You have certainly heard by now that our feckless President Obama is going to be pushing forward with his illegal executive amnesty action. The ‘big’ announcement will be made tonight at 8pm EST from the White House.
Obama Dismisses Midterm Results, Plows Ahead With Own Agenda
This is how an arrogant and out of touch president reacts to the voice of the people. Folks, we are seeing more and more of Obama’s true colors and what he really thinks. This is a man who literally told us that doesn’t give a rats hindquarters what we think of him or his agenda. He has said that the midterms weren’t a national election, presumably because his party didn’t win. Of course, this was said after he also made it very clear that his policies and agenda were indeed on the ballot.
So, tonight we are going to witness our leader go over the edge once again and take another swing at disgracing the Constitution. The real question now is how do the Republicans respond to this blatant abuse of power? As much as many of us might like to see Obama impeached, this is not likely to happen, certainly not before January (and even then, very unlikely).
Ted Cruz Calls For GOP to Block All Nominations
Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) has come up with one possible answer. During an appearance on last nights’ Kelly File, the Senator characterized the situation right now as a “moment of testing” and a Constitutional crisis. His solution was to have the Senate block all of Obama’s nominations, with the exception of those crucial to national security, until he rescinds his executive order.
“What we are witnessing is a Constitutional crisis, what President Obama is doing is he’s defying the law, he’s defying the Constitution…If the President goes forward with this, if he goes forward with unilaterally defying the Congress elected by the people, defying the American voters, then it is incumbent on Republicans in Congress to use every single Constitutional tool we have to defend the rule of law…this is a moment of testing and I am hopeful we will see Republicans in Congress stand up and side with the people against a lawless President.”
Obama Setting Up Two Years of War With Congress
This is simply another example of how our extremist President is taking matters into his own hands. He really thinks that he is a king and can do whatever the heck he wants, no matter the will of the people. This is even despite recent reports where liberal news media outlets question his ‘ends-justify-means’ approach to governing.
But there are some ways in which the Republicans can fight and push back against such actions. Cruz’s idea of blocking Obama nominations is certainly something that could be done. The Senate Majority Leader does have the power and ability to do so, even more so now with the increased power given to the position thanks to Senator Harry Reid (D-NV).
The power of the purse is another key tactic that could be employed by the GOP lawmakers. However Obama intends to proceed with this amnesty, illegal though it is, there will need to be some method of implementation. Congress could vote or act to block funding for whatever this might be like issuing identification cards or green cards or whatever.
As noted earlier, there are some Democrats pulling back on executive amnesty. After the election results, they likely sense their own political survival might depend on actually doing what the people want…or at least not doing something so unpopular as an illegal amnesty move. So, perhaps there is some hope of getting a few Democrats on board with this nomination blocking or to eliminate funding idea. There are even liberal law professors openly expressing their hope Obama doesn’t get away with this.
What do YOU think? How should the Republicans respond? Is Ted Cruz on the right path?