Cheney sees Obama keeping Bush Administration executive powers
Vice President Dick Cheney said Monday that President-elect Barack Obama will “appreciate” the expansions of executive power achieved during the Bush administration and is unlikely to cede authority back to Congress.
In a telephone interview with conservative radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh, Cheney said he does not think the incoming administration of President-elect Barack Obama will relinquish to Congress any of the leverage the Bush administration has fought for during the past seven-plus years.
“Once they get here and they’re faced with the same problems we deal with every day, then they will appreciate some of the things we’ve put in place,” Cheney said during an interview on Rush Limbaugh’s radio show.
“We did not exceed our constitutional authority, as some have suggested, but we — the president believes, I believe very deeply, in a strong executive, and I think that’s essential in this day and age,” Cheney said. “And I think the Obama administration is not likely to cede that authority back to the Congress. I think they’ll find that given a challenge they face, they’ll need all the authority they can muster.”
Translation: the unconstitutional power grab that made the excecutive branch out more powerful than the legislative and judicial branches will remain under the Obama administration. That means keeping the Patriot Act, Military Commissions Act, ability to keep a secretive administration with no accountability whatsoever.
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