09 January 2012

It is Good to be the King?

Sometime between Øbama's election and inauguration, I remember this cartoon being featured on the Op-Ed page of Newsweek:

Now we understand why that rag was sold for $1, and is a shade of its former self (but a more honest shade, admittedly.  Beforehand, they pretended to be a collection of objective journalists.  Now it's more hard-left Op-Ed).  They didn't realize that "Hope & Change" was a euphemism for "Bait & Switch."

This, however, is a more fitting caricature:
And it just happens to dovetail nicely with an IBD Editorial podcast I was listening to today:  Acting Like a King Isn't Among the President's Duties (article).

"In Wednesday's Cleveland speech when he announced the CFPB and NLRB appointments, Obama said anyone who 'plays by the rules can get ahead.' Yet the president is playing outside the rules and pretending he's doing it as a favor for the country. His motives, though, are clear. He wants to wield power that exceeds what the Constitution delegated to the president.

"Maybe First Lady Michelle Obama wasn't acting when she said on a kids television sitcom that she enjoyed being called 'your excellency.' Maybe she was speaking for her husband, too."
 In a more recent TownHall article (Steven Chapman:  Czar Barack), Øbama's own words get turned against him, as his executive overreaches extend, even overshadow, those he criticized of the last administration, giving more credence that Øbama actually prefers the idea of an Imperial President than is opposed to it:
"as a candidate, [Øbama] suggested that emperors are for other countries. 'The president,' he insisted, 'does not have power under the Constitution to unilaterally authorize a military attack in a situation that does not involve stopping an actual or imminent threat to the nation.'"
I know Lefties are notoriously weak in the history department, but come on, it's only been three years!

And Michelle Malkin catalogues a veritable rogues' gallery of the Obama solution to Rule of Law:  Executive Orders and Czars:

"Can’t delude legislators into adopting a $1.5 billion Kabuki summer-jobs makework boondoggle? Create an unfunded program through executive fiat.

"Can’t muster up a filibuster-proof majority for radical nominees? Czar-ify ‘em.

"Can’t get Congress to approve vast wild lands designations? Grab them under cover of a holiday lame-duck session.

"Can’t get the illegal alien bailout DREAM Act passed on Capitol Hill? Executive-order it.

“'So let it be written, so let it be done!'”


MJA said...

Ugh. That guy is a pain in the asp.

frosteetoes said...

When she said she liked being called 'your excellency' she was making reference to her royal blood line back to her ancestor King Kong.

The Mad Hatter said...

Frostee, that's so unfair! Everyone knows she's a Wookiee!