How to fight Obama overreach

Obama now wants firms to report on race and gender and salaries with an eye toward harassing firms toward what he considers equality. Let’s just say no. I am determined to supply false data whenever I can get away with it. I am a person of white, but when asked about it, what if I randomly choose my race. I check anything except white. After all, who knows? I don’t know my ancestry farther back than my grandparents. Let’s just assume that there is a lot of diversity there.

If many of us do not answer "correctly" they cannot make decisions that will harm us.

This is not new. I once knew a guy who worked at a major government agency who consistently checked the "Pacific Islander" box on his employment papers. His ancestors did indeed come from an Island, as far as he knew, but it was Ireland. The funny part is that he was evidently one of the highest ranking Pacific islander in the government. He was invited to give a speech on diversity. He thought of a reason not to attend in person, although as I recall he did send in an inspiring speech to be read.

On a personal note, I once worked for a powerful woman. She was asked to write an article about how it was to be a woman in the organization. She assigned me to write it. (This is John, BTW, not Christine). I wrote a very good article, including sufficient whining to make it acceptable but also with great aspiration. It worked. She made a few "corrections" but I am happy to say that it was my ersatz experience that inspired a generation of young women.

This kind of thing happens more often than we think and we should make it happen more often.

We probably cannot stop the relentless advance of inappropriate government interference in our lives if we just use reason. We need to be a little unreasonable. It is funny too. They count on us taking them seriously. Let the ridicule begin.

One more thing. Inequality is good. We should not wish to be the same. If indeed women or minorities are paid less for the same work, why do firms hire any white male at all? After all, they are willing to move overseas to save a few pennies on labor costs. They often move operations to places where they don't hire white males and If they REALLY could get the same work for less in America, would they not do it.

Posted by Christine & John at January 30, 2016 12:08 AM
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Comment #402278

I see Elizabeth Warren has already taken the lead. Good Job!

Posted by: Warren Porter at January 30, 2016 9:32 AM
Comment #402281

Yeah. I really don’t have a problem with her declaring herself the “wrong” race. He reasons were not the same as those I advocate, but if we all randomize race, we can destroy the program.

Posted by: C&J at January 30, 2016 11:14 AM
Comment #402286

Should I ever be asked by my personal physician if I have guns in my home I will answer NO for the same reasons the above writers use about race and nationality.

Posted by: Royal Flush at January 30, 2016 1:54 PM
Comment #402298

RF,

Your decision is to the detriment of the health and safety of yourself and the ones you love.

http://theincidentaleconomist.com/wordpress/healthcare-triage-guns-suicide-and-legislating-the-doctor-patient-relationship/

Posted by: Warren Porter at January 30, 2016 7:45 PM
Comment #402316

Warren, I watched the entire video you provided. The arguments used by the spokesman are mostly childish and silly.

Please tell me what any physician can tell me about the lethal nature of guns that I don’t already know. Does the physician know if I am a potential suicide? If yes, what can they do? Can they take my weapon? Can they report me to the police? Can they report me to the Feds? Can they cause my insurance to be cancelled?

Warren, can you provide us with a video of someone who didn’t commit suicide because their doctor spoke with them about the danger of guns?

Posted by: Royal Flush at January 31, 2016 3:39 PM
Comment #402317

Regarding C&J’s original post: Obama’s overreach is the left’s overreach. They could care less about fairness and diversity. It’s all about dividing the country and voting blocks. If the left politicians were concerned about equal pay for men and women, then they would pay their employees equal pay. Does Hillary pay men and women the same pay, or does she pay men more than women? It’s all about passing laws that infringe on the rights of Americans. I worked for a company who hired women (thanks to politicians) to do the same work as men and paid the same amount. This particular job paid well but was physically demanding. Of the 10 or so women that were hired over the years, ALL of then took a disability at least 10 to 15 years before their male counterparts reached retirement age. The reason; the physically demanding work broke them down.

Regarding Warped reality’s childish comment about the role of doctors: if my doctor started questioning me about whether I ad firearms or how many; I would tell him it’s none of his business. Thankfully, I have a doctor who did not allow the liberal professors to turn his head to mush, as WP did. We have seen this gun grabbing argument from Porter many times before. He only likes the parts of the Bill of Rights that fits his approval…

Posted by: Blaine at January 31, 2016 4:13 PM
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One way to quantitatively measure overreach is to look at Supreme Court decisions that overrule the Executive Branch. Obama has done well in this regard, despite seeing his cases go in front of a conservative majority on the Court. There is no quantitative data to suggest otherwise, anymore than any other Executive Branch in recent history.

But we’re dealing in conspiracy theory, aren’t we?

