Obama’s Coup D’état

Tyranny By Decree (Washington Times)

Over the past year, it has become obvious that what leftists cannot win at the ballot box, they will accomplish via bureaucratic dictate. After the U.S. Senate in 2009 rejected the massive cap-and-tax scheme on carbon credits, the Obama administration rode to the rescue of global-warming fanatics. On Dec. 7, 2009, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Lisa P. Jackson issued a ruling that the EPA would begin regulating five “anthropogenic” (man-made) greenhouse gases, including carbon dioxide, the air we exhale. The EPA based its finding on research from the now discredited U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and rejected at least 10 petitions for reconsideration. […]

Not to be outdone, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in December began regulating the Internet. Ignoring a recent court decision and Congress’ pointed refusal to grant the FCC this power, the Democrat-dominated body simply voted 3-2 on Dec. 21 (the darkest day of the year) to adopt “net neutrality” rules.

They stopped just short of redefining the Internet as a telecommunication carrier, much like telephone services. But the FCC’s move puts the federal government in a position to begin meddling with content, something the left has salivated over ever since President Obama began stacking the FCC staff with veterans of Marxist Robert McChesney’s Free Press think tank and the far-left Center for American Progress. […]

The incoming Congress has several ways to deal with these usurpations. They can defund any of the rogue agencies or portions of their budgets that fuel the policies. The 1996 Congressional Review Act also gives Congress the authority to veto bureaucratic rulemaking that exceeds authorized powers.

The new House should propose legislation and hold hearings as soon as possible, before the sticky web of bureaucratic tendrils gets too dense to penetrate. Knowing they’re on a shorter leash, bureaucrats at the EPA, HHS and FCC and countless other agencies are busy concocting ever more rules as the new year dawns. Tyranny by decree is so much easier than having to persuade the people.

“Stroke of the pen. Law of the land. Kinda cool.” –Paul Begala, as quoted by the New York Times

One thing among many that former Clinton dirty tricks adviser and head twerp Begala knew nothing about was “coolness”.  Unconstitutional usurpation of authority by an out-of-control executive branch is not “cool”.  It’s illegal.  Begala, of course, was speaking about his boss, Slick Willy, who at the time was growing fond of rule by decree due to a recalcitrant Republican Congress imposed upon him by an American electorate that had become alarmed by the left-wing antics of the Clintonistas.  Fast forward to 2011, and Barack Obama (a man who doesn’t merely list to port–he’s already as far to the left as you can get), is faced with a similar threat to his planned imposition of socialism upon these formerly capitalistic United States.  A House populated by the increasingly flinty-eyed (well, except for an often leaky Speaker) representatives of a grass-roots uprising of fed-up Constitutionalists, and a Senate nearly evenly divided between Republican and Democrat is not likely to advance the President’s “progressive” agenda legislatively.  Stalemate.  Ergo, the coup d’état currently being undertaken by Obama’s bureaucratic minions.  And make no mistake–that is exactly what we are witnessing. From Wikipedia:

also known as a coup, putsch, and overthrow—is the sudden, illegal deposition of a government, usually by a small group of the existing state establishment—typically the military—to replace the deposed government with another body; either civil or military. A coup d’état succeeds when the usurpers establish their legitimacy if the attacked government fails to thwart them, by allowing their (strategic, tactical, political) consolidation and then receiving the deposed government’s surrender; or the acquiescence of the populace and the non-participant military forces.

Typically, a coup d’état uses the extant government’s power to assume political control of the country. In Coup d’État: A Practical Handbook, military historian Edward Luttwak says, “A coup consists of the infiltration of a small, but critical, segment of the state apparatus, which is then used to displace the government from its control of the remainder”, thus, armed force (either military or paramilitary) is not a defining feature of a coup d’état.

“If the attacked government fails to thwart them.” Friends, in this country, we the people are the government.  WE are the ones who must stop this looming tyranny.  And the time to do it is RIGHT NOW.  Urge–no, DEMAND–that your representatives use their power under the 1996 Congressional Review Act to VETO the unconstitutional actions of the FCC, the EPA, and the HHS.  If we allow the arrogant minions of the left to blithely destroy the heritage of freedom for which good men and women have fought and died for the last 234 years, if we waver in the face of attack by our domestic enemies–the enemies of Constitutional governance, therefore the enemies of liberty–then we no longer deserve the right to bear the proud name “American”.  We will have proven ourselves in the end to be  no more than abject cowards, fleeing at the terrifying sound of the guns. And something else–when and if that time does come, we will no longer be citizens.  We will be subjects.

