RUSH: This is Obama this morning at the White House. He convened his first cabinet meeting of the year, and one of his three themes for this year is “income inequality,” and essential unfairness in America.
He announced at his cabinet meeting how he’s going to deal with this.
OBAMA: I’ve got a pen a-and I’ve got a phone. Uh, and I can use that pen to sign executive orders and take executive actions and administrative actions that move the ball forward, and I’ve got a phone that allows me to convene, uhh, Americans from every walk of life — nonprofits, businesses, uh, the private sector, uhh, universities, uh — to try to bring more and more Americans together around what I think is a unifying theme: Making sure that, uh, this is a country where, if you work hard, you can make it.
RUSH: This is just absurd. He’s basically bragging about the fact that he can do executive orders to make things fair. He can do executive orders and executive actions to get rid of the unfairness. He’s gonna make this lousy country finally fair! Never mind he’s been running it for five years. Never mind the fact that his entire economic policy has undermined the old saw about work hard and you can make it. Because not only can you not work hard, you can’t work. We’re up to 92 million Americans not in the labor force. But this is classic Limbaugh Theorem stuff. This is Obama as an outsider saying he’s looking at Washington and the country, and he sees all of this inequality and all of this unfairness, and he’s just at his wits’ end now. He’s tried and he’s tried and he’s tried! He’s got these Republicans standing in his way. “Okay, I’m gonna just start writing executive orders.
“To hell with it! I’m gonna finally make everything fair.” Now, he might have a pen, and he might have a phone, but what he does not have is the constitutional power to run this country like a dictator, and yet that’s exactly what it sounds like.