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Some short-sighted observers are under the impression Obama’s State of the Union speech will be “insignificant.”
Some beg to differ.
Tuesday night Barack Obama is going to declare he’s both a Marxist and an enemy of the Constitution of the United States.
He will, thus, plead guilty to charges of Impeachment.
That qualifies for Page One, no?
U.S. President Barack Obama. (AFP/Jim Watson)
Whether “Republicans” can actually make anything of it is another story.
But the astonishing prospect remains clear: Obama will state he is for ending “Income Inequality” (i.e. “I am a Marxist”) and that he intends to pursue that, and other left-wing policies, “with or withoutCongress.”
Obama’s people call it a plan for a “Year of Action.” Guess what kind of action? The kind characteristic in South American and African juntas.
Obama’s flaks say it is a plan to enable El Presidente to “re-assert command.”
Interesting political system.
Problem is, it isn’t ours.
Obama’s brazen pre-fight threat to wield “my pen and my telephone” (more Steve Martin, “The Jerk,” than General Patton) to circumvent the Congress is, admittedly, novel.
It also happens to be blatantly Un (nay Anti-) Constitutional.
But why should that trouble Obama – the Harvard Law “constitutional expert,” so long as it serves partisan politics?
Speaking of which: when a President defies the law, aren’t we supposed to have Checks and Balances preventing it?
And we would. Only if we had any Real Republicans.
The State of the Union will be historical, hysterical in fact.
But it’s arrogance and illegality matter only if there is a countervailing force to challenge it.
That would, in theory, be the opposition party.
Republicans, Helloooooo? Anybody home?
Think about it; if you haven’t. We have: Obama vows to unilaterally “end income inequality” (you know, for the first time ever, on earth, in human history), and do it totally in defiance of our elected representatives, what do you call that?
We – and my 4th grader – call it: UnAmerican, Lawless, Impeachable.
But Impeachment is as Impeachment does.
If the opposition party sits on its hands (and rumor is, it will do worse*), then Obama can threaten, and do, anything.
(Rumor has it turncoat John “Benedict Arnold” Boehner, “Republican Leader” has cut the deal with Darth Obama to usher in massive amnesty for criminaliens. This will equal Game Over).
Given what Obama is planning to actually say Tuesday night – forgetting for the moment what we know he is planning to do thereafter – if the opposition has anybody, they will more than sit down when Obama rants.
Given the fundamental, mortal Constitutional sins expected of Obama in this historic State of the Union, this is the very least Real Republicans – Real Patriots – ought do.
But if these, our only hopes, demonstrate merely the pro-forma, nauseatingly polite, socially acceptable umbrage of, say, the model “Republican” John Boner(s), we’re sunk.
If there is nobody to make the case against Obama – there is no case!
And what do I mean by sunk?
I mean the crime – and political opportunity – of a President of the United States that stands before our elected representatives (i.e. you and I), and declares, screw you – I’ll do what I want…I mean, if we stand for that, we get what we deserve.
And we deserve better.
Jay Severin, a former nominee for the Marconi Top National Radio Host, is TheBlaze Radio Network’s p.m. anchor, heard 2-5 p.m.; a veteran political operative of more than 100 campaigns (presidential, congressional) in the U.S. and abroad.