When Obama Doesn’t Get His Way via Congress…He Does It Anyway


Not a whole lot to add to this Krauthammer interview in which he talks about the fact that when Obama is turned down via Congress he governs instead by fiat and issues regulations instead, bypassing all that silly checks and balances malarkey. Who needs that kind of stuff right?

…the problem I have is the procedure under the Constitutional system, the Executive executes the laws that Congress has passed. It should not be executing laws that Congress has rejected.

Obama identified 7 new regulations that will cost $1 billion dollars each, or more, right on the heel of his “big” jobs speech.

It doesn’t make any sense. One facet of our unemployment numbers is the fact that our business owners are already over-regulated which prevents them from hiring new employees. Does he try to get rid of that hurdle for business owners? No….instead he wants to add MORE hurdles.

Andrew Stiles does an excellent job running down just 10 of the regulations that have been, or soon will, overburden business owners here. Read it all and take in the arrogance of our leader, the stupidity of our leader, and the fall of our leader as he ensures this country’s spiral into continued high unemployment.

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Obama is setting the bar and people are following.
We are quickly moving away from being a society that values “rule of Law,” over lower forms of governance.
Today was the end of Ramadan.


In New York a melee broke out Tuesday afternoon at Playland Amusement Park when Muslim visitors became angry that the park was enforcing its ban on headgear by prohibiting the women from wearing their traditional head coverings on some rides.


Playland’s policies, posted on its website, include: “All items and clothing must be appropriately secured while on a ride; some smaller items can be stored/secured in cargo pockets or waist pouches. Hats must be secured, and jackets/sweaters must be worn properly and not around the waist while on a ride. Some rides do not allow backpacks, purses or head gear of any kind.”

But the Muslims wanted to make their own rules.

A park cashier told a Journal News reporter that a woman wearing a hijab either pushed or hit a ride operator who forbade her from going on the ride. She said a police officer tried to restrain the woman and the woman’s husband took offense, at which point a multiple-person fight broke out.

She wouldn’t accept RULES.

Brooklyn resident Amr Khater, who had come to the park about noon with his family, said his family was told about the hijab rule by park employees when they arrived.
“Everybody got mad, everybody got upset,” he said. “It’s our holiday. Why would you do this to us?”

Why should he and his family have to follow these RULES?

Lola Ali, 16, of Astoria said she witnessed a group of girls and women wearing hijabs go to park security to confront them about the headgear issue.
She said the women were upset and yelling. She said the security officers started pushing them away and the girls stood their ground, at which point the security officers grabbed them, pushed them to the ground and handcuffed them.
Men within the park saw this and tried to intervene, Ali said, and the situation went downhill from there.

Solution……start a fight with legitimate authorities over the fact that you don’t like their RULES.

The headgear ban was among safety rules that went into effect after three deaths between 2004-2007.
“It’s a safety issue on rides. If it’s a scarf, you could choke,” Tartaglia said.

Here’s a bit of artistic history about a wonderful artist and her scarf and nasty death …..

Isadora Duncan’s fondness for flowing scarves was the cause of her death in an automobile accident in Nice, France, on the night of September 14, 1927, at the age of 50.
Duncan was a passenger in the Amilcar automobile of a handsome French-Italian mechanic Benoît Falchetto.
When Falchetto drove off, Duncan’s large silk scarf, a gift from Desti, draped around her neck, became entangled around one of the vehicle’s open-spoked wheels and rear axle. As The New York Times noted in its obituary: “Isadora Duncan, the American dancer, tonight met a tragic death at Nice on the Riviera. Miss Duncan was hurled in an extraordinary manner from an open automobile in which she was riding and instantly killed by the force of her fall to the stone pavement.”
Other sources described her death as resulting from strangulation, noting that she was almost decapitated by the sudden tightening of the scarf around her neck.

Just awful!
Some safety rules actually save lives.

http://select.nytimes.com/gst/abstract.html?res=F30C10F9355F17738DDDAC0994D1405B878EF1D3 (FEE)

Obama is just like those post-Ramadan celebrants; he wants to get his way.
Even if he doesn’t think it through.
How he goes about it is destructive to our country.

