"The president he always wanted to be," where treaties not being treaties is, if there were any lingering doubt, not limited to arming the Iranian mullahgarchy with nuclear weapons:
Republicans say Barack Obama plans to go around the Senate to enact a climate change agreement at the meeting in Paris beginning at the end of this month, according to a report at the Hill.
GOP senators were unhappy after a recent Foreign Relations Committee subpanel meeting in which the State Department's top negotiator, Todd Stern, said that the deal would not need Senate approval – as required of treaties in the Constitution – if each country's contributions are not legally binding.
The administration is pushing for a deal that does not have binding targets, he said.
And remember that this "circumvention" does and will not have even the fig leaf of congressional legislation forfeiting the Senate's Article II, Section 2, Clause 2 treaty ratification power. Apparently O considers Corker-Menendez to have applied generally and not just to his Iran nuclear sellout.
Constitutionally speaking, any "deal" that is not submitted for Senate approval, or is and is not ratified by a two-thirds majority of the U.S. Senate, is not legally binding at all. None of that matters to The One, who doesn't recognize constitutional or legal or any other authority but his own personal political power. As far as he's concerned, not only does he not need anybody's approval, but even a "climate change" deal reached under UN auspices won't go nearly far enough in laying waste to the desiccated remains of the U.S. economy, exterminating its surviving private sector redoubts, and sating his insatiable thirst for even more power.
It's like what the Oracle said about the Merovingian in Matrix Reloaded: "What do men with power want? More power."
Such men do not allow constitutions and the rule of law to obstruct the satisfaction of their ego-driven appetites. Which is why, just as a reminder of the true scope of the crisis we've been enduring for the past seven years, this onslaught has many fronts:
A Department of Homeland Security memo of an off-the-record meeting shows that Barack Obama's administration is considering defying a federal judge's injunction against issuing work permits to illegal [alien]s, Ian M. Smith writes at the Hill.
They've been defying Judge Andrew Hanen's injunction for the past nine months.
Smith, an investigative associate with the Immigration Reform Law Institute which has filed briefs in the legal cases attempting to stop Obama's [illegal, unlawful, unconstitutional] executive amnesty, writes that the memo appears to have been written as a follow-up to DHS's "Regulations Retreat" in June.
The retreat was held four months after Texas federal judge Andrew Hanen ordered a freeze on the work permits, known as an Employment Authorization Document (EAD).
"From a memo recording these discussions, we now know that the Obama DHS has, rather than pausing to allow the courts to assess the constitutionality of its enforcement nullification initiatives....
We don't need courts to "interpret" Article I, Section 1.
....been gearing up to roll out one or more of four plans drawn up at the meeting, each one designed to provide EADs to millions of non-immigrants, including those lawfully present and visa overstayers, crippling the actual employment-based visa system on the federal statute-book," Smith writes.
Classic Cloward-Pivenization. Overwhelm the U.S. immigration system's ability to distinguish illegal aliens from legal immigrants in order to nullify the Judicial Branch's Article III check on Executive power to pulverize the ruins of the American economy and welfare "safety net" after Obama has gotten through with his "climate change" crackdown by overwhelming them with passive foreign invaders to scavenge the metaphorical bonepile clean.
Leaving the middle class extinct, the poor 90% of the culturally submerged American population, and presiding over it all....
No, he makes a better Pharaoh, doesn't he?
And never forget: This is what sixty-two million Americans voted for. Twice.
Too bad we can't deport them, huh?