When does a President become a dictator?

by Tim Condon

Congress must be overcome.

Congress must be overcome.

This from today’s Washington Post:

President Obama is considering a series of new executive actions aimed at working around a recalcitrant Congress….One of the first orders is expected this week….The moves underscore Obama’s increasingly aggressive use of executive authority…..

Query: Does the U.S. Constitution provide for a President to bypass “a recalcitrant Congress” when it won’t do what he wants?

Just wondering….

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  • C. dog e. doG

    I don’t have a clue ‘cuz I’m so distracted by that picture of a well turned ankle in platform pumps. Be still my heart! Palpitate not for fear it will give away my reclusive perch.
    – C. dog

  • C. dog e. doG

    On to less prurient matters: does the Uncle Sammy version of the constitution allow for those residing non-mobilely in a particular State to decide that they no longer wish to belong to that pact, and go on their merry way? Or are we all chattel chained to a oneway social contract determined by birth, not consent nor defined terms and conditions?
    – C. dog

  • Chris P. Bacon

    Just wunderin’, am i the only one who thinks that Obama (like the clown in chief before him) is not coming up with this stuff and is just the latest tool being used to strip our freedoms away by the real power brokers who use Democrats or Republicans like the interchangeable parts they are?

    • C. dog e. doG

      I vacillate on such deep ponderings, Crisp. Somedays I think it’s one way, then they go all wobbly on the script, veer off course into another sandlot war or taking guns away via the grate sausage extruder down in D.C.. As with most things in life, it’s a mixed bundt cake.

      I suspect the aspect that fits best your more binary proposition is the Big Money funding of candidacies, and the mediums behind it. They hate guys like Ron Paul who wish to dismantle the pig trough system that doles the slop back out to the Big Money, so here comes the parade of detractor beams, ostensibly from both the Left and Right side of American Band.

      Same sort of thing happens rite here in New Hamster when the Country Club set mount their RINO’s for a full charge against those who actually want to live their live free of velvet-fisted Nanny coddling. Just look at the sausage pouring from their pie-holes:
      • Government schoolin’ monopolies, but with daily prayers
      • State constricted gambling portals to magically create scarcity in order to pent up more demand, then shove Nanny’s hand for her “fare share”
      • Prohibitions against this noxious weed, but not those that readily ferment
      • Protection money for Dept. of Cultured Affairs, blah, blah, blah

      Good think we got so many R&D folk to protect us from ourselves, all for the low, low price of your freedom.
      – C. dog don’t want no USDA cheese or RINO whine

      • Chris P. Bacon

        “All the world is a stage, and we are merely players, actors and portrayers, each anothers audience, along the guilded path”
        cpb- wunderin if anyone else sees the divisions are manufactured for the distraction of the sheople

        • C. dog e. doG

          You goin’ all Shake-and-Bake-speare on me, Bacon Boy? I don’t think they are that clever. Rather, it’s a scheme to divvy up the pie, and of course one side wants more than the other. So, they put on their jerseys, pretend to stand for somefin’, get the fans in the stand to go ra-ra at the voting booths, then see who gets to take a bigger share of earmarks from the gilded pork barrel.

          There are some, hopefully more, who see how the game is rigged, and wish to recalibrate the machinations of the Grate State to a crawl. But Leviathans have a way of getting out of hand.
          – C. dog distracted by bevy of talking heads spoon-feeding selected snippets of snews before turning out the light

          • Chris P. Bacon

            Oh, i didn’t know that was Shakesprear, i thought it was Rush.

            “Once more unto the breach, dear friends…”

            CPB- Quoting the great General Bethlehem from his favorite post apocalipstic movie.

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