Wednesday, February 19, 2014

The Shrinking Imperialist President | National Review Online

The Shrinking Imperialist President | National Review Online: "That’s a lesson Democrats would do well to ponder, because they are rhetorically giving Obama license to do whatever he likes. Representative Sheila Jackson Lee (D.,Texas) recently declared that the priority for her and her comrades should be to draft executive orders — not laws — for Obama to sign. Representative Xavier Becerra (D., Calif.) suggested on Fox News Sunday that the president could rewrite Obamacare at whim because the Constitution gives him the power to act during a national security threat. And of course, Senator Harry Reid (D., Nev.) blew up the filibuster rules for appointees."

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At first, I was really bothered by the idea that the president assumed the power to rewrite Obamacare without an objection from the media. But then I realized, this could be a good thing. A Republican might win the next election, and thanks to the precedent Obama is now setting, the future president will have the power to delay implementation of Obamacare indefinitely.

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