Wednesday, July 16, 2014

When Turley Turns ...


Jonathon Turley steps to the plate:
“Mr. Obama 'has reached a constitutional tipping point that threatens a fundamental change in how our country is governed.'”

 A prominent law professor and avowed supporter of the Obama White House will tell the House on Wednesday that the president has created one of the biggest constitutional crises in the country’s history and will endorse House Republicans’ effort to sue to rein him in.

Jonathan Turley, a professor at George Washington University, will say President Obama is trampling the founders’ vision for the country in his push to circumvent Congress, and he will demand Republicans and Democrats alike forget their party labels to unify against this White House’s power grab.

“What we are witnessing today is one of the greatest challenges to our constitutional system in the history of this country,” Mr. Turley said in a prepared testimony, saying it began with previous presidents but under Mr. Obama has “reached a constitutional tipping point that threatens a fundamental change in how our country is governed.”

This could be a major big deal.  Turley has legal circle gravitas. In 1998 when Paula Jones filed her lawsuit against President Clinton, the whole Clinton Machine ,en masse, hooted, bellowed and stomped that Paula Jones was trailer trash looking for some limelight.  Then Turley, as I remember, went public with an opinion that Paula Jones seemed sincere; her version of events documented and seemingly solid.  

Next thing we know, Slick became the first sitting president deposed in a criminal case.  He lied, and was later impeached, then convicted of perjury and forced to relinquish his law license.


Anonymous said...

Pretty sure that when House Republicans are saying 'No.' to impeachment,they are really saying, 'Not yet.'

We need to have the whole country on board, even moderate Democrats, before we can move.

This may be the last brick in the dyke. Or the first.

Rodger the Real King of France said...

To be sure, Impeachment is a political process and today's GOP MOC don't do anything that might jeopardize their reelection. Check out these weasel words as an example of the courage the GOP are capable of these days.

"I like Sarah Palin," Tennessee Rep. Jimmy Duncan told the conservative conclave, "but every political analyst says nothing will fire up the base of the Democratic Party like calling for impeaching [Obama]. It will also turn off some of the Democrats who are leaning our way."

That from House Conservatives Distance Themselves From Palin on Impeachment"

Anonymous said...

Plus, it puts Joe Biden in the left seat, with either Hilary or Nancy P. in the VP slot. That's almost worse than finishing out O'Blunder's term.
PvtCdr(SS) MichigammeDave

Rodger the Real King of France said...

I do not agree .

Skoonj said...

Nice to know Turley got such a good job late in his career. I remember him pitching for the Yankees years ago. He was nearly as good as Whitey Ford.

toadold said...

While Biden is not the sharpest pencil in the box, he's smart enough to fear. He's survived a long time as an operative in Washington and he'll geek to protect his ill gotten gains and cushy job opportunities if things go South in 2016. He has a survival instinct the Obama doesn't and rumor has it that he is not a fan of Kerry and doesn't want to see him in power even for a minute.

rickn8or said...

"Plus, it puts Joe Biden in the left seat, with either Hilary or Nancy P. in the VP slot."

In either case, the next critical appointment for Slow Joe to fill would be "Food Taster."

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