Wow: President Obama admits he's 'constrained' by Constitution at gun roundtable

Is anyone else noticing a pattern here? President Barack Obama was recently elected to a second term despite confessing that “you can’t change Washington from inside.” He’s had to explain to disappointed supporters that he’s not an emperor. Why hasn’t he signed more executive actions on immigration reform like he did for gun control? He’s not a king, you guys.

So don’t be too hard on the man if he’s not grabbing guns out of people’s hands, even if it would save just one child. As he explained at a gun control roundtable in Denver, Colo., today, he’s constrained by the screwed-up system the founding fathers put into place. No, really.

Powerful? The most powerful man in the world passing the buck to the authors of the Bill of Rights to save face is powerful?

He’s not unreasonable, though. Even the first lady had to admit that you bitter clingers — um, modern-day pioneers — out in the wild might want a firearm; maybe a musket. It was good enough for the founders.

  • Billie Slash

    Catching a glimpse of a Sasquatch in the wild is more likely than seeing Obama respect our Constitution (…no, Michelle hasn’t been hiking lately)

    • David

      I saw Big Foot early this morning going through my wallet.

  • Aaron

    Thank God our founders had the foresight to realize someone like Obama would eventually get elected and put those constraints in place.

    • David

      Outstanding post and I thank you.

    • Pendog

      To Obama, constraint=thwart.

    • BlueGood

      When can you get O’Bama in a REAL STRAIGHT JACKET????

  • arttie

    I would probably feel rather safe in rural Iowa, now urban Chicago, well lets just say that is another story.


      I was going to say… Of course they have armed guards. You and I don’t deserve the same protection.

    • JesLHW

      I know! I don’t get why people think that those of us who live in urban areas have less of a need for guns than people that live in more rural places. It’s absolutely the opposite. I felt perfectly safe when I lived in Idaho, Alabama, etc. but as soon as I moved to New Jersey I wanted very much to be a gun owner!

  • Spatial Awareness

    Operative Word ==> Constrained

  • Guest

    OH MY GOD.

    • Lady 12

      Whoever put this together deserves some kind of award.

      • Garth Haycock

        The artist’s name is Jon McNaughton.



    • SR5150


  • Orlando Cee

    And that, boys and girls, is why he is called “president” and not “the king.”

  • Michelle

    Oh, this Barry guy never fails to crack me up. Obamacare violates the 10th Amendment (regardless of the Supreme Court failing to see that). He violated the War Powers Act when he ordered US military involvement in Libya without Congressional approval. He ignored his own Executive Order to close Gitmo. And now here he is between a rock and a hard place, facing SEVERE backlash from law abiding Americans, and he’s going to save face by saying he’s “constrained” by the Constitution? FFS, is it January 2017 yet?

  • wwbdinct

    Oh isn’t FLOTUS special! She even understands that those hayseeds that she looks down upon in Iowa may need a gun. I’m sure she spends countless hours worrying about them. Bless her heart.

    • BadGirloftheNorth

      She’s probably just wants to be sure her corn fed beef is being protected :) Let’s MOOOve, Moochelle

  • CO2 Producer

    Good thing he’s a middle-of-the-road president. A fringe president would be buying 1.6 billion rounds of ammo for use in domestic operations.

    Oh. Waitaminute.

  • ratizbad

    He lied again,Noway he would tell the truth on anything,Except that he said,He was going to transform America and that seems to be the truth,So far.

  • David

    Too bad he wasn’t detained, constrained and confined for his excessive drug use.

  • Howzah123

    He took and oath to defend the Constitution, not whine and complain about the limits it places upon his thirst for unchecked power.

    Obama is not a moral man

  • Marty Luther

    It’s always the Founders.

  • Maxx

    What that pretentious and sanctimonious fool doesn’t realize is it’s not the Constitution that “constrains” him. After all, that’s just a piece of paper to Obama. It’s that pesky Second Amendment that he loathes.

    The reality is it’s the Second Amendment that’s his roadblock. It’s the Second that protects all the other Amendments.

    And don’t think for a second he doesn’t know it.

  • gracepmc

    If ever there was an argument for Second Amendment rights and the Constitution this moment with uncomfortably constrained President backdropped by those Colorado cops is it.

  • dennylee60

    I think what he means is the elected officials are constraint by the Founders but not the tens of thousands unelected bureaucrats who will put insane rules and regulation in place.

  • TocksNedlog

    Damn bitter-clinger founding fathers!

  • Garth Haycock

    According to the last tweet in this article, Wookie has absolutely no understanding of why the 2nd Amendment is in place.

  • in_awe

    6MM disarmed Germans killed by their government
    50MM disarmed Russians killed by their government
    50MM disarmed Chinese killed by their government
    4MM disarmed Cambodians killed by their government
    Untold MMs of disarmed Vietnamese killed by their government
    Untold MMS of disarmed N. Koreans killed by their government

    The 2nd Amendment is NOT about hunting or home protection! It is a check on the rise of a tyrannical government in this nation. NEVER FORGET THAT!

    Libs and progs will dumb down the public’s understanding about the 2nd amendment to self defense and hunting which they say should be subject to constraints and limitations. Don’t let them succeed in diverting the argument to that or the 2nd Amendment will be dead.

  • Squirrel!

