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Santorum Accuses Obama Of Continual Disregard For The United States Constitution

Santorum says Obama Disregards Constitution

In an exclusive hard right hit piece for WND, entitled Despotism In America, outspoken Republican contender for the 2016 Presidential nomination, former Senator Rick Santorum, accused President Obama of “continual disregard for the United States Constitution and the separation of powers it set forth to protect the American people from government by fiat.”

The article shows an utterly stunning lack of understanding of the American voters on the part of Santorum, who chooses to continue the merciless Republican attack on a popular President instead of staying focused on the issues. Liberals and Independents are just as upset about the new Social Security taxes on their January paychecks as Conservatives, but they will continue to turn against any Republican initiative as long as it comes packaged in a ‘I Hate Obama” wrapper.

Republicans seem trapped by the idea of blaming Obama for everything, while they virtually ignore the four year long bottleneck in the Senate under the dictatorial rule of Harry Reid. The Senate has not passed a single budget since Obama was elected, the obstructionism between the two party’s is destroying our political system, and the best Santorum can come up with is to call the President a tyrant in the making.

Santorum fumed over Obama’s handling of the Gun Control debate, proclaiming the President forced 23 unconstitutional Executive Orders on the American people. Does Mr. Santorum get all of his news from WND or did he actually take the time to read the statement on gun violence issued by the President on January 16, 2013?

The President issued a list of 23 recommendations that included three Executive Memoranda. He didn’t sign one Executive Order on gun control and frankly, considering the way the NRA was predicting Obama would demolish the Second Amendment, his suggestions seemed rather mild and middle of the road. To many observers, Obama seemed more like a President who wanted to speak for all Americans than a dictator who would tear up the Constitution and the Bill Of Rights.

Perhaps Senator Santorum might apportion the blame for the current crisis in America to some of the individuals who are truly deserving of mention. How about George Bush the Younger and his two multi-trillion dollar useless wars or the spineless Republican Party, whose members are only concerned about their own positions of power and cave in to the “old boy network” in Washington at every opportunity. There is more than enough blame to go around in Washington and Obama is the least of our problems.

Mr. Santorum can only see Obama as a tyrant and he rolled out the standard list of complaints against the President. Complaints that only managed to alienate many undecided voters in 2012 and helped win another term in the White House for Obama:

“Two days after he took office, President Obama rescinded by executive order the “Mexico City policy,” which prevents foreign aid going to organizations that perform or promote abortions. No legislation passed, no debate, just an executive order.

“In early 2011, the Obama administration stop enforcing the Defense of Marriage Act, or DOMA, a law duly passed by Congress and signed into law. Here President Obama has directed his Department of Justice to ignore the Constitution and separation of powers and not enforce a law.

“In early 2012, Obama’s Health and Human Services department set forth the so-called “contraceptive mandate,” which requires all employers – including religious charities and institutions – to provide free contraception to all employees, a clear violation of the Constitution’s guarantees for freedom of conscience and freedom of religion.

“Last June, the president announced that the Department of Homeland Security will no longer deport young illegal immigrants who meet certain criteria. These criteria were proposed by the controversial DREAM Act, which has been working its way through Congress but has not been passed into law. Forget about whether this is a good law or a bad one; it’s about respecting the legislative process and letting these issues be debated and discussed. No, instead the president just picked aspects of the bill he liked and ordered his administration to follow them, even if they are illegal.Earlier this month, as the nation endured the “fiscal cliff” crises and negotiation, the administration floated the idea of minting the trillion-dollar coin. Why? Because the president needs Congress to raise the debt ceiling for the U.S. Treasury to borrow more to fund the government. Rather than have to negotiate with Congress, he could have had the U.S. Mint create a coin for $1 trillion and deposit it in the treasury. Though ultimately rejected as an idea, once again here was a plan to avoid confronting the “check” in the system – the Republican-controlled House.’

After publishing his rant on WND, Santorum decided the American people had not received their full, daily dose of amusement, so he wrapped up his attack on Obama with these charming comments on ABC News This Week, when he called the President a “Sore Winner:”

“That’s the problem with this administration. They don’t — they’re not very gracious winners. And I always said, you know, there’s one thing worse than a sore loser, and that’s a sore winner. And the president’s a sore winner. He could get something done on deficits and entitlements, but he’s got to move his people to do that, instead of forcing Republicans always to come his way. And that’s the problem.”

We really wonder what Mr. Santorum has been up to since Mitt Romney was brutally thumped in November. The way Rick pounds the President in his WND article, perhaps we should allow Dan Savage to weigh in on the issue.

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