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Wednesday, January 29, 2014

A President Becalmed Grasps For Power He May Not Have

A year ago, President Obama was fresh from his reelection victory and filled his State of the Union message with bold plans for everything from immigration to gun control. Since then his job-approval rating has fallen from 52 percent down to just over 43 percent in the Real Clear Politics average of all polls. Obamacare, his signature legislative accomplishment, is fodder for every late-night comedian and even has Democrats worrying in public that it might be fiscally unsustainable.

It’s now clear that President Obama is politically weakened and that his dreams of a legislative home run are now merely a field of dreams. But Obama is determined to make 2014 “a year of action,” which is why under the tutelage of new presidential aide John Podesta he has decided to dramatically expand his assertions of executive power. In tonight’s State of the Union, he proclaimed: “Wherever and whenever I can take steps without legislation to expand opportunity for more American families, that’s what I’m going to do.” He then announced a dozen new executive orders, some unremarkable and some dubious, such as his unilateral decision demanding that businesses doing work for the federal government pay a minimum wage of $10.10 an hour, jacked up some 40 percent from the current rate of $7.25.



Anonymous said...

he is basicly saying that he will use executive orders for what ever he wants. impeach king obama. unemployment will go up without the NUMBERS showing it. crime will go up without the NUMBERS showing that either. he is bypassing everything that america and freedom stand for. that POS needs to go.

Anonymous said...

it was a tie for the most hated person in the world between osama and obama. now they are the same person.

Anonymous said...

A great example of an Obama lie/deception in the State of the coup address last night was "median income has barely budged", now keep in mind he was touting his false success and the context was what he had done to improve matters, he was right that median in come has barely budged, what he left out was that it had "budged" DOWNWARD! Not upward.
OBAMA, the great Marxist deceiver!
He also touted 8 million "new" jobs.
LIE. only 3 million odd jobs have been created. BUT, what is critical to the argument is that FEWER people are working NOW than when he took office!!!
The chump is pathological!!

Anonymous said...

Don't be fooled. Almost all federal contractors already pay their employees $12 or more per hour. Obama is just blowing hot air as usual.

Anonymous said...

In case you didn't recognize it, Ob' just declared Martial Law.