President Obama grabs the baton and runs with it
One of the scariest aspects of George W. Bush’s rule was his rabid (yes, I wrote rabid on purpose) expansion of the use of Executive Orders. It was feared, at the time, that it was all leading towards something bad.
Despite campaign promises to the contrary, President Obama has also expanded the use of Executive Orders, or ‘rule by decree’. To our great consternation, his orders are leading very much in the same direction as his predecessor’s.
I call it ‘Continuity You Can Believe In’.
But where are these two very different Presidents leading us?
And when will we know we’ve arrived?