Rand Paul: Obama Abusing Our Laws


rand-paulLess than 50 days before an election that may give Republicans control of the Senate as well as the House, Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) today skipped past those contests entirely to focus on one in which he may play a more central role – the 2016 presidential race.

Paul, the featured speaker at the California Republican convention, made no mention of the party’s national advantages this year. He blasted President Obama and potential Democratic nominee Hillary Rodham Clinton as insufficient present or future commanders-in-chief. He insisted that the GOP must dramatically expand its reach in order to win presidential contests – a strategy that coincides with his pre-presidential efforts.

He accused Obama of confounding the Constitution when he expanded Obamacare, moved against overseas targets without specific congressional authorization, and announced plans – since delayed – to use executive action to change the nation’s immigration laws.

“It is a terrible tragedy, it is a danger to us as a country, and we need to do everything we can to stop him from abusing our laws,” Paul said. He said later, “We have a president who basically has created a lawless atmosphere in Washington.”

Speaking about Clinton, he used her famous 2008 primary ad, which argued that she more than Obama would be the president capable of answering a phone call about a middle-of-the-night crisis:

“I think she had a 3 a.m. moment. She didn’t answer the phone, and I think it absolutely should preclude her from being [president],” he said after detailing what he termed her failings leading up to the 2012 attack on the U.S. mission in Benghazi, Libya.

Read more at THE LA TIMES.

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  1. He really is clueless. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act specifically grants the executive branch (and states who bothered to set up their own exchanges) a lot of latitude in setting up the programs. James Madison, well known as the Father of the Constitution, went to war against Spain without authorization from Congress over 200 years ago. And there is also a lot of delegated authority in the immigration laws — for example, almost anyone in the world without a criminal record can be admitted to the US legally to enroll in school or join the US military; Obama merely seeks to streamline the bureaucratic procedures, something conservatives used to like.

    The scary thing is that a lot of people take this man seriously as a Presidential candidate.