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Toobin, Turley: It’s getting pretty
obvious that Obama’s overreaching

Hot Air, by Mary Katharine Ham

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Posted By:StormCnter, 7/1/2014 4:25:14 AM

For the liberal lawyer trifecta, if you count Laurence Tribe, too. George Washington University professor Jonathan Turley declares it an awful 10 days for Obama administration legal philosophy, having been rebuked on the 4th Amendment in the cell phone case, the 1st Amendment in the Hobby Lobby case, and on separation of powers in the recess appointments case:(Snip for video)Then Jeffrey Toobin offers some perspective on the contents of the Constitution: Obama explained his decision Monday by declaring, “I take executive action only when we have a serious problem, a serious issue, and Congress chooses to do nothing.” “Well,” Toobin reacted, “that’s not

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Philipsonh, 7/1/2014 6:34:31 AM     (No. 9906498)

Not GETTING obvious, BEEN obvious, for almost hie entire time in office.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: ruready?, 7/1/2014 7:02:02 AM     (No. 9906532)

#1, Your "discerner" is broken if Obama is surprising you.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: jinx, 7/1/2014 7:24:27 AM     (No. 9906557)

If Obama is an example of a former Constitutional law professor, it is no wonder we are in so much trouble. Either he himself does not understand the Constitution or he chooses to ignore it hoping that others don´t understand it. He just got caught big time. Shame on Columbia University for hiring someone that ignorant to teach a subject he was not qualified to teach. No wonder our college educated students are still in the dark.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Rinktum, 7/1/2014 7:57:21 AM     (No. 9906613)

The wizards of smart state the obvious. It does not take a law professor to understand that Obama is out of control. If you took Government and Economics in high school (which was a requirement in the 60´s), you fully understand what Obama is doing. My Government teacher was ex-military and ran a tight ship and made sure you understood the role of government played in your life. God bless him! It was a favorite class. Our kids are uninformed today and I make it a point to make sure my kids and grandkids are well versed in the role of government. (Sorry, about going OT)

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Reply 5 - Posted by: dodge boy, 7/1/2014 7:58:46 AM     (No. 9906617)

It took these guys 6 years to finally wake up?

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Megrits, 7/1/2014 8:25:27 AM     (No. 9906653)

And they were both stupid enuf to vote for him. Do us a favor boys, stay home next time.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: knarfski, 7/1/2014 8:59:10 AM     (No. 9906698)

Toobin and Turley recognize a deep problem we have in this country, namely an inexperienced, "law professor" president running roughshod over the Constitution.

Where are the others in law, in media, in positions of influence? When will they speak out? To remain silent at such a critical point in our history might well risk harsh judgment by children and grandchildren.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: planetgeo, 7/1/2014 9:01:58 AM     (No. 9906707)

For the umpteenth time...he was never a constitutional law "professor." He was merely a guest lecturer. That isn´t a minor difference. He has never had the background, degree, nor the full-time position to teach in an accredited institution. So the continued use of the term "professor" is yet another attempt (apparently successful) to fool enough people about his competence in the area of constitutional law.

And by now it´s clear that whatever studying he actually did was for the express purpose of discovering how he could get around the parts of our constitution he doesn´t like. The really scary part is that now he has appointed several Supreme Court judges who, like him, neither understand the constitution nor like it and who are determined to change what it means in order to fit their ideology.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: jeffkinnh, 7/1/2014 9:02:31 AM     (No. 9906709)

What we have here is a couple of liberals who are not completely off the rails. Their statue as responsible lawyers actually means more to them than supporting liberal ideology.

But lets be clear. I would bet that neither of them would argue against BO´s end goals in these cases, only the tools, invalid recess appointments, he used. That´s splitting hairs although it´s always refreshing to hear anyone openly criticizing BO.

The problem with BO and liberals is that their core philosophy is wrong; not just that I disagree with it but that it DOES NOT WORK. You may love triangle shapes. You may argue they are nature´s perfect form. But triangular wheels on a car just don´t work. So you can use any tool you want to make triangular wheels but you are doomed to failure because the core concept is irreparably flawed.

