Is the media finally waking up?

Earlier this year, President Obama vowed to circumvent Congress with his pen and his phone. He has since used this unilateral power on several occasions despite the Supreme Court’s unanimous ruling that some of his actions are unconstitutional. And now it appears as though the President’s most ardent supporters are condemning the blatant disregard of the balance of power.

On radio this morning, Glenn reacted to a new op-ed from the Washington Post in which the paper’s editorial board explains why President Obama cannot act unilaterally on immigration just because he is tired of the partisan gridlock.

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In an article entitled “Frustration over stalled immigration action doesn’t mean Obama can act unilaterally” published on Tuesday, the historically leftist editorial board explains the danger of acting unconstitutionally purely for the political boost it would provide Democrats in the upcoming midterm election and in 2016.

Below is an excerpt from the editorial:

STYMIED BY congressional paralysis, President Obama is reportedly considering unilateral action to address — though surely not fix — the nation’s immigration policy mess and the more recent surge of minors streaming across the southwestern border.

[…]

Obstinate, hopelessly partisan and incapable of problem-solving, Congress is a mess. But that doesn’t grant the president license to tear up the Constitution. As Mr. Obama himself said last fall: “If, in fact, I could solve all these problems without passing laws in Congress, then I would do so. But we’re also a nation of laws.” To act on his own, the president said, would violate those laws.

Mr. Obama now seems to be jettisoning that stance in the name of rallying his political base […] Conceivably, this would give Democrats a political boost in 2016. Just as conceivably, it would trigger a constitutional showdown with congressional Republicans, who could make a cogent argument that Mr. Obama had overstepped his authority.

The president should think twice.

Read the entire article HERE.

As Glenn explained, the only thing that is actually going to solve the immigration crisis is the legitimate enforcement of the laws that are already on the books. Instead, President Obama has taken to passing executive actions that allow him to circumvent the law.

“All we have to do is enforce the laws. We have laws – more than enough laws. All we have to do is enforce them,” Glenn said. “[But] that’s one of the executive orders. ‘I don’t have to enforce this law.’ What? No, you do have to enforce [the law]. You don’t have to like the law. [But] that’s when you, as president, go out and try to change the law [constitutionally].”

Ultimately, Democrats and Republicans alike have taken to prioritizing political expediency over principles and that trend must change.

“What everybody is doing is focusing not on our values but on our political interests. That’s bad. That’s a recipe for disaster,” Glenn concluded. “So take this president out of it. Take the next president… If he decides to write through executive orders and say, ‘I’m not enforcing these tax laws’… Would you be okay with that… It [might go] to my interests, but it goes against our values. That’s why it has to stop.”

Front page image courtesy of the AP

  • landofaahs

    They will fall back in line at election time like good little sheeple.

  • SBook2515

    They’re kind of like the spouse or family member of someone who gets arrested and charged with a horrible crime. They can’t let themselves believe that the person they love would commit such an act, so instead they deny the charges and stick up for the criminal.

  • dandlac

    The press is doing what they are doing in order to prepare the battlefield for Hillary Clinton. They will allow that Obama is proving himself to be a screwup in every concievable way and what we really need to get the country on the right track is a female president by the name of Hillary Clinton. You can already see it happening, not only in the press but in the Dems themselves. They know they cannot win without a lot of the independants so they have to do this to reel the independants back in for another, albeit greater, con job from Clinton.

    • Crassus

      You have the right string but the wrong yo-yo, as that old Carl Perkins song went. The media is willing to toss the Benghazi Babe aside like a wet dishrag. Recent events are proving this. The female they plan to build up as the next savior of our nation is Elizabeth “Squatting Cow” Warren. The people know what Hillary is and don’t want any part of her. Squatting Cow is a blank slate and can be built up to be the Female Messiah much as Obamao was the Black Messiah back in 2008.

      • john james

        You are correct. Hillary could not defeat Obama. Warren is who the leftist communist want as heir apparent.

        • GeekLisa

          I really hope that they do run Elizabeth Warren. She will be as lousy of a candidate as Wendy Davis has been here in Texas….untested in major elections and too much of an ideologue to be able to cater to whatever audience is in front of her.

        • Janice Stern

          First of all, Hillary is so involved with the corruption and fury of the Obama administration, and anyone who would trust her with even their lunch money at this point, would be a fool. Secondly, Elizabeth Warren is a joke! She claims to be an American Indian because somewhere centuries ago, she MAY have had a distant ancestor who was an American Indian. So what? I would venture to say that there are millions of people who have Indian ancestry, that doesn’t mean that they have the ability to be president of the United States. Aside from which, she’s a blithering incompetent just like Obama. Is that what we really want? Neither Hillary Clinton nor Elizabeth Warren is a viable choice. So it seems to me that the Democrats are really scrapping the bottom of the barrel here.

