On Wednesday, the Washington Examiner reported that President Obama is planning an “audacious” year of executive actions, according to a White House official.
According to the Examiner, White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough took questions on Obama’s final State of the Union speech during a Wednesday breakfast discussion in Washington.
Daniel Chaitin reported:
One reporter remarked that unlike with previous State of the Union speeches, Obama did not announce any executive actions this time around, and asked McDonough if the president now has a more “constrained view” of the utility executive power because executive action can be undone.
“I think the speech itself was an executive action,” McDonough quipped, before dismissing the question by saying, “we’ll do audacious executive action throughout the course of the year, I’m confident of that.”
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“I think maybe what you’re seeing are efforts that make sure that the steps that we take are ones that we can lock down and not leave hanging, subjected to undoing through [the] Congressional Review Act or otherwise,” he added without providing specifics.
Translation: Obama plans to go full Mussolini in 2016 just like Mark Levin warned.
And, McDonough added, Obama will be asking his staff “‘why not?'” pursue particular actions in the administration’s final year, the Examiner said.
Last year, the regime issued 29 executive orders, ten less than 2009.
But, the Examiner said, “Obama’s executive actions, which offer less formal policy guidance compared to executive orders, have drawn just as many complaints from Republicans. For example, the GOP has most recently complained about two rounds of Obama’s executive action on gun control, and in 2014, he released a series of controversial executive actions on immigration that have since been challenged by 26 states.”
And, McDonough added, the administration is “going to lean pretty hard into it” in 2016.
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