April 21, 2015

THE LEFT IS THE RIGHT:

How 'fast track' is making Democrats act like Republicans, and vice versa (Catherine Rampell, April 20, 2015, Washington Post)

President Obama is an undemocratic tyrant, seizing powers clearly granted by our Founding Fathers to Congress.

Usually you hear such accusations from the right. But lately they are, somewhat disorientingly, coming from the left. It's like Opposite Day.

As in the past, the grandstanding about procedural impropriety and secretive, unconstitutional power grabs is disingenuous. Die-hard liberals, like die-hard conservatives before them, are hiding behind tenuous constitutional complaints to obstruct a policy outcome they find distasteful.

The right's claims about unconstitutional power grabs usually involve immigration and health insurance. For the left, the cri de coeur is trade.

The two wings exist to amuse the rest of us.
Posted by at April 21, 2015 2:05 PM
  

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