Welcome to the Imperial Presidency

And no, sadly, not the Imperial presidency of His Imperial Majesty, Misha I, but that of His Colossal Ineptitude, princess Obola I.

So Empress Obola, safe in her knowledge that nothing would happen if she did so (nothing ever happened on the umpty-million times she took a piss on the Constitution and ruled by fiat in the past, after all), made good on her threat of ruling by decree if she couldn’t have her way.

Presumably she’s doing it for the “two thirds what didn’t vote”, whom she assumes would all have voted for her.

Short aside: That reminds us an awful lot of something we saw rather a lot of back in the wild days of flame wars on UseNet (if you remember that, you’re as old as we are): Somebody would be getting his arse handed to him on a regular basis and would then, in a final act of desperation, resort to using as an argument that “all of the many people who never post email me to state that they support me!”

We called that pathetic tactic “the lurkers support me in email” and it was an automatic SPNAK!!!1!!!, which was UseNet-speak for “you did not merely lose, you are now the laughing stock of all who might read anything you ever typed or will type.”

How utterly fitting that a useless twit and narcissistic psychopath like Obola should resort to that, but we digress…

Anyway, it is what it is. The Constitution has, once again, been thrown under the bus and, once again, not a damn thing will be done about it by those in a position to actually do something.

Oh sure, Twitch Ocockless and Weepy Boner will verily beat their scrawny chests and many a threat of dire consequences will issue forth from their drooling, aging maws, but that will be the sum of it. No actual actions will ensue, any more than any actual actions ensued on the three million previous occasions on which they did threaten most unequivocally, only to default back to “there’s nothing we can do for the time being, we simply do not have the power, but we promise we’ll do something after the NEXT election, so keep voting for us!”

Why would they change now?

For four years they’ve sat on the purse strings, four interminably long (at least under the current regime) years they’ve had the unilateral power to kill any and all of Obola’s illegal power grabs and destructive decrees, ANY AND ALL OF THEM, yet all we’ve got is threats to do something. Maybe. After the Wondrous Election of Next Tuesday™, because right now they can do fuck all, so quit being so unrealistic and “fundamentally unserious” as to expect them to use the mandate given unto them by a populace that has had more than enough.

We mean, for pity’s sakes, they’ve already surrendered the weapon of shutdown before the fight has STARTED. What more do you need to understand that the RINOs don’t give a flying fuck if you and your families starve in the cold when your jobs go to unskilled foreign “dreamers”? A power point presentation? Billboards? Seriosly, we’re curious.

They, the Repugnicans, have even less than zero reasons to do anything about this Imperial import of millions of underpaid workers. They do, however, have plenty of reasons to welcome them, since their corporate backers would love a massive influx of slave labor. And the Progressive Socialists (formerly the Democrats) would love a massive influx of guaranteed Prozi voters, so the ruling party, both wings of it, are as happy as bloated, corrupt swine in sunshine.

More importantly, from the Repugnicans’ point of view, they now have a tailor-made campaigning platform they can work for the next two years. “Vote for us and we’ll end this nonsense!” And all the while they can blame it on the other side since it was, after all, their Ear Leader who enacted it. Nevermind that they did nothing and will do nothing to stop him. Just wait! NEXT time it will be different! THEN they’ll Do Something™.

Nope, the Quisling Party won’t do a thing that might endanger the most valuable plank in their campaign platform, rest assured that they won’t.

And then, even if they win in ’16, they still won’t do anything. By then two years will have passed and then the tune will change to “we simply can’t deport millions of innocent people who’ve worked hard and paid taxes to this country for two whole years in good faith that they might be allowed to stay.”

You can bet on it.

So what to do?

One could always lean back and wait for the inevitable when Other People’s Money™ run out and the Gods of the Copybook Headings return, but we wouldn’t suggest that as a strategy. That’s what’s going to happen anyways, no effort required, and we owe it to our children and grandchildren, not to mention the ghosts of our ancestors, to do something indicating a will to stop it, rather than resigned acceptance of defeat, because that, dear readers, is as un-American as it gets.

We can’t offer much hope of success, but that matters not. What matters is that we might at least be able to say that we tried, even if the worst should happen and we find ourselves reaching for the last box. Particularly if that happens. Because that won’t be pretty.

Most of all, we need to continue doing what we’re doing. Speak out whenever given half a chance. Do not be intimidated by the corrupt regime in the swamp of DC, and when they lash out, strike back twice as hard. Not at a time of their choosing, mind you, it’s better to fall back meekly while you plan your revenge when they least expect it or you’re handing the battle to them right up front, which is just what they hope that you’ll do.

