Obama Not A Dictator, Not A King


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:


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Sam Rolley

Sam Rolley began a career in journalism working for a small town newspaper while seeking a B.A. in English. After covering community news and politics, Rolley took a position at Personal Liberty Media Group where could better hone his focus on his true passions: national politics and liberty issues. In his daily columns and reports, Rolley works to help readers understand which lies are perpetuated by the mainstream media and to stay on top of issues ignored by more conventional media outlets.

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  • NC

    SAM, I love your style of journalism! You write this critique of the President and the “proof” of your accusations are articles written by “writers’ who are paid by the same man you are!!! IT has all the validity of a FOX NEWS “CALL IN “POLL! THEY ARE NORMALLY AROUND 80% ANTI-OBAMA WHICH IS NO WHERE NEAR THE NATIONAL AVERAGE!!!

  • dave

    I don’t understand conservatives… First they say he is a dicator because he himself put 6T dollars in new debt on the books above the GOP in congress somehow. The economic policy that Obama has not gotten past the filibuster Senate and the GOP dominated House is responsible for the bad economy we still suffer from…
    fascinating double talk.
    So Obama says he is not a dicataor while George W Bush wished he was dictator because as he said himself, “it would be easier”
    It seems to me through the actions of conservatives like Bush, the legislatures of ND and NC, it is the GOP and conservatives who want the dicititorial powers.
    So much misplaced angst from the right as usual.

    • bruceb64

      What?? Why, How can you FOOLS on the Left be SO BLIND!!! Plus, you are still trying to blame Bush?

      • Dave

        No Bruce, just telling you what Bush said and actually did… Its the the conservatives with the blinders on… Your side says they prize freedom yet your side does more to inhibit freedom… check what these draconian thugs are doing in ND and NC. Middle class and poor conservatives are just useful tools of the corp elites and they are too ignorant to realize it.