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The usual nonsense from the usual suspects

Executive and regulatory over reach, aka trashing the Constitution?  Even Lawrence Tribe has problems with the Obama agenda:

As President Obama forges ahead in his fight against climate change, a leading Harvard Law School scholar says a central piece of the president’s strategy is akin to “burning the Constitution” merely to advance an environmental agenda.

In testimony before the House Energy and Commerce Committee on Tuesday, Harvard constitutional law professor Laurence H. Tribe said the Environmental Protection Agency’s plan to limit greenhouse gas emissions from U.S. power plants is built on a shaky legal foundation. The proposal, Mr. Tribe argues, far exceeds EPA’s authority under federal law and strikes a blow to the 10th Amendment by essentially making states subservient to Washington on energy and environmental matters.

Mr. Tribe’s testimony — with which other legal scholars strongly disagreed during Tuesday’s hearing — comes about a month before the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals will hear arguments in a case that challenges EPA’s so-called “Clean Power Plan,” which would limit pollution from both new and existing power plants and is designed to reduce coal use across the country.

“EPA’s proposal raises grave constitutional questions, exceeds EPA’s statutory authority and violates the Clean Air Act,” said Mr. Tribe, who has argued before the Supreme Court dozens of times and represented Al Gore in the case that ultimately decided the 2000 presidential election.

“EPA is attempting an unconstitutional trifecta — usurping the prerogatives of the states, the Congress and the federal courts all at once,” he continued. “Burning the Constitution of the United States … cannot be a part of our national energy policy.”

But this president and his bureaucracy have no problem with this sort of over reach because, as I’ve mentioned before, gutless Republicans, who could withhold funding for this sort of misbehavior, haven’t the gonads for it.  They’re worthless.

Meanwhile our petulant and juvenile President can’t find it in himself to act Presidential when an ally wins an election:

On CNN this morning, White House aide David Simas avoided congratulating Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on the Israeli elections. Instead, he would only congratulate the Israeli people on having an election.

“We want to congratulate the Israeli people for the democratic process for the election that they just engaged in with all the parties that engaged in that election. As you know now, the hard work of coalition building begins. Sometimes that takes a couple of weeks. And we’re going to give space to the formation of that coalition government and we’re not going to weigh in one way or another except to say that the United States and Israel have a historic and close relationship and that will continue going forward,” Simas said.

Blah, blah, blah.  Of course, when it came to Erdogan, Sisi, Putin, and even Iran’s Rouhani … all over it, man.  Our one real and true ally in the region?  Yeah, not so much.

And finally:
Hillary Clinton continues to be a dominant force heading into the 2016 presidential election, according to a new CNN/ORC poll. The former secretary of state maintains a broad lead over the field of potential Democratic challengers she could face in a nomination contest and sizable advantages over the leading contenders from the Republican side in general election match-ups.
Because … well, apparently much of the left agrees that laws are for the little people, and enough of the middle goes along to make her corruption and blatant disregard for the law a minor event soon to be forgotten (and forgiven, I guess).  They prefer the bad reality show the next Clinton presidency would bring I suppose, and seem to be fine with the continued decline of a once great country.
Her job? Just keep the free stuff coming.
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6 Responses to The usual nonsense from the usual suspects

  • Think of all the people you regularly interact with at work, school, church, social events etc etc.
    Posit that 1/2 of them will vote and consider what you have heard them comment on for a variety of issues/events etcs; then look at the polls like the one cited in the post above.

    You won’t need any other confirmation that we are well and truly screwed.

  • WRT Hillary –
    Well you can pretty much bet we are NOT going to see her follow the path of Aaron Schock, resigning in disgrace for law breaking is for losers!

    Hell, your own mail server, destroying government documents, taking payola from foreign governments, whatever.
    What difference – at this point, what difference does it make!

    Ladies and gentlemen, I’ll be brief. The issue here is not whether she broke a few rules, or took a few liberties with the laws – she did.

    But you can’t judge a whole career based on a few (thousand) missing, mistaken, lost, misplaced or unreported documents or graft payments.
    For if you do, then shouldn’t we just blame the system of government that doesn’t oversee it’s employees in such a way as to make it impossible for her kind of misbehavior to occur?
    And if the whole government is guilty, then isn’t this an indictment of our President, institutions and country in general?
    I put it to you Qando – isn’t this an indictment of our entire American society?
    Well, you can do whatever you want, but Hillary isn’t going to sit around and let a bunch of racists and women haters destroy her country and badmouth the United States of America!
    Gentlemen!

    • Brilliant, Alan, brilliant!

    • The prosecution gets to close, because it has the burden…

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9lDN5b6ET0I

      So, Hillary is screwed.

      • From your lips to God’s ears man.

        Not because I think the republicans will save us, but because it would be nice just once these days to see their corrupt arrogant behaviour take one of these ruling class bastards down.
        And while Barack is currently more deserving, Hillary arrogant Clinton has derserved it longer.

  • Bibi is a real patriotic man. Obama is a self-absorbed little pischer.