I long ago accepted that candidates will promise just about anything, provided the promises poll well with potential voters, all in an effort to win an election. However, there is a huge disconnect between what this current crop of candidates is promising, and the functions of the Executive branch as defined in the U.S. Constitution.
You know, that document that these candidates claim to love so much, but that none of these candidates seem to have read, ever?
It’s not like I’m expecting them to be Constitutional scholars; anyone who can sing a few bars of “I’m Just a Bill” can tell you that only CONGRESS (i.e. the Legislative branch) can repeal legislation. Really, folks, you’re telling me that none of the current candidates had kids that watched Saturday morning cartoons in the 70s? Now that’s really unbelievable.
Maybe it’s just me, but I flip out every time I hear a candidate earnestly vow “I will repeal … (fill in opposition name of legislation here)”, and everyone in the audience cheers. OMG!
Seriously, how is it that no one points out that repealing legislation is not one of the powers that the Constitution endows to the Executive branch?