Once again, Mr Obama ruling by fiat

Obama Imperial Congress Won't ActAs far as Mr Obama is concerned, who needs Congress?  He certainly doesn’t.

From the NYTimes.com:

Behind Closed Doors, Obama Crafts Executive Actions

WASHINGTON — When President Obama announced in June that he planned to bypass congressional gridlock and overhaul the nation’s immigration system on his own, he did so in a most public way: a speech in the White House Rose Garden.

Since then, the process of drafting what will likely be the only significant immigration changes of his presidency — and his most consequential use of executive power — has been conducted almost entirely behind closed doors, where lobbyists and interest groups invited to the White House are making their case out of public view.

Mr. Obama’s increasingly expansive appetite for the use of unilateral action on issues including immigration, tax policy and gay rights has emboldened activists and businesses to flock to the administration with their policy wish lists.

It also has opened the president, already facing charges of executive overreach, to criticism that he is presiding over opaque policy-making, with the potential to reward political backers at the expense of other interests, including some on the losing side who are threatening to sue.

“Opaque policy-making” from the individual who swore to make his administration the most transparent in history?

On that note of “transparency,” the Washington Times writes:

Obama admin thwarting release of public data under FOIA, lawsuit charges

by Jeffrey Scott Shapiro

The administration that vowed to be the most transparent in history now must defend itself against a federal lawsuit accusing it of thwarting the release of public information. It’s a case that could reveal just how much politics influences the processing of Freedom of Information Act requests, especially when such releases could embarrass the president.

The civic watchdog group Cause of Action on Monday sued the Obama administration, claiming that presidential attorneys have interfered improperly in the release of public documents under the landmark FOIA law in an effort to curb the release of derogatory information about the White House.

This is the most opaque administration in years and the American Media Maggots, like the boot-licking pussies they are, continue to go to great lengths to cover up Mr Obama’s crap in the cat box.

The problem is, it still smells.

I guess they’ll have to resort to clothes-pins next.

BZ

 

Obama Told Lawmakers Criticism of His Syria Policy is ‘Horsesh*t’

Obama's The Beast Limousine, RearMy.  Is Mr Obama disassembling right before our very eyes?

From the DailyBeast.com:

by Josh Rogin

Hillary Clinton and congressmen alike have called on Obama to arm Syria’s rebels. But the president fumed at lawmakers in a private meeting for suggesting he should’ve done more.

President Obama got angry at lawmakers who suggested in a private meeting that he should have armed the Syrian rebels, calling the criticism “horseshit.”The argument that America should have done more in Syria, made for years by foreign policy leaders in both parties and several members of Obama’s senior national security team, was brought back to the fore this past weekend. Obama and Hillary Clinton gave dueling interviews in which they publicly split on whether the security and humanitarian catastrophe in Syria could have been avoided if the United States had played a larger role. Obama’s outburst on July 31, one week prior, reveals the criticism was already getting to him, even before the White House tried to deflect Clinton’s remarks as pre-presidential political posturing.

Always verbose, intelligent and mature, Obama and the Spite House.  Particularly when the watch phrase “don’t do stupid shit” is looked upon as actual policy.

BZ

 

Liberals starting to jump the capsizing Obama Ship of State?

Chuck Todd on MSNBC’s Morning Joe said:

“This poll is a disaster for the president.  You look at the presidency here: Lowest job rating, tied for the lowest; lowest on foreign policy. His administration is seen as less competent than the Bush administration, post-Katrina.  On the issue of do you believe he can still lead? A majority believe no. Essentially the public is saying your presidency is over.”

As the Cheneys wrote in the Wall Street Journal this week, “rarely has a US president been so wrong about so much at the expense of so many.”

Are the rats starting to flee Obama’s sinking Ship of State?

BZ