Millions of concerned Americans, many in desperate need of jobs after years of nonstop economic recession, today received a ” brutal slap in the face ” from President Obama. Displaying a callous disregard for both the economic best interests and the overwhelming (65-70%) popular support for the Keystone XL Pipeline, Mr. Obama summarily and arbitrarily vetoed the Congressional legislation that would have finally authorized its construction.
The Keystone XL Pipeline was intentionally delayed by Mr. Obama for six years. Despite the potential to create tens of thousands of good jobs, pumping of hundreds of millions of dollars annually into the slumping American economy, and increasing America’s energy security and independence from Mideast and other foreign oil, Mr. Obama vetoed the pipeline for narrow, politically motivated reasons. Again, his actions were favoring a tiny group of special interests, to the pernicious neglect of the welfare of the vast majority of Americans. His veto action was solely to please himself and a tiny minority of radical environmentalists, in an unconscionable act of arrogant selfishness, carried out in defiance of a nation and a Congress, recently elected by voters already shocked and scarred by this narcissistic pretender.
In the campaign run up to the Presidential election in the Autumn of 1948, the incumbent Harry Truman scored an improbable come-from-behind electoral victory, with stump speeches that convinced Americans that he was attempting fruitlessly to work with an intractable ” do nothing ” Congress. During the past two years, Obama has tried without success to paint a similar picture of the 2013-14 Congress; however, Americans were not fooled, and knew very well that the fault for lack of legislative progress rested squarely upon the obstructionist, majority Democratic, Senate. ” Led ” by the irresponsible Harry Reid, who bottled up 300 bills passed by the U.S. House while refusing to bring the bills to the Senate floor even for debate, much less a vote, the Democratic majority Senate became the ” do-nothing Senate ” and led by the ” do-absolutely nothing right ” President Obama. This resulted in a disastrous, two year ” legislative black hole ” in which virtually all beneficial legislation was bottled up in the Senate, stirred fed-up voters to resoundingly reject Obama and his liberals and vote into office last November, a solid Conservative and Republican majority in both houses of Congress.
On November 20, 2014, ” spitting in the face ” of the American electorate who soundly rejected Obama and his agenda, he defied our Constitution, the duly elected Congress and the clearly expressed will of the American people by unilaterally declaring he would unconstitutionally grant amnesty to five million illegal aliens. These illegals will potentially receive hundreds of billions of taxpayer funded welfare, green cards allowing them to take millions of jobs away from Americans, and drivers licenses in many states that clearly will lead to millions of fraudulent voting by illegals in local, state and national elections.
It could not be more clearly obvious that Obama is planning, after six years of willful destruction of much of America, that he is intent upon doubling down during his next two years to accelerate the destruction of America in spite of a clear mandate rejecting his policies and agenda. A pointed example came during his public comments last fall about taking unlawful executive amnesty for millions of illegals, by lamely ” justifying ” this abominable action with comments that Congress has not passed an amnesty bill that would advance his socialist agenda and thus meet his approval.
The highly anticipated veto of the Keystone XL Pipeline earlier today, established proof of the expected pattern of Executive-Congressional relations for the next two years. Obama will summarily veto any and all Congressional legislation, regardless of how beneficial it is for Americans, unless said legislation advances his Socialist, pro-Islamic, anti-jobs, anti-Israel, anti-military and anti-American agenda.
The expected pattern in the 2015-16 Congress, is legislation in the best interests of America’s economy, military and diplomatic security, preservation of our liberties in the Bill of Rights, especially freedom of speech, religion, association, the rights of sovereign states against big government intrusion, and our right to bear arms. The expected pattern in Obama’s Oval Office in 2015-16, is repeated and consistent vetoes of any and all such beneficial legislation, while the best interests of America and her people ” shall deliberately be rebuffed and ignored “. Obama, as a direct result, will become our ” do-nothing ” President.
Never before has Congress and the American voters who in November 2014 gave them a strong conservative, anti-Obama mandate, had such a powerful, but also crucial, opportunity for an ultimate conservative electoral triumph of greater proportions in 2016 than occurred in 2014. Stalled in the Senate by Harry Reid and liberal Democrats with Obama’s blessing for four years, is massive pent-up conservative, pro-America legislation. More than 300 bills, including dozens of acts of major legislation, are now finally in the position to be passed by both houses of the majority GOP Congress.
The potential for great blessings for America’s economy, freedom and liberty, social, civic and financial responsibility, the rule of law, military strength and national security, border security, and millions of new jobs, only await passage of these bills and their enactment into law. But of course, our fiercely anti-American President will surely veto any and all such bills, regardless of either merit or popular support. As sad and dangerous such Presidential obstruction will be, therein lies the key to the surge of support for Conservatives, and ultimate triumph, in the 2016 Presidential and Congressional elections; bill after bill will be passed by Congress, and veto after veto will be forthcoming from the defiant President. The result, should both houses of Congress take the proactive legislative course the nation deserves and critically needs, will be a lame-duck, obstructionist Obama who will be on record with dozens of vetoes of highly important and beneficial legislation.
Thus, Obama will saddle himself with a legacy of obstruction, leaderless irresponsibility and complete lack of accomplishment (other than by illegal executive actions). Democrats in Congress will in turn, carry the same sad and indefensible baggage into the next election. This will, of course, burden all Democrats in 2016 with a sad and highly resented record of failure they will be unable to explain nor defend to American voters. The Conservatives and GOP candidates for Congress and the Presidential nomination in 2016, will be able to point out the long, destructive string of Presidential vetoes and create a vividly clear picture of Obama as the ” do-nothing President “, and Democrats as the ” do-nothing party, and resoundingly win in 2016.
It is obvious and imperative to this writer, as well as imperative for Americans, that the GOP controlled Congress work feverishly to enact ” truckloads ” of important and beneficial legislation, and allow Obama to summarily veto ” and thus block, ” truckloads ” of beneficial legislation. To paraphrase Clint Eastwood in the ” Dirty Harry ” films, Congress must pass hundreds of conservative bills, dare Obama to veto them, and thus let America witness Obama and liberals ” spit in the face ” of Congress and all Americans. Congress must act, then say, ” go ahead, Obama, make our day “.
In urging Congress to engage Obama face to face with a direct legislative challenge, thus giving the opportunity through massive vetoes to bury himself and his party, my strong conviction is that giving Obama ” enough rope with which to hang himself “, is the key to an American Conservative Triumph in 2016, and the opportunity to save our nation’ future for ourselves and our future generations.
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