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Trump's 'liberate' tweets were reckless and arrogant. Now imagine if Obama had sent them.


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This was the culmination of a decade spent casting Obama as a “lawless” and emperor-like figure.In January 2014, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz raised similar GOP alarm bells saying, “Of all the troubling aspects of the Obama presidency, none is more dangerous than the president's persistent pattern of lawlessness, his willingness to disregard the written law and instead enforce his own policies via executive fiat."On Feb. 1, 2014, then-North Carolina Rep. Mark Meadows — yes, the same Mark Meadows who is now Trump’s chief of staff — opined that Obama "has declared war and not just on Congress but the American people, he’s really talking about bypassing the American people and their will and the fact that they showed up and voted.”The next day, then-House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan of Wisconsin declared, “we have an increasingly lawless presidency where he is actually doing the job of Congress.”Iowa Rep. Steve King, who would become the chairman of the aforementioned GOP “task force,” asked: “Where does this abuse of the Constitution stop? At this point our legal scholars, let alone the public, can’t keep up with the multitude of constitutional violations by this president.”Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, who today is the ranking Republican on the House Judiciary Committee, thought in November 2014 that Congress should exert its oversight powers saying, “As President Obama said himself in 2013, he is not an emperor; his job is to execute laws that are passed, not write his own. Congress must hold him accountable.”Former South Carolina Rep. Mick Mulvaney, who just concluded a tenure as Trump’s chief of staff, actually said in 2016, “We’ve been fighting against an imperial presidency for five and a half years.” Mulvaney went on to claim that any GOP attempts at oversight were deflected by calls of partisanship and racism.“When we do it against a Republican president, maybe people will see that it was a principled objection in the first place," he said.

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