An amazing lie told on Obama’s behalf
There’s been a controversy over President Obama’s request to address a joint session of Congress Wednesday night, which Speaker Boehner rejected because the Republican presidential candidates are having a debate at the Reagan Library that night. Boehner asked Obama to choose a more convenient night, and Obama, after making a big deal over Boehner’s supposed dissing of him, yielded and agreed to Thursday night. You can check out the controversy here and here.
Politico has a symposium on the matter, with many views expressed. Among the participants is Steve Murphy, identified as a Democratic consultant and Managing Partner at Murphy Vogel Askew Reilly. Murphy writes:
Speaker Boehner has done more than snub the president, in fact he is creating a constitutional crisis. The president has the authority to call Congress into session whenever he wishes. Clearly the speaker said no because Republicans have other partisan plans for TV that night—an unconscionable intrusion of politics into the speaker’s role as the holder of one of three national offices established by the Constitution. The President seeks to present his jobs plan to the country and he is fully within his constitutional authority to do so. Country first, Mr. Speaker, no matter who is president.I was stunned by Murphy’s comment, went to his company’s website, and sent him this message:
Dear Mr. Murphy,I might have added, but didn’t: “Of course, the very concept of honesty means nothing to you. You are a professional Democrat, and, as such, a professional liar.”
Although this comment could apply to virtually anything on your blog, it is at times like this that I truly appreciate the liberating power of the Internet. At least now, we can call the liars on their lies!James N. writes:
The idea that President Obama was calling Congress into session is absurd. He could call Congress into session, because it is already in session.
Posted by Lawrence Auster at September 01, 2011 09:18 AM | Send