Yesterday, the campaigner-in-chief reduced the lawsuit the GOP is mounting against him to a political stunt. Surrounded by a crowd of supporters in Kansas City, he quipped:
They have announced that they are going to sue me for taking executive actions to help people. They’re mad because I’m doing my job.
Then switching to the second person, he added:
Stop being mad all the time. Stop just hatin’ all the time. Let’s get some work done.
I never taught Constitutional law, and I didn’t even stay in a Holiday Inn Express last night, but I did check Article II, Sections 2 and 3, of the Constitution, which delineates the president’s powers, and I couldn’t find any support for his claim that “his job” is “taking executive actions to help people.”
The Constitution has nothing about “hatin’,” but the dictionary does, and according to that source, sarcasm and mockery — two features of nearly every stump speech Obama gives — fall under the broad category of mean-spirited behavior.
Here is a man who, despite all the false bravado about unifying the nation, never learned in his six years as leader of the free world to lead by example.
As for the lawsuit against him, which the House of Representatives authorized yesterday, two genuine Constitutional attorneys, David B. Rivkin, Jr., Elizabeth Price Foley, have a compelling analysis in yesterday’s Wall Street Journal of the case against the president. Maybe when Obama gets done railing out at the Republicans for holding him accountable for executive overreach, he might want to read it.