Heckler at immigration event, "You have a power to stop all deportations." Obama, "Actually, I don't."—
Nedra Pickler (@nedrapickler) November 25, 2013
The president who has made it clear that where Congress won’t act, he will, and who has never met an executive order he doesn’t like, nevertheless went full blown constitutionalist when squaring off with a heckler today.
Obama to heckler: "The easy way out is to try to yell and pretend like I could do something by violating our laws."—
Philip Rucker (@PhilipRucker) November 25, 2013
That certainly wasn’t the case last summer when the Obama administration did exactly what the president today said he was legally prevented from doing.
Flashback to June 2012:
What a difference a non-election year makes.
Editor’s note: This post has been updated with an additional tweet.