The lyrics of Bob Dylan’s 1963 ambiguous anti-war song of protest, “Blowin’ in the Wind,” conclude with the lines, “The answer, my friend, is blowin’ in the wind/The answer is blowin’ in the wind.” Regrettably, although Dylan posed some questions, he never provided any answers to the satisfaction of my obtuse mind.
It’s all the more regrettable since, if Dylan’s mind hadn’t been boiled in drugs, he would still be rambling on today and could tell us the answer when there are more winds blowing than ever before in American history.
Those winds are blowing everywhere in 2011, winds of war in the Mideast, winds of upheaval in America’s schools and streets, winds of despair and confusion in America’s economy and stock market, winds of change in Washington that only President Obama’s most ardent acolytes could ever have foreseen.
One can’t help but think that today’s winds, if not all orchestrated and manipulated from Washington, are being cultivated and fanned by the Obama administration to accomplish its near and short term goals of Obama’s re-election followed by Obama’s ultimate change, the transformation of America into the dream of his father and of his mentor, Saul Alinsky.
The precise nature of that dream has yet to be revealed although we know it involves a socialistic “workers’ paradise” predicated on a nightmarish existence in which a tyrannical Big Barack and his minions call all the shots. A rudimentary rule for any tyrant is to dictate designated exceptions in laws or to order by executive fiat an existing law null and void.
The administration’s latest effort in that regard was to undermine the rule of law in the country by “deciding” not to defend an established statute, the Defense of Marriage Act, DOMA.
That action, or inaction, was not only an abrogation of Constitutional mandates but also a reinforcement of a precedent previously set when Obama’s Attorney General Eric Holder “decided” that civil rights laws and penalties only attach to white people and not to black revolutionaries in the New Black Panther Party.
When the Obama administration announced on Wednesday that it had withdrawn its legal support for DOMA and stated that the law is unconstitutional and therefore the Justice Department is under no obligation to defend it, Obama and Holder effectively threw out a law on the books for 15 years. Hypocritically contending he was still “grappling” with the concept of gay marriage instead of forthrightly admitting he was actually catering to the demands of his gay constituency, the Grappler in Chief thus assumed the role of a one-man Supreme Court.
Chief DoJ lackey, AG Holder, explained the president’s position that, “given a number of factors, including a documented history of discrimination, classifications based on sexual orientation should be subject to a more heightened standard of scrutiny.”
Mr. Holder went on to say, without documenting that history, that, “The president has also concluded that Section 3 of DOMA, as applied to legally married same-sex couples, fails to meet that standard and is therefore unconstitutional.” Not surprisingly, Holder added, “I fully concur with the president’s determination:” http://tiny.cc/xyqfc
Also unsurprising was the temerity of the Executive Branch cocksurety that it had any right to supersede the Legislative and Judicial Branches.
As if Obama’s two-faced decision and his prior selective, racist application of the law were not deemed impeachable offenses by a president charged with executing the laws of the nation as spelled out in Article Two of the Constitution, our Chief Executive, busily engaged in domestic dissembling, has seen fit to sit on his hands while the Mideast crumbles.
Whistling in the blowing winds, vacationing, golfing, and partying, Barack Hussein Obama is either out of his mind or thinks the citizenry is.
The latest festivity at the White House, Thursday night’s salute to Motown, calls to mind Poe’s Gothic tale, “The Masque of the Red Death,” in which Prospero carries on with a masquerade ball even as a mysterious specter stalks the rooms of his abbey. The lesson that Prospero–Obama–and all his guests–Americans–die as a consequence of his foolishness, seems lost on this president.
And, no, I’m not hysterically screaming, “We’re all gonna die!” but we are all going to witness cataclysmic alterations in our lives as a result of Obama’s presidency.
He has already voiced his belief that the country could withstand nuclear attacks and emerge just fine and dandy. He has already shown his contempt for law in the interests of sating his black and homosexual constituents. He has already demonstrated a chilling detachment from international crises. He is now in process of undermining the authority of a governor of a sovereign state by encouraging violent dissent and furnishing his chosen goons to instigate and lead that dissent.
Does he think no one is noticing?
Domestically, what we’re witnessing in Wisconsin are not merely organized and violent protests against a governor desperately seeking fiscal sanity but a calculated attempt at stoking class warfare not seen in America since the sixties, if not since FDR.
Although there is little anyone can do until November 6, 2012 to stop this perfidious excuse of a president from carrying on his appointed rounds toward changing a nation in his image and altering it beyond recognition, someone has finally called Obama on his power grab.
Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich today stopped short of calling for impeachment but did offer a suggestion: “I believe the House Republicans next week should pass a resolution instructing the president to enforce the law and to obey his own constitutional oath . . . and take other steps as necessary until the president agrees to do his job. His job is to enforce the rule of law and for us to start replacing the rule of law with the rule of Obama is a very dangerous precedent.”
Gingrich also said that the president’s decision is “clearly a dereliction of duty and a violation of his constitutional oath and is something that cannot be allowed to stand:” http://tiny.cc/ifopf
Factoring in Barack Hussein Obama’s previous gross derelictions of duty, there is no other alternative but impeachment and letting him stand trial for those derelictions. Let Bob Dylan whine about that wind, if he can.