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Thu Jan 17, 2013, 06:53 PM

Bush attorney general disappoints Hannity: Obama’s executive orders are legal

Former Bush Attorney General Michael Mukasey appeared on the Fox News Channel’s “Hannity” Wednesday night with a message that left the host looking rather disappointed.

Rebutting the Republican talk show host, Mukasey said that President Barack Obama’s executive orders so far have been legal, as much as he finds them distasteful. He even expressed agreement with the Supreme Court’s finding that the Affordable Care Act is constitutional, leaving Hannity looking perplexed.

Speaking about the president’s most significant executive actions thus far, Hannity exclaimed: “It seems me to be, by definition, abuse of power. A power grab if you will… Is it then unconstitutional in some instances?”

“I don’t think it’s unconstitutional in the sense that I don’t think it’s something you could get a court to find unconstitutional,” Mukasey replied. “We could have a debate about whether it’s consistent with the constitution or not, but there is a limited number of things that will get you into court to have that decided, and I don’t think any of the things you’ve enumerated are among them.”

Asked about the Supreme Court’s decision on the Affordable Care Act, Mukasey said he agreed with Chief Justice John Robert’s decision that the law is constitutional.

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Thu Jan 17, 2013, 06:57 PM

1. Aww...





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Thu Jan 17, 2013, 06:59 PM

2. My favorite part of your post...

""...leaving Hannity looking perplexed"

This is a common occurrence when Hannity is confronted with facts

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Response to Playinghardball (Original post)

Thu Jan 17, 2013, 07:11 PM

3. Wow

A rethug who told the truth?

But then how many times have we seen deer-in-headlights looks from Faux Snooze hosts and guests when the bubble of their fictional universe gets popped?

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