June 09, 2009

Tomorrow Belongs To Me: Obama Administration Claims They Are Above The Law

Hope and chains:

The Obama Administration argued Monday that no court, including the Supreme Court, has the authority to hear a challenge by Indiana benefit plans to the role the U.S. Treasury played in the Chrysler rescue, including the use of "bailout" (TARP) funds. The Indiana debt holders, U.S. Solicitor General Elena Kagan wrote, simply have no right to raise that issue, thus putting it out of the reach of the courts.

Once again, the leftists who cried about the rise of fascism and the police state during the Bush Administration lay strangely silent as Dear Leader's minions attempt to claim powers not remotely theirs to claim under the Constitution. Government lawyers are so full of themselves that one labeled the pension fundlawyer acting on behalf of his clients as a "terrorist."

Luckily Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg didn't agree with the Administration's challenge to the court system's authority, and issued a temporary stay, halting what may be an illegal shotgun marriage being pushed by the President's team despite ominous warnings that Fiat itself may not be financially stable enough for the deal:

The Obama administration rushed an alliance between Chrysler LLC and Fiat SpA despite Chrysler's worries about Fiat's financial health and its willingness to share technology, according to internal company emails.

The emails show Fiat ignoring requests for documents and trying to change contract terms late in the talks. A Chrysler adviser at one point said the deal risked looking as if the U.S. auto maker and the Treasury Department, which helped broker the pact, were "in bed with a shady partner." In another note, an official referred to the Treasury Department as "God."

The Obama Administration is following a common path to tyranny, claiming the extraordinary temporary need of emergency powers to forestall a catastrophe.

Emergency "needs" cascade from one crisis into another, power is usurped, until the people are the servants of the government instead of the government serving the citizens. It is at this point of social realization that creeping tyranny is finally forcefully challenged, or people are crushed under the boot of a police state.

I wonder how often these would-be tyrants can be thwarted, however, by simply refusing to give in to their hysteria.

How much better off this nation would be right now if a few Democrats had the maturity to stand up against the massive $787 billion stimulus bill that not one of them read, or the leviathan of a federal budget seemingly designed with the express purpose of bankrupting the nation.

Obama's Administration cries for now-more-faster at a breakneck pace, never intending on giving Congress or the courts time to think about what they are trying to force down the throat of American citizens.

Barack Obama doesn't want to give Americans the time to think about what he is doing.

He wants them rocked back on their heels, weak and defensive, so he can push through bills, orders, and demands that would never stand a chance of passing upon reasoned reflection.

You've been had. Hoodwinked. Bamboozled Led astray. Run amok.

This is what He does....

Update: SCOTUS punts. Here comes Enron with biscotti.

Posted by Confederate Yankee at June 9, 2009 01:33 PM

supremes have overruled ginsberg. The king is now empowered to do whatever he wants to anybody. Me, I suspect that the next civil war just got a whole lot closer to happening....

Posted by: Emdfl at June 9, 2009 09:53 PM

The libs just squeeze their eyes shut and think about baseball instead of dealing with reality.

Posted by: not blind at June 9, 2009 09:58 PM

Bobo, this was awesome. And you are right I seem to recall some other tyrants that came to power through "emergency" needs.

Posted by: Grady Strickland at June 10, 2009 12:35 PM

If you read the preamble to the Declaration of Independence I think it rings very true today. Also if it happens it will be the true American Civil War and not a misnamed conflict over State Sovereignty.

Posted by: Scot at June 10, 2009 05:36 PM

You know who this belongs to: "They told me that if I voted for Republicans, we'd have a dictatorship that ignores the law, morality, and good sense."

Thanks God nobody has been killed in any terrorist attacks.

Posted by: Larry Sheldon at June 10, 2009 05:41 PM


Posted by: jen at June 10, 2009 10:51 PM


Doesn't SCOTUS have to supply a reason? WHY does no one have the right to challenge BO's decision?
Is it like the birth certificate thing, where no one has STANDING? Or is it just "because I said so?" (or because Obama said so?)


Posted by: jen at June 10, 2009 10:54 PM

Great post Bob... Really hit the nail right on the head with this one...

Posted by: Terresa Monroe-Hamilton at June 10, 2009 11:35 PM

The guy hasn't been in 6 months yet and there's already significant backlash building. 2010 is going to be rough on the democrats.

Posted by: PA at June 11, 2009 10:38 PM

This is what happens when you elect a deicated, discipline Marxist with no experience whatsover but dogmatic belief in himself.

Posted by: john lorenz at June 12, 2009 12:45 PM

The War of Northern Agression (or "Civil War" as some call it) was not lost. Its not finished. This is only half-time, and the show is almost over.

Posted by: Walt at June 14, 2009 12:30 PM