WILL OBAMA’S AMERICA PASS AWAY WITH SEN BYRD?
Early this morning our nation’s longest serving senator passed away at 92 years old. Whether you admired him or not he was who he was and he did what he did. And chances are he knew his way around the buildings he worked in better than almost anyone, even to the last days he struggled through them.
This guy fought off death like his party did the conservatives, he had a history of debilitating illnesses but he was always back in command, off the antibiotics, reasoning like an eagle, sitting in his wheelchair in front of the Appropriations Committee or on the Senate floor.
For the GOP Byrd was definitely a member of the other party, but he had his principles. Unlike the one sided same vote approach, Byrd did not like Kyoto and he was against cap and tax. It will be interesting to learn where the Obama admiration ends and when the clawing begins to replace the Byrd vote.
Neither lies, public discourse, unintended consequences, unemployment, nor deficits have prevented the onslaught of government takeover of America. Recognized by all, Byrd represented that magic number ’60′. Last week Obama hit a firewall with the law, Judge Feldman disagreed with Obama’s constitutional interpretation of his authority to seize private corporate assets. Today yet a second bump, lack of votes.
We have all heard the rumors of an executive order being discussed to override a congressional vote let alone America’s desires to welcome illegals. Obviously one must wonder how far such a step could reach.
There is no point in detailing reactions to some of the tragedies of those outside of the progressive party. Every account one reads of Mr Byrd is positive. Why is it that the first thought which come to mind when reflecting on those half mast flags in front of Obama is the rain storm in Chicago which preceded his Memorial Day speech?