Rand Paul: Obama Has "King Complex"

Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) took to Fox News' "Hannity" show following the President's Wednesday press conference and put forth the word that he will be introducing legislation to nullify Barack Obama's executive action on firearms. The Senator said that Obama has a "king complex" and he will be introducing legislation to the Senate next week that will nullify anything the President put forward that "smacks of legislation."

"Our founding fathers were very concerned about having a separation of powers," the Kentucky Senator began. "They didn't want to let the President become a king and so they wanted to say that Congress was the one to legislate, not the President."

"So we have a bill that we are going to introduce early next week and in this bill we will nullify anything the President does that smacks of legislation," said Paul. "There are several of the executive orders that appear as if he is writing new law. That cannot happen. The court struck Clinton down for trying this and I'm afraid that President Obama may have this 'king complex' sort of developing and we're going to make sure that it doesn't happen."

Host Sean Hannity pointed out this was not the first time Obama has usurped the Constitution. He pointed out that he used military strikes in Libya without Congressional approval, the appointments while the Senate was in recess. He also pointed out that since he could not get the Dream Act passed that he used an executive order to change immigration policy and not enforce the law, but allow illegal immigrants to remain in the country. Obama used the reconciliation process to push Obamacare through. Obama also told his Department of Justice to stop defending the Defense of Marriage Act, which is the law of the land. He also altered welfare reform and the contraceptive mandate being pushed through. All of this was done without Congressional approval.

Paul answered that all of this is unconstitutional. He said, "There is a history of this arrogance, because with regard to environmental extremism, Cap and Trade; he couldn't get Cap and Trade through Congress and now he's trying to do it through regulatory fiat. So there's a lot of precedent for this, but it's been a long battle that we've been losing gradually."

"Even Republican presidents have usurped their executive privilege to exert more authority than the Constitution gave them," Paul continued, "but you know our founders looked to Montesquieu and Montesquieu wrote, 'There can be no liberty when you combine the executive and legislative powers.' You have separation of powers so the powers check and balance each other and I'm very concerned about this president. FDR had a little bit of this 'king complex' also. We had to limit FDR finally because he served so many terms that I think he would have ruled in perpetuity. I'm very concerned about this president garnering so much power and arrogance that he thinks he can do whatever he wants."

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  • J J

    Rand Paul is correct. Obama's ego is out of control as are most regime leaders, kings, supreme rulers. They are high on the power they think they possess, therefore, they continue delegating themselves even more power without the consent or knowledge of the people. I am afraid for America.

  • HK45

    Re-electing Obama for a second term is like the Titanic backing up and having another go at the iceberg!!!

    Lets hope it is over fast

  • Ruggedlark

    Rand Paul for President.

    And call your Legislators...

  • dangerouspatriot

    Time to rid ourselves of the traitor in the White House, it is time!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/harvey.goldstein.503 Harvey Goldstein

    Obama is using the method of DIVIDE AND CONQUER. I wish Rand Paul all the luck in the World and God's Grace. He will need it.
    Obama will never be impeached. He won't be killed. He has too much power. The courts can be bought and sold. Only a full-scale revolt and revolution based on peace and freedom like the one staged by Martin Luther King can change the direction that America is heading.

  • Raymond

    Clocks in Heaven

    A man died and went to heaven. As he stood in front of St. Peter at the Pearly Gates, he saw a huge wall of clocks behind him.

    He asked, "What are all those clocks?" St. Peter answered, "Those are Lie-Clocks. Everyone on Earth has a Lie-Clock. Every time you lie the hands on your clock will move."

    "Oh," said the man, "whose clock is that?"

    "That's Mother Teresa's. The hands have never moved, indicating that she never told a lie."

    "Incredible," said the man. "And whose clock is that one?"

    St. Peter responded, "That's Abraham Lincoln's clock. The hands have moved twice, telling us that Abe told only two lies in his entire life."

    "Where's President Obama's clock?" asked the man.

    "Obama's clock is in Jesus' office. He's using it as a ceiling fan."

    • Ruggedlark

      Really enjoying the humor here!:)

  • Raymond

    Artificial Intelligence

    A lady bought a new Lexus & it cost a bundle. Two days later, she brought it back, complaining that the radio was not working.

