Saturday, July 23, 2011

The Imperious Presidency

There was a great deal wrong with President Obama's intemperate remarks and press conference last evening, but one that immediately stuck out was his summoning of the Speaker of the House, the Senate Majority Leader, as well as both houses Minority Leaders to the White House today.

There's no other way to say it: Who the hell does he think he is?

For a guy who, as they keep telling us over and over again in order to burnish his otherwise slim credentials, taught constitutional law, he seems pretty weak on the part about the separation of powers among co-equal branches.

It would have been impolitic to do so, but Speaker Boehner would have been within his authority to have responded with, "When I receive a written invitation from him, I'll consider it.  Not before."

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