We no longer have three branches of government, we now have four.


Is it safe to say that the companies who donate the most to King Obama are the ones who will profit most by putting the coal industry out of business? I don’t have a problem eliminating the coal industry because of its polution, but let’s do it the right way. Government and businesses should work TOGETHER to come up with a solution that is best for the country, not select companies.

@Smorgasbord: Re: comment #3

First, I agree with you calling Obama king.

Second, as my father used to say, if you are going to criticize the status quo, offer your own plan! Please be more specific when you say “the right way.”

BTW, this is NOT meant as a personal criticism of Smorgasbord.

The massive dislocation aside, if we put the coal industry out of business, what do we make our electricity from in the US?


…..if you are going to criticize the status quo, offer your own plan! Please be more specific when you say “the right way.”

Good for you, Warren.
Shutting down coal plants which had upgraded to scrub their pollution means higher prices for heating energy.
What will people who are cold in their own homes do?
They will revert back to heating their houses with coal and wood.
NONE of these residential houses have any of the “clean” filtration systems the the current coal industry has.
Yes, one of the laws of unintended consequences will be that pollution will increase.

I lived in Los Angeles basin back when we all used fireplaces for heat and incinerators to burn trash.
THAT was when we had the worst air pollution ever.
Many days you could be at the foot of the mountains in Pasadena and not see them!

We now have many more cars on the roads, many more homes all being heated via natural gas or coal-powered electricity.
YET we have the CLEANEST air of my life in the basin these days!
You can see the mountains and the Channel Islands (basically 70 miles) from anywhere in the basin high enough to get the view.

Obama aims to revert us back to the horrid pollution of days long gone by.

Proff positive of the power of the MSM and the environmental-nut propaganda.
“I don’t have a problem eliminating the coal industry because of its (polution), but let’s do it the right way.”

barry’s disregard for our country, the Constitution and its laws makes me ill. What also bothers me are the congressmen and senators that are allowing this to happen. This includes all democrats and republicans. They can stop this mad man, but they choose not to. If they don’t stop him now, they won’t have to worry about a job because they won’t have one. dictators don’t need legislators, they don’t need anyone but a select few to mete out what he deems.

I could write my congressman and senator, but it won’t do any good. I will just get a form letter telling me what they are doing about the issues. -nothing. their form letter tells me what they think I want to hear.

Listen up all of you. I am not stupid, I am not uninformed and I am sick and tired of your blatant disregard for those thousands of people, men and women over the many years who have died for our freedoms. I am tired of your total disregard of the people of the United States who elected you into office to represent them.

I read and see all of the regulations you bestow on the people yet congressmen and senators do not have to abide. They don’t have to use the obamadeathcare plan, they get 100% their retirement once tenured, they do not pay taxes and would continue not paying taxes if they weren’t running for office and once they get caught no one seems to care, write bad checks and get away with it (remember that scenario?), and well after re reading this they are mostly blantant criminals. Now all of the people on the hill are not criminals, but as they say one or two bad apples spoils the entire barrel.

Oh and for the stupid idiot with the sign that says he doesn’t care about the oil because he rides a bus – that is the obama base, pure and simple.

Obama uses regulation via executive fiat to achieve what he cannot via congress. That is the essence of the OP, and the numerous examples of that come to light every day. The latest;

NLRB agrees to new rules that will harm workers, job creation

The National Labor Relations Board yesterday issued three decisions that will make it easier for workers to unionize even when a majority of workers prefer to remain non-union.
In a case known as Specialty Healthcare, the board decided that the union could seek to organize a group that consists only of nursing assistants, a blow to the employer, which wanted to include other nonprofessional employees in the unit. Employer groups had been concerned the board would use the health-care industry case to endorse the formation of so-called mini-bargaining units in a range of workplaces, which they said would allow unions to target small groups of workers the unions know would support unionization. …

In another case known as Lamons Gasket Co., the board decided that employees opposed to a union would no longer have the right to immediately challenge the recognition of a “card-check” election—in which employees sign cards to show their interest in joining. Unions prefer the card-check method over secret-ballot elections.

