The president who has made it clear that where Congress won’t act, he will, and who has never met an executive order he doesn’t like, nevertheless went full blown constitutionalist when squaring off with a heckler today.

That certainly wasn’t the case last summer when the Obama administration did exactly what the president today said he was legally prevented from doing.

Flashback to June 2012:

What a difference a non-election year makes.

Editor’s note: This post has been updated with an additional tweet.

  • HanaFiveO

    Im confused, last year he hobbled ICE and basiclly shut down the vast majority of deportations (even violent criminals) after previous years of “more deportations than George Bush.”
    So now what is he saying he can’t do? What am I missing here?

    • grais

      Remembering what he said yesterday is a skill that’s above his pay grade.

    • Zane Henry

      you’re missing the fact that the internal polling numbers on outright amnesty are pretty awful. Sure, Obama could EO amnesty if he really wanted to, but he would much rather pass some hollow, lip-service legislation that makes it APPEAR that he’s doing something awesome. If the Democrats ever fixed any of these “social issues”, they’d be slitting their own throats.

      • HanaFiveO

        Of course, how stupid of me, its all about his poll numbers.

        Is my face red.

    • rssllue

      You are expecting the man to have character.

  • grais

    Great retort to the heckler. *eyeroll*
    His dishonesty aside, shouldn’t this Harvard/Columbia educated genius/scholar know and use proper English?

    • Canadian in USA ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

      If he did, he would have understood the meaning “uphold the Constitution of the United States of America”.

    • BeeKaaay

      Is there any proof he’s actually educated at those schools? The guy never released his transcripts.

  • QueenB ✓certifiable

    Dude. You do things all the time to violate “our” laws. Hell, you even do things to violate the law you fought for (although admittedly had other people write) and just a month ago was calling people who suggested any change be made to said law terrorists and arsonists. You are aware that, as President, what you say is usually on audio and video somewhere right? Geez man!

    • OLLPOH ~ OurLifeLiberty

      He’s drunk with Power and Greed. That is why he repeats: I’m the President.

  • SpaceRacer423

    Obama once again proves to be a complex ‘man’ of conflicting ideas.
    One might ask how someone so self centered can have so little self-awareness?

  • Fairfax51

    Obama changes not just his mind but the law so much I can’t keep track what lie/law or opinion were on now. This guy is a mess.

  • therealguyfaux ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ

    And there I was, thinking the President had a plenary power to grant a pardon to anyone, under the Constitution!

    If you accept the reasoning that DREAMers are innocent victims, having been brought to America by their parents at an age where they could hardly have given consent, and are now in limbo statutorily, you could simply extend a pardon which says, “Upon a showing that you were under age [whatever] when you first came to America, we will not penalize you for the crime of your parents.”

    He COULD do that, but would he? It would just complicate matters, legally and politically, for other illegally-resident foreign nationals– he’d stir up a hornet’s nest if he did that. Dealing with DREAMers is a poisoned chalice (to mix metaphors) that he’d rather have Congress deal with, as they alone have the right to make the immigration laws, just as he alone has the right to exempt people from prosecution under those laws.

    • BeeKaaay

      Obama loves to punish children for the crime of their parents. Especially if the father is a rapist. And most especially if the mother is irresponsible.

      It is called abortion.

      • unclebarb

        It ain’t so bad, get an Obamacare abortion and you qualify for a free Obama phone you know..

  • OLLPOH ~ OurLifeLiberty

    We don’t have a congress, so why’s he lying to his commies?

  • OLLPOH ~ OurLifeLiberty

    He will repeat his past verbiage:
    “I’m Not Asking For An Argument, It’s The Right Thing To Do!”
    ……
    Reality of:
    This Constitutionally Free Republic versus Utopian Lawless Communist Marxist.

  • Christy Scott

    This whole “heckler” thing was staged!

  • Roto ✓Intentionally Left Blank

    “Actually, I don’t. I have to get Valerie’s permission first, and set up the kickbacks.”

  • Scott

    He only knows how to LIE!! It’s in his nature and Alinsky upbringing!! He does it quite well unfortunately.

  • lainer51

    perhaps his teleprompter “changed” its mind.

  • Axelgreaser

    *Head scratch* We continue to wonder why Obama makes the bizarro statements he makes that contradict his actions especially in view of the fact that we live in the video age. Is he over wor…, I mean over golfed? Over nicoretted? Jet lagged from continually detonating pressure cookers and then fleeing to leave the aftermath to his handlers/co-conspirators? Or is he just nuckingfutz?

    • Rafael Kalab

      I think he really has no idea what is going on. He’s an inexperienced stoner who was handed his job because he is half black and a liberal. I think he makes very few decisions himself and when thrown a curveball (i.e. heckler, teleprompter goes down, etc…), he has no idea how to react. That’s how we get these awesome sound bites.
      Additionally, before this comment somehow gets misconstrued by liberals as “racist”, is it racist to give someone a job because of their race or point out the fact they got their job because of their race?

  • BeeKaaay

    lol….someone obamacared the teleprompter :)

  • Keith

    The POS cannot keep his lies straight.

  • Liberalism Is Nonsense

    An overview of the thousands of jobs killed by Hussein Obama’s personal jihad against carbon fuels and the middle class: http://dailycaller.com/2012/10/04/report-up-to-17000-jobs-lost-from-coal-plant-shutdowns/