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Obama Was Against Executive Power Before he Was For It

President Obama, who in recent days wrote some legislation in the White House and asserted executive privilege to hide documents concerning Fast and Furious from Congress, was not shy as a senator about accusing George W. Bush of abusing his authority.

Here he is as a senator in 2007 with Larry King questioning Bush’s use of executive privilege, bemoaning that “there’s been a tendency on the part of this administration to try to hide behind executive privilege every time there’s something a little shaky that’s taking place.”

Here’s a 2007 conversation with Wolf Blitzer in which he offers up the following: “In an Obama presidency, what you will see will be a sufficient respect for law and the coequal branches of government.”

Another campaign promise down the tubes.

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9 Responses to Obama Was Against Executive Power Before he Was For It

  1. Something happens when they get to Washington. It’s as though they are struck with amnesia or something. It must be something in the air.

    • I think that’s why we’ll hold the President’s feet to the fire no matter which party takes the WH. Gentle, cattle prodding reminders of their promises and their psycho-babble :)

      Com’on White House Press Corps, man-up like Munro !

  2. His actions are no surprise to a good many of us who knew he was hiding his true character from the get go. Just have a hard time understanding how other seemingly intelligent people don’t see past his pose. They justify what he does as necessary to fix the country’s problems, yet they would scream bloody murder if another president were to follow the same path. Guess they are still drunk from the intoxicating aura of the prince of lies, and will defend him to the end. Little do they realize…once they are no longer needed by him to achieve his goal, he will toss them aside too.

  3. Brilliant Keith, keep on showing his constant flip flopping.
    There is the Issa Investigation and soon the SCOTUS Obamacare vote. I also read in Politico that Romney is winning the big donors. Bright times ahead.
    This weekend it´s Midsummer celebrations over here. I was just out picking flowers from the eldertree. I am going to make elderflowerjuice. Oh, the fragrance, it smells like summer.

  4. Senator Obama in 2007:

    “In an Obama presidency, what you will see will be a sufficient respect for law and the coequal branches of government.”

    I knew he was full of it all throughout the 2008 campaign, but that quote is really laughable now considering the way King Barack Kardashian has conducted his presidency.