Recalling My Opinion on the “Imperial Presidency”

by Pejman Yousefzadeh on November 17, 2010

Objections to it decrease dramatically when the party identity of the Imperial President in question happens to be “Democrat.”

No one doubts that President Obama has a whole host of executive powers at his disposal. The issue, however, is that when President Bush sought to wield executive power, the very same people who have suddenly come out as fans of unilateral White House action on policy issues objected vociferously to the use of executive power in the Bush Administration. And of course, few of the people up in arms about signing statements during the Bush Administration have much to say regarding blog posts like this one.

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