Of course: Big-money Democrats applaud idea of “nullifying Congress”

posted at 8:41 pm on November 25, 2013 by Mary Katharine Ham

There’s still a place in this nation where rooms full of people pay $15,000 a head to listen to President Obama. That place is San Francisco. And, in that place, there are faithful Democrats who agree with Obama’s vision of a nation that can do big things, make great progress, create all the hope and change, and come together forever and ever amen. As long as there’s no one in that country who disagrees with them.

From the pool report on Obama’s fundraiser tonight, he was interrupted by a man yelling, “executive order”:

“Somebody keeps on yelling, ‘executive order,’” Obama said. “I’m going to actually pause on this issue because a lot of people have been saying this lately on every problem, which is just, ‘Sign an executive order and we can pretty much do anything and basically nullify Congress.’” When people started applauding, Obama said, “Wait, wait, wait. Before everybody starts clapping, that’s not how it works. We’ve got this Constitution, we’ve got this whole thing about separation of powers. So there is no short-cut to politics, and there’s no short-cut to democracy. We have to win on the merits of the argument with the American people, as laborious as it seems sometimes…What we have to do is keep on going, keep on pushing, and eventually we move in a better direction.”

Well, at least he can still give a mediocre lecture on the Constitution. Good to know he’ll have a job to go back to after this whole presidency thing.

From a man who finds so very many “short-cuts to democracy,” this is quite a statement, but self-awareness has never been his thing. The soaring Obama philosophy on governing has been thoroughly deflated by Obama’s actual governance. Because none of his failures can ever be his fault, you’re left with the spectacle of a man preaching the power and potency of a federal government given life by his hand and unification by his voice simultaneously complaining about his utter inability to do pretty much anything. If your sweeping plan for an all-powerful federal government doing big things to solve all our problems cannot work if anyone in a country of 300 million disagrees with you and has the temerity to elect a member of Congress, maybe there’s something wrong with your plan.

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Can he stay in San Francisco? Please?

22044 on November 25, 2013 at 8:47 PM

EO for me but not for anyone with an R next to their name
-libs

cmsinaz on November 25, 2013 at 8:48 PM

Ein Volk, ein Reich, ein Fuhrer!

VorDaj on November 25, 2013 at 8:49 PM

a. Sounds like a scripted “interruption” to me, to get a constitutional-sounding soundbyte into the public record

b. I think his job aspirations run more to caliph than academician

c. I like MKH posts better and better. You do pithy well.

RushBaby on November 25, 2013 at 8:50 PM

From a man who finds so very many “short-cuts to democracy,” this is quite a statement, but self-awareness has never been his thing.

President Potted Plant.

VorDaj on November 25, 2013 at 8:52 PM

Interestingly, someone in the crowd at the illegal immigration rally ALSO yelled about executive orders and Obama ALSO vomited a constitutional lecture for him. What a coincidence!!!

ctmom on November 25, 2013 at 8:55 PM

a. Sounds like a scripted “interruption” to me, to get a constitutional-sounding soundbyte into the public record

RushBaby on November 25, 2013 at 8:50 PM

Agreed. Barky doesn’t speak at all well off the cuff, and his response sounded too well scripted and practiced for his usual stumbling. For that matter, was he using the TOTUS, and if so, was he just reading that response as well?

I’m surprised they didn’t arrange to have a “fainter” as well. Liven up the show a bit…

bofh on November 25, 2013 at 8:55 PM

Well, at least he can still give a mediocre lecture on the Constitution. Good to know he’ll have a job to go back to after this whole presidency thing.

It should be made a capital crime for this man to ever teach Constitutional Law or Constitutional Anything to students anywhere given the fact he abrogates for breakfast, not to mention that he wouldn’t recognize it even if read to him by Reggie Love in drag.

