Indy 100 is out with an interesting comparison of the number of Trump executive orders compared to the number of Obama orders for the same time period:
Not surprisingly, there has been silence from certain quarters.
Here is one of McKinley's attacks upon Obama's use of such presidential action:
During much of his five years in office, Obama has taken it upon himself to issue wide-ranging executive orders on matters that properly should have been left to Congress.
“Whether its guns, immigration or coal, time and again President Obama has gone around Congress when it suits him and taken unilateral action based on questionable constitutionality,” McKinley said.
Of course McKinley, without the slightest hint of self-awareness, praised Trump for doing this very same thing with last month's executive order on coal.
Mike Myer and the local "newspapers"
And it was only a couple of months ago that our local "newspaper" editor, Mike Myer, once again attacked Obama's "imperial presidency":
Look back at the preceding list of Obama’s unilateral actions. Whether you agree with them or not, ask yourself this: Should any individual have the power to take such actions?
The nation’s founders thought not. That’s why they established three branches of government to act as checks and balances on each other.
At least we’ll be rid of one of the most imperial presidents in history soon.
Yes, replaced by an even more imperial president. (Although irony-challenged Mike Myer will never admit that.)
Perhaps at Representative McKinley's next town hall meeting I will get a chance to ask him about his apparent hypocrisy on this matter.