Barack Obama broke new ground during his Presidency. He expanded the authority of the Presidency into areas it had never been before. His ‘Pen and Phone’ scheme and his recess appointments allowed him to circumvent a Congress that was either hostile to his wishes or just reluctant to give him what he wanted.
As a result of that expansion, following Presidents will be empowered to do the things that he did. They may even try to push Presidential powers to new and even higher levels.
This is not good for the balance of power in the United States. It weakens the Congress and the Judiciary and allows the will of the people to be thwarted. But it’s true and we must understand that there is likely no way to reverse the President’s new powers.
“Conway: Recess appointments “on the table” in response to Senate Dems’ obstructionism”
Frustration mounts at the White House over the slow-walking of Donald Trump’s Cabinet nominees in the Senate, where Democrats have used delay tactics to the full extent on several confirmations. White House counselor Kellyanne Conway told Hugh Hewitt this morning that all options are “on the table” to staff up the open positions in the administration, including recess appointments”