A few weeks ago we were waxing nostalgic for the days when it seemed prudent to watch events unfold before leaping to conclusions about what political “leaders” were up to. Nowadays, under The Transformational Presidency, by the time events unfold you’re out of luck.
Some unfolding took place while we were off enjoying the holidays. Bringing recent events into focus, the Washington Post outlined administration plans to govern by executive fiat. Forget that old “three coequal branches” thing.
Readers may tire of us repeating the obvious, that the climate change scam is an example of government selling the idea that we’re causing something that happens naturally all the time, aggrandizing its powers by brilliantly exploiting people’s desire to believe in their own importance. See: roosters causing sunrise.
The Obama administration has nevertheless struggled with this tactical slam-dunk because even Democrat-controlled Congresses have disdained the economic suicide of global warming schemes. But by opting for EPA dictate, the administration can still get a stranglehold on all energy use by business, industry, and individuals. Control that, and you control everything people do.
So how does this bring recent events into focus? Remember Harry Reid and “the nuclear option” last fall? No sooner were the Senate’s filibuster rules plowed under than Reid’s troops confirmed three new Liberal judges, stuffing reliable accomplices of the Obama agenda into the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia.
Know which court reviews most legal challenges to EPA regulatory abuse?
That unfolded fast, and now former Clinton chief-of-staff and John Podesta is mapping out how best to exploit the hijacking of the judiciary.
A wait-and-see attitude is no longer viable. After five years of an aspiring dictator behaving in all-too-predictable ways, we already know what we’re going to see.