FDR taught us that the Constitution is whatever five liberal justices say it is.
Nancy Pelosi just taught us that an impeachable offense is whatever 218 liberal Congresspeople say it is.
I’m glad I’m a Republican. I don’t want to govern by hate. But what if the Republicans in Congress had applied the new Pelosi rule during the Obama Presidency?
Here, take a look:
J’accuse… President Barack Obama of selling off 20% of our national uranium assets to Russian oligarchs. The company is Uranium One. Furthermore, his Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, received $31.3 million into her “Foundation,” possibly to facilitate this transaction. Our nuclear superiority may be permanently ended by this transaction.
J’accuse… President Barack Obama of entering into an illegal treaty (agreement) with Iran, the world’s number one sponsor of state terrorism. This will enable Iran to become a nuclear power within 15 years. Also, in that agreement the United States gave Iran pallets of cash (mafia style) totaling $400 million in exchange for six prisoners. Our nation’s vow to never pay ransom was another victim of that transaction. Furthermore, this treaty was never submitted to the United States Senate for ratification (by two-thirds).
J’accuse… President Barack Obama of starting an illegal, undeclared war on Libya with the express purpose of executing its leader, Muammar Gadaffi, and destabilizing the country. Mr. Gadaffi had already given up his nuclear program and was not a threat to other nations. The subsequent anarchy in Libya led to the 9/11/2012 attack on two American facilities in Benghazi, killing American Ambassador Chris Stevens and three others. The Benghazi attack lasted twelve hours and the President and Secretary of State Clinton refused to send reinforcements during that time.
J’accuse… President Barack Obama of giving large numbers of semi-automatic rifles to Mexican drug cartels to try to discredit the Second Amendment of the Bill of Rights of the Constitution of the United States of America. This program was called “Fast and Furious.” Border Patrol Officer Brian Terry was killed in a shootout with drug traffickers where these rifles were being used against us.
J’accuse… President Barack Obama of weaponizing the Internal Revenue Service. Groups that applied for tax-exempt status were either denied or permanently delayed if their name suggested it was a non-profit organization with a philosophy and roster not in support of the president. To this day not a single employee of the IRS was in any way penalized for this illegal behavior. The weaponization of a bureaucracy is a defining point that separates a Constitutional Republic from a third-world banana republic.
J’accuse… President Barack Obama of weaponizing our Intelligence services. The Senior staff of the Federal Bureau of Investigation became a partisan sub-organization that spied on the president’s domestic adversaries while “standing down” on issues of inconvenience to the president, such as election interference by Russia. Furthermore, the president and these politicized intelligence agencies enlisted aid from friendly foreign governments (the United Kingdom, Italy, and Australia) to expand these illegal, unconstitutional spying activities. Like Article 5 above, these were major steps on the road to becoming a third-world banana republic.
J’accuse… President Barack Obama of turning the FISA (Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act) warrant program into a back door domestic spying operation. By getting a rubber stamped FISA warrant approved (illegally) on an American citizen, the president and his weaponized bureaucrats could spy on political adversaries and then, through the illegal process known as “unmasking,” broaden the spying to all the contacts of the original warrant target. These acts end privacy in America as we know it. A government this big and intrusive is a total affront to the Constitution of the United States of America.
J’accuse… President Barack Obama of using the Affordable Care Act to nationalize our student loan program. This takeover has resulted in a $900 billion federal program where nobody is rejected, with a default rate of 10.8% and with our colleges being overrun by students who are incapable of doing college level work. Furthermore, the existence of this unlimited amount of loans-for-all has continued a rapid increase in student tuition, the hiring of too many administrators, and grade inflation. The president has willfully created a crisis where none existed and for which there is no easy or affordable solution.
I rest my case.
Sid Dinerstein is a former chairman of the Palm Beach County Republican Party. He founded JBS Associates, a 600-person financial service company, and currently combines politics and business with Niger Innis in Inclusive Elections LLC, a firm that brings urban electorate voters to the GOP. He is the author of "Adults Only: For Those Who Love Their Country More Than Their Party." For more of his reports, Go Here Now.
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