Hey Stupid! The President Doesn’t Run Congress!!

Government

(By The Pragmatic Pundit)

As I listened to a press briefing the other day, I was appalled when a reporter asked if there was anything the President could do by executive order to stop the sequester.Press Secretary Jay Carney responded that “It would certainly be a welcomed development if the President were able to legislate. Unfortunately…. that is not a power that the President has….”

Now, maybe it’s me, but I don’t think it’s too much to expect reporters assigned to the White House to understand how the government works.  Surely, when Congressional members and pundits are calling for the President to “lead”, everyone knows that’s just a bunch of blowhard bullshit…the President doesn’t tell Congress what to do.

Now, maybe it’s me, but I don’t think it’s too much to expect reporters assigned to the White House to understand how the government works.  Surely, when Congressional members and pundits are calling for the President to “lead”, everyone knows that’s just a bunch of blowhard bullshit…the President doesn’t tell Congress what to do.

Here’s a clue…Congress is called the Legislative Branch because it is the branch of government that legislates. So all the finger-pointing about who is to blame for the sequester is just plain stupid.  The President does not legislate.  He either approves and signs a bill or vetoes it.   

ALL LEGISLATION IS WRITTEN AND PASSED BY CONGRESS.  CONGRESS PASSED THE SEQUESTRATION LAW AND IT’S UP TO CONGRESS TO CHANGE IT.

I’m equally offended by the calls for the President to gladhand and coddle Representatives because “relationships are important”.  Spare me!  Representatives and Senators are grown-up, professional people who should be able to do their job without being given a cookie.  To be perfectly honest, I like the idea that the President does his job and lets them do theirs.  For those who point to the political partying history of past Presidents and Congress, I say…this is some of that pesky “change”.
By now, everyone knows the media is partisan and far from being fair and balanced, but not everyone realizes just how stupid they are.

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