Published: Wednesday, June 4 2014 6:15 p.m. MDT
Eventhough many will write comments excusing Obama, he cannot blame this on Bush
(although he might find a way). The fact is plain that George Will is totally
correct on all his points in this article.
This has got to be the worst president ever. Nixon's Watergate begins to
pale to Obama's list of blatant law breaking.
I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the office of
President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve,
protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States.It appears
to me that the best of some people's ability is not as great as the ability
Love George Will! What a gifted writer! He is 1000% correct on these writings.
I believe that President Reagan gave 1500 missiles to Iran in exchange for seven
American nationals, all in secret. Am I correct?
Almost every recent POTUS has "gone rogue" in some manner. They believe
that the principle of "divine right of kings" applies to them.Power corrupts. No one gets within a million miles of the White House without
being corrupted already. And absolute power, which POTUSes seem to assume unto
themselves despite the Constitution, corrupts absolutely.
Mr. Will hits the nail on the head. When you consider:Fast and
Furious, Benghazi, "this is my last election, I will have more
flexibility...", The VA scandal, and the blatant disregard for the law this
President has demonstrated on countless occasions; one must wonder what it takes
to get removed from office.
@ Marxist,It doesn't excuse what Pres. Obama has done. It is also
worth mentioning that the law requiring Pres. Obama to notify congress did not
exist when Reagan was president. I might also mention that the "1500"
number is rather lower than the truth.
Between 2007 and 2009, President George W. Bush released 520 detainees from the
facility at Guantanamo Bay – at least that’s how many are officially
recorded. One of those detainees was Abu Sufian bin Qumu, who is a suspect in
the Benghazi embassy attack.
"I believe that President Reagan gave 1500 missiles to Iran in exchange for
seven American nationals, all in secret. Am I correct?"Cmon
Marxist. You know that was completely different. Somehow it had to be. Reagan
would not do anything wrong. Im gonna plug my ears now and say La
La La La La.
Seems to me that the swap that the "Rogue President" engaged in (he
really doesn't know the circumstances, but approved it anyway?) is akin to
aiding and abetting the enemy with those 5 high-value terrorist leaders being
released. Perhaps the pretender in chief never watched "Saving Private
Ryan" wherein the released German captive came back to kill many more US
soldiers at the bridge scene. That was fiction, this is real life. Does anyone
really believe that those 5 high-value terrorists will not return to be involved
in an even higher death count for US servicemen/women or civilians?The Taliban was aided and abetted by this swap. And the "Rogue
President" will never be brought to account.
Well, at least now I know how all the liberals and Democrats felt when Nixon was
believing that if the President does it, it is legal. Only problem is, back
then there was Woodward and Bernstein and the Washington Post to be the watchdog
on government power. Who is watching out for us with this administration? All
I see in the press these days is FOX News, who get blacklisted by the
establishment when they try, and a bunch of journalism school cheerleaders for
Obama and the Democrats.
Susan Rice has proven her ability to read talking points given to her.
Leadership? Ethics? Not so much.Perhaps her talent is in broadcasting.
Give her something to read and she'll do it convincingly.Did the
White House really believe they could sell this to the American people?
I thought going Rogue was a good thing? After all, didn't Palin or Romney
title their book that?
Are we talking about Reagan or Bush who reigned with more "Executive
Orders" - by passing Congress - than any other Presidents in modern
history?or just more of the same old Sour Grapes about
President Obama to whip up the conservative base to get published in
conservative newspapers and collect a pay check, again?...
When a president goes rouge, he should be impeached, correct? So wheres all the
evidence?There is nothing but more partisan fantasy and poor history
recollection, in nearly everything george says.George is just another faux
hole with nothing to offer but chum for the fanatics.
If you agree that the President broke laws, has gone "rogue", is
impeachable, then what are you going to do about it? Go gather your
"facts" and talk some Congressman into starting the process too impeach,
arrest and/or jail the man. As for me, I believe there is not enough
evidence to do any of those procedures. And if I am correct, all this whining
and complaining is partisan grumbling, albeit with plenty of zeal and with the
aim to taint the whole Democratic party to help usher in some Republican wins.
JoeBlowGonna plug you ears and say “la la la”BO
apologists have a LOT of practice doing that.So you will ignore the
changes in laws between the 1980s and now. Your hero, BO has done the same,
obviously. And not just laws passed since the 1980s – anything he
doesn’t like he ignores, including Obamacare!airnaut,You
must be at work rather than at home because you are not posting as open minded.
Executive orders are not the only method. BO has used more regulations than any
POTUS in history. The Federal Register has ballooned more under BO than under
anyone else.You BO apologists are in the minority. Recent CNN poll
shows BO’s favorable ratings exceed his unfavorables in only 1 of 12
measures! Most measures show strong opposition to his policies. Too bad it has
taken us so long.
If the gizmo detainees are prisoners of war, they will all have to be released
when the war ends, which seems to be what will happen at the end of this year.
So the 5 were released about 6 months early, and will supposedly be under
surveillance for an additional 6 months after the war ends. And even
Bergdahl's Army detractors say he should have been brought home even at the
cost of making the exchange. Nothing to see here, really, except the usual
Republican habit of politicizing everything.
The law violates the Constitution. If Bush was President, that Administration
would have done the exact same thing. Do you need the legal history and the
memos to substantiate this? If Congress has an issue with the President's
action, they should take it to court and get it settled. They won't,
because they know the President was right under the Constitution.
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