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Friday, July 4, 2014

Separation of Powers

As we move on to immigration, the new theory of the separation of powers that is being implemented by Pres. Obama is: 

1.  Give the Congress the opportunity to pass the laws the president wants passed,

2.  If they fail at their job, then the President will do it for them.

I am particularly impressed that "not doing what the President wants"  is referred to - sometimes implicitly but sometimes explicitly - as a "failure".  Apparently the press does not notice this oddity.

SCOTUS has said (by 9-0) that the President is not the agency that decides whether the Senate is in recess or not.  However, this has apparently not slowed him down.  I wonder what would.

1 comment:

  1. WRT - “what would slow him down” – It seems that the SCOTUS ruling has given the Prez even more resolve to bypass Congress. He states that he is going to do so openly, something I do not remember another President ever doing. I think impeachment is not an option for the Rs after the Clinton debacle and Obama does not have to get reelected. I think he is free to do as he pleases.

    WRT – “Apparently the press does not notice this oddity” – Perhaps Bernie Goldberg got it right with his book “A Slobbering Love Affair”.