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Rubbing Our Noses in His Victory and Radicalism

By David Limbaugh · Jan. 11, 2013

Hey, folks, remember the good old days when candidate Barack Obama at least pretended to be bipartisan and conciliatory? Now it's as if he's on a mission to prove he was faking it.

Obama is behaving like a bitter ex-spouse who knows all our hot buttons and delights in pushing them. He is governing by crisis, fear, alienation, cronyism and anti-constitutional fiat. He is openly flaunting his militant radicalism, as if he's trying to provoke us – and his second term hasn't even begun.

He is horrifying all Americans who have the slightest concern about our deficits and debt, refusing to address them, demonizing and obstructing those who are, and flagrantly lying about both by pretending he's the one tending to our national solvency.

Though he never would have been foolish enough to make a major production of the gun issue during the campaign, he is exploiting the mass shooting in Newtown, Conn., to press for stringent gun control measures. He's playing his leftist constituents' emotions like a fiddle, encouraging them to ignore the facts and statistics and join him in imposing measures that violate the Second Amendment.

Nor is there any tolerance for dissent from Obama and his leftist cohorts, as we've seen with his selective assault on religious liberty. If you disagree with their proposals, then you simply don't care about the death of schoolchildren – just as if you oppose unending extensions of unemployment benefits because the empirical evidence shows it hurts people in the long run, you're heartless. Or if you oppose open borders, you are a racist.

Remember when Obama told an open-borders crowd that he couldn't enact the DREAM Act without Congress, only to change course shortly thereafter and implement many of its provisions via executive order?

He got away with that, so why not try the same thing with guns? It's not just his proposed actions that are unconstitutional; so is his method of imposing them. Vice President Joe Biden said Obama could and would take executive action to change the law.

In his gun control initiative, Obama is planning on using the same tactics of corporate bribery and cronyism he used to buy off major opponents of Obamacare. His ploy is to craft the law in a way that will benefit businesses, such as Wal-Mart, that sell guns.

If you are operating under the assumption that this nation is still operating under the old checks and balances system established in the Constitution that leftist professors are now openly condemning as obsolete, then you haven't been keeping up with Obama's pattern of governance through administrative regulations.

Tom Donohue, the CEO of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, described the tsunami of new regulations coming out of Washington: 447 new rules are planned for the Dodd-Frank financial reform law, and you can be sure they'll function to thwart, as much as facilitate, the law's stated purposes. Obamacare's massive regulations will impose federal control over aspects of our lives not remotely contemplated by the Framers.

The Environmental Protection Agency is at war with conventional energy producers and is using its unchecked regulatory power as a weapon of mass destruction – destroying the coal industry, devastating producers of oil and natural gas, and dictating unattainable gas emission standards to force us out of our cars, for starters.

Freedom isn't the only issue here; a National Association of Manufacturers study shows that six EPA regulations alone could cost $630 billion, millions of jobs and up to 4.2 percent of gross domestic product. The EPA isn't just an unchecked regulatory agency issuing its edicts outside the reach of normal accountability; reports have surfaced demonstrating collusion between this corrupt, politicized agency and environmental activists.

Meanwhile, Obama is also gratuitously rubbing our faces in the dirt with his recent appointments. He nominated Chuck Hagel for secretary of defense despite Hagel's unmasked hostility toward Israel and his softness on Iran – and then trotted out the hapless Jay Carney to deny both, effectively imploring us to abandon our rational and sensory faculties.

He is appointing White House chief of staff Jack Lew to replace Timothy Geithner as treasury secretary. Lew is widely known to be a strong liberal and partisan Democrat who, according to a senior House GOP aide, “has consistently stood in the way of efforts to deal with our debt and deficit.” He reportedly approaches these issues with the same uncompromising militancy Obama does, issuing his demands and repeating them over and over while refusing to listen.

Obama also intends to appoint John Brennan as his new CIA director. Brennan told us in 2009 that Obama doesn't describe our fight against jihadis as a “war on terrorism.” He said that we need not only to defeat al-Qaida and its allies but to address ignorance, poverty and repression and that we should reach out to “moderate” elements of the Hezbollah terror group. He calls Jerusalem “Al-Quds,” its Arabic name.

