HolyCoast: The 14th Amendment Gambit

Thursday, July 28, 2011

The 14th Amendment Gambit

As we get closer to the made-up default date of August 2nd, a lot of lefties are pushing for Obama to use mythical powers they claim are contained in the 14th Amendment to unilaterally increase the debt ceiling.  Larry Sabato solicited opinions on Twitter about that and I think this one pretty much sums up the liberal position about Obama misusing his authority in this manner:
So what? The House impeaches him; no way the Senate convicts. GOP wastes a lot of time and loses next election.
Unfortunately, there's a lot of truth in that statement. Right now Obama is basically impeachment-proof no matter what he does. Right now, with Harry Reid at the controls in the Senate, Obama could do pretty much whatever he wants and expect Reid to cover for him. Any impeachment action, regardless of how merited, would be stopped cold in the Senate.

Even some Dem leaders are now pushing Obama in the direction of a dictatorial ruling.  Just try and imagine the same situation with George W. Bush as President and tell me if you think the Dems would be pushing for this?

It's a sorry state of affairs in Washington these days.

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