If he is in his home stretch, he's going to make it a dictatorial sprint to the finish line, my friends:
The Obama administration will announce as soon as Friday an overhaul of how the United States manages coal development on federal land, according to government and conservationist sources, in a further move to confront climate change.
Which will not be affected in the slightest by his illegal, unlawful, unconstitutional legislative "overhaul".
In his State of the Union address on Tuesday, Barack Obama said he would "change the way we manage our oil and coal resources, so that they better reflect the costs they impose on taxpayers and our planet."
In other words....
Illegally, unlawfully, and unconstitutionally.
The new plan will require federal officials, when weighing land use decisions, to consider how mining and burning coal adds to greenhouse gas pollution, said environmental group sources familiar with the plans.
Carbon dioxide is not a "pollutant," it's part of the natural environment. The plan will, in other words, give "federal officials" carte blanche to make crap up and gouge the cost of "land use decisions" as much as their filthy little "green" hearts desire.
Illegally, unlawfully, and unconstitutionally, of course.
The overhaul also will aim to maximize returns for taxpayers by updating royalty rates when mining companies pull coal from federal land, said the sources.
Illegally, un....oh, you get the idea.
"We're working to have this tomorrow," said a Bureau of Land Management official who declined to give details on the administration's plans.
What's the pants-wetting hurry, I wonder. Is The One's royal edict plate really that full?
Environmentalists have urged the White House to freeze new coal leases on federal land until it accounts for how that fossil fuel development contributes to climate change.
i.e. Ban all coal leases on federal land and private land as well.
A moratorium on coal leases could be part of the reform, said environmental sources familiar with the effort.
"Could"? By the time this guy is through, there won't even been enough coal in this country to put pieces of it in naughty kids' Christmas stockings. Another reason being that an Executive Order banning Christmas is doubtless also in the hopper.
But let me emphasize once again, ladies and gentlemen: This is lawmaking, and under Article I, Section 1 of the United States Constitution, Barack Obama does not possess the legal authority to do this. But he's doing it anyway, because he has the power. When all is said and done, his chief presidential legacy.
I'm almost afraid to ask what'll be next.