...really, what an anachronism, you know? A 200+ year-old piece of paper getting in the way of the hopes and dreams of the liberal elite? Really, ideas such as "All legislative Powers herein granted shall be vested in a Congress of the United States" are just tying Barack Obama's hands when he knows what's best for us.
And since we are talking of the liberal elite, who better than Maureen Dowd to express contempt -both hers and the president's - for the longest-running system of government in the free world?
At the New Orleans town hall, 29-year-old Gabriel Bordenave complained about the slow pace of the recovery. “I expected as much from the Bush administration,” he told Obama. “But why are we still being nickel-and-dimed?”
The president gave a technocrat’s answer about the “complications between the state, the city and the feds in making assessments of the damages.”
“Now, I wish I could just write a check,” he added. When an audience member yelled “Why not?” he dryly noted, “There’s this whole thing about the Constitution.”
The president should remember, though, that when you’re cooking up a more perfect Union, sometimes you’ve got to break some eggs.
The president - who has expressed open hostility to the constitution before - seems to believe his oath of office ( "I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States.") is just another empty campaign promise with an expiration date.
And the New York Times - in the person of the shallow, loathsome, barely articulate Dowd - which chased George W. Bush for every transgression imaginable, both real and (primarily) imagined, is now urging the shredding of the constitution in order to get their agenda passed.
What do the "We, The People" know anyway, and how dare we stand in the way of better minds such as Barack Obama and the Times editorial board?
Dowd thinks she's clever, by using the language of the constitution itself to urge its destruction. One would think she would be smart enough to realize that her very livelihood depends on the freedoms contained within that hallowed document.
But "Dowd" and "intelligent" are two words that are not oft used together, unless one is using the lack of the latter in order to mock the former...