Karl Rove’s Latest Meltdown: Founding Fathers Did Not Envision ‘King Barack I’
House Speaker John Boehner plans to sue President Obama for acting like he won the election. Every President before Obama has taken executive action. The last Congress was deemed the least productive in history, but never mind all that. Obama has a lot of nerve acting like he won the electoral and popular vote and should, by Republican-reasoning, kowtow to their unreasonable efforts to derail him.
Naturally, Karl Rove felt compelled to weigh in. Via Newsmax:
The framers of the Constitution did not envision “King Barack I” when they formed the separation of powers within the federal government, says Republican strategist Karl Rove.
Lawmakers are debating whether President Barack Obama is attempting to shift the balance of power to an imperial presidency by threatening to use executive action to bypass Congress and advance his policies.
The framers of the Constitution “did not want a king. They didn’t want King George III, and certainly didn’t want King Barack I,” Rove, former deputy chief of staff to President George W. Bush, told Fox News’ “America’s Newsroom” on Wednesday.
Ronald Reagan and George W. Bush Totaled 672 Executive Orders. Obama has 182. Where was their outrage before Obama?
The Huffington Post reports:
Unfortunately for Sen. Cruz and like-minded citizens, there’s nothing unprecedented about Obama’s recent activities. According to C-Span’s Congressional Glossary, an executive order is defined as, “a presidential directive with the force of law. It does not need congressional approval.” While many conservatives have labeled Obama’s unilateral decisions as imperial, or the actions of a “monarch,” the truth is that U.S. history is filled with Republican presidents who have been far more willing to take matters into their own hands.
Abraham Lincoln 48
Ulysses S. Grant 217
Theodore Roosevelt 1,081
Dwight D. Eisenhower 484
Ronald Reagan 381
George W. Bush 291
Barack Obama 182
Before suing Obama, they need to look at Bush, or is there a statute of limitations for that sort of thing?