And even more importantly, keep replacing RINOs with conservatives. Start at the bottom, because that is the bench from which future candidates are picked, but be not afraid to primary the shit out of incumbents either. And, and this is controversial, but we really don’t care. How well has not doing so worked out for us so far? Vote for the opponent if a RINO wins the primary. Not in all cases, but in some cases it is clearly better to lose a seat than to keep it warmed by a traitor.

Now that Weepy Boner has made it abundantly clear that Obola need fear nothing from the GOP majority in the House, even before the first battle has been fought, NOW how do you feel about our pre-election suggestion that voters of Ohio should vote for his Progressive Socialist opponent?

If the Prozi had won, it would have hurt the GOP majority not one little bit to lose one seat, but the House WOULD have been rid of the most spineless, supine, submissively urinating turd “leader” they’ve had in recent memory, and they would have had to pick another one who couldn’t possibly have been any worse.

Doesn’t sound so stupid now, does it?

As to McCockless, one might say that the same holds true for him now that we know enough about the final tally that one less seat wouldn’t cost the GOP the majority, but that’s hindsight and we won’t sink as low as to use that. Before the election it was very much a close thing and “one seat more or less” was indeed VERY important, so unseating him in the general election would have been a crazy gamble.

But the House majority was never in doubt. Never. Not at any point.

So that’s what we have to say. Keep on keeping on, don’t expect the GOP to find its nut because they have no intentions of nor motivation to do such a thing, but still keep on regardless.

If it turns out to be for naught, then we’re no worse off than we were before and we can at least tell our descendants that we tried all we could to avoid the bloody mess they’ll inherit.

LC and IB Silverdeth has more, and we do highly recommend it.

Thatisall.

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VonZorch Imperial Researcher
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VonZorch Imperial Researcher

You covered every point I was going to make in comments so I got nothing.

VonZorch Imperial Researcher
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VonZorch Imperial Researcher

except FIRST!!!!11!!!!! :em01:
And edit doesn’t work. :em08:

LC Xystus
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More importantly, from the Repugnicans’ point of view, they now have a tailor-made campaigning platform they can work for the next two years. “Vote for us and we’ll end this nonsense!”

Hardly. Within two months they will control both houses, & that excuse will be obsolete. Then, if the GOP flounders, I’d expect someone else to take their place, perhaps the Libertarian Party.

urinating turd

WTF? :em03:

Eric Praline
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Eric Praline

That’s what’s going to happen anyways, no effort required, and we owe it to our children and grandchildren, not to mention the ghosts of our ancestors, to do something indicating a will to stop it,

But the American right is so good at doing nothing. Exerting no effort is what we do best, followed closely by attacking anyone on our side that steps out of line and actually tries to stop the long march of communism through our nation (see: Joe McCarthy).
There are several steps we could take (boycott Black Friday to show the Chamber of Crony Crapitalism what we think of their bullshit, tax strike, general strikes), but I seriously doubt the American people can be stirred to care about anything. They seem to have contracted the same civilizational death wish the Europeans have had since the end of WW2.

LC Xystus
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It’ll just be changed from “can’t do anything with only one half of one third of government” to “can’t do anything with the president able to veto all that we do.”

They may say that, maybe, after they’ve repeatedly tried overriding those vetoes (perhaps with help from disaffected Dems, who might actually come out of the woodwork in the near future).

Enough rubes will remain to believe The Promise Of Action AFTER The Election of Next Tuesday™ that such a bid will be doomed to failure.

As your avatar said long ago, “I find your lack of faith disturbing.” Hard to believe Darth Misha has no idea of the power of the Right Side!

Terrapod
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Terrapod

Yannow, this has got me thinking ( which is a dangerous thing ofttimes) that perhaps now is the right time to sit down and once a week and on clockwork schedule, pen a letter to my linguini spine “R” senate critter, with copy to my representatives (who have marginally more spine), selecting one topic of dire consequence each week, and with a one page, clearly worded, lay out the problem and solution. Different topic each week.

If every right minded member of this nation does this, weekly, it might start to impinge on them that they have to do something positive instead of sitting on their arses and bloviating.

44 cents a week is not a major burden and has the side benefit of maybe keeping Postman Pat alive another week and it sure beats the cost of using those other .44 slightly speedier messengers. :em03:

LC FX Phillips
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LC FX Phillips

Obama has put the finishing touches on an executive coup d’main to the thunderous applause of the army of invaders he and his party(and all their sycophants, paid liars and toadies) have made common cause with in their war on the American citizen.

The fact that the RINO establishment will still not come out and call this what it is just means they are fine with it. Politics as usual is no longer the answer. The preemptive surrender of the RINO leadership, a leadership who was more concerned with defeating those who would put a stop to this, is the final nail in the coffin of the idea they are in any way in opposition to the NDSWP. This was an accomplished fact 70+ years ago but the zeal with which mcCockless and Boehner rushed to say me to to welcome the invaders says all you need to know as to whether they are on the side of the American citizen.

They are not. They are junior members of the junta now ruling the Banana Republic of America.

LC_Salgak
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LC_Salgak

My view ? It’s a race between which comes first: the Collapse or the Fourth Box. I know I won’t see the far side of it, but I look forward to quite the honor guard of bastards on the way to my Final Destination. . .

VAconservative
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VAconservative

Terrapod @ #:

It’s $0.49 now. But don’t even need the $0.49 as most have an online/email method of communication.

LC Old Dog
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The only thing that McCockless and No-Boner are going to fight against is the presence of actual Conservatives in their respective bodies. The one thing that they could do to stop this bullshit the votes frankly do not exist to accomplish.

With the ability to point to the lack of 67 votes in the Senate that will be their excuse to cave and promise to fight on the Very Next Hill “Swearsies”!

irish19
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irish19

It’ll just be changed from “can’t do anything with only one half of one third of government” to “can’t do anything with the president able to veto all that we do.” Just wait and see.

You’re almost certainly right on this. Trying to actually do something might get them uninvited to all the cool parties.

VonZorch Imperial Researcher
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LC Xystus says:

As your avatar said long ago, “I find your lack of faith disturbing.” Hard to believe Darth Misha has no idea of the power of the Right Side!

You are confusing the Repugnant wing of the Amerikan Statist Partei with the Right Side.

LC Xystus
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VAconservative @10.

It’s $0.49 now. But don’t even need the $0.49 as most have an online/email method of communication.

Problem: emails, if not letters too, go through the filter of the ubiquitous Congressional aides, who can control what our reps see. I have, however, seen the claim that faxes are more likely to get through.

VonZorch Imperial Researcher growls and barks:

You are confusing the Repugnant wing of the Amerikan Statist Partei with the Right Side.

Then so, apparently, is Darth Misha. Our Republican Party can go the proverbial way of the Whigs, & it doesn’t mean the USA is doomed. He may well understand this; it just didn’t appear that way above. We, many or most of us, can easily dismiss the GOP–because our faith is is in the G0D. That, and we’re willing to do what it takes. :em03:

Azygos
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As I see it what is happening is not illegal alien/immigration but colonization of the USA by Government assistance. Anyone who speaks out against illegals is immediately labeled RACIST even though there is no such thing as a hispanic “Race.” I listen to a smattering of talk radio, mostly supposedly right leaning and some left leaning stuff. In the whole I can no longer tell the difference much of the time between the two.

Some started sounding the alarm about our military several years ago when it was suggested Obola was purging officers loyal to the USA, its people and the constitution. I was one who thought he was doing exactly that. This latest usurpation of the constitution only bolsters those thoughts.

The GOP/Democrats (communists) are laughing at us.They allow 25 to 30 million illegal democrats to colonize our cities and send us the bill for colonization and use of social services. This is not something we are going to be able to vote ourselves out of.

LC SecondMouse
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Party politics in D.C. has devolved to a very expensive and destructive game of capture the flag, with the flag being the White House and the resources it controls through the obscenely bloated and gargantuan federal bureaucracy. The organized parties haven’t given a crap about the citizens of this country for decades, except as far as they provide revenue, an economic base against which to borrow more money and generate votes, and don’t get any ideas in their heads about organizing against D.C..
The one chance we have in the near term is the new crop of legislators and to a lesser extent governors who take office in January. It remains to be seen (at least to me) if any of them rise to the level of a Ted Cruz or Trey Gowdy, but if we should have several more serious reformers taking the stage, the GOP may have a real mutiny on their hands. Unfortunately, we will also be spooling up for a presidential race, and there will be a gazillion Republicans throwing their hats, which will result in fractious party politics until a front runner becomes clear.
I can see the possibility of the GOP being tipped back toward first principles if enough of the new folks have the cojones necessary to put the sedentary RINOs to shame by comparison. Some of the noobs were elected on pretty conservative platforms, so we shall see.
Absent that bit of remarkably good luck, we would then have to wait to see if we can get a reformer elected against the Dem fraud machine that gets rolled out every 4 years. Meanwhile, the window in which we might actually be able to get this mess turned around before a complete crash grows smaller and smaller, while our public schools turn out millions of programmed collectivists and our cultural memory of the ideas that made us great fades some more.

Azygos
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SecondMouse,

I have to disagree with you. Working within the current GOP/Democrat system will accomplish bumpkins. The GOP and Democrats are one and the same party just as a buttocks is composed of two halves.. Two halves and one asshole.

