Originally Posted by Direckshun
Not a bad approach, if done in the right way.
For example, in his first term, he spent a couple years really pushing for the DREAM Act to pass. But since he could not even get a vote in the Senate, he executive order'd a smaller version of the DREAM Act to get the political ball rolling. And here we are, on the verge of comprehensive immigration reform in 2013.
I think similar actions on climate change, mortgages, homosexual rights, infrastructure, so on and so forth could yeild similar benefits. Politically, and for the better health of the country.
The problem with this is that what is "better for the country" is a matter of opinion. A president doesn't get to decide this on his own based on his own set of values. The people's House and the States have to be involved.
But if Congress seems unlikely to act on the broader legislation — called the Employment Non-Discrimination Act — officials have signaled to people working on the issue outside the administration that the president would likely consider issuing an executive order, which can only affect government contractors.
Direckshun supports having a King/Fuhrer and trashing the Constitution. Socialists have always hated the document. We know that. Time to impeach Obama and set a precedent for future presidents considering the same action. Leave it to the Washington Post to run this article.