Bill Maher said on his blog today that liberals should be pretty wary of President Obama‘s use of executive orders, because one day a president they don’t like will do it and they won’t like the results.
Maher referenced the controversy about Obama deciding to rename Mount McKinley Mount Denali and how the president issued an executive order dealing with sick leave for employees at companies with federal government contracts.
But, he pointed out, those two things went through the legislative process first and failed. And while the current Congress is pretty “dysfunctional,” Maher acknowledged, it’s a problem that “whoever wins the presidency rules the country in a way they haven’t before”:
Executive orders are the new legislation, and if a president wants to get anything done during their term they’re going to have to issue a lot of them. Which makes the stakes for 2016 higher than usual… [T]he president is now more like a king. And if a Republican wins, you can get ready to have your benefits slashed, your immigration laws enforced differently, and all your mountains named after Reagan.
You can read Maher’s full post here.
[h/t Washington Examiner]
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