TXUS on November 25, 2013 at 8:57 PM

abrogates it

TXUS on November 25, 2013 at 8:57 PM

He lives in opposite world. Don’t forget that.

wolly4321 on November 25, 2013 at 9:02 PM

Democrats don’t play well with others.

Democrats prefer to CONTROL others.

Others should stop giving Democrats power to control them.

Don’t vote for Democrats at the Federal, State, or Local level.

wren on November 25, 2013 at 9:03 PM

“you like your Constitution, you can keep your Constitution”.

Eh?

wolly4321 on November 25, 2013 at 9:04 PM

“you like your Constitution, you can keep your Constitution”.

Eh?

wolly4321 on November 25, 2013 at 9:04 PM

It’s more like “…like your centrifuges, you can keep your centrifuges”.

bofh on November 25, 2013 at 9:06 PM

a. Sounds like a scripted “interruption” to me, to get a constitutional-sounding soundbyte into the public record

RushBaby on November 25, 2013 at 8:50 PM

Exactly!

What a coincidence! President Obama’s comments against the use of Executive Orders was the top headline on the 6:00 p.m. news on our conservative talk radio station tonight.

wren on November 25, 2013 at 9:07 PM

The next guy yelled out “cattle cars!”

Bishop on November 25, 2013 at 9:09 PM

Marxist democracy: One person. One vote. One time.

kcewa on November 25, 2013 at 9:09 PM

Somebody remind this clown that we have a representative republic.

BTW It is the big money/cronyism in San Francisco that is pushing “green energy” and putting the kibbosh on the Keystone Pipeline project.

onlineanalyst on November 25, 2013 at 9:10 PM

If I were him, I’d nullify congress too. Wtf are they gonna do about it? In fact, Obama or his aides must be asking that question as they consider the next big breech of the Constitution. Wtf are the Republicans gonna do about it? Bupkus, evidently. Maybe Darrell Issa will open up another investigation. How many has he got going now? Obama must be salivating over his options for the next three years. Wtf are the republicans gonna do about it?

rrpjr on November 25, 2013 at 9:12 PM

This is also the San Fran which is studying the prospect of pushing people into multi-family domiciles and phasing-out single family homes.

Bishop on November 25, 2013 at 9:13 PM

Taken together with the ‘spontaneous heckler’ who shouted at the president demanding AMNESTY for all 11.5 million illegal aliens now, giving Obama the opportunity to say essentially that he’d do it in a heartbeat but the REPUBLICANS were obstructing it…

… I’m of the opinion that this is too much serendipity… too much for a mere coincidence….

… that on TWO separate occasions, at TWO separate events in San Francisco… Obama gets handed the opportunity to pretend that he abides by the law and separation of powers under the constitution.

The statements from Obama were far too articulate and smoothly delivered to have been ‘off the cuff’.

We’ve all heard Obama speak many, many, many times. When he’s ‘off the cuff’ the ums and ahs…and hesitations are off the charts.

These two supposedly ‘off the cuff’ comments from Obama were well rehearsed. I believe these incidents were staged.

thatsafactjack on November 25, 2013 at 9:17 PM

is is also the San Fran which is studying the prospect of pushing people into multi-family domiciles and phasing-out single family homes. Bishop on November 25, 2013 at 9:13 PM

Yea,, that’s where the cattle cars go to. “multi-family domeciles”.

wolly4321 on November 25, 2013 at 9:18 PM

At least the “multi-family” domeciles are gated communities.

wolly4321 on November 25, 2013 at 9:21 PM

Somebody remind this clown that we have a representative republic.

onlineanalyst on November 25, 2013 at 9:10 PM

With all due respect, shouldn’t that be:

We HAD a representative Republic?

oldleprechaun on November 25, 2013 at 9:23 PM

Another ‘plant’, just like the one behind him at the immigration speech.

