Mark Levin was livid when he read that House Republicans had voted to eliminate the Senate confirmation process for the reported number of 169 presidential appointments. And the explanation he got from a couple of sources was that Romney had told Republicans to vote for it, so they did. Levin wonders if we are already going back to the days of George W. Bush when House and Senate members voted a certain way to support the president instead of the Constitution.
First here’s the background:
WASHINGTON POST– The House Tuesday evening passed a measure to improve the clogged presidential appointee confirmation process by eliminating 169 jobs from requiring Senate approval.
The positions in that category, such as assistant secretaries for public affairs or for administration or management, are ones that rarely spark partisan Senate battles.
The Senate has already changed its rules to place another 270 or so nominees in a “streamlined”category where, if no senator objects, the nominee would bypass laborious committee hearings and go directly to the Senate floor for a vote.
That second category includes jobs such as chief financial officers or assistant secretaries for legislative affairs at various agencies.
All told, those actions, which also affect some 3,000 members of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the Public Health Services Corps, would streamline or reduce confirmation requirements for about 30 percent of the positions now needing committee hearings and Senate floor votes.
“The legislation is going to benefit whoever is our next president,” said Max Stier, president and CEO of the nonpartisan Partnership for Public Service, which led the effort to reform the broken confirmation process.
And then the threat of bozo actually giving amnesty to the illegal aliens just before the election (probably in time to register!), but that would probably be over-kill. Deferred action, amnesty … they are just words, and quite frankly, I don’t think it matters anymore.
I left Restoring Love with a goal and a commitment to make a difference. I feel as if I were sucker-punched. Why? Because the following memo is true … every single last word. So what are we to do? What are you going to do?
I feel as if I were cold-cocked, water-boarded just before they pulled out my fingernails and I am p*ssed off as the line in the sand moves ever-backward.
From: John Porter
To: Americans everywhere
I was sitting at my keyboard halfway through my writing a letter to you about how Barack Obama was fulfilling his pledge to "Transform America" by "Changing the fundamentals of America", so that our government would become the plantation, he the owner, and we the slaves, when this article by Steve McCann appeared in my in box. After checking it for accuracy, and finding it so, I put my writing on hold and here present it to you, for I could not say it better … Is it already too late?
*Obama's Second Term Transformation Plans*
The 2012 election has often been described as the most pivotal since 1860. This statement is not hyperbole. If Barack Obama is re-elected the United States will never be the same, nor will it be able to re-capture its once lofty status as the most dominant nation in the history of mankind.
The overwhelming majority of Americans do not understand that Obama's first term was *dedicated to putting in place executive power* to enable him and the administration to fulfill the campaign promise of "transforming America " in his second term regardless of which political party controls Congress. That is why his re-election team is virtually ignoring the plight of incumbent or prospective Democratic Party office holders.
The most significant accomplishment of Obama's first term is to make Congress irrelevant. Under the myopic and blindly loyal leadership of Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi, the Democrats have succeeded in creating an imperial and, in a second term, a potential dictatorial presidency.
During the first two years of the Obama administration when the Democrats overwhelming controlled both Houses of Congress and the media was in an Obama worshipping stupor, a *myriad of laws were passed and actions taken which transferred* virtually unlimited power to the executive branch.
*The birth of multi-thousand page laws was not an aberration.*
This tactic was adopted so the bureaucracy controlled by Obama appointees would have sole discretion in interpreting vaguely written laws and enforcing thousands of pages of regulations they and not Congress would subsequently write. For example, in the 2,700 pages of ObamaCare there are more than 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 "may" 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.
The same is true in the 2,319 pages of the Dodd-Frank Financial Reform Act which confers nearly unlimited power on various agencies to control by fiat 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 unfettered power to the executive branch controlled Barack Obama and his radical associates.
Additionally, the Obama administration has, through its unilaterally determined rule making and regulatory powers, created laws out of whole cloth. The Environmental Protection Agency on a near daily basis issues new regulations clearly out of their purview in order 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. None of these extra-constitutional actions have been challenged by Congress. *The left in America knows this usurpation of power is nearly impossible to reverse* unless stopped in its early stages.
