Saturday, December 12, 2015

Anything goes

WSJ: "No Political Guardrails":
Barack Obama has done plenty of damage to the country, but perhaps the worst is his determined destruction of Washington’s guardrails. Mr. Obama wants what he wants. If ObamaCare is problematic, he unilaterally alters the law. If Congress won’t change the immigration system, he refuses to enforce it. If the nation won’t support laws to fight climate change, he creates one with regulation. If the Senate won’t confirm his nominees, he declares it in recess and installs them anyway. “As to limits, you set your own,” observed Dan in that editorial. This is our president’s motto.

Mr. Obama doesn’t need anyone to justify his actions, because he’s realized no one can stop him. He gets criticized, but at the same time his approach has seeped into the national conscience. It has set new norms. You see this in the ever-more-outrageous proposals from the presidential field, in particular front-runners Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.
Although I think Trump's shouting about immigration policy is repugnant, the Democrats have a lot of nerve claiming it's unconstitutional when they regularly rewrite laws and talk about seizing guns.  Also, I've written in the past that Obama has set the standard for future Presidents to selectively enforce the law into meaninglessness.

Extra - From Instapundit: "The press and political class let him burn it all down because they agreed with him, and besides he was black so to complain would be racist or something. Now they can’t figure out how to survive the wind that will blow, now that everything that can stop it has been removed."

Of course, the "survive the wind that will blow" reference that Dr. R is alluding to is from "A Man for All Seasons":

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