◼ Zero integrity weighs on Obama reelection hopes - Bill Wilson/Net Right Daily
...He claimed his would be the most transparent administration ever, but when he received a reward for “openness” the media was barred.
But, as Obama would say, those are “just words.”
The real lack of integrity from the White House has been its blatant disregard for the constitutional separation of powers.
On June 15 Barack Obama issued an executive action essentially and summarily granting legal status to perhaps 800,000 illegal immigrants. Whether one agrees with the DREAM Act — which would have done essentially the same thing — or not, everyone should agree it was up to Congress to pass it, or not, at Obama’s personal discretion.
Days later, he cited executive privilege in Attorney General Eric Holder withholding documents related to the Fast and Furious scandal. By every standard, this is a dramatic expansion of the doctrine, which is only supposed to extend to the President’s top advisors — not low-level Justice Department officials whose actions got a Border Patrol agent and hundreds of Mexicans killed.
Obama pretended a congressional recess into existence to make radical appointments to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB)...
One could go on. But you get the point. Obama has a problem with the truth. He is incapable of telling the truth about his record. All he can do is disrespect the American people, by insulting their intelligence, and by exceeding his authority of office....
◼ Obama abused the public trust for political gain - Timothy P. Carney/Washington Examiner @TPCarney