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.”You said it, brother. Thank God for the heroic Establishment Republican Resistance, and its leading
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.