Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee: We’ll Enable Obama Lawlessness as Fast as We Can

From The Daily Caller, evidence that perhaps Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Clueless) didn’t get yesterday’s memo, explaining that millions of Americans don’t want a job, or at least a full-time job:

Democratic Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee said that the new Congressional Full Employment Caucus will “give President Obama a number of executive orders that he can sign.”

Jackson Lee added that writing up executive orders “should be our number one agenda.”

“We will be answering the call of all of America because people need work and we’re not doing right by them by creating work,” the Texas congresswoman said. “I believe this caucus will put us on the right path and we’ll give President Obama a number of executive orders that he can sign with pride and strength,” Jackson said Jan. 29 at a press conference where she and fellow Democrats launched the Full Employment Caucus.

“In fact, I think that should be our number one agenda. Let’s write up these executive orders — draft them, of course — and ask the president to stand with us on full employment,” Jackson Lee added.

Rep. Jackson Lee, wasn’t that cool trillion dollars Obama demanded as a “Welcome to the White House, Your Highness” slush fund, the so-called “stimulus” supposed to be about jobs and infrastructure? Oh wait, I forgot. “Shovel ready” wasn’t as shovel ready as the One thought.

What an embarrassment this passel of big-government imbeciles is!

Is Affirmative Action To Blame for Obama Disaster?

A Commentary by J. D. Longstreet
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(EDITOR’S NOTE: Great minds think alike. We have frequently noted that Barack Obama is our first affirmative action president: here, here, and here, as well as on The Teri O’Brien Show, and A is for “Affirmative Action in my latest e-book, The ABC’s of Barack Obama: Understanding God’s Greatest Gift to America.)

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Whether or not it was intended, Barack Hussein Obama is our affirmative action President.

We Americans have been living with the nightmare of affirmative action since President John F. Kennedy used the words in Executive Order 10925 on March 6, 1961, to promote actions that were intended to achieve non-discrimination.

President Lyndon Baines Johnson, who followed JFK, issued Executive Order 11246 in 1965, which required government employers to take “affirmative action” to “hire without regard to race, religion and national origin”.  (Read more at: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Affirmative_action)

Affirmative action is intended to promote the opportunities of defined minority groups within a society to give them equal access to that of the privileged majority population.

Many believe affirmative action has been a plague upon the nation ever since JFK and LBJ saddled us — or “yoked” us — with it.

One of the chief complaints has been, from day one, that persons unqualified for jobs were given preference for those jobs over applicants who were far more qualified through training, experience, education, etc. than the person who wound up with the job due solely to his/her race.

Somehow, we muddled along until 2008 when America made it’s worse affirmative action mistake of them all.  America hired an unqualified person to be President of the United States — based on his race.

Within four years the US had sunk to third-world status with an international visage indistinguishable from that of a banana republic.”

In 2012 the loyal opposition from the Right offered up a moderate candidate to oppose Obama and the conservative wing, the base of the loyal opposition, stayed home — in droves — and the affirmative action hire was re-hired for another four years.

And we wonder why the country is in such bad shape.

In an article at wnd.com, famous journalist Nat Hentoff  ” …  also pointed out that Obama was the only editor of the Harvard Law Review to never publish an article, something that went virtually unnoticed when voters considered his qualifications.

“See, that was a case of affirmative-action and people feeling, ‘Hey we ought to do something important, symbolically, and here’s a black guy, and he’s articulate, so we’re gonna do this.’”

Hentoff mentioned that former U.S. Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas, the man Time Magazine once called “the most doctrinaire and committed civil libertarian ever to sit on the court,” once personally lectured him that “Affirmative-action on a racial basis is a total violation of the 14th Amendment, no doubt about it.”

And, referring to Obama’s presidency, the journalist said, “That’s what that kind of affirmative-action did for us.”

We have opined many times over what we believe is Mr. Obama’s abuse of power, especially his abuse of executive orders.  He has made a fine art of circumventing Congress and governing by fiat, or by decree, much as a king, or a dictator.

Just recently the President said:

“I’ve got a pen and I’ve got a phone … and I can use that pen to sign executive orders and take executive actions.”  

The American legislative system, the Congress, was intended, indeed, it was designed to be slow and ponderous.  Making laws SHOULD be slow, arduous, and ponderous.  Citizen’s freedom is at stake. 

 

Obama is simply ignoring the constitution and, pretty much, doing as he pleases — and NOBODY IS CALLING HIM ON IT!

Where is the spine, the intestinal fortitude, the cajones, the GUTS to say to the President: “Sir, you are way out of bounds.  You are acting outside the boundaries set by the constitution on the office of President of the United States?”  Is it not the duty of the co-equal branch of the government to represent the people, especially when the people are pleading for them to confront the President and stop his dictatorial machinations while they still can? 

What are they afraid of? WHO are they afraid of?  The inaction of the Congress, especially the  GOP controlled House of Representatives, certainly does not instill confidence in the people of the country that the Republicans can take the necessary bold steps to right the nation if placed in charge of the House and Senate in November. 

