I mentioned this one in passing in the previous post, but as a long slice of howling outrage from a damned smart and well-spoken fella, it really needs to be quoted in a post of its own.
You can tell the tidal wave of illegal aliens, many of them unaccompanied minors, surging across the southern border is causing a bit of political discomfort for President Obama, because he briefly felt obliged to pretend he’s not happy about it. ”Briefly” means last Friday, when the President gave us the hilarious vaudeville pantomime act of asking the people of Central America to stop throwing their kids across the hemisphere.
“They’ll get sent back?” How stupid does this man think we are? Tell you what, Mr. President: how about you personally travel aboard the first mass repatriation flight to Honduras, and give your “they’ll be sent back” warning in a speech from there, surrounded by the thousand minors you just hauled back from the refugee camps you want American taxpayers to spend $2 billion on. Then people might start paying attention to your rhetorical “messages.”
Obama was back to his Cloward-Piven strategy of deliberately overloading the U.S. immigration system on Monday, promising to use more executive orders like the one that launched this invasion, his Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, because Congress won’t give him what he wants. The Democrats’ enthusiasm for “enlightened” despotism, and their hunger to keep that flood of illegals coming in, reached insulting lows when Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) said that if House Speaker John Boehner doesn’t get a “comprehensive immigration reform bill” cooking soon, “the president will ‘borrow’ the power that is needed to solve the problems of immigration.”
That’s the new euphemism for dictatorship: “borrowing” powers forbidden by the Constitution, because Congress won’t do what the dictator wants. Perhaps smarting from the long string of Supreme Court decisions that have made a mockery of his claims to be an expert in constitutional law, the President didn’t endorse this novel theory of power-borrowing in so many words on Monday, instead opting to pretend that he’s deeply sorrowful that he must trample on the separation of powers to get what he wants, because the American system refuses to obey him.
As for the Supreme Court smackdowns, it’s debatable just how “sharp” those limits on executive power are, especially since Obama and the Democrats show absolutely no sign of being chastened by their defeats, nor is their friendly media interested in shaming them. Attacks on the American constitutional order that get partially repelled years later by Supreme Court decisions cannot be judged entirely ineffective.
Exactly. And the guy who successfully enacted so much of an agenda the Left has only dreamed of for decades can hardly be dismissed as a “failure,” either. There’s plenty more here, it’s all excellent, and you shouldn’t skip a word of it.
Update! Herschel boils it down:
The goal of the administration is for the local and state governments to demand federal dollars, but with federal dollars comes federal control. The ultimate aim of Obamacare wasn’t to work or function, it was to fail, thus driving America to a single-payer system. Unless one understand everything this administration does within the framework of Cloward-Piven, you cannot understand them at all.
Bingo. Bing-fucking-O. Understanding why Barrack Hussein Obama does what he does was never difficult, as long as you were willing to forego giving him the benefit of the doubt or assuming he was just another greedy, self-serving, banal American politician rather than the committed hard-Left ideologue he is, and always was. He’s been completely transparent since Day One, to anyone with the intestinal fortitude to take an honest look. As with the marauding Muslims, there are countless examples of him expressing his intentions and ambitions openly, in plain language. It’s just that so many of us have been unwilling to listen, or to take him at his word.
Oh please update! Krauthammer is definitely smart enough to know better.
President Obama “checks out” on immigration and border-control issues, Charles Krauthammer says, because he simply doesn’t know what to do.
Horseshit. He knows exactly what to do. He’s doing exactly what he wants to do, and what is happening flows from that.
“We have a crisis at the border. He does nothing for a couple of weeks. And then last week he comes out [to make a statement]. So what is his statement? The first three-quarters of it is an attack on Republicans,” Krauthammer said on Wednesday’s Special Report. But, he explained, it’s Obama’s policies “of loosening the deportation of people who came here as children” that are encouraging the current influx of young children.
“He is lost on these issues, lost on the issues abroad, doesn’t know what to do — and thus, he goes out and plays golf,” Krauthammer concluded.
He’s going out and playing golf because he’s lazy–and he knows his work is pretty much done. Meanwhile otherwise smart guys like Krauthammer are absolutely baffled over why a fundamentally dishonorable “man” acts dishonorably, why someone who lies because of political necessity about his supposed love of country actively seeks to destroy and remake it….as he promised all along he was going to do.
None so blind as he who will not see. Likewise this guy:
The White House is not planning to reassess its strategy for handling thousands of unaccompanied minors streaming across the border amid mass protests.
White House press secretary Josh Earnest said he had not spoken to President Obama about protests in California that blocked buses full of immigrant detainees from reaching a processing station. But Earnest said there was no expectation of changing strategies to deal with the flood of minors “at this point.”
“At this point, what we’re focused on is making sure that we can ramp up the resources that are necessary to meet this growing need,” Earnest said.
The resources made necessary by a crisis of Obama’s own making, as the direct, predictable, and hoped-for result of his illegal-alien reconquista strategy.
It seems to be inconceivable to a certain kind of well-meaning Righty pundit that Obama might actually be an open-borders, One World neo-Marxist. But what the hell, one can understand their confusion; after all, all they really have to go on is almost everything he says, and absolutely everything he does.
Honestly, it’s a much bigger strain on credulity to assume that these “crises” just somehow descended on Obama out of the blue because he’s incompetent and confused, and now he just doesn’t know how to deal with them. At some point, you can no longer write this stuff off to mere happenstance, and I’d say we’re well past it by now. When every single “coincidence” works to advance a Lefty narrative or ambition–open borders; a weakened military; an economy controlled entirely by the central government; knuckling under to UN aims rather than pursuing American interests; loss of US prestige and global leadership in favor of spurious international “coalitions” in which we do all the heavy lifting at the behest of (often nominal) allies; abandonment of our true allies, especially Israel; assumption of dictatorial powers because of a “gridlock” that is part and parcel of our national design, a feature and not a bug–it’s safe to assume they’re not really coincidences at all, don’tcha think?