This from The Moral Liberal:
"White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said that back in 2008 Obama, meant the president should not abuse signing statements–not that he was against ever using signing statements.
“He never said he was opposed to all signing statements,” Carney told reporters on Monday. “We’ve pointed to numerous statements in the campaign where he made clear that every president must maintain the right, of course, must maintain the right, to have signing statements, to raise constitutional concerns or objections about the laws passed by Congress that he signs into law.”
What EXACTLY did the President say in 2008? This:
“That's not part of his power, but this is part of the whole theory of George Bush that he can make laws as he's going along. I disagree with that. I taught the Constitution for 10 years. I believe in the Constitution, and I will obey the Constitution of the United States. We're not going to use signing statements as a way of doing an end-run around Congress.”
For anyone who needs to see before they can believe, the video is below.
On June 26, 2009 Obama issued a signing statement after signing into law HR 2346. On April 15, 2009 Obama issued a signing statement after signing into law the FY2011 budget bill.
Definitive proof. Not only did Obama break a campaign promise, but his spokesperson and mouthpiece lied about it.
Why does the mainstream media allow the Obama administration to get away with things like this?
More importantly, why do the American people?