All in the Family featured the curmudgeonly Archie Bunker. Archie was television’s most famous grouch, blunt, blustering, straightforward and untouched by the PC crowd. He was the archetype of the conservative male. Michael desprately tried to reeducate him, but he persisted in his breviloquence.

Looking back at the last 40 years, we realize: ARCHIE WAS RIGHT!


A Phone and a Pen

America's dictator in chief, the man has issued more executive orders to fulfill his whims than any other American despot, can't be bothered to use the pen and his phone when it might actually help protect the country.

Obama: Terror rampage not enough to suspend ‘fiancee’ visa program
The White House said Thursday it won’t seek an immediate suspension of the “fiancee” visa program under which the female terrorist who massacred 14 people in California last week entered the U.S.
The article goes on to say that they are "reviewing" the situation.  I'm guessing that means "waiting for the whole mess to blow over".  Obama wants to ban coal.  Obama wants to ban oil pipelines.  Obama wants to ban economical automobiles.  Obama wants to ban affordable electricity.  There is no end to the pro-American things Obama wants to ban. 

We can argue the number, effectiveness and lawfulness of his various orders.  What is readily apparent is that in each and every case the willingness, nay the eagerness on Barry's part to whip out his pen and fire off an order when it advances his agenda.

The media has made much of Mr. Trumps so called "scandal" about banning Muslims.  The real scandal is that Obummer won't even temporarily slow down an entry visa program that allows terrorists into our country to kill our people. 


  1. Susan3:22 PM

    As a part 2 for this excellent post, you should do a follow up on the stuff that Obama has EO'd out of existence since he got elected. He has done a lot of sneaky stuff behind the scenes that would shock a lot of people if they bothered to do some reading.

  2. Does any body know the history of the EO? Is it in the constitution somewhere? I don't understand how any president is able to issue these with no system of checks and balances. A mystery wrapped up in an enigma.

  3. WaterBoy5:32 PM

    History of the Executive Order

    The first President to issue an order as the head of the Executive branch was George Washington. The format was not as formal as it is today, but the intention was the same.

    Ostensibly, the power is inherent in any legislation passed by Congress that grants discretionary power to the President, or within the Constitution itself.

    If Congress passes legislation granting discretionary power to the President -- let's say, any of the 'Authorization for Use of Military Force' acts -- the President can issue an Executive Order to bomb Libya if he feels it's within the scope of that act.

    Another example is the Presidential pardon, which is addressed in Article II, Section 2, Clause 1:

    "“The President...shall have Power to grant Reprieves and Pardons for Offences against the United States, except in Cases of Impeachment."

    You may recall that Nixon was about to be impeached before he voluntarily resigned...and Ford later pardoned him. This would not have been possible had Nixon stuck it out and ended up actually being impeached.

    The fact that some presidents abuse the mechanism is not a fault of the mechanism itself, though it could (and should) be further restricted by Congress.

  4. Thanks Waterboy. Very helpful. Much appreciated.

  5. WaterBoy5:46 PM

    Of particular note in that linked Wikipedia article -- which contradicts Res Ipsa's opening statement -- is the following number of EOs issued by each president, the current and past five of which are:

    Jimmy Carter: 320
    Ronald Reagan: 381
    George H.W. Bush: 166
    Bill Clinton: 364
    George W. Bush: 291
    Barack Obama: 216

    Obama's second term hasn't ended yet, so there's no doubt going to be more coming...but at this point, he's used it less than any of the previous five except GHWB...who only served four years.

    I'm going to coin the term 'Obamadness' for those whose burning hatred of the man blinds them to the actual facts.