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Obama: 'I am Keeping My Czars,' Even Though He is Required to Relinquish them by Law
Pundit Press ^ | 4/15/11 | Aurelius

Posted on 04/15/2011 4:50:43 PM PDT by therightliveswithus

President Obama has a potentially disturbing message for Congress: he is keeping his czars and there is nothing Congress can do about it. That's right, despite his czars being defunded in the new budget that he signed yesterday, the President has decided to "ignore" what the law says.

In a statement released to Congress, the President wrote in regard to his requirement to get rud of his czars (emphasis mine):

"The President has well-established authority to supervise and oversee the executive branch, and to obtain advice in furtherance of this supervisory authority. The President also has the prerogative to obtain advice that will assist him in carrying out his constitutional responsibilities, and do so not only from executive branch officials and employees outside the White House, but also from advisers within it.

"Legislative efforts that significantly impede the President's ability to exercise his supervisory and coordinating authorities or to obtain the views of the appropriate senior advisers violate the separation of powers. Therefore, the executive branch will construe [the law as to] not to abrogate these Presidential prerogatives."

In other words, even though Congress has passed a law and he signed it, he intends to ignore it. Let me repeat that: he (the President) is ignoring Congress because it "violates the separation of powers." Following that logic, no matter what the Congress passes, President Obama believes he can utterly disregard it.

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TOPICS: Politics
KEYWORDS: corruption; czars; lies; obama
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To: therightliveswithus

I wonder when he’ll start campaigning for his third term.

Or maybe just do away with elections altogether.

21 posted on 04/15/2011 5:22:23 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: OldNewYork

If you think he’s defensive now and lashing out pathetically, imagine the stress he’d be under when being impeached while supposed to be running for reelection.

Well, if its any consolation, I’m sure Holder will be there to hold his hand and to call us racist.

22 posted on 04/15/2011 5:23:50 PM PDT by marstegreg
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To: Viking2002

It’s going to be interesting. I think we’ve had all the fun there is to get out of being a frog in a pot of water slowly being brought to boil.

23 posted on 04/15/2011 5:24:08 PM PDT by OldNewYork (social justice isn't justice; it's just socialism)
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To: Jack Hydrazine
The Impostor-In-Chief’s Secret Service code name is “Renegade.”

I wonder what Moochelle's is?

Seriously, I remember reading former FBI agent Gary Alrich's book "Unlimited Access - and FBI Agent in the Clinton White House." The press went ballistic trying to discredit the book and to keep people from reading it, but it was a best seller.

In it, he talked about the permanent White House staff's reaction to repugnant Clintons. Their boorish behavior was such a contrast to the gracious Bush family that some of the staff was literally in tears of anger. I remember him relating how the Philippine stewards were so outraged by the fights, cursing, venom, hatred, envy, and slobbing behavior that the entire staff was on the urge of revolt.

Someday, I hope a White House employee tells the truth about what goes on in the Obama household. I will wager by house that it is a nightmare, and that Moochelle herself is the world's biggest harpy.

24 posted on 04/15/2011 5:26:16 PM PDT by SkyPilot
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To: therightliveswithus

OK, impeach the sonofabitch....

25 posted on 04/15/2011 5:27:16 PM PDT by Victor (If an expert says it can't be done, get another expert." -David Ben-Gurion, the first Prime Minister)
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To: Bernard Marx
All that’s needed now for him to assume full dictatorial powers is a Marxist equivalent of Germany’s trumped-up Reichstag fire.

He's working on it.

26 posted on 04/15/2011 5:27:19 PM PDT by Talisker (When you find a turtle on top of a fence post, you can be damn sure it didn't get there on its own.)
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To: marstegreg

“Well, if its any consolation, I’m sure Holder will be there to hold his hand and to call us racist.”

So looking forward to it. We haven’t heard it enough lately.

27 posted on 04/15/2011 5:28:49 PM PDT by OldNewYork (social justice isn't justice; it's just socialism)
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To: SkyPilot

She looks better in the photo on the right.

28 posted on 04/15/2011 5:36:22 PM PDT by tatown (Obama is a turd)
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To: OldNewYork
The pot is somewhere in the 210-211 degree range now, methinks.

"But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come: for men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away, for his name is Obama."

29 posted on 04/15/2011 5:41:49 PM PDT by Viking2002 (RELEASE THE KRAKEN!!!!!!)
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To: verity

We cannot stop Barry from soliciting advice from anyone he pleases but they will have to do it for free unless he is going to pay them out of petty cash.

30 posted on 04/15/2011 5:47:06 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: therightliveswithus

It was only the other day we were calling Boehner stupid for accepting budget cuts that defunded czars that no longer existed.

So I guess the czars exist after all?????????

31 posted on 04/15/2011 5:49:54 PM PDT by Carley ( TYPICAL STREET THUG, NASTY BULLY, THAT'S OUR PRESIDENT.)
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To: therightliveswithus

Laws are for the little people.

32 posted on 04/15/2011 5:54:57 PM PDT by kennedy (I am a Kennedy. Where do I go to claim my Senate seat?)
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To: kennedy

Rules are for suckers....

33 posted on 04/15/2011 5:55:52 PM PDT by wxgesr (I want to be the first person to surf on another planet.)
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To: therightliveswithus

What we’re really talking about here is zero brought the Chicago mob with him. The nerve of Blago, Valerie Jarrett was supposed to get that seat.

34 posted on 04/15/2011 6:27:19 PM PDT by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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To: BobP

You are making the assumption that he remains in good health for 645 days, aren’t you?

35 posted on 04/15/2011 7:09:39 PM PDT by B4Ranch (Allowing Islam into America is akin to injecting yourself with AIDS to prove how tolerant you are .)
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To: B4Ranch

His health is in his own hands. How he treats Israel, is how he will be treated. Gen 12:3 And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed.

36 posted on 04/15/2011 7:19:12 PM PDT by Colorado Cowgirl (God bless America!)
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To: Viking2002
Let him have his little tin pot czars. The Pubs need to defund every single one of them. If Obama wants them, let him pay them from his own pocket. They should also make clear that these pinheads have no legal authority to order anyone to do anything, period.

Let 'em stand around watching for no pay. That'll have two effects. One the unserious will abandon this Administration. The serious, dedicated ones will stay. Then we'll know who they are.


37 posted on 04/15/2011 7:21:36 PM PDT by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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