Midas on November 25, 2013 at 9:23 PM

In fact, Obama or his aides must be asking that question as they consider the next big breech of the Constitution.

rrpjr on November 25, 2013 at 9:12 PM

The Constitution wears big pants? ;)

Midas on November 25, 2013 at 9:25 PM

Staged or not it says a lot about what the left really wants, which is dictatorial control to setup a magical utopia of purity.

I have always said the American leftist movement actually has its roots in the Puritans who came to America. It explains why they are so strong in New England still. They may not be hardcore protestant Christians anymore, if fact not Christian at all now, but the same drive to finding the pure and Utopian land still exists.

William Eaton on November 25, 2013 at 9:30 PM

i saw the dodge durango commercial starring the ron burgundy character.

oh yeah….the one who detests conservatives now want us to buy a vehicle he’s pimping.

hehehehehehe!

that a working persons car homey.

renalin on November 25, 2013 at 9:33 PM

Yea,, that’s where the cattle cars go to. “multi-family domeciles”.

wolly4321 on November 25, 2013 at 9:18 PM

At least the “multi-family” domeciles are gated communities.

wolly4321 on November 25, 2013 at 9:21 PM

And there are great community amenities such as public showers and a building where families can gather for a nice fire.

Bishop on November 25, 2013 at 9:36 PM

Like everything else, he’ll give the Constitution lip service and then ignore it to do what he wants.

EdmundBurke247 on November 25, 2013 at 9:37 PM

Sign an executive order and we can pretty much do anything and basically nullify Congress.’” When people started applauding, Obama said, “Wait, wait, wait. Before everybody starts clapping, that’s not how it works. We’ve got this Constitution, we’ve got this whole thing about separation of powers. So there is no short-cut to politics, and there’s no short-cut to democracy. We have to win on the merits of the argument with the American people, as laborious as it seems sometimes…What we have to do is keep on going, keep on pushing, and eventually we move in a better direction.”

Shorter Dear Liar: “I still need some folks around to blame things on when my ideas don’t work.”

What’s scary is the number of people on the Left who want an authoritarian leader.

1960s: Power to the people!
2010s: Power to the givemement!

rbj on November 25, 2013 at 9:39 PM

Over at NRO Andrew Johnson posts this beaut re an interview Je$$e Jack$son had with Arsenio Hall. The chutzpah and alternate reality of these dopes is surreal.

Appearing on Arsenio Hall’s talk show over the weekend, ​Jesse Jackson defended both President Obama, who he said has faced heretofore unseen advsersity as president, as well as Jackson’s embattled son, who he said “had the best voting record in the Congress” before he was sentenced by unfair laws.

On the president, Jackson praised him for “serving us well against the most hostility an American president has ever had” and “more attempts to derail his legislation then in the history of the country.” Between job creation and his efforts in Iraq, President Obama has “maintained a kind of dignity” without stooping to the “garbage” of his critics, Jackson said.

When asked about his son, former Illinois congressman Jesse Jackson, Jr., who was sentenced for violating campaign-finance laws earlier this year, the elder Jackson conceded his son’s error, although he took issue with the punishment. He said that his son’s use of campaign funds for personal expenditures should have required him to return the money, rather than step down from office and go to prison.

Additionally, Jackson criticized “the two sets of rules” that put his son in prison for a $700,000 campaign-finance violation while JP Morgan Chase’s $14 billion settlement for selling high-risk mortgage securities, for example, resulted in no jail-time for the executives involved.

onlineanalyst on November 25, 2013 at 9:41 PM

Arsenio Hall, he might be a bigger race pimp than Jackson.

Bishop on November 25, 2013 at 9:44 PM

Taken together with the ‘spontaneous heckler’ who shouted at the president demanding AMNESTY for all 11.5 million illegal aliens now, giving Obama the opportunity to say essentially that he’d do it in a heartbeat but the REPUBLICANS were obstructing it…

… I’m of the opinion that this is too much serendipity… too much for a mere coincidence….

thatsafactjack on November 25, 2013 at 9:17 PM

Here is some additional information on the “spontaneous heckler” who shouted about ending deportations at President Obama’s speech about immigration at the Chinese Recreation Center in San Francisco today.

