Read the damn Constitution that you are ranting on about for crying out loud. 3 branches of government, separate but equal. There are a lot of things that Obama simply never has to ask Congress to approve. No President has to ask Congress. The Executive Branch has its own power separate from the other 2 branches. Just as Congress has its own power separate from the Executive Branch. Face it, you just don't like that the guy you hate is doing it. When your guy did it, it was for the good of the nation. Grow up.
EVERY President since any of us has been alive has used the Executive order privilege liberally [no pun intended]. Obama is no different. This isn't new news. It's only the latest petard to blast away at Obama. It's just politics as usual. It's NOT a constitutional issue.
[end of rant, and it was directed at no one in particular. It's just a rant. Like I said, I'm in a mood today. :p ]
If so, then certain Republican presidents – including Dwight Eisenhower, Gerald Ford, and Ronald Reagan – must be classified as even more monarchical, un-American and “fascistic” than Barack Obama. The nearby table shows the number of executive orders issued per year by every U.S. president since 1900.
The average for all twenty presidents is 44 per annum (p.a.), with Democrats averaging 59 p.a. and Republicans averaging 34 p.a. Harry Truman had the highest rate of decree issuance (113 p.a.), while Warren Harding had the lowest rate (just 2 p.a.). So far, Mr. Obama has averaged 37 executive orders p.a., which is below the long-term average of 44 p.a., and lower also than the rate of five GOP presidents – including Gerald Ford (84 p.a.), Dwight Eisenhower (60 p.a.), Richard Nixon (58 p.a.), Ronald Reagan (48 p.a.), and George H.W. Bush (41 p.a.).