Uh-oh, POTUS. Yes, the fact that the House of Representatives is suing President Obama for executive overreach, or nicely put, not "faithfully executing the law," is a stunt. But the president never should have said so. These days, not only is Obama going full throttle with his pen and phone leadership, writing new rules without the consent of Congress — the law-writing branch — to the point of pushing the legal limits a president is confined to, he is doing so defiantly and defensively. It's a mistake.
With numerous international crises, the IRS scandal and terrible GDP numbers, it's a bad time for the president to be arrogant about his bypassing of a co-equal branch of government.
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