About Bob Mack

Retired since 2003. Military Service: U.S. Army, 36th Artillery Group, Babenhausen, Germany 1966-67; 1st Signal Brigade, Republic of Vietnam, 1967-68 Attended University of Miami, 1969-73
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24 Responses to Obama’s Coup D’état

  1. Ike Jakson says:

    Oh No, not again! When will the young fool stop?

  2. samiam60 says:

    Good Morning Bob, It is a Great Day to be fighting for our Country.

  3. Pingback: Obama, Tyranny By Decree! | Boudica BPI Weblog

  4. boudicabpi says:

    Hi Bob,
    I also posted the title, picture and first sentence with a link back for your post and site.
    Bob A.

  5. Bob Mack says:

    Hello to all, and thanks for the linkbacks. Here’s a piece from Patriot Update that should concern and infuriate all of us – Look Who Wants 500% Bump in Funding for Government Media:

    “Net neutrality” rules must be implemented for content control while the government should quintuple federal funding for public and community broadcasting, Ben Scott, the State Department’s recently appointed policy adviser for innovation, argues.

    Scott’s writings, last year in a radical magazine, were in an article co-authored by Robert W. McChesney, an avowed Marxist activist who has called for the dismantlement “brick-by-brick” of the U.S. capitalist system, with America being rebuilt as a socialist society.

    McChesney is the founder of the George Soros-funded Free Press, which petitions for more government control of the Internet and news media.

    Scott and McChesney also recommended the U.S. impose ownership limits on local radio, TV, and cable channels while pushing for more control of the media by the FCC. […]

    Also see: Chilling Video: Openly Rooting for Revolution, The Left Calls For American Civil Unrest & Riots (Frances Fox Piven, Lib Talkers, Journalists, Van Jones, Rev Wright, English Protest Leader, etc) H/T to Voting American for link.

  6. Bob Mack says:

    From Hope n’ Change Cartoons – Healthy Constitution:

    Under Nancy Pelosi’s leadership, the House Democrats were good at writing (turning many bills into 2000 page monstrosities), but not very good at reading.

    This being the case, new Speaker of the House John Boehner has announced that when the Republicans take over this week, the Constitution will be read aloud to the Democrats so (to paraphrase his predecessor) “you can find out what’s in it.”

    Democrats and the mainstream media are calling it a meaningless stunt, pointing out that the reading is a waste of an entire hour of valuable governmental time. Oddly, the same Democrats and media types weren’t concerned about two years’ worth of wasted time under Nancy Pelosi, when many critical issues were delayed – or ignored entirely – before being rushed through in the last days of her evil reign.

    If hearing the Constitution in full (perhaps for the first time) transforms the House Democrats into responsible guardians of our nation’s heritage and future, it will be a miracle.

    But on the hopeful side, it wouldn’t be the first miracle the Constitution has been responsible for.

  7. AFVET says:

    I think We the People elected a congress, at least the house, just in time.
    We got in under the wire, and now have a shot at stopping Obama.
    If all goes well, according to what the newly elected Tea Party representatives have stated they will do, Obama’s administration is watching the firing squad load the rifles.

    It will remain to be seen whether they can shoot straight.

  8. Foxwood says:

    RIGHTONRIGHTONTIGHTON! It was incredible and true! We the people have to stop this power grab.

    I had to retweet it.

  9. Foxwood says:

    OH! and I failed to respond to your Happy New Year!

    Happy New Year, Bob!

  10. Bob Mack says:

    More on the Obama Tyranny by David Limbaugh – Obama’s Administrative Abuse Rages On:

    This administration is abusive enough when it acts outside its constitutional authority, but it is even more tyrannical when it affirmatively thwarts the express will of the Congress on matters within the legislative domain.

    When Congress denied President Barack Obama authority to transfer money to the International Monetary Fund, he did so anyway, issuing an executive order promising to give that body $140 billion for redistribution to Third World countries.

    Now he’s made another mockery of bipartisanship and the Constitution in making six recess appointments, including two people so objectionable that a near supermajority of Democratic senators wouldn’t confirm them: James Cole as deputy attorney general, whose lax position in the war on terror is disturbing, and Francis J. Ricciardone Jr. as ambassador to Turkey.

    Meanwhile, Obama’s Environmental Protection Agency is gearing up to engage in a defiant end run around Congress by attempting to impose cap-and-trade-type regulations by administrative fiat after Obama’s failed attempt to shove this nightmarish disaster through Congress.

    It obviously doesn’t matter to these zealots that an overwhelmingly Democratic Congress couldn’t pass cap and trade or that the Clean Air Act gives them no authority to regulate so-called greenhouse gas emissions. […]

    Lisa Benson

    And more regulation – Smugmobiles Get Noisier: Lame-duck Congress drops a bill to add alert sound to hybrids

    So long as lawmakers insist on enacting new regulations to address the problems caused by old regulations, government growth will never end. This is the case with the innocuously named Pedestrian Safety Enhancement Act of 2010, which was placed on President Obama’s desk before New Year’s. The goal of this bill – which passed the Senate unanimously and had only 30 dissenting votes in the House – is to make hybrid and electric automobiles noisier.

