Another Move Without Congress!
Harlotte is at the Table
Good Morning, Breakfastpoppers. Today is Tuesday, September 2, 2014. Our creative friend, Spider Harlotte, is at the breakfast table this morning. She has decided to take a look at other events going on in Washington. Apparently, the president has taken some time off from his busy attempt to ignore ISIS to make yet another move without Congress. Harlotte has requested the pleasure of your company at the breakfast table. She has baked up a batch of blueberry pancakes with homemade syrup. I will be providing delicious Irish coffees for one and all. We hope to see you soon.
He's Got that Pen Again!
Thank you all for coming to meet with me this morning. I have learned that the Obama administration is working quite hard to implement a comprehensive climate change agreement that would compel nations to reduce their planet-warming fossil fuel emissions. A bold move like this would require the approval of Congress in the normal course of events. These days, precious little is "normal" so don't expect your President Obama to follow the law and "do the right thing." It's just not in his DNA.
The agreement is supposed to be signed at a United Nations summit meeting held in Paris in 2015. Of course, if Paris has been taken over by radical Islam by then, they will have to move the meeting. The agreement will force some of the world's largest economies to enact laws to reduce their carbon pollution. There is one big problem with this grand plan. To put it quite simply, your Constitution requires that your president may only enter into a legally binding treaty if the deal is approved by a two-thirds majority of the Senate. Under normal circumstances this would be quite an obstacle, but wait, we are talking about President "I'll go it alone" Obama. He may not have a "plan" to deal with murdering hordes like ISIS, but he has figured out, yet again, how to cut Congress out of the equation!
A Play on Words
Your President Obama has decided that getting rid of Congress, and you, is actually quite doable. All he and his trusty little team has to do is cook up a politically binding deal that would "name and shame" countries into signing the agreement. Even other nations realize that President Obama would have to go to Congress. President Obama prefers to go straight to the United Nations, that august body that should have been thrown out of America years ago. This way President Obama can ensure that with carbon taxes and high energy prices, he and his friends in high places will become carbon zillionaires! Al Gore, the internet and climate change guru, predicted that arctic ice would be gone by now. When poor Al found out that it has actually doubled in size, he must have had a hissy fit. President Obama's plan will definitely cheer him up, so don't waste precious time or energy fretting over Al. Instead, I recommend that you devote some quality time worrying about President Obama's constant trashing and side-stepping of the Constitution. Would somebody please explain to this spider exactly when your great country became a one man show?
What's Going On?
President Obama took office for reasons only those who voted for him can explain. The rest of us, including this spider, were left scratching our heads and wringing our hands. All this years later, we are now pulling our hair out of our heads. Nothing this president does makes sense. Nothing this president does shows any respect for the country, its citizens or its Constitution. His motto always was and will continue to be, "my way or the highway." He seems to take great pleasure out of doing the exact thing that will exasperate most thinking people. Playing golf while ISIS is on the move is just one example. Making sure that no White House representatives attended the memorial mass for slain journalist James Foley was another. Instead, President Obama sent three representatives to the funeral of Michael Brown. When any president can look America in the eye and say "You can do business with that guy", when referring to Al Sharpton, you know we have a problem. What America needs and needs now is a president. What America has is a community activist!
Oh, what a tangled web they weave
When first they practice to deceive...
Sir Walter Scott