Obama: ‘I Can Do Whatever I Want’


obamaPresident Obama “quipped” today during a visit to Monticello with the French president, “That’s the good thing about being president, I can do whatever I want.”

Via the pool report:

At 4:45 POTUS and president Hollande walked out from a portico and strolled in Front of your pool with Leslie Bowman, president of the Monticello Foundation. Looking at a terrace she said that Jefferson loved to admire the landscape from there. POTUS said that he’d like to take a look and seemed delighted to “break the protocol”.
“That’s the good thing as a President, I can do whatever I want” he quipped, walking to the terrace with his guest and Ms. Bowman. Pool now in the mansion as the leaders will come and visit Jefferson’s study.

The comment came around the time the White House announced it would be delaying the Obamacare mandate for some businesses unilaterally.

The French president is here in the U.S. on a state visit.

More notes from the pool:

POTUS and pres Hollande paid a short visit to the study as your pool was looking through an alcove over president Jefferson’s bed. They admired contraptions invented by Jefferson to read and write more efficiently such as a lectern and a “polygraph”. Hollande noticed that one of the books was written in French.


{Matzav.com Newscenter}


  1. I am not a fan of the president’s policies at all. But this kind of implied criticism over such minor, perhaps silly items is really not helpful nor deserved.

  2. Jefferson did write in French, but he didn’t have native fluency. His political enemy Alexander Hamilton did because his mother was French.

    And that brings us to the major point. Hamilton’s understanding of the Constitution as having created a strong federal government with a powerful executive is in fact what was accepted — even by his enemy Jefferson once he became President. So the idea that Obama can do what he wants is pretty much accurate as long as he doesn’t commit any crimes and doesn’t spend money not appropriated by Congress.

  3. In other words if the president can do what he wants, that means the congress can go home and they can call in once a week to say they are still alive. But since they are not in DC anymore maybe they can cut back on their pay since they are not working full time anymore.