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June 15, 2012

Obama Interrupted While Giving Canned Speech: "Why do you favor foreign workers over Americans?"

Video here, but in this video you can't hear the question, only Obama's reaction (which isn't particularly bad, he's just a telling the guy it's not time for questions).

This account notes the question.

During the address, a man who appeared to be a reporter shouted a question at the president, asking, “Mr President, why do you favor foreign workers over Americans?”

The president stopped his remarks to respond, asking the man to let him finish and saying, “Excuse me sir, it’s not time for questions … not while I’m speaking.”

But the exchange didn’t stop there. Obama later returned to the reporter’s question, saying sternly, “In response to you sir, and next time I ask you to wait until I’m finished, this is the right thing to do.” The reporter interrupted yet again, prompting the president to say, “I didn’t ask for an argument. Here is the reason…”

He went on to explain that he believes it’s not okay to treat the specified young illegals as expendable and that it “makes no sense to expel talented young people” who are essentially Americans.

It's a potent question, but the bigger question isn't about policy. It's about the Constitution and its system of ordered liberty and defined powers.

Obama has once again decided that what America needs -- or what his re-election campaign needs -- is a system of government in which Congress is merely an advisory body and all executive and legislative power resides in the Executive.

He has decided, in short, that what we need is a Tyrant.

Steve King says he'll bring suit:

“I will tell you that — I’m not without experience on this — I’m prepared to bring a suit and seek a court order to stop implementation of this policy,” King said

“I have done it once in the past successfully when then-Governor Tom Vilsack thought he could legislate by executive order — and the case of King vs. Vilsack is in the books. And that individual, by the way, is now the Secretary of Agriculture. I wonder if he’s not counseling the president on his legal proceedings.”

Huckabee followed up, asking King: “You plan to sue this administration for implementing something that you believe should have required legislative process and approval?”

“That is correct,” King replied.

The real remedy is impeachment -- if not of Obama (that might complicate the election process) than of the lesser executive officials carrying out his policy. Obama will be a millionaire, no matter what happens here; but bureaucrats need their jobs, and their pensions.

That said, that remedy is unavailable, because of course the Democrat-controlled Senate would vote against impeachment.

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