Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Dereliction of Duty

Although I had a bit of fun with it yesterday, Obama’s budget is indeed an outrage. The best summation I’ve seen of it so far comes from Yuval Levin who succinctly calls it a “dereliction of duty”:

Of course, this is par for the course for this president. His budget documents have all been studies in the dereliction of duty. And it’s true that this particular act of dereliction has in it more elements of class warfare and punitive and economically damaging targeted tax increases than the past ones. But as we take note of that added layer of misguided political economy, we should not lose sight of the underlying scandal—the president’s complete lack of interest in addressing the mounting fiscal crisis which his policies have so severely exacerbated, and his readiness to allow our government’s finances to collapse around him (or rather around his wretched successor) and to burden our children with an unprecedented and unbearable burden of debt.

Charles Krauthammer also goes yard on it and on Republicans who go too easy on Obama’s irresponsibility. (Unfortunately, the video embedding script is not working, but the video is available at the link.)

And Obama’s dereliction of duty extends beyond budgeting. Just this year so far, Obama has made illegal appointments in violation of the Constitution. He has attacked freedom of religion. He has repeatedly violated his oath of office “to preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States."

This is an impeachable President.

The only reason I do not support impeachment is it is better that an election removes him.

Speaking of which – and I am sorry if this offends – heck, no, I am not – there is no longer any excuse for supporting Obama short of severe brain damage. He is willfully tearing up the Constitution and the fiscal future of this nation. Shame on those who support him as he does so.

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