RUSH: Here is Obama, February 14, 2013, fireside hangout…
This was on Google+. He’s talking with a bunch of different citizens including authors, engineers, bloggers. An LGBT and immigration activist, Jackie Guerrido, wanted to know why Obama just doesn’t do amnesty. Why are you deporting people? What do you mean? Why don’t you let people of color into this country? Why don’t you shape up? “What I’d like to know is what you’re going to do now until the time immigration reform is passed to ensure that more people are not being deported and families aren’t being broken apart.”
OBAMA: This is something that I’ve struggled with throughout my presidency. The problem is that, y’know, I’m the president of the United States. I’m not, eh, uhhh, the emperor of the United States. My job is to execute laws that are passed. And Congress right now has not changed what I consider to be a broken immigration system.
RUSH: So he was telling people a year ago, “Hey, chill! I’m not an emperor. I can’t do it.” What he didn’t say was, “I don’t care about any of that. The only thing stopping me is there’s an election coming up, and, when the election’s over, that’s when I’ll do it. But I’m not gonna do it before that because that will hurt my party and maybe me.” He should have just told them to be patient and wait until after the election, because he doesn’t believe he’s not an emperor.
He is an emperor, and he’s gonna prove it.
RUSH: Ladies and gentlemen, I know there are all kinds of examples of Obama telling audiences that he’s not an emperor, that he’s not a dictator, that he can’t just universally implement or write a law. There are all kinds of examples. We’ve played them on the program. He said that to a Spanish-language television network. He was just buying time.
For those of you who think that, “Hey, this is a gotcha! We can show Obama lied. Get that audio where Obama said he’s not a dictator. Now he’s doing it. He lied!” That isn’t gonna change anything. Obama knows everything he’s doing. He knows who he lies to, he knows why he lies, and he knows he’s going to get away with it. He knows he’s not gonna be called on it.
He already won the Liar of the Year Award and he got a Nobel Peace Prize for lying about doing some things with people. You’re not gonna stop Obama by pointing out his hypocrisy, and you’re not gonna change people’s minds about him. It’s fun to do, don’t misunderstand, you all already know. The point is much larger than Obama is a hypocrite. He is exactly what he claims that he is not.
He knows the American people are not ready for a dictator or an authoritarian or a statist. He knows the American people wouldn’t support that. That’s why he’s gotta lie. That’s why he’s gotta claim, “Oh, Reagan did it,” as though that clears the decks. That gives him permission to do whatever he wants to do, because Reagan was beloved. Reagan was respected. Reagan did have integrity.
Reagan was universally loved and respected, and that’s why Obama and the Democrats cite him whenever they need credibility on something. Even his supporters know what he’s gotta do. They know he’s gotta lie and why he’s gotta lie. But, as I say, there are countless examples of Obama… See, he knows what he’s doing. He knows he’s violating the Constitution — and he’s happy to do it, by the way.