With his approval ratings bunkering into Nixonian sub-terrain, his Obamacare rollout as disastrous as the maiden voyage of the Titanic, and the sordid transgressions of Benghazi, the IRS, the NSA, etc. etc. causing legislative and judicial wolfpacks to begin snapping at his dodgy heels, the Big Red in the White House has brought in reinforcements. John Podesta, the left-wing consigliere last seen advising Slick Willie Clinton on how best to circumvent the laws of the land, has signed on as “counselor to the president.” Former Jesuit John is a man with the un-blinkered look of an inquisitor more suited to hunting down heretics than “counseling” the leader of the one time Land of the Free. And that’s exactly what Obama intends him to do — along with devising ever more novel schemes to further shred the U.S. Constitution:
Podesta literally wrote the book on how Obama should govern by fiat, without any input from Congress … The move to hire Podesta now, as opposed to waiting till after the 2014 elections, is an admission by the White House that their second term legislative agenda (immigration reform, gun control, and climate change) is already dead. If progressives are going to make any progress expanding government during the rest of Obama’s presidency, it will only be through unilateral executive action. It will not be sanctioned by Congress.
Whatever legislation [Republicans] write with Democrats, and Obama signs into “law,” will not be worth the paper it is printed on. Obama’s new counselor believes Republicans are evil and therefore Obama ought to be empowered to do whatever he wants no matter what the law says. That is the new normal in Washington as long as Obama is still president.(Townhall)
Elsewhere, Obama has marshalled his metro-(and other)-sexual minions to try and convince America’s millennials to sign up for government healthcare this Yuletide season, including a drag queen extravaganza (is there any other kind?) sponsored by detestable Podesta’s old outfit, the grossly misnamed Center For American Progress. Will dreams of Obamacare dance in these often empty heads?
Promiscuous girls? Check.
Drunken frat boys? Check.
Is there a stereotypical young demographic Obamacare advertising campaigns haven’t covered yet? (The Blaze)
Well, they haven’t yet targeted the country’s formerly uninsurable hookers, at least officially, but it looks like they won’t need to. Hope and Change apparently means, among other things, free penicillin shots for all:
The prostitutes of Nevada’s Bunny Ranch love Obamacare … The prostitutes appeared on Reno’s KRNV TV full of praise for Obamacare ladled on as thick as their makeup. At least two of the girls were gushing about how great Obamacare is and how they fully support it. (Bunny Ranch Sex Workers Praise Obamacare)
To revamp a phrase first coined by the Mooch — uh, Mrs. Obama — for the first time in my life, I’m ashamed of my country. And if someone doesn’t restrain her wayward spouse, we’ll soon be passing ourselves off as Albanians. Or something.