Thursday, November 03, 2011

Obama Daily 110111

If you haven't been paying attention, this cartoon is inspired by the announcement that the White House will use its executive powers to enact regulations that it has been unable to get approved through Congress. On the face of it, the announcement is fairly benign. The Executive Branch of government has a fairly wide authority to create rules and regulations...and has done so in Democrat and Republican administrations.

What makes this look wrong is the attempt to do an end-around on Congress. It's one thing to say, "We're creating this rule and will enforce it administratively". It's quite another to say that you are intentionally creating and enforcing rules and regulations against the will of Congress...and are doing it specifically because Congress won't pass a bill.

Pretty bold stuff.