“Mark Levin Reacts To Obama Presser: ‘We Have An Imperial President'”
One wonders: where are all those concerned “civil libertarians” so distraught over Bush’s “imperial presidency” now? Their silence is deafening and predictable. Whereas their hypocrisy may as well be wearing a tornado siren.
MARK LEVIN: I’m not into imperial presidents who act imperial and speak imperial and Obama forgets there’s a Constitution. Yes, he keeps telling us he won reelection. Congratulations, but guess what? The Constitution wasn’t up for election, it’s not up for a referendum. He has to comply with it, too.
He was sent back to Washington, but he’s got a strict list of rules that he has to follow as president. When he gets up there and starts saying, if Congress doesn’t do this, I’m going to do this unilaterally, it violates separation of power a lot of the times. And this is a man pushing the edge of the envelope as far as i’m concerned, whether it’s the appointment clause, whether it’s his unilateral action on immigration, whether it’s trashing the commerce clause and the tax clauses under Obamacare. Now they’re talking about executive orders on the Second Amendment. They’ve issued regulations on First Amendment attacking religious liberty. This notion that he might be able to lift the debt ceiling, you know, unilaterally under the Fourteenth Amendment.
What the hell is this? He was elected president. Congratulations. This guy makes Richard Nixon look like a man who followed the law all the time. I think we have an imperial president, he sounds imperial, he’s arrogant as hell and I’m furious about this and I’m going to tell you why. We are a magnificent country. We don’t need to be turned upside down. We don’t need to run from crisis to crisis to crisis. He’s bankrupting this country.
He said we’ve had a discussion about the debt. When did we have a discussion about the debt? We’ve had a debate about taxes. The man’s never around to have a discussion about anything. So, yes, he causes me to be furious when I watch and listen to him. (FOX News Channel’s America Live with Megyn Kelly, January 14, 2013)
Be sure to visit the link and listen to the whole bit of audio — including the predictable FOX News habit of straining for balance by taking the implied stance that partisans fight, and this is somehow business as normal for DC. There’s even a George H W Bush tu quoque argument offered by Meghan Kelly — as if constitutionalists and Bush the Elder are sympatico in anything other than occasional intersections of party designation.
It’s all laughable. And utterly, utterly perverse.
This is fascism. This is a coup. Just because it comes dressed in pleasing nannystate pastel bromides doesn’t make it any less what it is.
(h/t sdferr and neo)