Deja Vu: Obama Camp Disables Credit Card Verification, Inviting Campaign Finance Fraud

The Bush Department of Justice allowed him to get away with it in 2008, so what’s to stop him now?

Via PJ Tatler:

Republicans need to shine a spotlight on this immediately because the media gatekeepers won’t let this news make it out of the right-wing blogosphere if they can help it. Ace says, Pass a law out of the House, now.

Yes, this sonofabitch will veto it. At least make him explain why he’s determined to rake in illegal foreign money.

I’d like to see him defend it, and I’d like to see his supporters – the collectivist drones at Media Matters and MSNBC explain it.

Atlas Shrugs did important work in 2008 bringing Obama’s campaign finance fraud to light. He raked in three quarters of a billion dollars by skirting the system in 2008. We can’t let him get away with this a second time.

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History Revisionism – Obama Slams Supreme Court – Says ObamaCare Passed With “Strong Majority”

Obama took a shot at the conservatives on the Court, today,in comments about the deliberations over ObamaCare.

“Ultimately, I am confident that the Supreme Court will not take what would be an unprecedented, extraordinary step of overturning a law that was passed by a strong majority of a democratically elected Congress,” Obama said at a news conference with the leaders of Canada and Mexico.

“Strong majority?” How stupid does this President think we are? Does he think we all suffer from mass amnesia? Alzheimer’s?

video via Weasel Zippers

The bitter battle that finally led to Obamacare’s slim passage, only two years ago,  included countless promises that couldn’t be kept, back-room deals, kick-backs, parliamentary tricks and a transparently dishonest executive order that promised pro-life Dems that ObamaCare wouldn’t cover abortions. (Whatever happened to that E/O?)

The heavy handed/rammed down our throats passage of the unpopular bill represented a major betrayal to the majority of Americans who opposed  it, and the Democrats were punished severely that Fall with a shellacking of epic proportions.

That’s what the President considers passing with “a strong majority”.

The constitutional scholar also had “stern words” for the conservatives on the court.

“And I’d just remind conservative commentators that, for years, what we have heard is, the biggest problem on the bench was judicial activism, or a lack of judicial restraint, that an unelected group of people would somehow overturn a duly constituted and passed law,” Obama said.

“Well, this is a good example, and I’m pretty confident that this court will recognize that and not take that step,” he said.

But of course, slapping down an unconstitutional law is not what what one would call “judicial activism”. It’s called our checks and balances at work with one branch correcting the abusive  overreach of the other two branches.

See also:

Doug Ross: I find it curious that a self-professed Constitutional scholar doesn’t know that the Supreme Court has struck down more than 1,300 laws since the founding of the Republic

The Right Scoop: Mark Levin methodically rips apart Obama’s SCOTUS intimidation statement

Legal Insurrection: Hey Obama, know what else those unelected judges have?

Yid With Lid: Obama Attempts to Intimidate the Supreme Court Via “Street Bully” Tactics

America’s Right: An Open Letter to President Barack H. Obama, Constitutional Scholar

I understand that, ideologically, your signature piece of health care legislation is the perfect progressive fix.  I understand how it works.  I understand how it slowly but surely interferes with insurers’ ability to assess risk and thus slowly but surely facilitates an increase in premium costs, therefore driving more and more people to clamor for a government fix. It’s a brilliant political maneuver.

But it’s also unconstitutional.

And when the Justices of the United States Supreme Court tell you as much mere weeks before November’s election, it will not be because they are “unelected,” nor will it be because they somehow don’t understand the legislation.  The law simply runs afoul of the Commerce Clause of the United States Constitution, and no amount of “strong majority of a democratically elected Congress” will change that.

Wave the white flag, Mr. President.  Or, preferably, you can continue to make a fool of yourself.  In my Trial Advocacy class at Rutgers-Camden, after all, we were taught how do deal with opposing counsel who was floundering in front of a judge or jury: sit tight, smile, and just let it happen.

