President Obama has taken heat recently for working around Congress whenever he thinks it necessary to, among other things, delay Obamacare mandates and trim immigration enforcement.
President Obama’s abuses of power are well-known and numerous, so when he said within earshot of the press, “That’s the good thing as a president, I can do whatever I want,” he was really just confirming what we already know.
Mr. Obama made the tongue-in-cheek remark as he toured Monticello, the Charlottesville, Va., estate of Thomas Jefferson, with French President Francois Hollande. The visit is part of Mr. Hollande’s three-day stay in the U.S. this week.
The soundbite occurred as Obama and guest, French President Hollande, were bending the rules at Monticello by touring a normally restricted area.
The president delighted in his ability to “break the protocol” and view the Monticello grounds from a private terrace which is a normally restricted area.
“That’s the good thing as a president. I can do whatever I want,” Mr. Obama said.
It was a nothing maneuver, done on a day when the White House once again did whatever Obama wants by unilaterally and illegally altering the Affordable Care Act, and the Department of Justice announced it will violate states’ laws on homosexual “marriage” across the country.
Obama isn’t a tyrant because of what he said; he said what he did because he’s a tyrant.
Even though it was spurred by a seemingly innocuous event, it seems likely the phrase “I can do whatever I want” will one day be the final word on this Administration.