Thursday, April 5, 2012

Obama Channels His Inner Nixon

( “I’m confident that the Supreme Court will not take what would be an unprecedented, extraordinary step of overturning a law that was passed by a strong majority of a democratically elected Congress."

To answer a question on what may be his impending and inglorious loss in the Obamacare case, President Obama took time during a news conference with Mexican President Calderon and Canadian Prime Minister Harper to make the remarkable claim that if the law were stricken down as unconstitutional, that would be “judicial activism” because it was “passed by a strong majority of a democratically elected Congress.”

Channeling some heretofore unobserved inner Nixon, Obama may just as well have said, “When a law is enacted by Democrats only, that means it cannot be unconstitutional.” His obvious misstatement about Obamacare passing by a strong majority of the Congress shows a calculated mendacity or a descent into some form of self-delusion.

Nixon’s infamous “When the president does it, that means it is not illegal” came during an attempt to rehabilitate his reputation in a series of interviews the then-former President did with British media personality David Frost.

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