Video: Hannity Recites Litany of Obama Power Grabs

It’s the first time I’ve ever seen a conservative commenter run through even an abbreviated list of Obama’s amazing but unconstitutional power grabs - something people should be reminded about over and over again.

That portion of the video begins at 2:33.

This is a President who is out of control, and he’s surrounded by enablers. Who’s going to stop him?

Linked by Doug Ross, thanks!

Video: Former Reagan AG, Ed Meese: Bypassing Congress on Guns “an Impeachable Offense.”

 This week, Obama will present 19 separate executive orders on gun control as well as press for legislative action on other anti gun proposals, according to the New York Times.

In a videotaped interview with Newsmax, Former U.S. Attorney General Edwin Meese III stated that Obama could easily be impeached if he bypassed Congress and enacted gun-control legislation by executive order.

More Republicans need to be saying this.

Former U.S. Attorney General Edwin Meese III declared in an exclusive Newsmax TV interview that President Barack Obama could easily be impeached if he bypassed Congress and enacted gun-control legislation by executive order.

Meese’s comments came on the same day President Obama told the White House press corp at the last news conference of his first term that he was reviewing actions, including issuing executive orders, where he could take action without congressional approval to confront gun violence in the nation. Obama said he would present a plan within days.

The options include stronger background checks, a meaningful ban on assault weapons, and limits on high-capacity ammunition magazines, Obama said, conceding that was unsure how such steps could pass Congress.


“I’m confident there are some steps we can take that don’t require legislation and that are within my authority as president,” Obama said.

“It would not be legal. It would not be constitutional,” Meese, who served under President Ronald Reagan, tells Newsmax. “And, indeed, if he tried to override the Second Amendment in any way, I believe it would be an impeachable offense.”

Meese, 81, is the Ronald Reagan Distinguished Fellow in Public Policy at the Heritage Foundation and is chairman of its Center for Legal and Judicial Studies. A close Reagan adviser, he also served on the National Security Council.

Yesterday, a Texas congressman threatened to bring up articles of impeachment if Obama moves ahead with his plan enact gun control measures by executive fiat.

Rep. Steve Stockman, a Republican from the Houston area, called Obama’s plans to skirt Congress and implement some controls administratively “an unconstitutional and unconscionable attack on the very founding principles of this republic.” He also threatened to defund the White House.

“I will seek to thwart this action by any means necessary, including but not limited to eliminating funding for implementation, defunding the White House, and even filing articles of impeachment,” Stockman said.

Tomorrow, flanked by human shields, Obama will unveil a “concrete package” of gun control proposals which reportedly include “assault weapons” bans, high capacity ammunition magazine bans, and closing loopholes on background checks. (Those Americans who have been flocking to the gun stores to buy AR-15s aren’t looking so irrational now are they?)
White House reporter, Keith Koffler of WHD slammed the president for what he called  Obama’s Execrable Use of Children to Sell His Gun Proposals:

At Wednesday’s White House gun violence event, during which President Obama will unveil his gun control proposals, the props will be children who have written to Obama about their reactions to the shootings in Newtown.

Nothing tugs at the heartstrings more than children. Nothing could make Obama’s case more effectively than a crowd of innocent kids, hoping to avoid the fate of their unlucky peers in Connecticut.

It’s a disgrace to manipulate these children. But for a White House that portrays Republicans as heartless villains and that tore to shreds a good man named Mitt Romney, little is off limits.

Little is off limits – Would that we could say the same thing about the Republicans.

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Human Events: Rand Paul vs. King Barack I :

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) gave an interview to the Christian Broadcasting Network in which he rather strongly denounced President Obama’s threats to impose gun control through executive orders.  ”I’m against having a king,” said the Senator.  ”I think having a monarch is what we fought the American Revolution over, and someone who wants to bypass the Constitution, bypass Congress, that’s someone who wants to act like a king or monarch.”

