Wednesday, February 12, 2014

As Popeye Doyle said in The French Connection II

“I’d rather be a lamp post in New York than the president of France.”

Incidentally, who was minding the teleprompter yesterday? One wonders what “Big Al” De Tocqueville would have to say about Obama’s exercise of extra-constitutional power (well, he might say something like this).

Also from the Dept. of You Can Dress the Guy Up But You Can’t Take Him Anywhere, there’s this tone-deaf comment that Barry made at Monticello:
America’s president — heir to the world’s greatest document of freedom ever drawn up by man — strode across the hallowed grounds of Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello. With his hands clasped behind his back as a fuehrer surveying his troops or his kingdom [or Paris in June of 1940 – Paco], he told a gaggle of onlookers, “That’s the good thing about being president. I can do whatever I want.”

It may have been a lame attempt at despot humor. But it fell terribly flat and reveals a shocking unawareness of himself and what so many American people think of him. As if nobody in the White House grasps what a plague this president has been on our Constitution. He simply ignores laws he doesn’t like, rewrites others more to his liking and shows complete disdain for the two branches of government designed precisely to keep the president in check.
You said it, brother. Thank God for the heroic Establishment Republican Resistance, and its leading maquisards maquitards, John Boehner and Mitch McConnell!

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