Obama attacks Trump for... wait for it... 'disrespecting the Constitution'

At a rally in Columus, OH Tuesday President Barack Obama tried to make the case for Hillary Clinton’s presidential candidacy and her vision for America. So, naturally, he spent most of his time attacking Repulican nominee Donald Trump. Because, you know, “when they go low, we go high.”

In the midst of the President’s litany of dastardly Trump deeds was one so ripe with irony it’s tempting to just leave his quote as it is, without any commentary, and let the reader add their own remarks via Facebook comments.



“If you disrespect the Constitution by threatening to shut down the press when it doesn’t say things you like or threaten to throw your opponent in jail or discriminate against people of different faiths. If you do that before you are elected, then what are you gonna do when you have actual power to do those things?”

That’s right: the President whose actions have been over-ruled y the Supreme Court of the United States more than any other modern President is accusing Donald Trump of “disrespect(ing) the Constitution.”

And the examples he gives… well, let’s take them one at a time, shall we?

“Threatening to shut down the press when it doesn’t say things you like”

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“Threaten to throw your opponent in jail”

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5. Gov. Rick Perry
In 2013, Rosemary Lehmberg, a Texas district attorney for Travis County and a Democrat, was arrested for drunk driving. A video of her booking, in which she’s visibly under the influence and slurring her words, went viral.

Former Gov. Rick Perry tried to remove her from office by threatening to “veto funding for a statewide public corruption unit that she headed unless she resigned.” Democrats tried to get him prosecuted in retaliation. Special prosecutor Michael McCrum, who led the witchhunt against Perry, was nominated by Obama in 2009 to be a U.S. attorney. He was also encouraged to go after Perry by a leftist group, Progress Texas. The felony indictments against Perry were eventually overturned, but only after two years working through courts.

5. Gov. Bob McDonnell
Last year, the former Republican governor of Virginia was found guilty of wire fraud, extortion, and other felony charges after accepting large sums of money from a campaign donor he later named as a cabinet member. A federal judge, James R. Spencer, sentenced McDonnell to two years in prison for a crime that ordinarily would’ve earned community service.

As Townhall reported, Spencer seemed to have a personal vendetta against McDonnell: “It came out in December that McDonnell had opposed the appointment of Spencer’s wife 18 years ago to the Virginia State Supreme Court during a partisan battle in the state legislature.”

“Discriminate against people of different faiths.”

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Yeah, if we’ve learned anything over the nearly eight years of the Obama Administration, we’ve learned that the President and his supporters are fanatical in their respect for the Constitution: