Wednesday, October 2, 2013

How Easy It Is To Be Obama

Gary L. Bauer

Conservatives will never get to experience what Obama and the left gets every day -- a media willing to change their talking points at a drop of a hat to accommodate the left's agenda. Let me explain.

For the past few days, one of the main liberal talking points loyally repeated by the subservient media is that Obamacare was passed by Congress, signed by the president and upheld by the courts. They argue that it is outrageous that conservatives are trying to change that law.

No, it's not! That is exactly what you are supposed to do when you disagree with a law -- pass legislation to repeal or change it. But compare that to how Obama has acted when he doesn't like a law -- the Defense of Marriage Act, for example.

DOMA passed Congress with huge bi-partisan majorities. It got 342 votes in the House and 85 votes in the Senate. It was signed by a Democrat president. It was upheld by the courts and was the law of the land for 17 years. But Barack Obama simply decided he would no longer enforce it.

Immigration laws passed by Congress and signed by the president were also ignored by Obama. There is a big debate coming up on raising the debt ceiling, and the White House is hinting that Obama may issue an executive order raising the debt ceiling all by himself.

And then there is Obamacare. The law Obama signed said the employer mandate had to begin next year. He waived it. The law required members of Congress to participate in Obamacare's exchange program. Obama waived it. In fact, Obamacare has already been changed 19 times.

No reporter I am aware of has made the obvious point: "Mr. President, for you to argue that a law once passed can't be touched is completely contrary to what you have done for the past five years."