President Obama’s no-Congress strategy
By Edward-Isaac Dovere
President Barack Obama is planning to bypass congressional Republicans with a surge of executive actions and orders on issues like voting rights, health care, job creation, the economy, climate change and immigration. And this time, he really, really, really means it. Really.
Obama’s started to sell his pitch to congressional Democrats, meeting with caucus groups at the White House and going to the Hill on Wednesday morning to speak with House and Senate Democrats.
“I have to figure out what I can do outside of Congress through executive actions,” Obama told the Congressional Black Caucus earlier this month, according to Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.).
“He’s very ready to use his executive powers whenever possible,” said Rep. Judy Chu (D-Calif.) who heard Obama discuss the new approach at a meeting of the Congressional Asian Pacific Caucus to the White House last week. With the clock running on Obama’s time in office — he’s even started marking the number of days left in public speeches — the president is done caring about congressional Republicans calling him a dictator.
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The story above relates directly to my following post on the 4th amendment. Executive orders were designed for instances where the President felt the need to direct others in the executive branch to carry out a specific order. It was not designed for the executive branch to make or undo laws, a duty reserved for Congress, the legislative branch, by the Constitution. If we continue to support lawlessness we will only get more of it.