Federal judge holds Obama administration in contempt over drilling “permitorium”

posted at 2:55 pm on February 3, 2011 by Ed Morrissey

When Judge Martin Feldman ordered the federal government to end its moratorium on deep-sea drilling, he actually meant it.  In a ruling earlier today, the federal judge in New Orleans has held the Obama administration in contempt for its “defiance” in reimposing the moratorium through other means:

The Obama Administration acted in contempt by continuing its deepwater drilling moratorium after the policy was struck down, a New Orleans judge ruled.

Interior Department regulators acted with “determined disregard” by lifting and reinstituting a series of policy changes that restricted offshore drilling, following the worst offshore oil spill in U.S. history, U.S. District Judge, Martin Feldman of New Orleans ruled yesterday.

“Each step the government took following the court’s imposition of a preliminary injunction showcases its defiance,” Feldman said in the ruling.

“Such dismissive conduct, viewed in tandem with the re- imposition of a second blanket and substantively identical moratorium, and in light of the national importance of this case, provide this court with clear and convincing evidence of the government’s contempt,” Feldman said.

The government has not issued a permit to drill in nine months, evidence that the White House has attempted to evade Feldman’s orders.  The lawsuit alleges that thousands of jobs have been lost in the “permitorium,” as some have dubbed the policy, and that the loss of American production has hiked costs and made the US more dependent than ever on imports.  It also drove investment in exploration out of the US and into places like Brazil.  The economic damage from the permitorium will take years to reverse, as major rigs have already departed the Gulf.

Feldman ruled that the government had to pay the legal fees for the lawsuit, which are “substantial,” according to the firm handling it.  That means taxpayers get the bill both ways.

What legal impact does a contempt ruling have on an administration?  Not much, although a failure to comply with court orders could eventually lead to removing Ken Salazar from his post at Interior, if Congress gets fed up enough with it.  It will likely have a great deal more political impact, though — and certainly will provide House Oversight chair Darrell Issa with a new issue to investigate.


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Contempt is all I feel for this regime.

Joe Mama on February 3, 2011 at 2:57 PM

The Harvard legal scholar, lecturer & former Law Review editor Barrack Obama should know better.

You’d think he would. Since he knows the law so well.

portlandon on February 3, 2011 at 2:59 PM

Watch your back, Judge Feldman. barack doesn’t like to be challenged.

DuctTapeMyBrain on February 3, 2011 at 2:59 PM

I can’t wait for the 2012 presidential debates when the GOP candidate forgets to grill Obama over this stuff. That’s why Maverick 2012 is my nominee. Because the best offense is a premeditated surrender.

joeindc44 on February 3, 2011 at 2:59 PM

Great news! I hope to goodness that someone in dc has the guts to follow up and do away with this crud coming out of bho and team. I know, my dream for the day this will happen.
L

letget on February 3, 2011 at 3:00 PM

Feldman ruled that the government had to pay the legal fees for the lawsuit, which are “substantial,” according to the firm handling it. That means taxpayers get the bill both ways.

Just shows that with this administration…taxpayers take it up the pooper all kinds of ways. Laws are only for the little people.

search4truth on February 3, 2011 at 3:00 PM

Heh. Judges are supposed to be the left’s saving grace. Those darn Reagan appointments are putting a hitch in their git-along.

pugwriter on February 3, 2011 at 3:01 PM

Contemptible. Issa definitely needs to investigate.

AH_C on February 3, 2011 at 3:01 PM

Ot: just heard about Greg palkot and cameraman FNC were attacked just released from the hospital.

cmsinaz on February 3, 2011 at 3:01 PM

Does the rule of English American law no longer govern? Has it been replaced by absolutism?

lm10001 on February 3, 2011 at 3:01 PM

In a not too distant future, things are gonna get really expensive.

Kini on February 3, 2011 at 3:02 PM

I always thought that anyone held in contempt by the courts was actually arrested and put in jail. I don’t know about you but I would love to see this “perp walk” on the news.

milwife88 on February 3, 2011 at 3:03 PM

I can’t just suck it up with a straw…!

obamasuck

ted c on February 3, 2011 at 3:03 PM

This group is nothing short of disgusting. They are bound and determined to make us all paupers dependent on their ‘benevolence’. Any R that defends a single thing this administration is doing should be frog marched out of office.

red131 on February 3, 2011 at 3:03 PM

Obama’s contempt for this country knows no bounds

Kini on February 3, 2011 at 3:03 PM

That’s why Maverick 2012 is my nominee. Because the best offense is a premeditated surrender.joeindc44 on February 3, 2011 at 2:59 PM

heh!

ted c on February 3, 2011 at 3:03 PM

held the Obama administration in contempt

A lot of us have the same feeling.