    "Madam," said the sales manager, "the audio system in this car is completely automatic. All you need to do is tell it what you want to listen to, and you will hear exactly that!"

    She drove out, somewhat amazed and a little confused. She looked at the radio and said, "Nelson." The radio responded, "Ricky or Willie?" She was astounded. If she wanted Beethoven, that's what she got. If she wanted Nat King Cole, she got it.

    She was stopped at a traffic light enjoying "On The Road Again" when the light turned green and she pulled out. Suddenly an enormous sports utility vehicle coming from the street she was crossing sped toward her, obviously not paying attention to the light. She swerved and narrowly missed a collision.

    "Idiot!" she yelled and, from the radio, "Ladies and gentlemen, the President of the United States."

    • Ruggedlark

      Cut it out!

      I'm laughtng already.

    • Raymond


  • Raymond

    The United States of America passed away on November 6, 2012
    with an almost silent whimper. She was 236 years old. The grand
    old lady died of neglect, stupidity, arrogance and pure abuse at the
    hands of both her leaders and its ignorant populace. She will be
    survived by the Socialist Democratic Republic of Obamerica or SDRO.

    Also killed in this same massive, catastrophic, progressive wreck
    were personal freedoms, American values, exceptionalism, The
    Constitution, economic growth, conservatism, fiscal sanity, American
    unity, free markets, life's sanctity, marriage between man and woman, Republicanism, free will, self-reliance and many more are so mutilated as to be unrecognizable any longer.

    Born: July 04, 1776
    Died: November 06, 2012

    • Ruggedlark

      See. Now I'm pissed off...Why isn't this on a billboard, all across America? Or a smaller version on bumperstickers...?


  • Raymond

    I love Christmas lights! They remind me of.....
    "the people who voted for Obama......."

    They all hang together; half of them don't work,
    and the ones that do, aren't all that bright!

    • Ruggedlark

      Stop it.

  • Raymond

    When you are educated, you'll believe
    only half of what you hear.

    When you are intelligent, you'll know
    which half.

  • http://twitter.com/knussel Babsan

    King is too nice more DICTATOR/Marxist

  • progressiveandproud

    Where was all this outrage when Bush 2 was writing executive orders (more than any other President in history)?

    Barack Obama won the election fair and square, folks. Get over it and get with the program of improving the country.

    • Ruggedlark

      Oh, Bush had plenty of outrage.

      Everyday. In the news.

      You know what isn't in the news? Outrage at the Imposter in chief.,,are you on your knees yet? Bowing down? Is he your Savior?

  • Raymond

    Annual Stella Awards

    For those unfamiliar with these awards, they are named after
    81-year-old Stella Liebeck who spilled hot coffee on herself and
    successfully sued the McDonald's in New Mexico , where she purchased
    coffee. You remember, she took the lid off the coffee and put it
    between her knees while she was driving. Who would ever think one
    could get burned doing that, right? That's right; these are awards for
    the most outlandish lawsuits and verdicts in the U.S. You know the
    kind of cases that make you scratch your head. So keep your head
    scratcher handy

    Here are the Stella's for this past year -- 2012

    Kathleen Robertson of Austin, Texas was awarded $80,000 by a jury of
    her peers after breaking her ankle tripping over a toddler who was
    running inside a furniture store. The store owners were understandably
    surprised by the verdict, considering the running toddler was her own son.

    Carl Truman, 19, of Los Angeles , California won $74,000 plus medical
    expenses when his neighbor ran over his hand with a Honda Accord.
    Truman apparently didn't notice there was someone at the wheel of the
    car when he was trying to steal his neighbor's hubcaps.

    Terrence Dickson, of Bristol, Pennsylvania, who was leaving a house
    he had just burglarized by way of the garage. Unfortunately for
    Dickson, the automatic garage door opener malfunctioned and he could
    not get the garage door to open. Worse, he couldn't re-enter the house
    because the door connecting the garage to the house locked when
    Dickson pulled it shut. Forced to sit for eight, count 'em, EIGHT days
    and survive on a case of Pepsi and a large bag of dry dog food, he
    sued the homeowner's insurance company claiming undue mental anguish.
    Amazingly, the jury said the insurance company must pay Dickson $500,000
    for his anguish.