    So blaming Bush is no longer in style? Now it’s time to blame Washington, Jefferson, Adams, Franklin, etc., I suppose. I’m so sick of this dude! Is it 2017 yet?

    • 277Volt

      Second term is hard to blame the other guy but you have to blame someone for all your eff ups.

  • TocksNedlog

    So . . . basically he’s saying “Hey, if it was up to me, in the name of security I would rob you of liberty in a heartbeat.”

    Way to go, Barry! Dreams of your Commnist father, indeed.

  • J.N. Ashby

    Funny that. The Constitution doesn’t grant the government the power of controlling health care…

  • BadGirloftheNorth

    GASP! Did bo just finally understand a sixth grade government lesson???? Good old checks and balances – constraint. Ain’t that the point? The sociopath/narcissist POTUS is throwing a major temper tantrum because he is getting the big HELL NO.

  • Goldenah

    He’s not constrained enough.

  • James Hansen

    it is as if obama is a vampire and the Constitution is garlic…

  • jebjr

    Gee whiz Obama, you should have thought about the ‘constraints’ of the Constitution before you decided to run for President and at your inaugurations have to swear to “Protect and defend the Constitution of the United States of America”. Or were you planning on subverting the Constitution all along? As a supposed ‘Constitutional scholar’ have you ever actually read the Constitution? If I had been a student in one of his classes, I would be demanding my money back.

    • 277Volt

      It was subversion from day one.

    • Squirrel!

      I’m thinking it was the plan all along but just hasn’t been as easy as he thought it would be. Thank you, Founding Fathers, and thank God for the U.S. Constitution! I said the same thing about him not becoming Prez of OUR country…. he should’ve instead become prez of Indonesia or some other 3rd world where he would’ve been more comfortable, but then I think the goal is to make us one of those 3rd world countries.

  • kim

    why? The crime in Chicgo alone is worse than the state of Iowa.

  • 277Volt

    So much for “respect”, it’s now called “constrained”.

  • ToyZebra

    It’s that darned “charter of negative liberties” again, keeping the wonderful government from doing all these wonderful things for our own good.

    • Squirrel!

      I think these comments by him like “constrained” by the Constitution, “I’m not an emperor,” etc. are his way to convey to the low info zombies that he needs more power to get things they’d like done. He’s looking to nullify our Constitution & trying to make the case to do so. I’ve never wanted time to fly like I do now!


    “Crouch down and lick the hand that feeds you; and may
    posterity forget that ye were our countrymen.” – Samuel Adams

    Really…? The 2nd Amendment was Important versus It Is Important!


    Well, in our comments today, I was very explicit about believing that the Second Amendment was important, that we respect the rights of responsible gun owners. In formulating our plans, Joe Biden met with a wide range of constituencies, including sportsmen and hunters.
    So much of the challenge that we have in our politics right now is that people feel as if the game here in Washington is completely detached from their day-to-day realities. And that’s not an unjustifiable view. So everything we do combines both a legislative strategy with a broad-based communications and outreach strategy to get people engaged and involved, so that it’s not Washington over here and the rest of America over there.
    Obama on the Greedy…
    This is in his own words from his book “Dreams From My Father” page 158 of 235 PDF Form:
    The title of Reverend Wright’s sermon that morning was “The Audacity of Hope.” He began with a passage from the Book of Samuel-the story of Hannah, who, barren and taunted by her rivals, had wept and shaken in prayer before her God. The story reminded him, he said, of a sermon a fellow pastor had preached at a conference some years before, in which the pastor described going to a museum and being confronted by a painting titled Hope.
    “The painting depicts a harpist,” Reverend Wright explained, “a woman who at first glance appears to be sitting atop a great mountain. Until you take a closer look and see that the woman is bruised and bloodied, dressed in tattered rags, the harp reduced to a single frayed string. Your eye is then drawn down to the scene below, down to the valley below, where everywhere are the ravages of famine, the drumbeat of war, a world groaning under strife and deprivation.
    “It is this world, a world where cruise ships throw away more food in a day than most residents of Port-au-Prince see in a year, where white folks’ greed runs a world in need, apartheid in one hemisphere, apathy in another hemisphere…That’s the world! On which hope sits!”
    Obama on the Constitution…
    In Obama’s on words from his book Audacity of Hope page 54 of 217 PDF Form:
    Ultimately, though, I have to side with Justice Breyer’s view of the Constitution—that it is not a static but rather a living document, and must be read in the context of an ever-changing world.

    FYI: Static means Not Changeable.

  • $35072932

    This is the problem – the Dear Liar wants the feral Government in control of one of it’s own Constraints with “Universal Registration”.

    Schumer Promises Universal Background Checks Won’t Create A Gun Registry… Then Calls It “Universal Registration”…

    Can you imagine if one of the people’s other rights were to be at the whim of the government?

    Example: Register to express an opinion…..

  • Guest

    [In November, the U.S. Department of Agriculture reported that a record 47,102,780 individuals receive food stamps.

    According to US. Census Bureau data, that figure exceeds the combined populations of: Alaska, Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Hawaii, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Utah, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming.]

    The number of Americans relying upon/abusing food stamps continues to grow….
    which is just one more way of buying votes for the Comrades.

    America is almost unrecognizable.