Thursday, February 03, 2011

Obama Defies Court, Now A Dictator

Not Since President Andrew Jackson defied the Supreme Court has a president of the United States so contemptuously ignored judicial rulings. Federal Judge Vinson ruled this week that the entire Obamacare law was unconstitutional, yet the Obama Administration is continuing to implement the law.

Unless Obama applies for and is granted a stay, Obama is in contempt of court, and we have a dictatorship in America. If this were not bad enough, today another federal court found the Obama Administration in contempt for its continuing ban on offshore drilling in the Gulf:

U.S. Adminstration In Contempt Over Gulf Drilling Moratorium, Judge Rules

By Laurel Brubaker Calkins - Feb 3, 2011 Bloomberg (excerpt)

Feb. 3 (Bloomberg) - - “The Obama Administration acted in contempt by continuing its deepwater drilling moratorium after the policy was struck down, a New Orleans judge ruled.

Interior Department regulators acted with “determined disregard” by lifting and reinstituting a series of policy changes that restricted offshore drilling, following the worst offshore oil spill in U.S. history, U.S. District Judge, Martin Feldman of New Orleans ruled yesterday.

“Each step the government took following the court’s imposition of a preliminary injunction showcases its defiance,” Feldman said in the ruling.

“Such dismissive conduct, viewed in tandem with the re- imposition of a second blanket and substantively identical moratorium, and in light of the national importance of this case, provide this court with clear and convincing evidence of the government’s contempt,” Feldman said.

President Barack Obama ’s administration first halted offshore exploration in waters deeper than 500 feet in May, after the explosion and sinking of the Deepwater Horizon drilling rig off the Louisiana coast sparked a subsea blowout that spewed more than 4.1 million barrels of oil into the Gulf of Mexico.

Overly Broad

Feldman overturned the initial ban as overly broad in June, after the offshore-drilling industry and Gulf Coast political and business leaders challenged it.

Almost immediately, U.S. Interior Secretary Kenneth Salazar announced he’d find another way to block offshore exploration until the industry beefed up drilling safety and oil-spill response capabilities in reaction to the Gulf oil spill.

Salazar instituted a second drilling ban in July, which was also challenged by an industry lawsuit that claimed the ban was devastating the Gulf Coast economy, which is heavily dependant on deepwater drilling activities. That ban was rescinded in October, before Feldman could rule on its validity.

Feldman later ruled that enhanced drilling safety rules Salazar imposed to permit companies to resume offshore exploration violated federal law, and he struck those down as well. The offshore industry and Gulf Coast interests complained to Feldman that regulators were continuing to block the resumption of drilling activity despite his rulings.

Neither Justice Department spokesman Wyn Hornbuckle nor Interior Department spokeswoman Kendra Barkoff immediately returned e-mail messages sent after regular business hours, seeking comment on Feldman’s ruling.” Bloomberg

Up until now the liberal press has ignored charges that Obama has ignored and disobeyed the Constitution, particularly in the General Motors and the Chrysler takeovers. Can the NY Times, the Washington Post and the TV networks ignore this? We are now living in a dictatorship in the USA, and we must take whatever steps are necessary to end it. .


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At 3:38 PM, Anonymous Joe said...

Maybe the Tea Parties need to come together in front of the White House and demand that Obama step down from office. As far as I'm concerned he's no better than Mubarak or any of these other dictators.
I was really surprised to read in todays Taunton Gazette letter to the editors of at least one guy opposing Obama. In a city that is full of Liberal sympathizers and Democrat sheeple with rings in their noses, that's pretty unusual. I hope that more come out and voice their opposition of this banana republic dictator we have in the White House. I only hope that the GOP has better candidates than McCain and Romney for 2012. I plan on doing my level best to try and get Obama out of there. I'd much rather have George Bush back than Obama!

At 9:14 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I thought we had 2 judges upheld the law and 2 had ruled against....and this was heading for supreme court..


At 10:43 AM, Blogger RussWilcox said...

To Steve, Judge Vinson's decision was different from the other three in that he ruled that the entire Obamacare law was unconstitutional and void. Precedent is that no injunction is necessary with decisions like this; employees and agencies of the federal government must cease and desist from enforcing or implementing such a law unless a stay is granted.


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