Before I get into the budget fiasco on my next post and what I consider a complete disconnect (I’m going to try and be civil today, not crass as I’ve been lately), I want to just throw a mention out there as to the lying hypocrisy practiced by the occupant ( I’m finding it to be an insult to the office addressing him as President) of the Oval Office.
First, we have him on an interview with George Stepanopolous in which he reveals a past vote cast for political reasons only along with a lame “Well, I was a new senator” excuse!
“As Obama revealed to George Stephanopoulos, he voted on the basis of what was politically expedient. In effect, he voted with his party to embarrass and make things difficult for George Bush.
In response to Stephanopoulos’ query on that vote, Obama said, “I think that it’s important to understand the vantage point of a Senator versus the vantage point of a . . . President. When you’re a Senator, traditionally what’s happened is this is always a lousy vote. Nobody likes to be tagged as having increased the debt limit for the United States by a trillion dollars. . . As President, you start realizing, “You know what? We–we can’t play around with this stuff. This is the full faith in credit of the United States.”
He then pled inexperience: ”And so that was just a example of a new Senator, you know, making what is a political vote as opposed to doing what was important for the country,” and had to add a plug for his unique honesty, ”And I’m the first one to acknowledge it.”
He pleads inexperience?! The man shows exactly what is wrong with Washington and politicians in general, that being their standings as prostitudes are in fact intact. But it doesn’t stop there, not with this clown! We have the following! In effect, he once again puts himself above the law and in turn into his perceived lordship position of self ordained dictator.
From Althouse and Jake Tapper:
One rider [to the bill] – Section 2262 -- de-funds certain White House adviser positions – or “czars.” The president in his signing statement declares that he will not abide by it.
“The President has well-established authority to supervise and oversee the executive branch, and to obtain advice in furtherance of this supervisory authority,” he wrote. “The President also has the prerogative to obtain advice that will assist him in carrying out his constitutional responsibilities, and do so not only from executive branch officials and employees outside the White House, but also from advisers within it. Legislative efforts that significantly impede the President's ability to exercise his supervisory and coordinating authorities or to obtain the views of the appropriate senior advisers violate the separation of powers by undermining the President's ability to exercise his constitutional responsibilities and take care that the laws be faithfully executed.”
Therefore, the president wrote, “the executive branch will construe section 2262 not to abrogate these Presidential prerogatives.”
In other words: we know what you wanted that provision to do, but we don’t think it’s constitutional, so we will interpret it differently than the way you meant it.
During his presidential campaign, then-Senator Obama was quite critical of the Bush administration’s uses of signing statements telling the Boston Globe in 2007 that the “problem” with the Bush administration “is that it has attached signing statements to legislation in an effort to change the meaning of the legislation, to avoid enforcing certain provisions of the legislation that the President does not like, and to raise implausible or dubious constitutional objections to the legislation.”
Then-Sen. Obama said he would “not use signing statements to nullify or undermine congressional instructions as enacted into law.”
Once again, his words and actions reek with hypocrisy! Again as I’m trying to be gentile here, I’ll omit my slant which roughly translates to B.S.! He openly claims legislation which he signed does not pertain to him! And one wonders why the American Presidency is now the laughing stock of the free world? Doesn’t it seem the world is happily watching as we regress into Third World status (something which the POTUS claims is being caused by those no good nasty Conservatives, not his Marxist/Leninist policies)?
The MSM of course refuses to take him to task on any of his lies or reversals. He has proven in his actions he will do what it takes to keep power and just the two examples cited above should prove that. Not only does he think he is above the law, but he actually feels he has the right to lie too and deceive the electorate. It seems he sees himself as a king of some sort and heaven forbid if one questions him! I for one am tired of it. My country does not deserve this!