How Far Can Obama Go?
Obama will claim that in order to ensure our security and continuing stability, the Republic will be reorganized into the first Obama Empire, for a safe and secure society.
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What if Obama decides, because of “income inequality,” that he wants to raise taxes on people that make $200,000 a year to 80%? “Come on, Rush, he’d never do that?” Why? Who is gonna stop him? He can order the IRS to tell businesses they’ll punish them if they say a word about him and his health care plan when they make staffing decisions. Everybody now knows the IRS was sicked on the Tea Party, and there hasn’t been any punishment whatsoever.
There hasn’t been any retribution for that. So if you think Obama… I’ll do a little Scalia on you. If you think Obama can’t just call the IRS and say, “Okay, look, it’s 80% on all income over 200 grand,” you’re wrong — and I guarantee you, the mayor of New York would applaud. The mayor of New York would applaud; the Democrats in Congress would applaud. Nobody on the left or on the Democrat side would have any problem with this at all.
I’m not even sure that you’d have any leftists in the media upset with this. I think it’s so bad that Obama could, if he wanted to, say, “You know what? I’m canceling freedom of the press and the First Amendment,” and they’d probably applaud that. You think that may be a bit of a stretch, but the overwhelming idolatry that the supporters of Obama have is that way. He does not have majority support of the American people for any of this, but the majority of the American people don’t appear to have any representation.
And not just Republicans in Congress, but anywhere, in the judicial branch, which the left increasingly owns, and elsewhere in the legislative branch. If he’s just gonna continue to usurp their power and they’re not going to do anything other than remain frozen in place and allow it to happen, what’s to stop him. Let me see if I could come up with something that would make you say, “No, no, no, no, Rush. Never, never.”
What if we get to 2016 and Obama says, “You know what? I like being president. I’m not leaving. I still have to implement Obamacare. I’ve still got to fix the deficit. I’ve gotta still fix my job situation and get this economy going. I’m not ready to leave yet. We’re gonna delay the 2016 presidential election for a couple years.” What happens then, if we get three more years of this kind of stuff? the exercise here is come up with something that he would do that somebody in official Washington — legislative branch, judicial branch — would stand up and say, “No, you’re not.”
I think this is Obama’s goal: