Not Our Constitution
Obama governs by HIS constitution, not OUR Constitution.
HIS constitution excludes what he calls “negative liberties” that are the heart of OUR Constitution. He rejects separation of powers by circumventing congressional will on issues like creating a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants, making recess appointments when the Senate was not in recess, and refusing to enforce existing immigration, drug and defense of marriage laws.
In seeking re-election, Obama is hampered by not delivering on his campaign promise to be the post-partisan president who could heal our divisions. And it is clear he is not running as president for all the people.
He is running as president for a collection of narrow constituencies that share a strong but poorly defined disaffection with the current political system. Obama is forced to follow a re-election strategy that pits these disaffected constituencies (the so-called “takers”) against the more successful (the so-called “producers”). To implement this strategy of “class warfare,” he targets funds and policies to gain support within these disaffected constituencies, without regard for any consequences on “the common good.”
Here are two examples of this strategy at work. The food stamp program has exploded under Obama, with recipients increasing by a third to 46 million and benefits up by almost half. Obama’s stimulus aided this explosion by waiving the work requirement, thereby making it easier to qualify for food stamps.
Even more egregious was Obama’s recent memo that authorized waiving the work requirement in Clinton’s welfare reform law. That law was explicit that the work requirement could not be waived. These assaults curry favor to win votes, without regard for fiscal consequences of another Obama term.
So in November, vote for producers who can finally end a recession aggravated and prolonged by Obama’s policies.
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