Before anybody says it, yes, yes, I know Obama is not the first president to be zealous about issuing Congress-free executive orders and letting the unelected bureaucrats have their way with us. It's just that, as with most things I didn't like about previous administrations, Obama takes them further than ever. In a way, George W. Bush played Hoover to Obama's Roosevelt, pushing government growth in a way that made Obama's greater push seem just like a logical extension of past practices.
Oh, well, you elect a progressive Democrat, and you shouldn't expect anything but this. And Americans elected Obama twice, so they must not be that concerned about it. Alas, that is an accurate statement: