Skip to comments.Obama: Bush Not Respecting Constitution [ "I was a constitutional law professor......]
Posted on 03/30/2007 2:21:50 PM PDT by Sub-Driver
Obama: Bush Not Respecting Constitution Mar 30 04:23 PM US/Eastern By BRENDAN FARRINGTON TALLAHASSEE, Fla.
Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama on Friday accused President Bush of failing to respect the Constitution amid the uproar over the firing of eight federal prosecutors.
The Illinois senator also took a swipe at embattled Attorney General Alberto Gonzales. Obama has joined several other Democrats in calling for Gonzales to resign.
"I was a constitutional law professor, which means unlike the current president I actually respect the Constitution," Obama told an audience at a campaign fundraiser. "I believe in an attorney general who is actually the people's lawyer, not the president's lawyer."
Obama's remarks drew one of the most enthusiastic responses in a speech often interrupted by applause.
Gonzales acknowledged Friday there is confusion about his role in firing the eight U.S. attorneys last fall. His former chief of staff, Kyle Sampson, told Congress Thursday that prosecutors put on a list to be fired got there in part because they were not deemed "loyal Bushies."
During his stop in Florida, Obama held a brief meeting with Democratic lawmakers and then spoke for about three minutes to more than 100 college students who held an impromptu rally outside an IMAX theater where he held his fundraiser.
"I just hope that everyone here has that same sense of urgency that I do," Obama told the students. "I hope the young people in particular use this campaign as a vehicle to get involved and engaged. This is one of those rare moments where we could change history, and those moments don't come that often. So I hope that all of you take advantage of it."
Inside the fundraiser, which was a sellout at 640 tickets and raised about $150,000, people packed a room and balcony.
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Oh gag me. This guy is such a lightweight it's embarrassing to the nation that he's even a presidential contender.
I mean I'm just sayin' since Obama knows about the Constitution and all like that.
I can just see all of the south and midwest voting for a guy named Obama : )
Okay, so exactly how did President Bush disrespect the Constitution?
"He's a real Namma Jamma"
....and for the fleetest of time, you were a presidential candidate
it just occured to me that Obama has big ears so he can rattle his head easily dislodging rocks
psssst hey Ears...take your money and run, do a Dean.
And we thought he was just a "magic Negro".
well, Hertz might hire him to lead the new numma won Club, LOL.
If he's a constitutional lawyer then how does he get it wrong concerning the second amendment?
Everytime this guy opens his mouth he confirms he is an idiot.
I can't wait until this idiot and Hillary are FORCED into a REAL debate where they have to think on their feet.
Of course..if the DNC have their way..they never will have to.
Those that can, do; those that can't, teach
It will be the people's perception of wrongdoing, not the proof of wrongdoing, that will be the force of the trial.
Just like no Katrina critic ever mentions The Stafford Act, the current Bush criticisms, like Obama's here, will just flatly state a terrible wrong that Bush did without any backup of law or substance.
yeah soon he will become the first mime candidate
Why would the second necessarily follow from the first?
Excellent point! But he says things to make you think he's on the ball.
that would kill car rentals..imagine someone saying....." Irented my 1st SUV 'cause Obama said."
While everyone's not "respecting" the Constitution how about the Congress trying to put restrictions on the Commander in Chief on military issues?
He signed McCain Feingold CFR ....................................but Obama is still a lightweight
He failed the bar exam, but is a constitutional expert. At what law school did he teach?
If he is a Law Professor ,then how come he doesnt know that the President can fire these attorney's general anytimne he wants to? Its perfectly Constitutional.
Dipstick. Floppy eared dork.
It's the lawyer part, that does that.
It astounds me how this guy gets any attention. What scares me is that he does aim to change the course of history by bringing socialism to the USA as faster than the liberals could ever dream. He also does not understand how the Executive Branch functions IAW our Constitution! The people do not elect anyone in the President's Cabinet!!
"Almost all the world's constitutions are documents in which governments tell the people what their privileges are.
Our Constitution is a document in which 'We the people' tell the government what it is allowed to do.
'We the people' are free."
- Ronald Reagan
I heard on Hardball that George Clooney stated that OBAMA actually left Clooney breathless.....now ,I'm a 51 yr old dislocated Texan livin' in Phoenix but that sounds like these two men were swappin' spit.
BO, what specific article of or amendment to the constitution has been violated?
I'm starting to wonder if either of them will ever face tough questioning from anyone.
I can just hear the DNC "debate".
"Mrs. Clinton, can you tell us why we need healthcare and how many lives it will save and how mean the Republicans are that we've been denied that care for over a decade now."
shuuush, thats almost as bad as asking about his ears
This guy is a pure media-made bubble. Just like the tech bubble, it will pop and go down as fast as the the DNC screecher.
a hat, you couldn't get a feedbag over them ears
Huh? Is that jive talk? I can't find that word in the dictionary
Democrats think being a Republican is a violation of the Constitution. I wouldn't lose any sleep over it.
Wait till FLYWEIGHT has to actually debate something more substantial than a rock.
Does that mean Obama would repeal all gun control laws, eliminate the IRS, do away with the NEA, Medicare, and all the pork giveaways?
"I was a constitutional law professor, which means ... I believe in an attorney general who is actually the people's lawyer, not the president's lawyer."
Oh really? Guess you skipped skool when they got the part about JFK and his brother RFK. And were you high on crack for eight years when Willard's wife had her lesbo 'b*tch' Janet Rino as AG, huh 'Barry'?
An aside Dumbo, if the AG is the 'people's lawyer', why don't we elect him? Yes 'professor', I'm waiting...
The Chocolate Senator's ears are melting......
One thing has nothing to do with the other.
In fact, today's professors tend to insult the Constitution, not respect it!
Bush will be put on trial; I've said it since November.
The rats want to get the stink of Clinton off of them by dirtying up a republican.
It's going to be disgusting to see.
You know that is right.