Obama has also expressed his disdain for the concept of three co-equal branches of government with checks and balances. He has expressed “tongue in cheek” that he is not an emperor but a president, yet in more ways than not is acting as an emperor.
So at the WHCP “wanabe Emperor Obama” used an attempt at humor to express his deep felt feelings. Obama twisted his royal sword a bit during his remarks which were veiled as humor.
“Anyway, this year, I’ve promised to use more executive actions to get things done without Congress,” Obama said. “My critics call this the ‘imperial presidency.’ The truth is, I just show up every day in my office and do my job.”
The line was accompanied by the image of Obama sitting in the HBO’s “Iron Throne,” the sword-laden seat from which the evil boy king ruled mercilessly until he was poisoned in a recent episode.
Yes, truth is found veiled in revealing attempts at humor.