Presidents have been doing this for some time. Each one seems to step it a little further beyond legitimate constitutional authority, and they get away with it.
Their own party is always ok with it. I'm not. Big deal.
In the comments some character was listing all the flaws of this president; narcissist, messiah complex, etc. He wrote well enough, and spelling was OK--rare for political commenters. Then he says at the end of the list, "and a severe edifice complex".
What is an edifice complex? Is it something to do with buildings? Maybe he thinks he's a building or ..I don't know. If the guy meant Oedipus complex, I'm still not sure I get it. And he said severe, so I guess he really wants to do his mom, and maybe kill his dad? Oh well, too late on both counts.
It could be he actually meant edifice complex.
Finally, I found it in the urban dictionary:
(n.)An Edifice Complex is a serious budget-busting illness that typically manifests itself on modern college and university campuses. Soon after their inauguration, an incoming university president will frantically and feverishly fall all over themselves to relentlessly badger wealthy donors and students for the purposes of leaving a mark with their name on it on the campus by constructing a new, over-priced, prime parking lot removing, ten-story structure post-modern eyesore whose purpose is solely to house administration, their support staff, and grace the cover of university brochures and websites. Faculty and students then are given the vacated, broken down, second and third string buildings for use as classes and offices.
So, maybe that is what he meant. Budget busting, ego-centric policies.
Still, I wonder. I'm no fan, but it takes support of congress for a president to get away with madness. Unless of course you are G.W. Bush. In that case you are so powerful you can make hurricanes, and do anything, even hypnotize the democrats to vote for your wars and wipe out their memories so they forget they did it.
A severe edifice complex. I think it would be more fun if he had a severe Oedipus complex.
Either way, if you read comments on news stories, you may find them even scarier than the news.