When left-leaning CNN legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin raises concern about President Obama’s promise to take unilateral action on immigration, you know something is deeply amiss.
Not with Toobin, with Obama.
In fact, Toobin’s comments fit with other encouraging signs that even some liberals are aghast at Obama’s overreach, most remarkably in the 9-0 view of the Supreme Court that Obama may not decide when the Senate is in session and when it’s not.
Obama Monday stomped into the Rose Garden and declared that if “Congress will not do their job,” he, OBAMA, effectively will do it for them.
“I take executive action only when we have a serious problem, a serious issue, and Congress chooses to do nothing,” Obama said. But the Constitution actually gives the branches of government SEPARATE powers, not the power to fill in when one branch is feeling sick.
Said Toobin of Obama’s assertion:
Well, that’s not necessarily the way the Constitution set it up. He can only act when Article 2 of the Constitution says the president has the authority. He can’t allocate money . . .
Once you start new initiatives, it gets a little more dicey legally.
At what point, one wonders, will Obama accuse the Supreme Court of “not doing their job” and take their matters into his hands too?