This president has engaged in a series of unprecedented power grabs during his term of office. The past week's amnesty plan is just the latest in a long train of imperial abuses. And he's done all this knowing he still has to stand for reelection.
Obama believes that as commander-in-chief he has the power to order the U.S. military into battle. But by attacking Libya he has greatly expanded the unchecked executive powers that Bush's excesses and overreach established.
I recently reported that Director of National Intelligence Dennis Blair acknowledged that "the U.S. may, with executive approval, deliberately target and kill U.S. citizens who are suspected of being involved in terrorism."