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Obama’s Metastasizing Culture of Lawlessness

Now where have we heard this before?

From today’s Washington Post:

(Virginia Gov. Terry) McAuliffe (D) said the “moral imperative” to provide health insurance to the poor was forcing him to bypass the Republican-controlled General Assembly. For months, the governor has been quietly exploring ways to get around the legislature to expand Medicaid.

For the first time Friday, he publicly acknowledged he was going that route — even as some of his own allies questioned the constitutionality of his decision.

“Secretary Hazel will have a plan on my desk by no later than September 1st detailing how we can move Virginia health care forward even in the face of the demagoguery, lies, fear and cowardice that have gripped this debate for too long,” McAuliffe said, referring to William A. Hazel Jr., the secretary of health and human resources.

It appears the Obama Doctrine is spreading to Virginia.

What is the Obama doctrine? It’s a variation of the Lenin Doctrine, which was, as the Kulaks found out their chagrin, The ends justify the means.

McAuliffeAs we have seen again and again, President Obama is certain his work on behalf of the American people is much too important to be interrupted by objections from Republicans and cumbersome legislative processes. The president has embarked on a quite public effort to find ways to circumvent Congress, both by writing and passing legislation in the West Wing – otherwise know as regulations and executive orders – and selectively enforcing the law.

And now former Democratic bag man and current Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe has adopted the Obama Doctrine in my home state of Virginia. Having been presented with a Republican budget that fails to vastly expand Medicaid in order to implement Obamacare, McAuliffe has decided it’s his duty to help people escape the clutches of the evil, intransigent Republicans WHOM THEY ELECTED, and to avoid the disturbing consequences of ABIDING BY THE LAW AND THE STATE CONSTITUTION.

Uhh, does this sound familiar?

McAuliffe quickly used his actions on the budget to try to raise cash for his political action committee.

In a fundraising e-mail Friday, the governor slammed the GOP and, before asking for a $5 donation, said: “I remain committed to the central promise of my campaign: One of the wealthiest states in one of the wealthiest nations in the world has no excuse for not providing health care to its needy citizens.”

Another page out of the Obama Manifesto.

Whatever McAuliffe does will be challenged of course in court. We’ll see if the rule of law prevails in Virginia.

Don’t be too sure. McAuliffe no doubt has his sights set on the 2020 Democratic nomination for president. This kind of thing plays very well among Democrats, who seemed to have adopted en masse the Obama Doctrine.  McAuliffe would do well for himself to have some legislation-by-fiat in his pocket when he shows up in Iowa.

22 thoughts on “Obama’s Metastasizing Culture of Lawlessness”

  1. We already provide medical care to our neediest citizens via free clinics and ERs which are reimbursed by the state.

    Even the for profit Doc-in-the-Boxes get a reimbursement for the uninsured. I remember showing up at one with an expired dependent military i.d. (oops, forgot) which rendered my Tricare plan void. So they stamped UNINSURED on my chart. (Embarrassing for just an ear wax removal). They still treated me! Probably there for 15 minutes, my portion of the bill was $35 which I paid, the rest of the $300 charge was divided – 1/2 sent to the state for reimbursement, the rest as a “write off” !

    Thank you State of Virginia Taxpayers, you’re already being duped by unreasonable charges lining the pockets of these crafty, tax savvy medical practices :)

  2. I can’t wait to watch the veins pop out of the necks and foreheads of the progressive cheerleaders on MSNBC, Jon Stewart, and Bill Maher when republicans are in a position to integrate the Obama Doctrine into their playbooks.

  3. Hold on. He says VA is one of the “wealthiest states” so who or how many residents are too poor to buy Obamacare?
    Of course, we know who they are: the too poor for Obamacare are the illegals and little people who work for the the wealthy by tending their yards, washing their dirty dishes and changing nappies on the privileged youths.

    Assuming that the legislative process in VA is similar to other states, the Gov can only spend what he’s allocated by the legislature. So, where’s he getting these extra millions to expand Medicaid?

  4. It is, of course, despicable and most likely will become SOP for the Democrat Party as it evolves and matures to its full tyrannical potential.

    That said, Virginia elected this man, knowing full well who and what he is. Live with it. Elections have consequences. If the Republicans want to regain control then they can damned well do their job and put a stop to this and return to a rule of law.

  5. This sort of wicked co-opting of our Constitution will continue, Keith, as long as those entrusted with reporting the Truth sit back and ‘play it safe’.

    Prime example: The WH Press Corp –

    aka Obama is the son of a Communist Revolutionary. Can you not see this? “Stanley Ann” is fake. “BHO II” is fake. The records and testimony of her existence are fake. If your colleagues did some honest investigative journalism, they would see for themselves.

  6. How in the world did someone of McAuliffe’s ilk ever get elected to the governorship of Virginia? It boggles the mind. It took the combined efforts of the Obama and Clinton machines to get this scumbag elected. Absolutely disgusting!!!

      1. A very close election–Republicans would not support Cuccinelli–even without their support Cuccinelli almost won. The OFA and folks were out in force and pulled some pretty nifty data mining to target voters who otherwise were not interested in politics.

        I liken the liberals(most from Northern Virginia and inside the Beltway) to Jim Jones followers–they would follow their candidates anywhere. It really is sick. But almost 50% of us voted for Cuccinelli and now those 50% better get off their butts and stop McAuliffe. A few hundred won’t do ti.

    1. McAuliffe got elected because the state GOP decided that if their boy Boling couldn’t be governor, then no Republican was going to be governor. Money raised inside the Commonwealth on Cucinelli’s behalf was sent to Chris Christie instead.

  7. One odd thing about the Democrats’ “end justifies the means” philosophy is that they’re so unconcerned about whether the stated end is actually achieved.

    They’re not concerned about whether Obamacare has made health insurance more “affordable” or medical treatment more accessible generally. (It has not.) That was never their real end. Their real end was disguised as the means: taking tighter control over the whole system.

    Leftists pretend that taking more power into their own hands is necessary to bring about good results for the rest of us, but in fact it’s the sheer exercise of power over us that they really care about.

  8. I don’t like the feeling that as a citizen & voter, I am “out of the loop.”
    Obama his appointees (and the press) will pass laws with no regard for my – or your – feelings on the matter.

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  10. I live in VA this guy might as well be another Obama. I always liked VA because is has been in the past a conservative state. He does however like to go out drinking Guinness and Jameson whiskey. Perhaps his liver will fail.

  11. I say we Virginians live up to the slogan on our state flag: Sic Semper Tyrannis! Our founders did not put up with this. Why should we?

  12. There is no way that today’s democratic party would nominate a white male over 40 to be president. The 2020 nominee will be a hispanic transgendered dwarf from Bolivia.

  13. So exactly how much is McAuliffe personally contributing to this? Or will he turn this into another Global Crossing and walk away with millions while others suffer?

  14. At least with respect to the lawless federal executive branch we can say this:

    The primary limit on government power is the limited money it can spend. When government gives itself power to create near-infinite amounts of money through an “independent” central bank, then there is very little to limit near-infinite amounts of government in all forms, particularly the groups that it will give subsidies to and the bureaucrats it will employ.

    Every day more people are coming to the judgment that a carefully organized effort to repair the constitution via the States’ power to propose and ratify amendments has less risk to our liberty and prosperity than the present trajectory of the federal government and especially the federal bureaucracy.

    The first order of business of an Article V Convention must be to limit government’s ability to spend and create near-infinite amounts of money.

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