Monday, Monday; Can’t Trust That Day…

Or so the Mamas and the Papas claimed…

At any rate, Victor Davis Hanson ponders what will happen in 2017 if a Republican takes office:

…In January 2017, the new president might announce a cut-off of all federal funds for sanctuary cities found in violation of federal law. Or, also taking his cue from Obama, he might allow individual municipalities to nullify federal laws as they see fit: The Endangered Species Act null and avoid inside Salt Lake City? Gay marriage illegal within the city limits of Mobile? Gun control mandates too much of a hassle for those living in Laramie? Texas towns free to burn coal as they please?

The media will object, but they will sound shrill and empty given their prior sanction of Obama’s illegal precedents. Apparently, from now on the president alone will set immigration laws, enforcing statutes he finds useful, ignoring those he doesn’t—and all without credible censure from the media…

But I’m sure Media Matters will create a chart to “prove” to our Progs that Obama had fewer unconstitutional power grabs than any other President.

Hanson is very right about this – and all of us have cause to be worried. The Obama Administration wasn’t just a policy disaster, is was a precedent disaster. More so, in my view, than even FDR’s Administration was. It will be nice if in 2017 we swear in a modern version of Calvin Coolidge – a humble man who limited himself out of an abundance of understanding about human limitations. But such people are few and far between in politics. The temptation to just ignore the law will be high for most. Obama didn’t start this ball rolling – oddly, it was Teddy Roosevelt who did – but he’s carried it the furthest and has most distinctly violated the requirement for the President to enforce the laws faithfully. Will the next President voluntarily give up the powers Obama has taken?

Story out there that Trump trade-marked “Make America Great Again” in 2012. If so, then this whole Trump phenomena is scripted from start to finish – meaning, that Trump is just following a plan he worked out in advance. Nothing will be funnier to me than to find out that this populist wave of righteous anger was really nothing more than a clever sales job – also, nothing would be less surprising.

Las Vegas money bags Sheldon Adelson purchased the Las Vegas Review-Journal – Nevada’s largest newspaper. In some ways, this is just another zillionaire buying the ability to push his views – but the difference here is that in some respects Adelson adheres to the right in politics. Nothing will break down the left’s stranglehold on popular culture than a non-left take over of newspapers, magazines and websites.

Report that Team Hillary is a little worried about the prospects in Iowa and New Hampshire. I’d give them a 90% chance of being victorious there…but if she loses one or both, the whole Democrat primary gets thrown into chaos.

And, now, how about some Mamas and Papas?

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9 thoughts on “Monday, Monday; Can’t Trust That Day…

  1. tiredoflibbs December 21, 2015 / 2:00 pm

    ON cue, crusty chimes in with the ” had more executive orders than Obama”.

    Like all mindless drones, crusty focuses on QUANTITY. What matters is the CONTENT of executive orders that matter. Did the President exceed his authority? Did the President try to get around Congress (he has a pen and a phone) and create law (create gun control or orders ICE not to enforce present immigration law?) with his order(s)?

    Which is worse? 100 executive orders that are within the President’s authority and powers? Or ONE that exceeds his powers and authority?

    According to crusty? 100 is worse than 1.

    Predictable and pathetic.

    • M. Noonan December 21, 2015 / 8:08 pm

      Don’t get too worked up – liberals also believe that Obama has been a fiscal hawk…

    • tiredoflibbs December 21, 2015 / 10:15 pm

      Nice try crusty, you continue to lie, spin and mischaracterize – nothing new and fully predictable.

  2. Tim December 22, 2015 / 2:10 am

    Hi! How is everyone? Anything change while I was gone?

    • Retired Spook December 22, 2015 / 8:43 am

      Not much. The Progs are still at the gate, and we still keep turning them away. So far we haven’t shot any yet — just a matter of time.

      So, how are things in Illinois?

  3. Amazona December 22, 2015 / 11:48 am

    Saw this today as one of the signs you are a Liberal:

    “….You think you are a sophisticated person with a deep understanding of complex political issues, but sum up every one with some variation of, “Republicans are evil, racist, and they hate you while liberals like me are nice!”

    I didn’t provide this example to the author, honest!

    • Cluster December 22, 2015 / 12:13 pm

      Krauthammer summed up this phenomena nicely the other day by stating that progressives and democrats are all about input, not the output. As long as they feel good about their prescriptions then they believe that they addressed the problem, regardless of the eventual outcome. Samantha Powers said as much the other day stating that talking is action. They are a dangerous group.

    • M. Noonan December 22, 2015 / 5:32 pm

      The less a liberal knows of the actual facts the more certain the liberal is that he is right – and woe unto you, Conservative, if you bring up a fact which instantly destroys some aspect of liberal belief.

      On the other hand, there is hope – I have a 19 year old niece who is just starting to explore the world of ideas in a serious way. Naturally, she’s starting from the liberal ideal – but the more she questions and then searches for factual answers, the more dismayed she’s getting about Progressive thought. She still may up in a lot of ways liberal – but she won’t be one of the dimwitted liberals who never question.

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