Disregard for the rule of law, and the independent judiciary is another hallmark of fascism. And it’s not just here, we also have Dear Liar’s regime going forward with the now ruled unconstitutional health care take over.

rbj on February 3, 2011 at 3:04 PM

Hubris.

dont taze me bro on February 3, 2011 at 3:05 PM

I’m surprised the courts have been holding up their leg of the stool recently. I didn’t have much faith in their fidelity to the Constitution left.

TheBigOldDog on February 3, 2011 at 3:05 PM

If it were the Bush administration, the Egypt story would disappear and this would take center stage.

SKYFOX on February 3, 2011 at 3:06 PM

I can’t wait for the 2012 presidential debates when the GOP candidate forgets to grill Obama over this stuff. That’s why Maverick 2012 is my nominee. Because the best offense is a premeditated surrender.

joeindc44 on February 3, 2011 at 2:59 PM

In light of this, I think we should surrender in Iraq.

fossten on February 3, 2011 at 3:06 PM

Even in U.S. v. Nixon the president complied with the court order to turn over the Watergate tapes. Obama has less respect for the authority of the courts that Nixon.

Ted Torgerson on February 3, 2011 at 3:06 PM

Let’s get working on tapping into our own resources. It’s going to take some time but the people we could put to work. Get rid of EPA dominatrix Lisa Jackson. Show them the same contempt they show us.

red131 on February 3, 2011 at 3:06 PM

Oh I almost forgot:

Count it!

/crr6

And…

Judge to Obama:

Suck it

fossten on February 3, 2011 at 3:07 PM

Louis XIV of France: “I am the State.”

Barack Hussein the First: “The courts acted stupidly. I am the Law. I won.”

Steve Z on February 3, 2011 at 3:09 PM

“Such dismissive conduct, viewed in tandem with the re-imposition of a second blanket and substantively identical moratorium, and in light of the national importance of this case, provide this court with clear and convincing evidence of the government’s contempt,” Feldman said.

This administration has been in contempt against both private and public American businesses for far too long. Shouldn’t purposely and maliciously destroying U.S. commerce fall under high crimes and misdemeanors?

Rovin on February 3, 2011 at 3:09 PM

I know this is wayyyyy off topic, but I CANNOT WAIT until Ed comments on the exclusive interview Amanpour just conducted with Murbark where Murbark says he rejected Obamas call for him to step down ASAP by telling Amanpour that he told Obama “”you don’t understand the Egyptian culture and what would happen if I step down now.”

ULTIMATE REJECTION of a U.S. President!

Indy82 on February 3, 2011 at 3:09 PM

Ted Torgerson on February 3, 2011 at 3:06 PM

Well, to be fair, Nixon didn’t have to contend with uppity Supreme Court members who should be out tending their fields like the rest of their kind, and the conservative judges who enable them.

/Koch protester off.

Lily on February 3, 2011 at 3:10 PM

So how long before team Barry’s in contempt over Obamacare?

Iblis on February 3, 2011 at 3:10 PM

Are they in contempt of the Obamacare ruling too?

forest on February 3, 2011 at 3:10 PM

20 months…and counting down.

wildweasel on February 3, 2011 at 3:11 PM

Even in U.S. v. Nixon the president complied with the court order to turn over the Watergate tapes. Obama has less respect for the authority of the courts that Nixon.

Ted Torgerson on February 3, 2011 at 3:06 PM

“President” Bill Clinton was held in contempt of court-by one of his former law students, no less.

He simply pretended the ruling never happened, because, of course, he was above the law.

Del Dolemonte on February 3, 2011 at 3:11 PM

As Valerie Jarrett said.”we will be ready to rule from day 1″ This bunch has no intention of following laws or listening to the American people. The sooner everyone understands this,the easier it will be to take the proper corrective measures.

retiredeagle on February 3, 2011 at 3:12 PM

I can’t wait for the 2012 presidential debates when the GOP candidate forgets to grill Obama over this stuff. That’s why Maverick 2012 is my nominee. Because the best offense is a premeditated surrender.

joeindc44 on February 3, 2011 at 2:59 PM

Heh. Great description of our Grand Old Party.

