Imperial Barack Obama: “As President, I Can Do Whatever I Want”

February 10, 2014 7:36 pmViews: 713

Obama's imperial presidency

With all the news of President Obama pushing the limits of his presidency by saying , "I've got a pen...and I can use that pen to sign executive orders" and then reiterating that very statement in his State of the Union Address, you think he might tone it down a bit. Not so.

While touring Thomas Jefferson's home, Monticello, with avowed Socialist French President François Hollande, Obama said, "That’s the good thing as a President, I can do whatever I want."

Yep, the president can do whatever he wants, as long as the Congress and citizens of the United States tolerate it.

We'll see how much longer that goes on.

Read more below from The Weekly Standard:

President Obama “quipped” today during a visit to Monticello with the French president, “That’s the good thing as a President, I can do whatever I want.”

Via the pool report:


“At 4:45 POTUS and president Hollande walked out from a portico and strolled in Front of your pool with Leslie Bowman, president of the Monticello Foundation. Looking at a terrace she said that Jefferson loved to admire the landscape from there. POTUS said that he’d like to take a look and seemed delighted to “break the protocol”.
“That’s the good thing as a President, I can do whatever I want” he quipped, walking to the terrace with his guest and Ms. Bowman. Pool now in the mansion as the leaders will come and visit Jefferson’s study.”

The comment came around the time the White House announced it would be delaying the Obamacare mandate for some businesses unilaterally.

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