KCBS radio identified the heckler as 24-year-old Ju Hong, a South Korean who is a graduate student at San Francisco State University and is in the U.S. without documentation. It quoted him as saying he was dissatisfied with the president’s response.

http://www.sfgate.com/politics/article/Obama-in-S-F-hails-Batkid-pushes-immigration-5010392.php

If you click on the link for Ju Hong’s name in the article above you will be led to other articles where we learn:

Hong was brought to this country as a young child 13 years ago by his mother, who arranged a flight to the United States on a tourist visa with no return trip planned. He intends to use his UC Berkeley education to help immigrants who are in his situation: He’s been accepted into the master’s program in public administration at San Francisco State University and hopes to work in the nonprofit sector to improve support services for undocumented students.

Eventually, he intends to go to law school to become an immigrant rights attorney.

And

Police arrested 21-year-old Hong and six other undocumented student activists for blocking a major street at a July 12 San Bernardino immigration rally. They were released 12 hours later, but might now be at risk for deportation. An ICE agent told the activists they might be ordered to an immigration court hearing in a few weeks, Hong said.

Whenever I have attended Presidential speeches in the past, I have had to submit my social security number for approval in advance, so the Secret Service would know who was attending the event.

There is no way that an Illegal Alien who most likely does not have a social security number, but who does have a previous arrest record would have been allowed to stand on the stage behind the President of the United States without somebody at the White House knowing who he was and why he was there.

There was nothing spontaneous about Ju Hong’s heckling today.

wren on November 25, 2013 at 9:45 PM

These two supposedly ‘off the cuff’ comments from Obama were well rehearsed. I believe these incidents were staged.

thatsafactjack on November 25, 2013 at 9:17 PM

No question, Winsome Warrior, it’s probably a first whiff of a new pivot seemingly to the middle where he’s lining up with the rule of law and being reasonable and all, in a futile attempt to stop the bleeding on his trustability numbers. I’m sure the comments were focus-grouped, too.

Plus, when you’re now seen for what you are and what you’ve been all along, a big-government which knows no wrong advocate, planting people who want you to do even more is Sistah Souljha all over again. Won’t work, I predict, even in a communist audience like he was in tonight. The fact is, he’s lost the trust at this point of even the koolaid drinkers.

Other than that, how the hell are ya and good evening my friend.

TXUS on November 25, 2013 at 9:48 PM

Agreed. Barky doesn’t speak at all well off the cuff, and his response sounded too well scripted and practiced for his usual stumbling. For that matter, was he using the TOTUS, and if so, was he just reading that response as well?

I’m surprised they didn’t arrange to have a “fainter” as well. Liven up the show a bit…

bofh on November 25, 2013 at 8:55 PM

White House counsel must have briefed him on the Constitution some time in the last week or so.

slickwillie2001 on November 25, 2013 at 9:50 PM

Thanks for the research follow up, wren.

onlineanalyst on November 25, 2013 at 9:52 PM

Thanks for the research follow up, wren.

onlineanalyst on November 25, 2013 at 9:52 PM

Happy to help, onlineanalyst!

Google is a wonderful tool for exposing what the White House would prefer to hide from Low Information Voters.

wren on November 25, 2013 at 9:59 PM

What’s scary is the number of people on the Left who want an authoritarian leader.

1960s: Power to the people!
2010s: Power to the givemement!

rbj on November 25, 2013 at 9:39 PM

Actually, it’s always

Power to Us and Us Alone!

Whether they are “out” as they were then, or “in” as they are now.

If nothing else, they’re consistent. But then, so was Pol Pot in Cambodia. He wanted to exterminate anybody he thought could read, and very nearly succeeded.

