The Lawless Presidency

Obama-Lawless1In a move both transparently political and utterly contemptuous of the rule of law, the Obama administration has yet again made changes to the healthcare law. The Treasury Department issued a fact sheet Monday, outlining the new regulations (laughingly referred to as “final”). They now give employers with 50-99 employees until 2016 to comply with ObamaCare’s employer mandate. In addition, employers with 100 or more workers who originally had to cover 95 percent of them to be in compliance will only have to offer coverage to 70 percent of their employees next year, transitioning to the original percentage by 2016. In short, a law written and passed by Congress and signed by the president is becoming whatever the Obama administration wants it to be.

And as usual, the administration wants it both ways. Even as it disputes the idea that ObamaCare is causing many companies to eliminate employees as a means of getting below the 50-worker threshold when the mandate kicks in, Treasury officials warned that businesses must “certify” they are not eliminating workers to avoid that mandate. Employers will self-attest to this reality on their tax forms under penalty of perjury. 

In other words the IRS, where not even a “smidgen” of corruption has occurred according to President Obama, could end up as the ultimate arbiter of any employer-employee disputes regarding reasons for an employee’s termination. And a decision in the employee’s favor could yield a one-two punch where a business owner is both cited for perjury and required to implement the business mandate from which he was previously exempt.

Yet the most unseemly part of this latest exercise was illuminated by House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) “Once again, the president is giving a break to corporations while individuals and families are still stuck under the mandates of his health care law. And, once again, the president is rewriting law on a whim,” he said in a statement. “If the administration doesn’t believe employers can manage the burden of the law, how can struggling families be expected to?” 

The answer is obvious. Due in large part to a Republican Party that has demonstrated little appetite for challenging the capriciousness of the Obama administration, it has long grown comfortable with the idea that the executive can assume the role of ultimate lawgiver. Thus it was completely unsurprising that J. Mark Iwry, deputy assistant Treasury secretary for health policy, contended the administration had broad “authority to grant transition relief,” citing a section of the Internal Revenue Code that directs the Treasury secretary to “prescribe all needful rules and regulations for the enforcement” of tax obligations. 

Iwry further noted that such authority has often been used to delay laws that engender “unreasonable administrative burdens or costs” to taxpayers. Thus, despite the reality that the law itself clearly states that employers with “at least 50 full-time employees” must provide “minimum essential coverage” in the “months beginning after December 31, 2013” or pay a fine, the administration has determined it can do pretty much as it pleases.

Based on the 2011 Census figures compiled by the Small Business Administration, the rule changes affect 81.9 million employees. Approximately 7.9 million of them work for companies with 50-99 employees that comprise 2 percent of U.S. businesses and 7 percent of workers. The other 74 million work for firms employing 100 or more people that also comprise 2 percent of U.S. businesses. 

Unsurprisingly, administration officials focused on the percentages rather than the raw numbers in order to make the case that the change in the law is relatively minor. Yet fewer workers getting insurance through their employers is likely to push more Americans onto the exchanges, where they will receive subsidized coverage underwritten by the taxpayers.

Multiple news sources contend the reason the administration implemented the changes was due to fierce criticism from the business community. Some members of that community applauded the changes. “I’m pretty pleasantly astounded by what I’ve seen on first read here,” said Neil Trautwein, a vice president and lobbyist with the National Retail Federation. “This is really the antithesis of the botched rollout of the exchanges, and I think they have tried mightily to smooth the impact of the penalty-mandate structure on the business community.” Michelle Neblett, director of labor and workforce policy for the National Restaurant Association, echoed that sentiment, contending that restaurants “certainly will appreciate the additional time.”

On the other hand, it is virtually impossible to believe that ObamaCare’s potentially devastating effects on Democrats running for office in 2014 wasn’t the primary motivation behind the change. A Washington Post-ABC poll taken in November revealed a whopping 63 percent of voters disapproved of the way Obama was implementing the healthcare law compared to only 33 percent who approved. Yet even more critically for Democrats, 39 percent of those voters say they would be more likely to oppose a candidate for Congress who supports the law, compared to only 23 percent who would back such a candidate.

Adding fuel to that fire, Politico reports that the White House and Senate Democrats are basing their election strategy around the reality that Democrats engaged in competitive races don’t want the president anywhere near their campaigns, even as they want to maintain access to party campaign resources. Politico claims to have spoken with “nearly every incumbent up for reelection and aspiring Democratic Senate candidates across the country, but only a handful gave an unequivocal ‘yes’ when asked whether they wanted Obama to come campaign with them.”

Neither the poll nor the Politico report reflect another inconvenient reality that will now be attaching itself to Democrats who have long championed themselves as the party of “fairness,” and most recently, as the party that will be campaigning on “income inequality” for the mid-term election. In addition to all of the other burdens ObamaCare places on that campaigning, Democrats will have to explain why individual Americans and their families have been subjected to the law as written, while the corporations and businesses Democrats routinely vilify when it suits their purposes get an additional extension on top of the one they already received. Such a gargantuan level of hypocrisy may be dismissed by hardcore Democrat supporters. The rest of the electorate will be far less inclined to do the same.

The Wall Street Journal is already leading the charge. The Obama administration’s “cavalier notions about law enforcement are especially notable here for their bias for corporations over people…Liberals say the law isn’t harming jobs or economic growth, but everything this White House does screams the opposite,” the paper states.

Furthermore, despite the aforementioned fact sheet’s use of the word “final” to describe the latest changes, nothing could be further from the truth. A report released Monday by Sam Batkins, director of regulatory policy at American Action Forum, reveals that the White House’s Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) is reviewing “an avalanche” of new rules that pertain to ObamaCare. “In total, these 28 paperwork burdens total more than 45.7 million burden hours. For perspective, it would take more than 22,800 employees working full-time to complete the new paperwork (assuming 2,000 employee hours annually),” the report explains. The most “infamous” rule, the individual mandate tax, “would impose more than 7.5 million paperwork burden hours on American taxpayers,” the report adds. That burden adds up to far more time preparing one’s taxes–or far more money paying someone else to do it.