It is clearly the mindset of this administration and its appointees that Congress is merely a nuisance and can be ignored after they were able to take full advantage of the useful idiots in the Democrat controlled House and Senate in 2009-2010 and the Democrat Senate in the current Congress. Additionally, Barack Obama knows after his re-election a Republican controlled House and Senate will not be able to enact any legislation to roll back the power previously granted to the Executive Branch or usurped by them. His veto will not be overridden as there will always be at least 145 Democratic members of the House or 34 in the Senate in agreement with or intimidated by an administration more than willing to use Chicago-style political tactics. The stalemate between the Executive and Legislative Branches will inure to the benefit of Barack Obama and his fellow leftists.
The most significant power Congress has is the control of the purse-strings as all spending must be approved by them. However, once re-elected, Barack Obama, as confirmed by his willingness to do or say anything and his unscrupulous re-election tactics, would not only threaten *government shutdowns* but would deliberately withhold payments to those dependent on government support as a means of intimidating and forcing a Republican controlled Congress to surrender to his demands, thus neutering their ability to control the administration through spending constraints. Further, this administration has shown contempt for the courts by ignoring 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. In a second term the arrogance of Barack Obama and his minions will become more blatant as he will not have to be concerned with re-election.
Who will be there to enforce the rule of law, a Supreme Court ruling or the Constitution? No one. Barack Obama and his fellow-travelers will be unchallenged as they run roughshod over the American people.
Many Republicans and conservatives dissatisfied with the prospect of Mitt Romney as the nominee for president are instead focused on re-taking the House and Senate. *That goal, while worthy and necessary, is meaningless unless Barack Obama is defeated.. The nation is not dealing with a person of character and integrity but someone of single-minded purpose and overwhelming narcissism. Judging by his actions, words and deeds during his first term, he does not intend to work with Congress either Republican or Democrat in his second term but rather to force his radical agenda on the American people through the power he has usurped or been granted.
The governmental structure of the United States was set up by the founders in the hope that over the years only those people of high moral character and integrity would assume the reins of power. However, knowing that was not always possible, they dispersed power over three distinct and independent branches as a check on each other.
What they could not imagine is the surrender and abdication of its constitutional duty by the preeminent governmental branch, the Congress, to a chief executive devoid of any character or integrity coupled with a judiciary essentially powerless to enforce the law when the chief executive ignores them.
Conservatives, Libertarians, the Republican Party and Mitt Romney must come to grips with this moment in time and their historical role in denying Barack Obama and his minions their ultimate goal. All resources must be directed at that end-game and not merely controlling Congress and the various committee chairmanships.
May 12, 2012
I would add but 6 words to those above mentioned, Conservatives, Libertarians, the Republican Party and Mitt Romney, to say "and we the American people also," must come to grips with this moment in time and our role in denying Barack Obama his lifelong goal of "transforming" us into his slaves working on his government plantation.
Please forward this to all you can, maybe together we can save America for ourselves and those who will follow after us.
May God bless America.
Article posted by someone calling themself "Terminator Girl",,,,,Oh well, I guess everyone has a right to protect their identity, Can't really say that I blame you under the current government circumstances. But my opinion of this mess is that it isn't going to matter a whole lot if they know who I am or not, I'm nearly 70 years old, got a bad heart, broken back with a spinal fusion. There will be no more health care for me. I'm a veteran, a pilot, member of NRA and several other deep routed American institutions. As far as I'm concerned I'm probably already on their short list of potential terrorists, just because of the list I just posted right here right now.
Terminator Girl,,, You're absolutely correct, It really doesn't make much difference who wins the election in November, assuming that ever happens. Cass Sunstein, Barack Obama, and all the rest of them have no intention of ever going quietly out of office. Would Adolph Hitler, Joe Stalin, Mao Se-Tung, Kim Jong-Ill, Pol-Pot,, would any of them have simply stepped down and walked away because of a simple "STUPID ELECTION" conducted by people that have already been placed on the list of those to be illiminated anyway ? I think not. If Romney wins the election he will probably die in a (""" Plane crash"""" ) or he'll "slip on a bar of soap" somewhere.
