VIDEO: Rev. Al schools AZ sheriff who calls Obama a dictator, vows to defy new gun safety laws

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Sheriff Paul Babeu didn't' stand a chance. Rev. Al made mincemeat of this poor slob when he defiantly, and stupidly, tried to fall back on right wing talking points about President Obama supposedly trampling the Constitution by legally proposing gun safety strategies and legally issuing executive orders.

Watch, listen, and learn. The Rev saved his best lines for last.

Excerpts:

Rev. Al:

"An officer of the law who refuses to carry out the law. Interesting."

"What gives you the authority... to decide what's constitutional?"

"You're not a Supreme Court justice are you?"

Babeu:

"These are not lawful anything."

"The president should not... with a wave of the hand, say this is what we're going to do."

Rev. Al:

"You said you would be the decider of what is constitutional. What gives you the authority?"

Babeu:

"I have to enforce the law.... whether I agree with them or not. These are not laws."

Rev. Al:

"Tell me how these orders violate constitutional freedom."

Babeu:

"They don't specifically." But more laws are bad blahblahblah.

Rev. Al:

"But you're talking your opinion, sheriff. You're not telling me how it violates constitutional law."

"So you're gonna decide...?"

Babeu:

"Not at all. That's his authority..."

Rev. Al:

"It's not alright if it's something you disagree with? And you hide behind it's unconstitutional?"

Babeu:

 "The most important person in the land is that of private citizen [sic]..."

Rev. Al:

"Tell me where he has in your opinion made an executive action that is unconstitutional."

Babeu:

"He doesn't in those 23."

Rev. Al:

"You accused the president of acting like a king and a dictator... but you say he didn't do it."

Babeu:

"He talks about what he plans for legislation..."

Rev. Al:

"Ooooh, so legislation! So you mean now you're not talking about exec action. You mean if he proposes legislation that is voted by the Congress, you're going to defy the very laws that Congress may vote on?"

Babeu:

"Not at all."

Rev Al:

"You just said... Legislation means it goes before the Congress. That's what legislation is."

Babeu:

Blahblahblah Fast and Furious, hypocrisy blahblah.

Rev Al:

"Wait a minute. You're trying to go Fast and Furious away from the issue! You just admitted that he is proposing legislation which is the antithesis to him being a king or dictator..."

"I can only assume you did this... to get some attention..."

"You started by saying you're going to defy unconstitutionality that you can't establish. And you're the sheriff! People actually depend on you to protect them!"

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  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_DW7LHDQQLRH5RQG2AGEXP35QGM Mr. B

    Hey kids! Remember the AZ co-chair of the Mitt Romney campaign who stepped down after allegations of a relationship with a male Mexican immigrant? He’s ba-a-ack…

    BTW, that reminds me . . .

    Paul Babeu and Jeff Gannon/Guckert:  separated at birth?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_DW7LHDQQLRH5RQG2AGEXP35QGM Mr. B

    “The president should not… with a wave of the hand, say this is what we’re going to do.”

    Unless it's invade Iraq -- right, Sheriff?