Well, the chosen one hosted a luncheon just three days after an election that saw Republicans gain control of the U.S. Senate and increase their majority in the House of Representatives. During the event, Obama let the new leaders of the G.O.P. know that he pretty much intends to ignore the results of last week’s election, and thus the will of the American people, while he resumes his dictatorial and unconstitutional style of leadership. To quote Obama:
“The one thing that I’ve committed to both Speaker Boehner and Leader McConnell is that I am not going to judge ideas based on whether they’re Democratic or Republican. I’m going to be judging them based on whether or not they work.”
Translation? I’ll do whatever the hell I feel like doing and I dare you to try to stop me.
During the meeting, Obama discussed his need for additional funding to combat Ebola in Africa, his desire for Congressional authorization to use military strikes against ISIS and other Islamic State terrorists, and his ideas for an agenda for the new Congress. None of these areas were particularly contentious, but another topic he discussed sure was. Obama also made it perfectly clear that he will take executive action on immigration before the end of the year. After this declaration, Speaker Boehner issued a pathetic warning to Obama against taking such an executive action:
“Unilateral action by the president on executive amnesty will erase any chances of doing immigration reform and will also make it harder for Congress and the White House to work together successfully in other areas.”
Man . . . I’ll bet that really scared him! Almost as much as this gem Boehner spoke the day before the lunch:
Boehner said that if Obama acts on his own, “he will poison the well and there will be no chance for immigration reform moving in this Congress” and “When you play with matches, you run the risk of burning yourself.”
Next thing you know, Johnny Boy will threaten to sue Obama or something like he did with his Obamacare lawsuit. Whatever happened to that anyway?
Of course, the Constitution provides a solution for a lawless President—*cough* impeachment *cough*—but why muddy the waters with that pesky, antiquated piece of paper when you can save your ass with a little inaction laced with a lot of tough talk?
Conservatives across America, myself included, have been saying since the election that the new Republican-led Congress needs to seize the momentum of this election and take control of the agenda. Sadly, Boehner and McConnell have been less than stellar in their handling of Obama’s dereliction of duty for the past six years, and their statements since the election give the voters who put them in charge little reason to get too excited that they will stop Obama’s “transformation of the United States of America.”
I hope I’m wrong. I hope they will grow a spine—or at least grow a pair—and do the job Americans elected them to do. If not, their victory will be short-lived, and America will continue down the road to her destruction.
One thing’s for sure though. Obama had the Republicans for lunch in more ways than one.
Posted on The Strident Conservative