Dan may think this isn’t a joke, but, from another perspective, it is: a big honking joke on us.
There’s an old joke that the definition of quandary is when your mother-in-law drives off a cliff in your new car.
But since I’m not married, I can’t use that joke.
Besides, I’m a policy wonk, so the type of quandary that catches my attention is when the Obama Administration delays big parts of Obamacare (hooray!), but does so by cavalierly deciding to disregard the law (boo!).
Unfortunately, this isn’t a joke.
I wrote about this topic last month and asserted that one of “the defining characteristics of a civilized government is adherence to the rule of law.”
Why is this important? Here’s some of George Will’s analysis of how Obama is subverting the law.
President Obama’s increasingly grandiose claims for presidential power are inversely proportional to his shriveling presidency. …at last week’s news conference he offered inconvenience as a justification for illegality. …Serving as props in the scripted charade…
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