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Executive Marauder

The news that Obama is going to try to do more by executive action sparked predictable outrage, but both TPM and Yglesias look at the pushback so far and declare it particularly lame. First of all, Obama has some catching up to do if he even wants to match George W. Bush's number of executive orders. Second, the guy both TPM and Yglesias look at compares Obama unfavorably to Lincoln and FDR, who only used their executive powers for such minor things as freeing the slaves and taking us off the gold standard. I have to admit that raising the minimum wage for Federal contractors to $10 does look pretty tyrannical in comparison.

Update: Ok, the guy TPM and Yglesias were focusing on has admitted he goofed.

By fnord12 | January 30, 2014, 1:27 PM | Liberal Outrage