Bob Dole’s still around, isn’t he?

BowHuntingTexas on February 3, 2011 at 3:12 PM

Shouldn’t purposely and maliciously destroying U.S. commerce fall under high crimes and misdemeanors?

Rovin on February 3, 2011 at 3:09 PM

No. Because it’s perfectly legal.

/crr6

Del Dolemonte on February 3, 2011 at 3:12 PM

When do we get to the impeachment part?

WordsMatter on February 3, 2011 at 3:13 PM

Obama…what an Ignoranus….NO it’s not mispelled!!

It means he is both Stupid and an A$$hole.

PatriotRider on February 3, 2011 at 3:13 PM

This judge acted stupidly. At least he waited until after the SOTU so he wouldn’t get called out in a national speech like the Supremes.

ButterflyDragon on February 3, 2011 at 3:14 PM

The judge might be appointed by a R and thus is illegitimate.

/crr6 et co.

Schadenfreude on February 3, 2011 at 3:14 PM

…and now this judge will have to review every permit, and every bit of supporting documentation the bureaucracy can generate, every argument against issuing the permit, every case every time. It could take years, and there will still not be any permits issued.

Even if the judge starts putting people in jail, it takes months, or years for each case, and there are millions of federal bureaucrats. .. and there still won’t be any permits issued as long as Obama is President.

Skandia Recluse on February 3, 2011 at 3:14 PM

Spot on skyfox

cmsinaz on February 3, 2011 at 3:18 PM

Ot: just heard about Greg palkot and cameraman FNC were attacked just released from the hospital.

Mister Blow-Dry is well, I trust?

bofh on February 3, 2011 at 3:19 PM

“Contempt”….is certainly the right word for it!

tencole on February 3, 2011 at 3:19 PM

I just returned from my trip through the Panama Canal and actually saw a rig being towed through the canal ahead of our ferry.

Wow.

Knucklehead on February 3, 2011 at 3:20 PM

Sounds like this is B.O.’s queue to……………GET READY FOR SUPERBOWL WITH J-LO!

pilamaye on February 3, 2011 at 3:20 PM

WordsMatter on February 3, 2011 at 3:13 PM

Exactly. It is WAAYYYY past time for impeachment. THIS is just another impeachable offense. I am waiting for someone on our side to get past the fear of what the MSM thinks or says about them and DO THE RIGHT THING!!!

Sporty1946 on February 3, 2011 at 3:22 PM

Yes he is, don’t know the extent of injuries

cmsinaz on February 3, 2011 at 3:25 PM

Can we impeach him yet? the president not the judge..

unseen on February 3, 2011 at 3:26 PM

Law means nothing

BowHuntingTexas on February 3, 2011 at 3:27 PM

Would one of our lawyers here please correct me if I’m wrong, but I don’t think an entity, in this case the ‘administration’, can be held in contempt of court. It has to be a person or persons. This judge needs to get to the bottom of who actually ordered re-imposition of the moritorium and drag his/her/their butts into his courtroom.

Trafalgar on February 3, 2011 at 3:28 PM

The court’s racist. They need more wise latinas to make sure they make the right decisions.

Django on February 3, 2011 at 3:30 PM

The Drilling “Spermitorium”

Coming to an adult theater near you. No one under 18 admitted. Now back to our regular programming.

Geochelone on February 3, 2011 at 3:31 PM

Well, obama can’t be touched by contempt order, IMO, that’s Congress’s job…and we’ve seen the Senate democrats don’t care about nothing. But the people carrying out the policies can be hit with fines and arrest. maybe.

joeindc44 on February 3, 2011 at 3:31 PM

5 bucks a gallon or bust!

This is perfect. Now we can spend *all* of our time and money going to work and creating more tax revenue from our paychecks. I mean, who needs food?

the_souse on February 3, 2011 at 3:32 PM

Valerie Plame Valerie Plame!!!!!!

Bush is a criminal!!!!

MeatHeadinCA on February 3, 2011 at 3:32 PM

What legal impact does a contempt ruling have on an administration? Not much, although a failure to comply with court orders could eventually lead to removing Ken Salazar from his post at Interior, if Congress gets fed up enough with it.

It’s clear that these people have no respect for our system. I guess we know that they intend to rule outside the law. A great education for the next time conservatives take control and it will happen soon, I hope.

whbates on February 3, 2011 at 3:33 PM

The judge can hold the DOJ representatives that appear in his court in contempt and place them in jail for 60 days or until they comply with the law.

barnone on February 3, 2011 at 3:35 PM

Didn’t you guys know when Obama was elected in 08, together with the Dems controlling both houses in Congress, they clearly had the mandate?

