For the past few years, the Republican noise machine has been spewing tons of nonsense about the executive orders issued by Obama — both in terms of the number of them and their constitutionality.


Obama actually has issued fewer executive orders than many of his  predecessors, including the sainted Ronald Reagan. Moreover the tradition of executive orders began with the first of our presidents, George Washington — a fact that belies the notion that such orders invariably are at odds with the Constitution.


But Republicans seem to figure that their dishonest rhetoric on the matter will rile the low-information voters ...

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For the past few years, the Republican noise machine has been spewing tons of nonsense about the executive orders issued by Obama — both in terms of the number of them and their constitutionality.

Obama actually has issued fewer executive orders than many of his  predecessors, including the sainted Ronald Reagan. Moreover the tradition of executive orders began with the first of our presidents, George Washington — a fact that belies the notion that such orders invariably are at odds with the Constitution.

But Republicans seem to figure that their dishonest rhetoric on the matter will rile the low-information voters ...

Read more