President Obama’s immigration plan and his national health care law both face legal challenges this year that could bring them to a halt. But one-in-four voters think the president should be able to ignore the courts if he wants to, and Democrats believe that even more strongly.
The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 26% of Likely U.S. Voters think the president should have the right to ignore federal court rulings if they are standing in the way of actions he feels are important for the country. Sixty percent (60%) disagree and say the president should not have the right to ignore the courts. Fifteen percent (15%) are undecided. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
But perhaps more unsettling to supporters of constitutional checks and balances is the finding that 43% of Democrats believe the president should have the right to ignore the courts. Only 35% of voters in President Obama’s party disagree, compared to 81% of Republicans and 67% of voters not affiliated with either major party. But perhaps more unsettling to supporters of constitutional checks and balances is the finding that 43% of Democrats believe the president should have the right to ignore the courts. Only 35% of voters in President Obama’s party disagree, compared to 81% of Republicans and 67% of voters not affiliated with either major party.……To Read More……
My Take – This is another fascinating insight into Gruber’s observations that the American voter is stupid. Not everyone hated him for saying what every honest observer of history knows to be true – public education has made Americans blithering idiots when it comes to American history and civics - and more. What he should be despised for is not his willingness to state the obvious, but his willingness to take advantage of that stupidity for his personal gain and to promote the leftist narrative and ultimately leftist policy.
I have a question – what does everyone think the numbers would have been if this was George Bush instead of Obama?
All this is problematic for conservatives because they believe the courts are out of control – and they are - but they also believe the President of the United States in not empowered to act unilaterally without the approval of Congress and the oversight of the federal judicial system. This also presents a problem for leftists because they believe the President of the United States shouldn’t be allowed to act unilaterally either - if he’s a Republican.
The left has no moral foundation therefore whatever works to promote their agenda is what’s moral. That’s why they’re not hypocrites when they take a stand against the “nuclear option” in the Senate when Republicans are in charge, but absolutely – and self righteously - believe it’s their right when they’re in charge. Hypocrisy isn’t their problem – treason to the oath of office they took to uphold and defend the Constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic is however. That becomes a bit difficult when they’re the Constitution’s domestic enemies. How else can you explain their actions?
Solution? Repeal the 16th and 17th Amendments. Pass a 28th Amendment that creates age and term limits for federal jurists. End all funding, including student loans, to American universities, which have become a festering sore of leftist propaganda.