There seems to be a reoccurring theme of the Presidential Administration having to remind Americans that President Barack Obama is neither a dictator nor a King.
Discussing Obama’s forthcoming budget proposal on Friday, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney told reporters that the budget is not what Barack Obama would do if he were king:
“What I will say is that this is not the President’s idealized budget,” said Carney. “It is not what he would do if he were king, or if only people who supported his proposals were in Congress. It was what he believes is a fair and balanced approach to our deficit challenges. One that allows us to invest, that protects seniors, that helps secure the middle class–and give ladders to those who want to get into the middle class.”
If Carney’s remarks bring to mind another reference to what Obama could do if he were at the head of an autocratic society, it’s because a little over a month ago the President had this to say about why he couldn’t spend enough time with Republicans to work out a deal on sequestration:
“I am not a dictator; I’m the president. So, ultimately if Mitch McConnell or John Boehner say we need to go to catch a plane, I can’t have Secret Service block the doorway, right?”
So what might Obama do if he were King or Dictator of the United States?
Manipulate and bully the press? Nope, that’s already covered: “Obama Administration Reportedly Draconian And Vile In Efforts To Work The Press”
Reserve the right to carry out extrajudicial killings on American citizens? Well, if it weren’t for that pesky Senator from Kentucky: “Rand Paul Warns Of Domestic Drones In Presidential Hands”
Would he disallow taxpayers to visit his royal palace where he hobnobs with only the most fashionable fellow elitists? Already covered: “White House Tours Succumb To Sequester”…And check: “Obama Campaigns With Jay-Z And Beyonce”
No wonder the Administration has to keep reminding Americans that the President isn’t the all-powerful Dear Leader. But with so much out of the way, all the President really needs to do is eliminate the remainder of the Constitution — he’s working on it — and start dressing like this guy before the end of his term: