We’ve all heard the news that John Boehner was filing suit against President Obama, citing that the President was abusing his ability to issue executive orders. The Democratic response to that was overwhelming – raising over $584,000 in a single day!
Critics argue that Boehner does not even have the ability to sue Obama over his actions of utilizing the Executive Orders, which is what the President has had to resort to in order to circumvent a “do-nothing” Congress. This Congress is the least productive Congress in the history of the United States – due to the high partisanship and the undermining efforts for any type of progress by the Tea Party.
The argument about abuse of the Executive Orders falls flat when backed against numbers. It appears that President Obama, with 182 EO’s, still has to sign off on another 100 Executive Orders before he even comes close to tying with George W. Bush – whose record stands at 291. And Bush Jr. pales in comparison to Ronald Reagan who must have been the great usurper of the Constitution with his Executive Order count standing at 381!
This is just another glaring example of the hypocrisy and overt racism ruled by those on the right.