WSJ Strassel: “Obama Acknowleges No Rules”

Kimberly Strassel, writing a column in the Wall Street Journal titled ‘The President Has A List‘, compares the bullying our President has begun to do. She begins with a description of his latest outrage:

Try this thought experiment: You decide to donate money to Mitt Romney. You want change in the Oval Office, so you engage in your democratic right to send a check.

Several days later, President Barack Obama, the most powerful man on the planet, singles you out by name. His campaign brands you a Romney donor, shames you for “betting against America,” and accuses you of having a “less-than-reputable” record. The message from the man who controls the Justice Department (which can indict you), the SEC (which can fine you), and the IRS (which can audit you), is clear: You made a mistake donating that money.

Are you worried?”

Damn right you’d be worried. This is thug behavior straight from the streets and city hall of Chicago. The fact that a mainstream media outlet like the Journal is adopting the position that Obama is acting like a despot is refreshing. If only the reporting will spread to other media.

Strassel sums it up thus:

The Obama campaign has justified any action on the grounds that it has a right to “hold the eventual Republican nominee accountable,” but this is a dodge. Politics is rough, but a president has obligations that transcend those of a candidate. He swore an oath to protect and defend a Constitution that gives every American the right to partake in democracy, free of fear of government intimidation or disfavored treatment. If Mr. Obama isn’t going to act like a president, he bolsters the argument that he doesn’t deserve to be one.”

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8 Responses to WSJ Strassel: “Obama Acknowleges No Rules”

  1. R.D. Walker says:

    This is one of the most foul things I have ever heard. Can you imagine? Democrats tell us that requiring an ID to vote is burdensome to Democracy and then they send out a signal that the most powerful man in America will fuck with you if you help his opponents. We have become a goddamned banana republic!

  2. Jim22 says:

    Foul is one way of describing it. I would add the word ‘Evil’.

  3. notamobster says:

    Just wait. If he is re-elected this type of intimidation will seem like schoolyard name calling in comparison.

  4. Lyun says:

    Nota, from another post…this is the love of theory syndrome…. O’Bama hasn’t been re-elected yet, but already he’s going to nail your hide to the door…..that’s paranoia…… something you said upset him?

    The Republican party under the leadership of Mitt Romney may yet be The Evil Empire if he gets to the White House just as Bush was reviled for his “adventures” while in power, but as he’s a Repub his shit does not stink, and the streets will once more be paved in gold.

  5. messup says:

    This is the “top down/bottom up and inside out” plan fully unveiled and plainly operational.

    “Top Down”=this is Obama, Axelrod, Holder, and Emmanuel (yes, Rahm Emmanuel,Chicago, running Obama’s campaign headquarters there)running “O’s” re-election campaign. To do this, a “Right Hand/Left Hand Rule” type of ruse is their MO. Example: DNC, MSM all will kow-tow to everything uttered and done by Mr. “O,” while behind the scenes Mr. Cass Sustein (and his fellow travelers) are busy slowly laying a groundwork for decimating America’s Capitalism(DOE,EPA,NLRB et al).

    “Bottom Up”= phase of this plan is OWS’ers, SEIU, Wisconsin Re-Call Election, AFSCME, ACORN, National Popular Vote Movement Folks (pushing for blocking Voter ID legislation and implementing “winner-takes-all” electoral Presidential vote changes).

    Finally, the big one “Inside Out.” This is Bill Ayers (educational czar), Cass Sustein, and every Fellow Traveler in Obama’s Administration working in tandem with every member of Congress’s Progressive Caucus to subvert every districts electoral process and bring to legislative reality a purely marxist/leninst agenda (“Chucky” Chuck Schumer?). Need proof? April 25, 2012, meeting with Mssrs. Rubio and Gutierrez to implement a new “Backdoor Amnesty Program.” Two “Progressive” lawmakers(read:commies). Need further proof? All 2012 voter tabulation results will be processed in, yep, Barcelona, Spain (by George Soros).

    America must prepare itself for a Kabuki theatre, “Punch-and-Judy” show this summer and fall… because “Change,” “Transformation,” and The Nanny State will prevail…why? one asks. Because Obama’s 2008 electoral base was smaller then…only some 39 million living in low income tenements and mostly on government welfare programs. He now has in 2012,an expanded base to some estimated 49.7 million.
    Do the math…”the wretched and poor” (and highly indebted individuals) are Mr. Obama’s base. Highest unemployment rate, lowest educational norm, and poorest of the poor.God Bless America. Amen.

    Read and get educated, America will be going, going, gone.If We just sit-on-our-hands-and-do-nothing.
    (28 Apr 2012) While the number of federal tax returns increased from 107 million in 1987 to 140.5 million in 2009, the number that paid taxes fell from 87 million (81%) to 82 million (58%). Of the 10.8 million households with an adjustable gross income (AGI) between $40,000 and $50,000, 22% percent paid no federal income tax in 2009. Of the 18.7 million taxpayers with an AGI between $50,000 and $75,000, 12% paid no federal income tax. (Source: 25 Apr. 2012 National Center for Policy Analysis)

  6. DocO says:

    Sung to the tune of Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer.

    He’s making a list,
    checking it twice,
    gonna find out
    who leans to the right,
    Barack Obama’s coming to town.

  7. R.D. Walker says:

    Nice. I think you mean “Santa Claus is Coming to Town”, however.

  8. notamobster says:

    Lyun, No. It’s not.

    This is a president who said (when he thought no one could hear) that he would be able to make radical changes after he is no longer beholden to the voting public.

    Now, go away – grown folks are talking.