When I attended an OFA seminar undercover late in 2009, the seminar’s director told the attendees:
President Obama wants to apologize that his promised agenda hasn’t been moving along fast enough.
I just about blew my cover at that moment. But he sure has caught up and hit the “overdrive” button bigtime.
They say a picture is worth a thousand words, and Americans For Prosperity hope their new nightmarish chart of how Obama has circumvented Congress in a myriad of ways will “shock and awe” you. Here it is, in all its glory prepared by Phil Kerpen of AFP:
Obama has ignored Congress. He has written “EO’s,” Executive Orders which really mean nothing. Not for the good of Americans, but all in the name of increasing power. For example:
Cap and trade passed the House, but not the Senate. So what does Obama do? He bypasses Congress and gives the EPA stunning power under Climate Control Czar Carol Browner who has never received Congressional approval.
Internet regulation, or “net neutrality.” Congress has sole authority over the FCC, so what does Obama do? He bypasses Congress and goes right to Julius Genachowski, ( they are good pals by the way) head of the FCC and “passes” net neutrality any how. This one is sure to end up in the courts. But then again this is another promise-kept by Obama”
â€œI will take a back seat to no one in my commitment to network neutrality.â€
We never had a vote on Obamacare in the Senate because Nancy Pelosi and her cronies in the House “deemed” it passed in the Senate, a maneuver, at least for a TIME (pun intended) proclaimed her “The Most Powerful Woman in the History of America.” *cough*
They did discuss doing a deem and pass in the House, but ended up not doing so. The House had to adopt the Senate version of the bill since if it varied at all, it would have been required to go through a reconcilement committee and Scott Brown had by then been seated in Teddy Kennedy’s seat and would not have voted for the reconciled measure.
That’s why, when Bart Stupak sold out his commitment not to vote for any bill that contained public funding of abortion, it blew up in his face. He had to vote for the Senate bill as it was, and it included public funding, because they couldn’t reconcile it.
But the House did hold a vote, and so did the Senate. It’s just the first time in our lives that they both passed the same bill without it going through a reconcilement committee.
The Financial Regulatory Law created 243 rules and Obama placed Elizabeth Warren as Obama’s “Regulatory Czar” also by bypassing Senate approval.
Judge Andrew Napolitano does an excellent job on FoxNews giving us a civics lesson on the chart above:
The Judge tells us:
“These people” are not paying attention to procedure because they don’t care about freedom they only care about power getting done that which will give them and their successors more power over us. [snip] How does he do this? Because the Congress has given the President, not just this President …so much discretion, so much ability to enact regulations when the Congress can’t or doesn’t or won’t. This President is now using this power to enact what he can’t get through otherwise.
Cheer up folks, we only have 2 more years to go…