Wednesday, November 02, 2011

Obama uses executive orders as a political tool; threat to the West - video

President Barack Obama is crafting his own laws of political physics these days, insisting that inaction by a divided Congress requires White House action in order to get something done. A campaign labeled "We Can't Wait" pushes unilateral directives and programs from the White House as the only way to push ahead on the president's agenda when a do-nothing Congress fails to act. "There is inaction. There is a lack of action," White House Press Secretary Jay Carney explained to reporters this week when asked about a series of executive orders and actions the president has taken or is planning. "So there is a need to move, because we can move." "Meanwhile, they're only scheduled to work three more weeks between now and the end of the year," Obama said in the Saturday address. "The truth is, we can no longer wait for Congress to do its job. The middle-class families who've been struggling for years are tired of waiting. They need help now. So where Congress won't act, I will."...more

This is scary for several reasons, one of which is the potential impact on the West.

Just remember the secret memo on designating National Monuments or Obama's memo to departments on implementing the Endangered Species Act and you will get a flavor for the potential harm here.

Think of all the executive authority granted to the agencies by Congress over the years. All this ceding of authority is coming home to roost.

There is also the potential of amending or revoking existing Executive Orders.  Grazing fees are set by Executive Order as one example.

Rest assured the enviros will jump on the "We Can't Wait" campaign.  The memos will be or already have been submitted to the White House on National Monuments, withdrawals, pesticides, endangered species, etc.

The War on The West may have just been stepped up a notch or two.

Here is the video of Obama's Saturday address:

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