Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login
Google

change has already come to DC

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
This topic is archived.
Home » Discuss » Archives » General Discussion: Presidential (Through Nov 2009) Donate to DU
 
CitizenPatriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 12:36 PM
Original message
change has already come to DC
Edited on Wed Jan-21-09 12:45 PM by CitizenPatriot
President Obama has already brought change about. REAL change. As promised. And even better. Rejoice, duers. Our constitution is being dusted off, the GOP abuse is being excised with great precision, and SMART people are being appointed. Many of you who know me know how I feel about what has occurred at the DoJ for the past 8 years. It hasn't gotten a smidgen of MSM coverage, and yet, it was most likely the one thing Bush did which enabled all of the other horrific crimes to go unchecked, thus making the corruption and illegal activities of the DoJ the most insidious and destruction thing Bush did. Without this, he couldn't have "called" a war. etc. And everyone blames congress....a convenient distraction from the reality of the situation.

Here's a taste of the article:

"The importance of these appointments shouldn't be understated. There are many limitations that ought to constrain what a President does: political limits, checks from other branches, the principles (or lack thereof) of the Executive himself, and legal restrictions. Virtually all of those checks were non-existent over the last eight years. It is the DOJ generally, and the OLC specifically, that has a real ability to impose legal constraints on what a President can do, to decree that what a President wants to do is contrary to a valid statute or the Constitution. Much of the Bush illegality was accomplished by having DOJ lawyers do the opposite: by decreeing that anything the President wished to do was legal. It is unlikely in the extreme that this group of new appointees would do that.

Instead, these individuals are highly likely to impose real limits when the law or the Constitution dictates -- and Obama, who obviously knows that, chose them despite (or, more likely, because of) that fact, and thus deserves real credit for purposely placing people like this in positions that can create real impediments for what he might want to do. "

http://www.salon.com/opinion/greenwald/2009/01/20/olc/i...

Bookmark this for the flat-earthers, the 23%ers, the gun-toting illiterates and esp those who rail on about the constitution and loving Bush in the same breath. HOW DARE THEY.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-21-09 12:46 PM
Response to Original message
1. Awesome article and yeah,
there's real change and now he's Prez so we can begin our White House Journey.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
DU AdBot (1000+ posts) Click to send private message to this author Click to view 
this author's profile Click to add 
this author to your buddy list Click to add 
this author to your Ignore list Wed Apr 23rd 2014, 04:42 PM
Response to Original message
Advertisements [?]
 Top

Home » Discuss » Archives » General Discussion: Presidential (Through Nov 2009) Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002 DCScripts.com
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators


Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC