MR. 180°: Obama’s Unconstitutional Action, Political Strategy

Written by William Pauwels on November 20, 2014

As you know, the old proverb says:  Actions Speak Louder Than Words.

On the Friday after the midterm elections, President Obama met with the leaders of the current Congress at the White House. He said that he would work constructively with the new Republican controlled Congress commencing control in January 2015.  His words seemed right and his commitment appropriate.

So what were the actions to follow? The President met last night (Wednesday) at the White House with Democrat legislators only.  Reportedly, he was preparing them for his forthcoming Executive Order granting de facto amnesty to illegal aliens. He will announce this action in a speech to the people of America this evening (Thursday).  And following that speech he will immediately fly to Las Vegas for a formal signing on Friday.

Why, you might ask, a signing in Las Vegas?  Firstly, it’s the home of current Democrat Senate Leader Harry Reid, who will be facing a tough reelection battle in 2016 – and who has been a staunch Obama supporter.  Secondly, over 25% of Nevada’s population are Hispanic immigrants sympathetic to the President’s de facto amnesty.  Clearly the President’s actions are highly political as well as illegal.  

In addition, the President’s actions are unconstitutional as well as illegal. He has said so himself in speeches and interviews preserved on video tape. His own words, presented on a dozen or more occasions, condemn the very action he is about to take. These were not rash statements, but thoughtful statements, repeated year after year, in prepared speech after speech, on innumerable occasions. 

One might ask, why would Pres. Obama make this 180° turnaround on such an important and strategic issue?  Why would he seize power to do what he has declared illegal and unconstitutional on many-many  occasions?  One can only assume that he desires to provoke an immediate conflict with the new, soon to be installed (January 2015) Republican Congress.

Note, this is not inconsistent with the Great Deceiver’s past modus operandi – say one thing and do the opposite.  Obama desires to create a constitutional conflict with the new, soon to be installed, Republican Congress.  It is consistent with his long-since adopted, Saul Alinsky political strategy (Rules for Radicals): Clearly isolate an enemy to be attacked. Always vilify your opposition. Give your supporters a clear, partisan, sympathetic cause to hate. 

It has been speculated that Obama and the Democrats would like to solicit an impeachment procedure by the Republicans against President Obama – or, at least, legal court action in opposition to his illegal, quasi-amnesty.  The Democrats believe, as was the result of the Clinton impeachment proceedings, that this would enhance Democrat election chances in 2016.

Time will tell if the ever political Obama/Reid/Clinton/Progressive/Liberal-Leftist strategy will work in the 2016 presidential election year.  With the leftist media obviously on their side – and a high percentage of under-informed voters at the polls – it might just work once again. 

Hopefully, loyal American voters will expose this disgusting Democrat strategy via Digital Communications, the Internet, Talk Radio, FoxNews, and Word-Of-Mouth.



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William Pauwels
William A. Pauwels, Sr. was born in Jackson Michigan to a Belgian, immigrant, entrepreneurial family. Bill is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and served in executive and/or leadership positions at Thomson Industries, Inc., Dow Corning, Loctite and Sherwin-Williams. He is currently CIO of Pauwels Private Investment Practice. He's been commenting on matters political/economic/philosophical since 1980.