Krauthammer On Obama’s Internet Access Program: “Tenth Time In His Administration He Has Gone Around Congress”
CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER: Well, look, that means he is a failure as a president. Lyndon Johnson had the solid south against him. He worked, he congealed he dealt, he made speeches, he mobilized a country and he passed civil rights. Obama says ‘Well, you know, these guys are obstructionists or I’ll do extra legal stuff, unconstitutional stuff. I’ll direct an independent agency.’ And his own spokesman has to say well, you know, the agency will make up its own mind. That’s not what the word direct means. This is the way he operates.
He says, ‘The other guys are bad guys, they really don’t have the national interest at heart. I do so, I will do stuff and ignore the law.’ Under our system, what you do is you propose a law, you get it passed and the Congress appropriates the money. This is not the way that we govern, and this is about the tenth time in his administration in which he has gone around the Congress in ways that are clearly unconstitutional, starting with the way that he has made all these unilateral amendments and suspensions in his own Obamacare without ever consulting with the Congress. (Special Report, August 14, 2013)