To watch President Obama “evolve” has been quite a sight. Particularly of recent in which he has been evolving at a “fast and furious” pace with his use of Executive Power.
About a month ago President Obama “evolved” by flipping from support of traditional marriage only to flopping over in support of gay marriages.
Last week the President signed an Executive Order preventing the deportation of almost 1 million illegal aliens. The problem is that just one year prior on a Mexican television network he said he couldn’t do that.
“With respect to the notion that I can just suspend deportations through Executive Order, that’s just not the case……There are enough laws on the books by congress that are very clear as to how we have to enforce our immigration system that for me to simply through executive order ignore those congressional mandates, huh, would not conform with my appropriate role as President.”
Last week, just a year after making that statement on TV Obama “evolved” into a President that would do just that, ignore congressional mandates by allowing illegal aliens to remain in this country. He did this by wielding Executive Power.
Now the President is on a roll. The frequency in which he uses Executive Powers has reached a “fast and furious” pace. Just a week after issuing an Executive Order to keep illegal aliens in our country the President implemented Executive Privilege to hide Attorney General Eric Holder from congressional contempt charges.
But back in 2007 then candidate Obama told Wolf Blitzer on CNN that he thought Executive Privilege was subject to abuse. Oh really?
“I think the issue of Executive Power and Executive Privilege is one that is subject to abuse and in an Obama Presidency what you will see will be a sufficient respect for law and the co-equal branches of government that I hope we don’t find ourselves in a situation in which we would be having aides being subpoenaed for what I think everyone acknowledges as some troublesome information out there.”
Anyway you look at it President Obama has done what he said he would not do and could not do. This shows that he does not work from a standpoint of principle but from one of convenience. It’s not even situation ethics. All this President does is take advantage of an opportunity. If that means saying something he does not mean to get what he wants then so be it. If it means proving himself a liar under the guise of “evolving” then so be it.
I don’t know about you but I want a grown up President. I don’t want a President that is still evolving. All “evolving” means is that he’s still maturing, he’s still growing up. Children say whatever they want to get what they want. Spoiled children blame others for their failures. We don’t need a child in the White House.