We touched on this last week, but Marco Rubio has been working on this problem for months now. If you didn’t hear his quote from last night, here it is:
OK, no surprise to us. We know that Obama divides on purpose, and that he actively seeks to pit one group against another. But I think Marco misses something here.
Look at what he says again:
“He deliberately divides Americans against each other for purposes of political gain,” Rubio said.
“If you look at this White House, they never pass up an opportunity to pit one group of Americans against another for purposes of improving his electoral chances. Time and again, whether it’s one group of Hispanics against another, men against women, rich against poor, he is constantly looking for opportunities to tell one group of Americans that they would be better off if another group of Americans were worse off, and I think while that’s common in politics, it’s not just Obama, it’s common in politics, but I think what’s really sad is he had a chance to be different.”
Rubio may be correct that “pit(ting) one group of Americans against another” is common in politics, but common with whom? Progressives/Liberals, of course. That’s their brand of politics, and it’s one that Obama uses with their implicit blessing:
- What else would you call the (alleged) 1% against the (even more alleged) 99%?
- What about the Catholic Church and her followers vs. the “I want free condoms and abortifacients” crowd?
- Of course, we recently had the “Obama & gay marriage” thing, as well as
- Voter ID laws that Obama’s Department of Justice is fighting tooth-and-nail.
- And the ongoing battle over energy in the country.
And now you have this utter disregard of the law which is breath-taking.
Charles Krauthammer actually summed it up pretty well over the weekend:
“Beyond the pandering, beyond the politics, beyond the process is simple constitutional decency. This is out-and-out lawlessness. You had a clip of the president himself say months ago ‘I cannot do this on my own because there are laws on the books.’ Well, I have news for the president: The laws remain on the books, they haven’t changed”.
So Rubio had it right, as far as he went. But Obama is intent on going much further than that, and I wouldn’t put anything past him now.