Barry says the Republicans are mad at him because he is “trying to do something.”
Our poor, deluded (or deliberately obtuse) president.
Barry, remember the Supreme Court’s reasoning when striking down the law passed by Congress and signed by Clinton that gave him a line item veto? The opinion said that the Constitutional provision is for Congress to pass a law and then for the president to sign it, veto it. If vetoed, then Congress can override his veto. There is no provision in the Constitution for a president to pick and choose the parts of a law passed by Congress that he does or not like. If so, that makes the concept of a vote to override the veto nonsensical since the president could then say, “Well, I still don’t like that part so I just won’t enforce it.”
Everything in the opinion applies directly to the executive orders you use to arrogate to yourself the power of legislation that belongs only to the Legislative Branch.
It applies to your selective enforcement or non-enforcement of laws passed by previous Congresses and signed by previous presidents to arrogate to yourself the power of judicial review that belongs only to Judicial Branch in order to make things go the way YOU want them to, regardless of what the Peoples’ representatives say.
It applies to your postponing various parts of various laws, such as Obamacare.
It applies to your giving waivers to various people and organizations for your own private or political reasons.
It applies to your instructing the EPA and other agencies to do what Congress, by refusing to pass legislation you want, forbids them to do.
It applies to your belief that an executive order is something that allows you, the chief executive, to do with legally binding force whatever you want regardless of what Congress directs or forbids rather than being a tool the chief executive may use to direct members of the Executive Branch to fulfill their duties in helping him to keep good on his word to faithfully execute his office in the enforcement of the laws passed by Congress and defending the Constitution.
So Congress won’t pass or even introduce legislation you want passed?
Well, tough crap, Barry. You don’t have the Constitutional authority to do it yourself.
So Congress has passed a bill that was signed into law by a previous president that you don’t like and that you don’t want to enforce?
Well, tough crap, Barry. You don’t have the Constitutional authority to veto, by refusing to enforce, or to amend, by selective enforcement, a law already passed by Congress and signed into law by a previous president.
Your contempt for our system of government demonstrates to us that you are one of the guys the Founders and Framers warned us about.
Your refusal to enforce immigration law, for instance, demonstrates that you are a clear and present danger both to the country, our Constitution, and to our form of government.
The Republicans aren’t mad that you’re doing “something.” The real Republicans are angry that you’re doing something illegal and unconstitutional, that you’re violating your oath of office and trashing our country in order to pimp your statist ride.
Fundamentally transform us?
Screw you, buddy. You don’t have the right.
Now if Boehner and the establishment GOP would collectively grow a pair, we could start to reverse the mess you and folks like Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi have made of things.
In the spirit of Islam that you evidently like so much:
We renounce you. We renounce you. We renounce you.