His liege isn’t making it any easier on him.
Consider this line from Tuesday’s State of the Union address:
I urge this Congress to pursue a bipartisan, market-based solution to climate change. . . . But if Congress won’t act soon to protect future generations, I will. I will direct my Cabinet to come up with executive actions we can take, now and in the future, to reduce pollution.
Executive edicts that bypass the will of the legislature? Not good. The president has already been slapped for unconstitutional Labor Board recess appointments – and Appalachia is riddled with the jobs victims of his EPA greenhouse gas edicts. Obama is a long way from King George – but surely Stewart can find something there to satirize?