Obama To Scrutinize Bush Laws For Constitutionality

Barack NMN Obama is now doing some serious pandering to the Nutroots and Bush haters

Maybe it’s his background teaching constitutional law.

If elected president, Democratic White House hopeful Barack Obama said one of the first things he wants to do is ensure the constitutionality of all the laws and executive orders passed while Republican President George W. Bush has been in office.

Those that don’t pass muster will be overturned, he said.

This is nothing more then, as mentioned, pure pandering to the BDS crowd. If Obama cared so much about the constitutionality of our laws, then he should implement Neal Boortz’s idea of putting together a 10th Amendment review committee, who would take 2 years and go through the federal laws, and tell us all the ones that violate the 10th Amendment, then repeal those laws. OF course he won’t, because that would reduce Obama’s power, and that is the last thing any Democrat wants.

My second though when reading the story was “well, where the F have you been during your long, illustrious Senatorial career, Mr. Obama, in standing up to what you apparently perceive as un-constitutional laws?” Rather then pontificate myself, let’s see what commenter kdurham68 wrote

Mr. Obama, I must ask you two questions:

1) As you are and have been a member of the United States Senate for the last four years, I would have expected you would have evaluated any legislation during that time period to insure you were helping to pass only laws which are constitutional. Do you, therefore, only intend to review laws from before you were a member of the Senate for Constitutionality or are those laws enacted since you took office also planned for review? If the former, please explain why you failed to take the time while you were in the Senate to review what your predecessors had done. If the latter, please explain why you were lax in carrying out your duties as a US Senator?

2) Since you have indicated it is your intention, if elected, to meet with your Attorney General to review existing legislation and overturn that which you consider unconstitutional, I must ask you to please identify precisely what power granted by the Constitution to the office of the Presidency allows such a unilateral action on your behalf? Do you believe that you are not personally subject to the US Constitution? The Separation of Powers given by that historic and monumental document does not allow the President to subsume the functions of the courts and the judiciary.

Good questions, very good questions.

As a sidebar, Obama also says that, in his first 100 days, he will do a few other things, including putting together an exit plan for Iraq. Huh? Mr. Hope and Change, who has bloviated against Operation Iraqi Freedom for years, and knew he was going to run for president, has not plan?

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  2. Stacy says:

    Apparently moxy is the only thing one needs to become the Dem nominee. Plan? He don’t need no stinking plan.

  3. I’m hoping that will change one day, but, substance is not something that the Democrats care about.

  4. bob allen says:

    “This is nothing more then,” sheesh, learn to edit or learn some grammar—then and than are different words.

  5. Thanks for your incredibly insightful discourse, Bob. You have added so much to the discussion!

    Playing the Grammar Cop doesn’t effect me, bub. If that is all you have to offer, then you are as worthless and devoid of substance as Obama.

    PS: you forgot to capitalize your own name.

  6. Stacy says:

    So this whole post to ponder, and Bobby chooses a grammatical error to opine on.

    FYI dearie, when you’re typing several posts a day, these things happen. Actually I chose years ago to live life on the edge and not proofread. Sometimes you get some funny stuff out of it.

    Personally Teach, I believe I want to start a movement in this country to start spelling humor as humour, and color and colour. Maybe, in a few years if we make these little changes; we might actually be able to introduce the metric system.

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