‘The most destructive, dangerous president we’ve ever had’
(Tea Party) – Nat Hentoff, famous liberal journalist says it’s time to impeach Obama, calling him the most dangerous and destructive president ever. Worse than Nixon. Abuse of power that is unprecedented. Our nation’s most un-American president in the history of our country.
The biggest problem Hentoff sees is Obama’s rule by executive order when Congress won’t do things his way.
Obama made headlines over the issue again last week when he announced ““I’ve got a pen and I’ve got a phone … and I can use that pen to sign executive orders and take executive actions.”
“Apparently he doesn’t give one damn about the separation of powers,” Hentoff told WND. “Never before in our history has a president done these things.” He added: “This is the worst state, I think, the country has ever been in.”
For decades Hentoff has been regarded as the conscience of civil libertarianism and liberalism. He is one of the foremost authorities on the Bill of Rights and the Supreme Court. Hentoff spend 51 years as a staff writer with The Village Voice until he left in 2008 when he looked into the abortion industry and was shocked by what he found. As a result he had a falling out with colleagues at The Voice and left.
Although he still leans left on many issues and is known to rail against former president George W. Bush and former Vice President Dick Cheney and lash out on Guantanamo Bay and the National Defense Authorization Act, the First Amendment expert hasn’t liked Obama from the start. Says Hentoff:
“Within a few months after he was elected, I wrote a column saying he was going to be the most destructive, dangerous president we’ve ever had.”
People Hentoff has known for years have told him to stop being so negative; give Obama a chance.
“Well, we’ve given him a chance. I understated the case a little.”
Hentoff thinks it is time to look at impeachment, insisting, “He has no right to do these executive orders.”
According to the veteran journalist because there is no outrage in Congress, scarce coverage in the media and an uninformed public, Obama gets away with it. Says Hentoff: “He’s in a position now where he figures he’s going to do whatever he wants to do.”
Hentoff believes Obama doesn’t even pretend to care about the separation of powers between the executive branch and Congress anymore. “He’s the boss and hardly anybody cares enough” to stop him says Hentoff.
Obama has wielded his pen to issue a multitude of executive orders including:
- Change after change to Obamacare including delaying the employer mandate, changing the types of plans available and ensuring abortions were covered
- Enacting key provisions of the DREAM ACT to stop illegals from being deported
- Enacting stricter gun control
- Sealing presidential records
- Creating a domestic policy council and an economic council
- Changing pay grades
Surprisingly, even left-leaning FactCheck wrote, “It’s true that President Obama is increasingly using his executive powers in the face of staunch Republican opposition in Congress. He’s changed federal policies on immigration and welfare and appointed officials without congressional approval.”
“I would say that never before in our history had a president done these things,” said Hentoff.
He also noted that Nixon may have claimed that winning the presidency gave him the right to do what he wanted, Obama is actually doing whatever he wants.
Veteran journalist Hentoff says he does not believe that any other president has acted so lawlessly on an on-going basis. He says: “So, if this isn’t a reason for at least the start of an independent investigation that would lead to impeachment.
Baffling Hentoff is why Obama manages to escape such scrutiny when former President Bill Clinton faced impeachment for being “a lousy liar.”
The utter ignorance of a huge portion of the population which is not outraged at losing its right to self-governing is a big part of the problem, says Hentoff.
As for Obama, he “doesn’t give a damn, because he can get away with whatever he wants.”
This is the reason Hentoff says that this is the worst state the country has ever been in, “Even worse than Woodrow Wilson’s regime, when people could be arrested for speaking German.”
The digital age is compounding the problem explains the journalist. It has allowed the president to engage in unprecedented spying under the National Security Agency.
WND asked Hentoff if Obama really was such a threat since he was a professor of Constitutional Law. Hentoff replied: “People forget, he taught a course that he was not fully qualified to teach. But nobody seemed to care.” He further noted that Obama never published an article as the editor of the Harvard Law Review and yet voters were oblivious to that when they considered his qualifications.
“See, that was a case of affirmative-action and people feeling, ‘Hey we ought to do something important, symbolically, and here’s a black guy, and he’s articulate, so we’re gonna do this.’”
Hentoff relayed how former U.S. Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas, the man Time Magazine once called “the most doctrinaire and committed civil libertarian ever to sit on the court,” lectured him on the illegal nature of affirmative action, saying “Affirmative-action on a racial basis is a total violation of the 14th Amendment, no doubt about it.”
As far as Obama’s presidency, the journalist stated, “That’s what that kind of affirmative-action did for us.”
In his interview with WND Hentoff expressed a firm belief that President Obama does not remotely care about due process, a self-governing republic, the separation of powers or other American ideals which is why, he said “What Obama is doing now is about as un-American as you can get.”
Hentoff did not want anyone mistaking his words for exaggeration which is which is why he said it is literally true that Obama is “the most Un-American president we’ve ever had.”
In an effort to ensure everyone heard his message, Hentoff continued, “I hope the FBI got all of that.”
The list of public figures mentioning possible impeachment is growing and Hentoff is just the latest addition.
According to news media WND which has been keeping track the list now includes:
Reps. Steve King, R-Iowa; Blake Farenthold, R-Texas; Rep. Steve Stockman, R-Texas; Rep. Bill Flores, R-Texas; Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Calif.; Sen. Tom Coburn, R-Okla.; Rep. Kerry Bentivolio, R-Mich.; Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas; Sen. James Inhofe, R-Okla.; Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah; Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C.; Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn.; Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Texas; Rep. Trey Radel, R-Fla., and Rep. Ted Yoho, R-Fla.
When die-hard liberals begin to speak out against the atrocities, crimes and unconstitutional acts of a president, you know something has gone radically wrong.