No, Higgins, I didn't defend him.<quoted text>
I'm pretty sure you've done the research and are well aware that he's circumvented the law, but yes, yer defending him, just the same... I understand that yer deeply vested in the brand. This crap about presidents routinely doing what Obama has done here, is pure crap. He hasn't "reversed" the law Willie. He's just signed an exec-order to undermind it. He's done this over and over again, with immigration laws, with voter registration laws, and on it goes....
I properly described what he had done - something you did not, either deliberately or because you took somebody at their word - and nothing more.
I said I thought the people who questioned the legality of his move were probably right, although I understand why you can't acknowledge that.
The contemporary debate about Presidents using Executive Orders to circumvent laws passed by Congress dates back to Clinton if not before. You being you, you can crow to your little heart's content about liberal Dems, but Bush did the same damned thing and increased the use of signing statement by multiples - a practice I believe Obama has continued.
Maybe you should pay more attention to politics with less focus on partisanship and more on governance.