'Emperor' Obama Dons Tiara for Girl Scout Photo

One of the more memorable presidential photos in 2014 involved a girl scout troop and a tiara.
Photograph by Peter Souza/Instagram

What more proof do you need, America, that conservative critics have been right all along about President Obama? New photographic evidence turned up this week that appears to prove what Republicans have been arguing for months: that Obama sees himself as an "emperor" or "king." 

Posing with Girl Scout Troop 2612, of Tulsa, Oklahoma, earlier this year, Obama is seen wearing a tiara. 

 

 

In the wake of his executive order delaying the deportation of approximately four million undocumented immigrants, Obama was hammered by Republicans for what they saw as an overreach of power. 

"The president had said before that he's not king, and he's not an emperor, but he's sure acting like one," House Speaker John Boehner declared in November. 

But, as is evidenced by the tiara photograph, that characterization doesn't seem to bother the commander-in-chief all that much. 

“We’ve heard this kind of rhetoric about lawlessness from House Republicans for some time. I know their most recent statement referred to ‘Emperor Obama,'" White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest told reporters back in November. "The matter of the fact, the President is somebody who is willing to examine the law, review the law, and use every element of that law to make progress for the American people. And if that is something Republicans are critical of, that’s maybe a criticism that the President wears with a badge of honor, I think.”

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