“Going Rogue” *Open Thread*

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So says Michael Goodwin in a recent NY Post column, but he ain’t talking about former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, oh no. He is talking about President Obama and his remaining two years in office.

I can’t disagree with him. In fact, I wholeheartedly agree with Goodwin. From the NY Post:

[…] Two years is also the time in which we’re going to be setting the stage for the next presidential election and the next 10 years of American policy,” he told wealthy ­donors in San Francisco. “So I intend to run through the tape and work really hard, and squeeze every last little bit of change.”

There you have it. Instead of cleaning up the messes he’s created, Obama is hell-bent on making more of them.

The word that comes to mind is “rogue.” As in, the president is going rogue. Like an elephant on a rampage, he’s breaking free of all constraints.

That makes the next two years extremely dangerous. Not just for Americans, but also for people around the world who count on us for their security and well-being.

Goodwin is not only kidding – I think we are seeing the reality of just how dangerous the world has become under Obama’s “leadership,” as well as the failed tenure of Sec. Clinton and continuing with the poor performance of Sec. Kerry as representatives of the State Department and our policies abroad.

Here are a few reasons about the impact of Obama “going rogue,” and the impact on not just the nation, but the world:

[…] The whole world knows that, no matter who the next president is, he or she almost certainly will be determined to reassert some level of global leadership.

Until then, the Putins, the mullahs and the terrorists will match Obama’s sprint to the finish with their own. The violence, chaos, millions of refugees and breakdown of sovereign states already under way could be just a preview of the coming dystopian future. From Eastern Europe to Asia to ­Africa to the Mideast, no populated spot anywhere would be ­immune from potential upheaval and collapse.

To cite one example, what if Putin isn’t content with the parts of Ukraine he’s taking and wants a piece of the Baltic states? Unlike battered Ukraine, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania belong to NATO, and its treaty obliges all members to ­respond if one is attacked.

Given Obama’s fondness for “leading from behind,” Putin probably assumes America would do nothing if he gobbled up the ­Baltics.

If Putin does that and gets away with it, NATO would be kaput. It protected Europe from the Soviet Union and Russia since World War II, but it would die a quick death if peripheral members were carved up with impunity. Not incidentally, such a move would consign millions of people to life ­under Russia’s boot. […]

On Monday’s “The Five,” actress Stacey Dash mentioned Obama’s comment to Putin before his re-election. You know the one:

“After my election, I have more flexibility…” How chilling are those words now while Russia is literally on the march and the United States has done absolutely NOTHING?

Heck, how chilling are they in terms of THIS country? The Michael Goodwin piece continues:

[…] Consider immigration. The ruling by a Texas federal judge to temporarily halt the president’s executive order on mass amnesty is leading open-border advocates to vow they won’t be stopped.

Threats of violence hang in the air.

So far, the White House has said it would suspend its immigration plans in deference to the ruling, but it hasn’t always abided by court decisions it doesn’t like and has shown only contempt for congressional checks and balances. It’s no surprise, then, that Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder are looking for some way around the Texas ruling so they can move the amnesty program forward. After all, how many troops do the judges have?

Even if opponents ultimately prevail in court, that could take so long that it would be politically and practicably impossible to roll back the changes. The immigration genie would be out of the bottle forever.

As those scenarios suggest, Obama’s promise “to squeeze ­every last little bit of change” out of the next two years could wreak havoc with the presidential hopes of Hillary Clinton and a platoon of Republicans. […] (Click here to read the rest.)

Well, as it is turning out, it is wishful thinking to think Obama will abide by Judge Andrew Hanen’s ruling in Texas. Obama’s lawlessness knows no bounds, it seems, as he continues to push through with his unconstitutional fiat regardless of the law. From CNN:

The Justice Department plans to ask a federal judge to allow the Obama administration to continue its plans to implement President Barack Obama’s executive order on immigration while it appeals the judge’s ruling blocking the order.

White House spokesman Josh Earnest said Friday the department will ask for a stay of the ruling by U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen, who ruled this week to temporarily stop the Homeland Security Department from proceeding with the President’s order.

