It goes with out saying that none of this would ever be written about a Republican, because they’re only capable of “dishonest graft,” and lack the ability to harbor good intentions, or legitimate ideological convictions. At least, that’s what many liberals seem to believe. (See: Koch brothers.)
The Constitution, as we all know, is old and confusing. And we all know that when Republicans raise questions about whether or not Obama actually has the legal authority to circumvent Congress and act unilaterally on a given issue, what they’re really doing is expressing dogwhistle outrage at seeing a black man take bold action in a leadership role.
Liberals have no patience for broader discussions about what any president should be allowed to do. They insist on making it all about Obama, or Vincent Gray, for that matter. Personality supersedes policy and/or precedent.