He’s Still What of the U.S.A.?

Looking for Lego-related images, I came across this graphic, posted shortly after Election Day 2012 . . . 

It’s a good likeness, but someone ought to inform the creator about the lack of a monarchy in the United States.

Then again, considering how President Obama is tossing around executive orders and pledging to work around Congress . . . 

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