In a desperate attempt to hang on to power, Der Fuhrbama is thrashing about like Syria’s Bashar al-Assad, frantically trying to browbeat anyone and everyone who refuses to carry out his wishes. Given his tirade earlier this week against the Supreme Court — which hasn’t even ruled yet on the constitutionality of Obamacare — you have to believe he’s tempted to mimic FDR’s failed attempt to pack the Court with additional judges who would be sympathetic to his Marxist policies.
Obama not so subtly warned “unelected judges” not to overturn the centerpiece legislation of his dreams from his father. It was startling, even coming from Obama, to hear him allude to “overturning a law that was passed by a strong majority of a democratically elected Congress.”
Funny, but my recollection is that all Republicans voted against Obamacare and a number of Democrats had to be bribed (or threatened) into getting on board. (With regard to the latter, Nebraska Senator Ben Nelson and Louisiana Senator Mary Landrieu come quickly to mind.)
The King of Whoppers also accused conservative commentators of pushing for “an unelected group of people [to] somehow overturn a duly constituted and passed law.” Very cute. The Four Horsemen of Communism — Marx, Engel, Lenin, and Trotsky — must have been smiling in their graves.
Imagine, the World Heavyweight Champion of Constitutional Usurpation is now lecturing conservatives about not violating the Constitution by allowing the Supreme Court (45 percent of whom are allied with BHO’s anti-constitutional policies) to “overturn a duly constituted and passed law.” It’s akin to Adolf Hitler lecturing Germans on the importance of civil rights. News flash, Barack: If a law is unconstitutional, it’s the Supreme Court’s duty to overturn it!
When left-wing justices “legislate from the bench,” they create new law by ignoring the Constitution. That’s what they did with their infamous Roe v. Wade decision.
By contrast, when the Supreme Court, in 1935, overturned the criminal convictions of Schechter Poultry Corp. owners in the Schechter Poultry Corp. v. United States case, it was because they rightly decided that FDR’s Gestapo-like National Industrial Recovery Act was unconstitutional to begin with.
Judicial activism refers to the Supreme Court’s making decisions that are not Constitutional. When it makes decisions that overturn unconstitutional laws, executive orders, and bureaucratic mandates, it is doing its job.
If Obama were just your everyday far-left zealot, he would be headed for certain defeat next November. But he is not. He is a bold, determined, in-your-face Marxist who has spent his entire life waiting for the opportunity to bring down America, the Western way of life, and the capitalist system.
As such, he has no intention of abiding by any decisions that might get in the way of his mission to fundamentally transform the United States of America into a third-rate economic power where each is forced to give according to his ability and receive according to his needs.
Of course, it goes without saying that — to paraphrase George Orwell in Animal Farm — in every communist country that has ever existed, even though everyone is supposed to be equal, some people (the ruling elite) are more equal than others. As in, bring on the lobster and caviar — it’s dinner time for Momma Obama.
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