That means American voters gave them a clean bill of “Do Whatever They Want” card (in the sense of ‘get-out-of-jail’ card) in complete government monopoly.

Ever since, they’ve been singing the “Nah Nah Nah Can’t hear you” song with fingers in their ears.

Sir Napsalot on February 3, 2011 at 3:36 PM

Can we impeach him yet? the president not the judge..

unseen on February 3, 2011 at 3:26 PM

Is contempt of court on the same level as perjury? If so, it’s not impeachable because, as we remember, Clenis inoculated all future Democrat presidents from impeachment for perjury with the able assistance of gutless Republican senators.
Even if it’s a higher crime than perjury, the president is still inoculated because he’s a Dem and all Democrat crimes are morphed into “sex lies”. Don’t ask me how, they just are.

SKYFOX on February 3, 2011 at 3:38 PM

IMPEACH!!!

landlines on February 3, 2011 at 3:38 PM

The double whammy of a Middle East on fire and President WTF killing jobs and preventing the US from developing our own domestic energy is gonna make things reeeealllly expensive.

Drill Baby Drill!

Palin 2012

ornery_independent on February 3, 2011 at 3:39 PM

Obama is untouchable. He had his useful idiots issue the moratoriums and disregard the rulings. Now Salazar will have to accept responsibility and, to spare Obama any embarrassment, he will resign. From there he will go to the very profitable lecture circut and consulting business.

DAT60A3 on February 3, 2011 at 3:40 PM

Is contempt of Court an impeachable offense? Discuss.

james23 on February 3, 2011 at 3:41 PM

What was it Stalin said about the Pope? “How many divisions does the Pope have?” It seems like the Obama Administration intends on creating the American secular version of that — “How many law enforcement officers does Judge Feldman (or, on ObamaCare®, Judge Vincent) have?” Which is incredibly arrogant and dangerous, because once the Executive Branch decides to ignore the rulings of the Judiciary Branch, you’re going to places where even Richard Nixon did not go during the depths of the battles over the tapes during Watergate.

With a split Congress, you’re not going to impeach Obama. But if the White House decides it can ignore any lower federal court or U.S. Circuit Court rulings it doesn’t agree with, in hopes that it will win eventually in the Supreme Court, it is setting itself up for a major constitutional battle over the limits of Executive Branch power, which ironically (but not unexpectedly) would put most liberals on the opposite side of the argument they were making about the limitations of presidential power back in the early 1970s, when Nixon was their bete noir.

jon1979 on February 3, 2011 at 3:43 PM

Can you say, “sedition”?

Army Brat on February 3, 2011 at 3:45 PM

Contempt of Court and Impeachment?

The President has powers, you know. And executive decision making over what rules to enforce by what means. The President’s power to do so is highest when he does so in concert with Congress. These are political choices. This is all blah blah blah as long as every democrat senator in congress is essentially a brainless lemming. Obama can do no wrong.

Just think, in 2012, with -God willing- states that have used the GOP statewide victories in 2010 to disinfect the left’s voter fraud, we can take over the Senate and not worry about this stuff.

joeindc44 on February 3, 2011 at 3:46 PM

Mark Levin said yesterday that this administration stands in the shoes of Mubarak. Just in case you don’t get it, he was a dictator.

The Right Scoop on February 3, 2011 at 3:50 PM

Federal judge holds Obama administration in contempt over drilling “permitorium”

I also hold the Obama administration, and the President himself, in contempt.

steebo77 on February 3, 2011 at 3:53 PM

Knucklehead on February 3, 2011 at 3:20 PM

Welcome back! Not much has happened since you left…/
How was the trip?

d1carter on February 3, 2011 at 3:54 PM

Knucklehead on February 3, 2011 at 3:20 PM

Welcome back. You were right about Pence. Good thing you didn’t go to Cairo. :)

Geochelone on February 3, 2011 at 3:56 PM

Need a law change:

When government officials are held in contempt, they should personally bear the financial penalties. It should also be illegal for anyone else to pay the fines for them or reimburse them for the same.

The Rock on February 3, 2011 at 3:57 PM

joeindc44 on February 3, 2011 at 2:59 PM

There is zero difference between Captain Amnesty and the other RINOs the MSM want to select for us. They will all lose.

