We have no king
The White House Threatens to Ignore Congress
by Cenk Uygur
Tue Jan 09, 2007 at 10:26:18 AM PST
"The President has the ability to exercise his own authority if he thinks Congress has voted the wrong way."
Tony Snow -- January 8, 2007
We've jumped the shark. If this idea doesn't outrage the American population, the media and the opposition party (and even his own party), then we've lost track of what America is all about. Do we have a constitution or don't we?
I can't imagine any other president saying he has the right to do what he pleases even if Congress makes it illegal. What does "if he thinks Congress has voted the wrong way" mean? Wrong, according to whom? The fact that it is a law makes it right by definition, by our democracy, by our constitution.
Poppy Bush threatened to do this in 1990. If he tries it, we arrive in impeachment land rather quickly.
posted by Steve @ 2:31:00 AM