Man Who Loves Executive Orders Warns Next About Using Same

Man Who Loves Executive Orders Warns Next About Using Same

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The crazy thing here is that Obama seems sincere, and does not understand his hypocrisy and silliness

(UPI) With about one month to go before he leaves office, President Barack Obama gave some exit interview-type advice to his successor Donald Trump: Don’t rely too heavily on executive orders.

In an interview with NPR’s Steve Inskeep on Thursday that aired in its entirety Monday on Morning Edition, Obama said it’s preferable to work with Congress.

“Keep in mind, though, that my strong preference has always been to legislate when I can get legislation done,” Obama said from the Cabinet Room in the White House. “In my first two years, I wasn’t relying on executive powers, because I had big majorities in the Congress and we were able to get bills done, get bills passed. And even after we lost the majorities in Congress, I bent over backwards consistently to try to find compromise and a legislative solution to some of the big problems that we’ve got — a classic example being immigration reform, where I held off for years in taking some of the executive actions that I ultimately took in pursuit of a bipartisan solution — one that, by the way, did pass through the Senate on a bipartisan basis with our help.”

“So my suggestion to the president-elect is, you know, going through the legislative process is always better, in part because it’s harder to undo,” he said.

Obama’s idea of the legislative process is to write some suggestions on a sticky note with a few ideas he’d like done, then complain, cast blame, and demean Republicans before even discussing the ideas with the same legislative branch. Then either sign an EO or jam through a rule/regulation.

Crossed at Pirate’s Cove. Follow me on Twitter @WilliamTeach.

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