Another case of “He write it so I can link to it instead of flailing about here.” RTWT over at Anarchangel’s. If you don’t; at least read the summary below
Boiled down to:
The president as an individual has very little direct power over domestic issues as I said; but these four elements give the president, and his party (the party tends to provide or at least strongly influence the candidates and final decisions for each of these posts, as well as for the interpretation of executive powers) ENORMOUS power to screw the country up.
Remember, lots of people said the exact same things they're saying now about Romney, about Bush the Elder back in '92 (and frequently they voted for Perot as a protest), and Bob Dole in '96 (Dole was a deliberate sacrificial lamb in that election anyway); and so we got 8 years of the Clinton adminstration reshaping the federal administrative and judicial regimes.
We are now, almost twenty years later, STILL dealing with the problems caused by Clinton appointees, and particularly with how the Clinton administration ran the DOD, ATF, FBI, and CIA.
We'll be cleaning out Obama appointees for years as it is; we can't afford to give him the chance to screw things up even more.
Honestly, the last ten lines of this post should be enough of a reason for any conservative or libertarian to vote Obama out...
- DC v. Heller was decided 5-4
- McDonald v. Chicago was decided 5-4
- Supreme court justices are a lifetime appointment
- Antonin Scalia is almost 76 and will be 80 years old by 2016
- Anthony Kennedy is almost 76 and will be 80 years old by 2016
- Stephen Breyer is almost 74 and will be 78 years old by 2016
- Ruth Bader Ginsburg is almost 79 and will be 83 years old by 2016
- The mean life expectancy for men in the United States is 76 (for women it's 80)
- All four of the negative votes for those two decisions above were from liberal justices
- Obama has already appointed two horrifically bad liberal justices, both under 60