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Obama's unpresidential tantrum

Dave Weinbaum

By Dave Weinbaum

Published Nov. 24, 2014

  Obama's unpresidential tantrum
Most of us live our lives and try to win over the challenges of daily life. Some of us try to improve our lot above the average. A lot of the time we fail. Many give up -- not willing to take the pain and agony of the struggle, while dreading the possibility of another loss. We eke out a living and refuse to involve ourselves in painful battles. Most humans hide from tyranny with the rest of the herd and hope disaster, disease and defeat forgets to reach out to them and their families. Back in the 1700s, a few patriots got together and organized an army and developed a Constitution and wrote Federalist Papers to oppose oppression and claim independence.

We seem to have fallen close to the situation our founding fathers were in back in the beginning of our revolution.

Yet, we live in America, the place everyone wants to come. Out of all the countries people could choose to live, they want to come here:

           Where there is no caste system

           Where there is religious freedom

           Where we have a reasonably fair justice system

           Where we have a Constitution that takes would be Monarchs to task

           Where we have elections, not royalty

           Where you can put in as much effort as you want to get ahead or stay behind

           Where there are safety nets for disability and temporary bad luck

The last six years have been a blur of anti-American activity, ushered in by a group of activist Socialist/Communists, sponsored by our President and members of his cabinet. They were cheered on by radicals in the Democratic Congress, led by Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid.

On November 4, 2014, Obama's policies and associations were denounced by American voters. In reaction, a defiant and petulant President, in a move of grandiosity and rage, decided he will dictate amnesty to about five million illegals by refusing to execute laws already on the books.

Forget the fact that he and the Democrats could have done this anytime in his first two years. Forget the fact the President is on record almost as many times as Jonathan Gruber calling Americans stupid as to the illegality of him legislating from the Oval Office. As a result, Democrats, Republicans, Libertarians and Independents are speculating on the possibility of anarchy and civil war.

What happened to elections having consequences as Obama has quoted Republican Congressmen as they approached the King to dare a negotiation? What happened to that smidgeon of respect that brought Presidents to recognize the will of American voters and make compromises with the opposition?

Sometimes you have to put your foot down to get a leg up.

Sixteen days ago the Democrat Party was squashed in a tidal wave win in the Senate, House and State governments. What Obama says he will do tonight is the exact reason American voters from all areas voted Dems out of office - with a flourish.

My interpretation of the victory: Voters reached a tipping point seemingly all at once. America doesn't want Republicans to cooperate with this administration. They want President Obama and the remaining Dems in Congress stopped.

Despite the advice from some pretty smart people like Britt Hume and Charles Krauthammer advising Republicans not to be blamed for shutting down the government; at some point Republicans will be forced to take a stand.

When Senator Ted Cruz filibustered in 2013 to defund Obamacare it was recognized as a shutdown of government by a herd of RINOS. The Dems hardly had to do a thing as they watched the RINOS gore their fellow Republicans.

I remember Senator John McCain taking out his ire on camera against me for writing in support of Senator Cruz and Lee's efforts to defund Obamacare. I wrote in the September 25, 2013 edition of JWR, "No matter what the result, Senators Ted Cruz and Mike Lee and the House Republicans and the few Democrats who voted to defund the pending destruction of America should be applauded loudly and backed ferociously." The results of the '14 midterms have vindicated my argument.

Republicans, you were elected to stop this invasion. Either you do it or we'll find people with the cojones to do what's necessary.

It's up to you.

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DaveWeinbaum.com. He is a businessman, writer and part-time stand-up comic and resides in a Midwest red state.

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