Friday, November 15, 2013

Thus Spake Obama: The incompetence of our neo-monarchy



It is a condition of my admission to this great land that I am not allowed to foment the overthrow of the United States government. Oh, I signed it airily enough, but you’d be surprised, as the years go by, how often the urge to foment starts to rise in one’s gullet. Fortunately, at least as far as constitutional government goes, the president of the United States is doing a grand job of overthrowing it all by himself.

On Thursday, he passed a new law at a press conference. George III never did that. But, having ordered America’s insurance companies to comply with Obamacare, the president announced that he is now ordering them not to comply with Obamacare. The legislative branch (as it’s still quaintly known) passed a law purporting to grandfather your existing health plan. The regulatory bureaucracy then interpreted the law so as to un-grandfather your health plan. So His Most Excellent Majesty has commanded that your health plan be de-un-grandfathered. That seems likely to work. The insurance industry had three years to prepare for the introduction of Obamacare. Now the King has given them six weeks to de-introduce Obamacare.


  1. By the time he is gone he'll be so un-popular that he won't even be able to draw
    a crowd at the quarterly meeting with the only set of jumper cables. I just hope
    we survive until.

    1. he won't even be able to draw a crowd at the quarterly meeting with the only set of jumper cables.

      That's good!

  2. I am not sure why people assume will leave office. Obama at his core is a Marxist. Once in power a Marxist never leaves voluntary. I can remember when Hugo Chávez took power in Venezuela. The wisdom of the day was, “Don’t worry the Constitution limits him to two terms. How much damage can he do in only two terms?” With the obvious disdain President Obama regards our Constitution why would anyone think he plans to ever leave office.