In the third case, known as UGL-Unicco Service Co., the board decided that after the sale of a unionized company, the new owner, the employees or a rival union can’t immediately challenge the incumbent union’s right to represent the workers. Instead, there must be a “reasonable period” of time for collective bargaining to have “a fair chance to succeed,” the board’s Democrats decided.


The first case is particularly troubling, as it allows unions to unionize a small portion of the regular business workforce, at the expense of all other workers. It will do many things, and none of them good, such as limiting upward mobility, creating more pressure for a business to cow to union demands, and taking from the non-unionized and giving to the unionized in order to stay in business.

The second case allows unionization by “card check”, even though that is not necessarily authorized by unions to do at the moment, by preventing challenges to the unionization method immediately. In other words, if the unions can force, intimidate, and cajole enough workers(51%) into signing a card showing “interest” in unionizing, the union is formed. Card Check legislation didn’t pass Congress, but the NLRB has issued, essentially, an edict, by virtue of their ruling in this case, that Card Check is active.

The third case prevents a new owner of a business from dealing with anyone other than the established union. The new owner cannot de-unionize his business, and cannot allow a competitor union to come in and represent the workers. Because of this, the new owner will not be able to address personnel concerns that the new owner may feel will make the business more competitive in the marketplace.

I’m sure everyone remembers the NLRB decision on Boeing as well. The NLRB has shifted far away from being a third party independent in resolving labor disputes, to becoming another method of force wielded by the unions. In nearly every case since Obama was elected, the NLRB has ruled in favor of the unions, and against businesses. The one Republican appointed member of the four-person panel has dissented in nearly every one of those cases as well.

Another end run around the law of the land here:



Yes, it most certainly is. Of course, I imagine that they believe that by calling them “partnerships” instead of Treaties, that it makes it ok. They are quite mistaken on that, though.

treaty [ˈtriːtɪ]
n pl -ties
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy)
a. a formal agreement or contract between two or more states, such as an alliance or trade arrangement
b. the document in which such a contract is written

And according to the US Constitution, Article II, Section 2;

He shall have Power, by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate, to make Treaties, provided two thirds of the Senators present concur;

Ms. Solis works for Obama, who is limited by the above statement regarding the making of treaties, which means that so is Ms. Solis. No where in that did I read that the Senate, two-thirds of them, concurred with this “partnership”. The idea of the two-thirds senate concurrence is that it is a “check” on the executive branch’s power, to ensure that it is being used justly and Constitutionally. Since Obama is reputed to be a Constitutional scholar, one must assume that he knows this, which means that he, by the actions of Ms. Solis and the Labor Dept., has acted in opposition to the Constitution, which he, by taking his oath of office, swore to “preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.” This is an impeachable offense.

Go on, liberal/progressives, tell me I’m wrong.

Obama chastises Congress for not approving his trade agreements, but he never presented them to Congress so they could vote on them…

Passing trade deals is something that “Congress can do right now,” remarked President Obama Monday at a town hall meeting in Cannon Falls, Minnesota.

Not so fast. The truth is that Congress can’t do anything on free trade agreements “right now,” because the President has yet to send the agreements to Congress for final approval, despite receiving recommendations on the agreements from Congress on July 7. – Source

As I said in another post, I so miss having adults in the White House…


As I said in another post, I so miss having adults in the White House…

All those academic types Obama has surrounded himself with, and he continues to violate basic principles laid down by the Constitution constantly. The liberal/progressives, during Bush’s terms, continually condemned him for violating the Constitution, yet now, crickets.This shows that in their minds, the ends justify the means, no matter what the issue is.

Someone has to be the grown up and save us from the greedy, corporate driven GOP.

@liberalmann: We can file that comment in the “don’t take the moonbats’ bait” category…

I think that Congress needs immediately to contest the Labor Secretary’s (who isn’t even an Ambassador,) unauthorized foreign nation “partnership” to the Supreme Court, AND the House needs to impeach her on violating her oath of office and the Constitutional separation of powers by acting as a rogue official.