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Allen West: Obama a Monarch

Showing that he clearly has no idea whatsoever how our system of government works, Allen West went on a radio show and declared that Obamacare is “not the law of the land” but is an “edict” that shows that President Obama is establishing a monarchy.

When I look at the fact that Obamacare is not the law of the land, it’s an edict, I see this as King Obama, not President Obama, who is making rules that apply to certain people that kowtow or appeal to his vision of destruction of this great constitutional republic. So, I think that we have gone beyond an imperial presidency. We almost have a monarchy that has been established in the United States of America.

This is not a constitutional republic anymore, and I think people need to understand that, and with the passage of this CR and this debt limit extension, we have definitely take a large leap toward losing the great republic that men such as George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, George Mason, John Adams gave us as an inheritance. And shame on us as an American people to fall into this, in letting this usurper and this petty charlatan take this great country away from us.

Hmmm. Let’s review. The Affordable Care Act was 1) passed by a majority of both houses of Congress; 2) signed into law by a duly elected president; and 3) upheld by the Supreme Court. By what possible reasoning, other than completely irrationality and special pleading, is it “not the law of the land”? Only on Planet Wingnuttia could someone say something that monumentally idiotic and be taken seriously.

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  1. says

    I’d love to see West trying to make this argument on the Rachel Maddow show. Not that I’m an adoring fan of Maddow — I only watch a couple of times per week — but, she’s damned good at being polite, and seemingly respectful, while ripping a new one for the loon-heads.

    Just to make my day complete, West should then go on the Stewart show.

  2. matty1 says

    Out of interest what was West’s take on the monarchy angle when you had a president who was actually the son of a previous president? Or does it only count when it’s a Democrat?

  3. doublereed says

    Projection, oh so hard. He wishes so hard that he has veto power, that he can make edicts, and he doesn’t have to deal with petty democracies.

  4. moarscienceplz says

    By what possible reasoning, other than completely irrationality and special pleading, is it “not the law of the land”?

    Ooh! ooh! I know this one! All True Americans think just like ol’ Alan does, therefore anybody that voted for it is not an American, right? Right?

  5. daved says

    I think the real irony here is that Obama is acting like a monarch when it comes to things like warrantless searches, wiretaps, and the like (following the fine example set by Dubya). But authoritarian morons like West don’t care about that. They’d rather chase phantasms.

  6. John Pieret says

    The Affordable Care Act was 1) passed by a majority of both houses of Congress; 2) signed into law by a duly elected president; and 3) upheld by the Supreme Court. By what possible reasoning, other than completely irrationality and special pleading, is it “not the law of the land”?

    I think the … cough … reasoning goes like this: the people … the real True Americans™, represented by the 40 or so True Concervatives™ in the House (not those backstabbing RINOs) … wanted Obamacare repealed but were betrayed by the RINOs and commie Democrats who permitted Obama to issue an edict preventing the repeal of the law. Therefore, since it would have been repealed but for that edict, it is no longer the law of the land.

    Oh, sorry, you wanted reasoning that wasn’t completely irrational or special pleading. I don’t think West is capable of that. Neeeeeever mind!

  7. says

    And to think this man briefly served in the body that writes our laws.

    Hmmm. Let’s review. The Affordable Care Act was 1) passed by a majority of both houses of Congress; 2) signed into law by a duly elected president; and 3) upheld by the Supreme Court. By what possible reasoning, other than completely irrationality and special pleading, is it “not the law of the land”?

    Yes, but you see, it wasn’t passed by the right Congress or signed by the right president, so it doesn’t count.

  8. cptdoom says

    Out of interest what was West’s take on the monarchy angle when you had a president who was actually the son of a previous president? Or does it only count when it’s a Democrat?

    We can’t answer that until Barbara and Jenna Bush start raising armies to fight against their Uncle Jeb for the succession. Hell, if Mary and Anne Stuart could do it…

  9. says

    The Affordable Care Act was 1) passed by a majority of both houses of Congress; 2) signed into law by a duly elected president; and 3) upheld by the Supreme Court.

    You’re confusing the Affordable Care Act, which is the law of the land and whose provisions are broadly supported in poll after poll, with Obamacare, which is a socialist/fascist edict forced on us by the Muslim anti-colonialist usurper. Any fool can see that these are very different things.

  10. felidae says

    Does Mr. West realize that the founding fathers also believed in the principle of being able to buy and sell people who looked like him? Also, Obama was elected twice and West was defeated after one term

  11. jnorris says

    We did the presidential monarchy as Father-Son twice and Cousins once. One president did himself three times. Almost did Brothers in 1968 and will likely do Husband-Wife in 2016.

    But since Obamacare is set to give socialist neonatal healthcare to the AntiChrist on January 1st, I am not worried about the King of the White House.

  12. Nihilismus says

    So, I think that we have gone beyond an imperial presidency. We almost have a monarchy . . .

    Isn’t a monarchy lesser than an empire? Or at least the same?

  13. unemployedphilosopher says

    So… West is saying that Obama is a Monarch? Does he have a giant flying cocoon that he takes to Mexico every summer?

    Oh, wait. That’s Dr. Venture’s nemesis. Sorry; it’s so easy to get fictional universes mixed up.

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