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01/16/12 Obama’s Scorn for the Constitution – RealClearPolitics

01/16/2012

Of course President Obama is not concentrating on campaigning, White House press spokesmen assured us — as the president headed off to Chicago for three fundraisers and a drop-in at his campaign headquarters, two days after a high-roller fundraiser choked off traffic five blocks from the White House, with the assistance of a score of D.C. police cars.

No one, or at least no one who is paying attention, is fooled. It’s standard presidential procedure to say you’re not absorbed in campaigning even as you go out to raise money every other day. Bill Clinton, in my view, spent an undue amount of time fundraising, George W. Bush spent more, and Barack Obama makes them both look like pikers.

So Obama’s scorn for the truth in this regard is only a minor matter. His scorn for the Constitution is something else.  […]

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