written to protect you.
But the Agenda is The Agenda and The Boss/Emperor/King says so.
It’s Good to be The King!