Political bridge-building is usually considered a good thing, but when the “bridge” you are building is the abridgement of the separation of powers, not so much. More Obama Domestic Abuse: Now Look What You Made Me Do… on tap.
In an alarming development, word comes from Mark Levin and others in Congress that the President is prepping to raise the debt ceiling unilaterally. You know — usurping the power of the purse granted solely to Congress. That ladies and gentlemen, is impeachment worthy.
Mark Levin gets it and America better pay attention:
OBAMA: “An economic shutdown, that results from Default, would be dramatically worse.”
LEVIN: You get it? You get it, folks? He’s laying the foundation for exactly what I’m saying.
He is going to break the debt ceiling. He is going to spend more than Congress has authorized. He’s preparing to do it… If he can’t get what he wants, he is going to circumvent the United States Constitution… And I smell this a mile away.
And he’s being encouraged repeatedly by pseudo-intellectuals, by Marxists dressed up as Constitutionalists, by people in his own party, he’s being encouraged to conduct himself as a dictator, and to bypass Congress and to bypass the Constitution, why work with him?
They want a full-blown Constitutional crisis. Please, listen to me, this is what they want! So they can continue to shred it!
This is why Obama won’t budge, like Clinton did and Carter did and Reagan did and Ford did and Nixon did. He’s the only one who won’t negotiate. This is why. This is his fundamental transformation. And I’m going to keep hollering this as loudly as I can because more and more people need to see it!
The president has morphed into a dictator and is donning his brand new, Marxist threads. Proudly I might add. I have never seen such arrogance. It is stunning.
This morning I read a post by Doug Ross, who really gets it. I want to give you what I consider to be the most alarming news to date and I thought I had seen it all (note to self: never think that):
Consider the most terrifying thing I’ve heard all week: on Fox News Special Report, Amy Stoddard — the left wing writer for Roll Call — said the following:
There is a report out that says the President believe he’s going to “reorder” the [balance of] power in Washington between the branches with this exercise.
Such an act would be an unprecedented high crime against the Constitution. No less an authority than the left-leaning Professor Laurence Tribe of Harvard describes it as such in no uncertain terms.
Professor Tribe … rejected the idea, saying it was proposed by “otherwise very sensible law scholars” who in this case had concocted “a prescription for a free-for-all that abandons the rule of law.”
“We have no metric for comparative lawlessness,” he said.
You can bet that old spider, George Soros, is somewhere in all this mess. Mark my words. If the Leftists do this, it won’t just be a Constitutional crises… it will be revolutionary. And I mean that in every sense of the word.
The U.S. Treasury heated up the tone of Washington’s debt-ceiling debate on Thursday, with a report that warned of possible economic disaster if Congress and President Obama can’t reach a debt-ceiling deal.
The latest report will draw critics who will state its stark language supports the bargaining position of the Obama administration. And that language is frightening indeed.
“In the event of a default, the U.S. economy could be plunged into a recession worse than any seen since the Great Depression,” the report said.
“A default would be unprecedented and has the potential to be catastrophic: credit markets could freeze, the value of the dollar could plummet, U.S. interest rates could skyrocket, the negative spillovers could reverberate around the world, and there might be a financial crisis and recession that could echo the events of 2008.”
In a statement accompanying the report, Treasury Secretary Jack Lew said the situation was dire.
“As we saw two years ago, prolonged uncertainty over whether our nation will pay its bills in full and on time hurts our economy,” Lew said. “Postponing a debt ceiling increase to the very last minute is exactly what our economy does not need—a self-inflicted wound harming families and businesses. Our nation has worked hard to recover from the 2008 financial crisis, and Congress must act now to lift the debt ceiling before that recovery is put in jeopardy.”
Dogs and cats living together, blah, blah, blah… Therefore, they must, must do something! Constitution be damned and all that. They do this every time. Bored now. Just bring on the apocalypse already. I’d rather fight to the death than be bored to death by bureaucrats and Marxists. Enough said.
More details from The Examiner:
According to sources in Congress and the White House, Barack Obama is preparing to usurp the Constitutional power of Congress to control the purse strings of the federal government. The Obama plan entails using the 14th Amendment of the Constitution to bypass Congress on the upcoming debt ceiling debate and unilaterally raise the debt ceiling without the approval of Congress.
On Thursday Mark Levin cited several Congressional sources who have told him that Obama has no intention of negotiating with Congress on the debt, which is just under $17 trillion, the highest in U.S. history. When unfunded liabilities such as Social Security and Medicare are added in, the real debt is over $125 trillion — a figure so astronomically high that the country has no hope of ever paying it back. Uncontrolled spending has led the nation to this point.
According to Levin, Congressional sources say that Obama does not want any limits on his spending ability, in spite of the fact that the Constitution specifically gives Congress the power to control spending. Further, the use of the 14th Amendment to bypass Congress has never been done before. Thus, such an act would be an entirely new “interpretation” of the 14th Amendment and would raise a plethora of Constitutional issues concerning separation of powers.
I absolutely believe that Obama will do this. I noticed this morning that Pelosi, Lew and Carney all call this a “unicorn theory” and the only option is to have Congress act. They deny that Obama would ever do such a thing – but notice, that the MSM only says that Obama shys away from the concept. That doesn’t mean he won’t do it – it is called plausible deniability. Also note… anyone who has been in corporate America can vouch for this, when executives are called into a meeting and told that rumors that the company is in trouble are unfounded — that the company has never been stronger — that is the time that those executives go out and freshen up their resumes, because the crap is about to hit the proverbial fan.
CNBC says that Obama’s minions think he has footing for this:
WASHINGTON — Even as President Obama insists that he would be powerless to save the economy from catastrophe should Congress fail to raise the nation’s debt ceiling, some law professors say he does have options. They may be politically unattractive, unpalatable to the financial markets and subject to legal challenges, these experts say, but these choices are better than failing to live up to the nation’s financial commitments.
One is grounded in an aggressive understanding of presidential power, the second in an interpretation of an obscure provision of the 14th Amendment and the third on a choice among three irreconcilable constitutional obligations.
If Obama violates the Constitution so blatantly, it will be political suicide. But does he care? I don’t think he does. I don’t think he has a problem with putting the Constitution aside and doing what he thinks is best for the country, the collective and for Progressive Marxists. He is the ultimate wife beater and is telling America: “I Won’t Violate The Constitution, Unless You Make Me…”