President Obama has appointed almost three dozen czars, making an end run around the Congress and neutering the Cabinet Secretaries (just ask Sec of State Hillary Clinton). These people have enormous power without any accountability to anyone except Obama. This comes very close to Diktat governance. No one knows what they are doing, and apparently that’s just the way Obama likes it.
Here they are: Afghanistan Czar – Richard Holbrooke; Aids Czar – Jeffrey Crowley; Auto Recovery Czar – Ed Montgomery; Border Czar – Alan Bersin; California Water Czar – David J. Hayes; Car Czar – Ron Blum; Central Region Czar – Dennis Ross; Climate Czar – Todd Stern; Domestic Violence Czar – Lynn Rosenthal; Drug Czar – Gil Kerlikowske; Economic Czar – Paul Volcker; Energy and Environment Czar – Carol Browner; Faith Based Czar – Joshua DuBois; Government Performance Czar – Jeffrey Zients; Great Lakes – Cameron Davis; Green Jobs Czar – Van Jones; Guantanamo Closure Czar – Daniel Fried; Health Czar – Nancy-Ann DeParle; Information Czar – Vivek Kundra; Intelligence Czar – Dennis Blair; Mideast Peace Czar – George Mitchell; Pay Czar – Kenneth Feinberg; Regulatory Czar – Cass Sunstein; Science Czar – John Holdren; Stimulus Accountability Czar – Earl Devaney; Sudan Czar – Scott Gration; TARP Czar – Herb Allison; Technology Czar – Aneesh Chopra; Terrorism Czar – John Brennan; Urban Affairs Czar – Adolfo Carrion Jr; Weapons Czar – Ashton Carter; WMD Policy Czar – Gary Samore.
Do we really need a Sudan Czar? How about a Czar for Switzerland? An Urban Affairs Czar? Didn’t we used to call them Mayors? A Czar for the Great Lakes? What’s he gonna do, make sure they don’t freeze over in the winter? Isn’t that the job of the Climate Czar? This is obviously designed to place Obama’s radical lefties between the people and the Congress, the better to rule by Diktat.
Cheer the marchers! Wave the flags!
See the Czarmen marching strong
Dozens of them, no one lags
Marching to a Sousa song
‘Bamanation on display
Clad in their Brooks Brothers
Proud they are this proudest day
Prouder than all others
Swinging past the grandstands soon
Grinning oh so clever
As the band blares out the tune
Czars and Tripes Forever