I have long since lost count of the times conservatives have been described as hard, right-wing idealogues that care only for our conservative ideology. The issue doesn’t really matter. The left always accuses us of being unwilling to bend our conservative principles. President Obama has been especially adept at this, along with outgoing Senate Majority Leader, Harry Reid. They are fond of describing to the world how Republicans are just the party of NO. Incidentally, they want the rest of us to forget that it was President Obama who refused to negotiate with the Republicans during last year’s government shutdown. And Harry Reid has killed how many bipartisan bills? That’s something else I’ve lost count of.
It can not be denied that the Democrats took an historic beating in the mid-term elections. They simply got walloped because the American people are tired of the direction they have taken the country since President Obama was sworn into office. One would think this would be cause for reflection on their part. One would think they would ponder what the American people really want them to do. One would be sadly mistaken. Since the mid-term beating became apparent, something else has became abundantly clear. The Democrats are determined to go their own route and ignore the will of the American people.
It didn’t take the President long to come out with a defiant speech, telling the country he was going to work on his own, since it was clear the Republicans would not work with him after they assumed complete control of Congress in 2015. He was in no way apologetic about his actions. In Congress, elections were held to choose their leaders for the upcoming Congress. Care to guess who the Democrats chose to lead them, yet again? Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi. That tells me they are not interested in changing the course they are on. And last night, President Obama doubled down on his threat to go it alone on immigration reform. He announced to the world that almost 5 million illegal immigrants no longer had to worry about deportation.
What does the President’s actions tell us? Really, nothing new. Many of us have tried to show, since before he was even elected, that the man was a pure ideologue. He believes in his liberal philosophy so strongly, he can not deviate from it. He showed that in his second inaugural address, when all he cared to talk about was climate change. Unlike William Jefferson Clinton, who cared enough about his legacy to move to the middle and work with the Republicans after 1994, Barack Hussein Obama is determined to get his way. That’s why he is forging ahead on immigration, granting deportation relief to the parents of American citizens. Is this full amnesty? Not in the legal definition, but it is a step in that direction. If Obama is allowed to force this new executive action down the throats of the American people, it is not a great leap of faith to believe he will go even further and grant them complete amnesty.
It is important to note one thing. Many who may agree with the President on his desired result on immigration disagree with his methods. Even they believe he is taking the wrong approach to correct the perceived problems with our immigration system. When some of your own party are raising red flags at your actions, would it not be safe to assume that you might be taking things a bit too far? That does not trouble President Obama, evidently. He has been stymied in his desire to help illegal immigrants for much too long. Therefore, he is acting on his own and in doing so, he is taking a hard left turn.
My hope is that the Republican-led Congress will use every means at their disposal to stop President Obama’s attempts to bypass the Constitution in its tracks. The man has been able to shed criticism because he is a black man. Every accusation of impropriety has been met with charges of racism. He accuses others of not being willing to negotiate, when he refuses to do so himself. He loves the blame game, especially when it comes to things he is guilty of. If we were in a school yard, he would be called a bully. And as far as I know, there is only one way to stop a bully. Slapping them down works wonders and it’s about time the Republicans wielded their power and slapped the man who would be king back to his rightful place of limited authority. It’s what the American people want.