June 24, 2012

WHAT PART OF SEPARATION OF POWERS DON'T WE UNDERSTAND?:

Obama asserts presidential powers he once spoke out against (STEVEN THOMMA AND WILLIAM DOUGLAS, 6/24/12, McClatchy Newspapers

President Barack Obama is starting to channel his inner Cheney.

For years, Obama talked about the limits on presidential power. Now, driven either by principle or political expediency, he's working to build and maintain a powerful presidency that pushes the edge of what it can do, while often telling Congress and the courts to mind their own business.

As a (putative) legislator he should have opposed the power of the executive, just as, now that he is the executive, he must oppose the power of the legislature.

Posted by at June 24, 2012 9:36 AM
  

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