We frequently comment on the breathtaking lawlessness of the Obama administration. It was only a couple of days ago that, while in Burma, the One said
“As President, I cannot just impose my will on Congress — the Congress of the United States — even though sometimes I wish I could.The legislative branch has its own powers and its own prerogatives, and so they check my power and balance my power.”
He wishes he could impose his will on Congress? There’s the understatement of the century, although, I’m a bit surprised he would say that, since in the past, he hasn’t had to impose his will. When they won’t go along, he has simply bypassed Congress. Consider the de facto DREAM Act, enacted last summer by executive fiat. Going forward, he might not even have to deal with the minimal criticism he received for that and similar actions from bitter clingers like us, since it appears that John Boehner appears ready to lie down for him. I guess Obama’s contempt for the Constitution and his behavior in office, have caused Speaker Boehner to experience a temporary memory lapse, making him forget not only that there are actually 3 branches of government, but also the reasons that we gave the House back to the GOP in 2010. (Hint: it wasn’t to allow Barack Hussein Obama free rein to impose his radical agenda without opposition.)
Today, there are riots in Egypt because President Mohammed Morsi has decided that he doesn’t want to deal with those irritating courts and judges that might try to stop him from doing something he wants to do. From CBS News:
Opponents and supporters of Mohammed Morsi clashed across Egypt on Friday, the day after the president granted himself sweeping new powers that critics fear can allow him to be a virtual dictator. At least 15 were reported injured. …
Tens of thousands of pro-democracy activists converged on Cairo’s Tahrir Square, angered at the decisions by Morsi. The decrees include exempting himself from judicial review, as well as a panel writing the new constitution and the upper house of parliament, and the power to enact any other measure he deems necessary to deal with a “threat” to Egypt’s “revolution.”
Way to go, Morsi! Clearly, you have mastered one of the keys to success. Model your behavior on those who have already done it. If you want to be a dictator, learn from the best. Nothing succeeds like success!