Other revelations about the law came out Monday and yesterday. They range from the pedantic, as in an additional tax on gym memberships, to the deadly serious, such as the possibility that hundreds of Louisianans with HIV/AIDS may be removed from the insurance plan they selected. That possibility revolves around a dispute regarding premium subsidies and the interpretation of federal regulations designed to prevent fraud. In September, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) informed insurers that funds available from third party payers such as those under the 1990 Ryan White Act, used by people with HIV/AIDS to pay their premiums, could be used to “cover the cost of private health insurance premiums, deductibles, and co-payments” for ObamaCare.

In November, CMS did an about-face, warning healthcare providers it has “significant concerns” about fraud with regard to using third party payments for plans.

CMS now claims their guidance excludes Ryan White funds. But Blue Cross and Blue Shield (BCBS) of Louisiana is rejecting checks from the fund, claiming the CMS guidelines require them to do so. Critics contend that BCBS is being discriminatory, a charge the insurer denied. “We welcome all Louisiana residents who chose Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana,” said BCBS spokesman John Maginnis. The dispute will likely be ironed out, but it adds to the overall uncertainty associated with the healthcare law nonetheless.

It is an uncertainty not only tolerated, but fostered by President Obama and his administration. By December, Obama had made 14 unilateral changes to the healthcare law without consulting Congress. National Journal columnist Ron Fournier, an ObamaCare defender, put the number much higher “according to Fox News,” but far more importantly, the scales appeared to be falling from his eyes. “Advocates for a strong executive branch, including me, have given the White House a pass on its rule-making authority, because implementing such a complicated law requires flexibility,” he writes. “But the law may be getting stretched to the point of breaking. Think of the ACA as a game of Jenga: Adjust one piece and the rest are affected; adjust too many and it falls.”

Columnist Charles Krauthammer rejects the notion of a strong executive branch,  especially one that has been”wantonly changing the law lawlessly” for no other reason than to “minimize the impact leading up to an election.” That’s what they do in banana republics, he asserts. Ironically, one hour after the changes in ObamaCare were announced, Obama joked to French President Francois Hollande that the good thing about being president is that “I can do whatever I want.”

A lot of Americans aren’t laughing. They see a level of contempt this administration has for the rule of law that extends far beyond the borders of ObamaCare. The president has also unilaterally enacted immigration law, attempted to make recess appointments when the Senate was not in recess, gutted the work requirement in the 1996 welfare reform act, and is moving forward with plans effectively eliminating the building of new coal plants. And he has promised to move forward — without Congress if necessary — to enact his agenda.

Right now such actions satisfy an American left whose credibility has been reduced to defending the equivalent loss of 2.5 million jobs due to ObamaCare as “freedom” from “job lock.” That they conspicuously omit the fact that other Americans must work to subsidize that freedom is a testament to the left’s determination to enact their agenda by any means necessary. Thus, a banana republic is fine with them, as long as they control the levers of power.

Yet it is precisely those levers of power that appear most vulnerable heading into the 2014 mid-term election. Despite all the support Democrats will get from a hopelessly compromised mainstream media, there is no reconciling their belief in the “wonderfulness” of ObamaCare with the reality that every postponement of the law’s mandates reveals exactly the opposite. “It’s getting difficult and slinking toward impossible to defend the Affordable Care Act,” writes Fournier. For far too many Americans, impossible is already here.

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  • BS77

    Hey luzzj524……Take your can of Spam and put it where the sun don’t shine

  • WhateverDunce

    I heard Julia got herpes from her nephew. Can you verify this?

    • joshuasweet

      no it was hiv

  • WhateverDunce

    Obama gets away with it, because the media are his lapdogs and Republicans have no backbone.

    • wildjew

      Republicans have turned our backs on God. The GOP is a Godless party since George W. Bush.

    • MattBracken

      American Pravda = ABCNNBCBS+NYTWPLAT

  • cedar rebellion

    You have to be kidding. Obama is golden. Holder is golden. Everyone has to serve time until Jan 2017.

  • wildjew

    Today’s headlines: “Conservatives rally against debt ceiling ‘surrender,’ call for Boehner’s head”

    Will Republican leaders hold Obama accountable Mr. Ahlert? Why isn’t the conservative base holding Republican leaders / the Speaker accountable? Where are the stories on this page taking Republican leaders to task? We know what Obama is about.

    There should be a huge image of John Boehner at the top of this site today:

    “Fire the Speaker” https://firethespeaker.act.freedomworks.org/?source=AWSearchFireBoehner2&gclid=CLzY1ujKxrwCFVMV7Aod5G0AeA#primary_form

  • Bamaguje

    The fact that ACA requires frequent tinkering should be an indication to Democrats that Obamacare is problematic and unworkable. It should therefore be repealed, but their hubris won’t let them do the patriotic thing.

    If ACA kills jobs and ruins businesses today, it would just as well do the same damage after 2016 election, when Democrats hope to retain the White House.
    So delaying the unpleasant parts of Obamacare for another one or two years for the purposes of winning election, just isn’t the solution.
    It is playing ruinous politics with America’s destiny.
    Repeal Obamacare now!!

    • mo up in the northeast

      Obama ain’t leaving on Jan. 20, 2017. Lots of stuff points to that.

      • Steeloak

        If he won’t leave, it will mean civil war.

        • mo up in the northeast

          Lock & Load: no match for “their” EMP’s, and vehicles formerly used in Iraq, now part of the militarized police force. Too bad there’s so much blackmail in Congress.

    • MLCBLOG

      You are using logic here. Won’t work when they are ruled by idealism and emotion.