We need a candidate with some actual values who will not back down.

dogsoldier on February 3, 2011 at 4:02 PM

“”you don’t understand the Egyptian American culture and what would happen if I you should step down now.”

ULTIMATE REJECTION of a U.S. President!

Indy82 on February 3, 2011 at 3:09 PM

Helpin Mubarrak with Barrack.

dhunter on February 3, 2011 at 4:03 PM

Nixonian except Nixon obeyed the courts.

chickasaw42 on February 3, 2011 at 4:03 PM

Welcome back! Not much has happened since you left…/
How was the trip?

d1carter on February 3, 2011 at 3:54 PM

Welcome back. You were right about Pence. Good thing you didn’t go to Cairo. :)

Geochelone on February 3, 2011 at 3:56 PM

Fabulous trip, great weather/history, finally made it back into Chicago after spending a couple of days stranded in Ft. Lauderdale where I sat by a pool in 80+ degree weather.

The ship I sailed also had Fox news and…………..I met a great guy and am going to Hawaii with him in March.

Oh my, this was not supposed to happen.

Knucklehead on February 3, 2011 at 4:04 PM

It’s time for Obama to step down

J_Crater on February 3, 2011 at 4:06 PM

OUCH! pwn’d by Marty Feldman.

DamnCat on February 3, 2011 at 4:06 PM

When you are THE ONE, court decisions mean nothing.

Just ask any Democrat.

GarandFan on February 3, 2011 at 4:07 PM

He’s plowing ahead, along with the 100% CongressRats approval, with the now Unconstitutional HealthScare implementation!

IMPEACH NOW!

dhunter on February 3, 2011 at 4:14 PM

Big deal, its not like the judge is a from a branch of the government.

/schmucky

pappy on February 3, 2011 at 4:52 PM

Feldman ruled that the government had to pay the legal fees for the lawsuit, which are “substantial,” according to the firm handling it. That means taxpayers get the bill both ways.

OH-bama should just take it out of his “personal” stash – his campaign fund and book royalties.

disa on February 3, 2011 at 4:54 PM

Great news! I hope to goodness that someone in dc has the guts to follow up and do away with this crud coming out of bho and team. I know, my dream for the day this will happen.
L

letget on February 3, 2011 at 3:00 PM

Technically, the judge is in Louisiana… oh, and the Obamacare judge was in Pensacola, FL… unfortunately DC corrupts all

phreshone on February 3, 2011 at 5:01 PM

So how long before team Barry’s in contempt over Obamacare?

Iblis on February 3, 2011 at 3:10 PM

Are they in contempt of the Obamacare ruling too?

forest on February 3, 2011 at 3:10 PM

That’s what I want to know.

Missy on February 3, 2011 at 5:05 PM

I can’t wait for the 2012 presidential debates when the GOP candidate forgets to grill Obama over this stuff. That’s why Maverick 2012 is my nominee. Because the best offense is a premeditated surrender.

joeindc44 on February 3, 2011 at 2:59 PM

Sadly, it won’t happen with the likes of Politico, NPR & MSNBC hosting debates. Undecided on CNN seeing how they’re making overtures to TP — “It’s a trap!!”.

More than likely, the priority then will be jobs & investments, so I propose that the ideal forum would be Fox Business hosting the debate with Neil as moderator and on the panel, Stewart, Dave Ramsey and a couple business/investor (need I say ‘diverse’) commentators from FNC/FB. That’ll make the libs explode.

AH_C on February 3, 2011 at 5:05 PM

Knucklehead on February 3, 2011 at 4:04 PM

Welcome back Comrade!
Did the homeowner’s association un-bury your house?

annoyinglittletwerp on February 3, 2011 at 5:06 PM

it is only going to have an impact if anyone hears about it. I assume the palace guard that we have posing as a “press corpse” will not report this.

Barry is looking like he’s not real interested in the whole checks and balances thing. Ignore Issa, check…Ignore the Healthcare ruling, check….ignore the NOLA judge, check.

but, hey, everyone knows he watching the Superbowl with J Lo…now that’s priceless

r keller on February 3, 2011 at 5:15 PM

It’s a start. I’m waiting for Judge Vinson to also issue a contempt citation over Obama’s refusal to cease and desist implementing ObamaCare.

