Legally, President Obama has reiterated the principle that he can pick and choose which U.S. laws he wishes to enforce (see his decision to reverse the order of the Chrysler creditors, his decision not to enforce the Defense of Marriage Act, and his administration’s contempt for national-security confidentiality and Senate and House subpoenas to the attorney general). If one individual can decide to exempt nearly a million residents from the law — when he most certainly could not get the law amended or repealed through proper legislative or judicial action — then what can he not do? Obama is turning out to be the most subversive chief executive in terms of eroding U.S. law since Richard Nixon. Read the rest.
As I was arguing with a friend lately, Obama is gambling that his recent acts; the Gay Marriage declaration, the Illegal Immigrant amnesty, and the blatant leaks of National Security information for political gain. That these will gain him more votes than will it will cost him.
The Amnesty by Presidential Decree, it’s intent is to bolster his Latino support and make up for the votes lost from Independents. But, what if it also is what makes the African American vote, in 2008 completely his, falter? Every poll for decades has shown that the Black voters don’t support Gay marriage and to a lesser degree, gay rights. When waves of cheap labor come over the border, the existing, legal Latino workers and Black-Americans are who gets hurt worst. Only time will tell.
What scares me is what else Obama is likely to do, especially if those ideas don’t work for him. What scares me is, there is literally nothing, nothing at all that this president won’t do to get re-elected.