  • MattBracken

    Welcome to the USSA, the first banana republic with nukes, where the lawless Obama regime is protected on its flanks by American Pravda: ABCNNBCBS and the NYTWPLAT. Obama’s and Holder’s crimes (Fast and Furious: 300+ murdered on purpose, Benghazi, the weaponized IRS etc.) are orders of magnitude worse than Watergate, yet American Pravda is focused on a homosexual football player. Now, shut up and be a good comrade, or expect to be raided by the IRS, FBI, ATF, OSHA etc. And forget about that expensive operation for your sick spouse, if you ever belonged to the evil racist tea party! What happened to our country?

    • mo up in the northeast

      I invite you to read my above explanation.

      • MattBracken

        Blackmail is “the Chicago Way.”

        • mo up in the northeast

          Yep. Ya got that right.

        • NJK

          I think it’s the Kenyan/Muslim Brotherhood, way.

    • truebearing

      Obama is operating as a fascist. Many of the corporations are run by people who are fine with fascism as long as it benefits them. As with all forms of socialism, fascism hurts the average citizen the most.

      The New Left doesn’t condemn fascism like the Old Left did. They use it as a logical transition strategy on the way to totalitarian communist rule. Fascism is easier to disquise when taking control of a nation’s economy. Once under fascistic control, the transition to transnational socialism is a fait accompli, as long as there are enough nations similarly under fascistic or socialistic control working toward a global communist government. We are getting to that point.

    • Drakken

      What happened you asked? Too many Americans got complacent, lazy, dumbed down and frankly they let it happen. Now people are asking what happened and every Obummer voter I run into, I point the finger and say its your damned fault, now suffer the consequences. When they cry and whine that they lost their jobs, insurance and houses, I laugh and say, you voted for this communist ask him for help and sympathy for I am all out.

  • uptownsteve

    If the Rethugs had anything on Obama he would have been hung by his neck by now. They have NOTHING so they will just scream “lawlessness” because they know their minions are eager to portray any black as congenitally criminal.

    • CapitalistPig

      “Any black”?……….are you including Clarence Thomas? Allen West? JC Watts? Dr. Ben Carson? Alan Keyes? The only thing I see conservatives doing is ======eagerly supporting them. What planet are you on?

      • uptownsteve

        C-Pig, we all know that you righties have your designated “good negroes” who you pat on the head and call “independent”. I’m talking about the 98% of the rest of us who you hate and fear.

        • Omar

          Just like your radical leftists have your “good whites” like Marxists Tim Wise and Bill Ayers, as well as many other leftists, while smearing the rest of us as “racists” and “bigots”. You have an unhealthy hatred for conservatives, especially conservatives who happen to be of racial or ethnic minorities. Get a life, motherf**k*r.

          • uptownsteve

            You are really a silly fool. The Democratic party, of which I am a member, is majority white so this idea that I hate whites is ludicrous. I don’t know much about Bill Ayers and the reason you hate Tim Wise so much is that he is a white who speaks to the reality of racism in America. As my grandmother used to say, “Tell the truth and shame the devil”.

          • glpage

            Ah yes, the Democratic Party, the party of segregation and racism. They couldn’t pass the Civil Rights Act without the votes of Republicans. The party of LBJ, who, as he signed the Civil Rights Act into law, proclaimed “we’ll have those n—— voting Democrat for the next 200 years.” As far as Wise goes, my only comment would be to repeat what some black friends told me about whites preaching about racism, if you haven’t lived it you don’t know what it is. Given he’s white, I doubt Wise has lived it, so, he’s speaking as a white guy who thinks he knows what it is. He’s sucking up to the folks who are doing their best to keep blacks down, the leadership of the American left.

          • uptownsteve

            This is so tiring. Why do you keep harping on the parties from 50 years ago? What about TODAY? Why is the Democratic party racially diverse and tolerant and the GOP almost all white and intolerant? As far as whites talking about racism, racism is discussed on rightwing pages by white rightwingers every day. However it’s usually rants about “black crime”, “black immorality” or “black failure”. In other words feeding into the latent race hatred of their readership. And just who is keeping blacks “down”? Are you saying that blacks were better off under Jim Crow?

          • fiddler

            Who OWNS the black vote? Where are free-thinkers? Does 90+% vote denote free-thinking? They OWN the vote. Is this the hold over from post 1865. Stockholm mentality? Isn’t OWNED rather ironic?

          • uptownsteve

            Let me ask you something. How could a black person who politically aligns themselves with a party that describes their own people as criminals, welfare beggars, ingrates and ne’er do wells be regarded as a “free thinker”?

          • Omar

            They have never been described that way, you f**k**g moron. Meanwhile, how could a Cuban American align himself with a party, whose former president refers to the person’s own people as a “bunch of extremists” who are the “main obstacle” to this country re-establishing diplomatic relations with a monstrous dictatorship located 90 miles off our shores and which has murdered over 100,000 of the person’s fellow countrymen? How could that same person align himself with a party, whose many politicians want a close friendship with the oppressors of that person’s 11 million countrymen of an island country located less than 100 miles from our shores? How could that same person support a party, whose president and State Department has granted a visa twice to a foreign government official who is a daughter and niece of criminal brothers who currently run the only totalitarian dictatorship in the Western Hemisphere. You need to fact-check.

          • uptownsteve

            You’re just a pathological liar. Typical righty.

          • Rob Hobart

            Projecting again. Typical Lefty.

          • Omar

            No. That would be you. You and your beloved contemporary Democrats smear conservatives, particularly the minorities, while praising radical left-wing dictatorships. You are a f**k**g lunatic.

          • Drakken

            Your ignorance and being a lap dog for the commi democrats really does say it all about you buckwheat, bags of hammers are smarter than you.

          • Omar

            Also, how could any “respected” white scholar repeat propaganda from race-baiters and black supremacists?

          • uptownsteve

            Such as whom? And provide evidence.

          • Omar

            People like Tim Wise.

          • uptownsteve

            I said provide evidence of Wise’s black supremacist propoganda.

          • Rob Hobart

            More lies. Ho hum.

