Obama Decides Being Emperor Is a Good Gig

As we and many others have pointed out, one of President Obama’s problems, as he prepares to issue an executive amnesty tomorrow, is that he has long been on record as saying that such an action would be illegal–in his words, the act of an “emperor.” Obama himself just brazens it out, saying “Well, actually, my position hasn’t changed.” But of course it has.

Yesterday ABC’s Jon Karl tried to get White House spokesman Josh Earnest to say whether Obama stands by his “emperor” comments, or whether they have become, Nixon-like, “inoperative.” Earnest responds exactly as you would expect:

Don’t hold your breath waiting for a legal memo from Eric Holder’s Department of Justice, either. Obama doesn’t have to run for re-election again, and he is just about done humoring the rest of us.

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