Obama Weekly Address: “Not How Our Democracy Works”

Obama’s weekly address Saturday was, unsurprisingly, all about his executive amnesty. He made some of his standard points, then went down an interesting road. Video here, if you can stomach it. Transcript here (via Breitbart)

Hi everybody. Today, I’m at Del Sol High School, in Las Vegas, to talk with students and families about immigration.

We are a nation of immigrants. It has always given America a big advantage over other nations. It keeps our country young, dynamic, and entrepreneurial. But today, our immigration system is broken, and everybody knows it.

Same old same old. Interestingly, most of those immigrants were legal ones, and were happy to be a part of America. They weren’t slipping across the borders or over-staying their visas.

Then we get his typical whining about Congress, primarily Republicans, refusing to pass a comprehensive bill…which, of course, means legislation that Obama approves of, and would be diametrically opposed to Republican/Conservative policies…which led to Obama taking this anti-Constitutional action. He didn’t bother reaching out to Republicans, he didn’t wait till the 2015 session started to see what they would do, he didn’t do what most Presidents do, having meetings, discussing options, using charm. But, hey, he really, really wants to work with Republicans!

As you might have heard, there are Members of Congress who question my authority to make our immigration system work better. Well, I have one answer for that: Pass a bill. The day I sign it into law, the actions I’ve taken to help solve this problem will no longer be necessary.

In the meantime, we can’t allow a disagreement over a single issue to be a dealbreaker on every issue. That’s not how our democracy works. This debate deserves more than politics as usual. It’s important for our future. It’s about who we are, and the future we want to build. (emphasis added)

Interesting. He blows off “how democracy works” in favor of his kingly prerogative, spits in the eye of Republicans and, according to polls, over half the country, and then says the above. He’s done a great job in poisoning the well over the past 6 years, and this is the final nail in the coffin of his trustworthyness.

Not to get too caught up in his use of “democracy”, it should be noted that we are a “representative republic”, whereby people are elected to represent a certain point of view. That view is anti-amnesty. But, the king has determined that it is his way or the highway. He misses the point that he doesn’t get to chose the views that our elected officials in the law making branch hold.

I like what commenter at Breitbart Jubal Early had to say

I guess this moron just realized that this was probably the last thing he will accomplish as President. After January 1st, he will not get one more appointee through, will not sign one more lefty bill, if a Supreme Court Justice dies – you can forget an up vote on any of his choices. He will be inundated with an avalanche of Republican bills and the next two years he will earn the labels “President of No” and “Veto Emperor.”

I guess he was expecting lots of praise from the American people and lots of screaming and shouting from the Republicans. After a collective yawn and head shake of derision by just about everyone, he now wants to avoid the consequences of his petulance.

Will Republicans hold tough? Time will tell. Because Obama loves strife and conflict. Working together is antipodal in his world. He will attempt to pick fights for the next two years.

Crossed at Pirate’s Cove. Follow me on Twitter @WilliamTeach.

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