          • Omar

            Really? The Democrats are so tolerant? Then explain Ed Schultz’s vulgar comments regarding Sarah Palin and how the MSNBC host wished that the former Alaska governor had been fed feces through her mouth by slaves in then-British ruled Jamaica during the colonial period. Explain how tolerant Janeane Garofalo is towards Herman Cain when the foul-mouthed actress smeared the respected businessman as someone who was “suffering from Stockholm Syndrome”. And explain how tolerant your fellow left-wing cyber cronies were towards Mia Love during the 2012 Republican National Convention in Tampa when the cyber thugs hacked the Utah mayor’s Wikipedia page and wrote all kinds of nasty things about her. By the way, the reason you contemporary Democrats control minority communities is because you control them by using scare-tactics and smear attacks against political opponents in order to continue dominating their vote. Well, let me tell you this: more and more minorities in America are not paying attention to your race-obsessed, left-wing propaganda anymore. Enough propaganda. Learn from facts.

          • uptownsteve

            Oh puh-leeze. The only blacks buckdancing to the racist tune of the Republicans are the same 8% of hustlers and self hating fools there have been for 50 years.

          • Omar

            Shut the f**k up, you race-baiter. You are just jealous that conservative minorities are respected way more than racial arsonists like you and Al “diamond merchants and Greek homos” Sharpton. You and your leftist cronies are the f**k**g race-hustlers, not us.

          • uptownsteve

            Respected???? LMAO!!!!! Those clowns can’t get elected to anything. They are court jesters and porch minstrels. Performing for Massa’s pleasure.

          • Omar

            Why didn’t your beloved Al Sharpton get nominated for the presidential race back in 2004? By the way, plenty of black conservatives and other conservative minorities get elected into office. We just rarely hear about those people because they represent a real threat to the left-wing monopoly over minority communities. Once again, fact-check.

          • Drakken

            If it wasn’t for us whites you hate so much, you would starve, you would have no jobs except for the local neighborhood warlord, you wouldn’t live in that high rise apartment you live in right now, supplying the big screen tv and electricity to run it, yeah us white people suck huh buckwheat?

          • hiernonymous

            “…when the foul-mouthed actress…”

            Here are a few of your recent comments. One can only infer, reading through your own posts, that “foul-mouthed” is intended as a compliment?

            Omar


            2 hours ago

            They have never been described that way, you f**k**g moron.

            Omar


            3 hours ago

            Shut the f**k up, you race-baiter.

            Omar


            3 hours ago

            They repeat the same race-obsessed, left-wing bulls**t

            Omar

            6 hours ago

            Shut the f**k up, you pile of vomit. What I posted is the truth. You, on the other hand, are an apologist for Communist totalitarianism. Learn from facts, you piece of s**t.

            Omar


            6 hours ago

            You are a f**k**g Stalinist/Maoist

            Omar


            8 hours ago

            That is undeniable, you f**k**g loon.

            Omar


            9 hours ago

            Shut the f**k up, you piece of s**t.

            Omar


            9 hours ago

            Shut the f**k up, you Communist lowlife…You are simply a Communist/Islamist jihadist monkey-f**k who repeats Communist/Islamist propaganda. Learn from fact, you Communist/Islamist motherf**k*r.

          • Omar

            Why won’t you quit following me, you annoying stalker?

          • hiernonymous

            What was your answer to Jeffrey when he posed the same question to you?

          • Omar

            Leave Jeffrey out of this. I’m talking about how you often follow me around everywhere. When will you stop this cyber stalking?

          • hiernonymous

            “Leave Jeffrey out of this.”

            Why should we? You were posting frequently to Jeffrey; he asked you to stop. You refused, informing him that you’d keep posting to him until he admitted you were right.

            Now you’re in Jeffrey’s position, and you don’t like getting the answer you gave Jeffrey. By what standard do you think I should honor a request from you that you’ve already publicly refused to honor from others?

          • Omar

            The difference is that I was in a debate with Jefrey, while you keep on trolling.

          • hiernonymous

            “The difference is that I was in a debate with Jefrey”

            He had asked you to stop posting to him. At that point, how could you still view yourself as “in a debate with” him?

            At any rate, apart from pointing out your egregious hypocrisy, you’re quite right – I’m not posting to you for the same reasons you post to Jeffrey. I post on certain topics on which I’ve been personally or professionally involved over the past few decades. I tend to respond to those who offer particularly strong opinions on matters in which I have both interest and knowledge. If there’s considerable overlap, I’ll add those individuals to my disqus feed to get a feel for the ongoing conversations, and I’ll jump in as I see fit. As nearly as I can tell, that’s what disqus is designed to do.

            The the more serious answer to your question “why don’t I stop posting to you” is that I feel free to post to anyone who is talking about things I’m interested in.

            In your case, why won’t I stop posting now that you’ve asked me to? Well, 1) you still post on topics of interest to me, and I don’t feel I owe it to you to allow your opinions to go unchallenged, and 2) you were aggressive and hypocritical enough in Jeffrey’s case that I don’t feel any particular obligation to treat you with kid gloves.

          • 2jackets

            Typical left wing propaganda BS: ignore the fact that the vast majority of words in a given post are not expletives & focus instead on the aprox. 28% that are. Go take your atheistic, is-LAME-ic, fundamentalist claptrap elsewhere you Marx worshiping…Bakuninite.

          • glpage

            What makes you think the Democratic Party of today is any different than back when. After 50 years of government policy that has been put in place overwhelmingly by the left, black unemployment and poverty rates are higher than they were back when. How is the left more tolerant of blacks? By telling them they aren’t capable of competing because they aren’t good enough or smart enough and lowering the bar through affirmative action? You mentioned black crime; check out FBI crime statistics broken down by race, the government’s statistics show that the black community has significantly more crime that white or Asian and more than Hispanics. The only people I hear ranting about black failure are the left and how it’s all the fault of whites. Sorry, that’s pure mental masturbation. Conservatives and libertarians want and generally expect others, regardless of race, to giver life honest effort if not excel. Black failure, as it exists, has been caused by the left lowering expectations of blacks and treating them as if they can’t succeed without the help and the beneficence of their white superiors. No, blacks were not better off under Jim Crow, which was primarily put in place by the Democrats aided and abetted by their more militant wing the KKK, but the policies the Democrats over the past 50 years have enslaved blacks in more subtle ways. By subverting the black family and forcing dependence on the government for survival, many blacks are still subservient to the Democrats. You accuse the right of always talking about racism; have you ever listened to or read MSNBC, CNN, NBC, CBS, ABC, the NY Times, the Washington Post, and so on? There is so much more blathering about racism.

