FLASHBACK 2008: Obama Vows to Never Go Around Congress

One thing Barack Obama has demonstrated time and time again is that his speeches are meaningless. They are simply words. From his promise to be the most transparent administration in history to his spoken resolve to get to the bottom of the Benghazi terrorist attack, Obama has demonstrated more than just a tendency to mislead the American people. He has a habit of doing so. The words spoken are done so for political expediency. Nowhere is that more apparent than in a 2008 speech that he delivered during a town hall event in Pennsylvania as he was campaigning for President the first time. (video below)

“You know I taught constitutional law for 10 years, I take the Constitution very seriously. The biggest problems that we’re facing right now had to do with George Bush trying to bring more and more power into the executive branch and not go through Congress at all, and that’s what I intend to reverse when I’m president of the United States of America.”

Obama, who has made it abundantly clear that he has a pen and he has phone and will use both to go around Congress via executive orders, lambasted his predecessor George W. Bush for the use of executive orders. However, today Obama is continuously abusing the executive order privilege to create and change laws, a power not granted to him by the Constitution.