It was from the start.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: trapper, 7/1/2014 9:33:53 AM     (No. 9906757)

Regardless of his political views, when Mr. Turley speaks on the law it´s time to pay attention.

I have long suspected that Obama had Derrick Bell for con law and that Bell was teaching his crackpot Critical Race Theory instead of con law at Harvard just like that trick he pulled at Stanford Law. I view Obama´s comments on the cases as just one more bit of evidence that he didn´t learn constitutional law in his con law class in law school because con law wasn´t being taught, and everything he knows about con law he picked up in the Bar Review course he took. Of course we can´t know because ALL his transcripts and records from everywhere are sealed away and Top Secret. The earth would tremble if we ever actually knew any real facts about this man.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: mickturn, 7/1/2014 9:59:21 AM     (No. 9906800)

Obama thinks only HE defines when a serious action needed. Most of the time it is purely his personal preference or that of cronies.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: MickinPhoenix, 7/1/2014 10:02:22 AM     (No. 9906806)

I don´t buy this law professor claim. Maybe a part time student instructor. I have yet to see any proof of any accomplishments he has to his credit, which is STRANGE as he is quick to point out any thing good that happens on his watch and place blame on bad things happening.......... i.e. Bush did it!!

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Grandpa Bill, 7/1/2014 10:15:00 AM     (No. 9906821)

#8 you are correct of course but I heard him say on TV just a few days ago that he taught constitutional law. Someone must have taken the bar exam for him.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: Holeymoses, 7/1/2014 11:21:10 AM     (No. 9906930)

Never fear, he´s got Juan Williams and Bob Beckel on his side.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: agrunt, 7/1/2014 11:38:25 AM     (No. 9906967)

Those folks that took con law from him should sue for their money back as it is clear that the teacher does not know come from sic em about con law.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: congar, 7/1/2014 2:39:25 PM     (No. 9907215)

In our America of today you either cheer His Majesty on or hear the IRS pounding on your front door at 3 o’clock in the morning.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: Charactercounts, 7/1/2014 4:03:41 PM     (No. 9907314)

#13, maybe it was Harrison Bounel, the other person listed at Obama´s address and who crops up in his hidden backstory.

Obama teaching constitutional law is a joke; has anyone ever admitted they took his class?

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Reply 18 - Posted by: Hazymac, 7/1/2014 4:21:48 PM     (No. 9907333)

Obama´s essential lawlessness recalls occultist Aleister Crowley´s "Nothing is true; everything is permitted." Or, to put it another way, he is permitted to do as whim (and his desire to destroy venerable institutions and customs not to his liking) leads him. Tomorrow he will probably alter his decree, but today, by God, you´d better do as he says.

It´s more than a bit disgusting to see people who almost certainly voted for him belatedly coming to the almost useless realization that they elevated a little dictator to power. Just about all LDotters saw through this empty character, this little-minded hobgoblin, by early 2008. One would have had to be a long way gone in the fog of leftist ideology and "progressive" guilt not to have seen what we saw at the time we saw it clearly. Some can see the tack on the chair; others just sit on it.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: marthaville, 7/1/2014 4:59:35 PM     (No. 9907379)

Were Barack Obama actually a law professor at one time, he would have published many articles. No one has ever unearthed an actual particle authored by Obama.

He was a part time instructor at Univ of Chicago law school. That does not equate to a full professor.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: RedWhiteBlue, 7/1/2014 10:57:09 PM     (No. 9907777)

All these talking heads and not ONE of them is smart enough to bring thing lunatic tyrant and traitor down? What is WRONG with our government and our system and Constitution that allows this to go on until there´s nothing left of the USA? And he and his pimps are cackling at us while they eat their crack-filled pies as we´re twisting in the wind here? I have not heard one come up with a fix...all I heard is whining and sniveling and complaining. Is anyone going to put an end to this tyranny? ANYONE? Our congressmen have hardly touched unfunding anything of the thug´s doing. They just keep going to meeting and show up on c-span with their little one minute speeches. Sickening really!!!!

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