Obama’s Super-Czar Is on the Loose

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Here is the operating motto of the Obama White House: “So let it be written, so let it be done!” Like Yul Brynner’s Pharaoh Ramses character in Cecil B. DeMille’s “The Ten Commandments,” the demander in chief stands with arms akimbo issuing daily edicts to his constitution-subverting minions with an imperious wave of his hand. His entourage of insatiable usurpers never rests.

Can’t delude legislators into adopting a $1.5 billion Kabuki summer-jobs makework boondoggle? Create an unfunded program through executive fiat.

Can’t muster up a filibuster-proof majority for radical nominees? Czar-ify ‘em.

Can’t get Congress to approve vast wild lands designations? Grab them under cover of a holiday lame-duck session.

Can’t get the illegal alien bailout DREAM Act passed on Capitol Hill? Executive-order it.

“So let it be written, so let it be done!”

In keeping with the dark and defiant habits of this administration, the new head of the half-billion-dollar Consumer Financial Protection Bureau was sworn in behind closed doors on Wednesday night. The nomination of former Democratic Ohio Attorney General Richard Cordray to serve as Dodd-Frank regulatory enforcer had been soundly defeated in the Senate before Christmas. But as I reported last month, progressive zealots funded by billionaire George Soros goaded Obama to ignore the Senate’s constitutionally grounded advice and consent role.

At his left flank’s urging, Obama vowed to follow in President Theodore Roosevelt’s footsteps (TR recess-appointed 160 officials during a recess of less than one day) and install Cordray even though the Senate technically remained in pro forma session. Fresh from his Hawaii vacation, Obama returned to Washington and for once delivered on a promise.

White House Press Secretary Jay Carney told reporters Thursday that the administration expects no retaliation for the end-run around the deliberative process. Playing the pharaoh’s helper, Carney airily dismissed widespread bipartisan questions about the legality of the power grab as “esoteric discussion.”

The GOP knew the installation of Obama’s latest super-czar was coming a month ago, but is now scrambling to respond.

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  • mlcblog

    Michelle is brilliant and entertaining as usual. Great column. She is right on it.

  • FriendofGaryCooper

    "The GOP knew the installation of Obama's latest super-czar was coming a month ago,
    and is now scrambling to respond." There are two responses to this latest raping of American

    1-Repeal Dodd-Frank and abolish the Federal reserve

    2-Get up a movement to impeach Obama

    Both should be done.

    • Maxie

      Forget #2. It would take more time to go thru impeachment proceedings than is left on Zero's tenure. More importantly the GOP hasn't got the cojones to do it. And for the same reason forget #1. The GOP is worthless as an opposition party. That's why we're in the mess we're in. http://www.americanthinker.com/2011/05/gop_what_g

      • Stephen_Brady

        I tink your first statement is more to the heart of the situation, that is, it would take more time than is left on the man's tenure.

        The time for impeachment would have been January, 2011. Even then, it would have been an exercise in futility … the Senate is in Harry Reid's hands. And the whole thing would have destroyed what's left of the GOP.

        Republicans have a death-wish … this, from a lifelong Republican. Obama is vulnerable. Let's take him down at the ballot-box, and destroy his ideas.

    • guest

      If you impeach him, and it takes past the election, you could be impeaching him in his second term for what he did in the first term. Whats it going to hurt? For that matter impeach his boss, the muslim brotherhood.

  • Marti

    There isn't one of these traitors in Congress who will stand up and take action!!!
    If anything they will help him accomplish his goal of completely destroying our once great country!!
    We have a constitutional crisis, and they sit on their nasty hands!
    I forgot they have been doing this for years, it's just being speeded up by this Marxist Facist!!

  • Anamah

    We are witnessing the assault on our Nation; our Institutions are downtrodden. The criminals arrange their alibis and make up your legal safeguard to never have to answer for it. They are making this aberration impossible to be remedied. Here's more of a scoundrel and we will bear the expense. Are they genius gangs or are we really stupid? At this rate we will not survive until January 2013. Where are our legislators, our judges? Remains anyone patriot, honest and brave?

  • Brujo Blanco

    We are apparently now living in a dictatorship. Obama is running the show and disregarding the Constitution. If he wins the 2012 election will he grab the power to rule with total impunity? Will he use the new law to have his opposition locked up by the military for being terrorists? He is really trying to change the structure and nature of our country. He obviously wants our country to be his country.

    • Jim_C

      I thought he had already grabbed power and was already ruling with impunity? Remember all you crybaby cassandras when he got elected? Wow, the predictions flew fast and furious then.

      Since then: we're getting out of Iraq. Osama has been killed. Americans can not be turned down by insurers fro pre-existing conditions. Jobs are coming back. Profits are back up–way up since 2008.

      Yeah, that suck, doesn't it? For you.

  • Texmom

    Our congressman told us this week that there is nothing they can legally do to stop a lot of this, but he said individual states can sue when they try to enforce many of these things in each state. each state will have to fight individually. Anyone know if that sounds accurate?

    • Maxie

      Maybe but there has to be a will to do it. The difference between the two parties is that the Left has an Agenda and is aggressive in implementing it. That Agenda is to replace our Constitutional, Citizen-as-sovereign form of government in favor of an Authoritarian Collectivism wherein the citizenry is regarded as herd animals whose behavior is dictated by government. The Right has no agenda and just watches in disorganized, election-cycle limited passivity as our freedoms are sytematically plucked away litlle by little. Its been going on for decades as Gramscian subversion: http://www.americanthinker.com/2007/02/cultural_m

  • http://libertyandculture.blogspot.com/ JasonPappas

    Malkin is the only one who is attacking the administration on the big issues. The Republican candidates are only a faint shadow of what we need. I'm losing hope.

    • Jim_C

      The smart Republicans stayed out of this contest, but you'll see them surface in 2016.

      • http://libertyandculture.blogspot.com/ JasonPappas

        I hope so, Jim, I hope so. It took time to cultivate a Reagan. We need another.

  • John

    Does memory serve me that the president can do these things but congress is the only body that can fund these. How about just not funding them. Let the president fund them out of White House money.