President Obama

Chart of the Day

Tyranny in chart form courtesy of New York Magazine.

President Obama has some catching up to do if he wishes to rival the tyrannical menace of Ronald Reagan.

Note: this does not include the executive orders the president signed on gun control, however that would barely move the needle.

  • mdblanche

    It looks like the rate of executive orders was highest in the first half of the last century and has been slowing down in the past few decades. Does anybody have an explanation why?

  • muselet

    Well, technically those weren’t executive orders, so the needle doesn’t move at all.

    And I anxiously await the Right’s newfound outrage at the unconstitutional and despotic Hoover administration. Should happen any time now. Any time …