Speaking on the President’s upcoming State of the Union speech , White House spokesman Jay Carney reminded the press of Obama’s willingness to sidestep Congress and ignore the Constitution. To prepare for the speech on Tuesday night, the President has solicited his Cabinet members for ideas of executive actions he could enact without Congressional approval that would further his goal of tackling income inequality.
In the first weeks of January, Obama has repeatedly said he has a “pen and his phone” and will use them to bypass Congressional gridlock and help his agenda.
Spokesman Carney said that…
no one should be surprised that Obama’s going to “reemphasize his capacity” as president to both work with Congress and use his executive authority to help create more opportunities for hardworking Americans.
In addition to his Cabinet, Carney said the White House is also reaching out to business, faith and community leaders and “average folks” across the country for ideas on executive actions.
On Tuesday, more than 100 independent experts submitted to the White House some 200 ways Obama can build his environmental legacy through executive action.
The President seems to have forgotten America is a Constitutional Republic and that in his Oath of Office he swore to uphold and defend the Constitution. He was elected with an expectation that he would work within the framework of government and not simply steamroll any opposition.
Source: Washington Examiner
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