Flashback! 1/2014: PJ Media Encourages Readers to Sign Petition to Free Bergdahl "By Any Means Necessary"

blueraven6/03/2014 7:54:12 am PDT

re: #216 Pie-onist Overlord

What a shithead.

People’s views change over time. They rethink previously held opinions when confronted with new evidence. It’s called maturity.

From the WaPo article

Although he did not pledge to abstain from using signing statements, Obama said he would wield the power more judiciously.

George W. Bush used signing statements to challenge about 1,200 provisions of 172 laws he signed — twice as many as all his predecessors combined, Evans said.

As president, Obama has issued close to 30 signing statements; in the 2013 Defense Authorization Act alone, he challenged more than 20 sections of the law. Among the challenges have been assertions of his power to close Guantanamo Bay, for instance, and to disregard whistleblower protections.

Now, one can question his signing statements, but he never said he would not use them at all. It appears to me he has done what he said; use them more judiciously.