Sunday, May 25, 2014

Obama Again Complains About US Governmental Structure

Most of us will remember when BHO complained that the government that is provided for in our Constitution does not allow someone of his ability to set all things right:

"President Obama has revealed something about his imperial mentality that critics have been saying his entire time in office. He said that, “the problem is… I’m not the emperor of the United States.”

The line came during the 2013 Fireside Chat hosted by Google+, which was attended by conservative commentators Kira Davis and Lee Doren. It came in response to a question about the deportation of persons who are in the country illegally.

This is something I’ve struggled with throughout my presidency,” said Obama. “The problem is that I’m the president of the United States, I’m not the emperor of the United States. My job is to execute laws that are passed."


Taking a break from beating up Republicans (what other US president ever spoke poorly about the opposition party?), Obama has again expressed his disapproval with the structure (He actually refers to that word) of our national government.

"President Obama is taking a swipe at the Founding Fathers, blaming his inability to move his agenda on the “disadvantage” of having each state represented equally in the Senate.

At a Democratic fundraiser in Chicago Thursday night, Mr. Obama told a small group of wealthy supporters that there are several hurdles to keeping Democrats in control of the Senate and recapturing the House. One of those problems, he said, is the apportionment of two Senate seats to each state regardless of population.
“Obviously, the nature of the Senate means that California has the same number of Senate seats as Wyoming. That puts us at a disadvantage,” Mr. Obama said...................................

The president also blamed “demographics” for the inability of the Democratic Party to gain more power in Congress, saying Democrats “tend to congregate a little more densely” in cities such as New York and Chicago. He said it gives Republicans disproportional clout in Congress.

“So there are some structural reasons why, despite the fact that Republican ideas are largely rejected by the public, it’s still hard for us to break through,” Mr. Obama said............"

Over half of all Americans who voted in the 2008 and 2012 presidential elections wanted this guy to be president - a man who has clearly voiced his position on the amount of power allotted to the chief executive and also has a problem with states having equal representation  in the Senate (and by extension a degree of equality in the electoral college). 

He also had stated that the US Constitution is deeply flawed. He clarified that it did not provide for economic redistribution, so he does not like our system because it does not allow the government to do something that no government has the right to do in any case regardless of what the laws that it make actually say. 

"Seven years before Barack Obama’s “spread the wealth” comment to Joe the Plumber became a GOP campaign theme, the Democratic presidential candidate said in a radio interview the U.S. has suffered from a fundamentally flawed Constitution that does not mandate or allow for redistribution of wealth.

In a newly unearthed tape, Obama is heard telling Chicago’s public station WBEZ-FM in 2001 that “redistributive change” is needed, pointing to what he regarded as a failure of the U.S. Supreme Court under Chief Justice Earl Warren in its rulings on civil rights issues in the 1960s.The Warren court, he said, failed to “break free from the essential constraints” in the U.S. Constitution and launch a major redistribution of wealth. But Obama, then an Illinois state lawmaker, said the legislative branch of government, rather than the courts, probably was the ideal avenue for accomplishing that goal

The US is a republic, but he has a strong disliking for any type of governmental structure that could be considered indicative of a republic, so that begs the questions:

Why did he want to be president in the first place? Was it to work to undermine the entire edifice? 

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