Obama plans “audacious” year of executive action. In other words, he’s going to push the lawless despot pedal to the metal. Oh boy! Get ready for a wild ride!
A top White House official said the administration is planning “audacious executive action” throughout President Obama’s last year in office.
During a breakfast discussion Wednesday in Washington, D.C., White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough took some questions on the president’s final State of the Union address the night before.
One reporter remarked that unlike with previous State of the Union speeches, Obama did not announce any executive actions this time around, and asked McDonough if the president now has a more “constrained view” of the utility executive power because executive action can be undone.
“I think the speech itself was an executive action,” McDonough quipped, before dismissing the question by saying, “we’ll do audacious executive action throughout the course of the year, I’m confident of that.”
Sounds like that magic pen and phone is going to be working overtime, unlike Obama, who as we know, is not exactly a fan of hard work, as in the hard work of actually persuading members of Congress to legally enact policies that he’d like to see made law. So much easier to simply issue decrees and then hit the links.
And remember, Obama’s radical leftist apparatchiks are determined to make sure that the all the terrific “hope and change” that arrived with our first affirmative-action, Marxist occupant of the Oval Office remains in place even after he has moved on to his Presidential Library/Social Justice Center.
U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch became the latest Obama appointee to admit that one of her top priorities is to make sure President Obama’s policies live on long after she and her boss leave power.
Lynch is quoted in the latest issue of New York Magazine saying: “My goal is to position the [Department of Justice] where it will carry on in all of these issues long after myself and my team have moved on.”
She was speaking specifically about Obama’s executive orders on gun control, which he announced last week.
Lynch made the comment in response to a question about how she planned to prosecute gun sellers under the new executive actions.
Leading Republican presidential hopefuls Donald Trump, Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio and Ben Carson all vowed to overturn the Obama orders if elected. But if Lynch gets her way, that will be easier said than done.
And Lynch is not the first Obama appointee to make such a comment.
WND reported in April 2015 Obama’s top domestic adviser, Cecilia Muñoz, said she was also working to institutionalize Obama’s policies. Only in the case of Muñoz, her focus would not be on gun control but on immigration.
Muñoz, a former executive with the National Council of La Raza, said it was her job “to make sure we build this really into the DNA across the federal bureaucracy, at a leadership level, but much more importantly to make sure that when political appointees like me are no longer here this (immigration strategy) is built into what those agencies do and think about every day.”
Muñoz said it was important for all 18 federal agencies to standardize, set benchmarks and “measure successes,” ensuring states and localities create the desired “welcoming communities” for refugees, asylum seekers and immigrants of all types, including those not in the country legally.
As we have often discussed, Fellow Patriots, the next year will be extremely challenging. Courage.