    Because they operate either full-time or part-time on electric motors, these allegedly “green” transportation appliances are eerily silent. So silent, in fact, that one can almost hear a distinct cash register ring at start up from all of the government incentives lavished upon them. […] These pricey novelties are not intended for the working man anyway. Limousine liberals in Hollywood depend on cars like the Toyota Prius and Tesla Roadster to help greenwash their image. After all, nobody will notice their lavish carbon-dioxide-spewing mansions and private jets when they roll into a premier behind the wheel of a vehicle that parades their supposedly superior environmental consciousness. There’s no reason that the rest of the public should bear the financial burden for helping them do so. Absent the government-granted privileges and handouts, sales of hybrids and electric vehicles would disappear – so too would the hazard to bicyclists and the blind.

    President Obama and the lame-duck Congress, however, prefer a “solution” that perpetuates government meddling in the free market. […]

  11. bydesign001 says:

    The 112th Congress is right on time. This is a great post, Bob. I have re-posted this post passing it along in my blogs and linking it directly back to you.


    • Bob Mack says:

      Thanks, D. Let’s hope the 112th is not too late…
      From American Spectator – Boehner Takes On Radical-In-Chief:

      “In sum, the fears of Obama’s harshest critics are justified. The president of the United States is a socialist.
      — Stanley Kurtz, writing in Radical-In-Chief: Barack Obama and the Untold Story of American Socialism

      […] Had this book been written in 2008 when Sean Hannity was uncovering the connection between then-Senator Obama, the Reverend Jeremiah Wright and, as Hannity correctly terms him, the “unrepentant terrorist” Bill Ayers, Obama would surely still be in the Senate, with either Hillary Clinton or John McCain now preparing their State of the Union address. […]

      It falls to John Boehner to understand that as he takes the gavel from Nancy Pelosi he and his new majority are not dealing with a collection of separate, seemingly disconnected issues. Whether the subject is repealing Obamacare or raising the debt ceiling, cutting spending or investigating the Department of Justice decisions on the New Black Panthers or trying al Qaeda terrorists in New York, the overarching issue is the attempt to impose what Kurtz calls “stealth socialism” — deliberately dividing Americans by class and hence transforming America forever into some sort of European-style socialist state. A nation where, as the WSJ editorial also points out, the goal is to totally reshape America so that “the government will control 40% to 50% of all economic resources.” […]

  12. samiam60 says:

    Good Morning Bob, I just wanted to stop by with a special Thank you for all of your help yesterday. I am already seeing results and in no small part thanks to the tips of the trade you shared with me. God Bless America, can’t wait to see them reading the Constitution tomorrow in Congress. 😉

  13. Herman Klutz says:

    How come you deleted my information about Nugent being a draft dodging coward?


    [lengthy quotation removed by BSYRTGA management. Interested parties can visit above link to peruse deleted commentary]

    • Bob Mack says:

      Well, Herman, first off, I tired of folks commenting on my bio page instead of under the relevant posts. The appropriate spot for both your remarks would have been under the Nugent post. Secondly, I already responded to your critique–Nugent didn’t serve. I get it. You don’t like him. I get that as well. So, don’t sign the petition. It’s a free country–or it used to be. BTW, Muhammad Ali didn’t serve either, but you wouldn’t call him a coward, would you? At least, not to his face. Thanks for stopping by.

  14. Herman Klutz says:

    Ali is not the issue, and yes he was also a coward, and yes I would also tell him I thought he was a coward. If you should nominate him for a position in a Texas agency I will address that issue at that time.

    People need to know what kind of coward Nugent is before they sign a petition that you so proudly present to them. All I am trying to do is give everyone an opportunity to see what kind of person you “think” qualifies for the TP&W board.

    • Bob Mack says:

      Okay, Herman. Last time I’m responding to this broken record and your increasing snarkiness. I posted your link so anyone was free to go there and read it. You want more fairness than that, go write your own blog.

      1. If you equate non-service with cowardice, then by your own definition, 93% of Americans are cowards (22 million vets in a population of 306 million). If you believe that, then you’re nuttier than Nancy Pelosi.
      2. Ted Nugent was determined exempt from the draft by his Selective Service Board.
      3. I’m not in the business of nominating anybody for anything. That is the province of the Governor of Texas.

      Further remarks by you on this subject will be deleted. You’ve made your opinion tiresomely clear. Feel free to comment on any other items that may interest you.

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