As previously noted here and elsewhere, Barky's efforts to rule by executive order and "recess" appointments have revealed a degree of contempt for the American system of government unprecedented in our nation's history, and when brought to the attention of the courts, it's become almost routine for them to slap him down - as was the case recently when a federal panel found Barky's "recess" appointments unconstitutional:
"An interpretation of 'the Recess' that permits the President to decide when the Senate is in recess would demolish the checks and balances inherent in the advice-and-consent requirement," wrote Chief Judge David Sentelle for the court, "giving the President free rein to appoint his desired nominees at any time he pleases, whether that time be a weekend, lunch, or even when the Senate is in session and he is merely displeased with its inaction. This cannot be the law."
Eager to advance his redistributionist and "green" policies, Barky has appointed thugs (at least one of whom currently faces criminal charges) to the National Labor Relations Board and the EPA, among other agencies, and his defense of racist criminal Eric Holder in the face of clear evidence of Holder's involvement in the illegal gun-running operation known as "Fast and Furious" serves as a reminder of just how far Barky's willing to go in order to achieve his objectives.
Now, on the other side of the planet, sting operations conducted by Italian agents reveal that the Mafia is deeply involved in "renewable energy" projects on a global scale. Given the formula for the way these projects operate, in which the various companies receive millions in federal and local subsidies and subsequently declare bankruptcy, it seems a perfect milleu for oranized crime.
And given the culture of corruption actively promoted by the Barky administration, it's a match made in heaven.