Now, Rutgers-Camden is a fine school, but it sure ain’t Harvard.  Nevertheless, I’m the one who is sitting tight and smiling.

Good luck with your re-election.

CDN: President Obama’s Petty Tirade May Signal Beginning of the End for Obamacare

Richard Fernandez, Belmont Club: Nice Court You Have There, It Would Be A Shame If Something Happened To It

WHD: Obama Attempts to Intimidate the Supreme Court


Why Is The Community Organizer Pitting Americans Against Each Other?

Image via The Union News

P.J. Salvatore has an excellent, spot-on post up at Big Government where she explains the Alinsky tactics being employed by the organized left, at the behest of Obama White House. The question she explores: Why did the President exploit the Trayvon Martin case to the exclusion of so many other tragic cases we see in American cities, every day?  Salvatore cites the death of a 6-year-old girl named Aliyah Shell, caught in the crossfire of gang violence over the particularly violent St. Patrick’s Day weekend in Chicago.

But Aliyah’s story received very little coverage, despite the event being more recent than the Martin tragedy, and despite the fact that it happened in President Barack Obama’s very own Chicago on a weekend when 49 people were shot and 10 others were killed.

No mention of Aliyah from the president. No public outpouring for a young mother who sat untangling her daughter’s hair as shots rang out. Nothing. And yet…

“If I had a son, he’d look like Trayvon.”

It’s not about wrong or right. It’s not about justice. It’s not about Trayvon Martin.

“The despair is there; now it’s up to us to go in and rub raw the sores of discontent, galvanize them for radical social change.”- Saul Alinsky

Or as Rahm Emanuel would say,  “You never want a serious crisis to go to waste.”

These people know their Alinsky. So should every American in order to recognize his tactics when they see it.

Since the early days of his administration, Obama, like a totalitarian dictator,  has been employing  a divide and conquer strategy to galvanize his supporters and demoralize his critics.

What at first was astonishing to me – (I wrote about it in August of 2009: How Obama Is Pitting Americans Against Each Other) has become the new normal.

He started off his Presidency by telling Republicans “not to do a lot of talking”, to “get out of the way”, or “grab a broom” and help him clean up the mess they made. He mocked opponents of Obamacare, during his victory lap after its passage. He told Republicans to “get in the back seat”, and  accused them a sipping slurpies while he did the hard work of getting “the car out of the ditch” not once, but dozens of times.. As the car sunk further and further into the ditch, he continued to blame Bush, and the “do nothing congress” even though Democrats had total control for two full years and every damn thing they did made things worse.

For the first time in our nation’s history, we have a President who has denigrated protesters by calling them, “teabaggers”,  and said that, instead of protesting his destructive policies, “they should be thanking me”.  While stumping in 2010, he  extorted a Hispanic audience to “punish their enemies” at the ballot box. His administration actually  encourages citizens to inform on each other. He’s turned the DOJ into an arm of the radicalized left – a political weapon to use against his enemies, (which happens to include the rule of law), and is seemingly intent on helping Obama steal the election in November. Fast and Furious, (along with a number of other, smaller gunwalking programs) is the worst scandal in American history, not that anyone would know because the MSM refuses to push the story. He has abused his power on a number of fronts – usurping congressional and constitutional authority.

Despite all this, Obama still has a fairly high personal approval rating, so the Republican establishment is afraid to cast him as the dangerous radical he is in the 2012 election. He’s just a noob who’s “in over his head” is the preferred narrative.

Here are the community organizer’s latest chess moves as compiled by Salvatore:

Move 1   Occupy Wall Street: the (self-appointed) 99% versus the 1%

Move 2   Contraceptive/abortifacient mandates: government versus religion

Move 3   Sandra Fluke: women versus conservatives (supposedly)

And now…

Move 4   Trayvon Martin: black versus “white” (so-called)

What will the election year check-mate be? And which side is going to play it – the Alinsky radicals or the “Stupid party”?

Place your bets.