Barack Obama has 22 more days to wreak as much havoc as he possibly can. A man of character would be helping his successor with the transition of power. Not him. He came into office with a gigantic chip on his shoulder and a fire in his belly to inflict as much pain as he could because of America’s wealth and power. His eight-year reign of terror has been a non-stop crusade to weaken the US, embarrass us internationally, and crush the American spirit through taxes and executive orders when a republican majority in the House and Senate would shun complicity in our destruction. He has packed the courts, declared huge swaths of land off limits for energy exploration, released more than a thousand felons, and is desperately trying to empty Gitmo before he leaves. It is certain he will issue many more pardons on his last day and will not go quietly. The Enslaved Press will allow him to pontificate about everything Trump does. He’s already convinced himself if the economy improves, he did that. People like him are so far out of touch with reality they are beyond rational thought.
Obama expands environmental legacy with 2 Western monuments
The Bears Ears National Monument in Utah will cover 1.35 million acres in the Four Corners region, the White House announced Wednesday. In a victory for Native American tribes and conservationists, the designation protects land that is considered sacred and is home to an estimated 100,000 archaeological sites, including ancient cliff dwellings.
In Nevada, a 300,000-acre Gold Butte National Monument outside Las Vegas would protect a scenic and ecologically fragile area near where rancher Cliven Bundy led an armed standoff with government agents in 2014. It includes rock art, artifacts, rare fossils and recently discovered dinosaur tracks.
The White House and conservationists said both sites were at risk of looting and vandalism.
Obama Admin Rushes To Resettle Refugees During Last Days In Office
From the start of Fiscal Year 2017, Oct. 1 2016 through Dec. 27, a total of 25,671 refugees have been resettled in the United States — little over 290 refugees per day. During that same time period in 2015, 13,791 refugees were resettled, almost 157 per day. The Obama administration resettled nearly 85,000 refugees in FY2016 and the White House is on pace to resettle nearly double that amount.
That leaves one potentially big stick in Obama’s rapidly shrinking arsenal: recess appointments of judges to fill scores of federal-bench vacancies — up to and including Antonin Scalia’s seat on the Supreme Court.
There’s a problem with this, which is that the Supreme Court ruled in 2014 that Obama had no right to make recess appointments to the Labor Relations Board (in 2012) while the Senate was in pro forma session. But Kilgore suggests there is a way around this. In involves making the appointments in the seconds between the end of one Senate session and the beginning of the next one:
HIS ‘APPOINTEES’ WERE RULED ILLEGAL BY SCOTUS AND HE WAS ORDERED TO REMOVE THEM. THEY’RE STILL THERE. HE ALWAYS IGNORES LAWS THAT DON’T SUIT HIS NEEDS.
The passage of Obamacare via reconciliation, the decision to use the nuclear option, the Senate Majority leaders lies about Mitt Romney’s taxes, the aforementioned “recess appointments” to the Labor Relations Board, the President’s unprecedented expansion of prosecutorial discretion under DACA, his kill list and use of drones against U.S. citizens, the payment of subsidies to insurers despite a requirement to make payments to the Treasury. Not to mention the Democrat-led attempts to request a blanket pardon for “dreamers,” to rally faithless electors to attempt to change the outcome of the election and to demand a special classified briefing for electors—all of which took place in the last month. Granted those last three didn’t work out but not for lack of trying.
Emails show how Reid’s ‘nuclear option’ helped Obama regulate Internet
You may recall that earlier this year, about three years after the nuclear option helped Obama establish a liberal majority on the D.C. Circuit, a three-judge panel on the case decided a key case on FCC regulation of the Internet.
Democratic appointees at the FCC had been trying to regulate the Internet essentially like a utility, but up to that point they had been blocked in the D.C. Circuit. But this time, the pool of judges from which the panel on the case was drawn was a lot more favorable. And the result in this case was a 2-1 decision in favor of the FCC position.
Krauthammer: Obama Semi-Delusional Over Just How Damaged He Left the Democratic Party
Since Obama took office, the Democrats have lost 816 state legislative seats, lost 13 governorships, 9 U.S. Senate seats, 63 House seats and the Speakership, 29 state legislative chambers and…..The White House
Debbie Reynolds dead at 84
Debbie Reynolds — who rose to stardom in “Singin’ in the Rain” and quickly became a staple among Hollywood royalty — died Wednesday as a result of a stroke, TMZ has learned … just one day after her daughter Carrie Fisher passed away … this according to her son Todd.
REMEMBER MARTIN SHEEN? THE HOLLYWOOD HACK WHO BESEECHED ELECTORS NOT TO VOTE FOR TRUMP? HE RAISED THIS:
Horrible Human Being Charlie Sheen Wishes Death On Donald Trump
After the deaths of Carrie Fisher yesterday and her mother Debbie Reynolds today, classless Charlie Sheen tweeted this out:
JOE BIDEN THREATENED TO CUT OFF ISRAEL’S FUNDING.
HERE’S MENACHIM BEGIN’S ANSWER: