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    Ezra klein 'constitution has no binding power on anything'




    Breaking news! MSNBC has lost it! Ezra Klein? What a joke....But this is how this batch of libs thinks....The constitution is outdated and too hard to understand....Hmmmm....Let's see, it was written in English wasn't it?

    These people are dangerous. IMHO.

    Oh, and here is more condescending from the esteemed Mr. Klein....That is if you are smart enough to read it.....

    Ezra Klein - Yes, the Constitution is binding


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    Re: Ezra klein 'constitution has no binding power on anything'

    It's our founding document, not a spell that makes the traitors among us glow green. It's also, I noted, a completely nonbinding act: It doesn't impose a particular interpretation of the Constitution on legislators, and will have no practical impact on how they legislate.
    I didn't read the whole website, but that sounds different than what he said on the video... There it sounds like he is saying the GOPs act is nonbinding.. not that the Constitution is nonbinding

    I kind of agree with him that it will not affect how they legislate either... I think they'll read it out loud and act like they did a great thing, but then they'll go back to business as usual.

    But personally, I'd rather see them read the Constitution out loud than read some part of the bible... lol

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    Re: Ezra klein 'constitution has no binding power on anything'

    After watching this clip, it is painfully obvious to me that Klein meant that the reading of the Constitution was non-binding, which is absolutely true.

    The title of this thread and the spin put on Klein's words are nothing but lies, spread by pundits who think we're too stupid to understand the man's words in context.
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    Re: Ezra klein 'constitution has no binding power on anything'

    Don't jump the gun on this one:
    He's not saying that "The Constitution has no binding power"
    What he is saying is that "Reading it out loud has no binding power"

    Ok - so strike on that one, his "#1 point" : it's a non-issue.

    More so interesting is his 2nd point: that the text of the Constitution is confusing and was written more than 100 years ago. . . well - I disagree. I've read it numerous times and have applied it frequently and find it very easy to follow. It's a very plain and cut and dry document - nothing fancy

    If he can't read and understand it then he needs to truck on back to Kindergarten and start all over.

    there are some parts of it that are ambiguous and that no one can agree on *what* it's suppose to mean - but those are just a few phrases and it's not like it was lost in time - it NEVER made any sense in these few areas.

    But that can't be applied generally to the entire thing.
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    Re: Ezra klein 'constitution has no binding power on anything'

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    Breaking news! MSNBC has lost it! Ezra Klein? What a joke....But this is how this batch of libs thinks....The constitution is outdated and too hard to understand....Hmmmm....Let's see, it was written in English wasn't it?

    These people are dangerous. IMHO.

    Oh, and here is more condescending from the esteemed Mr. Klein....That is if you are smart enough to read it.....

    Ezra Klein - Yes, the Constitution is binding


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    The man clarified what he meant on his washingtonpost column. What exactly still bothers you about it? He clearly did not mean that the constitution is not binding, but the act of reading it in Congress. Also, do you disagree with his contention that the Constitution has very often been subject to interpretation and that each interpretation depends very much on how the individual leans politcally? If it was so straight-forward and left no room at all for interpretation, then what is the Supreme Court's job exactly?
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    Re: Ezra klein 'constitution has no binding power on anything'

    He was wronged here.
    He's still a slimeball though.

    Goldberg: The Journolist a symptom of a left-wing conspiracy - saratogian.com
    Just in case you’ve been living in a cave, or if you only get your news from MSNBC, here’s the story. A young blogger, Ezra Klein, formerly of the avowedly left-wing American Prospect and now with the avowedly mainstream Washington Post, founded the e-mail listserv “Journolist” for like-minded liberals to hash out and develop ideas. Some 400 people joined the by-invitation-only group. Most, it seems, were in the media, but many hailed from academia, think tanks and the world of forthright liberal activism generally. They spoke freely about their political and personal biases, including their hatred of Fox and Rush Limbaugh, and their utter loyalty to the progressive cause and Democratic success.
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    Re: Ezra klein 'constitution has no binding power on anything'

    He made it confusing for himself when he used the term "its" instead of clearly specifying exactly what "it" he was referring to.
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    Re: Ezra klein 'constitution has no binding power on anything'

    I think he got careless with his wording because he probably figured everybody would know he would meant -- since only a dolt would say the Constitution itself isn't binding.
    I'm already gearing up for Finger Vote 2014.

    Just for reference, means my post was a giant steaming pile of sarcasm.

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    Re: Ezra klein 'constitution has no binding power on anything'

    Quote Originally Posted by TacticalEvilDan View Post
    I think he got careless with his wording because he probably figured everybody would know he would meant -- since only a dolt would say the Constitution itself isn't binding.
    yeah - I don't think he's that far gone
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    Re: Ezra klein 'constitution has no binding power on anything'

    I saw the original posting over on Breitbart too, almost posted it, but after hearing the video twice, I declined to post it. He appears to be mocking the GOP, not the Constitution per say. He's still a twit, however I think in this case a pass and ignore of his comments would be the best course of action.
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