Obama may not believe we're at war with terrorists, but he's firmly at war with Republicans and conservatives.



Tod the tool guy in brooklyn ny said:

"We're picking pennies off the ground, and we're scrounging all around, life's no thrill---in Obongoville. I'm workin' two jobs every day , and I double- baled my hay, life's a pill, in Obongoville!" Renegade reprobates say, "tax, spend, borrow, and nevermind tomorrow!"

Friday, January 11, 2013 at 6:16 AM

Doktor Riktor Von Zhades in Western KY said:

These people are evil incarnate period.

Friday, January 11, 2013 at 9:17 AM

Wayne in Hinesville, GA said:

If we have a country left after this Marxist idiot is out of office he should go down as the worst president in the nation's history. That puts him in the same company as Wilson, FDR, Johnson, Carter, and Clinton in the Modern Era. We may have had worse from Washington until Wilson for just plain donothingness and scandal but nothing like this POS!

Friday, January 11, 2013 at 11:55 AM

BJ in St. Cloud, MN said:

I find it difficult to read all that you've written because of my anger towards nearly everyone in DC. Where are our representatives? Why have they not sent the Federal Marshalls to arrest some of these people. Why no impeachment or censure proceedings? Because "they" are all the same. GOP_DFL what difference does it make? We did not get to where we are because of just the commie democrats. I, like everyone else, have a finite amount of minutes on this planet and my right to life is being stolen by any politician who isn't willing to risk hi "life, blood, and fortune" to live up to the oath they took. They are ALL scum. They are ALL traitors. They have stolen life from all of us while buying votes. They have dishonored their office, this country, and the people they WORK for. ALL of them should be brought up on charges for what they're doing. I don't want the "authorities" showing up at my door so I can't say how I really feel but we are way beyond taxation without representation. The old rock band Steppenwolf said it best in their song "Monster". Google it, read the words, weep for America. Any of you not willing to stand up and fight at this point deserve what you're getting


Friday, January 11, 2013 at 12:30 PM

Tad Petrie in Westerville, OH said:

Mr. Limbaugh,
Your observation about our checks and balances system not working is something that hit home to me in a real way yesterday when I was commenting on an article by R. Emmett Tyrrell titled “Has Harry Reid Committed a Felony or Just a Misdemeanor?” In my comment I said the following, “What I would like to know is what ordinary American citizens can do to stop this?! We have lawless Legislative and Executive branches of government and a Judicial branch with 2 members appointed by the head of the lawless Executive branch and confirmed by half of the lawless Legislative branch! It would seem that the checks and balances of our government are no longer functioning!” When I actually saw it in print, I realized just how bad of a situation we are in! Harry Reid has broken the law for years by preventing the Senate from passing a budget. Barack Hussein Obama has committed multiple offenses worthy of impeachment and John Boehner refuses to bring impeachment proceedings against him. The Attorney General refused to obey a lawful order to turn over documents pertaining to an investigation by a Congressional committee and nothing was done about it. Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan were both appointed to the Supreme Court by Barack Hussein Obama and confirmed by the Senate led by Harry Reid, so any rulings that Sotomayor and/or Kagan are involved in concerning crimes committed by the President or any member of the Senate are necessarily suspect. The checks and balances system has obviously broken down and I am at a loss as to what the answer is!

Friday, January 11, 2013 at 1:33 PM

Tapdaddy in Indiana said:

"He is appointing White House chief of staff Jack Lew to replace Timothy Geithner as treasury secretary."
What the heck happened, Geithner has not had one criticism leveled at him, I thought that by appointing him the Secretary of the Treasury he was going to single handedly save our economy?

Friday, January 11, 2013 at 2:42 PM

Dale Hayes, Jr. in LA said:

And the Republicans STILL don't realize what this guy is and his intentions - THAT is the problem.

Friday, January 11, 2013 at 3:17 PM

Tex Horn in Texas said:

Dale Hayes is right. The Republicans appear to have no consciousness when it comes to what Obutthead will do. Either that or they don't care. McConnell and Boehner appear to be just conduits through which Obama gets what he wants. What does he want? Dictatorship. And he's pushing for it every day in every way.

Saturday, January 12, 2013 at 4:33 PM