August 25, 2006

Wait, That's Not dailyKos!

For generations, Republican politicians have spoken reverently of the rule of law. But since 2001, this hoary doctrine has been redefined to mean little more than the enforcement of the secret thoughts of the commander in chief.

Yawn, it’s more complaints from cut-and-run limousine liberals!

Or, an article in The American Conservative

While Bush supporters speak glowingly of originalist interpretations of the Constitution, Bush’s signing statements have far more in common with George III than with George Washington. The Constitution specifies that Congress shall “make all laws” and that presidents must “take care that the laws be faithfully executed.” But Bush—his ego swollen by swarms of groveling intellectuals—has embraced theories that convince him that the president alone may decree what shall be the law.

Yes, here at Aces Full we’re not shocked that this appears in a conservative magazine. We know conservative people who didn’t fall for Bush’s power grabs and thin excuses. But they were a minority.

Also covered in this article:

  • Bush has eliminated checks and balances.
  • Bush reneges on bipartisan agreements. (a uniter, my ass)
  • Bush stops investigations into reports of widespread fraud.
  • Bush targets whistleblowers.
  • Bush’s political argument that his power-hunger is just to protect you from islamofacists is demonstrably false.
  • Congress tried to protect the Bill of Rights, Bush excused himself from being bound by it.

And more!

Posted by James at August 25, 2006 9:15 AM
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too bad the Conservatives didn't figure this out and/or publicize it so much in, say, September 2004.

Posted by: mjfrombuffalo at August 25, 2006 10:52 AM

Or early enough to at least allow for a primary challenger.

Posted by: briwei at August 25, 2006 1:10 PM

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