Well, this was something.
Obama: "Our Constitution is a remarkable, beautiful gift. But it's really just a piece of parchment … We, the people, give it power”
— Charlie Spiering (@charliespiering) January 11, 2017
— Conservative Review (@CR) January 11, 2017
We understand what President Obama was getting at in his farewell speech when he explained that the U.S. Constitution is really just a piece of parchment. Still, it would be easier to hear from someone whose party was eager to tear out portions of it after the 2016 election didn’t go their way, and whose supporters deemed it a failure, declaring it time that America give up on the idea of being a constitutional republic.
Then there were the times very recently when the president needed social media to point him to certain provisions he’d forgotten about, like the Senate’s power to advise and consent.
Obama: "Is that in the Constitution? I used to teach constitutional law –I've never seen that provision." https://t.co/BIwCdvhgce
— Sabrina Siddiqui (@SabrinaSiddiqui) November 2, 2016
He seems to have skipped over quite a bit.
Guy who went hard after Little Sisters of the Poor’s religious liberty now telling us about the Constitution.
— Mollie (@MZHemingway) January 11, 2017
“Constitution” is just a piece of parchment. It has no power on its own.” Oh boy. #ObamaFarewell
— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) January 11, 2017
@DLoesch and THAT'S been the problem for the last 8 years.
— Patrick Riot (@Pat_Riot_21) January 11, 2017
If the people give that piece of parchment its power, why did it fold so easily whenever President Obama reached for his pen and phone?
@DLoesch …my pen and my phone on the the other hand…
— Tom Ryan (@tomdryan) January 11, 2017
@DLoesch One man has no power unless the people give it to him.
— Bigbobbalouie (@Bigbobbalouie1) January 11, 2017
@DLoesch There in lies the problem with Obama. Respect the Constitution for what it is. Not just a piece of parchment but the basis of law.
— RedGirl (@RedGirl1967) January 11, 2017
@DLoesch It is a "charter of negative liberties" after all.
— Andy ن Currier (@andrewpcurrier) January 11, 2017
@DLoesch So he preached about American values and then disparages the very document that defined them? ?
— Elliott Hamilton (@ElliottRHams) January 11, 2017
@DLoesch Finally stating for all to hear how he feels about the Judeo-Christian foundation of western civilization.
— Deb Ramey (@ramey_deb) January 11, 2017
@DLoesch Wow, that one belongs with his greatest hits. Like one of my favorites: "You didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen."
— RJ (@rjames1928) January 11, 2017
@DLoesch I'm sorry. I was busy doing absolutely anything but watching him. Did he really say that??
— Matthew Rohr (@THEREALMATTROHR) January 11, 2017
@DLoesch if my eyebrows could go any higher on that one they'd fly away.
— JasonCanary (@DorkknightJay) January 11, 2017
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Wow: President Obama admits he's 'constrained' by Constitution at gun roundtable http://t.co/TljKm1iXyx
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) April 3, 2013