RUSH: Did you hear Obama said that when he signed piece of legislation, he also signed a signing statement saying that he’s not gonna abide by any of the legislation. Signing statements, they hated Bush for this. And Obama himself, back in May of 2008, Grand Junction, Colorado, he was in a campaign event and he promised (every Obama statement has an expiration date) to never use signing statements. Here’s what he said then…
OBAMA 2008: Yeah! Congress’ job is to pass legislation. The president can veto it or he can sign it. This is part of the whole theory of [President] George Bush that he can make laws as he’s going along. I disagree with that. I taught the Constitution for ten years. I believe in the Constitution and I will obey the Constitution of the United States. We’re not gonna use signing statements as a way of doing an end run around Congress!
RUSH: He just did one. He just promised to issue a signing statement.
RUSH: Here it is: In a statement issued Friday night, President Obama took issue with some provisions in the budget bill — and in one case simply says he will not abide by it.” He basically issued a signing statement indicating he will not abide by a provision in the budget bill. Here it is, even though he said (impression), “I’m never gonna issue singing statements. I believe in the Constitution,” blah, blah, blah, blah, blah.
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