Barack Obama spent his first two years as President – enjoying a Democrat-controlled Congress that was as awful for America as he was.
The Democrat Congress passed a lot of really awful legislation – which Obama very happily signed.
We the People loathed said legislation. So We incepted the Tea Party Movement – and elected a Republican House majority the very next chance we had.
We did this – to impede the previously unimpeded flow of really awful Democrat legislation to which we had been subjected.
Obama’s response to our electoral blockade? Let’s just say it wasn’t self-reflective – or respectful of our wishes:
“We are not just going to be waiting for legislation….I’ve got a pen – and I’ve got a phone. And I can use that pen to sign executive orders and take executive actions and administrative actions….”
But wait a second…. Here’s Obama in 2008 – running for the gig:
“We’re not going to use signing statements as a way of doing an end run around Congress.”
I much prefer Obama – Edition 2008. (more…)
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