 Maggie’s Notebook: Video A Nation Rises – If One Step Saves a Child, We Have an Obligation to Try – Says The Champion of Infanticide:

“If there’s even one step we can take to save another child, we have an obligation to try,” so said the most anti-life president in our history; so said the only man to champion infanticide and still rise to the Oval Office. Blackstone Films produced the video below with Obama’s post-Sandy-Hook speech drumming in the background. Tomorrow Obama has a press conference scheduled to reveal his gun control agenda, which will reportedly contain 19 Executive Orders. While Obama talks about gun control, he will be surrounded by school children at the podium with him. It’s creepy.

Politifact’s Lie of the Year Was a Giant Strawman

In the waning days of the 2012 campaign, the Romney campaign put out an ad in Ohio that made the charge that Chrysler would be building jeeps in China after being bailed out by the government. This caused a massive media backlash, with hyperventilating Democrats calling it a flat out lie. In fact, it was Politifact’s Lie of the Year:

It was a lie told in the critical state of Ohio in the final days of a close campaign — that Jeep was moving its U.S. production to China. It originated with a conservative blogger, who twisted an accurate news story into a falsehood. Then it picked up steam when the Drudge Report ran with it. Even though Jeep’s parent company gave a quick and clear denial, Mitt Romney repeated it and his campaign turned it into a TV ad.

And they stood by the claim, even as the media and the public expressed collective outrage against something so obviously false.

People often say that politicians don’t pay a price for deception, but this time was different: A flood of negative press coverage rained down on the Romney campaign, and he failed to turn the tide in Ohio, the most important state in the presidential election.

Read the entire thing. This particular Politifact post sounds like Media Matters on steroids. But they were right about one thing – there was a flood of negative press coverage that rained down on the Romney campaign – an amazing phenomena we saw again and again throughout the campaign any time Romney made a claim that might draw blood.

Megyn Kelly had Stuart Varney on to talk about the controversy five days before the election. The only thing that was “obviously false” was the “fact checkers'” assertion that the Romney ad claimed Chrysler was “moving US production to China”.

As Varney noted in the video, nowhere in the ad did the Romney campaign claim that Chrysler was moving U.S, production to China. That was a massive strawman designed to confuse voters into thinking that Romney was lying about the Precious again. The ad simply stated that Chrysler was sold to Italians who were going to start building jeeps in China which is 100% correct.

Was it an ad I would have wasted time on, if I were running the campaign? No. But the geniuses in the Romney campaign wanted to play tit for tat on Obama’s terms.

Duane Lester at Liberty News points to this big Chrysler announcement, made yesterday in The Detroit News: Chrysler to build Jeeps in China:

Say it isn’t so…

Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne said the automaker plans to build some Jeeps in China for the local market — and later, in Russia.

“As part of our global expansion of the Jeep brand, there are some cars — that because of the price position in the market — can never be made in the U.S. and exported,” Marchionne told reporters on the sidelines of the North American International Auto Show. “We’re going to be announcing the first step in the globalization of Jeep (in China). There’s another one that’s going to come in Russia. These things are part of a natural process of expansion.”

Marchionne said he will keep “the pillar cars of the Jeep (brand) in the United States. Wrangler is one. The Grand Cherokee is another. These are things that need to be protected because they represent the best and the essence of Jeep. If you tell me I cannot make a Patriot somewhere else, I might as well go out of the market.”

And note that they’re not done using  their strawman of the year.

Marchionne came under harsh criticism from Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, who falsely suggested that Chrysler would shift production from Ohio to China of the Jeep brand. The Romney ad on the issue was branded the “lie of the year” by fact checker “Politifact.”

“Falsely suggested”? Who’s making the “false suggestions?  The ad said, and I quote:  “Obama took Chrysler and GM into bankruptcy and sold Chrysler to the Italians who are going to build jeeps in China.” Every word of the Romney ad, (Politifact’s “Lie of the Year”) is true.

Duane Lester sums up:

This is what happens when you get government in bed with corporations. They cover each others hind ends.

True dat.

