LAWLESS: Left-wing rag inadvertently exposes Barack Obama’s unprecedented repudiation of the Constitution
Mark Levin points us to a crucial Daily Beast article that outlines the contours of Barack Obama’s “fundamental transformation” of America.
In short, the Constitution’s checks and balances — which were specifically intended to prevent a would-be oligarch from amassing too much power — have been shredded by Obama. And that’s not what I say; it’s what a progressive magazine informs us with some measure of pride.
The Old Obama had pledged to usher in a golden age of bipartisan cooperation, then spent the first two and a half years of his tenure trying to meet the opposition in the middle. But the New Obama was fed up. Disillusioned. And he was done letting Congress stonewall his agenda.
…According to one participant, there was a recognition that the time had come to consider an audacious new governing strategy: what could Obama do without Congress?
Eleven months later, on June 15, 2012, the president strode into the Rose Garden to make an announcement. For the last five years, congressional Republicans had been blocking the DREAM Act: a bill designed to provide a conditional pathway to citizenship for immigrants who were brought to America illegally as children. Pressed by Latino advocates to take action, Obama had spent 2011 repeating that “we are doing everything we can administratively” because “this notion that somehow I can just change the laws unilaterally is not true.” But now the president was doing something that he’d previously deemed impossible, and that Congress had repeatedly forbidden…