Oh, life would be so much easier for them if that “obnoxious” piece of paper just did not exist as the contract for America. Just think how quickly they could usher in their policies and change the system from “We The People”- to “We The Little People.” Jesse Jackson Jr. drives home this point the other day when he said:
Illinois Democratic Rep. Jesse Jackson, Jr. told The Daily Caller on Wednesday that congressional opposition to the American Jobs Act is akin to the Confederate “states in rebellion.”
Jackson called for full government employment of the 15 million unemployed and said that Obama should “declare a national emergency” and take “extra-constitutional” action “administratively” — without the approval of Congress — to tackle unemployment.
“I hope the president continues to exercise extraordinary constitutional means, based on the history of Congresses that have been in rebellion in the past,” Jackson said. “He’s looking administratively for ways to advance the causes of the American people, because this Congress is completely dysfunctional…”
“We’ve got to go further. I support what [Obama] does. Clearly, Republicans are not going to be for it but if the administration can handle administratively what can be done, we should pursue it. And if there are extra-constitutional opportunitiesthat allow the president administratively to put the people to work, he should pursue every single one of them,” Jackson suggested.
This obviously isn’t going over very well with those in Congress who still hold the Constitution of the United States in high esteem and they are reacting to this statement from every corner.
Debbie Halvorson, his likely 2012 primary Democratic challenger, said their shared district’s residents do not want “a do-nothing politician who is looking to get a quick headline.”
“In Rep. Jackson’s entire congressional career, he has never introduced a single jobs bill,” Halvorson said. “Now, he’s calling on the president to suspend the Constitution? As a representative of the people, you don’t give up when you hit a roadblock and throw the Constitution out the window — you keep working to get something done.”
Illinois Republican Rep. Joe Walsh issued a similarly harsh rebuke.
On his Facebook page, Walsh wrote, “Jesse Jackson Jr., you asked Obama to declare a jobs state of emergency, bypass Congress, and take action by himself? If you want a dictator and state run jobs program, you might be happier living in North Korea with Kim Jong Il.”
“Contact my district office if you need to expedite your passport,” Walsh snarked.