Skip to comments.Shift on executive power lets Obama bypass rivals
Posted on 04/23/2012 7:16:30 AM PDT by IbJensen
One Saturday last fall, President Obama interrupted a White House strategy meeting to raise an issue not on the agenda. He declared, aides recalled, that the administration needed to more aggressively use executive power to govern in the face of Congressional obstructionism.
But increasingly in recent months, the administration has been seeking ways to act without Congress. Branding its unilateral efforts We Cant Wait, a slogan that aides said Mr. Obama coined at that strategy meeting, the White House has rolled out dozens of new policies on creating jobs for veterans, preventing drug shortages, raising fuel economy standards, curbing domestic violence and more.
Each time, Mr. Obama has emphasized the fact that he is bypassing lawmakers.
Aides say many more such moves are coming. Not just a short-term shift in governing style and a re-election strategy, Mr. Obamas increasingly assertive use of executive action could foreshadow pitched battles over the separation of powers in his second term, should he win and Republicans consolidate their power in Congress.
Mr. Obama has issued signing statements claiming a right to bypass a handful of constraints rejecting as unconstitutional Congresss attempt to prevent him from having White House czars on certain issues, for example. But for the most part, Mr. Obamas increased unilateralism in domestic policy has relied on a different form of executive power than the sort that had led to heated debates during his predecessors administration: Mr. Bushs frequent assertion of a right to override statutes on matters like surveillance and torture.
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If Mickey Mouse were to run against this bozo, I'd vote for Mickey!
Yeah, some Austrian Corporal had the same problem in Germany after the first war.
It appears to me that the Obama Administration has appropriated the name of another group: “World Can’t Wait”, which is a front for the Revolutionary Communist Party.
Tyranny plain and simple.
And the stupid Congress had better start asserting it’s authority. They’ve deferred far too long to government agencies, czars, executive orders, task forces, and stupor committees.
Just think how much worse it would be under Romney.
No Romney, no way.
Obama is a fascist. Thats what most people do not realize. Obama has hidden it well, but history provides the tests and Obama is clearly a fascist.He will not go quietly into the night he so justly deserves.
I never thought I would live to see a piece of excrement like this inhabiting the White House.
EVERYTHING the left does “is a front for the Communist Party”.
Even if defeated by Mickey Mouse Obozo will join Carter and Clinton in making as much michief as the CFR and the UN wishes!
More than ever, we see that Obama id THE enemy to defeat on 11/6.
My god you are an Obot arent you. Sickening.
Really, it would be worse under someone that DOESN'T hate America than it is under someone who DOES?
We'd be better off today if [Fabian Socialist] HILLARY CLINTON was elected in '08 than this Marxist.
When the New Joke Times finally dies, I will celebrate.
The slave owner(make no doubt about it—obama DOES OWN the black vote) who would be king simply can’t help himself. (since there is no one in the country that has the guts to stop him)
“Just think how much worse it would be under Romney.”
Really?? You think it would be much worse with Romney as POTUS than Owebama? I am no fan of Romney’s, but you are out of your freaking mind!
“Really, it would be worse under someone that DOESN’T hate America than it is under someone who DOES?”
Yes, the only way to teach the GOPe a lesson is to let Obama do his worst because they shoved a liberal down our throat.
Obama will be much worse than Clinton or Carter.
Obama is already responsible for the unecessary deaths of thousands of people in Kenya and Libya, and not a soul in the media will call him on it.
And Obama will continue to cause death and destruction in the future if allowed. IMHO Obama is a thug who deserves nothing more than a trial at the International Criminal Court iof the Hague.