Clearing the Browser Tabs – New Heights of Fecklessness Saturday Edition

| April 16, 2011 | Reply

Just when you think the President can’t sink any lower, he hauls out a shovel and digs like there’s a campaign donation ten feet under his feet.

In 2008, Candidate Obama waxed sanctimonious about President Bush’s occasional use of signing statements (find a useful definition of those here). He claimed that, as a teacher of and believer in the Constitution he would not use signing statements “as a way of doing an end run around Congress”.

Today, that’s exactly what he did when he issued a signing statement to say, essentially, that he would ignore the part of the budget deal he personally negotiated that removed funds for four vacant Czar positions.

What amazes me most is that he broke a firm campaign promise for no other reason than to maintain his own personal power. His statement doesn’t help anyone. It doesn’t create a single useful job. It doesn’t help the economy, even under the twisted definition progressives use for that phrase. It doesn’t save a life or make anyone’s life better. It preserves four positions in government that have incredible power but are accountable to no one but him.

That ought to outrage you just a little bit, I think.

And now, links.

 

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