          • hiernonymous

            The party of LBJ, who, as he signed the Civil Rights Act into law, proclaimed “we’ll have those n—— voting Democrat for the next 200 years.”

            As LBJ did what, again?

          • Omar

            Yes, I know that the Democrat Party is majority white. But it is also true that most contemporary Democrats came from the New Left movement and not from the Republican Party, as you falsely claim. Tim Wise performs for black racists like the Nation of Islam and the New Black Panther Party. In fact, Wise’s full name is an oxymoron, as he is anything but wise. He is obsessed with race just like you are. As for Bill Ayers, seriously? You don’t know who he is. He used to be a terrorist for the Marxist terrorist group, the Weather Underground. He is still unrepentant about his past, and he helped launch Obama’s political career in Chicago when the future president ran for State Senator in the Illinois Senate back in 1995. Ayers is a university professor despite his criminal record. You are simply not up to date with your news, which is not surprising considering the fact that all you do here is lie about conservatives and smear them, especially those who happen to be minorities. Fact-check.

          • uptownsteve

            I’m calling bullcrap. Please produce any evidence of Wise associating with the NOI or the NBPP. You are an inveterate liar.

          • Omar

            It is quite obvious, considering the fact that Wise repeats the hate-filled propaganda of the NOI and the NBPP. He hates himself externally.

          • uptownsteve

            Ohhhh, so you can’t produce evidence that Wise consorted with NOI or NBPP. LIAR.

          • Omar

            Tim Wise is loved by other black nationalist websites like The Black Commentator, which obsesses over race, and hate websites like War on the Horizon, which is operated by the crazy Department of Homeland Security employee who calls himself “The Irritated Genie”, who you support because he is a hatemonger like you. Fact-check.

          • uptownsteve

            Omar, how does the Black Commentator obsess over race but Frontpagemag doesn’t?

          • Omar

            They repeat the same race-obsessed, left-wing bulls**t about conservatives and American society in general. They also smear the statehood movement in Puerto Rico and the Cuban democracy movement for the pleasure of Communists who hate those democratic movements. The Black Commentator also supports the racist Marxist dictatorship of Robert Mugabe in Zimbabwe. You need to read real facts, not left-wing propaganda. By the way, you support that lunatic DHS employee who calls himself “The Irritated Genie”. Learn to fact-check.

          • Rob Hobart

            This from the guy who routinely calls us all racists with no evidence whatsoever? LOL

          • Drakken

            You forgot to call him a racist, your slipping buckwheat.

          • fiddler

            Ever heard of Fredrick Douglass?

            You’re blind Mr upstart.

          • uptownsteve

            Yeah, what about Douglass?

          • NJK

            Bill Ayer’s father was one of those evil 1% wasn’t he? I hope life catches up with Ayers, and I hope it’s ugly.

        • andres

          Wow, updown. Your hatred of “negroes” who don’t share your views is astounding… Re. your first post: the previous president is proof that you are a wrong/hypocritical/double standard-er(?). Bush-2 was as white as they come and was accused of “lawlessness” daily. Yet he is peacefully riding his mountain bike in the heart of Texas to this day. Maybe the fact that Obama is the president has something to do with him not being tried and convicted by now.

          • uptownsteve

            Get it straight. I hate negroes who grin and buckdance for white racists. Bush actually lied to the country and as a result thousands of lives were lost and millions of tax dollars wasted. But I don’t recall an impeachment. Do you?

          • andres

            Thank you for helping me make my point.

          • uptownsteve

            Unless your point is that Bush actually committed a crime but was never prosecuted for it, you’re just babbling.

          • CapitalistPig

            You’re making everyone’s point there WonderBoy UpSteve. Keep commenting, I may need more printer paper to get it all.

          • glpage

            The lies you say Bush are those above WMDs. You do know that Bush got the info about Iraqi WMDs from the Clinton administration.

          • uptownsteve

            Lies. Bush claimed that Saddam had nukes and presented an “imminent threat”.

          • glpage

            You obviously weren’t paying attention and reading about what really was happening. Bush never claimed Iraq had nukes.

          • Rob Hobart

            And now the tired old “Bush lied” silliness. So predictable. You would be boring if you weren’t so foaming-at-the-mouth crazy.

          • Omar

            I hate all bigots. But I also hate race hustlers and their supporters. They are so intolerant of conservative minorities. I also hate people like Tim Wise, who grins and dances for black racists. You are simply an annoying f**k**g race-baiter.

          • Drakken

            Must be black code for all whites are racist unless they lick your black boots.

        • CapitalistPig

          So you’re into the Plantation Mentality for blacks? Think one way & one way only or you’re off the plantation & into a field job?
          Let’s see……..the blacks who you agree with are “good Negroes” & the ones who don’t are “bad Negroes” & you all must think exactly the same? Ha ha! Yeah, that’s fair. Is Sheila Jackson Lee a “good Negro”? A woman who routinely screams at & berates her staff publicly & has said, arguably, some of the most idiotic comments ever to come out of the mouth a House member in the history of the Republic? While Dr Carson may be the finest pediatric brain surgeon on earth——but noooooooo, Carson has a different view of government than you so—–start chopping the cotton there Doc, you disagree with ol UptownStevieWonderChild——-& he just can’t tolerate that.

          • uptownsteve

            You’re so emotional. LMAO!!!! Look if anyone has a “plantation mentality” it’s conservative blacks who travel in small packs of opportunists, spreading the ugliest lies and stereotypes of their own people for the pleasure of white bigots and will come no where around other blacks. I never said I liked Sheila Jackson Lee but I would take her in a NY minute over a self-hating mercenary like Thomas Sowell who consorts with white supremacists. Get this through your head C-Pig. You don’t get to pick who the “good” blacks are.

