Seriously, this is one of those stories that makes you go, “Whaaa–?”
Here’s why. Everybody knows President Obama is the pen and phone president, the now-famous reference to his 2014 remarks about moving the economy forward by bypassing the so-called do-nothing Congress and issuing executive orders.
Then, he actually said that he had a pen and a phone and didn’t need to wait on Congress to act.
Well, good for you Obama – you know how to dodge the Constitution and the legislative branch. But Obama, as we all know, used his executive authority on more than one occasion throughout his presidency; in fact, to ad nauseam, it seems, whenever Congress wouldn’t do his bidding. Think climate change; think immigration.
So it’s with some surprise that Obama actually had the nerve to make this statement, a thinly veiled warning to Donald Trump, while speaking from the White House.
“My strong preference has always been to legislate when I can get legislation done,” he said, Jor For America reported. “Even after we lost the majorities in Congress, I bent over backwards consistently to try to find compromise and a legislative solution to some of the big problems.”
He then referenced immigration, and went on – and this is where the you know what got deep.
“So my suggestion to the president-elect is, you, know, going through the legislative process is always better, in part because it’s harder to undo,” Obama said.
Talk about delusional. Not only did Obama thumb his nose at the Republicans in Congress whenever and wherever he could, whether we’re talking first term or second term. But Obama also used his executive authorities in the most cavalier of manners – to accomplish anything he wanted without having to go through Congress.
As Joe For America wrote: Be careful, Obama. One might think you a hypocrite.
Or, as the blogger put it: “My, my, isn’t this the pot calling the kettle black.”
Source: Joe For America