Byrd Documents Obama Power Grab

Robert Byrd has documented the Obama administration’s subversion of congressional checks and balances, in a letter to Obama last Wednesday. “. . . White House staff have taken direction and control of programmatic areas that are the statutory responsibility of Senate-confirmed officials,” writes Byrd.

Obama has set up a whole gaggle, nay a fleet, of unvetted, unapproved czars absorbing the functions of cabinet-level officials to regulate industry, economy, and America. Any new functions of unapproved czars are beyond checks and balances, and to a degree untouchable. Obama likes his power absolute! Sweet deal, if you can pull it over on congress, journalism, and the American people.

The senate or congress has no direct oversight into the activities of these czars. Checks and balances has been cleanly circumvented, sidestepped, and voided as a principle of government, by Obama, supposedly an expert in constitutional law. Or, maybe Obama is an expert in constitutional law, and also a profound liar. Actually, Obama is an expert OUTSIDE constitutional law, or “outlaw.”

Unfortunately, Van Jones (RIP, with full government health care and retirement for ever) is only typical of the characteristics of the czars Obama has appointed. The Van Jones affair, which received no media coverage, underscores the absolute necessity of oversight into the Obama administration’s czarist activities. Obama’s czars and czarinas are cookie cutter replicates of Obama himself: extreme leftist, pro-racist reparations for slavery, pro complete wealth redistribution, and statist to the last fiber. These Obama appointments, reflect directly on the ideology of Obama himself which is neo-Black Panther Communist. A little oversight might save the country here; but Obama has taken care of that restrictive oversight “problem”, thank you very much.

Obama almost, but not quite, knows when to keep his mouth shut. The rest of the gaggle are more difficult to keep in line. We can expect a continuing stream of indecent exposure from Obama.

Strange and very interesting indeed that the only one blowing the whistle on neo-Black Panther Communist Obama for the widespread circumvention of congressionial oversight of his adminstration is the Grand Dragon Democrat Byrd!

Interesting too that “change” to Obama includes elimination of congressional oversight!

To summarize, Obama has perniciously subverted checks and balances in the Federal Government. Ho-hum, business as usual.

H/T: The Astute Bloggers VAN JONES HAS RESIGNED!
POLITICO – Byrd: Obama in Power Grab (no duh, Sherlock)

Sen. Robert Byrd (D-W.Va.), the longest-serving Democratic senator, is criticizing President Obama’s appointment of White House “czars” to oversee federal policy, saying these executive positions amount to a power grab by the executive branch.

In a letter to Obama on Wednesday, Byrd complained about Obama’s decision to create White House offices on health reform, urban affairs policy, and energy and climate change. Byrd said such positions “can threaten the Constitutional system of checks and balances. At the worst, White House staff have taken direction and control of programmatic areas that are the statutory responsibility of Senate-confirmed officials.”

While it’s rare for Byrd to criticize a president in his own party, Byrd is a stern constitutional scholar who has always stood up for the legislative branch in its role in checking the power of the White House. Byrd no longer holds the powerful Appropriations chairmanship, so his criticism does not carry as much weight these days. Byrd repeatedly clashed with the Bush administration over executive power, and it appears that he’s not limiting his criticism to Republican administrations.

Byrd also wants Obama to limit claims of executive privilege while also ensuring that the White House czars don’t have authority over Cabinet officers confirmed by the Senate.

Subversion of congressional checks and balances. Impeachable offense? High crime, or misdemeanor? You bet it is, all the above.

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