Skip to comments.Attorney General Eric Holder can't explain constitutional basis for Obama's executive orders
Posted on 01/30/2014 7:05:36 AM PST by Texas Fossil
Attorney General Eric Holder couldn't explain the constitutional basis for executive orders such as President Obama's delay of the employer mandate because he hasn't read the legal analysis -- or at least, hasn't seen it in a long time.
"I'll be honest with you, I have not seen -- I don't remember looking at or having seen the analysis in some time, so I'm not sure where along the spectrum that would come," Holder replied when Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, asked him to explain the nature of Obama's constitutional power to delay the mandate.
Lee had based his question on a standard legal test, first described by Supreme Court Justice Robert Jackson, who said the president's authority to issue executive orders is strongest when he does so with the backing of Congress (category one), more dubious when he issues an order pertaining to a topic on which Congress has not passed a law (category two), and weakest when the executive order is "incompatible with a congressional command" (category three), to use Lee's paraphrase.
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OH, how I despise Red Rat Holder's lies and deception.
It’s amazing how little Barry and Holder know. Holder just slithers his way out of every hearing and nothing happens. Barry couldn’t have picked a better consigliere.
Can you imagine if John Ashcroft was unable or unwilling to explain the Constitutional basis for the Bush administration’s actions?
Anyone think the media would report that news?
Egypts Morsi and our Democrats Obama have the same Muslim Brotherhood mentality, and thus both men are opposed to the Common Law basis of American Culture.
The American-based logic system falls on the deaf ears of both men.
Both men have a Big Picture mentality of destroying their existing societies in order to establish their version of the Muslim Brotherhood System of governance.
Their responses during and after the 2012 Benghazi Murders were the most revealing insights into their shared Muslim Brotherhood values.
Neither Morsi or Obama can be reasoned with by their countrymen. Their Muslim Brotherhood Mentality prevents them from doing so.
Any opposition to their plans is used by them to strengthen their conviction that their plans are correct.
Egypt has figured all this is out, when will America do the same?
Preposterous isn't it?
Affirmative Action in action!
And like Egypt, it will get real ugly in time as well.
Surprisingly, Holder did not brand the line of questioning as racist. That’s probably his ace in the hole just in case he really gets pinned down.
There is a slow coup d'etat transpiring in the US right now. In a real constitutional republic Holder and Obama would have been impeached long ago.
Can you imagine if John Ashcroft was unable or unwilling to explain the Constitutional basis for the Bush administrations actions?
Preposterous isn’t it?
The media not only have the same goals as Holder and Obama, and as well, their life philosophy demands that they separate people by race.
You see, in the eyes of the media, Holder isn’t as smart as the white man and neither is Obama (as smart as a white man) - how could they be? - they’re “African Americans” and need special treatment to succeed.
The NYT and BSNBC will be calling it racist before the day is over.
He's putting us on and is genuinely divorced from the reason-for-being of his office. If he had been appointed head of Interior, 90 percent of his phone call would have been the same.
Actually, he just doesn’t care.
Methinks Holder got his law degree from the same box top of “Quota-eerios” as did the Obamacretin.
Basis for it is “he will be into Year Two of his Lifetime Oahu Golf Vacation before any of these challenges reach the SCOTUS.”
What they really want to do is re-write the Constitution to bring it up into the modern world where who needs protection from government access or the right to guns and be free in their homes and paper; basically totally removing the rights we enjoy and have a new Constitution to reflect Democrat/Liberal/Socialism with smatterings of the Koran in there just to make things right.
“Badges? I don’t got to show you no stinking badges!”
“I’ll be honest with you,”
Cruz is absolutely blowing Holder’s doors off right now on recent IRS activity. Don’t see any posts yet.
Think of all the laws that the next GOP president can chose to not enforce.
They would have been HUNG a long time ago.
Holder did not brand the questioning as racist because the media will do that for him.
If we take the Senate, that will change.
There is no path to impeachment with the current Senate control.
Breech that barrier, and it is a totally different world.
Holder never tells the truth about anything. He has been the Left’s government scandal fixer since the 1980’s. That is the reason Obama made him AG.
Obama and Holder are two of the most despicable people on earth.
Yes, they certainly are.