Monday, January 02, 2012

Good question…

…from Myrddin...

Obama has now signed the NDAA with a rider to point out the rather obvious fact that Congress cannot grant unconstitutional powers to the President, let alone force him to exercise them.

People are telling me that this is some sort of epic cave on the theory that a future President might choose to go round imprisoning people without trial, in short behave just like Bush did. So what difference does signing the NDAA make?
Effectively, not much, I suppose.

There are some bad optics, but that's the way the Republicans designed the damn thing. Once again, evidence that we have a Congress problem, not a President problem.

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