          • Omar

            Thomas Sowell and other black conservatives do not pander to white supremacists, you race-obsessed lunatic. Unlike you, black conservatives and other conservatives are American patriots. Tim Wise and other likeminded people pander to black supremacists while slandering American society and its people.

          • uptownsteve
          • Omar

            That doesn’t prove anything. Meanwhile, your beloved Tim Wise is part of a huge network of leftists that include Communists, Islamists, black supremacists, other advocates of so-called “social justice” and other leftists. Discover the Networks has all the information on the left: http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/

          • fiddler

            Another label. Your labels are as far as your intellect goes. Paint someone with a label (that somebody told you to do) and you do it dutifully. You can’t see beyond your stereotypes. Your anger and envy totally color your whole point of view.

          • Rob Hobart

            “You’re so emotional” — says the troll spewing insults at every turn. LOL

          • CapitalistPig

            Actually, I’m a free man & make whatever determination that I want on anyone I chose—so I reserve the right to personally determine who I label Good—& Bad & you can stay the he// out of my personal decisions on who I chose. SJ Lee is a demonstrable, certifiable moron & Dr. Ben Carson is a gifted physician–their skin color is irrelevant to my assessment & has nothing to do with my conclusion–the only reason that it is an issue is because you believe in the concept of “good Negroes vs bad Negroes” based on political affiliation. Try reading Sowell–or Walter Williams, perhaps you can learn something.

          • Drakken

            Well of course you would like Jackson-Lee, dumb and dumber, who woulda thunk it right buckwheat?

        • NJK

          Steve,
          First of all, I thought the term Negro wasn’t used anymore?

          Obama isn’t black, he’s mixed race. All of you keep pushing that myth.

          And yes, there are good blacks and bad blacks, just as there are good whites, and bad whites, and good Asians and bad Asians. You act as though because someone is black, they are victims, and are good, and should be knelt in front of.

          I don’t like everyone in my own race, and don’t support everyone in my own race, simply because they have my skin color. If their evil, they need to be treated that way, end of story.

          Maybe you should start looking at Obama’s evil soul instead of looking at his pigment. Satan lies beneath that exterior, both shades.

          • uptownsteve

            It’s you racists who are pushing the myth. Most American blacks have mixed race backgrounds. Comes from our foremothers being raped by the slavemasters.

          • Omar

            Most of those rapes occurred during the age of colonialism and the pre-Civil War period. In the cases of most black Americans today, they have to go back many generations-at least 150 years-to identify a white ancestor. Meanwhile, our president’s mother was white. She was an American of direct European heritage, not African. I have already mentioned that the president’s father was from East Africa, which most black Americans (or, for that matter, most other black people living in the Western Hemisphere) are not directly descended from. That is undeniable.

          • Drakken

            There it is, your real thoughts on us whiteys, how quaint and novel coming from a self loathing, self hating black democrat. Living proof that you just can’t fix stupid, not even with duct tape. What a dumbazz.

        • iluvisrael

          there’s so much hate and fear of ‘negroes’ in my family that a cousin of mine had the nerve to adopt a black baby – one with special needs – whose biological mom overdosed – such hate!

        • Rob Hobart

          No, but we all know you’re a contemptible cretin.

    • mo up in the northeast

      Homosexual blackmail of Republicans- probably someone got fixed up by someone like Axelrod or Jarrett, with an underage kid. Fear is the great motivator, fear is what God warned of in the Bible, and the nation disintegrates into an appendage of World Gov’t because of fear. I choose NOT to be afraid. I want justice for Donald Young, the murdered openly gay choir director of Obama’s former “church”. Axelrod trying to shut off funds from Hillary spells “dictator for life” to me. Don’t forget Rep. Serrano has several times submitted a bill to eliminate the 22nd amendment- the one that deals with Presidential term limits. Why would Obama give 2 hoots what happens in 2017 with his g.d. ACA? He ain’t leavin, IMHO

    • Rob Hobart

      More hatred and lies from a vile troll.

  • Steven Chavez

    The Lord allow obama to rule over us, this wicked nation but its now up to each one of us, Ask the Lord to forgive us for our sins are just dirty, and stink in the eyes of the holy one…. with all our Strength, Might and soul call out to him… We are witnessing a mighty change in America our founding fathers would just shake their heads in disbelief asking was all our work in vain?? its all about Jesus and not religion… religion is tradition of men but christianity its about Jesus true some have taken this and turned it into religion but the Bible is the tool in it is the treasure of the Heart of our creator, amen…

  • Myrtle Linder

    We have little hope in Congress or in the Senate, it is up to GOD. But when we think of HIM, people have turned away from HIM our only source of help and spew their hatred for HIM and HIS people.in masses. Why should he help? This ice storm we are in the middle in the South is in response of the nations turning away fro HIM. HIS Word tell us about the last days and the in bad weather conditions. Still on the other hand, HE is here for HIS people. He will take of us.

    We, as HIS children must keep faith: James 1:11-14
    11. For the sun is no sooner risen with a burning heat, but is withereth the grass, and the flower thereof falleth, and the grace of the fashion of it perisheth: so also shall the rich man fade away in his ways.
    12. Blessed is the man that endureth temptation: for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, which the LORD hath promised to them that love HIM.
    13. Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted of GOD: for GOD cannot be tempted with evil, neither tempteth HE any man.
    14. But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust and enticed.

  • malachha avet

    A plain & Simple that your “Aunt Julia{ is a WHORE, you are her pimp

  • Chiron_Venizelos

    The Repubikans will NOT hold the Deficraps “responsible” for their serial acts of treason, felonies, or ANY other malfeasance. NOT EVER! All we will see is the usual circus of press conferences, floor speeches, investigations, “probes” (whatever the heck that means!), and hearings.
    PREDICTION: NO ONE in the 0bama regime will go to jail for any of the above crimes.
    Why? Because too many of the top Repubikans are a part of the crime ring.

