Skip to comments.‘Imperial Presidency’ Becomes Republicans’ Rallying Slogan
Posted on 03/31/2014 11:01:12 AM PDT by reaganaut1
COLUMBUS, Ga. Republicans, poised for strong gains in the midterm elections, are offering starkly conflicting messages about President Obama to rally their voters. In one moment, they say the president is feckless and weak. But in the next, they say Mr. Obama is presiding over an imperial presidency that is exercising power that verges on dictatorial.
So far, they are succeeding in having it both ways.
Representative Paul Broun, Republican of Georgia, who has criticized Mr. Obama for leading from behind on foreign policy, stood before a gathering of Republican women here recently, his voice loud and deliberate, as he raced through a long list of areas where he said the Obama administration has veered totally out of control the health care law, Internal Revenue Service treatment of conservative groups, and the National Security Agencys surveillance program, to name a few.
As the crowd murmured its assent, Mr. Broun, who is running for his partys Senate nomination, reached into his black blazer and pulled out the pocket-size Constitution he always carries.
Theyre a symptom of a government that has just totally left the bounds of our U.S. Constitution, he said, and the solution is putting this government back on the course that our founding fathers gave us in the U.S. Constitution.
If Republicans have a rallying cry heading into the 2014 midterm elections, it is their unified anthem against Mr. Obamas imperial presidency a two-word, bumper sticker-ready slogan that encapsulates their criticisms about government overreach through Mr. Obamas prolific use of executive actions.
The phrase is part of an effort by Republicans to nationalize a series of concerns about the Obama White House, and the role of government, into a pithy, compelling expression.
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It’s actually pretty easy to be both imperial and feckless. He’s got one attitude for one group of people, another for everyone else.
Imperial president: running roughshod over constitution, attacking republicans and conservatives, usurping power granted to Congress or states, destroying any individual peon who stands up to him
Feckless and weak: dealing with anyone who not on the Right, dealing with any foreign leader, trying to project power abroad, alienating allies, emboldening enemies
Let him destroy the nation so they can get some rinos elected.