Obama 9, Trump 7, Executive Orders In First 10 Days
One reason the tea party rose up in 2009 was their alarm when Barack Obama signed numerous executive orders — nine in his first 10 days in office, 16 in January and February alone (see list here).
By March of 2009 tea party demonstrations were beginning to pop up nationwide, and in September of that year hundreds of thousands of protesters converged on the Capitol in what turned out to be the beginning of a movement that would lead to a Trump presidency.
As Donald Trump’s administration goes down that same path and the left rises up against the series of executive orders streaming out of the White House — seven EOs in the first 10 days — there appears to be GOP amnesia about what happened eight years earlier. Déjà vu. The 2018 mid-terms are right around the corner.