Skip to comments.Obama Is Making Plans to Use Executive Power for Action on Several Fronts
Posted on 02/12/2010 7:50:23 PM PST by Free ThinkerNY
WASHINGTON With much of his legislative agenda stalled in Congress, President Obama and his team are preparing an array of actions using his executive power to advance energy, environmental, fiscal and other domestic policy priorities.
Mr. Obama has not given up hope of progress on Capitol Hill, aides said, and has scheduled a session with Republican leaders on health care later this month. But in the aftermath of a special election in Massachusetts that cost Democrats unilateral control of the Senate, the White House is getting ready to act on its own in the face of partisan gridlock heading into the midterm campaign.
We are reviewing a list of presidential executive orders and directives to get the job done across a front of issues, said Rahm Emanuel, the White House chief of staff.
Any president has vast authority to influence policy even without legislation, through executive orders, agency rule-making and administrative fiat. And Mr. Obamas success this week in pressuring the Senate to confirm 27 nominations by threatening to use his recess appointment power demonstrated that executive authority can also be leveraged to force action by Congress.
Mr. Obama has already decided to create a bipartisan budget commission under his own authority after Congress refused to do so. His administration has signaled that it plans to use its discretion to soften enforcement of the ban on openly gay men and lesbians serving in the military, even as Congress considers repealing the law. And the Environmental Protection Agency is moving forward with possible regulations on heat-trapping gases blamed for climate change, while a bill to cap such emissions languishes in the Senate.
In an effort to demonstrate forward momentum, the White House is also drawing more attention to the sorts of actions taken regularly by cabinet departments without much fanfare.
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One good thing about executive orders is that the next president can completely overturn the orders.
It’s good to be the King!
Not satisfied with simply losing seats in November, The One wants to have a huge conflagration!
Abuse of Power
an impeachable offense.
He will sign Executive orders en masse to do an end run around Congress should his socialist agenda not break through the growing bottleneck.
I totally agree.
NYT article here:
IF, we can survive the next three years.
Bring it, Barry. Push that envelope...c’mon.
Can those be over ridden by congress in the future? Say 2011 with the new conservative majority? I hope.
Il Duce and Il Douchebag.
And we know how it all turned out for Mussolini.
three to seven years from now, once Obama’s influence on the courts and the bureaucracy fully sets in. The only thing good about Obama is that he’s scaring people into paying more attention to politics. The bad thing is that he’s distracting people away from some of the other examples of rot that have been eating away at the rest of the federal government and the country at large for decades now.
There will likely be no next president.
Assuming that we last long enough to have a 'next president.'
Everything I see from an economic, domestic and security policy basis of this gang of Chicago thugs and their lap dog majority in Congress is that the seem intent on destroying the nation, and doing it as quickly as possible.
I don't think they are 'stupid.' I think it's intentional, and even if some EO or group of them are blatantly Unconstitutional, it may be a moot since the Republic will be in ruins before the Supreme Court gets to hear a case.
Gulags for those that dare question his intentions. The Pharoah has spoken so let it be written so let it be done.
Has Obama learned nothing from the era of slavery in the US?
He is an Unconstitutional President and is therefore not bound by the constitution. He is going to do any damn thing he likes unless HE IS REMOVED FROM OFFICE as the Usurper he is.
Don’t wonder why he isn’t following the proper constitutional boundaries separating the powers! Don’t wonder for an instant how he is getting away with blatantly unconstitutional actions!
WE ARE SCREWED if that usurper remains in office.
AND HE KNOWS IT.
Not King, DICTATOR.
God forgive me, but I miss Clinton. At least we KNEW where his head was.
Dear God .. pray for relief .. quick, decisive relief
from this madness!
These pictures need to be made into posters with the word SOCIALIST/FASCIST/DICTATOR across the bottom. Then they need to be plastered all over the place like the obama/joker posters.
This man is a complete fool.
I’ve been pondering the same thing.
FUBO and your executive orders. You are the absolute worst president of all time and you will go down in history as that, and as a total laugingstock. Enjoy.
I think he is feeling cornered and is getting more dangerous.
Breathtaking = breaking
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It is quite common for US Presidents to issue executive orders that instruct federal agencies to promulgate administrative regulations in order to circumvent the legislative process in the US Congress altogether, though, as alluded to above, this can violate the US Constitution in a number of ways.
US Presidents are quite aware that US congressional politics can defeat or otherwise prevent the passage of legislation presidents deem politically important. In this regard, US Presidents have issued executive orders calling upon federal agencies, such as the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the United States Department of Energy (DOE), to issue administrative regulations where the political process of adopting congressional legislation necessary to implement multilateral environmental regulatory treaty obligations a president wishes for the US to assume would prevent US ratification of/accession to that treaty.
US Presidents, furthermore, may use an executive order or a presidential memorandum to ensure that federal courts abide by international tribunal rulings interpreting the provisions of an international treaty.
Perhaps, President Obama has in mind to pursue one or both of these uses of executive orders to ensure the US abides by any successor agreement to the Kyoto Protocol to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and by the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, even though the US has remained a non-party to both treaties for political reasons.
We knew where the smaller one was. With Monica!
After a bipartisan furor in Congress last year, Mr. Obama stopped issuing such signing statements, but aides said last month that he still reserves the right to ignore sections of bills he considers unconstitutional if objections have been lodged previously by the executive branch.
When he signs the first one, we all need to meet in D.C. with the torches and pitchforks and Inform him, we will no longer tolerate his thuggery!
And so it begins.
They rarely do. Each succeeding president for the most part retains the work of past presidents as they use them as precedent. The continuing evolution of the imperial; presidency. Notice how many executive orders Obama is reversing? Not many at all...
Obama has surrounded himself with radical nationalist socialists. Its our duty to rid America of them and their kind.
Obama has a passion for flipping the bird doesn’t he?