Skip to comments.‘WHERE ARE THE LIBERALS?’ Ted Cruz blasts left for ignoring Obama’s abuses
Posted on 01/13/2014 2:09:22 AM PST by Cincinatus' Wife
Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz is dismayed that every single Democrat senator goes in line and docilely agrees with the Obama administration, claiming the presidents abuse of authority and ever-expanding powers should be challenged by lawmakers in both parties.
Cruz spoke with Fox News Shannon Bream on Sunday about President Barack Obamas increasing authority at the expense of Congress, particularly after Senate Republicans were blocked from filibustering judicial nominees through the nuclear option. Bream asked the senator if stacking courts is a presidential right and whether Republicans would be objecting if one of their own was in the White House.
Every one of those points is objectively false, Cruz retorted. For one thing, these two issues, the nuclear option and the presidents lawlessness, are very interrelated. The reason that [Senate Majority Leader] Harry Reid broke his word repeatedly he said he wouldnt exercise the nuclear option and then he just broke his word, just like President Obama did when he said if you like your plan you can keep it the reason he did that is because the Democrats are very concerned about courts holding this administration accountable for their lawlessness This is all about wanting to pack the D.C. Circuit with judges that President Obama and the Democrats think will rubber stamp the presidents lawlessness.
Cruz said it was striking that so few liberal Democrats have pushed back against executive overreach something that angered many leftists during the Bush years.
There have been Republican presidents, unfortunately, whove overreached, whove exceeded their executive authority, he said. And when theyve done that, there have been Republicans who stand up and call the Republican president to account, saying the Constitution matters and no president, no man is above the law.
One of the things that I found most disappointing: Where are the Democrats? Where are the liberals? he continued. Where are the journalists and the media calling President Obama to account for disregarding the law? Right now as we look at these fights, as we look at the president picking and choosing, saying, Im not going to follow this law; Im not going to follow that law; Im not going to follow this other law. There are virtually no Democrats who will even speak up a word of criticism You know, in prior years there would be Democrats speaking up to protect the Senate. It is amazing to me that every single Democratic senator just just goes in line and docilely agrees with the Executive usurping the power of the Senate.
The Texan senator noted that the framers of the Constitution intended the three branches to resist each other in order to protect the liberty of the people. The Senate is failing in its job, Cruz claimed, when it doesnt resist against the president usurping power. All of us should be concerned listen, if this was a Republican president, I promise you I would be every bit as vocal against a Republican president usurping power and violating the Constitution. And we really need to see some Democrats and some liberals standing up against an imperial president.
One, they have their hands out.
Two, they love the power.
Three, the question of wether or not the NSA is spying on members of congress was never answered. They will be destroyed.
Ted is forgetting that 0bama is the first immaculate president. Just ask any liberal and the will tell you the president is not limited by he Constitution.
No he’s not. He’s just not giving in to cynicism.
God bless him.
I keep telling people that there are some honorable Democrats who are going to step forward and curb Obama’s lawlessness. They have to do this, if they care about their children and grandchildren.
With the exception of a few Tea Party republicans, there are no statesmen anymore.
My remark wasn’t really aimed at Cruz but at 0bama and the left.
Electing Ted Cruz will not de-consolidate power in DC, nor restore that which is essential to securing our freedoms.
Tyranny is certain to advance until the Senate is taken from the demagogues and returned to the states.
You see, overreaching and abusing power only happen to Republicans.
If a liberal president / chief executive is doing it, the liberals think nothing of it and ‘comply out of love’.
That’s why you see all these ‘live love and l-something’ stickers all around.
The left worships the state... obama is their pope... this is not rocket science.
If we inaugurate a President Cruz in 2016 will he request the Senate repeal the nuclear option? And what will he do when the Democrats then filibuster every appointment he tries to make?
There is not one decent human-being left in the rat party... there is no honor or good within them. They tried to remove GOD from their platform three times at their convention... where have we heard “thrice denied” before? Hmmm...
it’s the abuses they agree with, so it’s OK
Their humanist worldview tells them (and I’ve had a lib confirm this) that those liberals who are elected to positions of power are inherently morally and intellectually superior to everyone else and should be trusted implicitly.