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Obama’s Constitution


The forthcoming issue of the Weekly Standard contains my essay, “Obama’s Constitution:  The rhetoric and the reality”.  The essay offers a critical overview of what Obama has said, and of what he has really done, on judicial nominations and constitutional law.  Here’s my concluding paragraph:


In the end, an examination of Obama’s record and rhetoric discloses the stuff he is made of—his own constitution. Beneath the congeniality and charisma lies a leftist partisan who will readily resort to sly deceptions to advance his agenda of liberal judicial activism. Given the likelihood of so many changes in the membership of the Supreme Court over the next eight years, it is particularly important that voters this November recognize the real Obama.

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