A recent conspiracy theory about Planned Parenthood fell apart in spectacular fashion when right wing wingnuttery encountered the hard rocks of reality. In TX, the conservative governor filed a suit, and a conservative, anti-abortion DA investigated the allegations about PP selling baby body parts for profit. The DA found no wrongdoing on the part of PP; however, the DA did find the creators of the doctored video had, in fact, committed crimes, and they have been indicted.

How’s the conspiracy going with HRC- you know, the one about her e-mails and her criminality and how an indictment will be coming any day? How’s that going?

It’s not? Oh.

Well, let me know when you’re ready to cry hot, salty tears over a DOJ cover-up. Remember- it’s never to early to claim the reason there’s no evidence for a scandal is not because there was none in the first place, but only because of the cover-up!

Paging Darrell Issa. Conspiracy theory about Hillary’s e-mails on line 1…

Paging the Benghazi Committee. Conspiracy theory about Hillary’s e-mails on line 2…

Paging FOX News. Conspiracy theory about Hillary’s e-mails on lines 3, 4, and 5…

Posted by: phx8 at January 31, 2016 5:12 PM
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phx8 is not content to wait for the FBI to finish their investigation before spouting his loony conspiracy theme.

Please unravel the “FOX News. Conspiracy theory about Hillary‚Äôs e-mails…” for us.

Posted by: Royal Flush at January 31, 2016 5:54 PM
Comment #402324

phx8
Save your claims until the fat “lady” sings as she is fitted for her orange jump suit. She will be singing those old prison songs that have been made famous over the years.

Posted by: tom humes at January 31, 2016 8:17 PM
Comment #402328

Is anyone doing The Patriot Fast?

Posted by: Weary Willie at January 31, 2016 11:19 PM
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Phx8

Obama’s & Kerry’s and (formerly) Hillary’s State Department thinks some of her emails are so sensitive that even now, years later, they cannot release them to the public.

She is dirty on this.

Re Benghazi - I don’t blame her for what happened. It was not a detail that would have been her choice. I DO blame her for lying about that video.

Hillary’s problem is that she is unfamiliar with the distinction between truth and falsehood. She is just unreliable in terms of honesty. It is her biggest challenges. Most Americans think she is dishonest. Not a good trait.

Posted by: C&J at January 31, 2016 11:53 PM
Comment #402332

Going after Hillary Clinton on issues would be fine. There are plenty of perfectly good reasons to disagree with her whether it involves her stands on trade, her relations with Wall Street and such.

Unfortunately, the GOP is very nearly issue-free these days, and almost solely focused on personal attacks, promoting conspiracies, and instilling fear.

The e-mail ‘scandal’ is just one example.

There are many others. We just saw the PP fake video blow up in the GOP’s face in spectacular fashion, with PP exonerated, and the radical anti-abortionists indicted. Remember, the House launched an investigation of PP based on this doctored video, and even threatened to shut down the government!

We see it with the Global Warming conspiracies. The leading GOP candidate, Trump, suggested Global Warming is a hoax started by the Chinese in order to hamper US manufacturing. Allow me to quote:

“The concept of global warming was created by and for the Chinese in order to make U.S. manufacturing non-competitive.”

In 2012, Trump kicked off his political career by accusing Obama of being a foreigner. Need more quotes? And it is not just Trump, either. About half of the GOP believes Obama is a Muslim.

Meanwhile, in the 2014 midterms we saw horrendous fear-mongering over Ebola, ISIS, and illegal immigrants. The GOP turned its back on the advice of epidemiologists and stoked the fires of fear. It really was a shameful display. The scary thing is that it worked in terms winning votes in a low turnout midterm. The bad behavior was rewarded. It was bad for the country. It was bad for all of us.

So rather than resort to subjective objections that can never be proved nor disproved (Hillary is untrustworthy!), don’t you think it is about time conservatives addressed real issues with real objections?

Otherwise, you end up with nightmare candidates like Trump, Cruz, and Rubio.

Posted by: phx8 at February 1, 2016 12:26 AM
Comment #402334

Global Warming is going to be the death of the Democratics.

How can you be as clean as the wind driven snow when there’s no snow left?

Posted by: Weary Willie at February 1, 2016 9:54 AM
Comment #402337

I agree Obama does overachieve. Despite all attempts to stop any achievement by the conservative and republicans, he still manages to overachieve, he is amazing.

Oh wait, sorry. Just reread the title. Overreach not overachieve. Never mind.

Posted by: Speak4all at February 1, 2016 3:42 PM
Comment #402345

Speaks

Obama has built on sand. Just declaring doesn’t make things sticks. Good presidents build coalitions and use the institutions. What president Obama did by himself the next president can undo by himself. Obama is like the auto-erotic guy claiming lots of lovers.

Posted by: C&J at February 1, 2016 11:04 PM
Comment #402370

Obama is like the auto-erotic guy claiming lots of lovers.
Posted by: C&J at February 1, 2016 11:04 PM

LOL

Posted by: Royal Flush at February 2, 2016 6:13 PM
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