Steve Hayes: If Bush Was Behaving This Lawlessly, the Media Would Be Up in Arms

‘It’s a big deal when you change the law. It should be a big deal, and it should be treated as a big deal by the media’

Steve Hayes Pleads: ‘Where is the Mainstream Media’ on Obama’s Lawlessness? If This Were Bush... (NewsBusters)

“Where is the mainstream media on this?” Steve Hayes of The Weekly Standard pleaded on Tuesday’s Special Report with Bret Baier in reference to President Obama’s latest decision to change the ObamaCare law. “Can you imagine if this were George W. Bush? I mean, we would be talking about a constitutional crisis, front page New York Times splashed above the fold, ‘George W. Bush: Dictator President.’ You’re seeing none of that.”

Just before Hayes spoke, panelist Charles Krauthammer called out liberals and the media as “unbelievably hypocritical,” recalling “when Republicans were trying to change the law, legally and constitutionally, in Congress they were accused of being terrorists, taking the country hostage, when they were saying let’s amend the law as written.”

Yet now, Obama “is amending the law without any constitutional legal way to do it, by the fiat issue, by the executive, which is completely lawless.”

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