Trey Gowdy: the “Enforce the Law” Act

Isn’t it odd — and don’t you cringe — when you find that a member of our House of Representatives proposes a law that would “force” DC to obey the law?

Isn’t that the greatest of abominations you can feature?  We have to propose a law that mandates laws get obeyed?

Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC), proposed the ENFORCE the Law Act, which aims to bring our current Imperial Presidency into line with such heretical things as the Bill of Rights and the US Constitution.  Mr Gowdy speaks here:

The WashingtonTimes writes:

The Founders described the “long train of abuses” at the hands of a king that triggered the need for a change, in the form of a Declaration of Independence. Runaway governance is back, and President Obama is the conductor.

The Constitution set up peaceful mechanisms available today to deal with overreach that weren’t available to the revolutionaries of 1776. Today’s lawmakers must use these to brake Barack Obama’s disregard for the Constitution before that “long train” grows longer.

The House could consider as early as this week the Enforce the Law Act, granting either the House or the Senate the explicit authority to file a lawsuit against the president for failing to carry out his constitutionally mandated duty to “take care that the laws be faithfully executed.”

It directs such lawsuits to a three-judge panel of a federal district court with appeals going directly to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Rep. Trey Gowdy of South Carolina, the measure’s Republican sponsor, blames Mr. Obama for the need to act. “This administration’s disregard for the law,” he says, “has reached an unprecedented level from a constitutional perspective. … This bill … will give Congress the authority to defend this branch of government as the Framers and our fellow citizens would expect.”

How is it that we seem to have found ourselves here with — on its face — such an incredibly ridiculous bill?

BZ

 

 

The clear brilliance of Barack Hussein Obama:

Just as persons pointed out the “doltishness” of George W. Bush, so I get to do the reverse for the foremost Constitutional scholar on the planet, Barack Hussein Obama — and his spelling fecundity.

From CBSLocalDC.com:

WASHINGTON (CBSDC/AP)O-O-P-S. President Barack Obama had a spelling blunder Thursday while praising Aretha Franklin.

Obama misspelled “respect” while lauding the “Queen of Soul” before a White House concert featuring several musical legends.

“When Aretha first told us what R-S-P-E-C-T meant to her,” Obama said, before the audience in the East Room erupted into laughter. He then continued, “”She had no idea it would become a rallying cry for African-Americans, and women, and then everyone who felt marginalized because of what they looked like or who they loved. They wanted some respect. Later, when somebody asked her why it had such an impact, she said, ‘I guess everybody just wants a little respect.’ Today, they still do.”

This is the selfsame zygote who believes there are 58 total states.

Obama Socialist?  Spreading the wealth around?

Vote “different” from Hillary.  Vote Obama:

“When I meet with world leaders, what’s striking — whether it’s in Europe or here in Asia…” -mistakenly referring to Hawaii as Asia while holding a press conference outside Honolulu, Nov. 16, 2011

You can’t write this material.  Was it a line from Dennis Miller?  Uh, no.

“We’re the country that built the Intercontinental Railroad.” —Cincinnati, OH, Sept. 22, 2011

(No, you ignoramus; it was a transcontinental railroad.  An intercontinental railroad would have the challenge of oceans.)

“We’re not trying to push financial reform because we begrudge success that’s fairly earned. I mean, I do think at a certain point you’ve made enough money. But, you know, part of the American way is, you know, you can just keep on making it if you’re providing a good product or providing good service. We don’t want people to stop, ah, fulfilling the core responsibilities of the financial system to help grow our economy.” —on Wall Street reform, Quincy, Ill., April 29, 2010

After you’ve made enough money, just stop.  Say when.  But when is “when”?  And what is “enough”?

“One such translator was an American of Haitian descent, representative of the extraordinary work that our men and women in uniform do all around the world — Navy Corpse-Man Christian Brossard.” –mispronouncing “Corpsman” (the “ps” is silent) during a speech at the National Prayer Breakfast, Washington, D.C., Feb. 5, 2010 (The Corpsman’s name is also Christopher, not Christian)

Indicting Mr Obama’s massive ignorance of the military and his massive dismissiveness of the military.  Perhaps the Haitian was cadaverous in nature?

“The Middle East is obviously an issue that has plagued the region for centuries.” –Tampa, Fla., Jan. 28, 2010

Or at least since 1948.

“UPS and FedEx are doing just fine, right? It’s the Post Office that’s always having problems.” –attempting to make the case for government-run healthcare, while simultaneously undercutting his own argument, Portsmouth, N.H., Aug. 11, 2009

No comment required here.  Facts in evidence.

“The Cambridge police acted stupidly.” —commenting on a white police officer’s arrest of black scholar Henry Louis Gates Jr. at his home in Cambridge, Mass., at a news conference, July 22, 2009

And there you go; an immediately-ignorant and racist comment against a highly-decorated officer which resulted in a staged “beer summit.”  Because America has the memory of a Tsetse fly.  And by the way, Gates is an avowed Socialist and Communist advocate, believes in black reparations, is a Reverend Jeremiah Wright lover.

I could go on, but it would be tedious.

BZ

 

Bolton: ‘Our Biggest National-Security Problem Is Barack Obama’

John BoltonFrom NationalReview.com’s The Corner, by Eliana Johnson.

With the Obama administration grappling with a crisis in Ukraine, former United Nations ambassador John Bolton took the stage at the Conservative Political Action Conference on Thursday and declared that the country’s “biggest national-security problem is Barack Obama.” 

Bolton honed in on the terror attack in Benghazi, Libya, which he described as paradigm of President Obama’s foreign-policy failures because the president “has done nothing to avenge Chris Stevens’s death.” 

“That is a terrible lesson for our adversaries,” Bolton said. “Under Barack Obama you can murder his personal representative and get away scot-free.” 

Absolutely correct.  Having worked around felons for over 40 years, their predominant mindset is “what’s mine is mine and what’s yours is mine unless you’re strong enough to stop me.”  Why is it so difficult for Leftists to understand this concept?

He also warned that the matter will come back to haunt Hillary Clinton if, as most suspect, she launches a presidential bid in 2016. “We will be happy to tell Hillary Clinton in unmistakable terms, ‘We know what difference it makes, even if you don’t,’” he said.

I should also care to offer: lack of our energy independence is also a huge — if not greater — threat to our national security.

BZ