Obama: “As a President, I Can Do Whatever I Want”

It was big news fairly recently when the Obama administration announced that they were going to delay the employer mandate by a year. That’s not something that the President can just do. Congress makes the laws, and the President is supposed to act as executor. Now, they’ve announced that they’re delaying the employer mandate for smaller businesses yet again by another year. And they won’t allow businesses to scale down their workforce in the interim in order to avoid the mandate. I don’t know how they were going to enforce that, but I’m sure they’d find a way. It seems that they do pretty much whatever they want.

Actually, even Obama admitted as much when he was entertaining French President Francois Hollande at the Monticello. Obama looked very enthusiastic as he and his French guest were being given a tour by the president of the Monticello Foundation Leslie Bowman:

Obama joked that he can “break protocol” since he’s President and all, and he can do whatever he wants. He wants us to think that he was just making a joke. Like that time he “joked” that he’d order a predator drone strike on the Jonas Brothers if they tried hooking up with his daughters.

But he’s really not joking. He makes the office of the Presidency a joke. He makes Constitutional protocol a joke, something that he can break whenever he wants. He thinks the balance of power written into the Constitution is a joke. An outdated one.

But let’s not be naïve. Obama is hardly the first president to think he was all-powerful and incapable of nothing. It was Bush that “joked”:  “If this were a dictatorship, it would be a heck of a lot easier…just so long as I’m the dictator.”