In a rather bizarre, rambling diatribe that sort of evoked Ahmadinejad’s crazy ramblings at the U. N. last fall, BO asserted that he is not an ideologue. Presumably he saw disbelief on the faces of the audience because after a pause he whined, “I’m not.”
So, let me get this straight, you intend to plow ahead with your crazy schemes to bankrupt and destroy America, work in cahoots with terrorists (perhaps not directly but in effect, and I’m not convinced it’s not directly, just don’t have evidence of that), and take over every aspect of American industry that you can get your hands on . . . even though Americans have clearly told you–not once, twice, or three times but literally hundreds of times–that we don’t want this. Any of the craziness that hands over more power, more control to the federal government. But you’re not an ideologue?
In this same speech-like thing, BO also states, and I quote, “I still have to meet my responsibilities as president. I’ve got to act for The Greater Good” (at about 18 mins).
Now I don’t know about you, but I don’t remember reading anywhere in the Constitution that the president’s job is to “act for The Greater Good.” Here is what the Constitution grants to the executive branch:
[I did not include Section 1 because it deals with the crazy azz Electoral College (which has been amended anyway since ratification), compensation, requirements for office, and the presidential oath.]
Section. 2.The President shall be Commander in Chief of the Army and Navy of the United States, and of the Militia of the several States, when called into the actual Service of the United States; he may require the Opinion, in writing, of the principal Officer in each of the executive Departments, upon any Subject relating to the Duties of their respective Offices, and he shall have Power to grant Reprieves and Pardons for Offences against the United States, except in Cases of Impeachment.
He shall have Power, by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate, to make Treaties, provided two thirds of the Senators present concur; and he shall nominate, and by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate, shall appoint Ambassadors, other public Ministers and Consuls, Judges of the supreme Court, and all other Officers of the United States, whose Appointments are not herein otherwise provided for, and which shall be established by Law: but the Congress may by Law vest the Appointment of such inferior Officers, as they think proper, in the President alone, in the Courts of Law, or in the Heads of Departments.
The President shall have Power to fill up all Vacancies that may happen during the Recess of the Senate, by granting Commissions which shall expire at the End of their next Session.
He shall from time to time give to the Congress Information of the State of the Union, and recommend to their Consideration such Measures as he shall judge necessary and expedient; he may, on extraordinary Occasions, convene both Houses, or either of them, and in Case of Disagreement between them, with Respect to the Time of Adjournment, he may adjourn them to such Time as he shall think proper; he shall receive Ambassadors and other public Ministers; he shall take Care that the Laws be faithfully executed, and shall Commission all the Officers of the United States.
The President, Vice President and all civil Officers of the United States, shall be removed from Office on Impeachment for, and Conviction of, Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors.
That’s it. Nothing else. Nothing about The Greater Good. And we know he thinks of that as in caps: “The Greater Good.” He, like all progressives, who are a strange mix of socialist-communist-fascist with a sprinkle of totalitarianism, thinks that it is up to him and to government to legislate everything from morality to how much salt we can eat. For The Greater Good. That’s why, when asked last summer about someone’s elderly mother receiving needed care, he responded, well, take a pain pill, don’t have any tests or operations. What’s the point in prolonging her life for another couple months? That’s not in the interest of The Greater Good. Likewise, the healthcare proposals will centralize all healthcare decisions in the government and focus on, base all decisions on, The Greater Good. Is it pragmatic to give this person care? Only if they contribute to society for the worth of that care. This is a progressive stance, after all. He’s not just an ideologue but a delusional nutjob ideologue (is there any other kind?).
I could go on and on giving examples of how BO’s idea of his “job” as “acting for The Greater Good” is anathema to everything this country was founded on and stands for, but my whole blog, really, points these out, condemns them and him. Let me just say here, that when someone like BO, a rabid ideologue, tells you that he’s not an ideologue and that he’s working for The Greater Good, that he actually believes that his job is to “act for the Greater Good” . . . . look out. History tells us that never ends well.