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Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Caligula Obamas Illegally Appointed His Donkeys
Caligula was a first in Roman History. He pushed for reforms to include full democracy over the republican form of government Rome had at the time. He mocked the representative Senate by appointing his own horse as Consul and Priest, giving his horse sway over the Senate. He was the first emperor to be assassinated by his own bodyguards, the Praetorian Guard.
Obama did much the same with some of his appointments. Those appointments were propagandized as "recess appointments". However, a Federal Appeals Court reviewed the appointments and deemed that they were not done during a constitutional recess. Therefore, the appointments were null and void.
In addition to the appointments being null and void, the court's decision was that all policies, executive actions, and bureaucratic regulations generated by these appointees were also null and void.
The appointments were mostly members of the socialist construct called the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). Others included Richard Cordray as head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, another socialist construct.
Though the appointments were deemed unconstitutional and not, in fact, recess appointments, none of the appointees were removed from office as they should have been. They should have left those jobs immediately. Obama could have appointed them, again, and let them go through the confirmation process. That would have been the correct and constitutional thing to do.
This decision does have bipartisan implications. Executives on both sides of the political spectrum have made similar appointments. Most have been less blatant and timed closer to actual recesses. It will have implications on any future elected presidents.
The decision is somewhat "old n ews", having occurred on Friday, January 25, 2013. However, the lack of action after four days is news. A statement to the press by James Carney is not an action. It was a declaration of "we don't like getting caught with our knickers down and our other hand in the cookie jar". It was a declaration of inaction. Jay Carney came just short of pulling out the original US Constitution and urinating on it.
However, Obama won't let his donkeys be out of a job. He is sticking to these appointments for one reason. It's now apparently clear that Obama has no respect for the US Constitution. It is something many have suspected for years. It isn't just that he has a false interpretation of that supreme law of the land as something ambiguous and subject to moral relevance. No, this is proof that they do not recognize the US Constitution's supreme authority.
Obama isn't Lincoln. He is Nero, Caligula, and Tiberius rolled into one.