Barack Obama was speaking to the racist group the National Council of La Raza about immigration reform. The group basically wants open borders and unlimited free entry into this country as well as amnesty for those here illegally. Obama is more than willing to oblige but told them he needs a dance partner. What that means is he wants Republicans to get on board so he will have political cover.
Obama told the group that the idea of doing things on his own is very tempting, and not just with immigration reform. He then went on to say that this is not how our Democracy works. But was that statement his attempt to test the waters?
Obama has already loosened immigration law enforcement by Executive Order so what does he want to do on his own?
Perhaps he is releasing a trial balloon with regard to the debt limit talks. The idea has been floated by Obama’s henchmen that he should invoke the 14th Amendment and bypass Congress in order to take on more debt. Even Slick Willy Clinton thinks Obama should do that and Bernie Sanders thinks so as well and says they can worry about the courts later.
Here are supposed leaders in this country discussing ways to subvert the Constitution and do what they want knowing that the damage will be done long before the courts ever decide the issue. You can’t put the toothpaste back in the tube and they know it. They can get slapped by the courts and yell “my bad” but they will have gotten away with it.
Or will they? Obama might be testing the waters to see if there would be much opposition to going it alone. As stated, he has already loosened immigration laws, not to the satisfaction of La Raza, but he has done an end run around Congress. The sad thing is that Congress seems willing to sit by and let him.
However, there is one thing the courts can’t weigh in on and that is impeachment. If Obama tries to invoke the 14th Amendment then Congress should draw up articles of impeachment.
The 14th Amendment does not give any president the authority to borrow money. The Constitution is clear that this is the responsibility of Congress.
He might have been speaking out of frustration but with this guy one has to be careful because he is one who thinks the Constitution is too limiting. He does not like it and he is willing to ignore it (see Obamacare).
So go ahead Mr. Obama, test those waters and see how things pan out. Perhaps all your supporters will be behind you. Hell, you already have Clinton in your corner and the liberals all love him.
But keep in mind that if you do anything on your own Congress might just show its teeth with impeachment proceedings.
And that is something the courts can’t help you with.
Of course the Senate would probably save him but the courts and the Senate won’t be able to stop the folks with their pitchforks and torches…
Never surrender, never submit.