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October 3, 2013

General lawlessness of Obama administration

Back in the 1950s when Khrushchev was running the Soviet Union, almost all Americans rightfully deplored that criminals were running that country. Khrushchev and those under him had no qualms about disregarding the law. Many Americans used to say that "it could not happen here in America." Well it is happening here, but so many of our citizens are unwilling to pull their heads out of the sand and notice what is happening.

Obama, at will, flagrantly and consistently disregards the law. On occasion, he even has stated that if Congress does not act, he will. He acknowledged that he unilaterally has directed ICE not to enforce certain required deportations of illegal aliens, he has appointed various persons whose appointments require Senate confirmation (the Supreme Court reversed that action), he has suspended without Congressional approval, certain portions of the Unaffordable Care Act which he stated were not working as he had planned.

Obama's cheerleaders in the national liberal media are so busy licking Obama's boots that it doesn't even occur to them that they should report the news objectively and impartially.

But let's be fair and give credit where credit is due. Obama has been an outstanding student of mastering Saul Olinski's writing on "Rules for Radicals." Perhaps the most crucial tenant of Olinski's work is the maxim that if you repeat a lie often enough, people will believe it. Of course, having a compliant media makes it so much easier.

Anyone who knows and follows the inner workings of Congress realizes that any bill that costs money (and most of them do) first of all must be approved by the committee that deals with that subject. If it also is approved by the counterpart committee in the other chamber and is voted on favorably by both the House and the Senate and is signed by the President (or passed by a two-thirds majority over his veto), it is authorized. Then it has to go to the Appropriations Committees to get funded and go through the same process all over again. This is the way Congress always has worked, whether a bill is being sponsored by the Democrats or by the Republicans.

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