The stay request will be filed by Monday, Earnest said. Justice Department officials plan to seek an expedited hearing of their appeal, hoping that it can be resolved in the next few months. A stay would allow the administration to continue to prepare to implement the order. DHS said it suspended all such preparation after Hanen’s ruling. […] (Click here to read the rest.)

So, yeah, I don’t think we can expect Obama to hold back on ANYTHING he wants done regardless of its lawlessness. He has demonstrated time and again that he firmly believes he is above the law. Many of his actions have demonstrated that, and only the Congress and the Courts can restrain him. The former has to deal with Democrats who choose Party over Country, and the latter takes a great deal of time. So, no immediate comeuppance to reign Obama in from his going rogue, it seems.

One thing is for sure: Obama has brought change to this country in ways I never dreamed I would see, and frankly, never wanted to experience. But that’s just me. How about you?

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25 Responses to ““Going Rogue” *Open Thread*”

  1. foxyladi14 Says:

    He s doing his best, to destroy our great country.
    Just like said he would do, 7 years ago. 👿

  2. mcnorman Says:

    I like Stacy Dash. I’m sure that the WH is trying to figure a way to call her a racist most of the time.

    • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

      LOL – no doubt! And she also made some good points abt Patricia Arquette calling for equal pay when the law was signed back in 1963. Amazing how many people do NOT know that, mainly because a certain party doesn’t seem to WANT them to know that so they can keep them toeing that line with their outrage…

  3. HELENK3 Says:

    just because I need this

    http://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/the-geothermal-beauty-of-eight-travertine-terraces

  4. HELENK3 Says:

    need some prayers for a couple of friends of mine. A conductor and Engineer hurt when a trespasser stopped his truck on the tracks and took off. the engineer has a broken back and the conductor has a broken arm and 28 passengers were hurt in the crash

    • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

      I am so, so sorry to hear this, Helen. Those poor people – what a terrible accident that is, all because of someone’s incredible thoughtlessness/actions. Bless their hearts, they will most definitely be in my prayers.

      Please keep us posted!

      • HELENK3 Says:

        Fox just said that the engineer saved lives by slowing down as soon as he saw the truck. He is one of the best engineers I know. I always depended on him when I needed someone to work. He was the go to guy when testing new engines. just really good people. The conductor is an old head and a very good conductor and good people

        • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

          What a heads up move by the engineer, Helen. Thank heavens he was paying such close attention and was able to react so quickly.

          I know this must be hard for you to hear abt this happening to your old friends. I pray they will make it through this with flying colors…

    • foxyladi14 Says:

      Sending Prayers Helen. ❤

    • mcnorman Says:

      You’ve got it.

  5. foxyladi14 Says:

    To lighten the load. 🙂

  6. HELENK3 Says:

    please watch this video and pass it on. IF it makes one person stop and think and maybe save a life it will be time well spent

    https://search.yahoo.com/search?fr=mcafee&type=B111US400D20140821&p=operation+lifesaver+video+clips

    • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

      Thanks so much for this, Helen. I simply do not understand people who take these kinds of risks…

  7. Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

    And because I think we could all use one, here is a lovely story abt the kindness of one group for another: http://www.ijreview.com/2015/02/256946-neigborhood-wakes-up-to-be-shocked-by-what-teens-did-to-their-property/

  8. HELENK3 Says:

    http://www.nbcnews.com/watch/live-video/watch-live-american-sniper-trial-verdict-322521155994

    Chris Kyle killer found guilty of murder

    • Rabble Rouser Reverend Amy Says:

      Justice served…

      It is tragic, this entire situation, especially since the deaths of these two heroes could have been prevented had the system WORKED. It is hard not to fault both the VA and the mother of this man for putting the lives of others at risk. (And I still don’t quite understand how it is that, with all of his crazy behavior he demonstrated, including the night before the murders, that his girlfriend accepted a PROPOSAL from him. WOW.)

      My heart goes out to the Kyle and Littlefield families. I hope this brings them some closure, though the loss of their loved ones will continue…

  9. HELENK3 Says:

    Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel forced into April runoff election after failing to capture majority vote in municipal election – @AP
    Read more on hosted.ap.org

  10. HELENK3 Says:

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu turns down invitation to meet with Senate Democrats during trip to Washington – @AP
    Read more on bigstory.ap.org

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