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Jul212012

The Lawless Imperial Obama Administration Strikes Again

This time, His Royal Highness has waved his scepter and voided more of the workfare requirements of the welfare reforms of 1996.  This is a gross misuse of executive power, and as the link in the article indicates, very probably illegal. 

http://blog.heritage.org/2012/07/18/morning-bell-the-end-of-welfare-reform-as-we-know-it/

Yes, by all means, what this country needs is more dependent people who have no encouragement to stand on their own two feet.  Well, that's what the leftists need to maintain control over the proletariat. 

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OBAMA: Well, you know, I — I’m trying to think back ten years ago. I think that a good example would be the issue of welfare reform, where I always believed that welfare had to be changed. I was much more concerned ten years ago when President Clinton initially signed the bill that this could have disastrous results. I worked in the Illinois legislature to make sure that we were providing child care and health care, other support services for the women who were going to be kicked off the roles after a certain time.

It had — it worked better than, I think, a lot of people anticipated. And, you know, one of the things that I am absolutely convinced of is that we have to work as a centerpiece of any social policy.

WARREN: OK.

OBAMA: Not only because — not only because ultimately people who work are going to get more income, but the intrinsic dignity of work, the sense of purpose.

WARREN: We were made for work.

OBAMA: We were made for work, and the sense that you are part of a community, because you’re making a contribution, no matter how small to the well-being of the country as a whole. I think that is something that Democrats generally, I think, have made a significant shift on.

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July 21, 2012 at 10:49 | Registered CommenterMachiavelli

Well, that's what the leftists need to maintain control over the proletariat

I don't know if this is part of some sinister plot to keep us dependent on government, but at the very least it's an admission that Obama's policies have been an abject failure at creating the conditions for job growth.

July 21, 2012 at 11:56 | Registered CommenterMachiavelli

I do believe it's part of a plan to hold onto a voter base of utterly helpless and hopeless people, those who cannot fathom that their desperate impotence is caused by the very leftists who claim to be their protectors and saviors. Why else would intelligent leftists continue to propose and implement policies that they know will never better the conditions and opportunities of the poor?

Free markets, real jobs, real hope, and prosperity are not what leftists need to hold onto their various voting blocks. People with individual initiative don't need, or want, the dependency that leftists are selling.

July 21, 2012 at 14:17 | Unregistered CommenterRedBeard

Why else would intelligent leftists continue to propose and implement policies that they know will never better the conditions and opportunities of the poor?

Leftists are absolutely convinced of their own moral superiority, and that superiority complex prevents them from accepting the failure of their ideas.

July 21, 2012 at 15:56 | Registered CommenterMachiavelli

I can subscribe to that theory as it applies to some leftists, the deluded ones who think that the 100% historical failure rate for the utopia of communism has been due solely to the wrong folks running it.

But there must be a darker driving force for leftist dirtbags of the Teddy Kennedy / L.B.J. variety. Those people care about no one, with power and control as their only goals. For them, the permanent dependency class (cannon fodder) is only a tool.

July 21, 2012 at 17:05 | Unregistered CommenterRedBeard

Ayn Rand described that force as a longing for the consciousness of an animal. Statists dread the responsibility of rational cognition. They dread the fact that "nature, to be commanded, must be obeyed", and they seek to exist, not by conquering nature, but by adjusting to the given, the immediate, the known. The only means of survival for those who do not choose to conquer nature is by conquering those who do.

July 21, 2012 at 19:44 | Registered CommenterMachiavelli

I see the Obama campaign ran a deficit for the month of June. Obama is doing for his campaign what he's done for the country. Now we know why Obama was telling newlyweds to forego the traditional wedding gifts and have their friends send him the cash. Desperation…..

July 22, 2012 at 10:22 | Unregistered CommenterThomas Miller

Waiting for MSNBC, CNN, etc. to pile on this, clucking with wild outrage about the president's malfeasance.

Oh, wait... I'm sorry... for a moment I thought Bush was still president. Never mind. Nothing to see here. Return to your homes.

July 22, 2012 at 14:08 | Unregistered CommenterRedBeard

Read this article about other 'Brown Shirt' tactics Obama is applying to those that donate to Romney.


http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2012/07/the-enemies-list-now-and-then.php

July 23, 2012 at 06:35 | Unregistered CommenterThomas Miller

The Australian Foreign Minister has mentioned to Romney that he thinks the U.S. is in decline. No shit? The list is endless and we all know why by now. From a very depressing business dinner with industry heads last Wednesday I’m more depressed than ever on our future. The consensus of the group is that the U.S. is financially screwed. They also thought no matter if Obama or Romney is elected in 2012, taxes are going up and spending will come down. But it's too little to late.

July 23, 2012 at 10:23 | Unregistered CommenterThomas Miller

I had to click through like 3 links to figure it out, but after all that I'm still not sure I know exactly what this post is supposed to be referring to.

It it that Obama encouraged the states to try to figure out new ways to meet the work standards? Is that it?

July 23, 2012 at 18:14 | Registered Commenterkwawk

From a very depressing business dinner with industry heads last Wednesday I’m more depressed than ever on our future. The consensus of the group is that the U.S. is financially screwed.

Not that I agree with the analysis mind you, but if proven true, when historians and economists look back for the moment when the US screwed up it's economic policy beyond repair, they'll have to look no further than November 7th, 2000.

