Another case of reactionary hypocrisy

Andrew Levine wrote:

The hypocrisy is staggering. There was hardly a peep of complaint in proto-Tea Party quarters about executive orders — or, worse, signing statements — when George W. Bush abused those practices at historically unprecedented levels. The right’s newfound aversion plainly has more to do with hating Barack Obama (for all the wrong reasons!) than political principles.

Executive Orders and executive Signing Statements are bad. They are attempts by the executive to rule by decree. The problem Levin identified is the reactionary effort to deny this kind of power to a Democratic President while reserving that power for the Republicans.

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