Bring on the investigations.

simkeith on February 3, 2011 at 5:22 PM

Is contempt of court on the same level as perjury? If so, it’s not impeachable because, as we remember, Clenis inoculated all future Democrat presidents from impeachment for perjury with the able assistance of gutless Republican senators.
Even if it’s a higher crime than perjury, the president is still inoculated because he’s a Dem and all Democrat crimes are morphed into “sex lies”. Don’t ask me how, they just are.

SKYFOX on February 3, 2011 at 3:38 PM

Er…no. Clinton was impeached. He was not convicted.

BobMbx on February 3, 2011 at 5:26 PM

So how long before team Barry’s in contempt over Obamacare?

Iblis on February 3, 2011 at 3:10 PM

Are they in contempt of the Obamacare ruling too?

forest on February 3, 2011 at 3:10 PM

That’s what I want to know.

Missy on February 3, 2011 at 5:05 PM

Someone has to bring a case before the judge that claims the executive branch is not complying with the judges ruling.

The judge is then empowered to compel the administration to appear and explain why the order is not being acted on.

At that time, without any other mush-mouthing, he can hand down an order of contempt.

As I understand it, the lead attorney (plaintiff) in this case is preparing a case to do just that.

The longer the WH waits to comply or file a notice of appeal and seek an injunction against the ruling, the harder it will be to explain why they haven’t complied.

BobMbx on February 3, 2011 at 5:31 PM

Obama is going to do the same thing with the Healthcare lawsuit he just lost. “All that Rule of Law stuff is just for other administrations, not us, the chosen ones”.

Susanboo on February 3, 2011 at 5:34 PM

Is this a silly question?

The contempt ruling is nice and all, but where is the bench warrant for the arrest of the government official that performed the action? Salazar in an orange jumpsuit at a bond hearing? With his politically appointed toadies in waiting beside him in the dock?

Wheres the accountability if the option/expected remedy is to allow one aparatchik to stroke a check paid for with other people’s money (read: ours) to cover another aparatchik’s malfeasance?

JAIL SALAZAR! And consider it for anyone who ‘ordered’ him to do it.

Lt. Calley didn’t get a pass. . .

Wind Rider on February 3, 2011 at 5:47 PM

All this talk about how Nixonian this administration is…

In terms of sheer contempt for the peoples’ will, and for the rule of law, and for the process, these folks cast a giant shadow over Nixons’ men. If anything, it’s:

Nixon, without any respect at all for the system;
Nixon, without the foreign policy expertise;
Nixon, without any sense of restraint at all.

massrighty on February 3, 2011 at 5:55 PM

Obama bows to everyone everywhere except to the will of the American people.

JellyToast on February 3, 2011 at 6:07 PM

20 months…and counting down.

wildweasel on February 3, 2011 at 3:11 PM

Twenty months for barry to execute his doomsday scenario?

In less than 10 days, obama has almost set the ME on fire.

It’s the plan. That’s why he broke his agreement with mubarak that would have kept mubarak in office until September. Now, if mubarak doesn’t hold on, with obama working against him, obama WILL set the ME on fire and possibly ignite WWIII. Twenty months? That’s signing our own death warrant. How many ways does obama have to try to destroy us until we get it through our thick heads that he has to go, NOW??? Our Founders, men of towering stature and courage, gave us the tools to remove just such a tyrant in our Constitution, the most ingenious and prophetic document of governance ever created. And despite endless warnings that We the People and our Republic are in clear and present danger, we let those tools lie idle and unused. WTF.

tigerlily on February 3, 2011 at 6:13 PM

Federal judge holds Obama administration in contempt over drilling “permitorium”

Impeachment Bait?

Dr Evil on February 3, 2011 at 6:16 PM

…and now this judge will have to review every permit, and every bit of supporting documentation the bureaucracy can generate, every argument against issuing the permit, every case every time. It could take years, and there will still not be any permits issued.

Even if the judge starts putting people in jail, it takes months, or years for each case, and there are millions of federal bureaucrats. .. and there still won’t be any permits issued as long as Obama is President.

Skandia Recluse on February 3, 2011 at 3:14 PM

Skandia goes to the root of the problem. Obama will ignore the law as befits any good tyrant, and abuse it when it suits him, like any good tyrant. Any way you cut it, he will make sure the People lose and will not be slowed one millisecond in his inexorable march toward U.S. destruction.

Impeach obama now.

tigerlily on February 3, 2011 at 6:22 PM

We need to stop reacting and start acting, according to our Constitutional rights and duties. Use them or lose them.

Impeach obama now.

tigerlily on February 3, 2011 at 6:25 PM

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