Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Professor Obama Holds Forth on the Mandate

Professor Obama Holds Forth on the Mandate:

One reason the supporters of Obamacare were initially overconfident about its supposed invulnerability to legal challenges was their belief that the man who signed it into law was an expert on the Constitution. This misplaced faith was based on statements Obama himself made during his first presidential campaign. At a 2007 fundraiser, for example, he told his admirers, "I was a constitutional law professor, which means unlike the current president I actually respect the Constitution."

This claim turned out, of course, to be one of Obama's trademark shadings of the truth.

He was never a "professor" as genuine academics use the term.

He was, however, a part-time faculty member at the University of Chicago, where he occasionally subjected hapless students to pontifications on the nation's founding document.

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