Americans have gotten an Imperial Presidency. It's a presidency that can rule with a pen and a phone and elevates the man in the office to god-like eminence, distributing the nation's treasure and showered with it himself. It's no wonder people are crying that Trump is president-elect, that they are running to safe spaces with Play-Doh and warm puppies and that others are cursing, waving Mexican flags, and rioting in the streets. They are losing control of their hi-jacked presidency.
I think it comes down to this: The President has too much power. An election shouldn't cause a meltdown in peoples' lives. The President is the chief executive officer of the United States. The CEO has duty with discretion to carry out the mandate of congress and none other (except briefly in times of emergency). This "I have a pen and I have a phone" talk is abhorrent and unpresidential. When the new president carries out the mandate of congress with a Republican or Democratic spin, he or she is doing it right. No riots. No tears. No emigration.
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