"If you're trying to change minds and influence people it's probably not a good idea to say that virtually all elected Democrats are liars, but what the hell."
Saturday, August 02, 2014
If not now, ever?
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the U.S. Constitution requires “high crimes and misdemeanors” to
justify impeaching a president, talk-radio giant Rush Limbaugh reasoned
on his program Thursday, would nearly 2,000 illegal actions be enough
Limbaugh quoted a July 29 Washington Post article by Juliet Eilperin –
whom Rush called “so in the tank for Democrats it’s impossible to
categorize” – that nonetheless reported the Obama administration has
put into force 1,800 “technically illegal” executive branch regulations
since 2012 alone.
acting outside the authority granted him by the Constitution over and
over and over again, and yet, Republicans say his behavior has not
risen to the level of ‘high crimes and misdemeanors,’”
“Over the past 2 1/2 years, the Obama administration has published
hundreds of rules – on how wheelchairs should be stowed aboard U.S.
aircraft, how foreign trade zones should be regulated, how voting
assistance should be provided for U.S. citizens overseas and so on,”
Eilperin reported. “There’s a problem, however: Technically speaking,
these and about 1,800 other regulations shouldn’t be in effect, because
they weren’t reported to Congress as required.”
In fact, according to Eiliperin’s report, Robert Cramer of the
Government Accountability Office explained Obama’s failure to report
the regulations to Congress is a “technical violation” of a 1996
statute and said, “The law says they can’t take effect.”
Nonetheless, they have.
“Since 2012, this administration has simply implemented nearly 2,000
regulations they didn’t report to anybody except the enforcement
agencies. Two thousand!” Limbaugh exclaimed. “President Obama has just
created 2,000 laws without Congress and without telling Congress. High
crimes and misdemeanors!
“He’s acting outside the authority granted him by the Constitution over
and over and over again, and yet, Republicans say his behavior has not
risen to the level of ‘high crimes and misdemeanors,’” Limbaugh
continued. “They’re just bending over every which way possible to try
to convince people that they don’t hate Obama.”