Harry Reid Forgets to Read Article One of the Constitution

Harry Reid, the Senate Majority Leader of the United States Senate, says that he would be happy to consider legislation repealing Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell–as long as the President introduces the legislation:

While we do not have a Don’t Ask Don’t Tell bill introduced in the Senate yet, a number of Senators are working on an approach to get it repealed. We would welcome a legislative proposal from the White House on repeal so as to provide clear guidance on what the President would like to see and when.

I guess I slept through the part of my Con Law class where they explained that the Executive Branch was responsible for introducing legislation.

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Comments

  1. Zelsdorf Ragshaft III says:

    That is because, Alex, the constitution was written before Obama. Our founders could not have imagined a being a great as our Obama. As understanding as our Obama and as all knowing as our Obama. If the constitution were to be applied, we might find ourselves without Obama as his grand mama on daddy’s side said she was attending his birth in Mombasa, Kenya. But then what does a grandma know?

  2. Alex Knapp says:

    Zelsdorf,

    Do you really mean to imply that there was a conspiracy among hospital staffworkers, the county department of records, and untold others just on the off chance that this kid might run for President one day?

    Occam’s Razor slices it to ribbons.

  3. Eric says:

    … his birth in Mombasa, Kenya.

    Not a very good time for you to be bringing that up right about now, Zelsy. Besides, I think most of us have just about had enough of you guys.

    The crazy just can’t be put back in the bottle, Alex.

  4. sam says:

    You know, here at OTB someone puts up a post that invites serious commentary, then somebody else like Zelsdorf comes along and posts a “comment”. It’s like checking into a nice hotel only to find that your room has ugly wallpaper.

  5. kvc says:

    Some where you guys got off of the subject of how the leadership in congress have the mentality and sometime the brain power of sheep.

  6. G.A.Phillips says:

    Not a very good time for you to be bringing that up right about now, Zelsy. Besides, I think most of us have just about had enough of you guys.

    lol………you guys…..lol…..

    So what.

  7. Phil Smith says:

    Speaking as a conservative, let me just say that this paranoid bullshit “Obama’s not a citizen” crap has Got. To. Stop. You’re making utter damn fools of yourselves and tarring the rest of us with that brush.

  8. An Interested Party says:

    So what.

    Some people can continue to peddle such nonsense if they like, but they will only hurt themselves and the causes they believe in if they continue to do so…no rational person believes that the president was born in another country…

  9. Mark says:

    I guess I slept through the part of my Con Law class where they explained that the Executive Branch was responsible for introducing legislation.

    That’s presumably because your con law class taught you nothing about how Congress and the executive actually function. For instance, when the president sumbmits his budget to Congress, it’s a “legislative proposal.”

    Reid’s quote says nothing about introduction. You’re either playing to the ignorant masses…or one of them.

  10. steve says:

    The executive branch brings out proposed legislation all the time.
    Google Bush proposals or Bush legislation. IIRC a rather large percentage of legislative proposals originate in the White House. Use your super secret Power Blogger sources and look up what per cent start there.

    Steve