    Jerry Williams, of Little Rock , Arkansas , garnered 4th Place in the
    Stella's when he was awarded $14,500 plus medical expenses after being
    bitten on the butt by his next door neighbor's beagle - even though
    the beagle was on a chain in its owner's fenced yard. Williams did not
    get as much as he asked for because the jury believed the beagle might
    have been provoked at the time of the butt bite because Williams had
    climbed over the fence into the yard and repeatedly shot the dog with
    a pellet gun.

    Amber Carson of Lancaster , Pennsylvania because a jury ordered a
    Philadelphia restaurant to pay her $113,500 after she slipped on a
    spilled soft drink and broke her tailbone. The reason the soft drink
    was on the floor: Ms. Carson had thrown it at her boyfriend 30 seconds
    earlier during an argument. What ever happened to people being
    responsible for their own actions?

    Kara Walton, of Claymont, Delaware sued the owner of a night club in
    a nearby city because she fell from the bathroom window to the floor,
    knocking out her two front teeth. Even though Ms. Walton was trying
    to sneak through the ladies room window to avoid paying the $3.50
    cover charge, the jury said the night club had to pay her
    $12,000....oh, yeah, plus dental expenses. Go figure.

    This year's runaway First Place Stella Award winner was: Mrs. Merv
    Grazinski of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, who purchased new 32-foot
    Winnebago motor home.

    On her first trip home, from an OU football game, having driven on to
    the freeway, she set the cruise control at 70 mph and calmly left the
    driver's seat to go to the back of the Winnebago to make herself a
    sandwich not surprisingly, the motor home left the freeway, crashed
    and overturned. Also not surprisingly, Mrs. Grazinski sued Winnebago
    for not putting in the owners manual that she couldn't actually leave
    the driver's seat while the cruise control was set. The Oklahoma jury
    awarded her, are you sitting down? $1,750,000 PLUS a new motor home.
    Winnebago actually changed their manuals as a result of this suit,
    just in case Mrs. Grazinski has any relatives who might also buy a
    motor home.

    • Shermer

      Hi Raymond,
      The Tuscaloosa Tribune has an article on their website about changes to the city's park maintenance program. You should post this piece in the comments section over there.

    • Ruggedlark


      The stupidity is insane. I want to shoot myself now. Thanks, Ray.

  • Ole SC

    In 1967 George C Scott portrayed the roll of a rural con artist known as The Flim Flam Man. Scott did a masterful job in this roll but he is no match for the Flim Flam Man that is in the White House. All of the people that voted for him especially the second time and the main stream media are his "Suckers" and useful idiots. He and Adolph Hitler will go down in history as the two most effective Con Men of all times. I may add, Reed, Pelosi and the Speaker are all willing useful idiots!!

  • Montford greenwood

    I have no interest in what Rand Paul NWO stooge has to say.

    Trying to re connect with patriot. What a sad spectacle.

    He looks out of place whilst not kiss butt or licking boots.

  • SGM Bob

    I like Rand Paul - but I can't stand his father!

  • retiredmillwright

    Yes I agree, Obama defiantly has the King complex. He wants we little people, disarmed, broke, and without a constitution kneeling before him. I won't be there. I will be one of the little working people Obama will have to step over his body first.

  • samtman

    This will be Rand Pauls last t term if he continues talkling Tparty balony. The upside is that he will get a nice retirement from the Government when he reaches 65. All that for 6 years of accompllishing nothing for the peple.

    • heulwen

      So? Obama will get a hefty retirement in addition to a lifetime of secret service guarding him..for 8 yrs. of destroying this country..so exactly what was your point?

    • Patriot

      Rand and his father do a lot to protect our rights and our Constitution. I will vote for him if he runs for president next time. You must be a "progressive-liberal" suck up to obysmal to say what you have said here about Rand Paul.

    • Ruggedlark

      You are a fool.

      Rand speaks what is IN our hearts. Do you even understand that? I think not...

  • http://twitter.com/knussel Babsan

    Not king,Dictator

  • Stumper24

    He is violating the Constitution...Impeach him

    • Ruby F

      I agree Slumper24