As an example I give you Shickle Gruber. No not that one, the one that designed Obamacare. As I see it the Democrats could not find a sufficiently corrupt individual to writ e this unconstitutional crap called Obamacare so they called up the Repubicans and ask them if they had anyone who could do the job. And being the swamp sucking scum that they are the GOP/Romney called back and loaned them Gruber. Thats real bipartisanship there if you ask me.

Asking the GOP to do anything to stop this soul stealing Government largess will accomplish nothing. You mention Ted Cruz. I’m not sold that the guy is anything more than a GOP shill. He was more than willing to back Roberts in Kansas. For Christ sakes Roberts does not even live in Kansas. What kind of corrupt individual stumps for a candidate for US Senate when the Candidate does not even live in the state for which he is running?

No, Voting for a GOP candidate is like taking a Sleigh ride to hell while voting Deamoncrat is taking the express bus.

LC SecondMouse
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Library Czar @ #18:

I don’t have high expectations for the scenarios I was speculating on, but I believe them to be at least possible, if unlikely. I have watched Cruz force the GOP to change tactics a few times, and I believe he feels vindicated by the midterm results (I have not met him, but know some of his people), so part of this is whether any truly principled people were elected in the last go round to hold more feet to the fire. Only time will tell.

We don’t have the time, or frankly, the electorate capable of raising up another competitive party in anything like a timely manner. It would be far better for Tea Party members and constitutional conservatives to chase the RINOs out of the party.

The people are not yet ready to work outside of politics to make the needed changes, either. This will be a while in coming, as sufficient numbers will need to be real concerned about security and basic needs before risking confrontation.

History tells us that revitalized societies are rare things, and it certainly seems likely that new growth will need ashes to grow from. But I believe that fifty of us in those seats in DC could make something happen, and we are not the only ones who feel as we do, so hope is not yet lost.

You raise one issue that I see many rants about, and do not understand how a constitutionalist might have a problem with it. Romney did lead the process of creating government healthcare in Massachusetts (an overwhelmingly Democrat state), but it is a state, and the state can do as its people want it to do, and enjoy the benefits or suffer the consequences. A national government healthcare system is clearly outside of the framework of the Constitution, and should never have been contemplated by anyone elected or appointed to a national office. Believe it or not, this goes for Medicare as well. And Welfare. And Social Security. And a large number of other things.

The Founders clearly intended that the states be the learning laboratories of liberty. Each state was given the rights to govern those matters not reserved to the federal government, nor considered to be the natural rights of the individual and therefore unassailable. The idea was that states would try things, and other states would watch, and emulate positive moves while avoiding bad ones. This is one of the reasons why the Constitution was so advanced for its time – it was designed to make governing a virtuous cycle by pitting states against each other. The overreach of the federal government has all but extinguished that.

From the Constitutional point of view, there should be no comparison between Massachusetts health reform legislation and Obamacare, because Obamacare is illegal, and states are free to do things we in other states disagree with. THIS is the nature of the freedom intended in the Constitution.

Azygos
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SecondMouse,

I agree the states have much more liberty to seek alternative methods for social programs. Mediscare, Medicaid et al… are all unconstitutional in my way of thinking. What bothered me most about Romneycare was that the same guy set up both Romneycare and Obamacare. The GOP big Whigs KNEW THAT HE WAS SETTING UP OBAMACARE. Even after the GOP knew Romney was no different ideologically from Obama they still backed him and pushed him on us. The old boy network is so entrenched in the GOP and the GOP has the Deamoncrat cock so far down their throat I don’t see any practical way to separate the two.

Azygos
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Boner

Nuff said

LCBren
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Impeach the bastard.

LC Sir Clambake, Imperial Black Ops Technician, K.o.E.
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LCBrendan says:

Impeach the bastard.

Impeachment would imply eligibility. Arrest, try for your choice of fraud or espionage, hang or shoot.

Special Ed
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Special Ed

hang or shoot.

or“?

VonZorch Imperial Researcher
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VonZorch Imperial Researcher

LC Sir Clambake, Imperial Black Ops Technician, K.o.E. says:

hang or shoot

Call me old fashioned but I prefer hung, drawn and quartered.

LC Sir Clambake, Imperial Black Ops Technician, K.o.E.
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VonZorch Imperial Researcher says:

Call me old fashioned but I prefer hung, drawn and quartered.

I can support that concept.

Terrapod
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Terrapod

@VAconservative – sorry, my mind may have been on something other with .44 in the descriptor. Have been away from the motherland for a couple of weeks, just now catching up. Fax is indeed next best to snail mail, as someone pointed out, emails generally get dumped without being read or in my case, get a robo-reply with generic platitudes from the congresscritter.