Obama Defends ‘Flip-Flop’ on Executive Orders

Oldie But Still a Goodie!~

The Arizona Conservative

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Folder2 104Before he became president, Senator Barack Obama was a strident critic of George Bush’s use of executive orders to get around Congressional participation in policy making.

The biggest problems we’re facing right now have to do with George Bush trying to bring more and more power into the executive branch, and not go through Congress at all,” the then 2008 presidential candidate Obama said. “That’s what I intend to reverse when I’m president of the United States of America.”

The sharp contrast of this earlier sentiment with his current “have pen, will rule” stance was brushed aside as “a phony issue” by President Obama. “The crucial point is the ends to which the power is used. Executive orders that thwart social justice and progressive policies are clearly abusive. However, when it is clear that those wielding legislative authority refuse…

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