June 4, 2014
'Barack Obama is really the president Richard Nixon always wanted to be.'
That quote above is not from some right wing nutcase. It's from liberal law professor Jonathan Turley, a familiar face on cable news nets and a reliable voice for liberals on a wide variety of issues. In this exchange with Sean Hannity, Turley excoriates the administration and bemoans the concentration of power in the executive under Obama: SEAN HANNITY: We do have co-equal branches of government, separation of powers. You teach this regularly. You agree with the president politically. For you to say we are at a tipping point constitutionally -- now, I agree with you. What does that mean considering our constitution is our rule of law and they are ignoring it? JONATHAN TURLEY: Well, unfortunately our system is changing, and it's changing without a debate. Or even a discussion about what we're going to do in the future when we have a three branch system, a tripartite system but one branch is so dominant. What's emerging is an imperial presidency, an uber...(Read Full Post)