Obama is issuing orders to protect himself from oversight – sounds like what Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi is doing.
These last several days – while we here were giving Thanks:
An exhaustive Sunday morning Web search located as yet no response from the Barack Obama Administration to this troubling Morsi Fiat Fest. Why the hesitancy? Perhaps it’s Pot-Meet-Kettle Syndrome. Or lawyer-shark professional courtesy.
President Morsi has been busy.
Egypt’s president on Thursday issued constitutional amendments that placed him above judicial oversight….
Morsi also decreed immunity for the Islamist-dominated panel drafting a new constitution from any possible court decisions to dissolve it, a threat that had been hanging over the controversial assembly….
President Barack Obama…blocked a House Republican subpoena of Justice Department deliberations over a botched gun trafficking investigation and set up a potentially explosive political confrontation just as the presidential election heats up.
The votes approved in the Republican-controlled House covered two contempt of Congress citations — one as a criminal matter referring the issue to the U.S. attorney’s office in Washington for prosecution, the other authorizing the House to hire a special attorney to bring a civil lawsuit.
With two branches of power (Executive and Legislative) in his hands, Morsi has had repeated frictions with the third, the Judiciary, over recent months.
And our Pharaoh Obama?
Network Neutrality never passed Congress – the President just imposed it, in December 2010. Ditto the Administration’s power grab of wireless cellular phone networks.
Tech lessons not learned, President Obama presses ever further forward:
A new executive order addresses how the country deals with the Internet during natural disasters and security emergencies, but it also puts a lot of power in the government’s hands.
How’s Barack the First doing nearly everywhere else? Just as terrible.
And on, and on, and on…. This is a fairly comprehensive, ongoing power grab effort by our Pharaoh Obama. We would say “How very Morsi of him” – but it was our President who set the precedent for Egypt’s new dictator.
“Morsi today usurped all state powers & appointed himself Egypt’s new pharaoh,” pro-reform leader Mohamed ElBaradei wrote on his Twitter account….
The moves…come as Morsi is riding high on lavish praise from President Barack Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton for mediating an end to eight days of fighting between Israel and Gaza’s Hamas rulers….
Again, President Obama has not been nearly so vocal about Morsi’s all-encompassing power grabs.
We can clearly understand why.