Derek Hunter

President Barack Obama has a tough job. In between rounds of golf, fancy vacations, basketball games, workouts, sporting events, concerts in the White House, fundraisers, date nights and all the other things he loves for us to pay for him to do, he’s pledged he “will not rest until businesses are investing again and businesses are hiring again.” It’s a thankless job. (READ: He’s never once thanked us.)

But somehow, in addition to tirelessly relaxing, he still finds time to complain about Republicans in Congress not giving him what he wants.

On a taxpayer-funded campaign trip to the swing state of Ohio this week, the president finally announced he’s no longer interested in the oath he swore to the Constitution and will bypass the Senate to appoint whomever he likes to whatever positions he wants.

He called it a “recess appointment,” even though Congress isn’t in recess, and it’s part of his “We can’t wait” campaign to justify his dictatorial desires. The thing about totalitarians is they’re never content. No amount of power is enough. They’re like those junkies addicted to meth on Intervention – only with better teeth.

In their typical style, his top stooges in Congress, Democrat leaders Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid, rolled over and “presented” in response to this presidential power grab. They’re power junkies too, only their “source” dried up, thanks to the 2010 elections.

They understand President Obama is a busy man. Plus, it’s winter, which means fewer hours of sunlight, which means he must dispense with duties quickly if he is to squeeze in 18 holes when the weather cooperates.

That means not just this new definition of recess, but, of late, an “executive order” spree as well.

In an effort to help our president remove some of the stress he’s under, I decided to write down a few ideas I suspect are rolling around in his head. That way, when the temperature goes above 50, he can just copy and paste them into an executive order and hit the links without delay. Don’t thank me. I’m a giver.

Executive Order – The Preamble to the Constitution is henceforth changed from “We The People” to “I ‘The One.’”

Executive Order – The 22nd Amendment is hereby changed to read “No person shall be elected to the office of the President more than once…and that term shall be for his natural-born life.” This is effective retroactively to the last Presidential election.


Derek Hunter

Derek Hunter is Washington, DC based writer, radio host and political strategist. You can also stalk his thoughts 140 characters at a time on Twitter.