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The Imperial Presidency

For years, it was pointed out that Richard Nixon believed he was an imperial president.  He even made statements to the press in that regard.

And the Democrats ran with that.

And sometimes won.

Now, we have one of the current President’s closest advisors making this assertion…

Valerie Jarrett: Americans ‘hungry’ for Obama to act like an imperial president

With regard to the State Of The Union Address, Ms. Jarrett stated the following  (in part):

On Tuesday, White House Senior Adviser Valerie Jarrett told MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” that Americans are “hungry” for Obama to take unilateral action, bypassing Congress wherever he can to get things done, CNS News reported.

“People around our country are hungry for action,” she said. “And what you’ll hear from the president tonight is going to be all about action — creating opportunity — and it’s going to be a very optimistic speech.”

According to Jarrett, Obama will “set forth very specific, concrete proposals that he thinks will move our country forward — create opportunity for hard-working Americans who want to succeed.”

Although Obama will prod Congress to act on his agenda, Jarrett said Obama “will make clear tonight that he will take action on his own,” bypassing Congress when he sees fit.

Seriously?

Can we invoke Nixon now?

I can only speak for me, but I don’t want a President from any party “bypassing Congress when he sees fit.”

Or she.

obamanixon{{{shudders}}}

I’m not that hungry.

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About guffaw1952

I'm a child of the 50's. libertarian, now medically-retired. I've been a certified firearms trainer, a private investigator, and worked for a major credit card company for almost 22 years. I am a proud NRA Life Member. I am a limited-government, free-market capitalist, who believes in the U.S. Constitution and the Rule of Law.

Discussion

8 thoughts on “The Imperial Presidency

  1. Those of us who remember Nixon and his infamous words, “It’s not illegal if the President does it” have a moral obligation to lead the charge against the current occupant. If we don’t, then whatever happens is our own fault.

    Posted by Rev. Paul | February 25, 2015, 9:08 am
  2. Ahh…Valerie Jarrett. {{ptui!}} One of the most powerful despots that was never elected.

    I wonder if Iran’s nuke program going full speed ahead unimpeded has anything to do with her being born there?
    Nah. Just because she is Senior Advisor to Jughead, who has done NOTHING to stop or even slow Iran’s nuke program, there couldn’t be any connection.

    Posted by KM | February 25, 2015, 12:02 pm
  3. The only thing I’m hungry for is the jailing of various admin folk for aiding and abetting the enemy and various other illegal activities.

    Posted by ProudHillbilly | February 25, 2015, 2:27 pm
  4. Agree with Rev, and Jarrett is the real power behind the ‘throne’ these days…

    Posted by Old NFO | February 25, 2015, 7:24 pm

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