If the course taught by the future President Obama tended to evade such considerations, and instead to emphasize princecraft, the art of prevarication and the hidden dagger -- yeah,...
I gather Murchison is not a constitutional scholar, not that that stops him critiquing Obama on this. But the debt ceiling is not a Constitutional obligation. Congress controls the purse strings through the bills it passes. Getting rid of the debt ceiling altogether wouldn't change that. And in fact the debt ceiling is a relatively recent addition in the country's history. Obama's particular proposal isn't even original to him. It came from Congressional Republican leaders who did not want to hurt the country by not raising the debt ceiling, but did not want to face the politics of raising it, and so they passed the buck to Obama.
Remind me -- what was the college course Barack Obama used to teach? Constitutional law? Or was it "Machiavelli for Beginners"? If it was the former, did it cover the American system of checks and balances and separation of powers? Did it dip, however briefly, into the dangers that the founding fathers wished to forfend, such as accumulation of unchecked power in a single governmental branch? Or in a single man?
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