Skip to comments.Trump's Executive Orders Are Nothing Compared To Obama's 'Pen And Phone' Abuses
Posted on 02/02/2017 4:48:10 AM PST by IBD editorial writer
Government: President Trump has apparently reignited the country's interest in civics. How else to explain that rash of stories on the basics of "executive orders" and the limits of presidential power? But where was all this concern when President Obama was egregiously violating constitutional limits on his authority?
Interest in "executive orders" is so widespread that Google currently has a separate category in its news feed devoted to stories about the topic.
Obviously, it's all been stirred up by Trump's controversial orders. But Obama issued more executive orders out of the gate, some just as controversial. Among them, Obama called for closing the Guantanamo Bay detention center and signed three pro-labor union executive orders in one day. None of these attracted anything like the attention let alone the fury Trump's have. And Obama was only getting started.
It was only three short years ago, remember, that Obama announced without a peep of protest from the left his plan to bypass Congress and enact policy on his own if lawmakers refused to bend to his will.
"We're not just going to be waiting for legislation in order to make sure that we're providing Americans the kind of help they need. I've got a pen and I've got a phone," Obama said in January 2014.
That was one of the few promises Obama kept.
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Elections have consequences... Hahahaha!
The difference is Trump is not changing things, he is PUTTING THEM BACK where they were. MAGA
IBD should not pass along the mind-raping media’s claims of everything conservative being supposedly “controversial”. Sure, anything the left does not like is controversial, but only because THEY make it so.
To the mind-raping, leftwing media, infanticide and selling baby body parts to afford driving a Lamborghini is NOT controversial.
Exactly! This is like the Left criticizing the Crusades which served the purpose of PUTTING THINGS BACK in place.