Mr. Obama cannot be allowed to continue his reign as America’s first dictator.  Understanding that the impeachment process will get no farther than the US Senate, the House of Representatives has a duty to bring impeachment proceedings against the President regardless.

But — it’s not going to happen.  The House is not going to start impeachment proceedings against President Obama, at all.  They’re scared.  That’s right.  The Republican controlled House of Representatives is scared that such a maneuver would look “political.”  So?  Aren’t they politicians?  Isn’t this what they do … political stuff, I mean?  Of course it is.  It’s just another lame excuse from a spineless bunch of limp-wristed RINO’s who form the hierarchy of the Republican Party today.

I would remind the GOP that nothing is guaranteed.  The Mid-Term Election, looks good for the Republicans — right NOWBut ten months can be an eternity in politics and the tables can quickly turn. 

Just a few short decades ago, America’s horizon was unlimited. America was the land of dreams and opportunity.  In the past five years, just half a decade, we have seen those horizons drawn in until they have begun to suffocate us and smother freedom and liberty with a thick blanket of rules, regulations, and laws many of which do not pass the constitutionality test, let alone the smell test.

One house of our bicameral Congress is controlled by Socialists/Marxists, our President is a Marxist and a would-be dictator, Our Supreme Court is, many believe, compromised by the political Left, while our electorate is consumed by ignorance and apathy.

With all this considered, to simply say that turning America around will be difficult, may be the understatement of the century!

But — lest we forget … we are AMERICANS!  Facing and overcoming adversity is what we do. It is the American character.

As a nation, we made a huge error, a mistake, in 2008 and then we compounded the error in 2012. We got ourselves into this mess — now we have to get ourselves out of it.

Whether, or not, Obama is an affirmative action president is an open question.  What we do know is this:  It WILL take affirmative action — by the men and women who are supposed to lead this country — to remove him.

Their inaction to date is inexcusable.

J. D. Longstreet

Who will protect us from our protectors?

From Conservative Action Alerts:

It didn’t take long for the megalomaniacs and opportunists in Washington to exploit the tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut, as a pretext for another attempt to annul the Second Amendment and expand their power.

Never one to let a good crisis go to waste, President Obama signed a series of executive actions expanding federal gun control, all while flanked by children who had written him letters after the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre. While the event was an excellent photo op for the president, his executive orders are an egregious violation of the U.S. Constitution. Executive orders are only intended to direct the staff of the executive branch in the enforcement of current laws, not to create new laws by a stroke of the pen. But Americans have grown accustomed to presidents issuing pharaonic edicts, and although Obama’s latest usurpation is indeed an impeachable offense, Congress will do nothing.…

History suggests we keep a sharp eye on our “watchmen” and continue to cling to our guns, lest we suffer the fate of so many others. This is not paranoia, nor is it sedition. It’s just common sense.

Wise words indeed.

Other People’s Money or Guns?

Who would have thought a year ago that Europe was the place to invest?

The market had hoped for a “Grand Bargain”. Instead, it got a small, ultimately insufficient fiscal deal. The best to be said of the agreement hammered out on New Year’s eve is that it beat the alternative. While investors still cheered, nobody should mistake this for an economic, fiscal, or financial positive. Ideally Washington would have crafted a deal coupling long-term tax and entitlement reform with short-term stimulus. Instead, we got the opposite. The US now faces significant fiscal drag on an already sluggish recovery.

The Financial Times, being based in London, obviously has an agenda here as it relates to investing in Europe. Yes, believe it or not, Americans are sitting on piles of cash and Europe, with its progressive stance is bleeding taxpayers to friendlier climes.

The FT goes on:

 … many smaller developed markets – Australia, Singapore, Hong Kong, Switzerland, Canada – came out of the financial crisis much better positioned than the larger, developed countries.

These are essentially socialist countries with the notable exception of Hong Kong which reverted back to Communist China. I submit the Europeans are looking at the pile of American cash with lust in one eye and the PIGS in the other. Portugal, Italy, Greece and Spain have all but collapsed, the EU and their currency not everyone wanted in the first place. The Germans must be running out of cash.

Washington has not offered investors an easy ride. Yet, investors still have better alternatives than a permanently high allocation to cash. Fundamentals are improving in much of the world, with even Europe looking somewhat less scary than a year ago.

It’s incredible. The Europeans are stating a case where they believe their markets are safer than ours. It’s unprecedented.

Mr. Obama has said he will use the Inaugural speech and the upcoming State of the Union address to push the debt ceiling higher. The push for a higher debt ceiling only makes this article more plausible, but he’s not going to be able to do that and grab guns at the same time.

Look for the gun-grabbers to fade away by Sunday now that the ranks of the NRA have swelled 250,000 in the last month. Executive Orders that violate the Constitution are of no effect, and Mr. Obama certainly doesn’t want the Supreme Court telling a Constitutional law lecturer so.