The left here would absolutely love to have that level of power. Because as far as they’re concerned, anybody not exactly like them is evil and must be destroyed.

clear ether

eon

eon on November 25, 2013 at 10:02 PM

A Chinese Rec. Center¿

wolly4321 on November 25, 2013 at 10:03 PM

How about a little Scrappleface satire?
http://scrappleface.com/2013/11/25/carney-53-of-americans-lie-about-obamas-honesty/

Obysmal’s objections to the Constitution, primarily the Bill of Rights, is that it limits the federal government. Like Ruth (Buzzi)Bader-Ginzburg, Obysmal wants to re-write the Constitution to provide guarantees of what the federal government should do. The “fundamental transformation” has been underway for some time with these underminers.

onlineanalyst on November 25, 2013 at 10:09 PM

they’re consistent. But then, so was Pol Pot in Cambodia. He wanted to exterminate anybody he thought could read, and very nearly succeeded.

Seen the school system lately?

Baeack hussien obama,, Mmmm,Mmmm,Mmmm.

We have every facet of all of the worst, all at once.
.

wolly4321 on November 25, 2013 at 10:10 PM

A Chinese Rec. Center¿

wolly4321 on November 25, 2013 at 10:03 PM

Yes. President Obama spoke at the Betty Ann Ong Chinese Recreation Center in San Francisco today.

You can see a picture of the building and the sign with its official name at this link:

After over 16 months of construction, the Betty Ann Ong Chinese Recreation Center opened with great accolades with over 2,000 people attending the Grand opening in July 2012.

For several decades, San Franciscans have enjoyed recreating at the Chinese Recreation Center, a heavily used facility in the heart of Chinatown.

http://sfrecpark.org/betty-ann-ong-chinese-rec-center-is-now-open/

Since San Francisco is a liberal city, the normal rules about using ethnic terms for a public building evidently don’t apply.

wren on November 25, 2013 at 10:22 PM

Staged or not it says a lot about what the left really wants, which is dictatorial control to setup a magical utopia of purity.

I have always said the American leftist movement actually has its roots in the Puritans who came to America. It explains why they are so strong in New England still. They may not be hardcore protestant Christians anymore, if fact not Christian at all now, but the same drive to finding the pure and Utopian land still exists.

William Eaton on November 25, 2013 at 9:30 PM

Exactly. And Harvard is still training clergy to spread the One True Faith of progress.

Punchenko on November 25, 2013 at 10:42 PM

I’m for nullifying the whole federal government. Every state so-inclined should pass an act which reads thusly in part:

Insofar as certain acts of the federal legislature and executive are vested with explicit constitutional authority, the state of [insert state here] recognizes them as valid and binding. Where such authority can not be explicitly shown, all such acts therein are null and void and will not be enforced by the state of [insert state here], its executive agents, or any law enforcement officers within the state of [insert state here]‘s jurisdiction.

gryphon202 on November 25, 2013 at 11:12 PM

If your sweeping plan for an all-powerful federal government doing big things to solve all our problems cannot work if anyone in a country of 300 million disagrees with you and has the temerity to elect a member of Congress you have to lie even to your own supporters about what you are planning, maybe there’s definitely something wrong with your plan.

Not that both statements can’t be true at the same time.

AesopFan on November 26, 2013 at 2:00 AM

They always transmit what they intend to do.

It’s called prep work.

Cleombrotus on November 26, 2013 at 7:23 AM

This is also the San Fran which is studying the prospect of pushing people into multi-family domiciles and phasing-out single family homes.

Bishop on November 25, 2013 at 9:13 PM

The easier to wipe everyone out once the Big One finally strikes and levels that heathen palace.

Myron Falwell on November 26, 2013 at 7:25 AM

Another convienent PLANT to put the IDEA of EXECUTIVE ORDER in the spotlight to SAVE the poor ILLEGIAL CRIMINALS from having to OBEY
AMERICAN LAWS.

AS the rich liberals need the cheap labor and the guaranteed democratic VOTES

LIKE really now, do they think anyone would get within a 100 yards of obama in the middle of a speech.

