The president’s totalitarian impulse shows itself again. He consistently muses about acting unilaterally, then quickly says “But we live in a democracy so I can’t do that,” and then goes ahead and acts unilaterally anyway.
Facing growing opposition to his economic proposals and dimming prospects that Congress will pass other parts of his agenda, President Obama told a Hispanic group in Washington Wednesday that when it comes to the issue of immigration, “I’d like to work my way around Congress.”
“As I mentioned when I was at La Raza a few weeks back, I wish I had a magic wand and could make this all happen on my own,” Obama told a meeting of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus. “There are times where — until Nancy Pelosi is speaker again — I’d like to work my way around Congress.”
As he continued, Obama conceded that “we’ve got laws on the books that have to be upheld.”
But…Obama did wave a magic wand and now those immigration laws are no longer being upheld. He has worked around Congress, via the EPA and NLRB chiefly, with disastrous results on the economy. He has defied a federal judge regarding the offshore oil drilling permitorium, and as many as 250,000 jobs are in jeopardy because of it.
What else does he want to do to us?