19 June 2012

Meanwhile, Outside The Asylum...

The following is what I consider the main topics of Crystal’s article. I haven’t put in all those “...” to indicate missing copy. There’s a bunch more editorial stuff left out. Stuff that, supposedly, I studied while I was in my short career as a student of journalism. (Really, I suppose you couldn’t call it a “short” career. I managed to squeeze three years into a two year program at a junior college.)

It’s probably out of context, too. I broke some of the paragraphs down into seperate paragraphs for emphisis. All-in-all, please accept my appolgies for raping your article, Ben!

Read the whole thing here.

Si Se Puede!: The Imperial Presidency of Barack Obama
JUNE 19, 2012 by BEN CRYSTAL 
Had I been present in the Rose Garden when President Barack Obama issued his royal proclamation decreeing essential amnesty to 1.4 million illegal aliens, I would not have interrupted “his majesty” the way The Daily Caller’s Neil Munro did on Friday. Munro recognized Obama wasn’t kidding about his refusal to entertain any questions about his latest crime against the Nation. And Munro acted, asking why Obama favored “foreigners over American workers” before Obama could hightail it off to his next multimillion-dollar fundraiser. 
Kudos to Munro for at least trying to do what the sycophants who make up the rest of the White House press corps either can’t or won’t. 
But I wouldn’t have remained mum out of any sense of respect for the office of the Presidency. After all, during the eight years of George W. Bush’s Administration, the Democrats not only murdered respect for the office, they dismembered it and buried it in the Rose Garden. Besides, if Obama wants my respect (and I doubt he cares much, one way or another), he should consider earning it. I know, I know: “Earn” is a curse word to liberals -- much like “Constitution” or “law.” 
But I would have stayed quiet for two reasons: 
  • The longer the tyrant of the teleprompter speaks without interruption, the more likely he is to do exactly what he did: garrote himself with own tongue. In announcing to the world that he would grant amnesty to more than 1 million illegal aliens, Obama reminded the Nation that he considers blowing perverse political kisses to criminals and their liberal enablers far more important than the rule of law and national social and economic security.
  • By giving the Democrats something to whine about -- in this case, the sort of tactic they routinely deploy with much more fervor against their conservative betters -- Munro allowed them a chance to change the topic of discussion away from the Obama regime’s latest crimes and toward a perceived lack of respect for the President.
The usual suspects in the Democratic Party rocketed out of the gate with the predictable -- and predictably spurious -- charge of racism. Some pencil-necked junior varsity Al Sharpton type who calls himself “Touré” led the way with the tinfoil hat brigadiers at MSNBC, definitively stating: “This disrespect of this human being cannot be disconnected from the fact that he’s black.” While others in the corporate media -- including Sam Donaldson, who made a habit of shouting questions at President Ronald Reagan and who (I was surprised to learn) is still on this side of the grave -- chimed in, few examined the content of Obama’s revelation. 
Obama’s suspension of immigration law by fiat will not only grant essential amnesty to nearly 1.5 million illegal aliens, it will grant them a leg up against legal citizens in areas including higher education, social services and job opportunities. By engaging in such a craven political maneuver, Obama has signaled to the actual citizens of the United States that votes mean more than a populace already staggering under the weight of his enormously bad economic policies. Even The Washington Post cautioned: “the policy could create significant new competition for jobs and university slots at a time of nationwide recession.” 
And let us not forget the fact that Obama himself opposes his move: “…there are laws on the books that I have to enforce…perpetrating the notion that somehow, by myself, I can go and do these things. It’s just not true…”  
It is hardly news when Obama defies Constitutional and legal dictates in the name of politics. It ought to be news when he defies his own tenuous principles in the name of same.  
Then again, hypocrisy defines liberalism. Perhaps the liberals and their corporate media consider it newsworthy only when Obama actually sticks to principle. When he does, we’ll let you know. 
-- Ben Crystal
Part of Crystal's bio is that he is a "1993 graduate of Davidson College and has burned the better part of the last two decades getting over the damage done by modern-day higher education.”

He has a LOT more credentials.

Read ‘em at the link.

Let me leave you with this last thought:


  1. I missed that one. Did B.O. take questions afterward? I know that he often evades having to explain his dictatorial edicts by quickly vanishing. It's my understanding that Neil Munro, who "interupted" the Fraud-in-Chief, is a [legal] immigrant who played by the rules. No [legal] citizen of this Country, regardless of ethnicity, should embrace this unilateral proclamation. I submit that B.O.'s outrageous trampling of the Constitution transcends any minor infraction of protocol!

    1. As far as I'm concerned, protocol went out the window when Obimbo came on the scene. I was taught that if you didn't necessarily respect the man, you had to respect the office he held. I can't do either one as long as that goat herder is anywhere close to my government.

  2. Good Point!

    Just how are we expected to respect the OFFICE when the Occupant-in-Chief and 1st Wookiee don't?

    1. GOOD POINT!
      (I still get a laugh outta "1st Wookiee." How he came up with that one, I'll never know!)