There is only one way to remove a Marxist Communist dictatorship.
The only question in my mind is when, and how many will stand up to do it.
My friends kept calling me Sarah or Conner ... "just like Terminator Girl." It stuck. TG has stuck, too. Sometimes you gotta do what comes naturally. Nothing intended except for a nickname and avatar that I have now used for almost 4 years. Yes, it gives me some anonymity, except to those who know me and allows me to feel "invisible" sometimes. No, I am not a superhero, but a mother and grandmother who cares deeply about their future and the future of my country.
We can hound him on specific issues after Obama is gone............
Pat, take a look at his overall record that Twana posted on the discussion,
It is the first post in the replies section and I think it gives a little better picture than this one vote.
I am afraid that congress have long been relinquishing all power to the executive branch along with the many different departments of the administration such as EPA and DHS. You are also correct in pointing out that the o and his administration have ignored the rule of law, court orders and that bothersome outdated piece of paper, the U.S. Constitution without so much as a whimper from the congress or supreme court. If he is re-elected the only recourse for the saving of our republic will be the abolishing of the federal government by patriots throughout our country. The problem I see with that, if it is successful, is that I have seen no plan to institute a new government in their stead.
Johnny, I believe we will be back at the 1776 time frame and after the purge of government, it will be left to those left behind to determine what government will be for "We the People" because I firmly believe this WAR will kill off a very high percentage of the US Population in trying to resist their demise (the government's). I can only hope that those people left behind will be smart enough to realize that the Constitution is their pathway for the Country. Let's hope so.
ALL I CAN SAY TO ELIMANATE THIS WHOLE REGIME IS TRY TO REMEMBER ,YEARS AGO THEY HUNG PEOPLE FOR TREASON, AND LAST TIME I CHECKED WE HAVE A LOT OF TREES AND NOT SHORT ON ROPE.
Tired of all the BS games we have going on in DC.\
With FEW EXCEPTIONS we Don't have ANY MEN WITH BACK BONES THAT GIVE A TINKERS DAMM ABOUT WHY THEIR THERE,
I say DROP THE DRONE ON ALL BUT A FEW WE WILL TELL THEM WHEN IT WILL HAPPEN.
But you can bet this Obama's and the rest of the Chicago THUGS will never know what hit them.
WE WILL PROTECT AMERICA IN WHAT EVER WAY IT TAKES.
We HONOR OUR MEN AND WOMEN THAT PAID THE PRICE WITH THEIR LIVES FOR JUST THAT REASON, AND WE WILL BACK THEM UP ON THE HOME FRONT.
I REALLY AM NOT AFRAID OF THIS MESS WE HAVE IN DC NOW.THEY ARE SIMPLE FILTHY TRASH, MAKEING A SODOM AND G0MORRAH OUT OF THE white house, AND DO YOU know what happen to them????????
I have probably gotten myself in trouble concerning this "streamlining" bill. I sent an email to my Senator who voted for this. I told him it was a nail in the coffin of checks and balances. Also told him it was a step toward an executive dictatorship with the legislature and the judicial being mere window dressing. Reminded him of his oath to defend and protect the Constitution. Finally I told him I didn't think there was a single member of Congress who was the intellectual equivalent of the least of the founding fathers. I marked it as wanting a reply. I doubt that a reply will be forthcoming. I will, however, not be surprised if I get a visit by some federal agent. I'm almost looking forward to it so I can tell him or her to go to hell and get off my property. I am really tired of all the crap we have to put up with from our elected "public servants". Someone needs to remind them of the definition of a servant.
Mr. Green, Then I'm sure in trouble, I've been blocked from sending e-mails to Calif. two Senator's ;;Mr. Issa , my local district;; is the only one answering back..!! So no Xmas cards this year from the 2 ladies..!!
Ronald, I would point out that you use the word "ladies" rather loosely. I would not refer to those two heathens in that manner.
Very, very, very well said Johnny.