Will Obama Skirt Congress Again on Cybersecurity?


It looks like President Obama is mulling making another end-run around Congress because the cybersecurity bill he supported did not pass in the Senate. Time for another executive order?

The White House has left open the possibility of enacting its Internet agenda via executive order after the failed effort to bring the Democrat-supported cybersecurity bill to a full vote in the Senate last week.

In response to a question from The Hill, a Washington, D.C. political newspaper, about whether President Obama was considering advancing his party’s cyber-plan through an executive order, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney didn’t rule out the possibility.

“In the wake of Congressional inaction and Republican stall tactics, unfortunately, we will continue to be hamstrung by outdated and inadequate statutory authorities that the legislation would have fixed,” he said via email. (Read More)

William Teach gives liberals something to think about when it comes to executive branch overreach:

 Liberals should remember that what’s good for the goose is good for the gander.