Rather than pushing new laws through a divided Congress to enact his agenda, Obama is relying on federal agencies to ignore, or at least not defend, laws that some of his important supporters — like Hispanic voters and the gay community — don’t like.
If we're a nation ruled by laws, why are so many giving the president a free pass with stuff like this?
Politico is not alone in its recognition of Obama's tactic. Victor David Hanson comes right out and calls the president a subversive:
If one individual can decide to exempt nearly a million residents from the law — when he most certainly could not get the law amended or repealed through proper legislative or judicial action — then what can he not do? Obama is turning out to be the most subversive chief executive in terms of eroding U.S. law since Richard Nixon.
Dangerous precedents are set when a president and his core constituencies begin to think and act like they're above the laws of the land. Where will they take things if given another four years to run wild?