Is Obama a dictator? Some of his recent statements certainly indicate that he intends to act like one, at least in the strictest sense of the term.
On radio this morning, Glenn played audio of the President giving a speech declaring his intentions to operate without Congress as much as possible. He said that those he disagreed with were blocking any movement, and he would work without the Legislative Branch wherever he could if they were not in step with his agenda.
“Does anybody think that the reason that we got in such a financial mess, the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression, the worst economic crisis in a generation, that the reason was because of too much oversight of the financial industry?”
(Every sane person ever would yell: YES!!!!)
Obama continued, “Of course not. We shouldn't be weakening oversight, we shouldn't be weakening accountability. We should be strengthening it, especially when it comes to living up to families like yours.”
“ And I refuse to take no for an answer,” he said.
“ It's not your choice whether you get to take no for an answer or not. That's not your role,” Stu chided.
“He's king now. He's King Obama,” Pat joked. “As president of the United States, you don't have the power not to take no for an answer. If congress tells you no, the answer is no.”
“You are a servant, not a dictator,” Glenn said.
“He said it before. He said it all before. He's tired of waiting around and he'll go around congress any way,” Glenn said.
“It's exactly what we said on one of our first shows over at Fox. Two and a half years ago. Congress is going to be irrelevant. Well, they're irrelevant,” Glenn explained.
Obama said that while he would continue to work with Congress where he could, he said “when Congress refuses to act, and as a result, hurts our economy and puts our people at risk, then I have an obligation as President to do what I can without them.”
“I’m not going to stand by while a minority in the Senate puts party ideology ahead of the people that we were elected to serve,” he added.
“Americans, hear what your president is saying,” Glenn warned. “I'll work within the system but if they won't move, then I will dictate.”
“Yeah. He says I will give Republicans every opportunity to agree with me,” Stu said. “And when they do not agree with me, I'll do what I want.”
“There are those that want to destroy our republic and our Constitution and they are in our own government. These people that swore to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States from all enemies, foreign and domestic, some of them are enemies of our Constitution” Glenn warned.
“Here's the President going around the Constitution.”