How many times have presidents asserted executive privilege?
Here’s your list:
Jimmy Carter: 4 times
Ronald Reagan: 3 times
George H.W. Bush: 1 time
Bill Clinton: 14 times
George W. Bush 2: 6 times
Barack Obama: 2 times
For the record, Obama invoked executive privilege to prevent Desiree Rogers from testifying. So this is at least the second time. It’s hard to find out if he did it more; the mainstream media suffers from collectivist (which is very much like “collective,” only for Marxist propagandists) amnesia whenever it comes to Obama.
So I – being a mathematician with skills that dwarf any liberal who clearly can’t count or they’d know how wrong they are about Obama’s job numbers and his debt numbers and his deficit numbers and ObamaCare numbers and his budget numbers - took the complicated step of doing the math.
Democrats easily win the cover-up game, 20 to 10. In sports parlance, that’s a blowout. When it comes to lying and cover-ups, Democrats are the Harlem Globetrotters to the Republican Party’s Washington Generals. Only in this game, the Harlem Globetrotters cheat like absolute fiends while angrily and self-righteously denouncing the Washington Generals for cheating.
So it again proves my constant statement of fact that to be a Democrat is to be a massive abject hypocrite. Here’s Harry Reid saying that when Bush used executive privilege it was like saying, “I’m KING”:
And then there’s “King” Obama – who was mysteriously once a “harsh critic” of executive privilege:
This was back when Democrats ran Congress and therefore, in Obama’s words, it was “very appropriate” to investigate the president. Back then, in the soon-to-be “King” Obama’s demagoguery, if Bush cited privilege he was “trying to hide behind executive privilege every time something shaky is taking place.”
Well, now the shoe is on the other foot, and the Hypocrite-in-Chief is revealed for what he truly is (hint: four letter words work best).
And, for the record, you aint seen nothin’ yet on “King Obama” and executive privilege. Obama will be using that sucker many more times, I assure you. Because coming up is the fact that the Obama White House repeatedly leaked incredibly damaging secrets to favorable press such as the New York Times in order to bolster his image as a “strong leader” no matter how much it damaged American national security. He’ll have to protect his lies on that one in order to avoid impeachment, too.
The only possible way to keep Obama from breaking Bill Clinton’s previously believed un-breakable record of fourteen will be if “King Obama” is a one-term president. Because it’s usually in that second term that – in Obama’s “reverend’s” and “spiritual mentor’s” words – “the chickens come home to roost.”
Just imagine “King” Obama actually demonizing George Bush for something that Bill Clinton had just done more than twice as many times (that’s 133.33% more often for you sports fans who appreciate your statistics) as Bush did. When I say “Democrats are cockroaches,” I know it’s wrong, and I sincerely apologize to all members belonging to the class periplaneta americana for such a harsh comparison.
Think of that: Bill Clinton invoked executive privilege 14 times. That’s like Wilt Chamberlain’s rebounding record, only for cheating lying dirtbag slimeball weasel presidents. But while Chamberlain’s records will likely never be broken, simply because nobody will ever physically dominate the way Wilt did, Barry Hussein is up to the challenge when it comes to pathological dishonesty. “Hope and change” means believing Obama can dive deeper into that giant manure pile than Bill Clinton believed was even humanly possible. I never dreamed that anyone could lie like Bill Clinton … until this turd squirted out onto the national scene.
Update, 6/24/12: Obama just “unofficially” invoked executive privilege for the third time. After using it to keep Congress from seeing documents exposing his crimes, he just invoked it again to keep Congress from listening to the testimony of an ex-staff member.