Fiscal Cliff

Dems Insist Obama Can Unilaterally Raise Debt Ceiling

Apparently there's an "emperor" clause in the 14th Amendment


The White House insists President Barack Obama can't — and won't — use the 14th Amendment to raise the debt ceiling.

But a growing number of his congressional allies are urging Obama not to abandon a potentially powerful weapon before negotiations even begin.

With Republicans promising another climactic fight over the $16.4 trillion debt limit in two months, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said Friday that if she were president, she would invoke the Constitution to raise the ceiling on her own — with or without permission from the GOP.

"I would do it, in a second, but I'm not the president of the United States," Pelosi said.

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  1. I’m kind of hoping for this. Or the stupid coin. Something just brazen and absolutely unconstitutional. Get a nice big constitutional crisis going.

  2. “”I would do it, in a second, but I’m not the president of the United States,” Pelosi said.”

    There must a single word to describe this sleazy hag, but we’ll need HM to find it.
    The summertime ballgames in SF make it hard to tell if she’s in town or the sewage treatment plant near the ballpark is having problems. Best guess is stinkier, she’s in town.

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