Common Sense Commentary: The CPB (Corporation for Public Broadcasting) was established by Democrat President Lyndon Johnson. It now has a combination for excellent content plus a "behind the curtains" left-wing agenda tainting everything it airs. Between the two branches, NPR and PBS, government funds nearly half a billion dollars in support annually. The programming it airs is like antifreeze .... it looks good and tastes sweet but is deadly for human consumption. Here is a sample of NPR propaganda using the Cavalier, wise old wizard of the abused, Executive Order Cult, Barack Obama, advising Trump of the dangers of Executive Orders. They are obviously trying to head off Trump from using Executive Orders to wipe clean Obama's massive messy use of them in by-passing Congress to force his Left-Wing agenda. Democrat's hypocrisy and contradictions never cease. RB
This from NPR
President Obama has some advice for his successor
Obama turned to executive actions and regulations on a number of big issues like labor, climate and immigration — where Congress had blocked his agenda. It's something Republicans have decried. Some call the president "lawless" for going around the legislative branch.
Transcript And Video: NPR's Exit Interview With President Obama POLITICS Transcript And Video: NPR's Exit Interview With President Obama In an interview with NPR's Steve Inskeep airing on Morning Edition, Obama made it clear it's not the approach he preferred. "My suggestion to the president-elect is, you know, going through the legislative process is always better, in part because it's harder to undo," Obama said.
It's a lesson weighing on his mind as Trump's incoming administration has vowed to reverse many of the steps Obama took through executive order and administrative rules.
"Elections mean something"
The Obama administration's efforts to increase overtime pay, curb the carbon dioxide emissions of power plants and protect people living in the country illegally from deportation are all suddenly vulnerable.
That's something Obama said he accepts: "If he wants to reverse some of those rules, that's part of the democratic process. That's, you know, why I tell people to vote — because it turns out elections mean something."
Here Is What Donald Trump Wants To Do In His First 100 Days POLITICS Here Is What Donald Trump Wants To Do In His First 100 Days Obama told NPR that Trump is "entirely within his lawful power" to sign new executive orders of his own. "Keep in mind, though, that my strong preference has always been to legislate when I can get legislation done. In my first two years I wasn't relying on executive powers because I had big majorities in the Congress and we were able to get bills done, get bills passed. And even after we lost the majorities in Congress, I bent over backwards consistently to try to find compromise and a — a legislative solution to some of the big problems that we've got."
Obama pointed to immigration, saying he "held off for years in taking some of the executive actions that I ultimately took in pursuit of a bipartisan solution." He was referring to a big immigration reform package that was crafted by a bipartisan group of senators and passed the Senate in 2013, only to be stalled in the House with objections from conservatives, in particular to the "path to citizenship" that the bill would have provided for many in the country illegally.
The White House promised at the start of 2014 that it would be a "year of action" after being frustrated by Congress, particularly since 2011 when Republicans took control of the House and had enough votes in the Senate to sustain filibusters.
"I've got a pen, and I've got a phone," the president said at the time, as Republicans accused him of turning his back on bipartisan solutions.
Obama signed sweeping executive orders in 2014 that shielded millions of people living in the country illegally from facing deportation.
"If House Republicans are really concerned about me taking too many executive actions, the best solution to that is passing bills," he said then. "Pass a bill. Solve a problem."
In June, a deadlocked Supreme Court ruling effectively killed one of those immigration orders, which shielded about 4 million people from deportation.