July 23, 2012 at 18:17 | Registered Commenterkwawk

Kwawk;

See the annual deficit in 2007. $168 billion. That's a month for Obama. It is encouraging that across the political spectrum Obama is blamed for this economy. After the Obama campaign called Romney a whiner last week who still blames Bush for everything bad, this is a positive development. Obama takes credit for ending the Iraq war. No George Bush ended the Iraq war. Obama just ordered the troops home. If Obama brings the troops home that are stationed in Japan and Germany, will Obama claim he won WW2?

July 23, 2012 at 20:09 | Unregistered CommenterThomas Miller

Don't try to bullshit me TM. I know that George W. Bush didn't leave office until January 2009 and why you choose to use 2007 as your reference point instead of 2008. Or even 2009 for that matter consider that the spending levels for the first year a President is in office are very much dictated by the legislation passed by the previous President.

July 24, 2012 at 00:29 | Registered Commenterkwawk

The biggest evil of the Bush Tax Cuts, Bush Economic policies from 2001 to 2008 and the Bush War policies is that by not paying down the deficit and securing social security as Al Gore would have done, it hamstrung the US government when the crash did happen.

We couldn't have a larger stimulus package because of the overwhelming debt we'd accumulated during the Bush years.

But that's what you guys intended to do isn't it?

July 24, 2012 at 00:32 | Registered Commenterkwawk

It it that Obama encouraged the states to try to figure out new ways to meet the work standards? Is that it?

You're late, KwAwk. Others in the Obama regime have already been out there with that rehearsed and misleading talking point.

July 24, 2012 at 05:15 | Unregistered CommenterRedBeard

kwawk;

Pick any Bush year including 2008 to see if it's anywhere near "President Incompetent's" spending debacle. Obama has added more to the national debt in four years than Bush did in eight. As for Al Gore; wow what a flash back to that dufus. Yeah we can all dream the dream of “President Lockbox.” LOL.

July 24, 2012 at 07:46 | Unregistered CommenterThomas Miller

Actually, Tom, I think you're wrong about Gore. It's spelled "doofuss." :-)

July 24, 2012 at 08:01 | Registered CommenterRedBeard

Or even 2009 for that matter consider that the spending levels for the first year a President is in office are very much dictated by the legislation passed by the previous President.

Good grief, how many times does this nonsense have to be corrected? Congressional Dems waited till after Bush left office to pass a spending bill that covered FY 2009.
Wikipedia:

The final spending bills for the budget were not signed into law until March 11, 2009 by President Barack Obama, nearly five and a half months after the fiscal year began.

July 24, 2012 at 08:05 | Registered CommenterMachiavelli

You'll have to forgive KwAwk. He's operating from the talking point memos that he gets from Valerie Jarrett.

July 24, 2012 at 08:32 | Unregistered CommenterRedBeard

Red;

Although my spelling for "dufus" is the Tennessee version reserved for real idiots. I did come to Al Gore's defense this week with a stern blog post to those lefties at HuffPo defending “President Incompetent's” comment that government created the internet. I reminded them that the V.P. to our 42nd President Al Gore invented the internet and to get their facts right!

July 24, 2012 at 09:47 | Unregistered CommenterThomas Miller

I still chuckle as I recall Al Gore at Jefferson's Monticello, looking at busts of George Washington and Benjamin Franklin, two of the most recognizable faces in our history, and asking the guide who they were. Neither "doofuss" nor "dufus" is adequate to apply to that boob.

July 24, 2012 at 11:49 | Unregistered CommenterRedBeard

Actually, Tom, I think you're wrong

Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha. Always a safe money bet.

July 24, 2012 at 12:23 | Unregistered CommenterWinston

Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha. My, what a clever lad you are, Winnie. Do your classmates at Karl Marx Junior High School find you so? Or are you the kid who has to eat lunch over in the corner of the cafeteria, alone?

July 24, 2012 at 13:11 | Unregistered CommenterRedBeard

It was a real walk down memory lane today listening Romney discuss in front of the VFW all the Obama apologies, excuses and false pronouncements that he's offered on America without one mention of our greatness. A lot of names for Obama are appropriate, thin-skinned, arrogant, narcissistic, liar but the best may be un-American. How the country that produced Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln, Roosevelt, Eisenhower and Reagan could also call Barack Obama President is a question for the ages.

July 24, 2012 at 17:00 | Unregistered CommenterThomas Miller

My, what a clever lad you are

Anyone think I could make this up? Seriously?
Is it rampant projection? Or just a vast gaping hole where normal people's self-awareness goes?
Either way, it's s sprawling, clattering descent into self-parody to accuse someone of juvenile cleverness WHILE invoking "Karl Marx Junior High School." Well played, Redbeard. Always leave 'em laffing. Ha ha ha ha ha!

July 24, 2012 at 17:39 | Registered CommenterWinston

You forgot to do the long version of your oh-so-clever "Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha." We really do depend upon you acting the fool, so when you make only a half-hearted effort, it makes us sad. Try harder next time.

July 24, 2012 at 18:41 | Unregistered CommenterRedBeard

How the country that produced Washington, Jefferson, Lincoln, Roosevelt, Eisenhower and Reagan could also call Barack Obama President is a question for the ages.

It really is a mystery, until we look at the sorts who voted for Obama. Dogmatic leftists, phony social justice screamers, grasping entitlement-minded non-producers, sensitive souls who wanted to prove they weren't bigots, the hopelessly ignorant, all helped to push the first un-American president into the job.

July 24, 2012 at 18:51 | Registered CommenterRedBeard

A lackluster GOP presidential nominee and his muddled campaign who let themselves get played like suckers also shares responsibility.

July 24, 2012 at 19:35 | Registered CommenterMachiavelli

Mach;

Good point.

July 25, 2012 at 07:42 | Unregistered CommenterThomas Miller

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