Obama's Target is Not Just Republicans, but the Constitution Itself

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    Obama's Target is Not Just Republicans, but the Constitution Itself

    By Joel B. Pollak
    January 21, 2013


    President Barack Obama's second inaugural address has been described as one of the most partisan ever given, heralding a sweeping left-wing agenda and demonizing his opponents. But President Obama's target is not simply the Republican Party: it is the Constitution itself, and the values of liberty that it enshrines.

    In the address itself, President Obama made the case that liberty is not timeless; that it must adjust to the times, and that "preserving our individual freedoms ultimately requires collective action"--not to defend those freedoms from infringement, but to give them "meaning" through government regulation and redistribution.

    White House communications director Dan Pfeiffer put the point more bluntly in remarks published earlier today:

    “There’s a moment of opportunity now that’s important,” Pfeiffer said. “What’s frustrating is that we don’t have a political system or an opposition party worthy of the opportunity.” ​

    A year ago, President Obama observed:
    "t turns out our Founders designed a system that makes it more difficult to bring about change that I would like sometimes."


    Note the contempt in Pfeiffer's words--not just for the political opposition, but for the political system itself--a system designed by the Framers to include checks and balances to hold government power firmly in check...


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    The GOP House ought to be held in contempt for what they've done over the past 2 years. Or, more precisely, what they haven't done.
     
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    Ridiculous.
     
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    Hey stupid, it is reid's senate that has done nothing. Reid is the one that blocked the bills passed by the house and sent to the senate. Stop blaming the republicans.

     
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