Republicans Can’t Decide if Obama Is a Weakling or a Tyrant

TIME

At some point over the next few weeks, the House will vote to sue President Obama to compel him “to follow his oath of office and faithfully execute the laws of our country,” House Speaker John Boehner said in an op-ed on CNN.com over the weekend.

“[T]oo often over the past five years, the President has circumvented the American people and their elected representatives through executive action, changing and creating his own laws, and excusing himself from enforcing statutes he is sworn to uphold—at times even boasting about his willingness to do it, as if daring the American people to stop him,” Boehner wrote.

The White House has called the move a stunt and notes that, compared with other Presidents, Obama’s 182 executive orders is actually a relatively moderate number: Ronald Reagan had 381 such orders, Bill Clinton had 364 and George W. Bush had 291 (though Obama still has…

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