JUST like the convenient pregnant lady getting woozy at the exact time in an obama speech so he could turn around on cue without anyone telling him.

another dog n pony show to further da fuehers agenda

sniffles1999 on November 26, 2013 at 7:26 AM

I have always said the American leftist movement actually has its roots in the Puritans who came to America. It explains why they are so strong in New England still. They may not be hardcore protestant Christians anymore, if fact not Christian at all now, but the same drive to finding the pure and Utopian land still exists.

William Eaton on November 25, 2013 at 9:30 PM

You missed a crucial element in the evolution:

“When the unclean spirit has gone out of a man, he passes through waterless places seeking rest, but he finds none.
Then he says, `I will return to my house from which I came.’ And when he comes he finds it empty, swept, and put in order.
Then he goes and brings with him seven other spirits more evil than himself, and they enter and dwell there; and the last state of that man becomes worse than the first. So shall it be also with this evil generation.” Matt.12: 43-45

You forget that we are a backslidden nation, collectively.

Cleombrotus on November 26, 2013 at 7:28 AM

A room full of communists.

crosshugger on November 26, 2013 at 8:34 AM

Let’s elect a Congress which can nullify this President.

Steve Z on November 26, 2013 at 10:23 AM

A scene that could be repeated in almost every state in the union.

Liberty and Freedom have been lost forever.

Like all other great societies this one, too, lasted about 200 years.

Carnac on November 26, 2013 at 10:57 AM

“A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the majority discovers it can vote itself largess out of the public treasury. After that, the majority always votes for the candidate promising the most benefits with the result the democracy collapses because of the loose fiscal policy ensuing, always to be followed by a dictatorship, then a monarchy.”
…………….. Elmer T. Peterson, December 9, 1951, The Daily Oklahoman

As we have now come to learn, the people DEMAND a dictatorship.

Carnac on November 26, 2013 at 11:05 AM

Wouldn’t these “Big Money Democrats” be happier living in Venezuela or Cuba or maybe parts of China?

They loathe our nation as a Republic but they sure do love their grubby billions scraped off the living of the USA.

Reading an article yesterday about some Chinese arriving in CA and purchasing homes here, regardless of price tag involved (over a million, no problem, cash sales, some buying several properties). The one point the CA realtor identified is these Chinese buyers “don’t want any questions about where the money came from.”

The similarities, not a surprise.

Lourdes on November 26, 2013 at 2:01 PM

I have always said the American leftist movement actually has its roots in the Puritans who came to America. It explains why they are so strong in New England still. They may not be hardcore protestant Christians anymore, if fact not Christian at all now, but the same drive to finding the pure and Utopian land still exists.

William Eaton on November 25, 2013 at 9:30 PM

I think what you have in mind is LIBERALISM, that the Liberal movement began then (and I tend to agree).

But it was NOT Godless liberalism, it was not COmmunism.

Sorry to rock the boat, but Communism began with…communal living…Russia…Europe…ideology bastardized from SOcialist and Judaic beliefs.

It’s useless to try and blame any one people for Communism today. The evil has spread and continues to based upon exploiting “the poor” “the children” to siphon off resources from others with, often, a worsening of conditions for everyone overall. And there always seems to be a Dictator person or Panel/Committee who live lavishly and with intense antisocial attitudes while demanding everyone else suffer, be deprived, “for the good of all”.

There can’t be a demand for “sameness” among any population without reducing the mean of achievement and function of that population. Communism is about lessening the mean or average to substandards and continuing to do so while a flotsam few enjoy lavish lifestyles of privilege determing how that’s done.

Lourdes on November 26, 2013 at 2:07 PM

A room full of communists.

crosshugger on November 26, 2013 at 8:34 AM

Yes, with the addition that they fancy themselves the Ruling Committee.

Lourdes on November 26, 2013 at 2:09 PM