Dropped by the Cafe this weekend to check in. I thought the folks had been in shock since John Roberts double crossed his country. The first response to my question regarding how Billy Roy Michum felt about our Obamacare concerns startled me to say the least.
"Obamacare is a meaningless issue. It don't mean nuthin. IF ROMNEY IS ELECTED OBAMACARE IS TOAST. IF OBAMA IS RE-ELECTED, THEN OBAMACARE IS THE LEAST OF OUR WORRIES."
"How do you figure that, BM?"
"If Obama is re-elected he has our so called Republican form of government rigged. His reformation to socialism (and worse) can't be stopped," he responded like a cowboy whose favorite horse had just gone to the golden corral.
I responded hopefull, "But we could still hold the house and take over the senate. I'm not going to even mention the supreme court as a backstop. The courts are done when it comes to protecting the constitutional rights of citizens and religious organizations. They are powerless to make Obama enforce marriage, immigration, drilling, welfare, gun laws, or anthing else he doesn't want to enforce. I've got that figured out. But what about the legislature? Can't they at least make deadlocks work?"
"Obama, Reid, and Pelosi have passed legislation in his first term that has transferred virtually unlimited power to the executive branch. For example they passed a 2,700 page Obamacare bill with 2,500 references to the Secretary of Health and Human Services. There are more than 700 instances when he or she is instructed that they 'shall' do something and more than 200 times when they take at their sole discretion some form of regulatory action. On 139 occasions, the law mentions that the 'Secretary determines'. In essence one person, appointed by and reporting to the president, will be in charge of the health care of 310 million Americans once ObamaCare is fully operational in 2014."
"And again, that is he least of our worries. The same is true in the 2,319 pages of the Dodd-Frank Financial Reform Act which gives nearly unlimited power to various agencies to control the nation's financial, banking and investment sectors. The bill also creates new agencies, such as the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, not subject to any oversight by Congress. This overall process was repeated numerous times with other legislation all with the intent of granting unlimited power to the executive branch controlled by Barack Obama and those who are pulling the puppet's strings."
"The Environmental Protection Agency on a near daily basis issues new regulations clearly out to modify and change environmental laws previously passed and to impose a radical green agenda never approved by Congress. The same is true of the Energy and Interior Departments among many others. And think of the power Obama has given his socialist 'czars' who have huge resources and no legislative oversight."
"None of these extra-constitutional actions have been challenged by Congress. The socialists know it is nearly impossible to reverse these actions unless stopped in its early stages. They know after the election the Republicans still won't have a majority that can override presidential vetoes. All the Dems need is 145 house seats and 34 senate seats."
"Congress does have control of the purse-strings as all spending must be approved by them. However, once re-elected, Barack Obama, can play the government shut down chicken game and threaten the Republicans into surrendering."
"And, Jim, I am afraid you are right about the courts Obama has already ignored various court orders, e.g. the Gulf of Mexico oil drilling moratorium, as well as stonewalling subpoenas and requests issued by Congress. The Eric Holder Justice Department has become the epitome of corruption as part of the most dishonest and deceitful administration in American history. Think what an Obama who doesn't care about re-election will do. And of course, Obama will have an opportunity to load the supreme court even more to his favor with appointments in the second term."
"Our founders never thought the American people would elect a communist to the office of the president. Neither did they think the congress would ever surrender their constitutional duties to a crooked, lying narcissist in the White House. And when the liar-in-chief doesn't obey court rulings, it makes the judicial branch irrelevant."
"Our commander-in-chief, (joke) is supporting our withdrawal from the radical muslim middle east which is sworn to our destruction while supporting the muslim brotherhood/al-queda takeover the whole region. He is letting Iran become a nuclear supplier of weapons to these crazies. He hates Israel. The press praises his surrendering of American leadership in the world as Obama forfeits our hard earned gains in Iraq and Afghanistan. And the polls voters prefer Obama over Romney in managing foreign affairs eventhough our poor military people and veterens clearly support Romney. Just like everything else, the moochers perfer Obama, and producers, Romney."
"In summary, if elected, Obama can move to phase two in destroying this country for good. Our military will be toast. Our individual rights gone. Our religious freedom destroyed. Our economy will be at a third world country level. AND HE WILL DO IT ALL, ON PURPOSE."
"BM, it looks like to me the bus is approaching the last stop. The American people have one last chance to get off. I think we will take it. Mitt Romney will get 54% of the popular vote and will squeak into the White House with a slim majority of the electoral vote. While I am happy about that it is scary that if will be that close. Meanwhile, at every level of society we have to find a way to recapture the American dream and do some major rebuilding of our culture."
Think about it,