According to a Statement on the Center for American Progress website, John D. Podesta lists certain Authorities the President can utilize to "ensure positive progress" on many "Key Issues". One of the things listed is Command of the Armed Forces:
"The U.S. Constitution and the laws of our nation grant the president significant authority to make and implement policy. These authorities can be used to ensure positive progress on many of the key issues facing the country through:
■Convening and creating public-private partnerships
■Commanding the armed forces
The ability of President Obama to accomplish important change through these powers should not be underestimated."
This Statement immediately follows a report written by the Center for American Progress that suggests:
"many possible actions the administration can take using existing authority to move the country forward."
Either this is a poorly written article, an attempt to anger the Right into some kind of regrettable action or the true feelings of those who actually support the President.
Hat Tip The Blaze