State of the Union Takeaway: Dictatorship
Republicans suggest resolution condemning Obama for violating Constitution
January 29, 2014
During the State of the Union, Obama made it abundantly clear Congress and the American people are irrelevant. Early on in the address, Obama threatened to rule by supreme diktat. “Whenever and wherever I can take steps without legislation to expand opportunity for more American families, that is what I am going to do,” he said, trashing the principles of constitutional government.
“I’ll act on my own,” he declared.
Texas Republican Steve Stockman walked out of the SOTU early on. “I could not bear to watch as he continued to cross the clearly-defined boundaries of the Constitutional separation of powers,” Stockman said. “This is a wholesale violation of his oath of office and a disqualifying offense.”
Other House Republicans chimed in. “Unfortunately, what I heard from President Obama tonight was hostility toward our foundational principles, condescension toward a co-equal branch of government, and a general aversion to common sense and bipartisanship,” said Rep. Raúl Labrador of Idaho.
“The president’s attempt to intimidate Congress by abusing executive power demonstrates a serious unwillingness to work with the coequal legislative branch of government,” Republican Rep. Gregg Harper of Mississippi added.