The days are whittling down on Obama’s decrepit presidency.
He acts out his last hurrah even as he puts taxpayers on the hook for another multi-million-dollar vacation in Hawaii. From a liberal perspective, his actions should be understood as progressive. To the rest of us deplorables, his actions are dangerous, authoritarian, and spiteful.
Obama scrambles to put together a legacy.
The day after Election Day, in which his presidency was utterly repudiated, he published $44 billion dollars’ worth of new and onerous regulations. The American Action Forum (AAF.org) lists 40 additional regulations scheduled for publication before the end of his term — costing an additional estimated $70 billion. We know the debt-crushing cost but it may take years before we find out their content, let alone feel their full impact.
While Bill Clinton spent his waning lame-duck days issuing pardons to corrupt family members and for financial gain, Obama’s pardons are more ideological as he reduces and commutes the sentences of hardened violent criminals.
In a single day, Obama pardoned 78 convicted felons and he shortened the sentences of 153 others.
Obama has created a resettlement surge center that has admitted an average of 100 un-vetted Syrian mostly Muslim refugees per day since June according to the government’s Refugee Processing Center.
There is concern that this risky policy might surge to greater amounts before Obama leaves office.
Finally, Obama fulfilled his threat of last summer when rumors circulated that he would not veto an anti-Israel U.N. resolution that would deny Jews the right to live in Samaria, Judea, and parts of Jerusalem.
Donald Trump weighed-in with his opposition to the resolution, causing the Egyptian government to reconsider introducing it. This was circumvented by several other nations.
Now Obama, in a betrayal of Israel that has been condemned by both Republicans and Democrats in Congress, did an end run around Egypt by failing to veto the measure.
There is really no way of knowing what else Obama might have up his sleeve in these last miserable days of his term.
Chuck Morse is an author and radio talk show host. Chuck received the 2003 Communicator of the Year award from the National Right to Work Committee and was named a "Heavy 100" Radio Talk Host by Talkers Magazine. Chuck ran for Congress in Massachusetts against Barney Frank. For more of his reports — Click Here Now.
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