So much for the right calling President Obama a ‘dictator’ for threatening the go unilaterally via executive orders. The freak out after his State of the Union address was just ridiculous. They literally lost their minds after President Obama said he would raise the minimum wage for government contractors to $10.10 via an executive order.
Glenn Beck, who recently declared his remorse for being a divider, boldly deemed President Obama to be “America’s first dictator.” Conservative radio host Mark Levin said Congress should pass a resolution nullifying the executive orders, as if the president were ever to sign such legislation.
Of course, Tea Party wingnut Michele Bachmann couldn’t pass this up. She pulled out the frivolous lawsuit card, declaring that House Republicans may try to sue President Obama. Bachmann said, “He may think he’s a king, he may declare himself king, but that’s not what he is under our Constitution.”
Mr. Green Eggs & Ham, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) said, “Over and over again this president has disregarded the law, has disregarded the Constitution and has asserted presidential power that simply doesn’t exist and that ought to worry regardless of whether you agree with his policies or not.”
To date, President Obama has only signed 168 executive orders, compared to 291 executive orders signed by his predecessor George W. Bush. Um, President Bush signed more orders in his first four years, 173, than President Obama has signed in just over five. But the truth hasn’t stopped the right wing freak-out in the past. (CONTINUE READING)