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Monday, October 22, 2012

Chris Matthews: Unconstitutional for Romney to Challenge Obama

By Douglas V. Gibbs

The Republicans are looking for a leader. The Democrats look for a dictator.

When a Democrat is the President of the United States, the liberal left believes he has king-like powers. When a Republican is President, they accuse him of trying to secure king-like powers.

After watching Obama get his butt kicked in a debate against GOP candidate Mitt Romney, where Romney spent a lot of time challenging Obama on his record, and then verbally pushing back Barry when Obama tried to interrupt him, Chris Matthews from MSNBC said, “I don’t think he understands the Constitution of the United States…He’s the president of the United States. You don’t say, ‘you’ll get your chance.’”

I wonder how Chris Matthews felt about that when George W. Bush was President?

Matthews ranks right up there with those that called me an extremist maniac when they heard that I was going to speak regarding the originalist view of the United States Constitution at their event - he believes the Law of the Land gives the President massive powers and immunities when the man in the White House is a Democrat, but limits the powers of the President when he is a Republican.

The Constitution means what the liberal left wants it to mean, but people who oppose them regarding those interpretations are labeled rightwing extremists.

Romney did exactly what he should have, in that debate.  He challenged Obama on his record, and expected to be given the same respect he had given Obama in the sense of allowing the other to complete what he had to say.

As for the Constitution, the idea behind the document was to form a federal government strong enough to protect the union, yet limited enough to restrain that government in regards to local issues.  The Constitution established the executive branch with limitations that included not exempting a president from abiding by the laws of the land in the same manner and to the same extent as the average citizen.

The whole point of the Constitution, and the American Revolution, for that matter, was to escape the tyranny of a monarchy, and create a system as unlike Europe, and more specifically the British Empire, as possible.

The President of the United States is not a king, and he is not above anybody. As far as the Constitution is concerned, Romney can hammer on Obama in a debate, and tell him he'll get his chance, all he needs to.

At first, the liberal left tried to ensure you couldn't criticize Obama or else that made you a racist. Now, it makes you guilty of sedition.

God help us if they try to again elevate Obama to god-status like they did in 2008.

America's precious right of freedom of speech enables Romney, and the rest of us, to be as critical of Obama's presidency as we desire.  Presidents are neither immune from such criticisms, nor are they protected from them.

Chris Matthews apparently thinks the Constitution is a living and breathing document that he can bend in any direction he pleases.  Like Obama, Matthews has no understanding of the Constitution

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