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Skip to comments.Obama blames Founding Fathers’ ‘structural’ design of Congress for gridlock
Posted on 05/24/2014 5:12:21 AM PDT by TigerClaws
President Obama is taking a swipe at the Founding Fathers, blaming his inability to move his agenda on the disadvantage of having each state represented equally in the Senate.
At a Democratic fundraiser in Chicago Thursday night, Mr. Obama told a small group of wealthy supporters that there are several hurdles to keeping Democrats in control of the Senate and recapturing the House. One of those problems, he said, is the apportionment of two Senate seats to each state regardless of population.
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If we had a parliamentary form of government, Obama would have been replaced in 2010.
Poor baby Barack. The structure of Congress doesn’t allow you to ramrod your agenda through fast enough? Why is this a problem??? Isn’t it really a nod to the Founding Fathers, to devise such a system, which thwarts the goals of a president so liberal as Obama?????
Thank God for gridlock or we’d all be working in collective rice paddies by now.
you picked the wrong country to f with, bozo
If only George would have accepted the crown, I’d be king!
The ‘structural’ design is intended to stop people like Obama and therefore a good thing.
“is the apportionment of two Senate seats to each state regardless of population.”
So the jackass like “inequality” when it comes to that.
The Dumbass “constitutional scholar” isn’t bright enough to figure out that our constitution and form of government were designed with restricting government in mind.
Well, you Marxist, Mooslim, Kenyan, Steaming Pant Load - that's why the Founding Fathers gave us the Second Amendment.... and it looks like it's about time for a demonstration of how the system was designed to work.
As usual, the Constitutional scholar gets it wrong. The Seventeenth Amendment set up grid lock giving urban areas a dictatorial objection to the wishes of the States and setting a time lag in the direction the country wants to go.
The founding fathers knew there were people like Obama in the world, and one day one would become president. The roadblocks to a dictatorship are there to allow the TIME needed for the slow-burn people to recognize this and get them out of office.
As Valerie said, “Barak is prepared to RULE day one.”
No one will ever be able to say that this petty tyrant didn’t warn us what he and the cabal who he’s fronting for were up to.
Just watch, if they manage to destroy the Electoral College with the “National Popular Vote” the next step will be the “National Popular Congress”.
All while flooding the country with more and more left-leaning immigrant voters.
Fundamental Transformation, Hope and Change.
Barack is right. The red states should be able to secede. He can have California, NY, IL and MA. He can take DC too.
The rest of us could go back to the constitution and common sense government.
A pathological narcissist would think that.
Oh, Valerie Jarrett doesn’t like the United States Constitution? Well, she can just go back to Iran and take her Brat Barak with her!
Does the EXEMPT Congress agree?
Thank God for the Founding Fathers. Obama's whining is the highest compliment.
Thank God for gridlock.
This was posted yesterday
If odumbo was alive shortly after the founding fathers created our constitution, he would be in prison already, (or worse).
Sorry dear leader. That was a political compromise put into place so the smaller states would have better representation. Otherwise, it would be the tyranny of the larger states. And you wouldn’t have the new Federal constitution at all as the smaller states would never have agreed to it.
Fun NH fact: the NH legislature is the largest in the US, representing roughly 1.3 million people. Legislators receive the princely salary of $100 per year for their service.
KarlInOhio credits Founding Fathers structural design of Congress for gridlock
Obama is a Constitutional scholar in the same sense that an oncologist is a cancer scholar: he studied it only to learn how to fight and kill it.
One-party rule is tyranny.
You forgot this is all about him, I think Madison, Franklin etc, were a lot smarter than Obowma.
I’ll bet Obama wishes he could amend the Constitution by executive order.
I’ll also bet he does not realize how difficult the amendment process is, also as intended by the Founders, the most farsighted assemblage of men the world has ever seen.
I think Obama is exposing democrat fear with the statement.
The GOP holds state government super majorities in something like 23 or 24 states with the democrats holding super majorities in half as many with the rest being mixed.
Where democrats hold super majorities are in those heavily populated liberal states.
The fact is, if we went back to before the 17th amendment, republicans would hold 2/3s to 3/4s of the senate.
I don’t think our form of government has changed under Obama...so if he had a problem with it, why whine, why not just stay home and not bother being president? Or join some lawless outfit, like the Monochrome Coalition, where you can run around extorting businesses with impunity.
I’m tired of hearing how this “Constitutional scholar” doesn’t want to follow what it says.
Barry, that’s the one you have a majority in right now. You did know that, didn’t you?
Obama only uses what intelligence he has to further his wealth and control of people. The four legged animals who hang by their tails and chatter have more common sense this man monkey ever thought of having. Go back to Kenya and live with your communist/Islam/devil worshippers friends.
Obama nailed it. But not in the way he wanted. His rant against the Founding Fathers and the Constitution demonstrates the wisdom of the structure of the Congress.
The whole purpose of having equal representation of all the states in the Senate is to keep a demagogue who controls the more populous states from passing laws that might be disadvantageous to the smaller states.
I think our founding Fathers realized people like Obama might be voted into the office, and they prepared for this problem. Hoooooray !!!
The left cannot have California. They can have what's to the West of it.
Now the whiney little pissant (apologies to actual pissants) is looking for a way to make that somebody else's fault.
I’m not sure Einstein (aka Barbara Soetoro, Constitutional “Professor”) would even get what you are referring to.