On November 4, the people spoke (even though Obama downgraded their importance as only one third of the voting public. He heard the silent voices of the two thirds of the people that didn’t vote and they were for him, of course). In this monumental election, the Republicans picked up eight Senate seats giving them 53 to 45 for the Democrats and two independents who caucuses with the Democrats. There will be a runoff in Louisiana on December 6, and that might go Republican as well giving Republicans a total of 54 Senate seats.
Perhaps even more astonishing––– the Republicans picked up three governorships in Illinois, Maryland and Massachusetts, all deeply “blue states,” and there are now 31 Republican governors to 19 Democrat governors and 66/99 state legislatures are in Republican hands.
One might have thought that Obama would reach out to the Republicans. No, no. He dramatically indicated that he will push for more executive orders in essence coming legislative “dictator” of the United States, ignoring Congress and of course, the Constitution which he despises.
The following is a snippet from Fox news:
Just a few days before Americans get the pleasure of wading through the upgraded though still not completely debugged Healthcare.gov Website, another bombshell that paints a picture of public deception in pushing through the president’s unpopular health law has been dropped by ObamaCare’s chief architect. Forbes: “You’ve got to hand it to MIT economist Jonathan Gruber. The guy dubbed the ‘Obamacare architect’ is a viral YouTube sensation. A few months back, he was caught on tape admitting that Obamacare doesn’t provide subsidies for federally-run insurance exchanges; it’s now the topic of a new case before the Supreme Court. [Monday] a new video surfaced in which Gruber said that ‘the stupidity of the American voter’ made it important for him and Democrats to hide Obamacare’s true costs from the public. ‘That was really, really critical for the thing to pass,’ said Gruber. ‘But I’d rather have this law than not.’ In other words, the ends—imposing Obamacare upon the public—justified the means. The new Gruber comments come from a panel discussion that he joined on October 17, 2013 at the University of Pennsylvania’s Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics. He was joined on the panel by Penn health economist Mark Pauly. Patrick Howley of the Daily Caller was the first to flag Gruber’s remarks.
The Daily Caller reports the University of Pennsylvania has scrubbed the video of the Oct. 2013 event where Johnathan Gruber made his comments.]
Okay, I now understand. One must lie in order to pass a horrible piece of legislation that the people didn’t want and still don’t. I guess lying is now the new “transparency.”
Well, maybe there is help coming:
Rubio and Ryan teeing up ObamaCare alternative – Tampa Bay Times: “Sen. Marco Rubio [R-Fla.] and Rep. Paul Ryan [R-Wis.] are preparing to release a health care alternative to Obamacare, a proposal that could get more traction under a Republican-controlled Congress but set up a confrontation with President Barack Obama… Rubio’s office indicated Monday that things were still coming together. (He’s broadly talked about other ideas.)”
THE GOP IS WORKING ON MULTI-FRONTS TO BLUNT OBAMA IMMIGRATION MOVE: Although Republicans are not in the majority yet, they are sending clear signals they are ready for a showdown with President Obama over executive action he’s said he’ll take on immigration. With the president recently doubling down on his threat to go-it-alone despite warnings from Republicans, GOP lawmakers are leveraging on fronts ranging from Congress’ power of the purse to consideration of Obama’s nominee for attorney general to head off Obama.
Unfund’em – National Review: “Conservative members in both chambers want to pass a continuing resolution to fund the whole government with language that expressly prohibits using federal funds to enable any executive action on immigration policy, blocking funding, for instance, of work-authorization documents for illegal immigrants. Congressmen will work this week on crafting a strategy to pass such a bill, and one working plan would have House Republicans include such language in a continuing resolution that’s needed to keep the government funded past mid-December… But getting to a bill, period, let alone a bipartisan one, won’t necessarily be easy. Republican leadership in the House may so fear a government shutdown that such legislation never reaches a vote.…Conservative sources say they think an amnesty-blocking CR could get support from Democratic senators Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota, plus independent Senator Angus King of Maine. And if the bill is brought up before the new Congress is seated, sources say that Democratic senators Mark Begich [of Alaska] and Mary Landrieu [of Louisiana] might add their support, too.”
The U.S Chamber of Congess is riled up by a new Obama ploy to take over the internet. The Chamber quotes the Wall Street Journal as follows:
Obama vs. the Internet.
The Wall Street Journal
The Wall Street Journal editorial board writes, “So much for the will of the voters. Before last Tuesday’s elections, President Obama said that while he wasn’t on the ballot, his policies were. Now that the American people have rebuked those policies, Mr. Obama is attempting another federal power grab over an innovative U.S. industry. On Monday he urged the Federal Communications Commission to apply to the Internet century-old telephone regulations designed for public utilities. In a video posted on Youtube, Mr. Obama endorsed the regulation of Internet access providers under Title II of the Communications Act of 1934. When the FCC floated this idea in May, we called it “ObamaCare for the Web,” but that was too kind. The Obama Internet plan would treat cable, telephone and wireless broadband networks as common carriers subject to federal price controls and myriad other regulatory restrictions.”
Well enough of this awful news for now. However, I fear we are heading for a terrible Constitutional crisis. Stay tuned.