An Imperial Presidency


A new video released by the GOP on Friday calls out former Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton for her hypocrisy on the issue of executive action.

In 2008, Clinton said the George W. Bush administration was transforming the¬†executive branch into an “imperial presidency.” In 2014, Clinton said she supported President Obama’s decision to grant citizenship to more than four million illegal immigrants.

Clinton unknowingly provided the narration for the GOP’s newest video.

“Unfortunately our current president does not seem to understand the basic character of the office he holds,” Clinton said of Bush in April 2008. “Rather than faithfully execute the laws, he has rewritten them through signing statements, ignored them through secret legal opinions, undermined them by elevating ideology over facts. Rather than defending the constitution, he has defied its principles and traditions.”

Eerily enough, Clinton’s jab at Bush more than six years ago is equally true of Obama today. Nevertheless, Clinton has continued to adhere to the Democratic party line and support the president as he¬†takes “unconstitutional” action (his words) to advance his own progressive agenda.

“He has abused his power while failing to understand its purpose,” Clinton said in 2008. “This administration’s unbridled ambition to transform the executive into an imperial presidency in an attempt to strengthen the office has weakened our nation.”

“Stop the Obama-Clinton Immigration Overreach,” the ad implores.

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