LISBON, PORTUGAL - NOVEMBER 20: U.S. President Barack Obama speaks to the media during a press conference on day two of the NATO summit at Feira Internacional de Lisboa (FIL) on November 20, 2010 in Lisbon, Portugal. The two day summit will address issues including a new strategic concept for NATO. Britain and the US will also seek an agreement to hand over responsibility for security in Afghanistan to local forces over the next four years. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)

Editor’s Note: The following report is excerpted from Jerome Corsi’s Red Alert, the premium online newsletter published by the current No. 1 best-selling author, WND staff writer and senior managing director of the Financial Services Group at Gilford Securities.

A prominent leftist think tank suggests President Obama ignore Congress and the American people altogether by enacting a leftist agenda through executive action, Jerome Corsi’s Red Alert reports.

The Center for American Progress, based in Washington, D.C., and headed by former Clinton administration Chief of Staff John Podesta, has issued a series of recommendations regarding how Obama can implement a progressive agenda in complete disregard of Congress, now that the Republicans control the majority in the House of Representatives.

In a daring expose that openly advocates utilizing presidential executive decisions without regard to new laws passed by Congress or the will of the American people, Podesta and his Center for American Progress staff and senior fellows issued this month a report titled “The Power of the President: Recommendations to Advance Progressive Change.”

“In the aftermath of this month’s midterm congressional elections, pundits and politicians across the ideological spectrum are focusing on how difficult it will be for President Barack Obama to advance his policy priorities through Congress,” Podesta wrote in a foreword to the report. “Predictions of stalemate abound. And some debate whether the administration should tack to the left of the center and compromise with or confront the new House leadership.”

Podesta suggests ignoring Congress and the American people altogether, recommending instead that Obama enact a leftist agenda through executive action, utilizing the following prerogatives of the presidency:

  • executive orders;
  • rulemaking through executive branch administrative agencies;
  • agency management;
  • convening and creating public-private partnerships;
  • commanding the armed forces; and
  • diplomacy

“The ability of President Obama to accomplish important change through these powers should not be underestimated,” Podesta stressed. “Congressional deadlock does not mean the federal government stands still.”

Corsi noted, “What Podesta makes clear is the concept of elevating the presidency into the status of the first among the three U.S. branches of government and expanding the powers of the presidency with an imperial resolve remain alive and well in the Obama White House.”

For more information on the center’s suggestions for formulating public policy by executive dictum, read Jerome Corsi’s Red Alert, the premium, online intelligence news source by the WND staff writer, columnist and author of the New York Times No. 1 best-seller, “The Obama Nation.

Red Alert’s author, who received a doctorate from Harvard in political science in 1972, is the author of the No. 1 New York Times best-sellers “The Obama Nation” and (with co-author John E. O’Neill) “Unfit for Command.” He is also the author of several other books, including “America for Sale,” “The Late Great U.S.A.” and “Why Israel Can’t Wait.” In addition to serving as a senior staff reporter for WorldNetDaily, Corsi is a senior managing director in the financial-services group at Gilford Securities.

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