As a self-absorbed and narcissistic youth, I made up games and changed the rules so I could beat my younger brother. What Obama and Democrats are doing today is no different. They can care less what the outcome of ObamaCare is on the general public in terms of healthcare or taxes; the only thing they care about is winning elections. For this reason, Obama and Democrats are continually making up and changing the rules of laws, mandates, and regulations.
A recent story, and of course it was no surprise, revealed the White House delayed the passage of many regulations, in particular environmental regulations, until after the 2012 election cycle. Why? Because these type of regulations are not popular with the general public and would cost them votes.
Why did the Obama administration and State Department lie about the Benghazi attack? Because the timing of a terrorist attack so close to a Presidential election would cost them votes – so they lied, especially since the administration and state department were negligent because they ignored security risks. It did not matter if the truth came out so long as the truth was not revealed before Election Day. And, of course, the liberal media would not pursue such a story if would damage Obama’s chances of being reelected.
Of course it was no surprise that other stories such as DOJ, EPA, and IRS targeting of conservative individuals, companies, and groups were not revealed until after the 2012 election even though the illegal activity was going since Obama entered office.
Nothing illustrates the way Obama and Democrats have tried to manipulate a law than ObamaCare. For some reason, Obama feels he has the Constitutional right to a line item veto for this law. In other words, Obama thinks he can pick and or change provisions in the legislation without any congressional consent. Thus far, Obama has made the following changes to the law to impact election results:
- Human Health and Services provided many states, individuals, and certain groups a waiver to delay the start of certain tax provisions of the law until after the 2012 election.
- Obama has delayed the Corporate Mandate until after the 2014 midterm elections.
- Obama has waived the individual mandate on persons who lost their coverage because ObamaCare cancelled their plan until after the 2014 midterm elections.
- Obama has waived the mandate to cancel health insurance plans that do not meet law requirements until after the 2014 midterm elections.
Nothing this administration does surprises me anymore. They will lie, change rules, defy the constitution, and do whatever is necessary to win elections.