New York Times legitimizes Obama power grabs

Well gee - if the majority in Congress is against a presidential policy, that must  be "obstructionism" and allows President Obama to take "unilateral action" as the Times puts it, in order to run roughshod over congressional authority. But you won't hear the times call it "an imperial presidency." Why? Because Obama announces beforehand that he is running roughshod over congressional authority. But increasingly in recent months, the administration has been seeking ways to act without Congress. Branding its unilateral efforts "We Can't Wait," a slogan that aides said Mr. Obama coined at that strategy meeting, the White House has rolled out dozens of new policies - on creating jobs for veterans, preventing drug shortages, raising fuel economy standards, curbing domestic violence and more. Each time, Mr. Obama has emphasized the fact that he is bypassing lawmakers. When he announced a cut in refinancing fees for federally insured mortgages last month, for example, he said:...(Read Full Post)