Thursday, November 21, 2013

Then and Now: In 2008 Obama Complains Bush Rewrites Laws; Promises to Follow the Constution

He's the worst offender of any President in living memory!

On May 19, 2008 Obama complained about George Bush and his limited use of what is called a "signing statement" effecting the implementation of a particular bill passed by Congress. A questioner at this campaign event asked Obama "do you promise not to use signage to get your way." Obama answered with an emphatic"yes!" But, as soon as he became President he broke that promise and set a new standard for ignoring the law Congress passed with multiple signing statements. Later he would go further by unilaterally modifying ObamaCare several times. Last week he issued an executive fiat which told insurance companies it was OK to break the law and offer plans that remain no longer legal. The constitutionality of that move is  hotly protested by Democrats and Republicans.

Here's the clip from 2008:

OBAMA: "We got a government that was designed by the Founders with checks and balances. You don't want a president that is too powerful, a congress that is too powerful, a court that is too powerful. Everybody's got their own role. Congress's job is to pass legislation. The president can veto it or sign it. But what George Bush has been doing as a part of his effort to accumulate more power in the presidency is he's been saying well I can basically change what congress passed by attaching a letter that says I don't agree with this part or that part. I'm going to choose to interpret it this way or that way. That's not part of his power, but this is part of the whole theory of George Bush that he can make laws as he goes along. I disagree with that. I taught the Constitution for 10 years. I believe in the Constitution and I will obey the Constitution of the United States."

Notice he didn't say "period!" at the end of that statement.

Funny thing is that most liberals don't seem at all bothered by Obama's unconstitutional (by his OWN definition) acts. But by god they'd raise holy hell and demand impeachment if ANY Republican did what Obama has done!

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