Dear America,the goal for today is simply to record a stunning declaration made by our president...
this is, after all, a day in the life of America;
this is, unapologetically, a diary -- created for the sole purpose of safeguarding the ebb and flow of freedom and liberty and happiness in America;
this is, to date, an unregulated, free to be you and me, platform, providing a place to say things anyway I want...
Right, Mr. President?
I mean, c'mon, look at you now...saying just about anything you want, any way you want, without regrets, and without any semblance of respect of this nation and it's founding principles and finest intentions, firm on Constitution.
From The Daily Caller:
“One of the things I’ll be emphasizing in this meeting,” he said, “is the fact that we are not just going to be waiting for legislation in order to make sure that we’re providing Americans the kind of that they need.”
“I’ve got a pen and I’ve got a phone,” the president asserted, “and I can use that pen to sign executive orders and take executive actions and administrative actions that move the ball forward in helping to make sure our kids are getting the best education possible, making sure that our are getting the kind of support and help they need to grow and advance, to make sure that people are getting the skills that they need to get those jobs that our businesses are creating.”
“And I’ve got a phone,” he continued, “that allows me to convene Americans from every walk of life — nonprofits, businesses, the private sector, universities — to try to bring more and more Americans together around what I think is a unifying theme, making sure that this is a country where if you hard, you can make it.”
I chose this link because it comes with live proof.
You can hear the president for yourself.
Listen to this American president and wonder, just what in the world have we done?
He isn't going to wait for the people's house to write legislation, by law.
He has a pen.
He has a phone.
And most worrisome, he is not afraid to use either of them to affect change, making unilateral decisions, his way or the highway.
He can organize organizations; he can "convene Americans from every walk of life" that meet the demands of his ideologically driven agenda, without ceasing; because if he works hard enough, he can make it happen, with your help. Just give him the go ahead; just hand him the baton and let him do what he needs to do.
Can you just imagine it, if George W. Bush had said something like this?
Americans of every walk of life would be storming the gates of the White House and demanding an executive impeachment.
Now, granted, for many of us -- we saw this coming. Just like universal healthcare, it begins with a nudge and ends with a shove it, and into an early grave if so be it.
But the arrogance!
The fascist amongst us is our president?
Are you kidding me?
YOU, Mr. President, have decided you are not going to wait for legislation to come out of Congress? You are just gonna come right out and say it now -- out loud? You have every intent on acting on this notion -- without delay? That's outrageous!
You have a pen and a phone...
With a comment like that -- here's an old gthing namedropping flashback -- where, oh where, is Naomi Wolf at a disturbance like this?
Where is the riddling of questions from the press peanut gallery, non-stop?
No, here's a good one -- just where in the world did our 1787 boundaries go?
These days, these times -- how astounding, mind blowing, and sobering.
And bear in mind -- this presidential penchant for power comes on the heels of a Benghazi Senate Intelligence Committee investigation that confirms the depth this administration has gone to hide the truth behind the attack at the American consulate, upon the anniversary of September 11, 2012, and the events leading up to it.
Hindsight being what it is: this cover up led to a president's re-election. Without this cover up, this girl would not be sitting here shell-shocked "by pen and by phone," becoming ultimately reconciled, in theory anyway, by blog.
Oh whatever, happy Thursday, right, Americans of every walk of life... it's 78 degrees with sunny skies here in beautiful Southern California.
[Indeed. And isn't that a flighty way to end on a day like today.]
Make it a Good Day, G