09 April 2009

Constitution? We Don't Need No Stinking Constitution

There are some traditions that presidents usually keep when they enter the White House. For example, there's the annual Easter egg roll, throwing out the first pitch at a ball game, and taking the advise of the Justice Department's Office of Legal Counsel when it comes to Constitutional matters. I guess for the current administration, 2 out of 3 ain't bad. I just wish they'd have clung to that whole Constitution thing.

You see, in times past administrations approached the Office of Legal Counsel (OLC) through the Attorney General to get advice concerning Constitutional issues. It makes perfect sense since the Just Department's primary role is to safeguard the Constitution. But nobody is ever going to accuse this administration of perfect sense.

Which brings us to this:

The Washington Post reports this morning that Holder has overruled OLC's objective, well-reasoned, constitutionally rooted opinion that the controversial D.C. voting-rights bill pending in Congress is unconstitutional. OLC's conclusion, if accepted by the attorney general, as is customary, would likely have doomed passage of the measure
But Obama's crony couldn't accept the OLC's conclusion because it just doesn't matter to the current leadership in the Democratic party. It's not about constitutional vs. unconstitutional, right vs. wrong, or even tastes great vs. less filling. It's all about their insatiable lust for power. Getting Washington D.C. representative votes would guarantee additional Democrats in the congress. Constitution? They don't need no stinking Constitution!

1 comments :

  1. sue said...

    your last paragraph could have been written in exactly those words for the Bush administration, gee how funny is that!!