WaPo’s Ruth Marcus: ‘Cheap’ To Use Obama’s Own Words on Exec Action Against Him

‘I’m really happy to hoist him on the petard of his words once he acts , if that’s appropriate’

WaPo’s Ruth Marcus: ‘Cheap’ To Use Obama’s Own Words on Executive Action Against Him (RealClearPolitics)

ANDREA MITCHELL: I wanted to reiterate something that Jose Diaz-Balart said, because he's the person who interviewed the president, and everyone is playing that clip from last September, including we have all week. Well, his context is that the question to the president was about whether the families of DREAMers could be included and the president was saying I don't have the authority to do that, which he is not planning to do.

RUTH MARCUS, WASHINGTON POST: I think that's a really important point because I went back for purposes of writing this column that appeared in yesterday's paper and you can find it online at WashingtonPost.com and decided it was a little too cheap to use those words against him because we don't know what the president is saying he can't do versus what he is going to announce he is going to do. So, I'm really happy to hoist him on the petard of his words once he acts , if that's appropriate.

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