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.
“We had been attempting to highlight the inability of Congress to do anything,” recalled William M. Daley, who was the White House chief of staff at the time. “The president expressed frustration, saying we have got to scour everything and push the envelope in finding things we can do on our own.”
…increasingly in recent months, the administration has been seeking ways to act without Congress.
Aides say many more such moves are coming.
Mr. Obama’s increasingly assertive use of executive action could foreshadow pitched battles over the separation of powers in his second term, should he win
Mr. Obama has issued signing statements claiming a right to bypass a handful of constraints
The Obama administration started down this path soon after Republicans took over the House of Representatives last year.
“I refuse to take ‘no’ for an answer,” Mr. Obama declared, beneath a “We Can’t Wait” banner. “
There would be no debate about Obamacare if Obama had 2 more custom installed picks in the SCOTUS. It would be a done deal. Obama could do anything he wanted and it would be assured to be held constitutional by his henchmen in black robes.
So, go ahead, make your symbolic vote for Ron Paul. It would be supremely ironic. Paulbots say that Ron Paul is the only guy in the world that can save America, and every vote for him will help destroy America forever.