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March 1, 2013 - 11:18 am

So the president said this during today’s press conference.

PRESIDENT OBAMA: “I am not a dictator; I’m the president. So, ultimately if Mitch McConnell or John Boehner say we need to go to catch a plane, I can’t have Secret Service block the doorway, right?”

He said this in the context of complaining that he didn’t have the power to force Republicans to bend to his will on spending.

On at least three previous occasions, Obama has lamented that there are limits on his power.

King: “My cabinet has been working very hard on trying to get it done, but ultimately, I think somebody said the other day, I am president, I am not king,” Obama told Univision in October 2010, when asked why he had yet to achieve comprehensive immigration reform. “I can’t do these things just by myself.” He reiterated that sentiment in a February 2013 interview with Telemundo. “I’m not a king,” he said.

President of China: “Mr. Obama has told people that it would be so much easier to be the president of China,” the New York Times reported in March 2011.

Emperor of the United States: “This is something I’ve struggled with throughout my presidency,” Obama said during a Google hangout event in February. “The problem is that I’m the president of the United States, I’m not the emperor of the United States. My job is to execute laws that are passed.”

Bryan Preston has been a leading conservative blogger and opinionator since founding his first blog in 2001. Bryan is a military veteran, worked for NASA, was a founding blogger and producer at Hot Air, was producer of the Laura Ingraham Show and, most recently before joining PJM, was Communications Director of the Republican Party of Texas.

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"If you like your health care plan you can keep it"

"These jobs are shovel ready"

"Unemployment will not go above 8 percent"

"I am not a dictator"
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Given Obama's perfect record of lying about anything political, and given the way we have been governed for the last 4+ years; it is the reasonable conclusion that he is a dictator.
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This is all just a ploy to stop people from concluding that he truly IS a dictator.
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