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              Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi speaks to supporters outside the Presidential palace in Cairo, Egypt, Friday, Nov. 23, 2012. Opponents and supporters of Mohammed Morsi clashed across Egypt on Friday, the day after the president granted himself sweeping new powers that critics fear can allow him to be a virtual dictator. (AP Photo/Aly Hazaza, El Shorouk)
              Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi speaks to supporters outside the Presidential palace in Cairo, Egypt, Friday, Nov. 23, 2012. Opponents and supporters of Mohammed Morsi clashed across Egypt on Friday, the day after the president granted himself sweeping new powers that critics fear can allow him to be a virtual dictator. (AP Photo/Aly Hazaza, El Shorouk)   

Executive order-crazy Obama so far silent on Egypt’s executive orders

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      Seton Motley

      Seton Motley is a consultant and the founder and president of Less Government, an organization dedicated to, well, less government. He is editor-in-chief of StopNetRegulation.org, a Center for Individual Freedom project.

These last several days – while we here were giving Thanks:

An exhaustive Sunday morning Web search located as yet no response from the Barack Obama Administration to this troubling Morsi Fiat Fest.  Why the hesitancy?  Perhaps it’s Pot-Meet-Kettle Syndrome.  Or lawyer-shark professional courtesy.

President Morsi has been busy.

  • Egypt’s president on Thursday issued constitutional amendments that placed him above judicial oversight….

  • Morsi also decreed immunity for the Islamist-dominated panel drafting a new constitution from any possible court decisions to dissolve it, a threat that had been hanging over the controversial assembly….

Sound familiar?

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  • President Barack Obama…blocked a House Republican subpoena of Justice Department deliberations over a botched gun trafficking investigation and set up a potentially explosive political confrontation just as the presidential election heats up.

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  • The votes approved in the Republican-controlled House covered two contempt of Congress citations — one as a criminal matter referring the issue to the U.S. attorney’s office in Washington for prosecution, the other authorizing the House to hire a special attorney to bring a civil lawsuit.

Ramifications?  Nah.

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The parallels between Presidents Morsi and Obama grow.

  • With two branches of power (Executive and Legislative) in his hands, Morsi has had repeated frictions with the third, the Judiciary, over recent months.

And our Pharaoh Obama?

The Administration is being sued on both of these.  Having – like Morsi – usurped Legislative Branch powers, it is left to the Judiciary to restore legal order.

Tech lessons not learned, President Obama presses ever further forward:

How’s Barack the First doing nearly everywhere else?  Just as terrible.

And on, and on, and on….  This is a fairly comprehensive, ongoing power grab effort by our Pharaoh Obama.  We would say “How very Morsi of him” – but it was our President who set the precedent for Egypt’s new dictator.

  • “Morsi today usurped all state powers & appointed himself Egypt’s new pharaoh,” pro-reform leader Mohamed ElBaradei wrote on his Twitter account….

  • The moves…come as Morsi is riding high on lavish praise from President Barack Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton for mediating an end to eight days of fighting between Israel and Gaza’s Hamas rulers….

Again, President Obama has not been nearly so vocal about Morsi’s all-encompassing power grabs.

We can clearly understand why.