Skip to comments.Obama: 'That's the Good Thing as a President, I Can Do Whatever I Want'
Posted on 02/10/2014 3:04:45 PM PST by mandaladon
President Obama "quipped" today during a visit to Monticello with the French president, "That's the good thing as a President, I can do whatever I want."
Via the pool report:
At 4:45 POTUS and president Hollande walked out from a portico and strolled in Front of your pool with Leslie Bowman, president of the Monticello Foundation. Looking at a terrace she said that Jefferson loved to admire the landscape from there. POTUS said that he'd like to take a look and seemed delighted to "break the protocol". "That's the good thing as a President, I can do whatever I want" he quipped, walking to the terrace with his guest and Ms. Bowman. Pool now in the mansion as the leaders will come and visit Jefferson's study.
The comment came around the time the White House announced it would be delaying the Obamacare mandate for some businesses unilaterally.
The French president is here in the U.S. on a state visit.
More notes from the pool:
Monticello POTUS and pres Hollande paid a short visit to the study as your pool was looking through an alcove over president Jefferson's bed. They admired contraptions invented by Jefferson to read and write more efficiently such as a lectern and a "polygraph". Hollande noticed that one of the books was written in French.
(Excerpt) Read more at weeklystandard.com ...
He’s not a moron, he’s a despot.
Insanity strikes. Down with the King!!
And down with everyone who chose him.
That is what it will take, literally.
Dem Prez - that's good.
Repub Prez - "imperial Presidency! Bad!"
Hate filled racist tyrant.
Well, he has a point. He’s doing what he wants and no one stops him, so how is he wrong?
King Louie of France thought that too.
After which the illegal, illicit, illegitmate squatter in our White House proclaimed, "Jefferson didn't really build those."
Dictators say this kind of stuff all of the time.
Hes not a moron, hes a despot.
You are right, however, the people that elected him surely are
Revolt is coming.
“...such as a lectern and a “polygraph”...”
Jefferson was so far ahead of his time. Of course now we don’t need it. Whenever Obama is behind a lectern he is always lieing.
Well with Republicans leaders like Boehner & Mcconnell Obama can do whatever he wants.
Correction, that c0@%sucker really means that!
Ø must of been quite bored... what he really wanted to do was rummage the WH for a bust of Jefferson to send back to France.
and he’s doing it
Got news for you, Skippy.....you are NOT above the Law. Sooner or later this REALITY is going to slap you right upside your noggin.
Count on it.
Attorney General Eric Holder couldn't explain to a Congressional Committee the constitutional basis for executive orders such as President Obama's delay of the employer mandate because he hasn't read the legal analysis -- or at least, hasn't seen it in a long time.
"I'll be honest with you, I have not seen -- I don't remember looking at or having seen the analysis in some time, so I'm not sure where along the spectrum that would come," Holder replied to Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, when Lee asked him to explain the nature of Obama's constitutional power to delay the mandate.
Sen Lee had based his question on a standard legal test, first described by US Supreme Court Justice Robert Jackson, who said the president's authority to issue executive orders is strongest when he does so with the backing of Congress (category one), more dubious when he issues an order pertaining to a topic on which Congress has not passed a law (category two), and weakest when the executive order is "incompatible with a congressional command" (category three), to use Lee's paraphrase.....more at washingtonexaminer.com ...
Constitutional professor my @$$! (yes I know he only played one)
>> POTUS and president Hollande walked out from a portico
A single dark cumulonimbus cloud suddenly appears over Charlottesville, pregnant with static electrical charge. Coincidentally, a pair of communists emerge from cover out into the open...
Could’ve been a two-fer for the ages. “Nice aim, LORD!”
Oh well, GOD has a plan and I guess that wasn’t it. ;-)
This twit really believes he can do whatever he wants....some one had better lock him up before.......
Kerry summed it up: as a President I can be stupid if I want to.
Go on, be whatever “you want”. ‘tupid fk Obama.
“Well with Republicans leaders like Boehner & Mcconnell Obama can do whatever he wants.”
I’m sure you meant with Conservatives like US, he can do whatever he wants, right??
What do you intend to do about it?
Fire off an angry email to your Congress Critter? That’ll achieve a lot...NOT.
Until WE, as a group, start taking up the tactics of the left,(meaning we get up off our lazy asses and start protesting in the streets), we are just whining meaninglessly on a message board.
Where is the organized national boycott of NBC advertisers, for instance?
We keep waiting for “THEM!!!” to do something about it, when we are the “THEM!” we were looking for.
Does he ever think about anything other than himself?
He is the full package:
* The arrogance of fdr
* The political acumen of jimma carter
* The corruption of the Grant administration
* The racial tolerance of the Wilson administration
Yep, America, you voted for him twice and there are millions more suffering now as a result and America’s respect in the world has never been lower.
“King Louie of France thought that too.”
Which proves there is precedent in history.
‘L’etat c’est moi’ ...
Is anyone going to stop him???
Obama administration to further delay healthcare mandate
case in point.
Sorry. A polygraph is a lie detector. That snake bass turd would never go near one of those.
What Jefferson used; in fact may have invented, was a pantograph.
your pool was looking through an alcove over president Jefferson’s bed.
I wonder if they caught the fact that the bed was on
counter weights and could be raised into the ceiling
enableing someone to walk between the rooms.
Crafty guy that Jefferson.
Given his history with the truth and with lies, I’d bet he could pass a lie detector with flying colors.
He can’t tell the difference between the two.
Since Boehner & Mcconnell aren’t Conservatives & have surrendered to Obama I’m blaming them for empowering Obama who is so confident he can say he can do whatever he wants.
He can do whatever he wants because Boehner is worthless.
Yup. I’ll buy that he studied the Constitution. SMH.
“Whatever I want” should read “Whatever Valerie Jarret and Michelle tell me to do.”
How apt of Emperor Barry to proclaim his unlimited powers under Jefferson’s roof.
Does this man (and I use the term very loosely) ever have a thought about people other than Himself? /rhetorical