  • uptownsteve

    I have a question. The Rethugs impeached Bill Clinton over a blow job. So is somebody supposed to believe that they have all this evidence of illegality by Obama but are scared to used it? GTFOOH.

    • ennis

      Only except they didn’t impeach him for a b*****b, they impeached him for lying under oath.

      • uptownsteve

        Okay. Lying under oath. About a blow job.

        • CapitalistPig

          Well, you support Obama so lying in any form is no biggie to you. Why were ripping Bush? He didn’t lie. He certainly was wrong, but he didn’t lie.
          Lying under oath may not be all that big a deal to you, but it’s a serious crime—whatever you’re lying about makes no difference.

          • uptownsteve

            What did Obama lie about?

          • iluvisrael

            what hasn’t he lied about is easier to answer

          • uptownsteve

            No answer. You righties are full of dung.

          • Rob Hobart

            He did answer, liar.

          • truebearing

            You deranged moron, he gave several answers. Apparently you’re too stupid to read. What I want to know is what primate is ghost-commenting for you?

          • Drakken

            Look in the mirror dumbazz.

          • iluvisrael

            ‘if you like your healthcare, you can keep it, period’
            ‘red line in syria’
            ‘shovel ready jobs’
            ‘al queda has been decimated’
            ‘benghazi was the result of a video’

            and that’s just a few you ignorant $hitbrain

        • ata777

          Perhaps you could share with us a list of things you believe it’s OK to lie about under oath. Then we would be better equipped to understand your “logic.”

        • Rob Hobart

          The topic of perjury is irrelevant to the crime.

        • EagleJim

          Lying under oath to a Federal Grand Jury. Sex had nothing to do with it. The lie told, under oath, to a Federal Grand Jury was everything. The topic of the lie is immaterial.

    • Michael Durham

      No, you pant load. The Republicans impeached CLINTON over LYING to Congress about a blow job.

      If Clinton felt that it was important enough to LIE ABOUT IT, Congress felt that it was important enough to IMPEACH HIM ABOUT IT.

      LYING to CONGRESS IS A FELONY, AND AN IMPEACHABLE OFFENSE and IMPEACH HIM THEY DID.

      You GTFOOH, DemonRAT cretin.

    • fiddler

      Lying under oath to a Grand Jury is a felony. You want to defend a convicted felon? How about a serial womanizer guilty of sexual harassment and political intimidation?

    • Rob Hobart

      False history plus general idiocy. Par for the course.

    • Drakken

      Still stuck on stupid eh pimp crip brother buckwheat?

    • EagleJim

      Stevie, Stevie. You’re still believing the Big Lie. No, Clinton wasn’t impeached over sex. He was impeached for lying, under oath, to a Federal Grand Jury. That crime amounted to “high crimes and misdemeanors” and hence was an impeachable act.

  • WW4

    WSJ: “Obama administration’s cavalier notions about law enforcement are especially notable here for their bias for corporations over people…Liberals say the law isn’t harming jobs or economic growth, but everything this White House does screams the opposite.”

    Obama’s bias for corporations over people? Good luck selling that one, WSJ and John Boehner. Companies with 50-99 employees aren’t exactly Microsoft, here. They’re essentially “small” businesses catching a break, in this instance.

    Rather than frivolous japes designed to rule talking points for a news cycle, why not concentrate on the REAL issue: how the law harms jobs and economic growth?

  • nomoretraitors

    Folks, let’s ignore Soros-paid trolls like uptownsteve. Then hopefully he’ll just go away to the rock he crawled out from under

  • NJK

    This isn’t America anymore. Obama’s Jim Jones, and America is a joke, a laughing stock. As a citizen, I’m mortified that all of Washington, D.C. is Obamatown. The entire cesspool has turned this country into a cult, John Boehner’s putting cyanide in the purple kool aid, and Paul Ryan is dining with the cult figure, Barack “Jim Jones,” Hussein Obama, (Doesn’t that sound as American as mom and apple pie?) Canada’s looking better and better everyday. I may have to seek asylum. I’m not kidding.

    • uptownsteve

      Buh-bye.

      • NJK

        There won’t be anyone left to feed you, if the people who work leave. What will you do? Beg from the dicktator?

        • uptownsteve

          Keep talking racist. You make my point every time.

          • Rob Hobart

            Says the racist troll.

          • nagesha

            uptownsteve, you are the racist here. Every day and with every post, you prove it.

          • CapitalistPig

            Yes, all criticism of the “Chosen One” must be based in racial animus. Right UpYoursSteve?
            BTW, your comment on Bush cannot be answered here on Disqus….I’ll just add ObamaCare will kill far more Americans here than Bush did in Iraq & Obama did it by committing a demonstrable, premeditated, calculated lie to sell America a program that the federal government has no business getting into—–Bush was just wrong, but defending the US is the primary function of the federal government. And wars end. Entitlements never do. When this thing blows up in Americas face, it will be far tougher to end this than the Iraq war.

          • Drakken

            Yeah ok buckwheat, in case you haven’t noticed, but the ole race card isn’t cutting it anymore.

        • Drakken

          They think beef and chicken grows in the grocery stores and it just magically appears.

      • CapitalistPig

        I do have some printer ink left. Can you post some more of your racial bile so I can run more off? It”s actually pretty educational in its own peculiar way.

  • Patriot_ll

    The GOP has this idea that if they can just get to the November elections without causing a stir, they’ll reap big rewards off the Obamacare debacle. November is a long way off and people’s memories are short. So if that is the only bullet they have they’ll be shooting blanks when the Dems go on the offensive with their stirring up the masses with minimum wage, income inequality, women’s rights etc. Good luck GOP. RIP.

  • William James Ward

    “Utterly contemptuous of the rule of law” yes but this converts into
    seeing his utterly contemptuous view of white Americans, tax payers
    and so much more. The Rev. Wright taught him well and what might
    that be, well the devil is in the details and they are in the White House
    with the devil…………………William

  • Ellman48

    “Treasury officials warned that
    businesses must “certify” they are not eliminating workers to avoid that
    mandate. Employers will self-attest to this reality on their tax forms
    under penalty of perjury.”

    This means that employers will have to document why every employee left its employment, a massive and expensive undertaking for companies of all sizes. The reason is that our totalitarian government will have the IRS conducts audits to determine if anyone was released due to Obamacare mandates. Big Brother is getting larger each day. That’s why by 2017 you will only see his face on the living room screen when he announces his latest Executive Order, violation of which will be punishable by fine, imprisonment or both.

  • Ellman48

    “This is really the antithesis of the
    botched rollout of the exchanges, and I think they have tried mightily
    to smooth the impact of the penalty-mandate structure on the business
    community.” Michelle Neblett, director of labor and workforce policy for
    the National Restaurant Association, echoed that sentiment, contending
    that restaurants ”certainly will appreciate the additional time.”

    Businesses should be screaming for the repeal of Obamacare. It’s stupid to express relief from the executioner today when in another year or two he’ll be coming back to take your head off. We are a nation of sheep being guarded by wolves.

  • Ellman48

    “…the party that will be campaigning on “income inequality” for the mid-term election.”

    What is the opposite of ‘income inequality’? Is it not ‘income equality’? Think about that. What would it take to make sure that EVERYONE has the same income? How can a fork lift operator make the same income as the CEO of Bank of America?

    What exactly do the Democrats (and probably some Republicans) mean by “income equality”? Or will they (as usual) allow us to define the term for ourselves, like we did with the ‘hope and change’ mantra in 2008? Winning elections now comes down to 2 things: (1) money, and (2) slogans (‘hope & change’, ‘income equality’, ‘social justice’, ‘fairness’, etc.). The same kinds of slogans were used during the French Revolution which implemented “equality” and “liberty” with the guillotine.

  • Ellman48

    If an automobile was being continually recalled due to manufacturing defects it would have little chance of surviving into the next model year. Yet a law, plagued with countless problems and defects, which is continually being modified does not suffer the same kind of ignominy or notoriety. With a car we are very concerned with our safety and security but with a law we are indifferent and compliant. Again I say, we are a nation of sheep being guarded by wolves.

  • AlexanderGofen

    “The ILLEGAL Presidency!”
    “Will Congress finally hold Obama accountable for his usurpation of PRESIDENCY?!” – These should be the real headlines!

    Front page has no shame! Instead of this impotent rhetoric, since 2008 Front page’s journalistic duty was to pose the following questions each and every day…

    1) In your debate with Ambassador Keyes, Mr. Obama, when you ran for Illinois Senate, you replied that “It is legitimate for you to be not a US natural born citizen: After all, you were not running for the US Presidency”. Later you did run. Any comments?

    2) As a US Senator, Mr. Obama, you voted for the 2008 Sen. Res. 511 on McCain which reaffirmed the definition of the US Natural born citizen. Yet that definition was inapplicable to you. Any comments?

    3) By the way, which is your legal name: Obama? Soetoro? Soebarkach? Bounel? (Not to mention the stolen SS#, the “authentic 1961 BC” with race “African” instead of “Negro”, proportional type face, kerning, and so on.

    How low must Front page hold its readership by omission of the obvious and posting and re-posting the same impotent demagogy during 5 years…

    • mo up in the northeast

      I’ve sent countless letters to Congress on this matter: the murder of Donald Young, the openly gay choir director of Obama’s former “church”. While they ignored me, the late Bob Grant, of WABC radio had me on his show many times, talking about it, as well as Bob’s and my, sentiment of a 3rd term for Obama. Why would Axelrod try to shut off Hillary Clinton funding, if Obama was not going to take over through some “event”? Let’s not forget that the mailman of the father of Bill Ayers, signed an affidavit that a 22 year old Obama told him he was going to be the President. This nightmare is a long time coming – and I think the Centrally Infamous Agency had a hand in it. How else could the many dead bodies of 2007-08 be ignored by the Bush Justice Department? http://www.nachumlist.com/deadpool.htm This is not conspiracy- for the coverup of the murder Young extends into Connecticut with Robert Braddock the phony lie detector test admin. being arrested in Ct. in conjunction with Chris Donovan corruption. Rezko: jailed. Blago: Jailed. Braddock: jailed. I suppose they’re lucky they aren’t dead too. I highly recommend the Larry Sinclair book. http://patdollard.com/2011/11/mother-of-obamas-murdered-gay-lover-speaks-up/

  • greg

    These things are lawless but no one does anthing about it, lots of polticians talk but do notng

  • Dallas25305

    Will the old country club Republican establishment stand up against, corrupt, lying, racist pig , Chairman President Barack Hussein?? No they wont, John McCain obviously has ‘Stockholm Syndrome” no doubt because his war time beatings. He should have been gone years ago. The rest of the Republican establishment are just cowards who want to be loved by the leftist Media and their Democrap enemies. You don’t defeat evil like that and they stupidly hammer any young Republican who has the guts to stand up against Obozo’s evil Marxist regime.

  • bookish1

    I am more than a little disturbed that we actually have a “deputy assistant Treasury secretary for health policy.” These same IRS fascists who harass critics of Emperor Barack the Magnificent now have all this authority over our health care. This will not end well.

  • iluvisrael

    rumor has it you all want to boff white chicks – and why is so many successful black men chase white gals??

  • Drakken

    Now why would a good jewish girl lower her standards? Oh yeah must have been a libtard.

  • uptownsteve

    As usual you have it backwards. White chicks chase successful, handsome black men. A black man would have to be crazy to chase a white woman. You don’t know if you’re dealing with a racist or not or if you’ll be accused of rape. When white women want to play, they come right out and let you know.

  • Drakken

    You know what they say, once you go black, you go on welfare and become a baby moma. What a great aspiration in life.