So Far, US State Dept Refusing to Take Action to Save American-Iranian Pastor Imprisoned in Tehran

The American Center for Law and Justice is fighting for an Iranian-American pastor imprisoned in Iran’s notorious Evin Prison. Pastor Saeed Abedini, 32, was arrested in September for his work in Iran’s underground Christian community and his case has reportedly been  assigned to an Iranian judge who is known as one of Iran’s “hanging judges.”

The US State Department has thus far, refused to take decisive action on Abedini’s behalf, even though he is an American citizen.

Via The Washington Free Beacon, The Jerusalem Post reported:

The U.S. State Department expressed “serious concerns” about Abedini’s situation on Friday.

Jordan Sekulow, the executive director of the Washington-based American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ) wrote to the The Jerusalem Post on Friday, “This is an extremely critical time for American Pastor Saeed and his family. We now know with certainty, from his own words, the brutality and life-threatening danger he faces in Iran’s notorious Evin Prison.”

“In a powerful letter from him released to family members in Tehran, Pastor Saeed reveals that he is undergoing beatings and is being told that he ‘will hang’ for his Christian faith. That treatment combined with the recent news that Pastor Saeed’s case has been turned over to one of Iran’s ‘hanging judges’ makes his circumstances more dire than ever,” Sekulow said.

Abedini became an American citizen in 2010 after marrying his American wife, Naghmeh Abedini, according to FOX News.

The Iranian government does not recognize his American citizenship, though it had enabled him to travel freely between both countries until this past summer. That’s when he was pulled off a bus and placed under house arrest, according to his supporters. Abedini was then imprisoned and charged with several crimes that have not been made public, but it is widely believed that it is because of his Christian faith.

The ACLJ reported Monday that a sham trial against American pastor Saeed for his faith is scheduled for Jan 21.

American Pastor Saeed Abedini’s Iranian lawyer was finally permitted to see Saeed’s court file.  What he discovered is that Pastor Saeed’s trial has been set for January 21, 2013, one week from today.

It is an outrage that Pastor Saeed’s trial date and charge against him would be withheld from his legal counsel until less than a week before the trial itself.  Not only is Iran violating Pastor Saeed’s fundamental freedom of religion, but it is making a mockery of “justice.”

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As more individuals and governments around the world take notice of Pastor Saeed’s case, the pressure on Iran to release him and stop violating religious liberty will increase.  Action must be taken quickly as the Iranian regime is clearly bent on rushing through a sham trial that leaves counsel unprepared and in the dark about the nature of the charges against their client and exacerbates the already horrific violations of Pastor Saeed’s human rights.

Stand with the ACLJ and tens of thousands of others in defense of this American citizen and pastor by signing our petition to save Pastor Saeed today. Also, please call your Representative and Senators immediately and ask them to sign on to Representative Aderholt’s letter in the House and Senator Risch’s letter in the Senate calling for Pastor Saeed’s freedom. You can find your Members of Congress here.

Your prayers wouldn’t hurt, either.

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Video: Project Veritas Exposes Anti-Gun Hypocrisy

This latest gem from James O’Keefe’s Project Veritas targets media hypocrisy in the gun debate.

Undercover journalists were dispatched to New York and DC to knock on the doors of notable anti-gun editors, commentators and journalists  following the  publishing of names and addresses of law abiding gun owners in the Journal News.

Their responses are as enlightening as they are hilarious.

Note- the anti-gun dorks at the beginning (including O’Keefe himself),  are actors satirizing  this video.

If you want to see more videos like these, please make a contribution to Project Veritas.

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Twitchy: New James O’Keefe video: Anti-gun journalists refuse to display ‘proudly gun free’ yard signs:

At the home of Star-Ledger columnist Bob Braun, the Veritas crew was told, “I am on your side on this, but I’m just wondering if that’s not an invitation to somebody with a gun…. it’s an invitation to come barging in.”

Gee, ya think?

As Twitchy has reported, the gun permit map was a gift to criminals, letting them know which homes were unprotected and which ones might have firearms to steal. Lives and property were endangered, all so these hypocrites could gin up fear and outrage. But when pressed, they refused to subject themselves to the same risks.

Well done, Project Veritas!

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