The Left is starting to panic. They’ve realized that Executive Orders are only as permanent as the Executive who penned them. And there’s a new sheriff in town.
Most important of all, though, is the fact that much of Trump’s agenda can quite literally be achieved on his first day in office. Because President Obama was unable to pass legislation through Republican obstructionists in Congress, he was forced to use executive orders to achieve many of his signature policy goals. These included forestalling deportation of minor children of illegal immigrants, implementing the Syrian refugee program, strengthening regulations on greenhouse gas emissions from power plants, applying the Family Medical Leave Act to same-sex couples, and increasing wages for government contractors.
“We want to identify maybe 25 executive orders that Trump could sign literally the first day in office,” explained Stephen Moore, an official adviser to the Trump campaign and a senior fellow at the Heritage Foundation, in an interview with The New Yorker. “That’s a problem I don’t think the left really understood about executive orders. If you govern by executive orders, then the next President can come in and overturn them.”
Not only is Trump likely to undo some or all of the Obama policies just listed, but he could also create executive orders of his own, such as relaxing background checks on gun purchases or ordering the Commerce Department to pursue trade cases against China. Most likely, however, he would need to use both executive orders and his new congressional mandate to focus on the three core issues of his campaign — fighting illegal immigration, rolling back women’s rights, and repealing the Affordable Care Act. –Salon
OH NO! Trump will undo the things Obama did illegitimately! (Whatever shall we do?)
Remember when we told you those Executive Orders were an abuse of power? We meant it. Since you didn’t undo them yourselves, we’ve sent someone who will.
‘Can you hear us NOW?’ — The American Electorate.