Tuesday, April 3, 2012
180 Degree President-update
President Barak Obama knows how to package his communications. He is the master of the Teleprompter and not so precise when responding extemporaneously. Unfortunately, what he actually means or intends when he makes pronouncements about domestic or world situations is usually 180 degrees from what he speaks:
When Obama says he will reduce the deficit, what he really means is that he will allow it to increase as much as necessary to accomplish his, often unspoken, objectives.
When he says we are solid friends of Israel and then finances the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt which has just declared Israel a mortal enemy.
When Obama declares that he is firmly on the side of the rule of law and then proceeds to ignore its provisions to do just what he wants.
We have got to get this non-citizen out of office before he turns our nation over to the control of the United Nations. Once that is accomplished, we need to prosecute him and his posse to the fullest extent of the Constitution.
Thomas Sowell today commented on GOPUSA (http://www.gopusa.com/commentary/2012/04/04/sowell-political-word-games/?subscriber=1) that:
One of the highly developed talents of President Barack Obama is the ability to say things that are demonstrably false, and make them sound not only plausible but inspiring.
That talent was displayed just this week when he was asked whether he thought the Supreme Court would uphold ObamaCare as constitutional or strike it down as unconstitutional.
He replied: "I'm confident that the Supreme Court will not take what would be an unprecedented, extraordinary step of overturning a law that was passed by a strong majority of a democratically elected Congress."
But how unprecedented would it actually be if the Supreme Court declared a law unconstitutional if it was passed by "a strong majority of a democratically elected Congress"?
The Supreme Court has been doing precisely that for 209 years!
Nor is it likely that Barack Obama has never heard of it. He has a degree from the Harvard law school and taught constitutional law at the University of Chicago law school. In what must be one of the most famous Supreme Court cases in history -- Marbury v. Madison in 1803 -- Chief Justice John Marshall established the principle that the Supreme Court can declare acts of Congress null and void if these acts violate the Constitution.
They have been doing so for more than two centuries. It is the foundation of American constitutional law. There is no way that Barack Obama has never heard of it or really believes it to be "unprecedented" after two centuries of countless precedents.
In short, he is simply lying.
Sowell is a solid conservative observer and commentator on the political battles taking place.