[VIDEO] The Hammer: ‘The idea that you would tweet out a picture of the pen. I mean, God, how low can you go?’Posted: January 27, 2014
“…Is this all he can do is to wave a pen?”
Two weeks ago, President Obama signaled that he would not be waiting for congress to legislate, saying, “I’ve got a pen and I’ve got a phone and I can use that pen to sign executive orders and take executive actions.” With Tuesday’s State of the Union address fast approaching, Charles Krauthammer said on Special Report tonight that:
“…this is all just empty rhetoric.”
“They know they aren’t going to achieve anything, surely not in Congress,” Krauthammer said. “The reason is that under the constitution — I know that it often gets in the way of the president — it’s the congress that appropriates the money and he can’t do anything without appropriations.”
Reemphasizing the president’s earlier statements, the White House tweeted a picture of the pen that the president is using to edit his State of the Union address. “The idea that you would tweet out a picture of the pen. I mean, God, how low can you go? Is this all he can do is to wave a pen?” Krauthammer said.