OBAMA: Congress? What Congress?
Obama doesn't have a lot of respect for the Constitution.
When Obama wants to do something, he does it.
U.S. Constitution be damned.
One year ago, in an address to the National Council of La Raza, Obama said he was tempted to bypass Congress.
From July 25, 2011:
Obama, the imperial president, told the National Council of La Raza that he finds it tempting to bypass Congress and change laws on his own.____________
His audience encourages King Obama, chanting "yes we can, yes we can!"
Alas, Obama acknowledges that's not how government works.
Transcript, from the White House.THE PRESIDENT: Now, I know some people want me to bypass Congress and change the laws on my own. (Applause.) And believe me, right now dealing with Congress --
AUDIENCE: Yes, you can! Yes, you can! Yes, you can! Yes, you can! Yes, you can!
THE PRESIDENT: Believe me -- believe me, the idea of doing things on my own is very tempting. (Laughter.) I promise you. Not just on immigration reform. (Laughter.) But that's not how -- that's not how our system works.
AUDIENCE MEMBER: Change it!
THE PRESIDENT: That’s not how our democracy functions. That's not how our Constitution is written.
Of course, Obama does everything he can to skirt the Constitution and its checks and balances.
Obama is a petulant president.
In 2011, Obama said he couldn't just change the law. "That’s not how our democracy functions. That's not how our Constitution is written."
Since then, Obama has decided he doesn't have to abide by the Constitution.
From the New York Times:
Hundreds of thousands of illegal immigrants who came to the United States as children will be able to obtain work permits and be safe from deportation under a new policy announced on Friday by the Obama administration.
The policy, effective immediately, will apply to people who are currently under 30 years old, who arrived in the country before they turned 16 and have lived in the United States for five years. They must also have no criminal record, and have earned a high school diploma, be in school or have served in the military.
...Officials estimated that the new policy would cover about 800,000 people.
...Mr. Obama, under the mantra "we can't wait," has made a practice of pushing parts of his agenda forward by executive order when he cannot get action from Congress. But as a matter of executive power, officials said, this new policy could be reversed by the fiat of a future administration.
Whether it's disregarding the Bill of Rights and oppressing religious liberty or bypassing Congress, King Obama "can't wait" when it comes to abiding by the Constitution.
He rules by fiat. He issues decrees.
In other words, "Screw Congress. Screw the Constitution. Screw the Country."
Obama must be dethroned.