        • mickster99

          Leftist communists? Who are you talking about? You actually believe that Elizabeth Warren is a leftist communist? You are crazy. Proof that watching/listening to GB will rot your brain.

    • Today22011

      This country does not need Hilary “What Matter Does it Make Now” Clinton/Benghazi Cover-up.

      • Janice Stern

        You’re right; Hillary blew it when she screamed “What does it matter, at this point” because it showed how corrupt and unfeeling she is. Heck she can’t even lie well. As for Elizabeth Warren, she’s a phony just like Hillary; claiming that somewhere in the mists of time she may (or may not) have had an American Indian in her ancestry, and she claimed that relationship to get a job in a university which was panting at the mouth to be terminally politically correct. Enough of this stupidity! We need someone at the helm who’s not a crybaby or a phony. And apparently “at this point” it does indeed matter. Hillary is a liar and Warren is a phony, so what else does the Democrat Party have to offer, at this point? Donald Duck?

  • http://truthofg.blogspot.com/ Connor Kenway

    Anyone can see that Glenn.

  • Ricky Green

    It is the last 2 years and the media lapdogs have been getting kicked in the teeth on ratings. so what if the lapdog media finally start doing their job the damage is done to American’s prosperity and he is out of office anyway in a few more years. The fallout from this administration will last a long time with the same political players in office.

    • Today22011

      First order of business is to make changes to the Senate and get those docs. off Reid’s desk.

    • Janice Stern

      One of the saddest thing that has happened to the black population of this country is that Barack Obama became the first black president. He was well educated, handsome, charming, etc., etc., but he was not and never was presidential material. The other sad part is that there are thousands if not millions of black people, male and female, who were and are far more capable and would have done a greater job than Obama has done. Of course, considering what a mess Obama has made of it, that’s really not saying a lot. But frankly, his incompetence has lowered the bar so far that people will be hesitant to consider who to vote for this time around. Obama has done great harm not only to the country but to the black population of this country. He was never prepared for the presidency and frankly, I’m sure that he may have even known it himself. But he is arrogant, self-righteous and doesn’t know his own abilities — which are not presidential. If we wanted someone who was capable, there is Dr. Ben Carson, Col. West, heck I think of dozens who would have fitted the bill better than Obama. It’s just a damned shame!

  • $113778998

    Once the hot button partisan topics are brought out, it will be the same ‘ol story.

  • pfiffi43

    Republicans have passed many bills in the House. They are all sitting on Harry Reid’s desk, so the Democrats can say Obama needs to use his phone and pen. The Republicans should emphasize why nothing gets done and set the record straight.

  • Bradley

    Obama is destroying our country our values in a wrong way!! Nation please Wake up!! Lest take him Down with our voices we don’t want him anymore!! CLICK TO SUPPORT THIS PETITION. thanks God bless you all.

  • http://www.mrchrisg.com/ mrchrisg.com

    Obama is corrupt & lawless…we already know that.

  • CORMAC___NJ

    One rational editorial by one sinking media dinosaur hardly constitutes any kind of awakening. Mainstream media in this country is about propaganda, pure and simple. They have no scruples, and to believe that they do is foolish.

  • Tim F

    I think it’s safe to say that, concerning the immigration law thing that was mentioned, Governor Rick Perry is already on it.

  • The Blue Tail Gadfly

    Re: ““All we have to do is enforce the laws. We have laws – more than
    enough laws. All we have to do is enforce them,” Glenn said.”

    Has Glenn finally admitted that 0bama is not a natural born Citizen as required by the US Constitution to be eligible for POTUS? Has he suddenly embraced impeaching this Usurper-in-Chief?

    Consistency is not Glenn’s middle name. Instead of using the rightful remedies and existing law provided in our Constitution, Glenn supports a Constitutional Convention that at best would provide more useless laws for the lawless to ignore. If we don’t demand our present Constitution be enforced, don’t expect a revised or entirely new constitution to be either.

    Funny thing is, if we enforced our Constitution there would be no need for a Convention to begin with. Looks like a game of collapsing the old system before the new one can be implemented.

  • David

    I wouldn’t hold my breath. The Media is fully in the pocket of political hacks. Not even money nor ratings matter to them anymore. Pushing the agenda at the expense of everything else is what matters; they will gladly immolate themselves in the process and become obsolete.

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  • landofaahs

    The liberal media will not admit any mistakes on their part. They have too much invested in their support of odumbass. Do you really think they will say “We were in error and from now on you have to not trust us so much because we have been so wrong in the past”. Ain’t gonna happen.

  • tonybigs

    If Nixon had been a Democrat…

  • ken.

    no, the media is doing what all leftists do, they throw people under the bus to protect themselves and their agenda.

  • Renee

    Glenn, why don’t you start publishing the long list of bills that have passed the House and are waiting on Harry Reid’s desk. I think the public really needs to get this message across to them. The Republicans are trying to fix the problems. It’s the Democrats that are holding things up.