It sounds like the most ironic advice of the year, but maybe President Barack Obama has finally learned something from his eight-year stint in the White House. In an interview with NPR this weekend, Obama said he would advise Donald Trump not to rely too heavily on executive actions.
“My suggestion to the president-elect is, you know, going through the legislative process is always better, in part because it’s harder to undo,” said Obama.
That’s apparently something that has only occurred to the president recently; up till now, he was hoping against hope that Hillary Clinton would follow him into the White House with a Democrat-controlled Senate at her back. Together, they would crystallize Obama’s executive orders into law through immigration reform, gun control legislation, and all the rest of the nonsense. Now he’s finally realizing that his agenda is going up in smoke.
In the interview, Obama said he was prepared to mourn the loss of his pet actions.
“If he wants to reverse some of those rules, that’s part of the Democratic process,” he said. “That’s, you know, why I tell people to vote — because it turns out elections mean something.”
Yeah, they mean we get to have a man in the White House who actually respects the “democratic process” that you’re talking about. Why do you think all the liberals are busy calling Trump a fascist? In their minds, a fascist is a conservative leader who colors outside the lines of political norms. A fascist is someone who stands up to the top-down statist liberalism that has infected this country. A fascist is someone who wants to put the United States first.
But if you want to see actual fascism at work, look no further than Obama’s reign of terror. Over the last eight years, he has run roughshod over a Congress paralyzed with fear and incompetence. That’s why it’s going to be extremely easy for Trump to undo much of what’s been done. Obama just said it and it was done. That worked for as long as Democrats could keep control of the White House, but his agenda’s time is running out.
Alas, Obama has a much different view of his legacy.
“Keep in mind that my strong preference has always been to legislate when I can get legislation done,” he said.
But those damn Republicans wouldn’t go along with my socialist agenda! What choice did I have?
Less than a month until this bozo is out of office. That day can’t come soon enough.