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Monday, November 24, 2014

Media, Democrats Called Out Bush, Reagan on Abuse of Executive Power. Where Are Their Voices Now?

Republicans are rightly and predictably infuriated by Barack Obama’s immigration executive action power play. What has been remarkable has been the silence from the left to President Obama granting legal status to some five million illegal immigrants. Such Nixonian abuses of White House power once elicited howls of protest from Democrats and their lap dogs in the media.

But in this case of Obama defying voters, Congress and the Constitution in one fell swoop, the left has drifted between quiet unease to full-throttled support.

What rank hypocrisy.

This is the same crowd that seethed with outrage over the much more defensible use of executive orders and actions by Presidents Ronald Reagan and George W. Bush. With a Republican in the White House, the media’s exhortations about constitutional limits on presidential power, the proper role of Congress, and the danger of concentrated authority were aplenty.



ginn said...

The fact that Congress isn't doing anything about this blatant criminal really concerns me.

Anonymous said...

What, a Democrat dare admit another Democrat is wrong? You have a better chance of meeting your maker! We just have to wait for the new congress to be sworn in and see if they do the peoples bidding.