In 2011, Barack Obama will lose his party majority in the House, putting an end to his agenda — at least legislatively. However, the Obama administration plans to conduct an end-run around Congress to pursue its agenda through regulatory innovation. We’re already seeing previews of this at the EPA and FCC, where Obama appointees are defying Congress to expand both their jurisdictions and their regulatory regimes to enact the Obama agenda by apparatchik.
If that sounds as though Obama has decided to run roughshod over the Constitution and its separation of powers, Michael Ramirez agrees with you. The two-time Pulitzer Prize winner and editorial cartoonist for Investors Business Daily makes the point plainly in yesterday’s entry:
Also, be sure to check out Ramirez’ terrific collection of his works: Everyone Has the Right to My Opinion, which covers the entire breadth of Ramirez’ career, and it gives fascinating look at political history. Read my review here, and watch my interviews with Ramirez here and here. And don’t forget to check out the entire Investors.com site, which has now incorporated all of the former IBD Editorials, while individual investors still exist.