Less than one week after Dear Ruler was elected president in 2008, Obama’s senior adviser Valerie Jarrett did an interview on Meet the Press. It was then that she declared that President-elect Obama would be “ready to rule from day one.” Little did we know exactly what she meant by this phrase.
Three years later, we now know what the administration meant by this …
Just consider the latest round of administrative actions that Obama is using to address job creation. He is now on his fifth proposal or executive order; the latest is an attempt to reduce certain shortages of prescription drugs. And I don’t expect that this will be the last. Chief dogwasher Jay Carney says that Obama will continue to act “administratively” without Congressional approval in order to “benefit the American people.”
Obama will act unilaterally to do what he thinks is best for the American people. Unfortunately for Americans, Obama isn’t the only politician interested in doing whatever it takes to act in the interest of the American people, regardless of a little teeny tiny thing called the Constitution.
* Illinois Rep. Phil Hare: “I don’t care about the Constitution!”
* Illinois Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr: Congress is like the Confederate states in rebellion; therefore Obama should declare a national emergency and take “extra-constitutional” action to tackle jobs.
* Illinois Senator Dick Durbin: Republicans are “simply standing back while trying to design the bumper sticker for the 2012 election instead of designing the economy to put Americans back to work.”
What is in the water in Illinois? Seems as though the Constitution is irrelevant for politicians from Illinois, and that includes Barack Obama.