Hentoff sees the biggest problem as Obama’s penchant to rule by executive order when he can’t convince Congress to do things his way.
The issue jumped back into the headlines last week when, just before his first Cabinet meeting of 2014, Obama said, “I’ve got a pen and I’ve got a phone … and I can use that pen to sign executive orders and take executive actions.”
“Apparently he doesn’t give one damn about the separation of powers,” Hentoff told WND. “Never before in our history has a president done these things.”
And just to make sure everyone knew how extremely serious he regarded the situation, the journalist added, “This is the worst state, I think, the country has ever been in.”
“Worst” is a word that’s been used a lot for the past 13 years. It’s not hyperbole, however.
Assuming you’ve been reading my blog for while and making the dangerous assumption that you believe me when I say our President is a real, non-fictional Manchurian candidate, none of this is surprising. Consequently, it’s extremely important to recognize that Congress (including the GOP ruled House) has been nearly silent as the President has illegally marginalized them. In some cases, they have enthusiastically steadied the knife as they were neutered.
Kind of makes you wonder if their opposition to this President’s agenda is genuine.